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.
- 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.AABABABAABBAAAAOption D
pale : light in colour or shade; containing little colour or pigment. pail = a bucket. The number is followed by a singular verb
- 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.AAAABABBBBABBBAOption C
bawl = shout or call out noisily and unrestrainedly.
- 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.BBABABAABBAABBBOption C
since “furniture ” is a singular so verb “singular” is apt. paw = an animal’s foot having claws and pads.
- 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.ABABABBBBBBABAAOption C
- 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.BABABAAABBBAAAAOption B
subject is “the mother” which so, “has” is used.
- 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.AABBABBBAAABABAOption A
With “neither…nor” “either….or” verb agrees with the second subject.
- 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.ABABBBAABBABAAAOption D
- 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.ABAAABBAABBABABOption D
wail = a prolonged high-pitched cry of pain, grief, or anger.
- 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.AAAABAABBBABBBBOption C
hoarse= (of a person’s voice) sounding rough and harsh, typically as the result of a sore throat or of shouting.
- 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.ABBBBABABAABBBBOption B
whine = a long, high-pitched complaining cry.