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Words Commonly Confused in English Language - Part 2

Published on Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Directions : Select the right word between option A and B to fill in the blank. If both words seem right to you, select 'C' and if None of them is right, select 'D'.

1. Everyone made fun of him as his manner of speaking was ______________.
    (a) childlike
    (b) childish
    (c) Any one of these
    (d) None of these
         


 2. Lalitha was __________ for her objectionable remarks.
    (a) censured
    (b) censored
    (c) Any one of these
    (d) None of these
          

3. The __________ from kalka to shimla is very steep.
     (a) assent
     (b) ascent
     (c) Any one of these
     (d) None of these
             

4. Her remarks were not __________ to the occasion.
     (a) apposite
     (b) opposite
     (c) Any one of these
     (d) None of these
           

 5. He is a very famous _____________.
     (a) artisan
     (b) artist
     (c) Any one of these
     (d) None of these
          

6. You should __________ from telling lies.
     (a) refrain
     (b) abstain
     (c) Any one of these
     (d) None of these
          

7. Kanpur is an ___________ city.
    (a) industrious
    (b) industrial
    (c) Any one of these
    (d) None of these
         

8. This is a very _____________ book.
     (a) idle
     (b) ideal
     (c) Any one of these
     (d) None of these
          

 9. The princess had a very kind ______________.
     (a) hart
     (b) heart
     (c) Any one of these
     (d) None of these
            

10. We must ___________ to God daily.
      (a)  prey
      (b) pray
      (c) Any one of these
      (d) None of these
           

11. She has a very _____________ impression of the picture.
      (a) feint
      (b) faint
      (c) Any one of these
      (d) None of these
           

 12. You ___________ to do your duty.
      (a) ought
      (b) aught
      (c) Any one of these
      (d) None of these
             

13. She had very little time to _____________ votes.
      (a) canvass
      (b) canvas
      (c) Any one of these
      (d) None of these
             

14. The ___________ drops on the petals of the rose looked beautiful.
      (a) due
      (b) dew
      (c) Any one of these
      (d) None of these
             

15. This is not a _____________ surface.
       (a) plain
       (b) plane
       (c) Any one of these
       (d) None of these
            

Answers

1. childish
2. censured
3. ascent
4. apposite
5. artist
6. refrain
7. industrial
8. ideal
9. heart
10. pray
11. faint
12. ought
13. canvass
14. dew
15. plain

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