Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 29th 2015 Contents 10. If you would have used your discretion, you would not
be in this quandary.
DIRECTION: Read the sentences carefully. You will be
required to reconstruct each sentence using one of the
four options given below. Remember when reconstruct-
ing the sentences not to distort the original meaning.
11. The scientists obtained funding for research and de-
velopment from a corporate entity.
Begin the sentence with: A corporate entity
C. Has provided
D. Will provide
12. In spite of the employee being warned about his poor
attendance, he made no effort to improve.
Substitute In spite of for: Although
A. is warned
B. was warned
C. Has been warned
D. will be warned
13. Samuel has plans to join the army and continues his
academic studies in the United Kingdom.
Substitute has plans for: is intent
B. To join
C. With joining
14. It is impolite to stare at persons who have an impedi-
ment or are differently able.
Replace to stare with: staring
A. Is impolite
B. Is not impolite
C. It is impolite
D. It is not impolite
15. The graduation exercise for the students will be held
Begin the sentence with: The students
B. are having
C. will have
D. will be having
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.
16. On the day we visited the Licencing Office there
were numerous persons waiting to renew their
permits. No Error
17. When chopping an onion, place a lit candle nearby
and that will absorb the vapours being
DIRECTION: Read each sentence carefully, then select the
word that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
1. As people get older, there is tendency to lead a seden-
tary life, but more and more doctors are warning
against this practice.
2. The young entrepreneur recouped his legal expenses
following a court judgement in his favour.
3. When workers deviate from the standard they put the
population and institution at risk.
4. The organisers of the children's camp have been suc-
cessful in providing a congenial environment for learn-
ing and recreation.
5. One week ago, two convicts absconded from a prison in
the United States.
DIRECTION: Read each sentence carefully. You will be re-
quired to determine whether an error exists and if so iden-
tify the type of error based on the four options given below.
Select the option that BEST describes the sentence.
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 misused
D. The sentence is acceptable as it stands.
6. Michael and Juliet waited until the last minute to start
their project and they are struggling to complete now.
7. In this day and age the town still does not have a reliable
8. That is the kind of disrespect up with which I will not
9. While touring the facility, the architects noticed the
presence of rotting wooden beams and decaying planks
of wood in the ceiling of the building.
released from the bulb. No Error
18. The college announced that there would be a
marginal increase in the tuiation fees, beginning this
semester. No Error
19. As the 92 year old woman approached the final leg
of the marathon, she sprintted towards the finish
line. No Error
20. The team will meet to finalise the logistics to
relocate the operations to the South Bureau.
DIRECTIONS: Read the passage carefully before at-
tempting the questions. Each question has four options,
select the most appropriate answer, based on what is
contained or implied in the passage.
THE SEVEN CONTINENTS
Continents make up the largest landmasses on the planet
earth. A continent is larger than an island and is usually
made up of multiple countries. There are seven continents
in the world although some people do combine Europe and
Asia into the single continent Eurasia and others combine
North and South America into the American continent.
While Africa is first alphabetically, it is second in both pop-
ulation and size among the Earth's continents. About 1 bil-
lion people live in the 54 countries in Africa. This is about
15 percent of the world's population living on 20 percent of
the total land area. The equator passes through the center
of the continent with largely tropical climates. The northern
and the southern portion of Africa have more temperate
conditions. Africa is also noted as the birthplace of
mankind. The oldest fossil evidence of Homo sapiens was
found in the eastern part of the continent.
Antarctica holds a number of firsts among the continents
of Earth. The continent is the most southern of the seven
continents and includes the South Pole. It is also the least
populated with less than 5,000 residents. Antarctica is
known as the coldest landmass and has few native plants
or animals. Much of the landmass is covered with perma-
Asia covers nearly 9 percent of the earth's surface making
it the largest of the continents. It is also the home to the
most people with an estimated population of 4.3 billion.
Asia is defined as the eastern portion of the Eurasia conti-
nent with the Ural River and mountains serving as the di-
viding line between Europe. Asia contains some of the
oldest civilizations in the world including the Chinese and
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