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In these multiple choice questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word / idiom / preposition to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

Fill in the Blanks - English Exercise

Question 1
He __ at his present job since the day a son was born to his brother.
A
has been working
B
will be working
C
was working
D
is working
Question 2
__ of rain has resulted in famine.
A
Relapse
B
Damage
C
Failure
D
Production
Question 3
It is natural __ human beings to make mistakes.
A
in
B
for
C
to
D
of
Question 4
Their intention __ suspicious.
A
were
B
are
C
look
D
was
Question 5
Many people reported __ a noise in the night.

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A
To have heard
B
To hear
C
Having heard
D
Been hearing
Question 6
I suggested that Priya __ walk on and try to get help.

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A
could
B
should
C
would
D
can
Question 7
I take interest __ film making.
A
to
B
in
C
on
D
for
Question 8
Most of the people in rural India are leading a __ existence.
A
pillar to post
B
hard up
C
make both ends meet
D
hand to mouth
Question 9
There is a disturbing nexus __ politics and sports in India.
A
among
B
between
C
by
D
with
Question 10
The worker used ____ to patch up the hole in the wall.
A
Soil
B
Cement
C
Grass
D
Sand
Question 11
I am displeased with him __ his carelessness.

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A
to
B
against
C
for
D
because
Question 12
At the last moment the university has __ the examinations
A
put of
B
put up with
C
put out
D
put off
Question 13
This book is __ to provide information on Indian history.
A
attributed
B
accepted
C
contributed
D
intended
Question 14
The President called upon politicians not to __ themselves with communal and parochial forces.
A
lope
B
align
C
counter
D
favour
Question 15
The main aim of Rural Development Programme is the __ of poverty

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A
abolition
B
decreasing
C
alleviation
D
wiping
Question 16
Mountain tops are covered __ snow.
A
with
B
by
C
from
D
in
Question 17
Hardly had I reached home __ it started raining.
A
than
B
then
C
and
D
when
Question 18
You must __ your career, with all seriousness

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A
manage
B
direct
C
follow
D
pursue
Question 19
It was a __ attack, nobody expected it
A
surprise
B
immediate
C
swift
D
sudden
Question 20
The essay __ far short of the required length.
A
fall
B
fallen
C
falls
D
falling
Question 21
I was delighted __ your success.
A
by
B
to
C
in
D
on
Question 22
The writer accuses the government __ resorting to violence.
A
for
B
with
C
on
D
of
Question 23
She made her stepson her __ to her large fortune.
A
here
B
heir
C
hare
D
hair
Question 24
We should never laugh __ the poor.
A
in
B
over
C
on
D
upon
Question 25
The boy was honest enough to __ that he had committed the mistake.
A
admit
B
oppose
C
warm
D
refuse
Question 26
Breakthroughs in science do not __ with a bang.
A
explode
B
happen
C
erupt
D
come
Question 27
His mother is __ old as my grandmother.
A
not
B
more
C
as
D
far
Question 28
In spite of his best efforts, he could achieve __ success.
A
little
B
a little
C
near
D
extraordinary
Question 29
The plot __ the queen was foiled by her loyal soldiers.
A
of
B
upon
C
at
D
against
Question 30
I am exhausted, let’s __ a day.
A
call off
B
call it
C
call at
D
call in
There are 30 questions to complete.
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