English Questions – Word Usage Set 27

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In each of the following questions, a word has been used in sentences in four different ways. Choose the option corresponding to the sentence in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE.

  1. Anger
    1) the colonel’s anger at his daughter’s disobedience
    2) his face darkened with anger
    3) she was angered by his terse answer
    4) she was angered by his terse reply
    5) All of the above are correct usage
    Answer & Explanation
  2. Dislike
    1) she disliked any kind of unnecessary rudeness
    2) I cannot defend a policy I candidly dislike
    3) I apologize for coming over unannounced dislike this
    4) she viewed the other woman with dislike
    5) All of the above are correct usage
    Answer & Explanation
  3. Rough
    1) you should have a rough procedure for taking and recording attendance
    2) they had to carry the victim across the rough, stony ground
    3) pushchairs should be capable of withstanding rough treatment
    4) the customers sat at rough wooden tables
    5) All of the above are correct usage
    Answer & Explanation
  4. Accept
    1) he accepted a pen as a present
    2) this tentative explanation came to be accepted by the men
    3) her horse accepted a high hedge
    4) he grudgingly accepted Ellen’s explanation
    5) All of the above are correct usage
    Answer & Explanation
  5. Silly
    1) he often drank himself silly
    2) another of his silly jokes
    3) he would brood about silly things
    4) I cannot believe that it is silly to spend so much
    5) All of the above are correct usage
    Answer & Explanation
  6. Hidden
    1) companies with poor security can hide behind the law
    2) only one sculpture was hidden in the artist’s lifetime
    3) clouds rolled up and hid the moon
    4) they eluded the police by hiding in an air vent
    5) All of the above are correct usage
    Answer & Explanation
  7. Regard
    1) she regarded London as her base
    2) we regard these results as encouraging
    3) if these things regarded only myself, I could stand it with composure
    4) their attitudes are based on regard and fear
    5) All of the above are correct usage
    Answer & Explanation
  8. Alarm
    1) the boat tilted and the boatmen cried out in alarm
    2) the government was alarmed by an outbreak of unrest
    3) infant mortality is rising at an alarming rate
    4) the news had alarmed her
    5) All of the above are correct usage
    Answer & Explanation
  9. Elastic
    1) a tourniquet of rubber tubing or other elastic material is placed around the upper arm
    2) the definition of nationality is elastic in this cosmopolitan country
    3) this option is probably the most elastic way of working
    4) the labour supply is very elastic
    5) All of the above are correct usage
    Answer & Explanation
  10. Candid
    1) the tiny principality which candid on the border of Switzerland and Austria
    2) it is better to let the photographer mingle among the guests and take candid shots
    3) it’s better to let the photographer mingle and take candid shots
    4) his responses were remarkably candid
    5) All of the above are correct usage
    Answer & Explanation

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