June 11, 2014

DEECET English Grammar Study Material

11. She was tired. She went to work.
(Identify the conjunction that joins the above two clauses).
1) Although 2) but 3) for 4) 1 or 2
Explanation: In the options given above 'although' and 'but' are conjunctions which
can be used to join the above clauses.
Eg: Although she was tired, but she went work (wrong).
She was tired, but she went to work (Right).
Although she was tired, she went to work (Right).

12. The police arrived while I ...... breakfast.
(Choose the correct verb form)
1) had 2) were having
3) was having 4) am having
Explanation: We have to use past continuous to talk about an action that was in progress when something else happened.

13. She gave me a friendly smile.
(Identify the past of speech of the underlined word)
1) adverb 2) adjective
3) conjunction 4) preposition
Explanation: Many adverbs end in '- ly' - for example happily, nicely.
But some words that end in '-ly' are adjectives, not adverbs. The most important are friendly, lovely, lonely, ugly, silly, cowardly etc.

14. One of the photos ...... missing.
(Choosing the right word to fill in the blank)
1) is 2) are 3) were 4) have
Explanation: After one of ............... we use a singular verb.

15. Iron is more useful than ....... metal.
(Choose the right option to fill in the blank)
1) any 2) any other 3) of all 4) all other
Explanation: When a comparison is made by using a comparative followed by 'than', the
thing compared must be excluded from the class of things with which it is compared by
using words like 'any other'.

16. Sundar gave ....... one thousand rupee note to ........ honest boy.
(Chose correct articles)
1) an, a 2) a, an 3) an, the 4) No articles
Explanation: Before a vowel sound we use 'an' otherwise, we use 'a'. Here in the sentence the letter 'o' in the word 'one' takes a consonant sound so it is appropriate to use 'a' in the blank. Further in the word honest the
first letter 'h' is silent and takes 'an' before it.

17. The servant says, "Tea is ready".
(The indirect form of the above sentence is The servant says that.....)
1) tea was ready 2) tea has been ready
3) tea had been ready
4) tea is ready
Explanation: If the reporting verb (says) is in present tense the tense of the verb in the reported speech (is) remains unchanged.

18. She sang. Her voice was sweet. (Choose the right option that denotes the appropriate combination of the above two sentences).
1) Her song has been sweet
2) She sang sweetly
3) She sung sweetly
4) Her song was sweet
Explantion: We can combine the above two simple sentences into a single sentence by
using v2 + adv (sweetly) which denotes the appropriate combination.

19. This is the ...... book of the two. (Choose the right option to fill in the blank).
1) good 2) best 3) better 4) nice
Explanation: When two things are compared, the comparative degree of the adjective
should be used. The use of superlative degree in the above case would be an error.

20. I didn't phone you because I lost your phone number.
(Choose the correct option that represents the above sentence).
1) I would have phoned you if I hadn't lost your phone number.
2) If I haven't lost your phone number, I will phone you.
3) If I have your phone number, I will phone you.
4) Unless I have phone number, I can't phone you.

Answers:

11-4
12-3
13-2
14-1
15-2
16-2
17-4
18-2
19-3
20-1.

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