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7. Sadly, after twelve years of doing this job, the tasks
have become mundane.
8. Given his legal background, one would have expected
his views to be less subjective.
9. Ethel's relationships have suffered over the years be-
cause of her antagonistic nature.
10. Since the death of their relatives, that property has
become a source of contention.
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
B. The sentence is too wordy or redundant.
C. The sentence contains clich s and or misused metaphors.
D. The sentence is acceptable as it stands.
11. Both children have followed in the father's footsteps
to become Aeronautical Engineers.
12. Having the support of family has seen him through a
13. His colleagues don't seem to be able to reach him.
14. As we stood in the courtyard, we heard a choir of
voices in the distance.
15. Life is a mere dream, a fleeting shadow on a sunny
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. Even though the parties hold opposing views, at no
DIRECTION: Read the sentences carefully. You will be re-
quired to reconstruct each sentence using one of the four op-
tions given below. Remember when reconstructing the
sentences not to distort the original meaning.
1. There is no point rehashing the past, let us look to the
Replace look with: looking
A. We are looking
B. We have been looking
C. We will be looking
D. We should be looking
2. A spectacular show awaits you at the Grand Old Opera.
Change awaits to: awaiting
A. Their is
B. Their are
C. There is
D. There was
3. Adults often make promises which they do not intend
Replace do not intend with: no intentions
A. Which they have not
B. Which they have
C. Which they do not have
D. Which they had
4. It is no small feat to complete that manuscript in two
Begin the sentence with: It is an accomplishment
A. To complete
C. Being able to complete
D. To be completing
5. The delegates missed their connecting flight because
the shuttle was late getting to the airport.
Begin the sentence with: Had the shuttle arrived on
A. Might of
B. Might not of
C. Would have
D. Would not have
DIRECTION: Read each sentence carefully, then select the
word that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
6. The Holy Father, Pope Francis, continues to endear
himself to people around the world, with his humility
and simple manner.
time during the discoarse did they display any
animosity towards each other. No Error
17. Plans to errect the monument have been aborted
because of a land dispute. No Error
18. I was not surprised to learn that he would not be
continuing his education at the institution, given his
financial constraines. No Error
19. At the food festival patrons were treated to an aray of
Caribbean delicacies. No Error
20. With the assistants of neighbours, the police were
successful in intercepting the thieves. 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 im-
plied in the passage.
COUNTRIES SENDING AID TO SYRIAN
Many countries around the world are sending aid to the
people of Syria. They are also trying to figure out how to
help many Syrians leave the country and how to help
them live in other countries.
Syria is a country in western Asia. It is currently under-
going a civil war, sparked in 2011, by living conditions and
poverty there. On one side are the pro-government
forces, and on the other side are people who are op-
posed to the Syrian government.
Because of the war, at least a third (and as many as
half) of Syrians have left their homes. There are 2.1 mil-
lion registered "refugees," according to the Canadian
Council for Refugees, and millions more who are not yet
registered. A refugee, in this case, is someone who has
left their home country and wishes to live in another
country where it will be safer for them.
Most of the people who have left the country have
moved to the five countries closest to Syria: Lebanon,
Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.
Other countries around the world are trying to figure out
how they can help the Syrian refugees. Most countries
have a limit on the number of refugees they will accept
into their country.
Canada has taken in about 1,000 Syrian refugees so far
this year and has announced the country will take in
10,000 Syrians over the next three years. Germany has
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