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English Reading Comprehension Set 129

Direction (Q. 1 - 10) :- In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.
Several years after Manish had begun speaking professionally; there was a corporate client that he was trying to land. ...(1)... could he not seem to get a foot in the door, he couldn't even find the door to try and stick his foot in. These people seemed to be invisible. About this time, at one of the first business meeting he attended, He happened to meet a businessman how had been speaking professionally for quite some time. He struck up a friendship with him and his family, and began looking forward to seeing them at various events. During this entire time, despite the fact that he knew he was quite successful, he never asked him for anything. He did, however, help him as much as he could. Several times, when he was unable to accept a/an ...(2)... because he was already ...(3)... for that date, he would refer him to the company that had called him. 


This was appreciated by all parties, of course, and didn't take anything from him in any way. A ...(4)..., of years after meeting this businessman, he discovered that the client he had been unsuccessfully seeking was a major client of his. Now, he probably could have come ...(5)...out and asked him for help, but he didn't feel that would be quite right. he didn't want him to feel that because he had gone out of his way for him, He ...(6)... him anything. But he did feel comfortable asking for his advice on how he might best ...(7)... this corporation. He said, he knows this is a huge client of yours, and he is not in anyway asking you to make a connection for him. But he'd love to know what you think is the best way for him to go ...(8)... contacting the right person, so he can ...(9)... get the ...(10)... to establish and develop a relationship with them.
1. 
1) but 
2) not only 
3) when 
4) though 
5) while

2. 
1) engagement 
2) surrender 
3) break–up 
4) plight 
5) extremity

3. 
1) liberated 
2) nominated 
3) stable 
4) booked 
5) matched

4. 
1) twosome 
2) yoke 
3) middle 
4) connection 
5) couple

5. 
1) pull 
2) dig 
3) right 
4) in 
5) across

6. 
1) expected 
2) owed 
3) paid 
4) satisfied 
5) charged

7. 
1) pursue 
2) retreat 
3) retrieve 
4) quit 
5) eschew

8. 
1) for 
2) of 
3) about 
4) at 
5) on

9. 
1) wholly 
2) at least 
3) fairly 
4) somewhat 
5) rather

10. 
1) reality 
2) relief 
3) space 
4) opportunity 
5) capacity

Answers:
1. 2 
2. 1
3. 4 
4. 5 
5. 3 
6. 2 
7. 1 
8. 3
9. 2 

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