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2009 Periyar University Languages B.A English Special B.a. (english ca) degree examination, november/december 2009. first semester grammar and usage Question paper



Course: B.A English Special   University/board: Periyar University





SECTION - A

Answer ALL questions.

1. (a) Identify the types of noun in the following : [marks 2]

(i) Gold is a precious metal.

(ii) Unity is strength.

(b) Give the plural form of : [marks 2]

(i) radio

(ii) loaf

(iii) goose

(iv) deer.

(c) Identify the form of Gender : [marks 2]

(i) lioness

(ii) prince

(iii) doctor

(iv) chair.

(d) Fill in the blanks with suitable pronouns : [marks 2]

(i) __________ is my sister.

(ii) __________ and ___________ are friends.

(iii) Nobody but ___________ was present.

(e) Pick out the verbs in the following : [marks 2]

(i) I speak English.

(ii) She is drawing a picture.

(iii) He will write a letter.

(iv) Sita has sold her bangles.

(f) Identify the adjectives in the following : [marks 2]

(i) The tea is hot.

(ii) Saravanan is a brave soldier.

(iii) It is a pleasant evening.

(iv) Saturday is the last day of the week.

(g) Fill in the blanks with suitable adverbs given below : [marks 2]

(i) It is _________ hot.

(ii) The sun shines __________.

(iii) I play hockey _________.

(iv) She danced __________.

(regularly, extremely, beautifully, brightly)

(h) Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions : [marks 2]

(i) A billion people live _________ China.

(ii) The police ran __________ the theif.

(iii) Don't mock _________ him.

(iv) I saw clouds __________ the hill.

(i) Fill in the blanks with suitable conjunctions : [marks 2]

(i) Stop smoking __________ your health will worsen.

(ii) ___________ you say so, I must believe it.

(iii) I shall wait __________ she comes.

(iv) A baby can be a boy __________ a girl.

(j) Identify the parts of speech in the following : [marks 2]

Hurrah ! we have won the match.


SECTION - B

Explain the following in about 100 words each :

2. (a) Write a note on sentence and its kinds. [marks 5]

Or

(b) Make sentences using the following nouns [marks 5]

(i) Honesty

(ii) Bangalore

(iii) Crowd

(iv) Gold

(v) School.

3. (a) Change the following feminine genders into masculine : [marks 5]

(i) The queen ordered the princess to leave the kingdom.

(ii) The landlady told the male servant to meet here with his wife and son.

(iii) The milklady is coming with her sister.

(iv) She met her girlfriend at her aunt's house.

(v) The washerwoman gave her husband fifty rupees.

Or

(b) Breifly describe NUMBERS in English. [marks 5]

4. (a) Make a note on Transitive and Intransitive verbs. [marks 5]

Or

(b) Fill in the blanks with suitable articles : [marks 5]

(i) ___________ moon is ___________ satellite of ___________ earth.

(ii) ___________ new bridge is being constructed across ___________ river pampa by ___________ engineering company.

(iii) I went to _________ school to meet __________ old friend who is working there as ___________ teacher.

(iv) _____________ note book is made of paper.

5. (a) Uses of Participles. [marks 5]

Or

(b) Fill in the blanks with suitable conjunctions : [marks 5]

(i) The girls sang __________ the boys played.

(ii) He is not only rich ___________ generous.

(iii) ____________ she is rich, she is unhappy.

(iv) ____________ he was sleeping, he saw a sweet dream.

(v) ___________ I feel any doubt. I refer the book.

6. (a) Write a note on Interjection. [marks 5]

Or

(b) Identify the Tense of the following : [marks 5]

(i) I have completed ten lessons of this book.

(ii) He is carrying a trunk on his head.

(iii) Rani lost her pen in the class yesterday.

(iv) Mary has studied English for 4 years.

(v) She has been waiting for you for a long time.


SECTION - C

Answer any THREE of the following in about 500 words each :

7. Write a note on the parts of speech. [marks 10]

8. Examine the sentence patterns in English. [marks 10]

9. Use any THREE of the following idioms in sentences of your own so as to bring out their meaning [marks 10]

(a) an eye for an eye

(b) as the crow flies

(c) beat a hasty retreat

(d) a wolf in sheep's clothing

(e) call a spade a spade

(f) all in all

(g) at the eleventh hour

(i) beat about the bush

10. Describe the uses of prepostions. [marks 10]

11. Explain any FIVE of the following with suitable examples : [marks 10]

(a) Metaphor

(b) Personification

(c) Oxymoron

(d) Euphemism

(e) Irony

(f) Antithesis

(g) Epigram

(h) Apostrophe.





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