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dren to attend a prestigious university.
8. The teenagers vehemently denied taunting the eld-
9. When the child arrived at school dirty and dishev-
elled, we recognized that something was wrong.
10. We found the meals at the station to be palatable.
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
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.
11. The Regional Authority gave the owner five (5) days
to clear the land, cut the grass and remove any exist-
ing debris from the property, or risk being fined.
12. Members of the protective services has been appeal-
ing to parents and guardians, to safeguard their chil-
dren from predators, during the vacation period.
13. A fool and his money are soon parted, so exercise
wisdom in your decision making.
14. When the clerk realized his co-worker was wrongly
being accused of stealing, he came to his co- worker's
15. The community centre in our area, will be offering re-
medial classes, in Mathematics and English.
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. Rhea has sought a temporary job, at a manufacturing
company, in her neighbourhood.
Substitute has sought for is hoping
A. to secure
B. to be able to secure
C. she will secure
D. she secures
2. To remove any residual chemicals from your food, wash
your fruits and vegetables thoroughly with warm water.
Substitute wash for washing
A. to removed
B. will remove
3. Last year the price of avocadoes reached $45.00.
Begin the sentence with: In the coming year
A. will reach
B. has reached
C. have reached
D. is expected to reach
4. In recognition of his success, his parents will host a
luncheon in his honour, next Sunday.
Begin the sentence with: A luncheon
A. is being held
B. was held
C. will be held
D. should be held
5. If you provide us with a mailing list, we will address the
envelopes for you.
Begin the sentence with: In order to
A. You can provide
B. You may provide
C. You must provide
D. You should provide
DIRECTION: Read each sentence carefully, then select the
word that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
6. In an effort to conceal their identity, some authors use
7. It is the desire of most, if not all parents, for their chil-
DIRECTION: In the following sentences, one of the under-
lined 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 villagers congregatted in the courtyard, to watch
the flag being raised for the first time, as the Minister
commissioned the sporting facility. No Error
17. After staring at the projector for several hours, my
eyes began to tire and the images became distorted.
18. The financial institution moved swiftly to secure the
premises after its acquisittion from the proprietor.
19. My brother-in-law was recently admitted to the Bar,
to practise Law. It was a proud moment for his family.
20. When you have faced many challenges in your life, it
can be difficult to stay the course, but it is important
to keep the fate. No Error
DIRECTIONS: Read the passage carefully before attempt-
ing the questions. Each question has four options, select
the most appropriate answer, based on what is contained
or implied in the passage.
THE CONSTRUCTION OF VENICE
Venice, Italy, is known by several names, one of which is the
'Floating City'. This is due to the fact that the city of Venice
consists of 118 small islands connected by numerous canals
and bridges. Yet, the buildings in Venice were not built di-
rectly on the islands. Instead, they were built upon wooden
platforms that were supported by wooden stakes driven
into the ground.
The story of Venice begins in the 5th century A.D. After the
fall of the Western Roman Empire, barbarians from the
north were raiding Rome's former territories. In order to es-
cape these raids, the Venetian population on the mainland
escaped to the nearby marshes, and found refuge on the
sandy islands of Torcello, Iesolo and Malamocco. Although
the settlements were initially temporary in nature, the Vene-
tians gradually inhabited the islands on a permanent basis.
In order to have their buildings on a solid foundation, the
Venetians first drove wooden stakes into the sandy ground.
Then, wooden platforms were constructed on top of these
stakes. Finally, the buildings were constructed on these plat-
forms. A 17th century book which explains in detail the con-
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