Each of the following sentences is followed by four words or group of words. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word or group of words.
To ___time, please go___ foot and not by bus.
A. spend, with
B. kill, towards
C. utilise, on
D. gain, on
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Correct Answer : D.
A clever way to tackle this question would be to see the second as a prepositional usage. You go on foot. So, our choices narrow down to (c) and (d). Now, would you be utilising time if you go on foot? Perhaps not. So, (c) is eliminated. If you do something in order to gain time you do it in order to give yourself enough time. For what? To think of an excuse or a way out of a difficult situation.