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Fill in the Blanks : English Mania Series

Published on Sunday, March 06, 2016
Directions : Pick out the most effective word(s) from the given options to fill in the blanks and make each sentence meaningfully complete.

1. The rocket ___________ the target and did not cause any casualty.
    (a) sensed
    (b) recahed
    (c) missed
    (d) exploded
    (e) None of these

2. The frequent errors are a result of the student's _____________.
    (a) talent
    (b) smartness
    (c) carelessness
    (d) perception
    (e) None of these

3. I finally ____________ her to stay another day.
    (a) advised
    (b) persuaded
    (c) suggested
    (d) called
    (e) None of these

 4. Most of the people who ____________ the book exhibition were teachers.
    (a) witnessed
    (b) presented
    (c) conducted
    (d) attended
    (e) None of these

 5. I usually perform _____________ when nobody is watching me.
    (a) alone
    (b) good
    (c) better
    (d) hard
    (e) None of these

6. The officers are ___________ to regular transfers.
    (a) free
    (b) open
    (c) subject
    (d) available
    (e) None of these

7. Mumbai office ___________ a meeting of senior officials to discuss the high incidence of frauds.
    (a) attended
    (b) convened
    (c) reported
    (d) registered
    (e) None of these

8. Happiness consists in being ____________ what we have.
    (a) contented to
    (b) contented with
    (c) contented for
    (d) contented in
    (e) None of these

 9. I am fully ___________ the problems facing the industry.
    (a) alive with
    (b) alive to
    (c) alive for
    (d) alive on
    (e) None of these

10. You have no business to _____________ pain on a weak and poor person.
      (a) inflict
      (b) put
      (c) direct
      (d) force
      (e) None of these

11. The car we were travelling in _____________ a mile from home.
       (a) broke off
       (b) broke down
       (c) broke into
       (d) broke up
       (e) None of these

12. He lost confidence and ____________ of the deal at the last minute.
      (a) backed out
      (b) backed on
      (c) backed down
      (d) backed onto
      (e) None of these

13. There are ____________ parked outside than yesterday.
       (a) fewer cars
       (b) few cars
       (c) less cars
       (d) a small number of cars
       (e) None of these

14. Attention to detail is ____________ of a fine craftsman.
      (a) hallmark
      (b) stamp
      (c) seal of authority
      (d) authenticity
      (e) None of these

15. The matter would have become serious if ____________ action had not been taken.
       (a) hasty
       (b) fast
       (c) timely
       (d) unusual
       (e) None of these


1. missed
2. carelessness
3. persuaded
4. attended
5. better
6. subject
7. convened
8. contented with
9. alive to
10. direct
11. broke into
12. backed out
13. fewer cars
14. hallmark
15. timely

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