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Directions (Q.1-10): Read the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the following passage and against each, five words/phrases are suggested one of which best fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case respectively.
Once upon a time, two friends were (1) through the desert. During some point of the (2) they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was (3), but without saying anything, he wrote in the sand,” today my best friend slapped me in the face. “They kept on walking (4) they found. An oasis where they (5) to take bath. The one, who had been slapped, got (6) in the quick sand and started drowning, but the friend saved him. After the friend (7) from the near drowning, he wrote on a stones, “Today my best friend saved my life.” The best friend asked him, “After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and (8), you write on a stone, why?” the other friend (9), when someone hurts us, we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does some good thing for us, we must (10) it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.”
Answer with Detailed Explanation:
1). (b) correct word is walking that can be done through desert
2). (d) Running/ sand/ hunt/ border are inappropriate to fill the blank as the friends were walking so they are in a journey.
3). (b) ‘Hurt’ is the correct word to describe the pain that one of the friend feel while being slapped.
4). (b) from all the options ‘until’ is correct word
5). (d) Since they are walking for along it the desert so they always ‘want’ or in need to take bath.
6). (a) in quick sand people always get stuck in it.
7). (e) from all words ‘recovered’ which means found after being lost is the correct word.
8). (b), now is the most appropriate word to be used here
9). (d), after questioning the other friend will response or replied to give answer
10). (e), things written in stones are inscribed rather than buried or add so ‘engrave’ is the correct word.