LIC AAO Mains English Questions Day – 05

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 Directions (1-10): Fill the blanks and complete the sentences properly.

1) It’s difficult to guess what her ________ to the news would be

a) Reaction

b) Feelings

c) Opinion

d) Interest

e) None of these

2) His answer was so confused that I could hardly make any_______

a) Meaning

b) Sense

c) Interpretation

d) Intelligibility

e) None of these

3) That old man’s condition looks very serious and it is doubtful if he will__________

a) pull through

b) pull up

c) pull out

d) pull back

e) None of these

4) The dog jumped_______ the table

a) up

b) into

c) in

d) upon

e) None of these

5) As the bridge gave way the traffic was________

a) Held

b) Held up

c) Held in

d) Held down

e) None of these

6) Since she is a teacher of language, one would not expect her to be guilty of a ______

a) Schism

b) Aberration

c) Solecism

d) Tanchion

e) None of these

7) The soldiers fought splendidly but being out-numbered far out of proportion, they had to _______

a) Desiccate

b) Recede

c) Capitulate

d) Contemplate

e) None of these.

8) He said that he _______

a) Has missed his bus

b) Will miss his train

c) Will be missing his train

d) Had missed his train

e) None of these

9) Neither of us _______ fit for the job

a) Can

b) Could

c) Is

d) Are

e) None of these

10) In this hot weather, she likes to lie down in the ______ of a tree

a) Shade

b) Shelter

c) Protection

d) Shadow

e) None of these


1) Answer:  b)  


Options ‘c’ and d’ are inappropriate here And from among options ‘a’ and ‘b’, ‘b’ is the best fit.

2) Answer:  b)  


Only ‘sense’ can be used here

3) Answer:  a)  

pull through

Other options do not fit here at all.

4) Answer:  d)  


This word is grammatically fit here

5) Answer:  b)  

Held up

The solution is perfectly fit here as ‘held up’ here means ‘stuck’.

6) Answer:  b)  


This option only seems fit here

7) Answer:  b)  


It means ‘to gradually diminish’

8) Answer:  d)

Had missed his train

Grammatically, this is perfect here

9) Answer:  c)  


‘Is’ is used as with neither and either we use singular verbs.

10) Answer:  a)


According to the statement, this word is fit here

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