Fill in the Blanks: Exercise-1



Directions: The following questions have two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.


  1. Though the country has, _______ free medical service for the poor, it is _______.

    1. stopped; unaffordable
    2. rendered; essential
    3. maintained; admirable
    4. favoured; appreciable
    5. instituted; inadequate


Answer: (e) instituted; inadequate

Solution: These are the best-suited words for the sentence.

  1. If India is _______ on protecting its resources, international business appears equally _______ to safeguard its profit.

    1. dreaded; fragile
    2. stubborn; weak
    3. bent; determined
    4. approaching; settled
    5. obsessed; prepared


Answer: (c) bent; determined

Solution: These are the best-suited words for the sentence.

  1. Obesity and uncontrolled diet _______ together to _______ the risk of liver disease in both men and women.

    1. act; increase
    2. result; aggravate
    3. taken; arrest
    4. put; heighten
    5. mix; lower


Answer: (a) act; increase

Solution: These are the best-suited words for the sentence.

  1. The blame game for the air tragedy is already in full _______ with the authorities involved making attempts to _______ themselves up.

    1. sway; defend
    2. view; try
    3. fledged; protect
    4. swing; cover
    5. roll; hide


Answer: (d) swing; cover

Solution: These are the best-suited words for the sentence.

  1. Human beings are biological _______ they need to struggle in order to _______.

    1. things; forward
    2. souls; back
    3. organisms; survive
    4. features; undone
    5. creatures; again


Answer: (c) organisms; survive

Solution: These are the best-suited words for the sentence.



  1. The actress is _______ that she will be spending her birthday with her husband and other _______ of the family.

    1. ecstatic; elements
    2. abject; sources
    3. confused; people
    4. mundane; partners
    5. thrilled; members


Answer: (e) thrilled; members

Solution: These are the best-suited words for the sentence.

  1. Steep hills and low rise traditional buildings that once _______ the mosque have in recent years given _______ to shopping malls and luxury hotels.

    1. befell; up
    2. encased; space
    3. beautified; forward
    4. hid; liberty
    5. surrounded; way


Answer: (e) surrounded; way

Solution: These are the best-suited words for the sentence.

  1. Scientific research has now _______ that a fish-rich diet can help _______ depression.

    1. established; react
    2. confirmed; curb
    3. released; combat
    4. revealed; accustom
    5. deepened; limit


Answer: (b) confirmed; curb

Solution: These are the best-suited words for the sentence.

  1. The actress who put on a lot of weight to effectively _______ the character she played in her film, looks like a _______ heroine now.

    1. depict; conventional
    2. pass; regular
    3. portray; more
    4. revolve; usual
    5. represent; absolute


Answer: (a) depict; conventional

Solution: These are the best-suited words for the sentence.

  1. Even as he ________ himself for his film debut, the comedian is _______ getting a taste of how some friendships in showbiz come with a price tag.

    1. prepares; favourably
    2. readies; allegedly
    3. locates; reportedly
    4. shows; apparently
    5. apportions; supposedly


Answer: (b) readies; allegedly

Solution: These are the best-suited words for the sentence.




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