Construction Shift
Usage 1
Vocabulary
Figurative Devices
Usage 2
100

Finding solutions to some problems can be difficult sometimes.

BEGIN WITH 'IT CAN BE...

A. IN FINDING

B. TO FIND

C. WHEN FINDING

D. FOR FINDING

B TO FIND

100

Identify the error in the sentence:

The teacher discuss questions from the 2021 pass paper with us.

pass should be past

Explanation: Pass is a verb (passed-past tense)

Past is an adjective or an adverb

Past can also be a noun

100

The bicycle was returned to the store because it was found to be DEFECTIVE.

Defective means the same as:

A. USELESS

B. EXPENSIVE

C. FAULTY

D. UNSUITABLE

C FAULTY

100

Which of the following figurative devices is NOT a comparison?

A. Simile

B. Metaphor

C. Alliteration

D. Personification

C. Alliteration

100

Mrs Dean told us to pull up our socks because the exam will be challenging.

A. Redundancy/Wordiness

B. Cliche/Mixed Metaphor

C. Grammar/Vocabulary Error

D. No Error

B. Cliche

'pull up our socks'

200

We completed our assignment and were given additional practice exercises.

BEGIN WITH 'HAVING...

A. WE WERE GIVEN

B. AND WERE GIVEN

C. SO WE WERE GIVEN

D. THAT WE WERE GIVEN

A. WE WERE GIVEN

200

Identify the error:

The news of her ten grade ones in CSEC made Britany more happier than if she had won a million dollars.

more happier

200

Sentence Completion

You have shown a lack of ______ by cheating on this exam.

A. INTEGRITY

B. TRUST

C. EXPERIENCE

D. COMPETENCE


A INTEGRITY

200

Which figure of speech is used in the following:

"The noises coming from the class sounded like a hundred swarm of bees"


Simile

200

Everyone have a right to say what they want, but they must be willing to face the repercussions.

A. Redundancy/Wordiness

B. Cliche/Mixed Metaphor

C. Grammar/Vocabulary Error

D. No Error

C. GRAMMAR

Everyone has...

subject-verb agreement

300

Each member of the team is invited to attend the meeting if he or she requires further clarification.

SUBSTITUTE 'IF THEY REQUIRED' FOR 'IF HE/SHE REQUIRES'


The members of the team were invited to attend the meeting if they required further clarification.

300

DOUBLE!!!!

Identify the error:

Watching the movie, the cinematography with its special effects was so impressive that it captured the audience's interest throughout.

Sentence needs a subject

Who was watching the movie?

300

He was definitely affected by the POTENT drug.

ANTONYM FOR POTENT:

A. POISONOUS

B. INEFFECTIVE

C. HARMFUL

D. STRONG

B INEFFECTIVE

300

Which figure of speech is used in the following:

"The class was ghost-quiet when the principal entered."

Metaphor

300

The girl who called out to me from the sidewalk turned out to be my long lost friend from Basic school; Susannne.

A. Redundancy/Wordiness

B. Cliche/Mixed Metaphor

C. Grammar/Vocabulary Error

D. No Error

C. grammar

misuse of the semi-colon

400

DOUBLE!!!!!

He had hardly stetled down to his work when the electricity was cut off.

BEGIN WITH HARDLY...

A. WHEN

B. THAN

C. THAT

D. AND

A. WHEN

400

The crate of oranges which I had ordered a few months ago were delivered later than was planned.

The crate...was

400

The PLAINTIVE sounds of the birds were heard in the distant grove.

SYNONYM FOR PLAINTIVE:

A. NOISY

B. MELODIOUS

C. MOURNFUL

D. HAPPY

C MOURNFUL

400

DOUBLE!!!!!!

Which figure of speech is used in the following:

"She had a peculiar laugh that could deafen a whole room ."

Hyperbole

400

DOUBLE!!!!

The principal advised the students to take the straight and narrow path if they wanted to avoid the hellfire of punishment.

A. Redundancy/Wordiness

B. Cliche/Mixed Metaphor

C. Grammar/Vocabulary Error

D. No Error

B. Cliche

500

The climbers were exhausted after their ascent and they rested in the shade for an hour.

BEGIN WITH SO...

So exhausted were the climbers after their ascent, that they rested in the shade for an hour.

500

Identify the error in the sentence:

The girl's handwriting was so eligible that I could not read what she had written.

E    ligible should be illegible (hard to read/understand)

Eligible means suitable

500

The workers LOATHE the stench that comes from the clogged drains.

SYNONYM FOR LOATHE

A. EVADE

B. DETEST

C. AVOID

D. PROTEST

B DETEST

500

Which of the following is NOT a 'sound device'?

A. onomatopeia

B. assonance

C. hyperbole

D. alliteration


C hyperbole

500

The student's opinion vascillated to and fro during the class debate.

A. Redundancy/Wordiness

B. Cliche/Mixed Metaphor

C. Grammar/Vocabulary Error

D. No Error

A. Redundancy/Wordiness

vascillated means 'to and fro'

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