Fill in the Blanks

I am used to …… in queues

I am used to ………… in queues.

  1. stand
  2. standing
  3. stand up
  4. standing still
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Once the …… manuscript is received by the publishers

Once the ………… manuscript is received by the publishers, it is typed in double space.

  1. total
  2. full
  3. complete
  4. filled
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They gave a …… dinner to celebrate the occasion

They gave a …… dinner to celebrate the occasion, which impressed every guest.

  1. austere
  2. public
  3. sumptuous
  4. summary
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The car was damaged beyond repair in the ……. accident

The car was damaged beyond repair in the …………. accident.

  1. outrageous
  2. ghastly
  3. nasty
  4. heinous
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The tired traveler …… on in the hope of finding some resting place

The tired traveler ……… on in the hope of finding some resting place.

  1. strolled
  2. scurried
  3. paraded
  4. plodded
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The salt spray has gradually ___ the bridge.

The salt spray has gradually ___ the bridge.

  1. spoilt
  2. ravaged
  3. demolished
  4. eroded
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The volcanic ___ was the cause of great devastation.

The volcanic ___ was the cause of great devastation.

  1. outburst
  2. eruption
  3. erosion
  4. movement
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Can you pay ___ all these articles?

Can you pay ___ all these articles?

  1. out
  2. of
  3. for
  4. off
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He may not come, but we'll get ready in case he ___ .

He may not come, but we'll get ready in case he ___ .

  1. may
  2. will
  3. shall
  4. does
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He is quite ___ ; you can never count on him in matters of secrecy.

He is quite ___ ; you can never count on him in matters of secrecy.

  1. unjust
  2. unbearable
  3. inefficient
  4. unreliable
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The Governor will ___ the oath of office to the thirty-five

The Governor will ___ the oath of office to the thirty-five new ministers at 9.30 p.m. tomorrow.

  1. confer
  2. present
  3. execute
  4. administer
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Most of the students have forgotten to bring their certificates

Most of the students have forgotten to bring their certificates; they will be ___ by the Principal for this reason.

  1. reproached
  2. abused
  3. accused
  4. reprimanded
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