Verbal Ability - Selecting Words - Discussion

Discussion :: Selecting Words - Section 1 (Q.No.9)

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


Man does not live by ...... alone.

[A]. food
[B]. bread
[C]. meals
[D]. diet

Answer: Option B


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Leo Jack said: (Oct 22, 2010)  
Food must be the correct answer.

S.Baba Vali said: (Oct 29, 2010)  
Food is correct answer.

Surajit Lima said: (Nov 26, 2010)  
Bread includes food, so the best answer is bread.

Maiko said: (Nov 27, 2010)  
what should be the standard criteria for such questions? it seems all the options are right.

Salim Ali said: (Dec 8, 2010)  
Bread means Roti,Without Roti whats will be the food. so the bread is the correct answer. thank you

Avadhoot said: (Dec 21, 2010)  
Food has to be the correct answer

Poonam said: (Dec 26, 2010)  
food is also correct answer but bread sounds more suitable.

Yashwanth said: (Dec 26, 2010)  
Bread is correct even though other options seem true.

Rajendar said: (Jan 2, 2011)  
HERE THING IS THAT ..Man can Live with Food,Diet,Meals alone ,
but cannot survive only with bread ..think differently ,comparing other options bread suits differently .

Allamaprabhu said: (Jan 10, 2011)  
Bread is correct ans.

Tanuja said: (Jan 14, 2011)  
I think the correct Answer is Bread. It is in actual a saying.

Raj said: (Jan 18, 2011)  
food is the correct answer...bread is not a luxury article...what you ppl says?

Vino said: (Jan 21, 2011)  
Actually it is a quote. According to this quote bread is the answer

Bindu said: (Jan 26, 2011)  
Bread is the answer

Shailesh Vyas said: (Feb 12, 2011)  
Bread is correct answer as this is a phrase.

Sundar said: (Feb 23, 2011)  
"Man does not live by bread alone." is Proverb actually.


Paari said: (Mar 11, 2011)  
Great job Sundar ...thanks....

B_Jit said: (Mar 16, 2011)  
Excellent Sundar.

Neha said: (Mar 28, 2011)  
Same here. I also think food is the correct ans.

Sowmya said: (Mar 31, 2011)  
So what is the correct answer now? food ya bread?

Sundar said: (Mar 31, 2011)  

Bread is the correct answer. No doubt in that.

Michael Diman said: (May 6, 2011)  
Sorry guys. Everyone is wrong.

The correct ans is bread.

Because the sentence is taken from bible.

Man does not live by bread.

Divya said: (Jun 27, 2011)  
If questions are asked from the book bible how do the hindu, muslims etc. , know dis?

Pratyu said: (Jul 27, 2011)  
By eating only bread man does not live. Food, diet, meals means all kinds of varieties (rice, curry, roti , etc will come under this section). So the other are different from bread.

Srinivas said: (Jul 27, 2011)  
Guys! bread means money, So Man does not live by money alone.

Deepika said: (Aug 4, 2011)  
Actually guys we are thinking for the right ans in a practical way but in actual it is just like a proverb, which has already proved. I also thought the right ans is option-A. But the ans is 'BREAD'.

Deepu said: (Aug 26, 2011)  
Srinivas said correct.

Chinna said: (Sep 4, 2011)  
This sentence is taken from bible so, i think answer is bread.

Raazkalra said: (Sep 9, 2011)  
Check this link for explaination:

Suman Sahu said: (Sep 12, 2011)  
Food, Meals and Diet are somewhat same in meaning. Bread is the only option. Also it is a proverb.

Remya said: (Oct 2, 2011)  
Thanks sunder.

Balaji said: (Oct 11, 2011)  
Ya. !guys, bread is the right answer.

Amit said: (Oct 12, 2011)  
Bread is a name of an particular item. Where as others are related to food.

Manjula.S said: (Oct 13, 2011)  
Man does not live by food alone. It sounds proper, I think its rite answer.

Varaprasad said: (Nov 2, 2011)  
Food, diet, meals are comes under same group, but bread is only the one which in different in the given answers. Think different.

Mahesh said: (Nov 26, 2011)  
Food, meal& diet are came under category (whole vegetable, wheat, recipes that are enough to eat & live to men, bread is not full diet, we can not live by only bread.

Bread is right.

Nandi said: (Dec 15, 2011)  
Bread is not the correct answer. The answer may be diet.

Bibin said: (Dec 21, 2011)  
Its a phrase in English. It is taken from The Bible. So even if other options sound correct the right answer is 'Bread'.

Raj said: (Jan 1, 2012)  

Hats off man. You are correct!

Narendra said: (Feb 19, 2012)  
Food should be d right ans bcoz man can't live with food alone. For living air,water,cloth n shelter r also needed. These r d basic requiremets in life.

Rasul said: (Feb 22, 2012)  
Food is not right one. Because if you take bread, it will lead to excretion problem so you cannot survive. But if you take food (all) , then you will survive.

Vikas Solanki 9268738708 said: (May 21, 2012)  
Guys, actually FOOD, DIET, and MEAL all are include (bread, water, salads and other things which require of human body).
So man need all things to live.
But man can not live without water.
The questioner concentrating on water.

Rohit said: (Sep 18, 2012)  
Guys.. Bread is also informal meaning of Money.. So, Without Money, Man is not able to take food or diet and meal. so Bread is the correct answer.

Nishant said: (Sep 23, 2012)  
Bread is the right answer as bread is counted in basic elements not food.

Sam said: (Oct 19, 2012)  
Bread is correct answer because when we called bread our mind think about roti. But in case food, meal which type food man does not live.

Amit said: (Feb 17, 2013)  
Meals is also a food.

Sriharsha said: (Feb 19, 2013)  
The actual explanation: It is an collocation used in Britain that " people need not just bread, but also poetry, art, music, etc. to live happily ". Here bread is mentioned.

Anuj Kumar said: (Mar 27, 2013)  
Bread is different here, its mean a man can survive with meal, food or diet alone. But a man can not survive only with bread so bread is correct.

Saravanan said: (Aug 16, 2013)  
Food could be the correct answer. Since all the eatable items are generally known as food.

Soniya Sareen said: (Sep 7, 2013)  
Without bread we can live but without food we can't live and it also right that bread comes in food so I think food should be right.

Dileepkumar said: (Sep 11, 2013)  
Food is the correct answer, whether all eatable items generally known as food.

Karthik Udupa said: (Sep 20, 2013)  
Food include everything such as solid form and liquid form. So bread is the correct answer.

Karthik Udupa said: (Sep 20, 2013)  
Food include everything such as solid form and liquid form. So bread is the correct answer.

Teja said: (Oct 9, 2013)  
Men can live with food, meals, diet because everyone is habituated to these things. Where as bread is different to that in which men cannot live alone.

Saurabh Kumar said: (Oct 24, 2013)  
There is no reason that it should be bread or food its a popular phrase, kind of idiom.

Govind said: (Oct 25, 2013)  
Food consist of everything. So as all other option. But bread was the different one.

Devendra said: (Nov 12, 2013)  
Still I m so confuse. How come answer is bread? It must be food.

Joseph said: (Jan 2, 2014)  
It is 100 percent bread because it is written in Bible so it is correct.

Sam Ansari said: (Jan 8, 2014)  
Food is correct answer because food include every thing of eat. If bread not available in food yet any one eat but if food is not available then any one not eat. OK.

So I understand that FOOD is correct answer.

Samrat said: (Jan 22, 2014)  
Mean of bread is one type of food. If this the right answer than its another mean come into picture which is rupee. Unless FOOD than only bread is right.

Yogesh said: (Jan 25, 2014)  
Exactly bread is right answer.

Joel said: (Feb 5, 2014)  
Bread is the correct option. According to HOLY BIBLE bread is correct answer.

Saurav Suman said: (Apr 24, 2014)  
Because meals diet and food represent collective noun. But alone denote particular meal so I think bread is correct answer.

Poonam Khomane said: (Apr 28, 2014)  
Bread means food made of flour, water, and yeast mixed together and baked.

Bread is one type of food. So I think correct answer is food.

Abhi Patel said: (Apr 30, 2014)  
If Bible says its a phrase of itself.. Then we must not object over the issue.. So its BREAD.

Being Sunil said: (May 6, 2014)  
"Here, the best thing is debate in this forum, which opens up the mind of all. " :-).

Anyways, the conclusion is that BREAD is the right answer, and already supported by too many of us with valid points.

1st-Its a phrase, as in Bible/English saying, etc.

2nd-BREAD is one of its kind in the category of food, but not the complete food, as misunderstood by some of us.

Can also put something like this:

"All BREADs are Food/Meal, but All Food/Meal is not BREAD".

I wish this clarifies, and its not only me but as per all of us here, as its none other than what many of us already onto it.

Stellah said: (May 29, 2014)  
The statement is in the bible, Jesus said "Man shall not live on bread alone".

Parthiban said: (Aug 27, 2014)  
This phrase comes from the Bible.

Vienodd said: (Sep 8, 2014)  
Bread is the correct answer.

Saurabh said: (Sep 16, 2014)  
I think bread is only a composition of meal, food and diet, except bread all three enough to survive because it includes juices, water, recipes etc with bread obvious.

Pankaj Kumar said: (Oct 16, 2014)  
Really all answers are right. How can select correct answer?

Chinna said: (Oct 20, 2014)  
Bread is the correct option because men can live by food, meals alone but he can't live by eating bread alone.

Ajay said: (Oct 25, 2014)  
Really answer is bread because of BREAD means mixing o f all flavours like water, food etc.

Food means particular substance but not all, So try to see the meaning in Google for both.

Swati said: (Nov 7, 2014)  
Food is the right answer. Because Food contains bread, meals and diet.

Mamta said: (Nov 28, 2014)  
Here actually the meaning of bread is the most required source for the human being to be alive next to water.

Daniel said: (Apr 3, 2015)  
Except bread all other are whole food. To make bread to be whole food, we need butter or jam on it. That's why Bread is the correct answer.

Ajay said: (Apr 10, 2015)  
Food, should be the correct answer. As bread include a part of food.

Prakash Varma said: (Apr 22, 2015)  
Food is nothing but a mixed menu. But bread is the particular thing. We can't depend only on a single item. Bread is unique answer.

Sridhar said: (May 18, 2015)  
Actually man can live by food alone, but can't by bread alone.

Dharmendra said: (Jun 4, 2015)  
Bread comes within food. So correct answer is food.

Md Saleem said: (Jun 25, 2015)  
We can live without bread but its difficult to live without food.

Pankaj said: (Jun 26, 2015)  
Bread is the right answer because bread alone cannot save us.

Sumathi said: (Sep 3, 2015)  
Food is the suitable answer, bread include a part of food.

Sadhana said: (Sep 19, 2015)  
Even meals includes the food.

Sai Kalavala said: (Sep 20, 2015)  
HI friends.

English is not the language of Indians. So, whenever a sentence is made it should be viewed from western people point of view.

Eg: Warm welcome to all my friends over here. 'Warm' is there referring to cold climates in that region. Even here in India we use it as same not 'cool welcome'.

Similarly, for them bread is food like roti for us. So answer is bread.

Kishan said: (Sep 21, 2015)  
Bread is eating thing so it comes in food category, food is not in bread category.

Srikanth said: (Oct 6, 2015)  
Food should be right answer, or explain why bread?

Srikanth said: (Oct 22, 2015)  
Bread is a one form of food so food is the correct answer which I felt.

Arif Hussain said: (Dec 4, 2015)  
Diet must be corrected.

Vinod said: (Jan 21, 2016)  
@Shree I go wit you. The meals and bread are the are part of food so answer should be food.

Bikash said: (Feb 5, 2016)  
I think food will be the right answer because bread comes under the category of food.

Imran said: (Feb 9, 2016)  
Hi friends,

The correct answer is food. Read the question and bread is a think of food. Food is a right answer.

Thank you.

Gulam Quadir said: (Feb 9, 2016)  
Bread here represent the means of support or in slang it means money. So, bread is the correct answer.

Komal Rastogi said: (May 8, 2016)  
Food is the right answer. Because bread is part of food, and without food we cant live.

Kaviya said: (May 11, 2016)  
Food is must be the correct answer.

Rohit said: (Jun 3, 2016)  
Yes, food is the right answer.

Neha said: (Jun 24, 2016)  
No, Food is not the correct answer because the sentence is Man does not live by _____ alone.

Guys concentrate on alone. Man does not live by food. Is good, but If alone is include then the right answer is bread.

No, anyone people can live only by bread.

Ashok said: (Jun 30, 2016)  
Agree with you @Neha, Bread is the correct answer.

Akshata said: (Sep 21, 2016)  
Yes, Food is the correct answer.

Sweety said: (Oct 4, 2016)  
Food is the correct answer. Without food no human being can survive.

Sweety said: (Oct 4, 2016)  
Food is the correct answer. Without food no human being can survive.

Joy said: (Oct 5, 2016)  
Bread is the right Answers. And here Bread does not actually mean which we buy from a bakery. I don't want to make it complicate. It's saying or proverb/phrase in English and hence Bread means our daily food (Our Daily Bread).

As per the phrase:.

Man does not live by alone. (Bread will the answer).

Prasannakumaran said: (Dec 28, 2016)  
Food is the correct answer. Because it includes all food items.

Deepak Khowal said: (Jan 26, 2017)  
See here, the sentence says the man does not live by _____ alone.

Here live means it talks about basic necessity. So in contrast, with bread or food the bread suits more appropriate. Because bread (roti) is a basic necessity to live. Although food includes all types of eating material.

Fred said: (Mar 12, 2017)  
I think food is the right answer.

Krrish said: (Mar 31, 2017)  
Thanks @Deepak.

Amit said: (May 17, 2017)  
Bread is correct because in that included all like meals, food and all basic needs.

Divya said: (Jun 6, 2017)  
I think "bread" is the correct answer as "bread" means "roti" and "food" includes "other things" along with "bread (roti) ".

Daiv said: (Aug 12, 2017)  
Bread is the correct answer because bread alone is carbohydrates so you need other classes of food to compliment your bread like tea, beans egg etc. But food or meal has been a compliment by other classes of food. So "you can't feed on bread alone".

Rajyalakshmi said: (Aug 19, 2017)  
Friends, this sentence is taken from the bible. Here is the complete sentence.

"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God".

Nabaraj said: (Aug 22, 2017)  
HI, Guys! I think this might be the best explanation.

Food includes = bread, rice, meal, meat, vegetables and so on.

Bread is just a part of Food. So man cannot live only by eating bread, so the best answer is "Bread".

Thank you.

Sharath said: (Sep 9, 2018)  
Man does not live by bread alone because he needs food, meals, etc. So bread is the answer.

Amit said: (Feb 8, 2020)  
Bread comes inside food so I think food is the answer.

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