P.E.P - Adjective And Noun Collocations

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Prime Minister yesterday announced sweeping ________ to her Cabinet.

    • A.

      Changes

    • B.

      Odor

    • C.

      Ambition

    • D.

      Information

    • E.

      Aroma

    • F.

      Method

    • G.

      Failure

    • H.

      Success

    • I.

      Chance

    • J.

      Smell

    Correct Answer
    A. Changes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "changes" because the Prime Minister announced sweeping changes to her Cabinet. This implies that she made significant alterations or modifications to the composition or structure of her Cabinet.

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  • 2. 

    He could smell the acrid ________ of rotten eggs. 

    • A.

      Changes

    • B.

      Odor

    • C.

      Ambition

    • D.

      Information

    • E.

      Aroma

    • F.

      Method

    • G.

      Failure

    • H.

      Success

    • I.

      Chance

    • J.

      Smell

    Correct Answer
    B. Odor
    Explanation
    The word "odor" is the correct answer because it fits the context of the sentence. The sentence mentions that the person could smell something, and the word "odor" specifically refers to a smell or scent. The other options do not fit the context or meaning of the sentence.

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  • 3. 

    He hopes to fulfill his burning __________ to become world champion. 

    • A.

      Changes

    • B.

      Odor

    • C.

      Ambition

    • D.

      Information

    • E.

      Aroma

    • F.

      Method

    • G.

      Failure

    • H.

      Success

    • I.

      Chance

    • J.

      Smell

    Correct Answer
    C. Ambition
    Explanation
    The word "burning" suggests a strong desire or passion. Therefore, the most suitable word to complete the sentence is "ambition," as it aligns with the idea of someone having a strong desire to become a world champion.

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  • 4. 

    The newspaper has been accused of publishing misleading _________ in relation to the case. 

    • A.

      Changes

    • B.

      Odor

    • C.

      Ambition

    • D.

      Information

    • E.

      Aroma

    • F.

      Method

    • G.

      Failure

    • H.

      Success

    • I.

      Chance

    • J.

      Smell

    Correct Answer
    D. Information
    Explanation
    The newspaper has been accused of publishing misleading information in relation to the case. This implies that the newspaper has provided false or deceptive details about the case, possibly to manipulate public opinion or create confusion.

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  • 5. 

    The kitchen was filled with the mouth-watering ________ of freshly baked bread.

    • A.

      Changes

    • B.

      Odor

    • C.

      Ambition

    • D.

      Information

    • E.

      Aroma

    • F.

      Method

    • G.

      Failure

    • H.

      Success

    • I.

      Chance

    • J.

      Smell

    Correct Answer
    E. Aroma
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "aroma". In this sentence, the word "filled" suggests that the kitchen is completely permeated with a certain scent. The word "mouth-watering" further emphasizes that the scent is pleasant and appetizing. Therefore, the most appropriate word to fill in the blank is "aroma", which refers to a pleasant smell, particularly one associated with food.

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  • 6. 

    Mailshots have proved to be the most cost effective _______ of marketing our products. 

    • A.

      Changes

    • B.

      Odor

    • C.

      Ambition

    • D.

      Information

    • E.

      Aroma

    • F.

      Method

    • G.

      Failure

    • H.

      Success

    • I.

      Chance

    • J.

      Smell

    Correct Answer
    F. Method
    Explanation
    Mailshots have proved to be the most cost-effective method of marketing our products. This suggests that using mailshots as a means of marketing has been proven to be the most efficient and economical approach compared to other options such as changes, odor, ambition, information, aroma, failure, success, chance, or smell.

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  • 7. 

    The government claims that the demonstration was 'a dismal ________'. 

    • A.

      Changes

    • B.

      Odor

    • C.

      Ambition

    • D.

      Information

    • E.

      Aroma

    • F.

      Method

    • G.

      Failure

    • H.

      Success

    • I.

      Chance

    • J.

      Smell

    Correct Answer
    G. Failure
    Explanation
    The government claims that the demonstration was 'a dismal failure'. This means that the demonstration did not achieve the desired outcome and was unsuccessful.

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  • 8. 

    The organizers claim that the demonstration was 'a resounding _______'. 

    • A.

      Changes

    • B.

      Odor

    • C.

      Ambition

    • D.

      Information

    • E.

      Aroma

    • F.

      Method

    • G.

      Failure

    • H.

      Success

    • I.

      Chance

    • J.

      Smell

    Correct Answer
    H. Success
    Explanation
    The word "resounding" suggests that the demonstration had a significant and impressive impact or result. The only word that aligns with this meaning is "success."

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  • 9. 

    We still have an outside _______ of qualifying for the finals. 

    • A.

      Changes

    • B.

      Odor

    • C.

      Ambition

    • D.

      Information

    • E.

      Aroma

    • F.

      Method

    • G.

      Failure

    • H.

      Success

    • I.

      Chance

    • J.

      Smell

    Correct Answer
    I. Chance
    Explanation
    The word "chance" is the correct answer because it fits grammatically and semantically in the sentence. The sentence is discussing the possibility of qualifying for the finals, and "chance" is a noun that means a possibility or opportunity. The other options do not make sense in the context of the sentence.

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  • 10. 

    The pile of old clothes gave off a damp, musty ________. 

    • A.

      Changes

    • B.

      Odor

    • C.

      Ambition

    • D.

      Information

    • E.

      Aroma

    • F.

      Method

    • G.

      Failure

    • H.

      Success

    • I.

      Chance

    • J.

      Smell

    Correct Answer
    J. Smell
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "smell" because the sentence describes the pile of old clothes emitting a damp, musty odor. The word "smell" is synonymous with odor and accurately represents the sense that is being described in the sentence.

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