Directions (1-5): In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.
Q1. The sparrows took no __________ the bread.
(a) notice of
(b) notice about
(c) notice from
(d) notice to
Sol. notice of. Preposition ‘of’ is correct.
Q2. He shows great ability __________ mathematics.
Sol. Preposition ‘in’ is correct.
Q3. There __________ any message from my teacher, since she moved to London.
(c) hasn’t been
(d) hadn’t been
Sol. Present perfect verb ‘hasn’t been’ is correct.
Q4. May I give you __________ advice?
Sol. ‘some advice’ is correct.
Q5. The burger giant _______________ its year-end store count in a newspaper article last month.
Sol. disclose (verb): make (secret or new information) known. hence, disclosed is correct word choice.
Directions (6-7): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
Sol. strife: angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict.
Sol. repulsive: arousing intense distaste or disgust.
Directions (8-10): In the following questions, groups of four words are given. In each group, one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.
Sol. Definitely is correct spelling.
Sol. Cemetery is correct spelling.
Sol. Recession is correct spelling.