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English Usage 02

Fill in the blanks of the following sentences using the most appropriate words or words from among the options given below.
1. Since her face was free of …………… there was no way to …………… if she appreciated what had happened.
(a) make-up, realize
(b) expression, ascertain
(c) emotion, diagnose
(d) scars, understand
2. In this context, the ………… of the British labor movement is particularly……………….
(a) affair, weird
(b) activity, moving
(c) experience, significant
(d) atmosphere, gloomy
3. Indian intellectuals may boast if they are so inclined of being ……………… to the most elitist among the intellectual ……………………… of the world.
(a) subordinate, traditions
(b) heirs, cliques
(c) ancestors, societies
(d) heir, traditions
4. Though one eye is kept on the ……………the company now also promotes ……………… contemporary art.
(a) present, experimental
(b) future, popular
(c) present, popular
(d) market, popular
5. It will take some time for many South Koreans to ……………………… the conflicting image of North Korea, let alone to………….what to make of their northern cousins.
(a) reconcile, decide
(b) understand, clarify
(c) make out, decide
(d) reconcile, understand
6. In these bleak and depressing times of ……………prices, non-performing governments and …………crime rates, Saurav Ganguly has given us Indians a lot to cheer about.
(a) escalating, increasing
(b) spiraling, booming
(c) spiraling, soaring
(d) ascending, debilitating
7. The manners and ……… of the nouveau riche of is a recurrent……… in the literature.
(a) style, motif
(b) morals, story
(c) wealth, theme
(d) morals, theme
8. Football evokes a ……… response in India compared to cricket, that almost ……….the nation.
(a) tepid, boiling
(b) lukewarm, electrifies
(c) turbid, fascinating
(d) apocryphal, genuinely fascinates
9. Social studies, science matters of health and safety, the very atmosphere of the classroom these areas are few of the ………for the ….……of proper emotional reactions.
(a) things, growth
(b) fertile, areas
(c) fertile fields, inculcation
(d) important areas, formation
10. When children become more experienced with words as visual symbols, they find that they can gain meaning without making ………………………sounds.
(a) aural
(b) audible
(c) vocal
(d) intelligible

Answer

1. (B) expression, ascertain 2. (C) experience, significant
3. (D) heir, traditions 4. (B) future, popular
5. (A) reconcile, decide 6. (C) spiraling, soaring
7. (D) morals, theme 8. (B) lukewarm, electrifies
9. (D) important areas, function 10. (B) audible
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