English: Odd Words for upcoming Exam Set 21

Directions : 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. a. The match ended at [A]/[B] in a draw.
    b. First I take an axe and pale [A]/[B] pail and go in search of water, if that be not a dream.
    c. The number of books stolen was [A]/[B] were forty.

    AAB
    ABA
    BAA
    BBA
    AAA
    Option D
    pale : light in colour or shade; containing little colour or pigment. pail = a bucket. The number is followed by a singular verb

     

  2. a. Amit takes pride for [A]/[B] in being an Indian.
    b. She wasn’t going to argue with ball [A]/[B] bawl in his presence.
    c. A lot of wood are [A]/[B] is needed to make the fire.

    AAA
    ABA
    BBB
    BAB
    BBA
    Option C
    bawl = shout or call out noisily and unrestrainedly.

     

  3. a. The old man died through [A]/[B] from negligence.
    b. But perchance it would be wisest never to put one’s paw [A]/[B] pae into it.
    c. A lot of furniture were [A]/[B] was there in there in the room.

    BBA
    BAB
    AAB
    BAA
    BBB
    Option C
    since “furniture ” is a singular so verb “singular” is apt. paw = an animal’s foot having claws and pads.

     

  4. a. They congratulated him for [A]/[B] on winning the prize.
    b. Ava’s tangley locks always ended up in a huge not [A]/[B] knot, even if she brushed it several times a day.
    c. The goods has [A]/[B] have been sent to the godown.

    ABA
    BAB
    BBB
    BBA
    BAA
    Option C

     

  5. a. They are working on [A]/[B] at a plantation.
    b. Antelope of any kind are now scarce; a few white-tailed gnu [A]/[B] new are preserved.
    c. The mother with her daughters has [A]/[B] have left the village.

    BAB
    ABA
    AAB
    BBA
    AAA
    Option B
    subject is “the mother” which so, “has” is used.

     

  6. a. The couple are at [A]/[B] in the circus.
    b. A flea [A]/[B] flee can retain the plague bacilli alive for seven or eight days.
    c. Neither they nor their headmaster are [A]/[B] is guilty.

    AAB
    BAB
    BBA
    AAB
    ABA
    Option A
    With “neither…nor” “either….or” verb agrees with the second subject.

     

  7. a. I came upon him in [A]/[B] by accident.
    b. She knew he could heal [A]/[B] heel people.
    c. None of the candidates have [A]/[B] has passed.

    ABA
    BBB
    AAB
    BAB
    AAA
    Option D

     

  8. a. Uncle goes to office by [A]/[B] on his scooter.
    b. Family members began to sob and whale [A]/[B] wail as their loved one was laid to rest during the funeral.
    c. “Tales from Tagore” is [A]/[B] are a nice collection of stories.

    ABA
    AAB
    BAA
    BBA
    BAB
    Option D
    wail = a prolonged high-pitched cry of pain, grief, or anger.

     

  9. a. Eggs are sold by [A]/[B] at dozen.
    b. It can be hard to understand the horse [A]/[B] hoarse whispers of a sick friend.
    c. The woods have [A]/[B] has been cut.

    AAA
    ABA
    ABB
    BAB
    BBB
    Option C
    hoarse= (of a person’s voice) sounding rough and harsh, typically as the result of a sore throat or of shouting.

     

  10. a. I haven’t seen you since [A]/[B] for a week.
    b. Letting out a shrill wine [A]/[B] whine, the car engine sounded like it needed a tune-up.
    c. Little do [A]/[B] would you understand my problem.

    ABB
    BBA
    BAB
    AAB
    BBB
    Option B
    whine = a long, high-pitched complaining cry.

     




 

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