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9. The dogs protested angrily as they watched two
mice scurry from the neighbour's yard.
10. School days can be enjoyable and provide great learn-
ing opportunities however, having to undergo exami-
nations is inevitable.
DIRECTION: In the following sentences, one of the un-
derlined words may be misspelled. Identify the mis-
spelled word in each sentence based on the options
given A, B, C. If no error exists mark your answer D.
11. The washrooms are situated on the left hand side of
the corridor. No Error
12. He was not permited to compete in the event
because he breached the rules. No Error
13. It is not often that we get an opportunity to sit on
the Boardwalk and bask in the sunshine. No Error
14. The pharmaceutical company provided the students
with dental supplies and brochures about oral
hygeine. No Error
15. Before making travel arrangements, please check to
see weather we require any vaccines. No Error
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 clichès and or mis-
DIRECTION: Read the sentences carefully. You will be re-
quired to reconstruct each sentence using one of the four
options given below. Remember when reconstructing the
sentences not to distort the original meaning.
1. The children pleaded with their grandparents not to
punish them for misbehaving.
Begin the sentence with: The children's grandparents
C. Had chosen
D. Have chosen
2. Robert sprung into action and was able to save his
neighbour's house from flooding.
Replace sprung into action with: actions
3. The labourer arrived too late to complete the installation
of the window panel.
Begin the sentence with: Had the labourer arrived ear-
lier A. He would have been able
B. He would of been able
C. He would be able
D. He would of
4. As they approached the gate, the family noticed that
the front door had been left open.
Replace had been with: appeared
A. Appeared open
B. Appeared to be open
C. Appeared to have been open
D. Appeared to have been left open
5. The fisherman had been lost at sea for several days be-
fore his boat was discovered.
Begin the sentence with: The fisherman's boat
A. After being los
B. After being lost
C. After having being lost
D. After having been lost
DIRECTION: Read each sentences carefully, then select the
word that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
6. The merchandiser had just replenished the shelves with
goods when the earthquake struck.
7. David began to disgorge immediately after having his
8. When the girls were questioned about the internet, they
vehemently denied using it without permission.
D. The sentence is acceptable as it stands.
16. In his heart of hearts he knew he had dishonoured his
17. The text books being used by the college are different
to the books from last year.
18. She would have had to have waited three months to
collect her rebate had she not pursued the vendor.
19. The loans officer did everything in her power to help
us secure financing for our home.
20. Can you recall when was the last time we serviced
the air conditioning unit?
DIRECTIONS: Read the poem carefully before attempt-
ing the questions. Each question has four options,
select the most appropriate answer, based on what is
implied or stated in the poem.
THE HISTORY OF STONEHENGE
For centuries, historians and archaeologists have puzzled
over the many mysteries of Stonehenge, the prehistoric
monument that took Neolithic builders an estimated 1,500
years to erect. Located in southern England, it is comprised
of roughly 100 massive upright stones placed in a circular
layout. While many modern scholars now agree that
Stonehenge was once a burial ground, they have yet to de-
termine what other purposes it served and how a civiliza-
tion without modern technology---or even the wheel---
produced the mighty monument. Its construction is all the
more baffling because, while the sandstone slabs of its
outer ring hail from local quarries, scientists have traced
the bluestones that make up its inner ring all the way to
the Preseli Hills in Wales, some 200 miles from where
Stonehenge sits on Salisbury Plain. Today, nearly 1 million
people visit Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
since 1986, and every year.
Archaeologists believe England most iconic prehistoric ruin
was built in several stages, with the earliest constructed
5,000 or more years ago. First, Neolithic Britons used prim-
itive tools---possibly made from deer antlers---to dig a mas-
sive circular ditch and bank, or henge, on Salisbury Plain.
Deep pits dating back to that era and located within the
circle---known as Aubrey holes after John Aubrey, the 17th-
century antiquarian who discovered them---may have once
held a ring of timber posts, according to some scholars.
In 1620, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, dug a
large hole in the ground at the centre of Stonehenge look-
ing for buried treasure.
Several hundred years later, it is thought, Stonehenge's
builders hoisted an estimated 80 non-indigenous blue-
stones, 43 of which remain today, into standing positions
and placed them in either a horseshoe or circular formation.
During the third phase of construction, which took place
around 2000 B.C., Sarsen sandstone slabs were arranged
into an outer crescent or ring; some were assembled into
the iconic three-pieced structures called trilithons that
stand tall in the centre of Stonehenge. Some 50 Sarsen
stones are now visible on the site, which may once have
contained many more. Radiocarbon dating suggests that
work continued at Stonehenge until roughly 1600 B.C., with
the bluestones in particularly being repositioned mutiple
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