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Grammar

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DIRECTIONS: Choose the correct answer from the choices given.

1) Which sentence uses “famish” correctly?
1. After the straight exam, I felt too exhausted and famished to eat my favorite foods.
2. I could eat a horse, I am famish now.
3. I famished my stomach next time you treat me to a meal out.
4. I will bring lots of pizza, that’s a famish.

2) Priscila _______ rather not invest her savings in the stock market.
1. must
2. has to
3. could
4. would

3) Did you have any problem ______ our house?
1. search
2. to search
3. searching
4. for searching

4) I hope you don’t mind _____ joining you.
1. to be
2. I had been
3. that I may
4. me

5) Most basketball players are 6 ____ tall or more.
1. foot
2. feet
3. foots
4. feets

6) These children _____ how to improvise more props for the play.
1. knew
2. knows
3. know
4. known

7) The company will upgrade ______ computer systems next week.
1. there
2. their
3. its
4. it’s

8) Clara ___________ three thousand words for her essay.
1. have wrote
2. has wrote
3. have written
4. has written

9) You have too many _______ but few time to prove you’re right.
1. hypothesis
2. hypotheses
3. hyphothesises
4. hypothesess

10) Neither Sarah nor Tina _______ the crime yesterday.
1. witness
2. witnesses
3. witnessed
4. witnessing

11) You do like going to the party alone. _____ you?
1. Does
2. Doesn’t
3. Do
4. Don’t

12) We had our house _______ in yellow.
1. painting
2. painted
3. paint
4. to paint

13) He has been exercising but his immune system was steadily _________.
1. weak
2. weaken
3. weakened
4. weakening

14) I was ______ that the weather would be sunny and we would be able to enjoy our swimming.
1. hopeless
2. hopeful
3. hopelike
4. hopely

15) I think it’s not a great idea. I totally ______.
1. misagree
2. unagree
3. inagree
4. disagree

16) So many ___________ I found in the library, now I’m ready to report.
1. information
2. informations
3. infoes
4. infos

17) My grandpa always feed his flock of _______ early in the morning.
1. sheeps
2. sheep
3. ships
4. ship

18) Happy memories are always remembered, not ________.
1. forget
2. forgets
3. forgot
4. forgotten

19) Flight Z735 ______ yesterday. 350 passengers died in that accident.
1. crush
2. crushed
3. crash
4. crashed

20) There is a ________ message when you look closely at her painting.
1. hid
2. hide
3. hided
4. hidden

21) During the Independence day celebrations, the directive is __________.
1. hang your flags on June 12
2. hanged your flags on June 12
3. hanged the flags during June 12
4. hung your flags on June 12.

22) The measure on choosing well is whether or not man likes what he __________.
1. chose
2. has chosen
3. choose
4. chosed

23) Please __________ the book with the next time you come to my office.
1. bring
2. take
3. carry along
4. bring along

24) It is essential that harmony prevail __________ the departments.
1. between
2. with
3. among
4. with all

25) The union members cannot __________ with the kind of compensation they want.
1. agree on
2. agree to
3. agree with
4. get agree with

DIRECTIONS: Read each of the following sentences carefully, then choose which among the several choices in each group is expressed most satisfactorily in terms of grammar and correct usage. On your sheet, shade completely the box that corresponds to your answer.

26)
1. Plumbers who work efficiently from the point of view of a homemaker are worthy of their wages.
2. Plumbers are worthy of their wages who work efficiently from the point of view off a homemaker.
3. Plumbers, from the point of view of a homemaker, who work efficiently, are worthy of their wages.
4. From the point of view of a homemaker, plumbers who work efficiently are worthy of their wages.
5. Worthy of their wages are plumbers who work efficiently from the point of view of a homemaker.

27)
1. The time for most people has come to change their attitudes and lifestyles.
2. The time has come when people must change their attitudes and lifestyles.
3. The time when the attitudes and lifestyles of the people has come to change.
4. The people must change their attitudes and lifestyles and the time had come to change.
5. People must change their attitudes and lifestyles, and it is because the time has come to change.

28)
1. Her brother, whom I met in the party, is more richer than you think.
2. Her brother, I met him in the party, is very much richer than you think.
3. Her brother, whom I had met in the party, is richer than you think.
4. Her brother, whom I met in the party, is much richer than you think.
5. I met her brother in the party and he is richer than you think.

29)
1. The fisher folks decided to go to the nearby hut finally drenched with rain.
2. The fisher folks finally decided to go to the nearby hut drenched with rain.
3. Drenched with rain, the fisher folks finally decided to go the nearby hut.
4. Finally drenched with rain, the fisher folks decided to go the nearby hut.
5. Finally deciding to go to the nearby hut, the fisher folks were drenched with rain.

30)
1. The Filipino people have regained their respect and trust in their government.
2. The Filipino people have regained their respect and trust for their government.
3. The Filipino people have regained their respect for their government and even their trust in it.
4. The Filipino people have regained their respect for and trust in their government.
5. The Filipino people have regained, for their government their respect and trust in it.

31)
1. The education of his children is most paramount in his plans.
2. The education of his children is more paramount in his plans.
3. The education of his children is paramount in his plans.
4. The most paramount of all his plans is how to educate his children.
5. Paramount in his plans more than any other things is the education of his children.

32)
1. As soon as the tabulation of the figures have been completed, someone should check the accuracy.
2. As soon as tabulated, someone should check on the accuracy of those figures.
3. As soon as the tabulation is finished, someone was to check its accuracy.
4. Once the tabulation was completed, the accuracy of the figures should be checked.
5. Someone had ought to check the accuracy of those figures when they have been tabulated.

33)
1. Sa pamamagitan ng kasaysayan ay natutunghayan muli ang makukulay na lumipas ng magigiting na tao.
2. Sa pamamagitan ng kasaysayan, ang lumipas na makukulay ng magigiting na tao ay muling natutunghayan.
3. Ang makukulay na lumipas ay natutunghayan muli ng magigiting na tao sa pamamagitan ng kasaysayan.
4. Muli ang makukulay na lumipas ng mga taong magigiting ay natutunghayan sa pamamagitan ng kasaysayan.
5. Natutunhayan muli ang lumipas ng magigiting na tao na makukulay sa pamamagitan ng kasaysayan.

34)
1. One has to be either 65 or blind to claim an extra personal exemption.
2. One has either to be 65 or blind to claim an extra personal exemption.
3. One either has to be 65 or blind to claim an extra personal exemption.
4. Either one has to be 65 or blind to claim an extra personal exemption.
5. To claim an extra personal exemption, one either has to be 65 or blind.

35)
1. I will never, unless he apologizes first, work with him again.
2. I will never, unless he apologized first, work with him again.
3. I will never work with him again, unless he asks for an apology.
4. I will never work with him again, unless he apologizes first.
5. Unless he asks for an apology, I will never work with him again.

36)
1. I had already formed the habits of getting up early and arriving in the office on time.
2. Getting up early and to arrive in the office on time are habits that I have already formed.
3. Getting up early and arriving in the office on time are habits that I have already formed.
4. To get up early and to arrive in the office on time are habits that I have already formed.
5. To get up early and arriving in the office on time are habits already formed by me.

37)
1. The trip to Tagaytay was educational and everybody enjoyed it very much.
2. Being educational, everybody enjoyed the trip to Tagaytay very much.
3. Everybody found the trip to Tagaytay educational and it was enjoyed very much.
4. This kind of a trip to Tagaytay was educational and everybody enjoyed it very much.
5. A most enjoyable time was had by everybody in their trip to Tagaytay which was educational.

38)
1. The board has received the president’s report, who went over the situation in great detail.
2. Having gone over the situation in great detail, the president submitted a complete report to the board.
3. The president had hardly completed his study of the situation than he made a full report to the board.
4. The complete report, which the president gave it to the board, was the result of a thorough study of the situation.
5. After the president had studied the situation as thorough as possible, he made a complete report to the board.

39)
1. Basing on the figures available, the committee felt that the decision to close shop was feasible.
2. Basing on the figures available, the decision to close shop seems feasible.
3. Based on the figures available, the committee felt that the decision to close shop was feasible.
4. Based on the figures available, the decision to close shop seems feasible.
5. Based on the figures available, closing the shop was thought to be feasible.

40)
1. The ebb and flow of organizational life is such that nothing remains static.
2. The ebb and flow of organization of life are such that nothing remains static.
3. The ebb and low of life in an organization are such that nothing remained static.
4. Nothing remains static in the ebb and flow of life in an organization
5. Speaking of the ebb and flow of organizational life, it is such that nothing remains static.

41)
1. Magiging makahulugan sa mga bata ang mga pang araw-araw na balita kung makikita nila ang pinangyarihan nito.
2. Ang pinangyarihan ng mga balita na pang-araw-araw sa mga bata kung makikita nila ay magiging makahulugan.
3. Sa mga bata ay makahulugan ang mga pang-araw-araw na balita kung makikita nila ang pinangyarihan nito.
4. Ang mga balitang pang-araw-araaw sa mga bata ay magiging makahulugan kung ang pinangyarihan nito ay makikita nila.
5. Ang mga balitang pang-araw-araw sa mga bata at ang pinangyarihan nito ay magiging makahulugan kunga makikita nila.

42)
1. Walang pasubali na ang isang taong may kakayahan sa maayos na pangangatwiran ay uunlad sa kanyang propesyon.
2. Walang pasubali ay uunlad sa kanyang propesyon na ang isang taong may kakayahan sa maayos na pangangatwiran.
3. Ang isang taong may kakayahan sa maayos na pangangatwiran ay uunlad sa kanyang propesyon, walang pasubali.
4. Uunlad sa kanyang propesyon ay walang pasubali ang isang taong may kakayahan sa maayos na pangangatwiran.
5. May kakayahan sa maayos na pangangatwiran, walang pasubali na ang isang tao ay uunlad sa kanyang propesyon.

43)
1. Masaya, sapagkat lahat ay payak at walang pagkukunwari ang buhay bata.
2. Masaya ang buhay bata sapagkat lahat ay payak at walang pagkukunwari.
3. Ang buhay bata ay masaya sapagkat payak at walang pagkukunwari ang lahat.
4. Ang buhay bata sapagkat payak at walang pagkukunwari lahat ay masaya.
5. Sapagkat walang pagkukunwari at payak lahat, ang buhay bata ay masaya.

44)
1. We must learn more about military tactics and in so doing we can cope with any situation.
2. We must learn more about military tactics to cope with any situation.
3. So as to cope with any situation, more about military tactics should be learned by us.
4. More about military tactics must be learned, so as to cope with any situation.
5. To be ready to cope with any situation, so we must learn more about military tactics.

45)
1. I thought that she is reporting for work today.
2. I thought that she was reporting for work today.
3. I thought that she reported for work today.
4. I thought that she reports for work today.
5. I thought that she had reported for work today.

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