Words confused

May 24, 2013pdf

Complete the following sentences using appropriate words.

1. The robber …………………………. a pistol and threatened the passengers.

a) waved                b) waived

2. If your style of writing is too ………………………….., you will have few readers.

q) verbal              b) verbose

3. I went to buy some good …………………………….. for the office.

a) stationary       b) stationery

4. It was a ………………………………… fight and many of our men were killed.

a) sanguine         b) sanguinary

5. We entered the sanctuary in a very …………………………. mood.

a) reverend        b) reverent

6. Cotton is the ……………………….. export from Bombay.

a) principal          b) principle

7. He said that he would not ………………………….. his right to the house.

a) wave                                b) waive

8. He has invented an ………………………. device for making sugar out of coal.

a) ingenuous      b) ingenious

9. The growth of crops was …………………………. after the application of fertilizers.

a) luxurious        b) luxuriant

10. The ship has its full ……………………………. of sailors.

a) compliment   b) complement

Answers

1. The robber waved a pistol and threatened the passengers.

2. If your style of writing is too verbose, you will have few readers.

3. I went to buy some stationery for the office.

4. It was a sanguinary fight and many of our men were killed.

5. We entered the sanctuary in a very reverent mood.

6. Cotton is the principal export from Bombay.

7. He said that he would not waive his right to the house.

8. He has invented an ingenious device for making sugar out of coal.

9. The growth of crops was luxuriant after the application of fertilizers.

10. The ship has its full complement of sailors.

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