English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 150

Directions(1-5):In each of the following questions, a sentence is given with a part missing. Out of the remaining options choose the one that provides the filler that suits the context most appropriately and is grammatically correct.

  1. The best way to do this _________________bring domestic fuels under the purview of the goods and services tax.
    I. May have been to
    II. Might been to
    III. Might be to
    Only II
    Only I and II
    Only III
    Only II and III
    None of these
    Option C
    We are suggesting a possible solution, thus we use the word ‘might’. Also the verb has to be in simple or base form, i.e. ‘be’.

     

  2. Corporate law in India must allow Indian start-ups ____________ with differential voting rights, to enable them to tap foreign capital and yet retain control.
    I. To issue shares
    II. Issuing bonds
    III. To invest
    Only II and III
    All I, II and III
    Only I
    Only III
    None of these
    Option C
    Option II can be ruled on the basis of grammatical error. Option III makes for a contextually incorrect choice. Investing ‘with voting rights’ does not make any sense here.

     

  3. The NationalCompany Law Tribunal too ___________________the rules to ensure that they are not “misused or misinterpreted” by resolution professionals.
    I. Wants a feedback to
    II. Wants a review of
    III. Wants a report of
    Only II
    Only II and III
    Only I
    All I, II and III
    None of these
    Option B
    The National Company Law Tribunal too wants a review / report of the rules to ensure that they are not “misused or misinterpreted” by resolution professionals.
    Review & report are synonyms and thus either of them can be used.
    Option I is grammatically and contextually incorrect.

     

  4. In tandem, the government should open up the retail market, ___________________ transport and storage infrastructure, so that competition would take the flab out of the retail business.
    I. Provide facility for
    II. To provide wider outlook in
    III. Providing open access to
    Only II and III
    Only III
    Only I
    Only I and III
    None of these
    Option B
    In order to make the sentence meaningful, no other option fits best except III, as it doesn’t brea the flow and meaning of the statement that it tries to convey.
    It also follows the verb-tense consistency.
    ‘To provide wider outlook’ does not continue the actual meaning of the statement and breaks the consistency.

     

  5. The government is _____________________ to permit Indian entrepreneurs to raise funds without losing control.
    I. Reportedly exploring ways
    II. Presumably exploring ideas
    III. Perhaps analysing means
    Only II and III
    Only I
    Only I and II
    All I, II and III
    None of these
    Option E
    All the options can fit well in the blank and make the sentence meaningfully complete, without changing the meaning of the statement.
    Reportedly / presumably / perhaps all mean the same thing, i.e. something being reported, that is
    not definitely true. Similarly, analysing / exploring and way/ means are synonyms.

     

  6. Directions(6-10):In each sentence below, there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence some pairs of words are given. Pick out the most appropriate pair to fill in the blanks in the same order, to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

  7. More than 1,70,000 people have taken _____, _____ 121 relief camps.
    shelter, in
    house, in
    shelter, on
    rest, in
    None of these
    Option A
    Shelter is taken temporarily to protect oneself from danger or bad weather. And SHELTER is taken IN some place, Relief camps in this case.

     

  8. The chairperson expressed_____, ____ the prevalence of child labour.
    anxiety, over
    concern, on
    concern, over
    worry, over
    None of these
    Option C
    Concern means a worry about something. and CONCERN is used with Over / With / About.

     

  9. The law actually _____ the practice of child labour_____specifying (certain) works for which children below 14 years of age can be employed.
    promote, for
    promotes, by
    promotes, for
    promote, by
    None of these
    Option B
    Law is singular, hence singular verb promotes will be used. Anything is promoted BY using some means/medium. Here, the law is promiting something BY specifying a certain condition.

     

  10. Gem polishing has emerged _____ the ______ child labour-intensive industry in the country.
    as, bigger
    from, biggest
    as, strongest
    as, biggest
    None of these
    Option D
    Here AS is used as a preposition meaning ‘in the character of’. BIGGEST is the superlative used to stress on the magnitude that how substantial it is. STRONG shows strength and power, but here the stress is on enormousity, thus BIGGEST and not STRONGEST is the appropriate usage.

     

  11. Today Pranab Mukherjee will be _____ in _____ the 13 President of the Indian republic.
    sworn, as
    swear, as
    sworn, for
    sworn, from
    None of these
    Option A
    Because he is taking the post of the President, AS will be used. past participle of swear, SWORN will be used in the first blank.

     

 

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