English: Odd Words for upcoming Exam Set 10

Direction  : In each question below there are four statements. Each statement has pairs of words/phrases that are highlighted. From the highlighted word(s)/phrase(s), select the most appropriate word(s)/phrase(s) A or B to form correct sentences. Then choose the best option.

  1. i. He was too[A]/very[B] glad to see his friend.
    ii. The British commanders wrung[A]/rung[B] great sums from the church and the city as prize of war and price of good
    iii. Over time, heat will slowly leach[A]/leech[B] out.
    iv. The demonstration passed away[A]/passed[A] easily
    A) AAAB
    B) BABA
    C) BAAB
    D) AAAA
    E) BBBB
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    we use very when we mean to a very high degree; wrung =  squeeze and twist; leach out = drain out of something
  2. i. He is so intelligent that he can[A]/could[B] win the quiz competition.
    ii. A natural part of aging is becoming[A]/growing[B] more and more interested in the Weather Channel.
    iii. Who recommended[A]/referred[B] you to Dr. Arthurbot?
    iv. The criminal was able to elude[A]/allude[B] the police in the crowded mall.
    A) ABBB
    B) ABBA
    C) BABA
    D) ABAB
    E) AAAA
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    can = ability in the present; we usually reffer to doctor; elude = To evade 
  3. i. There’s always a lot of dough[A]/doe[B] to be gained in robbing a bank, but all of that money won’t mean a thing when you are taken to jail by the police
    ii. He came despite[A]/in spite[B] of his busy schedule
    iii. As Suresh spoke about his achievements, his high[A]/huge[B] claims amused.
    iv. He took daily vitamins to ensure[A]/insure[B] that he would remain healthy.
    A) AAAA
    B) BBBB
    C) AAAB
    D) ABAA
    E) BAAA
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    we never use “of” with despite; high claims is correct; ensure = make sure or certain
  4. i. Wynne was standing in the entry holding a trey[A]/tray[B]
    ii. To write regularly in[A]/for[B] pleasure is what she wants to do now.
    iii. She is bringing it in her pail[A]/pale[B]
    iv. Puller eased it open and did a turkey peek[A]/peak[B]
    A) ABAA
    B) BABB
    C) BBBB
    D) AAAB
    E) BBAA
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    trey = a playing card or dice with three spots; pail= bucket; peek = glance
  5. i.  Wine loosen[A]/looses[B] his tongue
    ii. It was a very pleasant place, not at all crowded like slew[A]/Slough[B].
    iii. Japan has hunted thousands of whales under the guise[A]/ guys[B] of.
    iv. It is probable[A]/ In all probability[B] he will not come back.
    A) BBBB
    B) BAAA
    C) AAAB
    D) ABAB
    E) BBAB
    View Answer
      Option E
    Explanation:
    looses is the singular form of loose; guise = semblance; in all probability= something very likely
  6. i. John told[A]/tells[B] me that he hasn’t done it yet.
    ii. he fowl[A]/foul[B] were out in the open, scratching about.
    iii.bawled[A]/balled[B], I had to call because my husband was at work.
    iv. Indian English has come of age and has been accepted as a legal[A]/legitimate[B] category as a world over.
    A) ABBA
    B) BAAB
    C) BBBB
    D) AAAA
    E) BABB
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      Option
    Explanation:
    tells = sentence is in indirect speech;  fowl = domestic cock or hen;  bawled = shout or call out noisily;
  7. i.Migrant workers can be seen working on many of the building places[A]/sites[B] in Gurgaon.
    ii. Grilling a steak[A]/stake[B] on the cabin porch
    iii. They considered Normandy to be merely a feint[A]/faint[B]
    iv. After they found the mother lode[A]/load[B] down in Virginia City and all those.
    A) BAAA
    B) AAAA
    C) BBAA
    D) AABB
    E) ABAB
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      Option A
    Explanation:
    feint= a deceptive or pretended blow; lode = a vein of metal ore in the earth.; steak = beef; site is a place where some work is in progress
  8. i. He looks up[A]/ at[B] his father.
    ii. When the clock struck six, I was[A]/had been[B] waiting here for an hour.
    iii. The floor upon which you walk is only as solid as the respect you cede[A]/seed[B] it.
    iv. Christianity has warred[A]/ward[B] against more than science.
    A) ABAB
    B) AABB
    C) BBBB
    D) ABAA
    E) AAAA
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    cede = give up; warred = battle; look up = to admire
  9. i. He found the spot quickly and pried[A]/pride[B]
    ii. Tel spoke grimly, a rime[A]/rhyme[B] of ice frosting his pale grey eyes.
    iii. He drives as if the road belongs[A]/belonged[B] to him.
    iv. He evade paying[A]/to pay[B] tax income.
    A) ABBA
    B) AAAA
    C) AABA
    D) BAAA
    E) BABA
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    evade can’t follow infinitive; belonged = past subjunctive; rime = frost; pried = enquired
  10. i. He grabbed the man from[A]/by[B] the overcoat.
    ii. I have been on the lam[A]/lamb[B] for three months now since I lost my job in August.
    iii. Maggie took a hot bath after she was[A]/ had been[B] working in the garden all afternoon.
    iv. This makes him lax[A]/lacks[B], more prone to break his rules.
    A) AABB
    B) BABA
    C) AAAB
    D) ABAB
    E) BBBA
    View Answer
      Option B
    Explanation:
    lax = careful; grabbed by is apt

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