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9. What I appreciate most is your loyalty.
10. The task at hand is to conquer all the levels of
DIRECTION: Read each sentence carefully, then se-
lect the word that is opposite in meaning to the un-
11. Carlene pondered about the opportunity to work
12. When venturing into unknown areas, be cog-
nisant of the environment.
13. An aspiring leader should be able to engender
confidence in others.
14. The old paper patterns began to disintegrate as
the grandchildren sifted through them.
15. The firm needs to ascertain whether the em-
ployee's actions warrant dismissal.
DIRECTION: Read the sentences carefully. You will
be required to reconstruct each sentence using one of
the four options given below. Remember when recon-
structing the sentences not to distort the original
16. Rather than deciding the way forward, give us a
chance to contribute our ideas.
Substitute: Rather than with: Before
A. You deciding the way
B. Deciding the way
C. Decide the way
D. We decide the way
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.
1. Many of the international advertising campiagns
are geared towards empowering women. No Error
2. It is difficult to comprehend the lost of lives
through violent means. No Error
3. Had we known they were unwilling to furnish us
with the prizes, we would have targeted other
athletics stores. No Error
4. The accusations eminating from the
event coordinator were unwarranted. No Error
5. Religious leaders continue to exhort their
followers to pray for peace in the nations.
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.
6. Do not take matters into your own hands, let na-
ture take its course.
7. No one person will benefit from the inheritance,
you will all benefit.
8. Greetings, salutations and all protocols observed,
without further ado, we wish to commence this
17. When the wind is right, Geese can fly up to fif-
teen hundred miles in twenty-four hours.
Begin the sentence with: The right wind condi-
C. Can allow
D. Will allow
18. Three men were recently honoured for averting a
deadly attack on French Citizens.
Begin the sentence with: A deadly attack
A. Who are being honoured
B. Who are to be honoured
C. Who were honoured
D. Who will be honoured
19. If we are not careful, we will lose the very aspects
of our heritage that make us unique.
Substitute: we will with: we stand
B. To loose
C. Too lose
D. To lose
20. The school continues to underscore the need for
parents to monitor their children's internet activ-
Substitute: continues to with: has
A. Has underscore
B. Have underscore
C. Has underscored
D. Having underscored
DIRECTIONS: Read the passage carefully before at-
tempting the questions. Each question has four op-
tions, select the most appropriate answer based on
what is contained or implied in the passage.
Pygmy, in anthropology, member of any human group
whose adult males grow to less than 59 inches (150 cm)
in average height. A member of a slightly taller group is
The best-known Pygmy groups and those to whom the
term is most commonly applied are the Pygmies of tropical
Africa; elsewhere in Africa some of the San (Bushmen) of
the Kalahari are of Pygmy size. There are also Pygmy
groups, commonly known as Negritos, in Asia. Similarities
in the physical features of the African and Asian groups are
a result of their long period of adaptation to similar envi-
Virtually all Pygmy peoples are hunters and gatherers, prac-
ticing neither agriculture nor cattle raising. Most maintain
close symbiotic relations with other groups in their region;
consequently most have lost their indigenous languages
and adopted that of their neighbours.
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