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English Usage 04

Fill in the blanks of the following sentences using the most appropriate words or words from among the options given below.
1. This is not the first time that the management has done some…………
(a) tough talk
(b) tough talking
(c) firm talk
(d) firm taking
2. In India the talent is prodigious, and it increase ………………
(a) each year
(b) year by year
(c) annually
(d) progressively
3. The present constitution will see ………… amendments but its basic structure will survive.
(a) much more
(b) many more
(c) too many more
(d) quite a few more
4. Taking risks, breaking the rules, and being a maverick have always been important for companies, but today, they are ……………….
(a) more crucial than ever
(b) more crucial
(c) much more crucial
(d) very crucial
5. Education is central because electronic networks and software driven technologies are beginning to …………… the economy barriers between nations.
(a) breakdown
(b) break
(c) crumble
(d) dismantle
6. Nordisk has recently ……………… a product called Glucometer.
(a) started
(b) commissioned
(c) launched
(d) begun
7. I had already published a novel and it was an unexpected success. I thought my ………….
(a) days were up
(b) chances were good
(c) lady luck was happy
(d) fortune was made
8. The neighbor grabbed the boy, and rolled him on the road to ……………… the flames.
(a) smother
(b) kill
(c) burn out
(d) fizz out
9. Sam asked me to keep his secret ……………
(a) secret
(b) in myself
(c) amongst us
(d) between us
10 Sometimes the greatest inventions …………… and idea of starting simplicity.
(a) stumbles upon
(b) hinge upon
(c) starves without
(d) lacks

Answer

1. (B) tough talking 2. (B) year by year
3. (B) many more 4. (A) more crucial than ever
5. (A) breakdown 6. (C) launched
7. (D) fortune was made 8. (A) smother
9. (D) between us 10. (B) hinge upon
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  1. anuj kumar tripathi

    last question should be
    sometimes the greatest inventions ………………….. an IDEA (NOT AND IDEA) of starting simplicity

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