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imp English 2000 Paper

PAPER-I
SECTION A
1. Write an essay, in about 800 to 1000 words, on any one of the following:
(100 marks)
(a) Transforming Our Huge Population into Human Resources
(b) Fundamental Foundations of Democracy
(c) Material Progress and Human Values
(d) The Private Sector vs The Public Sector
(e) Moral Dilemmas Inherent in the Scientific Progress, Particularly in Genetics and Medicine
2. Imagine you are X. You are less than satisfied with the programmes broadcast on the local
radio
network. Write a letter to The Director, Radio Station, ABC Centre without indicating your roll
number, place of domicile and other identification, Disclosure of identity will attract suitable
penalty,
including reduction of marks.
(50 marks)
Or
Describe in about celebration of a festival, one page the (50 marks)
3. Write a precis in your own words reducing the given passage of 720 words to a precis that
contains
no fewer than 230 and no more than 250 words. Indicate the exact number of words in your
answer.
The precis must be written only in the special precis-sheet supplied. Marks will be reduced if
the
prods is not written on the precis-sheet.
(75 marks)
4. (a) Rewrite the following sentences correctly choosing the most appropriate words from the
list
given below:
(15 marks)
abrupt; nucleus; miniature; integrity; texture
(i) My brother made a/an ............................. locomotive which is great fun to watch.
(ii) When the car in front came to a/an ............................. stop, I very nearly ran into it.
(iii) You can tell by the ............................. of this cloth that it will wear well.
(iv) The stamps you gave me formed the ............................. of my collection.
(v) My bank manager is a person of ............................. and can be fully trusted.
(b) Rewrite as directed:
(15 marks)
(i) It’s your birthday today .............................?
(Supply an appropriate question tag)
(ii) I don’t think you two have met before, ............................. ?
(Supply an appropriate question tag)
(iii) If you don’t work hard, you cannot succeed in life. (Begin: Unless.....)
(iv) If is too wet to walk. (Remove “too”)
(v) We expect an improvement in the patient’s condition in a day or two.
(Rewrite in the passive voice)
(c) Rewrite as directed: (15 marks)
(i) We (play) cricket in the nearby ground when the accident happened.
(Put the verb in the brackets in a correct tense)
(ii) The police asked me not to leave the town without permission.
(Rewrite using forbid correctly)
(iii) Customs officer: ‘Have you anything to declare?
Fat lady: ‘No, I haven’t.’
[Turn into indirect (reported) speech]
(iv) When I was a student 1 used to rise up at 4 o’clock in the morning.
(Rewrite using ‘in the habit of’)
(v) The train started moving as soon as I got in.
(Rewrite using No sooner than)
5. Correct, wherever necessary, and rewrite the following sentences:
(30 marks)
(i) Last year we went on a holiday to Europe and enjoyed very much.
(ii) Much water has flown under the bridge.
(iii) It is high time that he consults a doctor.
(iv) The work is hoped to be completed soon.
(v) The poor people of the village buy neither vegetables nor grow them.
(vi) ‘You are not busy, are you ?‘‘Yes, I’m not’.
(vii) Under these circumstances he had no other alternative but to resign his position.
(viii) This letter is partially hand-written and partially typed.
(ix) A meeting of the committee is proposed to be held next week.
(x) My cousin did not write to me since she went to Canada.
imp English 2001 Paper
PAPER-I
SECTION A
1. Write an essay, in about 800 to 1000 words, on any one of the following:
(100 marks)
(a) The Indispensable Opposition
(b) Ecological Boomerang
(c) The Ills of Illiteracy
(d) ‘Where injustice rules, it is crime to be a silent spectator’
(e) Dreams.
2. Draft a report for a local daily on the pros and cons of prohibition.
(50 marks)
Or
Write a letter to your friend in New York, describing a sanctuary you have seen in India. Sign
yourself X. Do not mention your name or Roll No. or address or any other detail to reveal your
identity or that of the addressee. Infringement of these instructions will entail a penalty of
reduction
of marks.
3. Attempt a precise in your won words, reducing the passage of 691 words to a precis that
contains no
fewer than 220 and no more than 240 words. Mention the exact number of words used. If the
precis
is not written in the special precis sheet provided, marks will be reduced.
(75 marks)
4. Rewrite the following sentences correctly choosing the most appropriate words from the list
given
below:
(15 marks)
amateur; blind alley; meagre; excruciating; versatile.
(a) Shakespeare was a/an ............................. genius.
(b) The festering wound is giving me ............................. pain.
(c) She is performing so well; she cannot be a/an ............................. artist.
(d) I cannot run the family with this ............................. amount.
(e) He has found himself is a/an............................. Can he come out of it?
5. Rewrite a directed:
(30 marks)
(a) Small families seem to be ................. of high income.
(Fill in the blank with either corrective or correlative)
(b) He made himself dear to the people around
(Use the verb form of the world italicised)
(c) Acquiring a lot of property does not necessarily make a man happey.
(Use the noun form of the italicised world)
(d) I expect to see you soon.
(Use look forward in place of expect)
(e) Make a sentence, using find as noun.
(f) Nothing he did was actuated ................. fear or greed.
(Use appropriate preposition)
(g) As the Professor ................. the class, the students fell silent.
(entered / entered into)
(h) I ................. him as my friend.
(regard / consider)
(i) It is true that the incident never ................. (occur).
(Use the right tense of the word in brackets)
(j) Gandhi’s words had a magic-like impact on the audience.
(Substitute a single expression for the words italicised)
6. Rewrite using the right tense of the verbs in brackets.
(15 marks)
And every night I (lie) in bed (listen) to the noises in the forest. I (can) hear the rhythmic sound
of
snoring from Ram Lal’s bed, and know that he (fall) asleep like a lot of wood.
7. Rewrite the following after correcting the errors, if any:
(15 marks)
(a) My father expired on a cloudy day.
(b) Both of them did not go to college.
(c) I am hearing a loud noise from the other room.
(d) Everybody attended the function, didn’t they?
(e) I saw a dead dog running across the field.
(f) I will do if you will help me.
imp-2002
GENERAL ENGLISH
PAPER-I
SECTION A
1. Write an essay, in about 800 to 1000 words, on any one of the following:
(100 marks)
(a) Right to Information
(b) Globalization and Displacement of Culture
(c) Universities as Centres of Excellence
(d) Advantages of Information Technology
(e) Dalits and their Future.
2. Draft a report for a local daily on your visit to a book fair.
(50 marks)
Or
Write a letter to your friend in France, describing the measures being taken in India to contain
pollution. (Sign yourself as ‘X’. Do not reveal your identity in any manner)
3. Attempt a precis in your own words, reducing the passage of 654 words to a precis that
contains no
fewer than 210 and no more than 230 words. Mention the exact number of words used. If the
precis
is not written in the special precis sheet provided, marks will be deducted.
(75 marks)
4. Rewrite the following sentences correctly choosing the most appropriate words from the list
given
below:
(15 marks)
destroyed; disaster; incessant; terrifying; freezing, periodic.
(a) The speaker calmly told us the ............................. facts.
(b) The earthquake nearly ............................. the old city
(c) It was a complete .............................
(d) The hungry wolves were kept at bay by ............................. firing.
(e) The ............................. rain made the roads dangerous.
5. Rewrite a directed:
(30 marks)
(a) The correspondence between (he/him) and (I/am) continued for three years.
(Choose the correct pronouns)
(b) He behalves like his father. (taken after/ look after)
(Use the correct phrase in place of the words underslines).
(c) The encyclopedia had some information. It was not detailed enough.
(Use conjunctive adverb)
(d) The caller asked who/whom I intended to vote for.
(Choose the correct pronoun)
(e) Though we had ............................. the cash box, it was .............................
(Use past participle of ‘hide’ and ‘steal’)
(f) The wind ............................. and my hands almost .............................
(Use past tense of ‘blow’ and ‘freeze’)
(g) The elderly man hoped that his children would visit him on his birthday.
(Change ‘hoped’ to ‘hopes’)
(h) Make a sentence using ‘advice’ as verb.
(i) I congratulated him ............................. his birthday.
(Use appropriate preposition)
(j) He called upon him to make a speech.
(Substitute a single expression for the words underlined)
6. Rewrite using the right tense of the verbs in brackets.
(12 marks)
When Ahmed’s father heard how his son (believe) at the university, he (feel) very angry. He
decided
that he (will) teach his son a lesson. He wrote to Ahmed telling him that he (lose) all his money.
7. Rewrite the following after correcting the errors, if any:
(18 marks)
(a) He was the most wisest man I ever knew.
(b) My sister gets privileges because she is more older.
(c) He lain the sick child for a nap and then set watching over her.
(d) Defeated at Waterloo, they sent Napoleon into exile.
(e) Bread and butter are good for breakfast.
imp-2003
GENERAL ENGLISH
PAPER-I
SECTION A
1. Write an essay, in about 800 to 1000 words, on any one of the following:
(100 marks)
(a) The Prospects of Genetic Engineering
(b) Empowerment of Women in India
(c) Man Never Is But Always to Be Blest
(d) The Working of the Indian Constitution
(e) Increasing Politicisation of Civil Service in India.
2. Write a report on the menace of stray cattle on the streets in our cities.
(50 marks)
Or
Write a letter (signing yourself as ‘X’) to the Minister of Information and Broadcasting
protesting
against ever-increasing scenes of sex and violence in films and TV Series.
3. Attempt a precis of the following passage in your own words, using no less than 215 and no
more
than 235 words. The exact number of words used must be mentioned. If the precis is not
written on
the special precis sheet, it shall be marked down.
(50 marks)
4. Rewrite the following sentences correctly choosing the most appropriate words from the list
given
below:
(15 marks)
driving; laconic; rent; forceful; spontaneously, tighten.
(a) His ............................. ambition is the main reason behind his recent success.
(b) His is so v that people sometimes misunderstand him.
(c) A piercing shriek ............................. the air.
(d) We all admire a person of ............................. character.
(e) She is ............................. helpful towards all.
5. Rewrite a directed:
(30 marks)
(a) She is so intelligent that she will understand your real intentions.
(Use too)
(b) No other boy in the class is a good as he.
(Use the superlative degree of good)
(c) Why waste time in watching TV?
(Change into an assertive sentence)
(d) The valley is very beautiful.
(Change into an exclamatory sentence)
(e) He was sentenced to death and
(Use the past participate of “hang”)
(f) It is over ten ............................. the shortest route.
(Use the appropriate preposition)
(g) We were let go.
(Change into active voice)
(h) He took coffee.
(Use adverse “this morning” and “at home” at their correct order)
(i) He has been sleeping ............................. one O’clock.
(Use the correct preposition in the blank)
(j) She reached Delhi on Monday.
(Add the necessary question tag)
6. Supply “a(n)”, “some” or “the” where necessary.
(12 marks)
(a) There is ............................. fly in ............................. soup.
(b) ............................. birds are flying high in ............................. sky.
(c) Put ............................. butter on ............................. slices of bread.
(d) She took up ............................. painting as ............................. hobby last year.
(e) I have ............................. house in ............................. country.
(f) He travelled ............................. second class with ............................. blacks.
7. Rewrite the following after correcting the errors, if any:
(18 marks)
(a) I am looking forward to see him.
(b) She behaves if she is a queen.
(c) English as well as Hindi are mediums of higher education in this state.
(d) He never has, and never will say such things in public.
(e) Being a wet day, I had to stay indoors.
(f) Sixty miles are a long distance.
imp-2004
GENERAL ENGLISH
PAPER-I
SECTION A
1. Write an essay, in about 800 to 1000 words, on any one of the following:
(100 marks)
(a) God Helps Those Who Help Themselves.
(b) Some Major Inventions Which Have Transformed the World.
(c) The Game of Cricket and the Media Hype.
(d) One is not Born a Woman; One Becomes a Women.
(e) Solving Problem of Water Scarcity.
2. Draft a report for a newspaper on the civic amenities in your locality.
(50 marks)
Or
Write a letter to your friend who lives abroad, describing an election scene in India. (Sign
yourself as
x and do not reveal your identity in any manner.
3. Attempt a precis in your won words, reducing the passage of 595 words to not fewer than
200 words
and no more than 230 words. Mention the exact number of words used. If the precis is not
written in
the special precis sheet provided, marks will be reduced.
(75 marks)
4. Rewrite the following sentences correctly choosing the most appropriate words from the list
given
below:
(15 marks)
trusts; spirits; survived; understand; architect.
(a) I ............................. you want a situation.
(b) Every man is the ............................. of his own fortune.
(c) This morning he seemed in good .............................
(d) ............................. in God and do what is right.
(e) Those soldiers who ............................. have received medals.
5. Rewrite a directed:
(30 marks)
(a) Little strokes fell great oaks.
(Change the voice)
(b) No man can lose .................. he never had.
(Fill in the bank with a suitable relative pronoun).
(c) Umbrella is of no avail against thunderstorm.
(Insert articles wherever necessary).
(d) I speak the truth. I am not afraid of it.
(Combine the sentences using an infinitive).
(e) The exercise was written ............ me ................. a Parker fountain pen.
(Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions).
(f) The news is too good to be true.
(Rewrite the sentence removing ‘too’ without changing the meaning).
(g) It is better to starve than beg.
(Change the degree of comparison without changing the meaning).
(h) The rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
(Express the meaning in a negative form).
(i) Girl wanted for telephone of nice manners and appearance.
(Rewrite improving the arrangement).
(j) If I had known you were coming, I (met) you at the station.
(Rewrite putting the verb in the bracket in the correct tense).
6. Rewrite, using the right tense of the verbs in brackets:
(12 marks)
He (throw) over her shoulder the garments he (buy) for them. She (conscious) of this and
(anxious)
to hurry away lest she should be noticed by others.
7. Rewrite the following after correcting the errors, if any:
(18 marks)
(a) Ram, like his brothers, are careful about his work.
(b) Electricities is expensive these days.
(c) Little children often need help with his homework.
(d) Our legal system believes that criminals should be persecuted.
(e) Paul reads the book, wrote a report and returning it to the library.
(f) When well cooked, grandma served the curry to me.
imp-2005
GENERAL ENGLISH
PAPER-I
SECTION A
1. Write an essay, in about 800 to 1000 words, on any one of the following:
(100 marks)
(a) Global Warming: Its Causes and Effects
(b) Tenth Five-Year Plan: Priorities and Prospects
(c) Justice Delayed in Justice Denied
(d) Our Future Wars will be Wars for Water
(e) The Pleasures of Reading.
2. Write a report on measures taken by your country to prevent the spread of AIDS.
(50 marks)
Or
Write a letter (signing yourself as ‘X’) to the Editor of a national daily demanding severe
checks on
the increasing noise pollution in the metropolises of the country.
3. Attempt a precis of the following passage in your own words, using no less than 215 and no
more
than 240 words. The exact number of the words used must be mentioned. If the precis is not
written
on the special precis sheet, it shall be marked down:
(75 marks)
Science affects the average man and woman in two ways. He or she benefits by its applications,
driving in a motor car or omnibus instead of a horse-drawn vehicle, being treated for disease by
a
doctor or surgeon rather than a priest or a witch, and being killed with an automatic pistol or a
shell
in place of a dagger or a battle-axe. It also affects his or her opinions. Almost everyone believes
that
the earth is round, and the heavens nearly empty, instead of solid. And we are beginning to
believe in
our animal ancestry and the possibility of vast improvements in human nature by biological
methods.
But science can do something far bigger for the human mind than the substitution of one set of
beliefs for another, or the inculcation of scepticism regarding accepted opinions. It can
gradually
spread among humanity as a whole the point of view that prevails among research workers and
has
enabled a few thousand men and a few dozen women to create the science on which modern
civilisation rests. For if we are to control our own and one another’s actions as we are learning
to
control nature, the scientific point of view must come out of the laboratory and be applied to
the
events of daily life. It is foolish to think that the outlook which has already revolutionised
industry,
agriculture, war and medicine will prove useless when applied to the family, the nation, or the
human
race.
Unfortunately, the growing realisation of this fact is opening the door to innumerable false
prophets
who are advertising their own pet theories in sociology as scientific. Science is continually
telling us
through their mouths that we are doomed unless we give up smoking, adopt—or abolish—birth
control, and so forth. Now it is not my object to support any scientific theory, but merely the
scientific standpoint. What are the characteristics of that standpoint? In the first place, it
attempts to
be truthful and, therefore, impartial. And it carries impartiality a great deal further than does the
legal
point of view. A good judge will try to be impartial between Mr. John Smith and Mr. Chang
Sing. A
good scientist will be impartial between Mr. Smith, a tape-worm, and the solar system. He will
leave
behind him his natural repulsion of the tape-worm, which would lead him to throw it away
instead of
studying it as carefully as a statue or a symphony, and This awe for the solar system, which led
his
predecessors either or worship its constituents, or at least to regard them as inscrutable servants
of
the Almighty, too exalted for human comprehension.
Such an attitude leads the scientist to a curious mixture of pride and humility. The solar system
turns
out to be a group of bodies rather small in comparison with many of their neighbours, and
executing
their movements according to simple and easily intelligible laws. But he himself is a rather
aberrant
member of the same order as the monkeys, while his mind is at the mercy of a number of
chemical
processes in his body which he can understand but little and control hardly at all.
Insofar as it places all phenomena on the same emotional level, the scientific point of view may
be
called the God’s-eye view. But it differs profoundly from that which religions have attributed to
the
Almighty in being ethically neutral. Science cannot determine what is right and wrong, and
should
not try to. It can work out the consequences of various actions, but it cannot pass judgement on
them.
The bacteriologist can merely point out that pollution of the public water supply is likely to
cause as
many deaths as letting off a bomb in the public street. But he is no better equipped than anyone
else
in possession of the knowledge he has gained, for determining whether these two acts are
equally
wrong. The enemies of science alternately abuse its exponents for being deaf to moral
considerations
and for interfering in ethical problems which do not concern them. Both of these criticisms
cannot be
right.
4. Rewrite the following sentences correctly, choosing the appropriate words given below:
(15 marks)
official, expunged, generalities, advancement, guard, reciprocal.
(a) So far no ............................. announcement has been made.
(b) The remarks were offensive and.............................
(c) He talked in ............................. instead of focusing on specific examples.
(d) The............................. of technical education must be given priority.
(e) India cannot lower her............................. till she has overcome the crisis.
5. Rewrite as directed (without hanging the meaning):
(30 marks)
(a) She (discover) to her horror that she (swallow) a fly.
(Supply the correct past tense of the verbs)
(b) The child has seen a tiger.
(Insert ‘never’ at the right place)
(c) She is very weak. She cannot walk.
(Make a simple sentence by using an infinitive)
(d) Mumbai is the biggest city in India.
(Restructure the sentence by using the positive degree of the adjective)
(e) They loudly cheered the Prime Minister’s speech.
(Turn the sentence into passive voice)
(f) She is very tall. She can reach that picture.
(Make a simple sentence by using ‘enough)
(g) My daughter’s birthday coincides ............ mine.
(Use the appropriate preposition)
(h) I wish that I were a king.
(Change into an exclamatory sentence)
(i) What though the field be lost?
(Transform into an assertive sentence)
(j) The river (overflow) its banks a week ago.
(Use the correct tense of the verb)
6. Supply ‘a(n)’, ‘some’ or ‘the’ where necessary:
(12 marks)
(a) As ............. writer she is ............... class of her own.
(b) The ship has been at .............. sea for .......... long time.
(c) ............. tea is very sweet, you must put .......... milk in it.
(d) I must get ................ food with ............... glass of milk.
(e) Take .............. umbrella with you when you go to ............ office to attend to your duties.
(f) We will have ............. picnic in ......... forest, next week.
7. Rewrite the following after correcting the errors, if any:
(18 marks)
(a) No sooner the sun rose, he was off again.
(b) You cannot leave the place until he does not come back.
(c) He has bought a new car last week.
(d) If I am you, I should agree.
(e) It cannot be anything else than pride,
(f) I am laid down with fever.
imp-2006
GENERAL ENGLISH
PAPER-I
SECTION A
1. Write an essay, in about 800 to 1000 words, on any one of the following:
(100 marks)
(a) Our Wild Life Heritage
(b) Democracy Versus Totalitarianism
(c) Our Problem of Poverty in the Midst of Plenty
(d) The Menace of Terrorism and Ways to Combat it
(e) The Globalization of Indian Economy.
2. Write a report on the need to revive the village industries in our country.
(50 marks)
Or
Write a letter (signing yourself as ‘X’) to the Minister of Environment & Forests, Government
of
India informing him about the problems of preservation of forests.
3. Attempt a precis of the following passage in your world using not less than 160 and not more
than
182 words. The exact number of the words used must be mentioned. If the precis is not written
on
the special precis sheet, it shall be marked down:
(75 marks)
4. Rewrite the following sentences correctly, choosing the appropriate words given below:
(15 marks)
affects, convinced, prohibit, effects, refute.
(a) The latest statistics ............................ his claim that the economy is expanding.
(b) In time Einstein ............................ most physicists that his theory was correct.
(c) Most States have laws that ............................gambling.
(d) Cold weather ............................children more than adults.
(e) The strictness of the police had good ............................
5. Rewrite as directed (without hanging the meaning):
(30 marks)
(a) My father (be) sixty years old last Tuesday.
(Supply the correct tense).
(b) You read too quickly.
(Insert ‘rather’ at the right place)
(c) They provided him to be the circuit.
(Rewrite the sentence using the passive voice of the finite verb).
(d) ......... less then five people have tried to solve the problem, but ........... one of them has been
able to do it.
(Insert ‘no’ or ‘not’ in the blanks spaces).
(e) Are you ............. the goods with you, or world you like them ........... on later?
(Insert the present or past participate of ‘take’ or ‘send’ whichever you think is correct).
(f) This kind of tree grows very ..............
(Fill in the blanks space with either ‘slow; or ‘slowly’).
(g) The ought to be here ............. now.
(Use the appropriate preposition).
(h) John does not like English Grammar.
(Turn into negative question).
(i) I prefer white coffee to blank one.
(Correct the sentence).
(j) There ......... plenty of time before the bus leave.
(Supply an appropriate verb).
6. Supply ‘a(n)’, ‘some’ or ‘the’ where necessary:
(12 marks)
(a) There are............. children outside.
(b) My wife has gone to ............ hospital to visit his sick father.
(c) I have never known so wet ............... summer.
(d) .................. Russians sent up .......... first earth satellite.
(e) ............... lion is .................. dangerous animal.
(f) He is living at ............. place in the USA.
7. Rewrite the following after correcting the errors, if any:
(18 marks)
(a) They climbed on the tree.
(b) I invited my friends on dinner.
(c) My teacher was angry
(d) Flour is made of wheat.
(e) Her dress was made from silk.
(f) Whom did you give it do?
imp-2007
GENERAL ENGLISH
PAPER-I
SECTION A
1. Write an essay, in about 800 to 1000 words, on any one of the following:
(100 marks)
(a) How far has the UN Accomplished its Declared Objects?
(b) Move for Ecological Security
(c) Interlinking of Rivers: A Mixed Blessing.
(d) Women’s Reservation Bill.
(e) Panchayati Raj and Rural Development.
2. Write a report on measures which should be taken by your country to prevent water
pollution.
(50 marks)
Or
Write a letter (signing yourself as ‘X’) to the editor of a newspaper demanding severe checks
on
cyber terrorism.
3. Attempt a precis of the following passage in your own words using no less than 180 and no
more
than 205 words. The exact number of the words used must be mentioned. If the precis is not
written
on the special precis sheet, it shall be marked down.
(75 marks)
4. Rewrite the following sentences correctly, choosing the appropriate words given below:
(15 marks)
loose, except, lose, accept, stationery, stationary.
(a) Good ............................ is expensive.
(b) Do not ............................ the money.
(c) The banks ............................ deposits of money.
(d) His sandals were ............................
(e) Everyone ............................ Gopal passes the test.
5. Rewrite as directed (without hanging the meaning):
(30 marks)
(a) It (be) fourteen years since I saw him)
(Supply the correct tense).
(b) His health is ............................ too good.
(Insert ‘no’ , ‘none’, or ‘nothing’ in the blank space)
(c) The sun has ripped the fruit.
(Turn the sentence into Passive voice)
(d) The lecture was well-attended.
(Insert ‘fairly’ at the right place)
(e) We ............................ nothing to eat since eight o’clock this morning.
(Fill in the blank space with the correct tense)
(f) What you would do if you ............................ attacked by a bandit?
(Fill in the correct verb)
(g) Write the exercise ............................ ink.
(Use the appropriate preposition)
(h) This is the person. I gave the money to him.
(Combine the sentences by using as infinite)
(i) H was rude to say that
(Rewrite the sentence by using an introductory ‘it’ and an ‘of’ adjunct)
(j) She cares for the sick. She cared for the wounded.
(Express the ideas in one sentence by using ‘both’)
6. Supply ‘no’, ‘none’, ‘not’ or ‘nothing’ in the blank spaces:
(12 marks)
(a) They had ............. warm clothing.
(b) There is ............ a stupid scholar in the class.
(c) He is ............... older than I am.
(d) We arrived .................. too soon.
(e) An elephant is ............... like a giraffe.
(f) We were ............. the worse for our experience.
7. Rewrite the following sentences removing the errors, if any:
(18 marks)
(a) Father comes at home at five o’clock.
(b) I have had my dinner an hour ago.
(c) I did not see him since last January.
(d) Ring up me at 3.30.
(e) It is not very warm today, isn’t it?
(f) She is making her prayer.