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quirements in order to be considered for the
7. Visiting the panyard was a fascinating experi-
ence and watching the musicians tune the pans
made it even more enjoyable.
A. Visiting the panyard was by far the most fasci-
nating experience and watching the musicians
tune the pans was more enjoyable.
B. We visited the panyard and watched the musi-
cians tune the pans. It was both a fascinating
and enjoyable experience.
C. Visiting the panyard was a fascinating and en-
joyable experience, especially when the musi-
cians began tuning the pans.
D. The pan tuners made visiting the panyard the
most fascinating experience.
8. In spite of his limited resources, he was able to
create a "nest egg" to secure his family's future.
A. Having limited resources is no excuse for not
creating a "nest egg" for your family.
B. He created a "nest egg" to secure his family's
future, in spite of, his limited means.
C. He was able to provide a future for his family
by creating a "nest egg" from his limited re-
D. His limited resources enabled him to create a
small "nest egg' to secure his family's future.
9. With the high cost of imports and the decline in
revenue, the government will have to explore
more ways to increase food production.
A. Food production remains high on the govern-
ment's agenda, given the high costs associated
with imports and declining revenue.
B. The high cost of imports and declining revenue
will force the government to identify ways to
increase food production.
C. Food production needs to be explored by gov-
ernment in an effort to reduce imports, owing
to a decline in revenue.
D. The government will have to identify ways to
increase food production, due to high import
costs and declining revenue.
10. There are no limits to what you can accomplish if
you are diligent in pursing your goals.
A. Diligence in the pursuit of your goals will lead
you to your accomplishments.
B. Do not limit yourself; pursue your goals with
C. There are no limits to what you can accomplish;
if you are conscientious in pursuing your goals.
D. The pursuit of happiness will lead you to accom-
plish you goals, without limitation.
DIRECTION: Read the following sentences carefully.
No sentence contains more than one error. Some of
the sentences are incorrect because of grammar, vo-
cabulary or idiom. Identify the part of the sentence
DIRECTION: Read each sentence carefully and select
from the four options given the word or words best
suited to complete the sentence.
1. Fathers and mothers play a ..................... role in the
growth and stability of their children.
2. Successful people are people who never .....................
3. Had the structure been ...................... it would have not
required any reinforcement.
4. In ..........................., I should have sought the advice of a
professional to guide me through the decision
5. The children were ....................... .to a small area because
the play park provided for them was inadequate.
DIRECTION: Read the sentences carefully. Each sen-
tence has four options, review the options and select
the one that is CLOSEST in meaning to the original sen-
6. Once you meet the basic requirements, you will be
considered for the position.
A. You must meet the basic requirements in order
to be considered for the position.
B. The position is available to anyone who meets
C. The basic requirements are essential for securing
D. The organization demands that you meet the re-
which is incorrect and select the letter which corre-
sponds with your answer. If the sentence is appropri-
ate as it stands mark your answer D.
11. Adults often use stories to impact information
to children, as stories are more easily
understood. No Error
12. We were saddened to learn
of the disappearance of our teacher. No Error
13. My father having a love for horses and
an interest in sport took us to the race track
in Arima. No Error
14. As you might have guess, it was the usual
suspect who raided the fruit tree. No Error
15. Many states in North America have abolished
the use of lethal injections in death sentence.
DIRECTION: Read each sentence carefully and then
select the word that is NEAREST in meaning to the
underlined word in the sentence.
16. We reviewed the quotations obtained from both
suppliers and noticed there was a slight dispar-
ity in the pricing.
17. Anna was elated to learn of her grandmother's
return to Cuba after fifty years.
18 The staff at the hospital was professional and
compassionate; it was quite a contrast from the
personnel at the administrative office.
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