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√ Warehouse area of about 12,000 - 15,000 SQF inclusive
of 2,000 SQF of air-conditioned office space.
√ Parking space for at least 10 - 15 cars.
√ Fire alarm system and fire hose station with Heat & Smoke
detection and sprinklers.
√ Sealed walls and floor.
√ Minimum of 4 to 5 docking doors above floor level and 2
Exit doors in the warehouse.
√ Cross ventilation.
√ Minimum of 2 restrooms (women + men).
√ Data and telephone connections.
√ Lighting inside and outside perimeter.
√ Utility / maintenance room.
√ Perimeter Fencing.
√ Water Storage Tank & Pump.
√ External Graded Drainage Channels (storm drains).
ABILITY TO PROVIDE SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICES SUCH AS TRANSPORTATION,
WASTE DISPOSAL, FORKLIFT SERVICES, WAREHOUSE MANAGER ETC WILL BE
CONSIDERED AN ASSET.
Please send your proposal to
by 5th November 2013.
From 1 to 10, the correct
answers are underlined. These
letters signify the type of mistake
made in the sentence: R for redun-
dancy, G for grammar, S for
spelling, V for vocabulary.
Try to understand the rule that is
tested in each sentence---1 to 25.
the general one of his
soldiers has given. (G) A singular
subject demands a singular verb.
2. If you had been there, you
would have heard (G) Use past tense
in sequence in this sentence.
3. Their parents resent play-
ing.... (G) The possessive case pro-
noun is used before the gerund or
4. The manager accused the
workers and me (G) me' is the
object pronoun of the verb
5. The bulk... is met. (G) "The
bulk" is the singular subject of the
singular verb "is met."
6. There were fewer mourners at
the funeral. (V) Fewer is used before
Less is used before uncountable
nouns, eg less time, less hope, less
7. Neither of the books is suitable.
(G) Neither always pertains to
of two persons or things. A singular
subject, "neither one," agrees with
the singular verb "is."
8. Each worker must bring his
own lunch. (G) The indefinite pro-
noun each is always singular.
9. The child sat beside her moth-
er. (V) "
" means next to,
"besides" means as well as.
of" is used before
nouns, "amount of" before
11. When I got there, she had
already. (G) This is one of the
irregular past participles, such as:
has drunk, has begun, has swum.
12. We did not understand
importance. (S) It's = it is; is the
possessive case used here before the
13. is completed
14. We knew it was who had
taken the money. (G) The verb "to
be" ( ) is followed by the subjec-
tive case (he).
15. This exercise is different
the previous one. (V) Always use
different from, not different than or
16. The two workers agreed to
respect one another's/
views. (V) "Each other" is used
between two people; "one
another" is used referring to
17. whom do you wish to
send this parcel? (G) Avoid
ending a sentence with a dan-
gling preposition. Place the
preposition "to" before the
objective case pronoun "whom"
at the start of the sentence.
18. Everyone waited in front
Everyone, like other indefinite
pronouns, is singular.
19. The drivers waited for
Susan and (for) . (G) The
preposition (for) understood
governs the objective case (me).
of these cricket bats
(G) "None" is a contraction
therefore singular and is fol-
lowed by the singular verb is'.
21. It was 7 pm...addressed
the expectant audience: "
, ladies and gen-
tlemen." (V) "Good night" is
bidding farewell. "Good
evening" is the greeting expect-
ed at this time. "Good night"
comes at the end of the show
when the people are going
22. The reason was because
my car broke down. (V) Write
either: The reason why I was
late was that my car broke
down or I was late because my
car broke down.
23. The minister spoke to
problems. "With regard to"
is needed. You may use
"regards" when closing off an
e-mail message, or sending
regards as greetings to some-
24. Larry said that he did
need /any help (G) Two neg-
atives make a positive. "He did
not need any help" or "He
needed no help."
25. Can/ (V) "Can I?"
asks whether one is able to do
something, "May I?" is seek-
ing permission to do it.
I would love to know how
well you fared, especially those
who still have difficulty with
some of these rules. Let me
know which rules are trouble-
Congratulations to those who
got all or almost all right! Way
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