English Language: Fill in the Blanks Set – 1


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) Liberalisation has removed all the legal ______ and ______ flood gates to multinational companies.

1) obstacles, guarded

2) hurdles, awarded

3) barriers, opened

4) battles, threw

5) manipulation, closed

2) Owing to the slowdown in growth, real-estate developers have______ different strategies from cutting their debts and repaying banks to _____ new projects.

1) implemented, founded

2) adopted, launching

3) merged , introduce

4) actively, create

5) relised, admit

3) Every third person visiting a doctor happens to _____ from a clinical or psychological disorder _____ with temblors.

1) sick, related

2) ail, regarding

3) experience, connected

4) suffer, associated

5) agonise, respect

4) At present mutual funds provide _____ information to customers but if more data is provided customers will perhaps be able to make ______ decisions.

1) primary, completely

2) limited, better

3) inadequate, perfect

4) most, any

5) partial, worthwhile

5) Owners of private hostels located in residential ares are not only _____ taxes but are also functioning whimsically in the ______ of any regulatory body.

1) paying, presence

2) checking, dearth

3) evading, absence

4) avoiding, front

5) destroying, life

6) His  _____ contribution to the tsunami relief fund was _____ by his staff members.

1) generous, appreciated

2) mearge, admired

3) negligible, sanctioned

4) spontaneous, nullified

5) noteworthy, improved

7) Due to the _______ number of swine- flu cases in the district, the health department has decided to spread _____ about the disease.

1) raising, alertness

2) high, ability

3) increasing, awareness

4) prolonged, understanding

5) populated, knowledge

8) Three unknown assailants _____ on motorcycles and opened _____ barely a few metres from where the actor was shooting.

1) came, shooting

2) approached, hitting

3) rode, rounds

4) arrived, fire

5) climbed, shots

9) The main reason youth unemployment has _____ in the region is the depth of the recession in these countries and the chances of improvement are _____ unless governments kick-start their economies.

1) risen, visible

2) fallen, negligible

3) soared, remote

4) grown, create

5) collapsed, much

10) The police _____ in _____ a car theft case within a matter of two hours of registration of the complaint.

1) succeeded, cracking

2) achieved, solving

3) famed, arresting

4) victorious, catching

5) failed, assigning

Answers

1) –  3

2) –  2

3) –  4

4) –  2

5) –  3

6) –  1

7) –  3

8) –  4

9)  – 3

10) –  1

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