English: Word Usage Questions Set 22

Directions: A word is given followed by its usage in options. Find the option in which there is inappropriate usage of word.

  1. WORD
    A) He is a cheat; he always does back on his word
    B) He has given his words that he is coming to the marriage. 
    C) His secretary has sent word that she won’t come today.
    D) I was so moved that words fail me.
    E) None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    Word – a promise or assurance.
    Word – a command, password, or signal.
    In (B) – replace ‘words’ with assurance.
  2. TEAR
    A) The ball tore a hole in the glass.
    B) The government has ordered to tear down the illegal constructions.
    C) After a fierce struggle she tore herself from his clutches. 
    D) The speeding car was tearing the street.
    E) None of these
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       Option D
    Explanation:

    tear – pull (something) apart or to pieces with force.
    tear – make (a hole or split) in something by force.
    tear – come apart
    tear – move very quickly in a reckless or excited manner.
  3. SERVE
    A) He served time for infringement.
    B) The court served a notice on him.
    C) The movie served up a healthy entertainment.
    D) The commuters are well served by autos in the town.
    E) None of these
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       Option D
    Explanation:

    serve – perform duties or services for (another person or an organization).
    serve – present (food or drink) to someone.
  4. SAY
    A) The eager boy has plenty to say for himself.
    B) There is no saying what is going to happen.
    C) The doctor, seeing my weakness, said me to stay in bed.
    D) The employees wish to have their say in policy decisions.
    E) None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation:

    Replace ‘said’ with ‘told’
  5. REASON
    A) For some reasons she is not speaking to me.

    B) She must have her reasons; don’t compel her to tell the matter.
    C) This result gives us all the more reason for optimism.
    D) He doesn’t want to dismiss Krish for reasons best known to himself.
    E)  None of these
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       Option A
    Explanation:

    In (A), – For some ‘reason’ will be used.
    It is not known that how many reasons are there, so Reason will be used which means ‘at least 1 reason’
  6. TRUE
    A) My friend is always true to his word.
    B) After six months she started showing her true colour.
    C) He invented the first true steam-engine.
    D) Place this mirror here; it is out true there.
    E) None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation:

    Replace ‘colour’ by ‘colours’
  7. CONDITION
    A) The file was handed over to me under the condition that it would be returned in a week.
    B) They accompanied us on condition that we would bear the cost.
    C) On no condition would you divulge the secret.
    D) What a condition this room is in!
    E) None of these
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       Option D
  8. COME
    A) Success does not come cheap.
    B) Come this Sunday, we will have a party.
    C) I don’t know what came on me that I spoke so.
    D) How come you behaved so?
    E) None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    In (B) – Come this Saturday means – Coming Saturday
    In (C), Correct idiom is – come on to me
    ‘Come on to’ means – to happen onto someone or something.
  9. COLLECT
    A) In that unoccupied room dirt had collected in the corners.
    B) You must collect every stationery item from everyone present in the room.
    C) This questionnaire is an attempt to collect opinions across various quarters.
    D) He took just a few minutes to collect himself.
    E) None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    Collect is used for same king of things, like collecting pens, coins, etc.
  10. CLOUD
    A) Her face clouded over with anger.
    B) Moss has clouded my mirror.
    C) The integrity of the Minister is under clouds.
    D) The only cloud of suspicion on the horizon was that he might fall it.
    E) None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation:

    In (C) ‘Under a cloud’ is an idiom meaning – suspected of something.
    So ‘clouds’ cannot be used.

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  1. Always smile

    Option C
    Explanation:
    Replace ‘said’ with ‘told’
    plz gives ans in this form_/_…means tell correct also
    thanku az:)

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