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dr.atifrana Thursday, March 12, 2009 05:08 PM

Sentence correction in past papers.
 
[CENTER][B][U][SIZE=3]EXAMINATION 1980[/SIZE][/U][/B][/CENTER]

[B]4. a) Below are five sentences each containing a common grammatical error. Make the necessary corrections:[/B]

i) Where was a very different atmosphere in the town this morning than there was yesterday.
ii) Every one must decide for themselves what to do about it.
iii) I shouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t turn up tomorrow.
iv) Neither Farooq or Akbar are going to the wedding lunch on Saturday.
v) I compared his essay to Mushtaq’s and found them to be almost identical.

[B]OR[/B]

[B]b) Correct the spelling of the following ten words:[/B]

i) occurance ii) esctacy
iii) drunkeness iv) irrisistible
v) supercede vi) embarrasing
vii) dissapoint viii) occasional
ix) indespensible x) preserverance.

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[B][U]Answers[/U][/B]

[B]Correct spellings are as below[/B]

i) Occurrence ii) ecstasy
iii) Drunkenness IV) irresistible
v) Supersede vi) embarrassing
vii) Disappoint viii) occasional
ix) Indispensable x) perseverance



iv) Neither Farooq or Akbar are going to the wedding lunch on Saturday.

[B]Correct:[/B] Neither Farooq nor Akbar is going to the wedding lunch on Saturday

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[COLOR=blue][B]All CSS qualifiers, seniors, friends, and people who have good grip in english grammar are requested to correct the rest of the incorrect sentences. After the mess is cleared up, I will post incorrect sentences in subsequent papers.[/B]
[B]Thanks [/B][/COLOR]

Kamran Thursday, March 12, 2009 05:31 PM

[QUOTE]Every one must decide for themselves what to do about it.[/QUOTE]

Every one must decide for himself what to do about it.


[QUOTE]I shouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t turn up tomorrow.[/QUOTE]

I shalln't be surprised,if he doesn't turn up tomorrow.

[QUOTE]I compared his essay to Mushtaq’s and found them to be almost identical.[/QUOTE]

I compared his essay with Mushtaq's and found them to be almost identical.

[QUOTE]Neither Farooq or Akbar are going to the wedding lunch on Saturday.[/QUOTE]


Neither Farooq nor Akbar is going to the wedding lunch on Saturday

[QUOTE]Where was a very different atmosphere in the town this morning than there was yesterday[/QUOTE]

Where was a very different atnosphere in the town this morning than yesterday.

Regds

Raz Thursday, March 12, 2009 05:48 PM

[QUOTE=Kamran5011]
I compared his essay with Mushtaq's and found them to be almost identical.

Where was a very different atnosphere in the town this morning than yesterday.

Regds[/QUOTE]


What if we write like: "that of Mushataq" instead of Mushtaq's and "these" instead of "them"


What if we write:

There was a very different atmosphere in the town this morning than that of yesterday's.

OR

Atmosphere was very different this morning than that of yesterday's.


These are not corrections. Please opine one these examples.

dr.atifrana Thursday, March 12, 2009 06:09 PM

Next Exercise
 
[CENTER][B][U][SIZE=3]EXAMINATION 1983[/SIZE][/U][/B]
[B][U][SIZE=3]ENGLISH (Précis & Composition)[/SIZE][/U][/B]
[B][/B] [/CENTER]


[B]4.[/B] [B]Use any five of the following pairs of words in your own sentences so as to bring out their meaning:[/B]

i) allusion, illusion, ii) ardour, order, iii)conquer, concur, iv)Cite, site, vi) addict, edict, vi) proceed, precede, vii) right, rite, viii) Weather, wether.

[B]5. Fill in the blanks:[/B]

1) Much ___________ about nothing.
ii) _______ is the last refuge of the Scoundrel.
iii) To put the____before the _______
iv) ________of the same ______ flock-together.
v) A _______ in time saves _______
vi) ______ Dog seldom ___
vii) Sweet are the uses of______
viii) Eternal ________is the price of_____
ix) A __________ child _______ the fire.
x) One man’s _ is another man’s ________

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[B][U]Answers[/U][/B]

[B]4.[/B]

allusion: Indirect reference
He made an allusion to marital problems.

Illusion: something that deceives the senses or mind.


Ardor/Ardour: intense emotion, great passion, enthusiasm, or eagerness • repeated attempts to dampen their revolutionary ardor

Ordor: instruction


conquer:win

concur: AGREE


Cite:To mention somebody or something as an example to support an argument.

Site: location


addict:somebody dependent on drug.

edict:decree


proceed:begin action.

precede: come or go before something.


right:

rite:Ceremonial act

[B]5.[/B]

v) A [U]stich [/U]in time saves [U]nine[/U]
vi)Barking Dog seldom bites.
vii) Sweet are the uses of adversity.

[COLOR=blue]Where are the CSS aspirants. Plz solve this mess.[/COLOR]:angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :blink
Are you busy
:busy

Raz Thursday, March 12, 2009 06:45 PM

[B][U]5. Fill in the blanks:[/U][/B]

1) Much ado about nothing.

iii) To put the cart before the horse.
iv) Birds of the same color/kind/fleet flock-together.
v) A stitch in time saves nine.
vi) Barking Dog seldom bite.
vii) Sweet are the uses of adversity.
ix) A burnt child dreads the fire.


These are the sentences which I could recall from high school study. Sorry for the rest of the proverbs.

husham Thursday, March 12, 2009 06:59 PM

[QUOTE=dr.atifrana]
x) One man’s _ is another man’s ________[/QUOTE]


One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

Please correct if i am mistaken.

dr.atifrana Thursday, March 12, 2009 07:10 PM

@husham
I think you are right.
these two seem difficult.

viii) Eternal ________is the price of_____
ii) _______ is the last refuge of the Scoundrel.

Rgds

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[CENTER][B][U][SIZE=3]EXAMINATION 1986[/SIZE][/U][/B]
[B][U][SIZE=3]ENGLISH (Précis & Composition)[/SIZE][/U][/B][/CENTER]

[B]4. Transform any five of the following sentences into direct/indirect form as the case may be:[/B]

a) He said, “Don’t open the door.”
b) He offered to bring me some tea.
c) He aid, “Thank you!”
d) He said, “Can you swim?” and I said, “NO”.
e) He told Aslam to get his coat.
0 “If 1 were you, I would wait,” I said.
g) He ordered the peon to lock the door.
h) He warned me not to leave my car unlocked as there had been lot of stealing from cars.

Raz Thursday, March 12, 2009 07:38 PM

[QUOTE=husham]One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.

Please correct if i am mistaken.[/QUOTE]


@Husham This is creativity but not the obidency. I mean the original proverb/maxim is different from yours. That revolves in back of my mind but can't reproduce it exactly.

Last Island Thursday, March 12, 2009 07:44 PM

[quote=dr.atifrana]
these two seem difficult.


viii) Eternal ________is the price of_____
ii) _______ is the last refuge of the Scoundrel.

Rgds[/quote]

[I]Eternal [/I]vigilance is the price of liberty.

Patriotism is the last refuge of the Scoundrel.

[QUOTE]x) One man’s _ is another man’s ________[/QUOTE]

One man's meat is another man's poison

hira imam rizvi Thursday, March 12, 2009 07:54 PM

[QUOTE]a) He said, “Don’t open the door.”
b) He offered to bring me some tea.
c) He aid, “Thank you!”
d) He said, “Can you swim?” and I said, “NO”.
e) He told Aslam to get his coat.
0 “If 1 were you, I would wait,” I said.
g) He ordered the peon to lock the door.
h) He warned me not to leave my car unlocked as there had been lot of stealing from cars.[/QUOTE]

a).he commanded us to not open the door.
b).he said,"do u want tea?".
c).he showed his gradutude to him.
d).he inquired from me if i could swim and i replied tht i couldnt.
e).he said,"Aslam go get your coat."
f).he said tht he would wait if he was me.
g).he said to the peon,"shut the door".
h).he said,"there have been many stealing from the car,dont leave your car unlocked."


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