Fill in the blank with correct word

He is abhorrent ____ dowry system.

A)

for


B)

at


C)

on


D)

of



Correct Answer :

of


Explanation :

Preposition
Abhorrent of (abhor, to hate) He is abhorrent of dowry system.

He was accused ____ theft and later found convicted.

A)

of


B)

with


C)

on


D)

by



Correct Answer :

of


Explanation :

Accuse is the verb which describes an action. "Of" is the preposition that is used to link nouns, pronouns or phrases to other words within a sentence.

He was accused of theft and later found convicted.

____ old are respected by the young.

A)

A


B)

The


C)

An


D)

No article required



Correct Answer :

The

Mr. Derrick lives ____ Rohini ____ Delhi.

A) at, in
B) in, at
C) by, in
D) in, in

Correct Answer : at, in

His doctor asked him to abstain ____ drinks.

A)

of


B)

from


C)

by


D)

with



Correct Answer :

from


Explanation :

abstain (verb) - to stop yourself from doing something that you enjoy

His doctor asked him to abstain from drinks.
Ex- I am trying to abstain from sweets for my new diet.

Unemployment is ____ universal problem.

A) the
B) a
C) an
D) no article required

Correct Answer : a

Nancy has been sleeping ____ two hours.

A) for
B) since
C) from
D) till

Correct Answer : for

The reception will be held _____ 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.

A) by
B) till
C) from
D) between

Correct Answer : between

My aunt saw ____ one eyed man standing in her balcony.

A) an
B) the
C) a
D) no article required

Correct Answer : a

When he alighted ____ the car, he was welcomed with open arms.

A) on
B) at
C) from
D) by

Correct Answer : from

It has been almost 15 year ____ I saw him.

A) when
B) for
C) since
D) while

Correct Answer : since

Mr. Smith is _____ honourable person.

A)

a


B)

an


C)

the


D)

No article required



Correct Answer :

an


Explanation :

The word "honourable " is pronounced like the word "a" at the start rather than "h". So, we can use the article "an" before it.

He studies in ____ University.

A)

one


B)

the


C)

a


D)

an



Correct Answer :

a


Explanation :

The word 'university'.It sounds like 'Yuniversity'.
Since 'Y' is not a vowel but a consonant. Therefore,'a' is used with 'university' and not an 'an'.

He studies in a university.

I will be back in ____ hour.

Correct Answer : an

Today I saw ____ one eyed man in our locality.

A)

an


B)

a


C)

some


D)

the



Correct Answer :

a


Explanation :

We determine articles based on the (sound) pronunciation of the word before which it is to be used.
The word 'one' begins with a vowel (o), but pronunciation 'wən'. Hence, we don't use the indefinite article 'an' before it.

Today I saw a one eyed man in our locality.

Ghost stories are a lot of fun, ____ you tell them late at night with the lights off.

Correct Answer : if

The door opened ____ the man walked in.

A) but
B) where
C) and
D) because

Correct Answer : and

____ of the children wanted to go to the zoo.

Correct Answer : Few

I have ____ money to start a retail business.

A) all
B) whole
C) enough
D) any

Correct Answer : enough

Shreya’s instructor says that she____ play the violin pretty well in half a year.

A) May
B) Could
C) will be able to
D) will have to

Correct Answer : will be able to

My cat _____ very high when it was younger.

A)

could jump


B)

could have jumped


C)

might be able to jump


D)

had to jump



Correct Answer :

could jump

One of the hikers ____ get out of the trench.

A) can
B) might
C) was able to
D) had to

Correct Answer : was able to

Rohan is going to play cricket ____ sunday.

A)

on


B)

at


C)

in


D)

for



Correct Answer :

on

My father’s birthday is ____ the 5th of June.

A)

at


B)

in


C)

on


D)

till



Correct Answer :

on


Explanation :

My father’s birthday is on the 5th of June.

My father’s birthday is in June.

My birthday is ____ January.

A)

in


B)

on


C)

at


D)

during



Correct Answer :

in


Explanation :

‘in’ a large periods of time(months and years) and ‘on’ a set date(days and dates). so you would say-
My birthday is in January.
My birthday is on the 4th of January.

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