English Vocabulary Exercise 7

Sentence completion tasks are very common in competitive exams. They require you to complete a sentence using a word or phrase from the given options. A good knowledge of grammar and vocabulary are absolutely essential to complete these tasks.

Each sentence has one or two blanks. Choose the word or set of words that best completes the sentences meaningfully.

1. He went to the library ……………………. to find that it was closed.

a) seldom

b) never

c) only

d) solely

2. The ties that bind us together are so ……………………. that they can disappear at any moment.

a) tentative

b) tenuous

c) consistent

d) restrictive

3. Her reaction to his proposal was ……………………. She rejected it ……………………..

a) inevitable, vehemently

b) subtle, violently

c) clever, abruptly

d) sympathetic, angrily

4. People who are …………………….. find it difficult to accept the belief that all men are equal regardless of their caste, race or religion.

a) emotional

b) fanatic

c) intolerant

d) liberal

Questions 5 – 9

Fill in the blanks by selecting the most appropriate word or phrase from the given options.

5. I met him only a week ……………………..

a) ago

b) before

c) back

d) since

6. She asked me …………………….

a) why are you angry

b) why am I angry

c) why I was angry

d) why was I angry

7. Even after repeated warnings, he ……………………. to office on time.

a) is never coming

b) never comes

c) never come

d) have never come

8. She told me that ……………………. someday.

a) she will like to visit France

b) she would like to visit France

c) she was liking to visit France

d) he is liking to visit France

9. Some people can ……………………. with even murder.

a) get on

b) get off

c) get away

d) get out

Answers

1. only; 2. tenuous (= weak); 3. inevitable, vehemently; 4. intolerant; 5. ago; 6. why I was angry; 7. never comes; 8. she would like to visit France; 9. get away

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