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GRAMMAR I

MOCK CATEDRA II

I. Say whether the following statements are TRUE (T) or FALSE (F). 1. - __t__ Prepositions are followed by a noun phrase. 2.- __t__ In is a 3D preposition. 3. - _t___ Present Simple tense is used to refer to general truths and routines in the present 4.- __f__ There are prepositions of direction and others of movement. 5.-__t__ All verb phrases have a main verb. 6. - _t___ Preposition "at" is used to talk about a place as a point in space. 7.- __f__ Adverbs modify nouns 8. - _f___ You use the apostrophe and the s to say that persons or thing are connected with another. II.Choose the correct alternative. Be careful and choose only one. 1. In the sentence Cyrils brother is older than Nadines , there is/are: a) A comparative adjective, two genitive cases, a verb and one common noun. . 2. In the sentence The house of the big elm has just been sold there is/are: a) A noun phrase, a prepositional phrase, a verb phrase and an adverb phrase. 3. In the sentence There are interesting cheap (opinion and descriptive adj) restaurants a bit far (degree) from the university, there is/are: a) An opinion adjective, a descriptive adjective and an adverb of degree. 4.-In the sentence We are presenting a strange design in the magazine, there is/are: a) An adjective, a prepositional phrase, two verb forms and a personal / subject pronoun. b) An adjective, two adverbs, two verb phrases, and an object pronoun. c) An adjective, two adverbs, two lexical forms, and two object pronouns. d) Two adjectives, two adverbs of manner, two nouns and a persona l/ subject pronoun. e) Two adjectives, two adverbs, two main verbs, and an object pronoun. III. Provide either a possessive adjective or possessive pronoun to complete the sentences below. 1. Hey! I think my computer is faster than yours 2.Tom kept his wallet in his back pocket and our aunt Lucy told him that its was in her bag. 3. Our course isnt convenient. My friends took the same at my university but its is much cheaper. 4. By mistake shes taken his books and hes taken hers. Now, she has to give him his books back. 5. Dont eat my candies. Theyre all mine! 6. My friends Susie and Charles havent paid their bill yet.

IV. Change the phrases below into genitive case structures. 1. the favourite food of Myrtle Menwilds incredible buildings 3. three important lectures next month surprising poems V. Choose the appropriate word. 1.She smiled _____________ (sweet/ sweetly) at me when I looked into her eyes. 2. Fortunately he came back home ________ ( safe / safely). 3. He opened the door with a ______________ ( rapid / rapidly ) movement. 4. Hurry up!! Mother is ______________ ( bad / badly ) sick and nobody is with her. 5. He said he was doing ___________ ( good / well ) but we know he had done a ________ ( bad / badly ) work. VI. In the sentences below, underline the adverbials and identify their form. 1. Next year we will travel abroad to visit the pyramids. __adverb of time_____ adverb of place _adverb of purpose______________________________________ 2. To enjoy this event better you have to bring your coats for after midnight cold Adverb of purpose, adverb of reason and adverb of time 3. In Dr Jenkins lecture, we were all listening to his words carefully. adverb of place__________________________adverb of manner___________ 4. Suddenly, every ETA terrorist showed their faces on the TV news. ___adverb of manner adverb of place next months three important lectures 4. the surprising poems by Poe and Neville Poes and Neville`s surprising poems or Poe and Nevilles Myrtles favourite food Bronx and Menwilds incredible buildings or Bronxs and 2. incredible buildings Bronx and Menwild

VII. Underline the Verb phrases in the sentences below. Then identify the verb form in terms of : Modal Auxiliary, Auxiliary and Lexical. 1. The switch is being activated by the policeman. Is being: auxiliary--------- activated: lexical 2. Leyla should confess her fault now. modal auxiliary------ lexical verb 3. Our students had been participating in the course for two long years. auxiliary verb------lexical verb 4. The water will be boiling in the kettle soon Will be: auxiliary-------boiling: lexical verb 5. Sam is here. Is: lexical verb