Gap fills exercise

May 31, 2014pdf

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate expression.

1. James …………………… his frustration by shouting at his mother.

a) went on with

b) gave vent to

c) called on

d) brought about

2. The thief ………………… when he saw the police.

a) turned up

b) loped off

c) concealed

3. When electricity passes through a salt solution, it will …………………. chemical change.

a) hold back

b) bring about

c) give vent to

4. The enquiry commission …………………. him of the charges levelled against him.

a) exonerated

b) interrogated

c) intrigued

5. Sending man to the moon is …………………… a small achievement.

a) by no means

b) by all means

c) by any means

6. The prince drew …………………… from the stories of great men.

a) inspiration

b) chivalry

c) courage

7. For centuries people belonging to lower castes were ………………. their basic rights.

a) deprived of

b) denounced of

c) discarded of

8. All geniuses are said to be a bit …………………..

a) eccentric

b) insane

c) orthodox

9. Many people had to be turned away for ……………….. room.

a) want of

b) despite

c) because of

10. He decided to become a priest ………………….. his father’s objections.

a) despite

b) want of

c) because

Answers

1. James gave vent to his frustration by shouting at his mother.

2. The thief loped off when he saw the police.

3. When electricity passes through a salt solution, it will bring about chemical change.

4. The enquiry commission exonerated him of the charges levelled against him.

5. Sending man to the moon is by no means a small achievement.

6. The prince drew inspiration from the stories of great men.

7. For centuries people belonging to lower castes were deprived of their basic rights.

8. All geniuses are said to be a bit eccentric.

9. Many people had to be turned away for want of room.

10. He decided to become a priest despite his father’s objections.

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