QUESTIONS ON CLAUSES, PHRASES, CONJUNCTIONS AND QUESTION TAG

QUESTIONS ON CLAUSES, PHRASES, CONJUNCTIONS AND QUESTION TAG

QUESTION ON CLAUSES

1. The staff were already there and when he entered the building he found his secretary and the clerical staff apparently immersed in their assignments, with an air of dutifulness.
I. What grammatical name is given to this expression underlined as it is used in the sentence?
II. What is its function? (WASSCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, 2007)

2. As a youth, I was often teased because I was small in stature.
I. What grammatical name is given to this expression underlined as it is used in the sentence?
II. What is its function? (WASSCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, 2008)

3. Child labour, on the other hand, is about children who work long hours for low wages, often under conditions harmful to their health.
I. What grammatical name is given to this expression underlined as it is used in the sentence?
II. What is its function? (WASSCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, 2008)

4. This is the usual lot of mental patients whose family members refuse to take advantage of orthodox treatment.
I. What grammatical name is given to this expression underlined as it is used in the sentence?
II. What is its function? (WASSCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, 2010)

5. Left in the lurch, he clung on to a classmate who had longed to work in the city as a petty clerk.
I. What grammatical name is given to this expression underlined as it is used in the sentence?
II. What is its function? (WASSCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, 2011)

6. As we watched from the distance, we observed that there was a writhing movement and gradually, a curled creature stretched into full length of about three and a half feet.
I. What grammatical name is given to this expression underlined as it is used in the sentence?
II. What is its function? (WASSCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, 2011)

7. It took some time before I realized that my role was crucial since the pilfering of such materials was common in all the other classes.
I. What grammatical name is given to this expression underlined as it is used in the sentence?
II. What is its function? (WASSCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, 2013)

8. From there, we discovered that these objects had opposite equal sides, and all the angles were equal.
I. What grammatical name is given to this expression underlined as it is used in the sentence?
II. What is its function? (WASSCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, 2013)

QUESTIONS ON PHRASES

1. Indeed, before the second term holidays, we had a classroom where students would come in and go on recess as they finished their class assignments and also where small group discussions on project work took place.
III. What grammatical name is given to this expression underlined as it is used in the sentence?
IV. What is its function? (WASSCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, 2009)

2. Recently, guests at the new tourist hotel at victoria falls have complained that trousers and other articles of clothing have been disappearing mysteriously at night.
I. What grammatical name is given to this expression underlined as it is used in the sentence?
II. What is its function? (WASSCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, 2009)

3. Not long after the governors’ official proclamation, newspaper reporters had a field day speculating on the unprecedented confrontation with the chief.
I. What grammatical name is given to this expression underlined as it is used in the sentence?
II. What is its function? (WASSCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, 2015)

4. The teacher raised an instant alarm and the neighbours came rushing to the scene.
I. What grammatical name is given to this expression underlined as it is used in the sentence?
II. What is its function? (WASSCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, 2016)

5. The courage to fail is very cheap.
I. What grammatical name is given to this expression underlined as it is used in the sentence?
II. What is its function? (SSCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, 1989)

6. He reasoned that leaving his retinue of wives, children, servants and relatives behind was not the best solution.
I. What grammatical name is given to this expression underlined as it is used in the sentence?
II. What is its function? (SSCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, 1993)
7. The reader’s frame of mind is equally important.
I. What grammatical name is given to this expression underlined as it is used in the sentence?
II. What is its function? (SSCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, 1996)

QUESTIONS ON CONJUNCTIONS

1. Either he or you ——— to clean up the mess right now. (a) has (b) was (c)have (d) were. ( WASSCE 2017 ENGLISH LANGUAGE OBJECTIVE TEST)
2. The farmer, with his sons———-millet. (a) grows (b) grow (c) were growing (d) have been growing. (WASSCE 2017 ENGLISH LANGUAGE OBJECTIVE TEST)
3. The coach, as well as the players, ———– given fantatstic gifts last month. (a) was (b) were (c) are (d) is. (WASSCE 2016 ENGLISH LANGUAGE OBJECTIVE TEST)
4. Neither jack nor jill ————- there yesterday. (a) are (b) were (c) is (d) was. (WASSCE 2015 ENGLISH LANGUAGE OBJECTIVE TEST)
5. No sooner had the judge read the verdict———– pandemonium broke out. (a) than (b) when (c) and (d) then. (WASSCE 2014 ENGLISH LANGUAGE OBJECTIVE TEST)
6. The party had hardly started———– the lights went off. (a) than (b) then (c) as (d) when. (SSCE 1990 ENGLISH LANGUAGE OBJECTIVE TEST)
7. The new president and members of his cabinet ,———— on a familiriaziation tour of the corporation (a)are (b) are being (c) have being (d) was (WASSCE 1993 ENGLISH LANGUAGE OBJECTIVE TEST)
8. The president, with members of his cabinet,———— visiting our establishment this afternoon. (a) are (b) was (c) were (d) is. (WASSCE 1993 ENGLISH LANGUAGE OBJECTIVE TEST)

QUESTIONS ON QUESTION TAGS

1. Wale couldn’t have said a thing like that, —————- (a) could he? (b) did he? (c) can he? (d) would he (SSCE 1988 ENGLISH LANGUAGE)

2. It has been rough so far, ———– (a)hasn’t it? (b)hadn’t it (c)isn’t it (d)wasn’t it ( SSCE 1989 ENGLISH LANGUAGE)

3. You are not sure where you placed the book——–? (a)isn’t it? (b)weren’t you (c) are you (d)didn’t you (SSCE 1990 ENGLISH LANGUAGE)

4. She doesn’t know you like hot food,——-? (a)does she (b)shouldn’t she (c)didn’t she (d)wasn’t it (SSCE 1990 ENGLISH LANGUAGE)

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