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10. As much as I enjoy chocolate cake, there is no way
you can inveigle me to indulge, when I have decided
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 diction.
B. The sentence is too wordy or redundant.
C. The sentence contains cliche s and or misused
D. The sentence is acceptable as it stands.
11. Once you follow the rules of the institution, to the let-
ter of the law, you will not have any difficulty.
12. Their time in Mexico would of been better spent had
they gone one a guided tour.
13. Every student was presented with a certificate of
participation, at a prize giving ceremony, held to hon-
our the students for their contribution to the Arts.
14. We were surprised to see the large contingent of ath-
letes in attendance at the Caribbean Games.
15. Even though great minds think alike, yet, no two peo-
ple are alike.
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.
16. We have lived in this townhouse for twelve years and
we have never had a complaint.
Begin the sentence with: This townhouse has been
B. Too us
C. For us
17. The neighbours looked on in horror as the elderly lady
was mauled by the dog.
Replace looked on with: looking on
A. At the elderly lady
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.
1. Asia has a population of 4.3 billion and occuppies 9% of
the earth's surface, making it the largest continent in
the world. No Error
2. The Dow Jones industry average plunged by 358
points due to increasing fares, caused by falling oil
prices. No Error
3. At the start of the competetion the visitors were
brimming with energy and excitement, however by the
second leg, it had all dwindled. No Error
4. We are fortunate to live in a country where freedom of
speech and religious tolerence exists. No Error
5. The new busses are sleek, sophisticated and are
superior to the traditional models. No Error
DIRECTION: Read each sentence carefully, then select the
word that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
6. The farmers renounced all claims to the land, when
they realised the owner was in possession of the deed.
7. At this time of the year, the cost of suits and gradua-
tion dresses is exorbitant.
8. Some North American companies are offering up to
one year's paid Maternity Leave as an inducement to
9. Relatives and friends congregated at the beach, as the
bride and groom exchange their nuptials.
B. As the elderly lady
C. Saw the elderly lady
D. See the elderly lady
18. In the past five years, George has prepared a meal for
his siblings once.
Begin the sentence with: Seldom
A. Do George prepare
B. Did George prepares
C. Does George prepare
D. Has George prepared
19. The furniture and appliance store is offering a 15% dis-
count on all refrigerators.
Begin the sentence with: All refrigerators
A. Are being discounted
B. Has been discounted
C. Have been discounted
D. Will be discounted
20. Your Uncle has a majestic house with a beautiful view
of the ocean.
Change has to: has not only
A. A majestic house with
B. A majestic house but
C. A majestic house and
D. A majestic house that has
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.
PITCH LAKE, TRINIDAD -
THE LARGEST NATURAL DEPOSIT OF ASPHALT
The Pitch Lake is located in southwest Trinidad in the vil-
lage of La Brea. It's the largest and most significant pitch
lake in the world, measuring approximately one hundred
acres (41 hectares), and is estimated to be 76 meters deep
in the center. The liquid asphalt is black and viscous, but
the surface is semisolid, and can be walked on. The asphalt
is so soft in some areas that an individual can slowly sink
if he or she stands on the surface too long. In some places
one can put a stick through the asphalt and remove liquid
tar. Although the lake appears quiescent the asphalt still
moves with a natural slow "stirring" action. Not only can
the flow lines be seen on the surface of the asphalt, but
prehistoric trees and other objects have been known in
the past to have appeared, disappeared and reappeared.
The lake was created thousands of years ago by the
process of subduction, when the Caribbean continental
plate was forced under another plate. This opened fault
lines that allowed oil from deep underground deposits to
rise to the surface, where it collected in a volcanic crater.
The air caused lighter elements of the oil to evaporate,
leaving behind the heavy asphalt, and a mix of oil, clay and
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