- Choose an ungrammatical sentence and correct the error(s). (3×13)
Caution: a. There can be more than one error in a sentence.
- There can be more than one ungrammatical sentence. (maximum 2)
- When you’re correcting, try not to change the meaning of the sentence or at least, minimize the change.
- Do not correct unless it is necessary.
- a. Some sports stars are badly treated by the newspapers and other media.
- Circulars and other junk mail go straight in(to) the bin.
- I don’t’ think I can do it. I’ve got other thing to do.
- He lives in the other side of the street.
- a. There was a sofa and two chairs in the room.
- Only the rich are allowed in this club.
- Neither men are easy to please.
- I think measles are horrible illness.
- a. I don’t know any of the people present at the meeting.
- This is one of the most embarrassed stories I have ever read.
- Bill is fun to go out with.
- The attack was not reported to authorities.
- a. I need some fresh air. I think I’ll go out for a walk.
- There was a short break for refreshments and I had coffee and some cookies.
- The office is closed and staff are on strike.
- She’s had nine months’ experience as secretary.
- a. You’ll be able to win prizes galore.
- This river is dangerous to cross.
- He’s liable to make a fuss if you wake him.
- Suez Canal flows through north of Egypt from Port Said to Suez.
- a. It is hopeful that it will snow tomorrow.
- I like fruit but not vegetables.
- Mr. Smith is very serious person, but he is possible to please.
- Petrol is twice as expensive as it was a few years ago.
- a. I’ve got another three books to read.
- The soldiers carried so many equipments that they were barely able to move.
- It is unfair of him to criticize her.
- I am scared of dark.
- a. The BBC are showing the program on Saturday.
- I want to invite out Mary. I like her.
- There was many audiences in her concert last night.
- I had a fabulous breakfast today.
- a. The box is too pounds in weight.
- They had promised themselves a summer holiday abroad.
- They sell leather good such as wallet.
- He liked none of his two former wives.
- a. Jane is half his age.
- Mount Baekdu is the Korea’s tallest mountain.
- In 1963, there occurred a tragic event in the history of the US.
- There’s only room for a single bed in here.
- a. If you can spare me a little time, I’d like to make a few suggestions.
- His visit might do more harm than good.
- She was a sorry sight when she got home, soaking and covered in mud.
- Ted was easily most intelligent person in the class.
- a. The boy climbed up the hill and rolled it down.
- He is very successful even though he has very little education.
- I’d like to give you a bit of advice.
- That was mean for him to keep everything for himself.
- a. We looked in LA Times and found that there was good movie at the Odeon Cinema.
- It is only fair that the rich should pay higher taxes than the poor.
- The young folk have all gone, and only a few aging people remained.
- The windows will be almost impossible to open.
- Mark T (true) or F (false) for each statement and explain your answer. Provide appropriate examples when necessary. (5×4)
- In English, there are three ways to make a noun have a generic meaning.
- The pronoun it can be used both as a personal pronoun and as an impersonal pronoun.
- Reflexive pronouns in English can have an emphatic function.
- If we divide the following two-word verbs into two different categories, they are as in A and B.
fill in, sort out, listen to, stare at, sympathize with, blow up, insist on, call off
type A: listen to, stare at, insist on, call off
type B: fill in, sort out, sympathize with, blow up
III. Answer. (10×4)
- In English, more and more people use plural pronouns to refer back to indefinite pronouns like anyone, nobody or everyone. Explain this trend in terms of sexism in language and gender-neutral language. (You need to do some research to answer this problem).
- Explain the use of ‘any’ based on the following sentences.
(1) *She knows anything.
(2) She doesn’t know anything.
(3) Would you like anything/something to drink?
(4) She went out without any money.
(5) There was hardly any snow this winter.
(6) If anyone has any questions, I’ll be pleased to answer them.
(7) I’m sorry for any trouble I’ve caused.
- a. Most English adjectives can appear either before nouns or after link verbs. However, some adjectives appear only in one position. Explain this based on the following adjectives. (You should provide relevant example sentences).
tall, former, awake, utter, content, intelligent
- Some adjective have different meanings depending on the position. Explain this based on the following adjectives.
involved, present, ill
- The following –ing and –ed forms are generally considered as adjectives, not as verbal participles. Explain what the basis for this is.
amazing/ amazed, convincing/convinced, depressing/depressed, embarrassing/embarrassed