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Exercise 1: Parts of Speech


DIRECTION: Select the answer that names the part of speech of the underlined
word in each sentence. Write your answer on the space provided before the
number.
___ 1. When the bell rings, the class runs out the door.
a.) verb
b.)adverb
c.) adjective

d.) pronoun

___2. In Social Studies, we learned about Russia, South America, and __Europe__.
a.) noun
b.)preposition
c.) interjection d.) pronoun
___ 3. My dad is not a snazzy dresser, but I love him anyway.
a.) adjective
b.)verb
c.) conjunction

d.) preposition

___ 4. Listen to the music from the music box.


a.) noun
b.)pronoun
c.) adverb

d.) adjective

___ 5. Oh ear!, I forgot my homework again.


a.) conjunction
b.)noun
c.) interjection

d.) adverb

___ 6. The sunset turned the sky gold and red.


a.) noun
b.)adjective
c.) preposition
___ 7. We hid Grandmas present under the table.
a.) conjunction
b.)verb
c.) preposition

d.) pronoun

d.) adjective

___ 8. Jackie carefully walked across the icy parking lot.


a.) adjective
b.)noun
c.) adverb

d.) conjunction

___9. A famous chef prepares desserts at the five-star restaurant.


a.) pronoun
b.)noun
c.) adjective

d.) verb

___ 10. Cookies n cream is Ms. Gerchmans favorite ice cream flavor.
a.) adverb
b.)preposition
c.) verb
d.) interjection
___11. She also enjoys mint chocolate chip and fudge ripple.
a.) preposition
b.) pronoun
c.) noun
___12. Can you come to the Bahamas with me?
a.) preposition
b.) adverb
c.) verb

d.) adjective

d.) conjunction

___13. Many students are looking forward to playing on Edwards teams next year.
a.) adverb
b.)preposition
c.) adverb
d.) adjective
___14. I knew my chances of winning were tiny, so I didnt buy a lottery ticket.
a.) interjection
b.)adverb
c.) preposition
d.) conjunction
___ 15. For the Carolina Panthers, the sun will come out tomorrow.
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a.) noun

b.)adjective

c.) adverb

d.) interjection

___16. I raced in the 10-mile run.


a.) pronoun
b.)verb

c.) preposition

d.) noun

___17. Penny likes to run with her dog.


a.) pronoun
b.)verb

c.) preposition

d.) noun

___18. __This__ tastes terrible, but at least its better than school lunch.
a.) conjunction
b.)preposition
c.) pronoun
d.) verb
___19. Dont run up the up escalator.
a.) adverb
b.)preposition

c.) noun

d.) adjective

___ 20. Violet seems unhappy today, but maybe shes just not feeling well.
a.) pronoun
b.)verb
c.) noun
d.)
conjunction
___21. We waited in line outside the movie theater.
a.) adverb
b.)adjective
c.) preposition
___ 22. Ouch! I stubbed my toe on the step!
a.) noun
b.)interjection

d.) interjection

c.) pronoun

___ 23. I got a new coat, forits cold this winter.


a.) verb
b.)conjunction
c.) preposition

d.) verb
d.) adverb

___ 24. I wish there could be peace in Iraq, Israel, Afghanistan, and other troubled
places.
a.) adjective
b.)pronoun
c.) noun
d.) verb
___25. George W. Bush is the President of the United States.
a.) preposition
b.) conjunction
c.) noun
d.) adverb
___ 26. I bought five apples so I could eat one each day for lunch at school.
a.) adverb
b.)noun
c.) preposition
d.) adjective
___ 27. My homework should have been done last Friday, but because of the ice
storm, I didnt do it until much later.
a.) preposition
b.) pronoun
c.) adverb
d.) verb
___ 28. My essay was much better than hers.
a.) noun
b.)pronoun
c.) verb

d.) interjection

___ 29. Cinderella felt very lucky when her fairy godmother turned a pumpkin into
a coach.
a.) conjunction
b.)adverb
c.) adjective
d.) noun
___ 30. I like to play inside and outside.
a.) adverb
b.)preposition
pronoun

c.) adjective

d.)

___ 31. _Hippos may look cute, but they are actually very dangerous animals.
a.) pronoun
b.)conjunction
c.) verb
d.) noun
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___ 32. The dusty erasers made Ms. Gerchman sneeze.


a.) preposition
b.) noun
c.) adverb

d.) adjective

___ 33. For our party to be a success, we need pizza, soda, and cookies.
a.) conjunction
b.)interjection
c.) pronoun
d.) verb
___ 34. Please do not put your feet on anyone elses desk.
a.) pronoun
b.)adverb
c.) preposition

d.) noun

___ 35. We turned right on Benvenue Road.


a.) adjective
b.)adverb

d.) verb

c.) interjection

___ 36. Ms. Gerchman asks that all students be in their seats when the bell rings.
a.) conjunction
b.)interjection
c.) adverb
d.) preposition
___ 37. Hooray! Its almost Valentines Day!
a.) interjection
b.)noun
c.) pronoun

d.) preposition

___ 38. No one should be afraid of Caspar, because he is a friendly ghost.


a.) adjective
b.)verb
c.) noun
d.) adverb
___ 39. Before starting the test, Dan read all the directions.
a.) adverb
b.)pronoun
c.) conjunction
d.) verb
___ 40. Wrap the food with a piece of plastic wrap.
a.) noun
b.)preposition
c.) verb
___ 41. I got a new coat for my birthday.
a.) conjunction
b.)preposition
pronoun

d.) adverb

c.) adjective

d.)

___ 42. Ms. Gerchmansometimes stays at school until 5 p.m.


a.) interjection
b.)adjective
c.) adverb

d.) noun

___ 43. Max wanted a red pencil, but he got a purple one instead.
a.) verb
b.)adjective
c.) pronoun
preposition

d.)

___ 44. My friend saw the guidance counselor to talk about her anger.
a.) interjection
b.)noun
c.) adjective
d.) pronoun
___ 45. Hmm, I dont think I know the answer to that one.
a.) noun
b.)adverb
c.) verb

d.) adjective

___ 46. Make a right turn at the stop sign.


a.) adjective
b.)conjunction

c.) noun

d.) adverb

___ 47. I hope to travel to Russia someday.


a.) noun
b.)adjective

c.) preposition

d.) pronoun

___ 48. Not only Irene but also Roberta plan to go to camp this summer.
a.) adjective
b.)pronoun
c.) conjunction
d.) adverb
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___ 49. Those desks are brand-new, but these are old and falling apart.
a.) pronoun
b.)adjective
c.) preposition
d.) adverb
___ 50. Our school was a junior high, but now its a middle school.
a.) adverb
b.)conjunction
c.) noun
d.) verb

Exercise 2: Nouns in the Sentence


DIRECTION: Underline the proper nouns in the following sentences.
Hint: A proper noun is the name of a particular person, country, city, river etc.
The names of languages, days of the week and months are also proper nouns.
Examples are: Harry, India, London, Amazon and January
1. I met James at the post office.
2. Peter is my classmate.
3. India is the biggest democracy in the world.
4. Millions of people speak English as a second language.
5. She comes from Nigeria.
6. The Amazon is the largest river in the world.
7. Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system.
8. Which is the capital city of Australia?
9. Greenland is the largest island in the world.
10. Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.

B. Underline the nouns in the following sentences.


1. There is a huge tree in the garden.
2. Who is standing at the gate?
3. He was reading a book about the moon.
4. She was sitting at a table in the restaurant.
5. Marys brother is a lawyer.
6. Mary went to the market and bought some articles.
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7. Alice works for a bank.


8. The boys sang and the girls danced.
9. What do you use to drive a nail into the wall?
10. If you do not hurry up you will miss the train.

Exercise 3: Collective Nouns


DIRECTION: Identify the collective noun defined.
_______________ 1. A group of soldiers
_______________ 2. A group of musicians
_______________ 3. Flowers bundled or fastened together in a bunch
_______________ 4. An organized company of singers
_______________ 5. A body of people of living in a territory
_______________ 6. A body of persons assigned to action on an activity
_______________ 7. A group of sheep
_______________ 8. A group of teachers
_______________ 9. A group of stars
_______________ 10. A group of persons living under one roof
_______________ 11. A group of judges
_______________ 12. A large and disorderly crowd
_______________ 13. The total number of person or inhabitants in a country or
region
_______________ 14. A group of players in a game
_______________ 15. A group of fishes
_______________ 16. A group of papers
_______________ 17. A group of persons living under one roof
_______________ 18. A group of honeybees or locusts
_______________ 19. A group of scouts
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_______________ 20. A group of listeners

Exercise 4: Pluralization of Nouns


DIRECTION: Write the plural form of the following nouns.
_______________ 1. allergy

_______________ 19. eyelashes

_______________ 2. appendix

_______________ 20. factory

_______________ 3. beach

_______________ 21. language

_______________ 4. boundary

_______________ 22. goose

_______________ 5. bunch

_______________ 23. loaf

_______________ 6. bus

_______________ 24. knife

_______________ 7. cactus

_______________ 25. hanky

_______________ 8. calf

_______________ 26. inch

_______________ 9. church

_______________ 27. jeepney

_______________ 10. coat

_______________ 28. man

_______________ 11. crisis

_______________ 29. nursery

_______________ 12. dairyman

_______________ 30. half

_______________ 13. dictionary

_______________ 31. ox

_______________ 14. datum

_______________ 32. passerby

_______________ 15. debris

_______________ 33. sandwich

_______________ 16. dress

_______________ 34. thief

_______________ 17. elf

_______________ 35. syllable

_______________ 18. encyclopedia

_______________ 36. tomato


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_______________ 37. utensil

_______________ 42. studio

_______________ 38. village

_______________ 43. parachute

_______________ 39. zoo

_______________ 44. pony

_______________ 40. tax


_______________ 41. thief

Exercise 5: Genders of Nouns

DIRECTION: Write the gender (masculine, feminine, common, neuter) of the


following nouns on the blank before the number.
_______________ 1. Author

_______________ 19. Heroine

_______________ 2. Baby

_______________ 20. House

_______________ 3. Bride

_______________ 21. Ice cream

_______________ 4. Chef

_______________ 22. Journalist

_______________ 5. Classmate

_______________ 23. Virus

_______________ 6. Clerk

_______________ 24. Philosopher

_______________ 7. Composer

_______________ 25.Lawyer

_______________ 8. Dame

_______________ 26. Knight

_______________ 9. Driver

_______________ 27. Laundress

_______________ 10. Editor

_______________ 28. Nephew

_______________ 11. Ewe

_______________ 29. Prime Minister

_______________ 12. Emperor

_______________ 30. Writer

_______________ 13. Foe

_______________ 31. Secretary

_______________ 14. Governor

_______________ 32. Oasis

_______________ 15. Spinster

_______________ 33. Parent

_______________ 16. Bachelor

_______________ 34. Niece

_______________ 17. Groom

_______________ 35. Directress

_______________ 18. Guard

_______________ 36. Mare


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_______________ 37. Duke

_______________ 41. Computer

_______________ 38. Lass

_______________ 42. Entrepreneur

_______________ 39. Lad

_______________ 43. Cashier

_______________ 40. Heir

_______________ 44. Police

Exercise 6: Kinds of Nouns


DIRECTION: Identify the kind of nouns in every number. Write your answer on
the space provided before the number

___1)
A.
B.
C.
D.
___2)
A.
B.
C.
D.
___3)
A.
B.
C.
D.
___4)
A.
B.
C.
D.
___5)
A.
B.
C.
D.

George Washington is an example of a/an


common noun
proper noun
concrete noun
abstract noun
Government is an example of a/an
compound noun
possessive noun
concrete noun
abstract noun
The plural of father-in-law is
fathers-in-law
father-ins-law
father-in-laws
fathers-ins-laws
Cities' is an example of a
singular noun
plural noun
singular possessive noun
plural possessive noun
Boys is an example of a
singular noun
plural noun
singular possessive noun
plural possessive noun
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___6)
A.
B.
C.
D.
___7)
A.
B.
C.
D.
___8)
A.
B.
C.
D.
___9)
A.
B.
C.
D.
___10)
A.
B.
C.
D.
___11)
A.
B.
C.
D.

Which noun below is a collective noun


Women
Duck
Family
Children
School is an example of a/an
common noun
proper noun
appositive phrase
possessive noun
A proper noun
names any person, place or thing
names a specific person, place or thing
names things you can see or touch
names ideas, qualities, or feelings that cannot be seen or touched
A common noun
names any person, place or thing
names a specific person, place or thing
names things you can see or touch
names ideas, qualities, or feelings that cannot be seen or touched
Concrete nouns
name any person, place or thing
name a specific person, place or thing
name things you can see or touch
name ideas, qualities, or feelings that cannot be seen or touched
Abstract nouns
name any person, place or thing
name things you can see or touch
name ideas, qualities, or feelings that cannot be seen or touched
name a specific person, place or thing

___12)

Florida is an example of a

A.
B.
C.
D.

possessive noun
proper noun
collective noun
compound phrase

___13)
A.

Joe's is a
Singular noun
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B.
C.
D.

___14)
A.
B.
C.
D.
___15)
A.
B.
C.
D.

Plural noun
Singular possessive noun
Plural possessive noun

Jack's going to the party also. Jack's is an example of a


Singular Possessive noun
Contraction
Plural Possessive noun
Singular noun
The AKA's cake is pink and green. AKA's is an example of a
Singular Possessive noun
Contraction
Plural Possessive nun
Singular noun

___16)

Band is an example of a

A.
B.
C.
D.

Singular Noun
Plural Noun
Possessive Noun
Collective Noun

___17)
A.
B.
C.
D.
___18)

A.
B.
C.
D.

What is the appositive or appositive phrase in the sentence below:


Emeril, a Southern chef, found the onions for the hush puppies.
Emeril
a Southern chef
found the onions
for the hush puppies
What noun does the appositive or appositive phrase identify in the
sentence below:
Emeril, a Southern chef, found the onions for the hush puppies.
Emeril
a Southern chef
found the onions
for the hush puppies

___19)
A.
B.
C.

pig
common noun
proper noun
not a noun
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___20)
A.
B.
C.
___21)
A.
B.
C.
___22)
A.
B.
C.

Charlotte
common noun
proper noun
not a noun
watermelon
proper noun
common noun
not a noun
Christopher Columbus
common noun
proper noun
not a noun

___23)
A.
B.
C.

___24)
A.
B.
C.
___25)
A.
B.
C.

Virginia
common noun
proper noun
not a noun

Mrs. Bristow
common noun
proper noun
not a noun
Christmas
proper noun
common noun
not a noun

___26)
A.
B.
C.

holiday
common noun
proper noun
not a noun
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___27)
A.
B.
C.
___28)
A.
B.
C.

jump
common noun
proper noun
not a noun
George Washington
common noun
proper noun
not a noun

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Exercise 7: Sentence Completion


DIRECTION: Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or
phrase. Write the letter of the correct answer on the blank before the
number.
___1. The fact that I am a foreigner does not give him the right to misbehave
___________ me.
a) with
b) to
c) at
d) is
___2. By the time, we got our tickets and entered the cinema theater, the
show_________already begun.
a) was
b) has
c) had
d) is
___3. The fact that she was a foreigner _________ difficult for her to get a job.
a) made it
b) was made it
c) made
d) none of
these
___4. The accused failed to produce any evidence to support his argument
that he _________ innocent.
a) is
b) was
c) has
d)
has been
___5. He might be coming from the rival camp, but he wants to associate
_________ us.
a) to
b) with
c) for
d) by
___6. Peoples participation in the local level planning and implementation
_________ absolutely essential for the success of decentralization.
a) are
b) is
c) has
d) have
___7. I suggest that he _________ a doctor as soon as he returns from work.
a) would consult b) consult
c) consults
d) will consult
___8. Neither his mother nor his father _________ aware that he was suffering
from Malaria.
a) is
b) was
c) has
d)
has been
DIRECTION: Choose the correct tense of the verb in each sentence.
Underline the correct answer.
1. The children (watch, watches, watched, are watching) the fishing boats
scattered all over the lake on moonlight nights.
2. After spending two weeks in the islands, the tourists (go, went, going )
home carrying in their minds a beautiful picture which (be, are, is )
both inspiring and ennobling.

3. During our visit to Tagaytay we (go, went, goes ) to a point where we


(have, had, has) a good view of Taal Volcano which (be, is, are) several
feet below sea level.
4. During sunsets the lake (appear, appears, will appear, appeared)
peaceful.
5. As I (lie, lay, lying, lied) awake in the dark last night, I (realize,
realizing, will realize, realized) how necessary light (be, is, are) .

Exercise 8: Identifying Error


DIRECTION: Identify the error in grammar in every sentence, if none;
choose E. Write the letter of the correct answer on the blank before the
number.
___1. Illiteracy is an enormous problem,A it affectsB millions
worldwide,C and is an impediment toD social progress. No errorE.

of

people

___2. The company president has takenA steps to ensure that sheBcan handle
the pressure and anxiety associated withC the job,includingD joining a yoga
class and enlisting the support of a network of friends. No errorE.
___3. If you are sure thatA you are in the right,B you would notC mind an
independent examination ofD the case. No errorE.
___4. The union insistedA on an increase in theirB membersC starting pay,
and threatened to call a strike if the company refused toDmeet the
demand. No errorE.
___5. Television viewers claim thatA the number of scenes depictingBalcohol
consumption haveC increased dramatically overD the last decade. No errorE.
___6. Employees
with lessA personal
bemoreD productive. No errorE.

problems areB likelyC to

___7. The
three
richest
men
in
America haveA assets
worth
morethanB the combined assetsC of the sixty poorest countries ofD the
world. No errorE.
___8. ShipwreckedA on a desert island, coconuts and otherB fruitsformedC the
basis of the sailorsD diet. No errorE.

___9. Fifty percent of the people alive today haveA never made a phone
call, butB thirty
percent stillC have
no
electricity
connections
totheirD homes. No errorE.
___10. The
rhododendron,
whichA ornaments so
gardens, isC not native toD Europe. No errorE.

manyB English

___11. The farmer should not have beenA so careless asB to leave the door of
the house unbolted whenC he had goneD to bed. No errorE.
___12. A
censusA of
the
of onlyC 10,000peopleD. No errorE.

island revealedB a

population

___13. The
engineer,
who
is
renowned
for
his ingenuityA, has
designedB a very uniqueC cooling system for our new plant inD Spain. No
errorE.
___14. Shoes of thoseA kind areB bad for the feet;C low heels areD better. No
errorE.
___15. My father saw how muchA Uncle Tom was enjoyingB his
retirement, andC so he decided to do the sameD. No errorE.

early

___16. We have no choice butA to appoint Mary:B she is the bestC of the two
candidates, and there isD no prospect of finding more applicants. No errorE.
___17. The reason I willA not be goingB to Mexico this year is becauseCI will
use up all my travel money attendingD an important meeting in
Singapore. No errorE.
___18. If you wereA to work at least four hours a day on the project,
wewouldB complete it in a shorterC time, and with lessD problems. No errorE.
___19. The manager tried hard to effectA a change in company policy,
butB the owner, who steadfastly refused to compromiseC,overruledD him on
every point. No errorE.
___20. The new library is undoubtedlyA well stocked and functional, butB no
one can say that itsC atmosphere is anything like the old oneD. No errorE.
___21. My uncle, whoA wasB on vacation, along
and IC, wentD fishing down by the river. No errorE.

with

my

two

cousins

___28. HopefullyA, we will beB able to complete the building beforeC the rainy
season sets inD. No errorE.
___29. You wouldA have to choose herB, if you are looking forC the best
athlete to representD the school. No errorE.
___30. All the trapped miners beganA to loseB hope, itC had been twenty four
hours sinceD the tunnel collapsed. No errorE.

___31. BecauseA they played byB the rules, the members of the teamwere
givenC a standing ovation even though itD did not win the match. No errorE.

___32. Her avariciousA relatives assembled at the lawyer'sB office to hear the
reading ofC Jemima's willD. No errorE.
___33. He was not merelyA expected to contribute funds to the project,butB to
work as hard asC the otherD patrons. No errorE.
___34. None of usA knowsB what the outcome of the battle betweenCthe
coordinator and usD will be. No errorE.
___35. Neither of my brothers doA anything to make life
for ourBparents whoC are both suffering fromD arthritis. No errorE.

better

___36. The teacher satA down besidesB the frightened child and
reassureC him that the monster was merelyD imaginary. No errorE.

triedto

___37. A
number
of
trainees whoA take
this
course
every
year findB thattheirC knowledge of mathematics isD inadequate. No errorE.
___38. Either of the solutions you haveA proposed areB acceptable to the
union, whoseC members are willingD to compromise. No errorE.
___39. The last man on earth willA abandon his ruined house forB a cave,
andC his woven clothes for an animal'sD skin. No errorE.
___40. The station was a hiveA of bustling activity,B the arrival of the train
was the most importantC event of the day inD that remote place. No errorE.

Exercise 9: Vocabulary Building


DIRECTION: In the following questions choose the word opposite in meaning
to the word given in bold letters. Write the letter of your choice on the blank
before the number.

___1. The company needs indigenous sources of oil and natural gas to
increase its production.
a) alien
b) foreign
c) perennial
___2. There was something strange and morbid about the place.
a) healthy
b) cheerful
c) disgusting
___3. Dont eat those stale buns.
a) fresh
b) new

c) tasty

___4. The tremors caused extensive damage to the city.


a) restricted
b) limited

c) little

___5. His meanness is proverbial.


a) kindness
b) generosity

c) timidity

___6. This website provides a comprehensive guide to English grammar and


writing.
a) casual
b) inadequate
c) superficial
___7. His overt criticism of the project made him unpopular.
a) converse
b) covert
c) pervert
___8. The last two scenes were completely improvised.
a) complete
b) pre-planned

c) proscribed

___9. What we need is a pragmatic approach to problem solving.


a) realistic
b) theoretical
c) unconventional
___10. He was criticized for his lack of gravity.
a) seriousness
b) generosity

c) levity

DIRECTION: Each question is followed by four suggested answers. Choose


the most appropriate one. Write the letter of your choice on the blank before
the number.
___1. The word most closely associated with HOSPITALITY is:
a) Hospital
b) Doctor
c) Nurse
d) Host
___2. A person who helps others by donating money to charitable institutions
is called a:
a) Socialist
b) Puritan
c) Philanthropist d) Proletarian
___3. A person who is out to subvert a government is a / an
a) Convalescent b) Anarchist
c) Mercenary
Autocrat
___4. Industrious means
a) Reserved
b) Sophisticated c) Hard working

d)

d) Intelligent

___5. An extrovert is a person ______________.


a) Who is ex-communicated
b) Who goes to extremes
c) Who is excommunicated
d) Who is mainly interested in the world external to himself
___6. The Old Testament gives the .. of Jews made with
God.
a) Covenant
b) Covennant
c) Covenent
d) Covanant
___7. The masculine gender of countess is
a) Earl
b) Viceroy
c) Viscount

d) Vicerine

___8. Which of the following adjectives is used to refer to a person who does
not make mistakes?
a) Incredible
b) Infallible
c) Gullible
d)
Invincible
___9. One who loves books can be called a ______________.
a) Bilingual
b) Bibliophile
c) Volunteer
Misanthrope

d)

___10. A person who doubts the existence of God


a) Theist
b) Agnostic
c) Pagan

d) Misanthrope

___11. In which of the following sets, all the words ignore the existence of
God?
a) Pantheism, Agnosticism, Atheism
b) Atheism, Agnosticism, Secularism
c) Deism, Secularism, Agnosticism
d) Atheism, Deism, Secularism
___12. Which sets of words are only nouns?
a) pauper, diligence, secularism, thesis
b) pompous, ridiculous, equanimity, philately
c) penance, science, porous, poignant
d) poisonous, pauper, analysis, ignorance
___13. Which sets of words are only adjectives?
a) ridiculous, native, anonymous
b) protestant, spheroid, oratory
c) astronomy, sympathy, privacy
d) nation, action, privacy
___14. Choose the idiom from the options, which means: to be modest about
ones achievements
a) to hide ones light under a bushel
b) to take to the bush
c) to hide behind the bush
d) to beat about the bush
___15. Brave men lived before Agamemnon. Choose the option that has the
closest meaning to the proverb.
a) Heroes need writers to glorify them if they are to achieve eternal
fame.
b) Fame and obscurity are all linked in some way.
c) Agamemnon won the Trojan War because he had the support of
several brave men.
d) All are correct.
___16. In which of the following sets of discourse markers, all words convey
the idea of cause / effect?
a) accordingly, in the same way, lastly
b) accordingly, as a result, consequently
c) eventually, finally, lastly
d) for example, accordingly, moreover
___17. A post which carries no salary
a) honorary
b) honorable
these
___18. A place were birds are kept
a) aquarium
b) aviary
___19. Liable to catch fire easily
a) irreparable
b) irresistible
___20. One who knows or sees everything

c) gracious

c) kennel
c) inflammable

d) none of

d) sty
d) insolvent

a) omnipotent

b) omniscient

c) omnipresent

d) none of

these
___21. Incapable of being seen through
a) obsolete
b) opaque
none of these

c) transparent

d)

___22. A man with an evil reputation


a) famous
b) celebrated
well-known

c) notorious

d)

___23. Power of reading the thoughts of others immediately


a) homeopathy
b) telepathy
c) psychology
none of these

d)

___24. Incapable of being heard


a) audible
b) inaudible
d) invisible

c) plausible

___25. That which will last for a long time


a) lifelong
b) durable
imperishable

c) permanent

___26. A list of books


a) library
catalogue

b) biography

c) monograph

___27. A person who cannot read or write


a) literate
b) illiterate
learned

d)

c) ignorant

___28. Periodical published twice in a week.


a) biweekly
b) fortnightly
daily

d)

d)

c) weekly

d)

___29. Time will ________ all wounds.


a) heel
b) heal

c)

hail

d)

hale

___30. She ________ from a royal family.


a) heels
b) hails

c)

heals

d)

hales

c)

heal

d)

none of

c)

horde

d)

hoard

___31. He is quite ________ and hearty.


a) hail
b) hale
these
___32. Do you follow the________?
a) heard
b) herd

___33. The grocer was arrested because he______ grain.


a) heard
b) herd
c) hoarded
___ 34. ________ worship is against the principles of Islam.
a) idle
b) idol
c) ideal
d)
these
___35. It was an ________ comment but he took offence at it.

d)

horde

none of

a)
d)

innocent
none of these

b)

innocuous

c)

innovative

___36. I found the ________ part of the film more interesting than the former
part.
a) later
b) letter
c) latter
d) latest
___37.My bag is made of ________
a) lather
b) leather

c)

latter

___38. This ointment is sure to ________ the pain.


a) lesson
b) lease
c) lessen

d)

later

d)

less

___39. The chief guest inaugurated the function by ________ the ceremonial
lamp.
a) lightening
b) lighting
c) lightning
d) liting
___40. Flashes of ________ still frighten me.
a) lightening
b) lighting
d) none of these
___41.I ________ silly jokes.
a) loth
b) loath
these

lightning

loathe

d)

none of

___42.The picture was put on the ________ shelf.


a) Mental
b) Mettle
c) Mantle

d)

Mantel

___43. The job of a ________ is very risky.


a) minor
b) miner
c)

miser

d)

miller

___44. I need to buy a ________ of shoes.


a) pair
b) pare
c)

pear

d)

peer

plan

d)

none of

d)

corns

___45. She has ________ looks.


a) plane
b) plain
these

c)

c)

c)

___46. We need to purchase ten ________ of paper.


a) coirs
b) choirs
c) quires

___47. He is determined to ________ vengeance on his enemies.


a) reck
b) wreck
c) wreak
d) rack
___48. Hundreds of people lost their lives in the ________.
a) shipwreck
b) shipwreck
c) shipwreak
d) shiprack
___49. The measures taken to control the epidemic proved ________.
a) efficient
b) effective
c) efficacious
d) none of these
___50. He is ________ for the membership of the club.
a) legible
b) eligible
c) illegible
of these

d)

none

___51. His story is not all ________.


a) creditable
b) credible
d) none of these

c)

___52. We expect an ________ reply.


a) expedient
b) expeditious c)
of these

credulous

expeditiously d)

none

___53. The eminent man was in ________ danger.


a) eminent
b) imminent
instant

c)

immediate

___54. He is very ________ of success.


a) confident
b) confidant
none of these

c)

confidential d)

___55. His son performed his funeral ________.


a) rites
b) rights
c) wrights
___56. The game quickly turned into a ________.
a) route
b) root
c) rout
these

d)

d)

writes

d)

none of

DIRECTION: Choose the word or phrase which means most nearly the same
as the given keyword.

___1. Abroad
a) at home
___2. Accuse
a) exonerate

b) inside
b) vindicate

c) outside

d) pensive

c) create

d) impeach

___3. Compassion
a) severe

b) commiseration c) malignant

d) cruelty

___4. Embrace
a) welcome

b) renounce

d) disdain

___5. Fragile
a) tough

b) sturdy

___6. Grandiose
a) undignified
___7. Indolent
a) diligent

b) elegant
b) assiduous

___8. Inebriated
a) temperate
indulgent

b) tasteful

___9. Jargon
a) tact
danger

b) language

___10. Languish

c) spurn
c) hardy

d) frail

c) pompous

d) lowly

c) supple

d) slothful

c) intoxicated

d)

c) drivel

d)

a) assuage
___11. Lewd
a) vulgar

b) wither

c) suppress

d) rejuvenate

b) decent

c) bashful

d) meek

___12. Lunacy
a) sanity
mind

b) aberration

c) argument

___13. Mediocre
a) singular
exceptional

b) uncommon

c) average

d)

d)

___14. Morose
a) hilarious

b) amiable

c) blithe

d) ill-humored

___15. Nonplus
a) illumine

b) perplex

c) instruct

d) solve

___16. Predicament
a) plight

b) succor

c) solace

d) satisfaction

___17. Quaint
a) familiar
everyday
___18. Rigorous
a) melodious

b) customary

b) tender

___19. Uncouth
a) refined

b) concluded

___20. Waspish
a) affable

b) genial

c) uncommon

c) stern

d)

d) lenient

c) consummated d) uncivil
c) pleasant

d) resentful