Fill in the Blanks Set – 19

Direction: Fill in the blanks with appropriate word to form a meaningful sentence.

Q1. I’d been having _______ with my laptop and it finally ____ out at the weekend.
A) problem, left
B) trouble, gave
C) hitch, crushed
D) peace, worked

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
Explanation
: gave out: stopped working

Q2. The construction of the bypass went _______ despite the _______ from the environmentalists.
A) ahead, protests
B) smooth, approval
C) critical, demurral
D) forward, benefits

Answer & Explanation

 Option A
Explanation
: ahead, protests

Q3. Two armed men _______ the bank in High Street this morning and ______ with $ 85,000.
A) left, robbed
B) robbed, looted
C) held up, got away
D) chased, played

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
Explanation
: hold up- rob with violence or threats

Q4. The show was getting _____ so they ______ it up with some new scenes
A) stale , jazzed
B) boring, personified
C) exciting, left
D) exciting, frigid

Answer & Explanation

 Option A
Explanation
: jazz up: make something more interesting or attractive
stale: no longer new and interesting or exciting.

Q5. The judge let him off with a ______ rather than a _______ sentence since it was his first offence.
A) prison, fine
B) fine, prison
C) fine, warning
D) reminder, verdict

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
Explanation
: Let off: not punish

Q6. The Government has tried to _____ down the ______ of the minister’s resignation.
A) hide, negligence
B) bring, character
C) play, importance
D) wipe, reason

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
Explanation
: Play down: try to make something seem less important

Q7. The football striker was _______ for _____ with the referee’s decision.
A) retired, criticizing
B) fined, complying
C) criticized, damaging
D) sent off, arguing

Answer & Explanation

 Option D
Explanation
: send off: expel a player

Q8. Life got hard for John when he went blind, but he just _______ on and never_________ .
A) moved, settled
B) soldiered, complained
C) admired, frustrated
D) finished, cried

Answer & Explanation

 Option B
Explanation
: soldier on: continue even when things get difficult

Q9. If you shop ______ , you can find some real ______ for air tickets.
A) around, bargains
B) again, good
C) always, change
D) online, formation

Answer & Explanation

 Option A
Explanation
: shop around: look around for the best price, quality, etc.

Q10. The party was really ____ so we _______ out and went to the pub instead.
A) silent, gained
B) cool, moved
C) dull, slipped
D) embarrassing, focused

Answer & Explanation

 Option C
Explanation
: slip out: leave discreetly

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