English: Odd Words for upcoming Exam Set 17

Directions: In each question below there are three 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. a. Each of the pupils is/are sick.
    b. The man didn’t want to sit next to the woman with the baby because he was certain the infant would bawl/ball the entire flight.
    c. The poet compared the girl’s face with/to moon.

    AAB
    ABB
    BAB
    ABB
    None of these
    Option A
    bawl = shout or call out noisily and unrestrainedly.

     

  2. a. Every of the girls have/has attended the show.
    b. Truck drivers were asked to way/weigh their loads and report how much freight they were carrying.
    c. The situation is under/in control.

    ABA
    BBA
    BAA
    ABA
    None of these
    Option B
    weigh = find out how heavy (someone or something) is, typically using scales.

     

  3. a. None of the children are/is weak.
    b. Some people like to skip the last stare/stair when they are going down a set of them.
    c. The boy is ill at/with fever.

    AAA
    ABA
    BBB
    BBA
    None of these
    Option C
    stair = a set of steps leading from one floor of a building to another, typically inside the building.

     

  4. a. The water of the streams are/is sweet.
    b. The boy began to whimper groan/grown about going to school, making his parents suspect that something was not right.
    c. The situation is under/in control.

    AAB
    BAB
    BBB
    ABB
    None of these
    Option B
    groan = make a deep inarticulate sound conveying pain, despair, pleasure, etc.

     

  5. a. Fifty kilometers is/are not a long distance these days.
    b. One squirrel ran up the bough/bow of the oak tree, and the other squirrel grabbed for the acorn.
    c. The children went for/on picnic.

    BBA
    ABB
    BAB
    AAB
    None of these
    Option D
    bough = a main branch of a tree.

     

  6. a. The horse and carriage was/were at the door.
    b. After digging a 300-foot long trench, the water would travel down this route/root from the place where I first started digging and dumping it into the river.
    c. It rained for/from days together.

    AAB
    ABB
    AAA
    ABA
    None of these
    Option C
    route = a way or course taken in getting from a starting point to a destination.

     

  7. a. His clothing are/is very attractive.
    b. A sharp rap/wrap at the door startled the nervous housewife who wasn’t expecting any visitors.
    c. The children were freed from/of danger.

    AAB
    AAA
    ABB
    BAB
    None of these
    Option B
    RAP = strike (a hard surface) with a series of rapid audible blows, especially in order to attract attention.

     

  8. a. His poetry are/is very interesting.
    b. When the baseball crashed through the pain/pane, the father explained to his son how important it is to hit the ball away from the house.
    c. India lost from/to Pakistan.

    BBB
    BAA
    BBA
    ABA
    None of these
    Option A
    PANE = a separate defined area within a window for the display of, or interaction with, a specified part of that window’s application or output.

     

  9. a. The blind need/needs our help.
    b. As I walked down the street on the June day, I could hear the peal/peel of the wedding bells coming from the corner church.
    c. The girls gazed with/at the sight.

    ABB
    ABA
    AAB
    BAA
    None of these
    Option C
    peal = a loud ringing of a bell or bells.

     

  10. a. The Indians love/loves giving hospitality to the foreigners.
    b. After I was given the manuscript for my first title role in the play, I began to pore/pour over the script for hours.
    c. The boy was sad at/in heart.

    AAB
    AAA
    ABA
    BBA
    None of these
    Option B
    pore over = To examine, study,

     




 

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