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LANGUAGE TEST SERIES # 01

January 20, 2015

1. Separate Subject and Predicate from the following sentences.


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b)
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j)
k)
l)
m)

The boy stood on the burning deck.


The early bird catches the worm.
Stone walls do not make a prison.
The singing of the birds delights us.
All matter is indestructible.
He has a good memory.
The earth revolves around the sun.
We should profit by experience.
Nature is the best physician.
No man can serve two masters.
I shot an arrow into the air.
We cannot pump the ocean dry.
Edison invented the phonograph.

2. Name the Part of Speech of each italicized word in the following sentences.
a) Still waters run deep.
b) He still lives in that house.
c) After the storm comes the rain.
d) The after effects of the drug are bad.
e) The up train is late.
f) It weighs about a pound.
g) He told us all about the battle.
h) He was only a yard off me.
i) Suddenly one of the wheels came off.
j) The Muslims fast in the month of Ramadan.
k) He kept the fast for a week.
l) He is on the committee.
m) Let us move on.
n) Sit down and rest a while.

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o) I will watch while you sleep.


p) They while away their evenings with books and games.

3. Point out the nouns in the following sentences and say whether they are Common,
Proper, Collective, Abstract etc.
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
j)
k)
l)
m)
n)
o)
p)
q)
r)
s)
t)
u)

The crowd was very big.


Always speak the truth.
We all love honesty.
Our class consists of twenty pupils.
The elephant has great strength.
Solomon (P.B.U.H) was famous for his wisdom.
Cleanliness is next to godliness.
We saw a fleet of ships in the harbor.
The class is studying grammar.
A committee of five was appointed.
Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India.
The soldiers were rewarded of their bravery.
Without health there is no happiness.
He gave me a bunch of grapes.
I recognized your voice at once.
Never tell a lie.
Wisdom is better than strength.
He sets a high value on his time.
I believe in his innocence.
This room is thirty feet in length.
I often think of the happy days of childhood.

4. Form Abstract Nouns from the following adjectives.


Long, Young, Humble, Decent, Cruel, Bitter, Strong, True, Short, Prudent, Dark, Deep, Wide,
Wise, Good, Vacant, Sweet, Human, Broad, Free, Proud, Brave, Novel, Quick, High, Poor, Just,
Vain, Sane, Ignorant

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5. Form Abstract Nouns from the following verbs.


Laugh, Obey, Live, Expect, Excel, Know, Steal, Believe, Serve, Hate, Please, Act, Starve, Occupy,
Choose, Move, Conceal, Seize, Flatter, Depart, Persevere, Defend, Think, Protect, Advise,
Punish, Die, Succeed, Free, See, Judge, Pursue, Relieve, Converse, Discover
6. Form Abstract Nouns from the following nouns.
King, Man, Thief, Woman, Bankrupt, Infant, Owner, Rogue, Regent, Author, Mother, Agent,
Hero, Beggar, Coward, Priest, Boy, Bond, Pirate, Pilgrim, Friend, Captain, Rascal, Patriot, Glutton
7. Complete the following sentences by filling A, An or The as may be suitable.
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ii.
iii.
iv.
v.
vi.
vii.
viii.
ix.
x.
xi.
xii.
xiii.
xiv.
xv.
xvi.
xvii.
xviii.
xix.
xx.
xxi.
xxii.
xxiii.
xxiv.
xxv.
xxvi.
xxvii.

Copper is _____ useful metal.


He is not _____ honorable man.
______ able man has not always a distinguished look.
______ reindeer is a native of Norway.
Honest men speak ______ truth.
Rustum is ______ young Parsee.
Do you see ______ blue sky?
Makkah is _______ holy city.
Aladdin had ______ wonderful lamp.
The world is ______ happy place.
He returned after ______ hour.
______ school will shortly close for the summer holidays.
______ sun shines brightly.
I first met him ______ year ago.
Yesterday ______ European called at my office.
Sanskrit is ______ difficult language.
______ Ganga is ______ sacred river.
______ lion is ______ king of beasts.
You are ______ fool to say that.
French is ______ easy language.
Who is ______ girl sitting there?
Which is ______ longest river in India?
Aslam has come out without ______ umbrella.
Mumbai is _____ very costly place to live in.
She is _____ untidy girl.
The children found ______ egg in the nest.
I bought ______ horse, ______ ox, and ______ buffalo.

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xxviii.
xxix.
xxx.
xxxi.
xxxii.
xxxiii.
xxxiv.
xxxv.
xxxvi.

If you see him, give him ______ message.


English is _______ language of ______ people of England.
The guide knows ______ way.
Sri Lanka is ______ island.
Let us discuss ______ matter seriously.
John got ______ best present.
India is one of ______ most industrial countries in Asia.
He looks as stupid as ______ owl.
He is ______ honor to this profession.

8. Insert Articles where necessary.


1) While there is life, there is hope.
2) Her knowledge of medicine had been acquired under aged Jewess.
3) Sun rises in east.
4) The brave soldier lost arm in battle.
5) The doctor says it is hopeless case.
6) I like to live in open air.
7) Get pound of sugar from nearest grocer.
8) Set back clock, it is hour too fast.
9) The poor woman has not rupee.
10) You must take care.
11) Eskimos make houses of snow and ice.
12) Where did you buy umbrella?
13) Have you ever seen elephant?
14) Draw map of India.
15) Have you told him about accident?
16) Iqbal was great poet.
17) How blue sky looks!
18) Who wishes to take walk with me.
19) What beautiful scene this is!
20) The musician was old Muslim.
21) The river was spanned by iron bridge.
22) Moon did not rise till after ten.
23) Like true sportsmen they would give enemy fair play.
24) He likes to picture himself as original thinker.
25) Umbrella is of no avail against thunderstorm.

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26) I have not seen him since he was child.


27) Neil Armstrong was first man to walk on moon.
28) We started late in afternoon.
29) My favorite flower is rose.
30) Time makes worst enemies friends.
31) Mumbai is largest cotton textile center in India.
32) Only best quality is sold by us.
33) May we have pleasure of your company?
34) It was proudest moment of my life.
35) Andamans are group of islands in Bay of Bengal.
36) Dr. Arnold was headmaster of rugby.
37) Appenines are in Italy.

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