English Correction of Sentences and Fill in Blanks Practice for Competitive Exams

Directions (1-5): Pick out the most effective word/ phrase from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
1. He knelt at his side and comforted him with  ____ words.
a) harsh
b) silent
c) kind
d) cruel
e) flowers

2. A man who is perpetually_____ which of the two things he will do first, will do neither.
a) confuses
b) forced
c) orders
d) hesitating
e) enjoying

3. We cannot _____ of life without suitable environment.
a) live
b) buy
c) extract
d) dreams
e) think

4. He thought the boy ___ to benefit the blacksmith.
a) wants
b) wanting
c) desire
d) harm
e) loose

5. The fisherman gladly ____ up the baby and took it home.
a) loaded
b) picked
c) dragged
d) pushed
e) climb

Diretions (6-10) Read and find if there are any grammatical errors or not:
6. He is neither in 1)/ favour of arms race 2)/ or in favour of 3)/ simple nuclear disarmament. 4)/ No error 5)

7. Naturalisation is the 1)/ process by which 2)/ a immigrant becomes a citizen 3)/ of his new country.4)/ No error 5)

8. A high fat diet 1)/ not only increases the risks 2)/ of heart ailments 3)/ however also that of other disorders. 4)/ No error 5)

9. When two vowel 1)/ sounds occurs in direct succession, 2)/ the transition between them 3)/ is often difficult to make. 4)/No error 5)

10. The solutions is to 1)/ avoid the impasse altogether, 2)/ by taking a 3)/ slightly different route. 4)/ No error 5)

Answers with explanation:
  1. C
  2. D
  3. E
  4. A
  5. B
  6. (3) Neither .....nor is correct connectivity
  7. (3) An immigrant becomes is correct usage.
  8. (4) Not only followed by But also is correct.
  9. (2) Here the subject is plural (two vowel sounds) it will take plural verb.
  10. (1) One solution is correct usage.

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