Sentence Completion





Example-10




Question


“I support whatever actions my police chief takes," the Mayor stated………….. Now, however, with suits being brought against the police department, the Mayor regrets having made such a blanket………………

(A) prematurely…………qualification

(B) categorically…………denunciation

(C) initially………………endorsement

(D) ambiguously…………resolution

(E) optimistically…………predictions

Analysis


The use of the phrase ‘now, however’ immediately following the semi-colon means that the preceding missing word must mean the opposite of ‘now’. Among the choices for the first missing word, it is only the word ‘initially’ that can fit in here. “I support whatever actions my police chief takes" is in the nature of endorsement of his actions. Thus, the pair of words in (C) completes the sentence.

The complete sentence with the answer choice is: “I support whatever actions my police chief takes," the Mayor stated initially. Now, however, with suits being brought against the police department, the Mayor regrets having made such a blanket endorsement.

So, the answer is (C).

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