Directions (1-15): In each of the following questions, a sentence is given with a blank. There are five words given below each sentence. Choose the phrases among the five options that suitably fits the given blank.
Q1. I have to —- my notes once again to make sure I have learned all important details before the exam.
(a) stand for
(b) put up with
(c) take after
(d) pull down
(e) go over
Q2. My check-up results indicate that I have to —- all my bad habits at once.
(a) keep on
(b) let down
(c) give up
(d) put across
(e) bring up
Q3. We haven’t been able to decide on who is going to —- our baby while we are on the business trip next week.
Q4. Today, there is a tendency in our culture to —- the people who haven’t been to a university.
(d) look down on
Q5. The soldier will be brought to trial because he is thought to have —- state secrets to the enemy.
Q6. In order not to lose its market share, our company must —- the latest technological developments.
(e)keep up with
Q7. It is obvious that the new law has —- some revolutionary changes in the current tax system but there are still some points to be revised.
Q8. If it weren’t for the loan I got from the bank, it would have been impossible for me to —- my own business.
Q9. Though he loved his fiancée very much, the boy acted in accordance with his parent’s wishes and —- with her.
(a) set out
Q10. The fact that the inflation rate has —- in recent months indicates that the government isn’t following a reliable economic policy
(b)come down with
(c) given off
Q11. I will buy this bag since it is exactly what I have been —-.
(e) looking for
Q12. As we have been informed that the weather will get worse soon, we have decided to —- the tennis match.
(e) hand out
Q13. Before —- for Los Angeles, it is urgent that I get my car serviced today.
Q14. I am trying to —- from my roommate since I don’t want him to be infected as I am.
Q15. A lot of plant and animal species are in danger of — at the moment.
S1. Ans. (e)
Sol. Go over: consider, examine, or check (something).
S2. Ans. (c)
Sol. Give up: to stop doing or having something
S3. Ans. (d)
Sol. Look after: to be responsible for or to take care of somebody/something/yourself
S4. Ans. (d)
Sol. Look down on: to think that you are better than somebody
S5. Ans. (b)
Sol. Give away: to make known something that somebody wants to keep secret
S6. Ans. (e)
Sol. Keep up with: to learn about or be aware of the news, current events, etc.
S7. Ans. (a)
Sol. Bring about: to make something happen
S8. Ans. (a)
Sol. Set up: to create something or start it
S9. Ans. (d)
Sol. Break up: to come to an end
S10. Ans. (d)
Sol. Gone up: if the price of something, the temperature, etc. goes up, it becomes higher
S11. Ans. (e)
Sol. Look for: to hope for something; to expect something; Search something
S12. Ans. (b)
Sol. Put off: to cancel a meeting or an arrangement that you have made with somebody
S13. Ans. (e)
Sol. Set off: to begin a journey
S14. Ans. (b)
Sol. Keep away: to avoid going near somebody/something
S15. Ans. (a)
Sol. Die out: to stop existing
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