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Sunday, 19 May 2013

English Grammar: Aptitude Appraisal


English Grammar: Aptitude Appraisal
Question 1
Fill in the blanks with correct form of the words given in brackets:                                        
Example: 0  = doing
There is a joke...……0…….. (do)  the round on social media circles about a young monk ...……1…….. (ask)  a senior monk if he can use email. “Yes,” replies the senior monk adding “as long as there ...……2…….. (be)  no attachments”.
In life, we ...……3…….. (develop) attachments right from the moment we are born. Our first attachment is towards our mothers who feed, clothe, nourish and nurture us and offer security, love and warmth.
Then, as babies, we get...……4…….. (attach)   to a security blanket or a ...……5……..(stuff) toy or even a thumb. Young children develop a fondness for a particular teacher or a play mate. If that person or thing ...……6…….. (be)not present, it leaves them ...……7…….(feel)  rudderless and unsafe. As we grow ...……8……..(old), we develop attachments towards others in our circle — spouse, children, grandparents, employees, professionals etc.


1. …………….
2. …………….
3. ……………
4. …………….
5. …………….
6. …………….
7. …………….
8.…………….
  Answers given below
Question 2                                                                                                                             
Join each of the following pairs of sentences without using and or but:                                
1.     He insisted on going for the film several times. I refused.
2.     Gerome didn’t tell the truth. He was sheepish.         
3.     I received the news of my friend’s accident. Immediately I called him.
4.     The courier arrived. My mother was working in the kitchen.
Question 3
Fill in the blanks with suitable words.                                                                                     
1.     I fed my cat ………. fish.
2.     Never pull the kitten …….. its tail.
3.     Will you object ……… my smoking here?
4.     I haven’t yet looked ………. all the magazines sent to us from him.
5.     He said that he would be ……… soon.
6.     He took my dictionary ………. asking for permission.
7.     She was confined __________ bed with fever.
8.     Let’s go ……….. to the river.
Question 4
Rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions given after each and making any changes that may be necessary without changing the meaning of each sentence.         
1.     How exhilarating it was to see the rainbow! [Begin: It...]
2.     Do you believe in aliens? (End: exist)
3.     Jane is the most honest girl in the class. [ Change into positive degree]
4.     As soon as I reached home, it started raining. [Begin: No sooner…]
5.     He arrived on time, even though his car broke down on the way.(Use ‘despite)
6.     It was too hot for us to eat the pakoras. (Use: ‘so… that’)
7.     If the actress relents, she will get a chance in his new film.(Use: ‘unless’)
8.     “Will you help me?” said the boy to the teacher. [Change into indirect speech]
English Grammar: Aptitude Appraisal Answers
Question 1
Answers 
Example: 0  = doing
1. asking  2. are  3. develop  4. attached  5. stuffed 6. is         7. feeling  8. older
Question 2                                                                                                                            
1.         Even though/Though/Although he insisted on going for a film several times, I refused.
2.         As he was sheepish, Gerome didn’t tell the truth.
3.         No sooner did I receive the news of my friend’s accident than I called him.
4.     While the courier arrived, my mother was working in the kitchen.
Question 3
Fill in the blanks with suitable words.                                                                                  
1.     I fed my cat with fish.
2.     Never pull the kitten by its tail.
3.     Will you object to my smoking here?
4.     I haven’t yet looked at all the magazines sent to us from him.
5.     He said that he would be in soon.
6.     He took my dictionary without asking for permission.
7.     She was confined to bed with fever.
8.     Let’s go to the river.
Question 4
Rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions given after each and making any changes that may be necessary without changing the meaning of each sentence.         
1.         It was exhilarating to see the rainbow.
2.     Do you believe that aliens exist?
3.     No other girl in the class is as honest as Jane.
4.     No sooner did I reach home than it started raining.
5.     Despite his car breaking down on the way, he arrived on time.
6.     It was so hot that we could not eat the pakoras.
7.     Unless the actress relents, she will not get a chance in his new film.
8.    The boy asked the teacher whether she would help him

2 comments:

  1. ques 3 8 ans is d same..
    is this correct
    he said that he would be by soon.?
    let's go out to the river

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  2. i have a doubt sir
    will we use "in" before ink and pen
    Dont write in ink and pls write in pencil

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