1. Many words can be more than one part of speech. The part of speech a word belongs to depends on how the word is used in a sentence. Read each sentence, and then decide the part of speech of the underlined word.
Whenever the door slams, the lamp rocks back and forth.
How much cloth will it take to make the curtains?
Please turn on the light.
She went to the market to buy some vegetables.
Jasmines are white in color.
2. Select the correct answer from the underlined choices provided in the sentences to make the subject and verb agree.
a) There have/has to be some people left in Port of Spain after yesterday’s flood. b) Some of the grains appear/appears to be contaminated.
c) He seems to forget that there is/are things to be done before he can graduate. d) Three-quarters of the student body is/are against the tuition hike. e) A high percentage of the population is/are voting for the new school. (5 marks)
3. Pronouns must refer clearly to their antecedents in order for their meanings to be clear. Choose the correct answer from the underlined choices provided to ensure pronouns agree with their antecedents.
a) One of the students must give his/their oral report tomorrow. b) Each member of the committee must submit his/their response in writing. c) In the first day confusion, neither of the teachers could find his/their classroom. d) Neither of the girls knew her/their teacher had seen the report. e) Everyone on the women’s team now has...
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