General English

General English Exam Practice – 37

The chairman pulled a long face when the house did not accept the suggestions put forth by him

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I prefer the ……………. position to the former one.
a) later
b) last
c) latter
d) latest
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The Indirect form of – She remarked, “I am waiting for the prize distribution.”
a) She remarked that she was waiting for the prize distribution.
b) She remarked that I am waiting for the prize distribution.
c) She remarked that she is waiting for the prize distribution.
d) She remarked that she awaits the prize distribution.
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The war has ended, …..
a) isn't it
b) has it
c) hasn't it
d) hadn't it
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The chairman pulled a long face when the house did not accept the suggestions put forth by him.
a) looked disappointed
b) got annoyed
c) was agitated
d) made a quarrel
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Where is your book? he asked me. (Into Indirect Speech)
a) He asked me where was my book.
b) He asked me where my book was.
c) He asked me where my book is.
d) He asked me where my book has been
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Antonym of 'Éclat'
a) silence
b) disinterest
c) apathy
d) dullness
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Always speak the ……..
a) true
b) truly
c) truth
d) None of these
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The Synonym of 'Genuine'
a) Different
b) Unreal
c) Real
d) Virtual
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……….. his surprise, the door was open.
a) To
b) On
c) At
d) None of these
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Delhi is ……. capital of India.
a) a
b) the
c) an
d) now
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If I were a bird, …..
a) I will fly
b) I would fly
c) I would have flown
d) It would have flown
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He said the boy, “What is your plan?” The Indirect speech is:
a) He asked the boy what his plan was
b) He asked the boy what his plan is
c) He asked the boy what his plan had been
d) He asked the boy what his plan
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Which one of the following sentences is a simple sentence?
a) As my friend is now in Chennai, I shall go there to meet him.
b) My friend being now in Chennai, I shall go there to meet him.
c) I shall go to Chennai to meet my friend since he is now there.
d) Because my friend is now in Chennai, I shall go there to meet him.
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Four independent ________ testified to seeing him at the scene of the crime
a) person
b) witnesses
c) spectator
d) attestant
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Few boys came for the meeting, ………..?
a) do they
b) don't they
c) didn't they
d) did they
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The Active form of – The textile shop was crowded with girls.
a) Girls have crowded the textile shop.
b) Girls had crowded the textile shop.
c) Girls crowded the textile shop.
d) Girls crowd the textile shop.
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A metal that is capable of being beaten to any shape:
a) brittle
b) ductile
c) malleable
d) dirigible
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She didn't …….. even though she failed many times.
a) give in
b) give into
c) give up
d) give over
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Speed breakers are put on the highways to …….. accidents.
a) prohibit
b) avoid
c) forbid
d) prevent
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Which of the following best expresses the meaning of the word 'amalgamate?
a) diffuse
b) gather
c) blend
d) mingle
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He explained the farmers (1)/ why they should adopt (2)/ the new method of cultivation (3)/. No error (4).
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4
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The synomym of 'Real'
a) Genial
b) False
c) Genuine
d) Duplicate
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……… little knowledge is …….. dangerous thing.
a) The… a
b) A… a
c) A… the
d) The … the
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Complete with a suitable clause: If he had asked me,
a) I will help him
b) I would help him
c) I would have helped him
d) I had helped him
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It is not safe (1)/ to lorries to cross (2)/ that bridge (3)/. No error (4).
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4
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