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.
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2.
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3.
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4.
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5.
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6.
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7.
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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.         

3.     I received the news of my
friend’s accident. Immediately I called him.
4.     The courier arrived. My
mother was working in the kitchen.
Question 3
Fill in the blanks with suitable words.                                                                                     
1.    
I fed my cat ………. fish.
2.     Never pull the
kitten …….. its tail.
3.     Will you object
……… my smoking here?
4.     I haven’t yet
looked ………. all the magazines sent to us from him.
5.     He said that he
would be ……… soon.
6.    
He took my dictionary ………. asking for permission.
7.     She was confined __________
bed with fever.
8.     Let’s go ……….. to the river.
Question 4
Rewrite the
following sentences according to the instructions given after each and making
any changes that may be necessary without changing the meaning of each
sentence.         
1.    
How exhilarating it was to see the rainbow! [Begin: It…]
2.    
Do you believe
in aliens? (End: exist)
3.     Jane
is the most honest girl in the class. [ Change into positive degree]
4.     As
soon as I reached home, it started raining. [Begin: No sooner…]
5.    
He arrived on
time, even though his car broke down on the way.(Use ‘despite)
6.     It was too hot for us to eat the pakoras. (Use: ‘so… that’)
7.     If the actress relents, she will get a chance in his
new film.(Use: ‘unless’)
8.    
“Will you help
me?” said the boy to the teacher.
[Change into
indirect speech]
English Grammar: Aptitude Appraisal
Answers
Question 1
Answers 
Example: 
= doing
1. asking  2. are 
3. develop  4. attached  5. stuffed 6. is         7. feeling  8. older
Question
2                                                                                                                            
1.        
Even though/Though/Although he insisted on going for a
film several times, I refused.
2.        
As he was sheepish, Gerome didn’t tell the truth.
3.        
No sooner did I receive the news of my friend’s
accident than I called him.
4.     While
the courier arrived, my mother was working in the kitchen.
Question 3
Fill in the blanks with suitable
words.                    
                     
                     
                 
1.     I fed
my cat with fish.
2.     Never
pull the kitten by its tail.
3.     Will
you object to my smoking here?
4.     I
haven’t yet looked at all the magazines sent to us from him.
5.     He
said that he would be in soon.
6.     He
took my dictionary without asking for permission.
7.     She
was confined to bed with fever.
8.     Let’s
go to the river.
Question 4
Rewrite the following sentences
according to the instructions given after each and making any changes that may
be necessary without changing the meaning of each sentence.    
    
1.        
It was exhilarating to see the rainbow.
2.     Do
you believe that aliens exist?
3.     No
other girl in the class is as honest as Jane.
4.     No
sooner did I reach home than it started raining.
5.     Despite
his car breaking down on the way, he arrived on time.
6.     It
was so hot that we could not eat the pakoras.
7.     Unless
the actress relents, she will not get a chance in his new film.
8.    The boy
asked the teacher whether she would help him