Verbal Ability - Selecting Words - Discussion

Discussion :: Selecting Words - Section 1 (Q.No.34)

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


This, partly, explains how the Mehta family has been able to ...... its lavish lifestyle in recent times, despite the fact that all its assets have been ......

[A]. keep, removed
[B]. afford, attached
[C]. develop, liquidated
[D]. keep up, destroyed

Answer: Option D


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Itty said: (Nov 28, 2010)  
I think the answer is [B]
attached here means -->taken temporary control over by legal authority

Vidhusha said: (Jul 18, 2011)  
D is correct. Theres no confusion in this sentence.

Saranya said: (Sep 3, 2011)  
I agree wit Itty. Can anyone explain.

Afsar said: (Sep 3, 2011)  
Keep up-->Maintain a required pace or level. Here we are talking about longer period of time.

Afford-->Have the financial means to do something or buy something. It means one may do something now but in future he may not be able to do.

So option D fits well.

Naveen Goud said: (Nov 5, 2011)  
Option D is apt. There is no choice to confound anymore.

Afford is inappropriate because it should be used in positive sentences.

And in option A "removed" is inappropriate because assets cannot be removed.

Delson said: (Mar 10, 2014)  
Option D.

Keep up means to hold up.

And in the next gives you the idea clearly his assets have been "destroyed".

Tauseef Hyder said: (Jun 13, 2015)  
Assets does liquidate, so I'd go for option C.

Kashish said: (Oct 21, 2015)  
Assets liquidate so I guess C.

Furahini said: (May 23, 2016)  
I agree @Tauseef & @Kashish answer.

Because, I also thought that way.

Rajinikanth said: (Aug 22, 2016)  
Land (asset) cannot be destroyed nor created. It can be converted to cash (liquidated).

Preeti said: (May 22, 2017)  
I agree that option C is the answer.

Haz said: (Dec 5, 2017)  
Both [D], [C] are correct.

Jackie said: (Apr 22, 2019)  
I too thought that same way that option C is correct, but on comparing the two sentences, D sounds more accurate. C would be correct if 'its' is removed after the blank.

Correct me, if I am wrong.

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