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7. It is unfortunate the way persons use social media
to denigrate the character of others.
8. When Victoria first joined the swim team, she was
amiable, but following her success at the games, she
9. The chess champion observed his opponent intently
as he contemplated his next move.
10. In speaking with my niece, I realized that she had
misconstrued the statements made by her mother.
DIRECTION: Read the sentence carefully. Each sen-
tence has four options, review the options and select
the one that is CLOSEST in meaning to the original sen-
11. On the advice of the teacher, the girl's parents took
her to the Optometrist to have her eyes examined.
A. The girl's parent took her to the Op-
tometrist for an eye examination, based on
her teacher's advice.
B. The girls' eyes were tested by the Op-
tometrist following the teachers' directive.
C. The parents of the girl took her to have her
eyes tested by the Optometrist.
D. The teacher advised the girl's parents to
take her to the Optometrist, for an eye ex-
12. I have been working on this publication for the past
six month and it has consumed all of my time and
A. For the past six month, this publication has
been consuming all of my time and atten-
B. The time and attention it takes to com-
plete this publication has consumed all of
DIRECTION: Read each sentence carefully. Select from
the four options given, the word or words which is best
suited to complete the sentence.
1. For twenty years, the restaurateur has .......................the
market with his brand of pizza.
2. Having met the criterion for the job, the ......................... was
given the opportunity to continue his training and work
3. We found a box containing letters, which had been at
my aunt's home for many years, but due to the discol-
oration of the paper, it was difficult to ....................... what
4. My colleagues and I enjoyed a ............................... continental
breakfast before sightseeing.
5. When questioned by the officer, the boys admitted to
being ....................... into robbing the jewelry store, by an
DIRECTION: Read each sentence carefully then select the
word that is NEAREST in meaning to the underlined word
in the sentence.
6. The television station was inundated with request
from the public to rebroadcast the Opening Ceremony
of the Olympics.
C. The publication that I have been working on
for the last six months, it has consumed all of
my time and attention.
D. I have been consumed by this publication, and I
have spent every waking moment, working to
13. As a Social Worker, you are exposed to all types of situ-
ations that require you to be attentive to the needs of
A. When you are a social worker, you are con-
fronted with various situations that require
you to be devoted to meeting the needs of
B. Social work requires exposure to all types of
situation and people with varying needs.
C. When you are a social worker the expectation
of others requires exposure to all types of peo-
ple and situations
D. The job of a social worker can be quite de-
manding and often requires constant attention
to the needs of others.
14. It did not take the manager long to deduce the workers
had conspired to sabotage the company's machinery.
A. The manager realized that the workers had
sabotaged the company's machinery.
B. Within a short timeframe, the manager real-
ized that the workers had conspired to sabo-
tage the company's machinery.
C. The manager identified the workers who were
responsible for the sabotage of the company's
D. The manager is of the view that the com-
pany's machinery was sabotage by its workers.
15. Our lecturer had advised us, to refrain from having pub-
lic discussions about politics and religion, as they are
both contentious topics.
A. Our lecture does not want us to discuss poli-
tics or religion, with anyone.
B. Our lecture said do not entertain any public
conversation regarding religion and politics, as
they are sensitive topics.
C. Having discussions about politics and religion
is an absolute no, as it can cause persons to
become quite angry.
D. We were advised by our lecturer, to avoid pub-
lic discussions regarding politics and religion,
as they are controversial topics.
DIRECTION: Read the following sentences carefully. No
sentence contains more than one error. Some of the sen-
tences are incorrect because of grammar, vocabulary or
idiom. Identify the part of the sentence which is incorrect
and select the letter which corresponds with your answer.
If the sentence is appropriate as it stands mark your an-
16. The brilliant strategies put forward by the consultant,
are a representation of his astute leadership. No Error
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