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English Model Questions – 21

1. Salina plays ____ violin

(a, an, the) ?


2. His cousins, with their father ___ coming

(is, was, are) ?


3. In spite of repeated failure, he did not give ____ his attempt

(on, in, up) ?


4.____ living dog is better than a dead lion

(a, an, the) ?


5. She would get the job if she _____

(tried, will tried, has tried) ?


6. Vimal is displeased ___ his wife

(on, by, with) ?


7. This book deals ____ all topics of Malayalam grammar

(in, at, with) ?


8. She is coming ___ car

(in, on, by) ?


9. The collective noun for ‘judges’

(team, chain, bench)?


10. “In toto” means

(heart, entirely, fully) ?


11. If you had telephoned, I _____ to your school

(will come, would come, would have come)?


12. India will be the largest economy by 2017 ____ China and the USA

(for, after, since) ?


13. I feel good, I __ very well last night

(slept, was sleeping, have slept) ?


14. This is ____ boy that once brought _____ dog to class

(a,an .. the,a .. a,a) ?


15. The Supreme Court _____ the decision of the lower court

(set on, set aside, set out) ?


Answers

1. the 2. are 3. up 4. a 5. tried 6. with 7. with 8. by 9. bench 10. entirely 11. would have come 12. after 13. slept 14. the,a 15. set aside

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English Model Questions – 20

1. I ____ drive a bus when I was thirteen

(can, could, might) ?


2. It was raining when I ____ school yesterday

(reached, has reached, had reached)


3. He often ___ late

(come, came, comes) ?


4. She is accustomed to ____ her what she thinks

(tells, told, telling)?


5. Shut your mouth, ____

(can you, can’t you, don’t you) ?


6. The audience _____ silent

(was, were, have) ?


7. The teacher had great confidence ____ his student

(in, on, about) ?


8. She _____ his parents has come

(as long as, as soon as, as well as) ?


9. The animal of a particular region is called

(faana, faun, fauna)?


10. Synonym of “weak”

(fame, feeble, fair) ?


11. A pair of scissors ____ to be bought today

(is, am, are) ?


12.The orator and poet ____ dead

(as, was, were) ?


13.Mr. George is ___ European

(a, an, the) ?


14. He died ____ overeating

(of, on, from) ?


15. ____ lotus is a lovely flower

(a, an, the) ?


Answers:

1. could 2. reached 3. comes 4. telling 5. can’t you 6. was 7. in 8. as well as 9. fauna 10. feeble 11. is 12. was 13. a 14. from 15. the

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English Model Questions – 19

1. Let’s go, ……….

(do we, shall we, don’t we) ?


2. Hundred miles ……. not a great distance

(is, am , are) ?


3. Ab intifio means ?


4. Thomas married a girl who was taller …… his sister

(an, than, to) ?


5. The opposite of the word ‘chaos’

(Order, Concept, Miracle) ?


6. Raju as well as his parents …….. abroad

(has gone, have gone, had gone) ?


7. Raju is the _ boy in his class

(taller, tall, tallest) ?


8. This is the matter ………………..I am proud

(which, of which, that)?


9. The antonym of ‘barbarian’ is ?


10. Each of us ……. given a prize

(have, has, had) ?


Answers

1. shall we 2. is 3. from the beginning 4. to 5. Order 6. has gone 7. tallest 8. of which 9. civilized 10. has

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English Model Questions – 18

1. I want …… visit a person

(the, in, to)?


2. I’m afraid that the soup is ……. Cold

(more, most, rather) ?


3. My mother went …… hospital to visit my grandfather yesterday

(the, in, to)?


4. I am familiar _ this locality

(with, in, at)?


5. The police ……… arrested him

(have, has, had) ?


6. We____each other for five years

(have known, known, know) ?


7. He …… in the middle of the speech

(put up, went down, broke out)?


8. Gold is …….. Useful metal

(a, an, the) ?


9. The feminine gender of ‘nephew’ is ?


10. I …… a good breakfast today

(have, has, had) ?


Answers

1. to 2. rather 3. the 4. with 5. have 6. have known 7. broke out 8. a 9. niece 10. had

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English Model Questions – 17

1. She is the one __ we can trust

(who, which, whom) ?


2. I could not…..the meaning of what he said

(Make off, Make away, Make out) ?


3. He was leaning…. the wall

(Towards, Against, With) ?


4. Kick the bucket means

(To boast, To die, To be lazy) ?


5. The meeting is scheduled __ Friday evening

(in, on, at) ?


6. Two prisoners……..from jail

( Got up, Got away, Got across) ?


7. He is __ honorable man

(a, an, the) ?


8. One of my colleagues…..attended the seminar

(is, has, have) ?


9. Kitten is the young one of _____

(Cat, Horse, Tiger) ?


10. “Jargon” means

(Discordant sound, Specialized language, Judgment) ?


Answers

1. whom 2. Make out 3. Towards 4. To die 5. on 6. Got away 7. an 8. has 9. Cat 10. Specialized language

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Idioms 

A bolt from the blue         : Unexpected incident

A stone through                : Short distance

A chip on your shoulder   : Being upset about something that happened in past

A slap on the wrist            : Very mild punishment

Add fuel to the fire           : To worsen a situation

A wolf in sheep clothing  : A person who cannot be trusted

Against the clock             : As fast as possible before a deadline

All Greek to me               : Something which cannot be understood

An arm and a leg             : Very expensive

An axe to grind                : To have a dispute with someone

At the eleventh hour        : At the last moment

At the drop a hat              : Showing readiness

At one’s wit’s end             : Not knowing what to do

At sixes and sevens          : In utter disorder

Baker’s dozen                   : Thirteen

Beat a dead horse             : To force an issue that has already ended

Beating around the bush  : Avoiding the main topic

Bite your tongue              : To avoid talking

Blue moon                         : A rare event

Burn the candle at both ends : Exhaust ones physical or mental resources by over work

Burn one’s fingers              : Get oneself into trouble

Call a spade a spade           : Speak frankly

Cock and bull story            : Unbelievable story

Come off with flying colors : Highly successful

Cry over split milk             : Regret over past action

Dark horse                          : Unexpected winner

Dutch courage                    : Courage shown after become drunk

Eat humble pie                   : Become humble after ill luck

Fish in trouble water          : Make profit when others in trouble

Flesh and blood                  : To refer someone’s family

Get your walking papers    : To be fired

Good Samaritan                  : Person helping others without any expectation

Greasing the palm               : Bribing

Head over heals                   : With great joy

Hold your horse                   : Be patient

In high spirit                        : Very happy

To keep one’s eyes               : To be extremely watchful

Keep body and soul together : Money in order to live comfortably

Keep the wolf from the door : Avoid starvation

Kick the bucket                      : Die

Leave no stone upturned        : Do everything one can

Lend an ear to                        : Listen patiently

Let sleeping dogs lie              : Not to restart a dispute

Let the cat out of the bag       : Make something public

Like a chicken with its head cut off : To act madly

Make both ends meet             : Struggle to live with limited income

Mum’s the word                     : Close one’s mouth and utter no word

Nip in the bud                        : To prevent something from developing

On the fence                           : Something yet to be decided

Over the top                            : Exorbitant

Pick up your ears                    : Pay attention

Pipe down                               : To shut up or be quiet

Queer fish                               : Strange person

Queer the pitch                       : Ruin a plan

Sell for a song                         : At a very low price

Smell a rat                               : To sense a danger in advance

Southpaw                                : Left-handed person

Storm in tea cup                      : Unimportant event

Swan song                               : Last performance

Tie the knot                             : To get married

Till the cows come home        : Very late

To steal someone’s thunder     : Claim someone’s achievement

Tongue in cheek                      : A harmless joke

Use your loaf                           : Act sensibly

Wet blanket                              : Useless person


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English Model Questions – 16

1. You…. Cross the road when the lights are red

(Must, Must not, Need not) ?


2. When he was about to be arrested he…… the police

(Went for, Went to, Went in)


3. You will get high marks if you _________

(worked hard, had worked hard, work hard) ?


4. Opposite of “Advance”

(Remain, Repel, Retreat) ?


5. The number of soldiers killed in the war ___ not large

(Was, were, is) ?


6. Hobson’s choice means

(The best choice, The last choice, Option of taking one offered or nothing) ?


7. Though he worked hard…. He failed

(When, Yet, Than) ?


8. Neither of the students knew the answer,________

(Do they?, Did they?, Didn’t they?) ?


9. Synonym of “Profuse”

(Plan, lavish, Clear) ?


10. Find out the correct spelling

(Lieutenant, Lieutenent, Leiutanant) ?


11. He ______know the right answer

(don’t, doesn’t, didn’t) ?


12. He has a deep distrust…… his neighbors

(To, By, Of) ?


13. Benevolence means

(happy, kindness, cruelty) ?


14. She…. to India six years ago

(Came, Has come, Was come)


15. I ___ playing tennis with Paise for a week now

(Played, have been playing, was playing) ?


Answers

1. Must not 2. Went for 3. work hard 4. Retreat 5. is 6. Option of taking one offered or nothing 7. Yet 8. Did they? 9. lavish 10. Lieutenant 11. doesn’t 12. Of 13. kindness 14. Came 15. have been playing

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Collective Nouns

Rabbits       – Bury

 

Birds                          – Flock\flight

 

Peacocks     – Muster

 

Pigeons\Insects           – Flight

Owl             – Parliament

 

Parrot                          – Company

Bears           – Sloth

 

Bats\Ants                    – Colony

Fox              – Skulk

 

Dogs\Hounds\Wolves  – Pack

Asses\Buffaloes\Cattle\Cow\Deer\Elephant\Giraffe\Goat – Herd

Sparrow        – Host

 

Duck\Camel\Sheep     – Flock

Horses          – Team

 

Chicken\Hen                – Brood

Lions            – Pride

 

Kangaroos\Monkeys    – Troop

Puppies         – Litter

 

Rats\Bees\Flies             – Swarm

Snakes         – Den

 

Fish                              – School\Shoal

Journalists   – Scoop

 

Frogs                            – Colony\Army

Girls             – Giggle

 

Actors\Players              – Company

Directors       – Board

 

Artists\Dancers\Performers – Troupe

Senators         – House

 

Experts\Jurymen          – Panel

Musicians      – Orchestra

 

Singers                          – Choir

Police             – Posse

 

Judges\Magistrates       – Bench

Robbers          – Band

 

Ladies\Beauties           – Bevy

Sailors             – Crew

 

Laborers\Thieves\Prisoners  – Gang

Tourists           – Flock

 

Soldiers             – Brigade\Squad\Company

Advisers         – Council

 

King                  – Line\Dynasty

Car\Ships       – Fleet

 

Bananas             – Bunch\Hand

Eggs               – Clutch

 

Arrows               – Volley\Sheaf

Stack               – Corn

 

Flowers               – Bouquet\Bunch

Grain               – Sheaf

 

Grapes                 – Bunch\Cluster

Stories             – Anthology

 

Trees                   – Forest\Grove

Shoes              – Pair

 

Stars                    – Galaxy\Constellation\Cluster

Boats               – Flotilla

 

Bullets                 – Hail\Volley

Hair                 – Lock

 

News                    – Budget

Scouts             – Troop

 

Stones                  – Heap

Younger Ones

Ant       : Antling

 

Camel      : Calf, foal

Ape      : Infant

 

Bird     : Nestling\Chick

Bat       : Pup

 

Butterfly  : Caterpillar

Bear     : Cub

 

Deer        : Calf, Fawn, Kid

Whale  : Calf

 

Donkey   : Foal, Colt, Filly

Buffalo\Bull\Cattle\Elephant\Giraffe\Hippo\Rhino\Yak\Cow  : Calf

Cat           : Kitten

 

Cock        : Cockerel

Dog         : Puppy

 

Duck       : Duckling

Eagle       : Eaglet

 

Fish         : Fry, Minnow

Frog        : Tadpole

 

Fox         : Cub, Kit, Pup

Gorilla    : Infant

 

Hen          : Pullet, Chick

Goat        : Kid

 

Goose      : Gosling

Horse\Zebra : Foal, Colt (Male), Filly (Female)

Kangaroo : Joey

 

Lion\Tiger\Wolf : Cub, Whelp

Leopard   : Cub

 

Mosquito : Nymph, Tumbler

Owl         : Owlet

 

Ox           : Calf, Slot

Peacock   : Chick

 

Pig           : Piglet, Pigling

Rat          : Pup

 

Rabbit     : Bunny, Kitten, Kit

Shark      : Cub

 

Sheep      : Lamb

Snake      : Snakelet

 

Spider     : Spiderling


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English Model Questions – 15

1. You…. Cross the road when the lights are red

(Must, Must not, Need not) ?


2. When he was about to be arrested he…… the police

(Went for, Went to, Went in)


3. You will get high marks, if you _________

(worked hard, had worked hard, work hard) ?


4. Opposite of “Advance”

(Remain, Repel, Retreat) ?


5. The number of soldiers killed in the war ___ not large

(Was, were, is) ?


6. Hobson’s choice means

(The best choice, The last choice, Option of taking one offered or nothing) ?


7. Though he worked hard…. He failed

(When, Yet, Than) ?


8. Neither of the students knew the answer,________

(Do they?, Did they?, Didn’t they?) ?


9. Synonym of “Profuse”

(Plan, lavish, Clear) ?


10. Find out the correct spelling

(Lieutenant, Lieutenent, Leiutanant) ?


11. He ______know the right answer

(don’t, doesn’t, didn’t) ?


12. He has a deep distrust…… his neighbors

(To, By, Of) ?


13. Benevolence means

(happy, kindness, cruelty) ?


14. She…. to India six years ago

(Came, Has come, Was come)


15. I ___ playing tennis with Paise for a week now

(Played, have been playing, was playing) ?


Answers

1.  Must not 2. Went for 3. work hard 4. Retreat 5. is 6. Option of taking one offered or nothing 7. Yet 8. Did they? 9. lavish 10. Lieutenant 11. doesn’t 12. Of 13. kindness 14. Came 15. have been playing

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Foreign Words and Phrases

An initio                  : From the beginning

Ad valorem             : According to the value

Adhoc                     : Arranged for special purpose, temporarily

Aide-de-camp        : Military assistant

Alias                       : Otherwise

Alma mater            : The university or school that a person once attended

Alter ego                : Intimate friend

Alumni                  : Old students of an institution

Anno Domini        : In the year of our Lord

Beau monde          : High society

Bete noire              : Something or someone particularly disliked

Bon vivant             : A person who lived luxuriously and enjoys good food and drinks

Bon voyage           : Have a pleasant journey

Bona fide               : In good faith, genuine

Carte blanche        : Unrestricted power to act on one’s own

Caveat emptor       : Let the buyer beware

Coup d’etat            : An abrupt change of government by force

Coup de grace       : Finishing Blow

De facto                : In fact, whether by right or not

De jure                  : According to law

Detenu                  : Prisoner

Deus ex machina  : A contrived device to resolve a situation

Dies non                : A day on which no legal business is done

Dramatic personae: Characters in a drama

En bloc                  : Whole sale, completely

En masse               : In a body

En route                 : On the way

Ex post facto          : Retroactively, after the deed is done

Ex-gartia                : As an act of grace

Ex-officio               : By virtue of one’s office

Exparte                   : One-sided

Faux pas                 : A social blunder

Impasses                 : Deadlock

In camera                : In private

Inter alia                  : Among other things

Intoto                       : Entirely

Ipso facto                 : By the fact itself

Laissez faire            : In the state of being free from government control

Lingua franca          : Language adopted for local communication

Locus standi            : Right to interfere

Magnum opus          : Great literary undertaking

Mala fide                  : With a bad intention

Modus operandi       : The mode of working

Mutatis mutandis     : With necessary changes

Nom de plume         : Pen name

Nota bene                : Note well, Take notice

Par excellence         : Superb

Per capita                : Per head

Persona non grata   : Unacceptable person

Prima facie              : At first sight, clear and evident

Pro bono                  : Done or donated without charge

Quid pro quo           : Something for something

Sine die                   : Without any definite date

Status quo               : The existing stage

Sub judice               : Before the judge or court

Sui generis              : Unique

Tete-a-tete               : A confidential conversation

Ultra vires               : Beyond one’s power

Via                          : On the way to

Vice versa               : The order of being reversed

Vis-s vis                  : Face to face


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