July 03, 2016

English Language: Fill in the Blanks Set - 3

Directions (Q. 1-10): Each question has 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. Even as the _____ elsewhere in the world are struggling to come out of recession, Indian consumers are splurging on consumer goods and to _____ this growth, companies are investing heavily in various sectors.

1) governments, measure
2) economies, meet
3) companies, counter
4) countries, inhibit
5) nation, inflict

2. According to the language experts, children should begin talking in their mother tongue rather than a foreign language which can _____ affect their comprehension abilities leading to serious language based _____ later in their lives.

1) appropriately, achievements
2) significantly, abilities
3) positively, issued
4) severely, advantages
5) adversely, problems

3. It is often the _____ that everyone agrees about objectives the disagreement _____ about exactly how they are to be achieved.

1) situation, talks
2) view, follows
3) case, arises
4) happening, matters
5) matter, projects

4. For the country as a whole more than half the population _____ regular electricity as connections to the national grid are _____ and generators are expensive.

1) lack, unenviable
2) deficient, dependable
3) want, running
4) requiring, fumy
5) short, faded

5. In our close relations it is easy to come _____ clever men and women, but _____ to find virtuous ones.

1) up, arduous
2) close, impossible
3) find, simpler
4) across, difficult
5) see, terrible

6. The central bank's concern over the external environment is valid, as is its _____ to allow a gentle _____ of the rupee and shut out volatility.

1) susceptibility, pull
2) appetite, backup
3) inclination, depreciation
4) impulse, reduction
5) preference, push

7) India is _____ for space in the global marketplace with other rising _____ and needs roboust energy supply to compete effectively.

1) squeezing, starts
2) bumping, dynamism
3) pushing, faculty
4) pressing, potential
5) jostling, powers

8. Journalism is a _____ for truth, a crusade to _____ injustice and wrong-doing.

1) quest, expose
2) search, optimise
3) product, limit
4) travesty, attack
5) boon, justify

9. In an effort to provide _____ for higher education to all, most of the universities have been providing education without adequate infrastructure, thus churning out _____ graduates every year.

1) policy, incompetent
2) opportunities, unemployable
3) chances, fresh
4) platform, capable
5) prospects, eligible

10. With women participation _____ sharply in the labour force over the past dacade, there is a need to improve _____ for them.

1) reducing, ways
2) steeping, excuses
3) stressing, circumstances
4) dipping, opportunities
5) withdrawing, convenience


Answers

1.     2
2.     5
3.     3
4.     1
5.     4
6.     3
7.     5
8.     1
9.     2
10.   4

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