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Wednesday, 26 May 2010
English Grammar and Composition Aptitude Test
Time: One Hour Max Marks: 25Question 1
You are living in a big city but the water supply of your colony is very poor. As summers are going on all the residents face acute shortage of water. Write a letter to the Editor of a reputed newspaper drawing the authorities’ attention to the problem. 
Rewrite as directed 
a. Very few subjects are as important as English. (Use: most)b. Only if India wins the cup, we will have a holiday.( Change into a negative sentence)c. The matter was reported to the commissioner. (Change the voice)d. She is very dull in studies. She is smart-looking. ( Combine the sentences)e. The Judge said to the Prosecutor, “Do you agree with the arguments presented yesterday?” Change into indirect speech)f. As soon as the results were declared, the web-server was very busy.(Begin: No sooner…)g. He said to his friend,” I go for a walk every day.” (Change into reported speech)h. I can go to the theatre. (Provide a suitable question tag)i. He is a diplomat and a poet. (Use: Not only…)
Question 3 
Rewrite using the correct preposition:
- Even though they were tired, they carried…. their journey.
- In spite of the heavy rain, the meeting was not put….
- Contrary ….. their expectation, it snowed heavily.
- The mob burned…..the building.
- You can look….. the word in the dictionary.