Often we find ourselves in a quandary while expressing something and we are stuck because we cannot find the right word to complete a sentence. Don't fret! This High English quiz is just the thing. It is full of sentence completion exercises which will test your grammar and help you to overcome the issue. Take a look at this:
‘Ravinder was such a poor team man that his inclusion in the team served as _________, rather than a boon to the team.’
Let's try to fill the blank. One way to find the right words is to look for alternatives, which could be ‘a hindrance’, ‘a disadvantage’ or ‘an advantage.’ Now, looking at the context of the sentence, we can test these words by fitting them into the gap. The player is described as a poor team man and so we can safely eliminate ‘an advantage.’ Both ‘a disadvantage’ and ‘a hindrance’ appear to fit the context of the sentence. While ‘a disadvantage’ may be a possible candidate, the context of the sentence suits ‘a hindrance’ better and so we can conclude that ‘a hindrance’ is the more apt solution.
Sentence completion exercises help our grammar by allowing us to hone our verbal skills, especially our ability to identify the logic found in sentences and vocabulary. If our logic is sound and our vocabulary is vast then it is a cinch for us to get the right word quickly. More often than not, the sentence itself contains the information to assist us in choosing the right word. For instance, the writer could be looking for a restatement of the idea. He could also be searching for a comparison or a contrast. In addition, there could be a cause-effect answer.
Doing sentence completion exercises will help us to learn the art of elimination, which is to rule out an option because we know that it is not the right word. Take the quiz that follows, which takes us through the rudiments of sentence completion, and test your English grammar.
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