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C. because he will be
D. because he has been
8. She struggled to keep her concentration because
of her concern for her child's ill-health.
Replace She struggled to keep with: Her con-
A. when she learn
B. when she learned
C. when she learnt
D. when she learns
9. Unless you send me your report today, I will be
unable to meet the month end deadline.
Begin the sentence with: If you had not
A. I may be unable
B. I will not be able
C. I would not be able
D. I would not have been able
10. After we got into the line we realised we were
boarding the wrong bus.
Begin the sentence with: As we got
A. We were about to
B. We were going to
C. We will
D. We are going
DIRECTION: Read each sentence carefully. You will be
required to determine whether an error exists and if so
identify the type of error based on the four options given
below. Select the option that BEST describes the sen-
The options are as follows:-
A. The sentence contains grammatical errors
or is faulty in diction.
B. The sentence is too wordy or redundant.
C. The sentence contains clich s and or mis-
D. The sentence is acceptable as it stands.
11. The girl's grandfather was instrumental in her
getting a scholarship.
12. We intended to have a bar-b-que in the backyard,
but it was raining cats and dogs.
13. On the 3rd day of every month, the clerk's are re-
quired to bring their records up to date.
14. Planning a wedding requires patience, planning,
plenty preparation and careful attention to detail.
15. As the children get older, they are becoming dis-
interested in vacationing as a family.
DIRECTION: Read each sentence carefully, then select
the word that is opposite in meaning to the underlined
1. The girl's behaviour is indicative of a child who has
not had any parental guidance.
2. Members of the community looked on in shock and
horror as the car dangled precariously over the cliff.
3. The recovering addict was apprehensive about
sharing his story with the students.
4. Mr. Wilson has been a great mentor: he is knowl-
edgeable and uses a pragmatic approach to prob-
5. The statements made by the defence attorney
during the hearing were callous.
DIRECTION: Read the sentences carefully. You will be
required to reconstruct each sentence using one of the
four options given below. Remember when reconstructing
the sentences not to distort the original meaning.
6. In an attempt to get our message out immediately
we used social media.
Substitute in an attempt for: We got
B. by using
C. through using
D. we used
7. The doctor was in surgery so we waited three
hours to see him at his office.
Change we waited to: we will wait
A. because he is
B. because he was
DIRECTION: In the following sentences, one of the
underlined words may be misspelled. Identify the
misspelled word in each sentence based on the options
given A, B, C. If no error exists mark your answer D.
16. The workers decided to protest outside the
medical institution because they felt their
grieviances were not being met. No Error
17. When you are ensuring your home, you should
take the replacement costs into consideration.
18. The villain in the movie could not be caught; he
executed his plans with precision and efficiency.
19. It seems counter intuative to eat the largest
meal at the start of the day, but the nutritionists
say that is best for the body. No Error
20. If you look at the back of the drawer, you will
find the receipt book and some stationary items.
DIRECTIONS: Read the passage carefully before
attempting the questions. Each question has four
options, select the most appropriate answer, based on
what is contained or implied in the passage.
FACTS ABOUT THE REDWOOD TREE
Soaring up to 350 feet in height, coast redwoods are the
tallest trees on Earth. Commonly known as redwoods and
officially known as Sequoia sempervirens, Latin for for-
ever living, these huge trees and their close relatives, gi-
ants sequoias, were found throughout the northern
hemisphere 60 million years ago. Today, however, red-
woods grow only on one narrow 450-mile strip of land
that stretches from the northern coast of California into
Redwoods have an average life span of 500 to 700 years,
but some individual trees have been known to reach ages
of 2,000 years. At one time, California was home to
roughly two million acres of redwoods. However, since
1850, an aggressive logging industry has claimed most of
that forest. Today, only four percent, or 85,000 acres of
that old growth is still standing. Continued on the next page
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