Grammar For You

Vignette



An Approach to ICSE English provides a platform to contribute, discuss and comment on the various issues related to the study and practice of English for the students and teachers of ICSE syllabus. Even with its focussed nature, An Approach to ICSE English will be beneficial to everyone involved in the learning of the niceties of the English language.

Showing posts with label English Grammar: Aptitude Appraisal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label English Grammar: Aptitude Appraisal. Show all posts

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.