Verbal Ability - Selecting Words - Discussion

Discussion :: Selecting Words - Section 1 (Q.No.1)

Pick out the most effective word(s) from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.


Fate smiles ...... those who untiringly grapple with stark realities of life.

[A]. with
[B]. over
[C]. on
[D]. round

Answer: Option C


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Rajashree said: (Sep 2, 2010)  
Hello, don't know, but it should be on, because there is a formula for on preposition - dates, days, topic, top.

Amruth said: (Sep 24, 2010)  
There is only smile on.

Smile round, smile with or smile over do not exist.

C.Mani said: (Nov 16, 2010)  
Fate upon, so 'on' is the nearest choice.

Lukman said: (Dec 27, 2010)  
It should be on with smile.

Ashu said: (Dec 27, 2010)  
Smile over those or around those or with those is not perfect match. So,"on" is the right choice.

Shubh said: (Jan 11, 2011)  
Why only ON is the ans and other why not exist. What rule benind that?.

Udit Chauhan said: (Jan 31, 2011)  
Fate smiles WITH those who untiringly grapple with stark realities of life

Ram said: (Feb 15, 2011)  
Hey It should Be ON. . . .only. . . .sounds well!!!!

Nilay said: (Mar 9, 2011)  
On is only suitable one guys.

Gopal said: (Mar 11, 2011)  
I am agree with Udit.

Saranya said: (Mar 17, 2011)  
I don't know please explain it.

M!R@ said: (Jun 6, 2011)  
I also agree with Udit.

Souvik said: (Jul 8, 2011)  
Its clear that, "smiles on" those people...

Vertika said: (Aug 3, 2011)  
Thanks rajashree!

Test said: (Aug 5, 2011)  
I also agree with Udit

Ramya said: (Aug 15, 2011)  
I need brief explanation for the answer.

Ram said: (Aug 31, 2011)  
Can any one tell me why over is wrong?

Remo said: (Sep 8, 2011)  
No I don't have a favour idea about what all are telling, I feel fate smiles "over" could form a best sentence.

Remo said: (Sep 8, 2011)  
No I don't have a favour idea about what all are telling, I feel fate smiles "over" could form a best sentence.

Aswini said: (Sep 27, 2011)  
I dont think not only "no" but "over" might also be possible.

Swapnil said: (Sep 29, 2011)  
On is the right ans.

Parthi said: (Nov 3, 2011)  
Can any one tell me why over is wrong?

Prakash said: (Nov 12, 2011)  
On is the right ans.

Lokeswar said: (Mar 12, 2012)  
Can any one tell me why over is wrong?

Himanshu said: (Mar 22, 2012)  
"Smiles with" looks best as "smiles on" and "smiles over" suggest as if you're making fun of someone and that is not the idea here.

Brijbhan Yadav said: (Apr 14, 2012)  
Smile is expression so "on" is suitable preposition here.

Jayanth Kotari said: (Aug 2, 2012)  
Smile on give more meaning full to sentence.

Ganesh said: (Aug 21, 2012)  
Please give explanation.

Anshul said: (Feb 6, 2013)  
Smile is always followed by on and laugh is followed by over.

Correct me if I am wrong.

Muriel said: (Sep 16, 2013)  
Most of you are getting it wrong. This sentence [if I am correct] is a saying. This sentence means 'fate favours'. The smile is not seen-it does not have to be physical.

Fahad Ali Shah said: (Sep 23, 2013)  
Smile is followed by "on" "at" and "upon" so "on" might be the write answer.

Sachin said: (Oct 3, 2013)  
Smile is a verb(a word defining an action). Actions can take all of the given choices (prepositions).
But here the context is such that, the subject is Fate (a bigger entity as we see it). Therefore, fate can only smile 'at' us or smile 'on' or 'upon' us (all positive sentences).

It won't smile with us (as it's bigger than us) and never smile over us (as this makes the sentence negative ).

Pavan Bhushan said: (Nov 5, 2013)  
I don't know exactly what comes there, but ON sounds better than others.

Swati said: (Feb 18, 2014)  
It simple that smile and On are attached words whatever you write.

Narayan said: (Feb 28, 2014)  
I don't know about this sentence, 'on' this word match the sentence from others.

Pratik said: (Jul 25, 2014)  
Over is wrong because you can't smile over something in this instance fate. So over is wrong and and on will be the right answers. Fate is something that is going to come or already happened so over is wrong.

Amit said: (Aug 22, 2014)  
"Smile on" for this sentence would be incorrect as it gives a negative effect. It means that u r trying to tease someone or making fun of someone. Here the sentence says that fate will favor those who have urge to complete their work/duty irrespective of all hurdles.


Smile on you -- incorrect.
Smile with you. correct.

Open with smile - correct.
Open on smile - incorrect.

Smile on your face - correct.
Smile with your face - incorrect.

It simply depends upon the situation.

Diksha said: (Nov 4, 2014)  
On is the right answer because smile is expression.

Jojo said: (Nov 8, 2014)  
I think on is right as smile is an expression and make it is the best preposition which can be used in that situation.

Harhiny said: (Nov 16, 2014)  
Smiles on suits correctly as per sentence.

Shaik Basha said: (Nov 26, 2014)  
'On' is the right answer here as smile is an expression. It's for sure.

Shruti said: (Dec 5, 2014)  
Hello, I thought that answer is with, but it is wrong. For this sentence on will suit.

Ht Ralte said: (Jan 6, 2015)  
Correct! as per the sentence its uses different. On is the best suited here in this sentence but I don't mean it will suit for the other senstence.

Sowmya said: (Apr 15, 2015)  
'On' answer is the correct answer.

Nath said: (Jun 10, 2015)  
Remember that fate is not a noun. So can't smile with or over etc. Therefore on is correct.

Divya said: (Jul 23, 2015)  
'on' will be correct answer.

Kamini said: (Aug 27, 2015)  
'On' is correct as smile on is the grammatically sound.

Kalai said: (Sep 24, 2015)  
Yes on is suitable in the place.

Soumya Raj said: (Oct 6, 2015)  
On will be correct answer.

Saike said: (Nov 26, 2015)  
Why we can't use round?

Ravi said: (Mar 21, 2016)  
Can use only on because if we could use other word then statement will be not getting the perfect meaning.

Chanti said: (Mar 28, 2016)  
I don't know can anyone explain it?

Abhinav said: (May 13, 2016)  
Can't it be 'at'.

Fate smiles at those.

Abc said: (May 25, 2016)  
Given answer is right. It's because of the rule of the preposition.

K Kumar said: (Jun 27, 2016)  
Yes, The given Option C is the right answer.

Jayasri said: (Sep 1, 2016)  
I think the answer is not correct.

Sagar Bhalla said: (Apr 20, 2017)  
According to me, it's over.

Prabesh Badhuwal said: (Nov 22, 2017)  
On is right answer because smile is expression.

Hmd said: (Dec 9, 2017)  
I agree @Amruth.

Amrutha said: (Jun 28, 2018)  
I too agree on @Amruth.

Aparna said: (Jan 1, 2021)  
Fate smiles UPON those who untiringly grapple with stark realities of life.

I think this too right.

Suresh Krishna said: (Jul 24, 2021)  
I don't know, please explain.

Suresh Krishna said: (Jul 24, 2021)  
I don't understand. Please explain it.

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