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NAME

DATE

KALPANA

Use the appropriate verb.


1. Hate and jealousy ___________ human emotions.
2. Honour and glory ___________ his reward.
3. My friend and guide ___________ come.
4. No nook or corner ___________ left untouched.
5. Either Sam or his brothers___________ to be blamed.
6. Either he or I ___________mistaken.
7. Neither of the two men___________ strong.
8. 10 km ___________a long distance.
9. Iron as well as coal___________ found in Bihar.
10.The quality of the mango___________ good.
Change from active to passive
1. One should keep ones promise.
2. Give the order.
3. Someone has picked my pocket.
4. The enemy has defeated our army.
5. I opened the door.
6. He taught me to read German.
7. We must listen to his words.
8. We admire the brave.
9. We expect good news.
10.Do you understand my meaning?
Identify the grammar or usage error. If there is no error, select choice E.
1. Workers which earn the minimum wage tend to be young, with just over half under
twenty-five years old
A
B
C
and one-third of these teenagers. No error
D
E
2. Someone who uses a personal computer to perform only such tasks as word processing
and sending e-mail
A
B
need not buy the most advanced model available on the market. No error
C
D
E
3. The success of the governor in attracting new industry to the rural area can be
attributed to their low cost of
A
B
C
D
living. No error
E
4. Until time zones were standardized in the United States, each railway station will have
to keep several
A
B
clocks, each showing the time of day according to a different railroad company. No error
C
D
E
5. Grapes, mangoes, and oranges are widely considered delicious fruits, but it is in fact
the banana that is
A
B
C
shown by many surveys to be the more popular fruit in the world. No error
D
E

Which phrase creates the clearest sentence considering grammar, choice of words,
sentence construction, and punctuation? Choose from one of the following options.
1. One example of people with time-management problems is students who spend most
of their free time practicing sports, and then, later, they are too tired for concentrating
on homework.
a) who spend most of their free time practicing sports, and then, later, they are too
tired for concentrating
b) that spend most of their free time practicing sports, then being too tired to
concentrate
c) who spend most of their free time practicing sports and then are too tired to
concentrate
d) spending most of their free time practicing sports, but later are too tired to
concentrate
e) spending most of their free time in sports practice, then are too tired for
concentrating later
2. The Antiquities Act of 190619061906 authorized the President to declare national
historic or prehistoric ruins or monuments as their being a historic landmark.
a) as their being a historic landmark
b) as being a historic landmark
c) to be historic landmarks
d) to have become a historic landmark
e) with becoming historic landmarks
3. Besides publishing ten poetry collections for adults, Gary Soto, who is writing numerous
collections of short stories and novels for children.
a) Soto, who is writing
b) Soto, the writer of
c) Soto writing
d) Soto has written
e) Soto, in addition to writing
4. It is not uncommon for a great novel to be turned into a mediocre film, Scott Spencers
Endless Love is only one case.
a) film, Scott Spencers Endless Love is only one case
b) film, as was the case with Scott Spencers Endless Love
c) film, in this case Scott Spencers Endless Love
d) film, in the case of Scott Spencers Endless Love
e) film, Endless Love, by Scott Spencer, is a case in point
5. Advertised specials that are located in the front of the store tempt shoppers to stop, the
best buys are often found in less prominent spots.
a) the best buys are often found in less prominent spots
b) it is the best buys that are often found where they are less prominent
c) but the best buys are often found in less prominent spots
d) and the best buys are often found less prominently
e) in spite of this, the best buys are found to be less prominent

C - First of all "ruins or monuments" means landmarks must be plural. So that leaves C and E. E has a gerund
(becoming) and is too wordy. C is concise and keeps the infinitives consistent (to declare + to be).