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  • 1. 

    We are all humans,----?

    • A.

      Can't we

    • B.

      Isn't it

    • C.

      Aren't we

    • D.

      May we

    Correct Answer
    C. Aren't we
    Explanation
    The given question is asking for agreement or confirmation about being human. The correct answer, "aren't we," is a contraction of "are not we," which is a more formal way of saying "are we not." This answer is appropriate because it matches the question structure and maintains subject-verb agreement.

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  • 2. 

    /ɔɪ/

    • A.

      Employ

    • B.

      Blow

    • C.

      Pluck

    • D.

      Plain

    • E.

      Torch

    Correct Answer
    A. Employ
    Explanation
    The /ɔɪ/ sound in phonetics is represented by a diphthong, a combination of two vowel sounds, typically found in words like "boy" or "toy." Here 
    employ has the /ɔɪ/ sound, as in /ɛmˈplɔɪ/.

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  • 3. 

    Do not listen to him, he is not a reliable person

    • A.

      Good

    • B.

      Trustworthy

    • C.

      Happy

    • D.

      Amiable

    Correct Answer
    B. Trustworthy
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "trustworthy" because it implies that the person being referred to is not reliable. This suggests that the person cannot be trusted or relied upon for accurate information or trustworthy actions. The phrase "Do not listen to him" further emphasizes the lack of trustworthiness in this person.

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  • 4. 

    My elder brother has gone----for further studies

    • A.

      To overseas

    • B.

      Overseas

    • C.

      In overseas

    • D.

      Oversea

    Correct Answer
    B. Overseas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "overseas" because it correctly conveys the idea that the elder brother has gone to a foreign country for further studies. The word "overseas" is commonly used to refer to traveling or studying in a different country. The other options, such as "to overseas," "in overseas," and "oversea," are grammatically incorrect and do not accurately convey the intended meaning.

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  • 5. 

    God does not want his children to indulge in worry

    • A.

      Anxiety

    • B.

      Peace

    • C.

      Lying

    • D.

      Pleasing

    Correct Answer
    A. Anxiety
    Explanation
    The correct answer is anxiety. This is because anxiety is a state of worry or unease about future uncertainties. It is often seen as a negative emotion that can hinder one's peace of mind. In many religious beliefs, including Christianity, it is believed that God wants his children to trust in him and find peace, rather than being consumed by worry and anxiety. Therefore, it can be inferred that God does not want his children to indulge in anxiety.

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  • 6. 

    The thief hid the stolen money in his cap

    • A.

      Brought

    • B.

      Concealed

    • C.

      Put

    • D.

      Opened

    Correct Answer
    B. Concealed
    Explanation
    The word "concealed" is the correct answer because it implies that the thief hid the stolen money. This suggests that the thief hid the stolen money, possibly unintentionally or under pressure. The other options do not convey the same meaning as "revealed" in the context of the sentence.

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  • 7. 

    From the options lettered A – D, choose the correct spelling of the word.

    • A.

      Agument

    • B.

      Argument

    • C.

      Arguement

    • D.

      Non of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Argument
    Explanation
    The correct spelling of the word is "argument".

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  • 8. 

     ________ can be used to produce comic effect.

    • A.

      Meiosis

    • B.

      Contrast

    • C.

      Hyperbole

    • D.

      Anticlimax

    • E.

      Euphemism

    Correct Answer
    C. Hyperbole
    Explanation
    Hyperbole is a figure of speech that involves exaggeration for emphasis or dramatic effect. It is commonly used in literature, poetry, and everyday language to create humor or to make a point. By intentionally overstating something, hyperbole can produce a comic effect by amusing or surprising the audience. This makes hyperbole the most suitable choice among the options provided for producing comic effect.

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  • 9. 

    Section D In each of the following questions pick out the one that does not belong to the group.

    • A.

      Many

    • B.

      Several

    • C.

      A lot

    • D.

      Few

    Correct Answer
    D. Few
    Explanation
    The words "many," "several," and "a lot" all indicate a large quantity or number, while "few" indicates a small quantity or number. Therefore, "few" does not belong to the group.

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  • 10. 

    From the option A-D choose the correct answer to the following questions. An informal letter has ________ address

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    B. One
    Explanation
    An informal letter typically has one address, which is usually placed at the top right or top left corner of the letter.
    The address includes the sender's details, such as name and address, and is followed by the date.
    In informal letters, there is usually no need for multiple addresses as seen in more formal business letters.

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  • 11. 

    Literature has three genre namely ___________, ____________ and ____________.  

    • A.

      Prose, grammar, songs

    • B.

      Rhymes, drama and poems

    • C.

      Poetry, drama and prose

    • D.

      . myth. Legend and prose

    Correct Answer
    C. Poetry, drama and prose
    Explanation
    The correct answer is poetry, drama, and prose. These three genres are commonly found in literature. Poetry is a form of artistic expression that uses rhythm and imagery to convey emotions and ideas. Drama refers to plays or performances that are meant to be acted out and often tell a story through dialogue and action. Prose is the most common form of written language and includes novels, short stories, essays, and other forms of non-poetic writing.

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  • 12. 

    The----of the four sticks is mine

    • A.

      Long

    • B.

      Much long

    • C.

      Longer

    • D.

      Longest

    Correct Answer
    D. Longest
    Explanation
    The sentence is comparing the length of four sticks and stating that the longest stick belongs to the speaker. "Longest" is the correct answer because it is the superlative form of the adjective "long" and indicates that the stick in question is the longest among the four.

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  • 13. 

    /b/

    • A.

      . womb

    • B.

      . comb

    • C.

      Bomb

    • D.

      Slumber

    Correct Answer
    C. Bomb
    Explanation
    The given words "womb," "comb," and "slumber" all have the "b" sound in them. Therefore, the word "bomb" also fits this pattern and is the correct answer.

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  • 14. 

    From the words lettered A – D, choose the word that is opposite in meaning to the word underlined in each sentence. The two boys go home together, their houses are adjacent

    • A.

      Near

    • B.

      Distant

    • C.

      Added

    • D.

      Neighbouring

    • E.

      Option 5

    Correct Answer
    B. Distant
    Explanation
    The word "adjacent" means close or next to each other. The opposite of "adjacent" is "distant," which means far apart or far away. In the given sentence, the two boys go home together, suggesting that their houses are close to each other. Therefore, the word "distant" is the opposite in meaning to "adjacent" in this context.

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  • 15. 

    /s/

    • A.

      Ship

    • B.

      Shop

    • C.

      Shine

    • D.

      Rice

    Correct Answer
    D. Rice
    Explanation
    Among the given options, "rice" is the only word that does not belong to the same word family as the others. The words "ship," "shop," and "shine" are all related to each other as they are all verbs, while "rice" is a noun. Therefore, "rice" is the odd one out in this group.

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  • 16. 

    The boy has ________ the water

    • A.

      Drink

    • B.

      Draink

    • C.

      Drunk

    • D.

      Drank

    Correct Answer
    D. Drank
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "drank" because it is the past tense form of the verb "drink." In this sentence, we are referring to an action that has already happened in the past, so we use the past tense. "Drank" is the correct past tense form of "drink" to fit the sentence structure.

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  • 17. 

    Section D In each of the following questions pick out the one that does not belong to the group.

    • A.

      Mosquito

    • B.

      Ant

    • C.

      Housefly

    • D.

      Spider

    Correct Answer
    D. Spider
    Explanation
    The given group consists of insects, except for the spider. While the mosquito, ant, and housefly are all insects, spiders belong to a different group called arachnids. Therefore, the spider does not belong to the group of insects.

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  • 18. 

    Section D In each of the following questions pick out the one that does not belong to the group.

    • A.

      Tray

    • B.

      Drum

    • C.

      Bucket

    • D.

      Barrel

    Correct Answer
    A. Tray
    Explanation
    The word "tray" does not belong to the group because it is the only item that is typically used for serving or holding smaller items, while the other three items (drum, bucket, barrel) are all used for containing or storing larger quantities of something.

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  • 19. 

    Every essay must have the following except a ____________.

    • A.

      Title

    • B.

      Introduction

    • C.

      Paragraph

    • D.

      Signature

    Correct Answer
    A. Title
    Explanation
    Every essay must have an introduction to provide background information and engage the reader, paragraphs to present and develop the main ideas, and a conclusion to summarize the key points. However, a title is not a required component of an essay. While a title can provide a brief description or hint at the topic, it is not essential for the structure or content of the essay itself. Therefore, the correct answer is title.

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  • 20. 

    The play was funny so we all laughed

    • A.

      Exciting

    • B.

      Tiresome

    • C.

      Boring

    • D.

      Interesting

    Correct Answer
    C. Boring
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that the play was funny, which implies that it should have been enjoyable and entertaining. However, the answer "boring" contradicts this expectation, suggesting that the play was not engaging or interesting.

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  • 21. 

    Jane has----my new book

    • A.

      Tore

    • B.

      Fear

    • C.

      Fearing

    • D.

      Torn

    Correct Answer
    A. Tore
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "tore". This is because "tore" is the past tense of the verb "tear", which means to rip or pull apart forcefully. Therefore, the sentence would read "Jane tore my new book", indicating that Jane ripped or damaged the book.

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  • 22. 

    /ai/

    • A.

      Boy

    • B.

      Join

    • C.

      Load

    • D.

      Bout

    • E.

      Strive

    Correct Answer
    C. Load
    Explanation
    The given words all contain the /oʊ/ sound, except for "load" which contains the /oʊ/ sound.

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  • 23. 

    From the questions below choose correct answers to the following questions on literature. A fable is a story about

    • A.

      Wizards

    • B.

      Angry people

    • C.

      Kings

    • D.

      Animals

    Correct Answer
    A. Wizards
    Explanation
    A fable is a story that typically uses animals as characters to convey a moral lesson or message. It often involves anthropomorphized animals that possess human-like characteristics and abilities. The answer "wizards" is incorrect as wizards are not typically associated with fables.

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  • 24. 

    Mr Sada has _________ in the pool, before I arrived

    • A.

      Swim

    • B.

      Swimming

    • C.

      Swam

    • D.

      Swum

    Correct Answer
    C. Swam
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "swam" because it is the past tense form of the verb "swim." The sentence suggests that Mr. Sada had already completed the action of swimming in the pool before the speaker arrived.

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  • 25. 

    /k/

    • A.

      Clinch

    • B.

      Knight

    • C.

      Knot

    • D.

      Know

    Correct Answer
    A. Clinch
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "clinch" because it is the only word in the given options that starts with the /k/ sound. "Knight" starts with the /n/ sound, "knot" starts with the /n/ sound, and "know" starts with the /n/ sound as well. Therefore, "clinch" is the only word that matches the given sound.

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  • 26. 

    Which one do you like?/t/

    • A.

      Think

    • B.

      Though

    • C.

      Thank

    • D.

      Thomas

    Correct Answer
    C. Thank
    Explanation
    The word "thank" is the correct answer because it is the only word among the options that is related to expressing gratitude or appreciation. The other options, "think," "though," and "Thomas," do not have the same meaning or association with gratitude.

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  • 27. 

    Do not make mistakes you may find difficult to correct

    • A.

      Biro

    • B.

      Mercy

    • C.

      Pencils

    • D.

      Errors

    Correct Answer
    D. Errors
    Explanation
    The word "errors" is the only option that is related to the statement "Do not make mistakes you may find difficult to correct." The other options (biro, mercy, pencils) do not have any connection to the concept of making mistakes or difficulty in correcting them. Therefore, "errors" is the most suitable answer.

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  • 28. 

    You will perhaps make mistakes but the fewer the---

    • A.

      Less

    • B.

      More

    • C.

      Least

    • D.

      Better

    Correct Answer
    D. Better
    Explanation
    The phrase "the fewer the better" is a commonly used expression that means the less mistakes one makes, the better the outcome will be. In this context, "the fewer" refers to a smaller number of mistakes, and "better" indicates a more favorable or improved result. Therefore, the correct answer is "better."

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  • 29. 

    From the options lettered A – D, choose the correct spelling of the word.

    • A.

      Ocasion

    • B.

      Occasion

    • C.

      Occassion

    • D.

      Occision

    Correct Answer
    B. Occasion
    Explanation
    The correct spelling of the word is "occasion".

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  • 30. 

    From the options lettered A – D, choose the correct spelling of the word.

    • A.

      Privilege

    • B.

      Priviledge

    • C.

      Previlege

    • D.

      Previledge

    Correct Answer
    B. Priviledge
    Explanation
    The correct spelling of the word is "privilege". The incorrect options "priviledge", "previlege", and "previledge" all have incorrect spellings.

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  • 31. 

    All of the following EXCEPT_______ are elements of drama

    • A.

      Character

    • B.

      Dialogue

    • C.

      Audience

    • D.

      Scene

    • E.

      Metre

    Correct Answer
    E. Metre
    Explanation
    In drama, elements such as character, dialogue, audience, and scene are essential components that contribute to the overall performance and storytelling. However, "metre" is not typically considered an element of drama. Metre refers to the rhythmic structure and pattern of syllables in poetry, which is more commonly associated with written literature rather than the performance aspect of drama.

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  • 32. 

    _________  enables the poet convey his messages as well as create lasting impression on his readers’ mind.

    • A.

      Imagery

    • B.

      Stanza

    • C.

      Stage

    • D.

      Acts

    • E.

      Imaginary

    Correct Answer
    B. Stanza
    Explanation
    A stanza is a group of lines in a poem that form a unit. It helps the poet convey his messages by organizing the thoughts and ideas into separate sections. Each stanza can have its own theme or focus, allowing the poet to explore different aspects of their message. By using stanzas, the poet can create a rhythm and structure to their poem, which can leave a lasting impression on the readers' minds. Therefore, the correct answer is stanza.

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  • 33. 

    Life is becoming _______ expensive

    • A.

      Much really

    • B.

      Much little

    • C.

      More much

    • D.

      More

    Correct Answer
    D. More
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "more". This is because the sentence is comparing the cost of life to a previous state, indicating an increase in expense. The word "more" is used to express a higher degree or quantity, making it the appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 34. 

    The girl had ________ her bicycle before we came

    • A.

      Ride

    • B.

      Rode

    • C.

      Ridden

    • D.

      Riding

    Correct Answer
    C. Ridden
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ridden" because the sentence is in the past perfect tense, indicating that the action of riding the bicycle had already been completed before we arrived. "Ridden" is the past participle form of the verb "ride" and is used in the past perfect tense to show a completed action in the past.

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  • 35. 

    From the options lettered A to D, choose the word or group of words that best fills the gaps in the following sentences. Mrs. Amanda was taken to hospital, she was there----three days

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      Almost

    • D.

      For

    Correct Answer
    D. For
    Explanation
    The word "for" is the correct answer because it indicates the duration of time Mrs. Amanda was in the hospital. It shows that she was there for a period of three days.

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  • 36. 

    One of the common yoruba legend in literature is __________

    • A.

      Obaledo

    • B.

      Agboola

    • C.

      Moremi

    • D.

      Anasewa

    Correct Answer
    C. Moremi
    Explanation
    Moremi is the correct answer because she is a well-known Yoruba legend in literature. Moremi was a brave and courageous woman who sacrificed herself for the betterment of her people. According to the legend, she married the king of Ife and later discovered a plot by a neighboring tribe to attack her people. Moremi decided to offer herself as a sacrifice to the enemy in order to gain their trust and learn their secrets. With this knowledge, she was able to help her people defend themselves and ultimately save her kingdom. Her story is often celebrated for her selflessness and heroism.

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  • 37. 

    Section D In each of the following questions pick out the one that does not belong to the group.

    • A.

      Vertical

    • B.

      Triangle

    • C.

      Square

    • D.

      Circle

    Correct Answer
    A. Vertical
    Explanation
    The word "vertical" does not belong to the group because it is the only word that describes a direction or position, while the other words (triangle, square, circle) are shapes.

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  • 38. 

    Choose the correct sounds from letter A-D for the following questions. /P/

    • A.

      Pneumonia

    • B.

      Physical

    • C.

       receipt

    • D.

      Grape

    Correct Answer
    B. Physical
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "physical" because it is the only word that starts with the sound /p/. The other words, "pneumonia," "receipt," and "grape," all start with different sounds (/n/, /r/, and /g/ respectively).

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  • 39. 

    An expository essay ________ phenomenon and processes

    • A.

      Describes

    • B.

      Narrates

    • C.

      Persuades

    • D.

      Explains

    Correct Answer
    D. Explains
    Explanation
    An expository essay explains phenomenon and processes. In this type of essay, the writer provides information and details about a particular topic, aiming to clarify and make it understandable to the reader. The purpose is to present a clear and logical explanation of the subject matter, without personal opinions or biases. The writer may use examples, evidence, and logical reasoning to support their explanation.

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  • 40. 

    From the options lettered A – D, choose the correct spelling of the word.

    • A.

      Fourty

    • B.

      Forty

    • C.

      Foty

    • D.

      Fuorty

    Correct Answer
    B. Forty
    Explanation
    The correct spelling of the word is "forty".

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  • 41. 

    Your shirt is the same colour as

    • A.

      He's

    • B.

      Me

    • C.

      Her

    • D.

      His

    Correct Answer
    D. His
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "his" because the possessive pronoun "his" is used to show ownership or possession. In this context, it implies that the color of the shirt is the same as the color of something belonging to a male person.

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  • 42. 

    How I spent my last Holiday is an example of _________ essay

    • A.

      Descriptive

    • B.

      Argumentative

    • C.

      Expository

    • D.

      Narrative

    Correct Answer
    D. Narrative
    Explanation
    "How I spent my last Holiday" suggests that the essay is focused on recounting a personal experience or a series of events. A narrative essay typically tells a story and includes elements such as characters, plot, and setting. In this case, the essay is likely to describe the writer's activities and experiences during their last holiday, making "narrative" the appropriate choice.

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  • 43. 

    We have _______ types of essay/composition in English language.

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    A. 3
    Explanation
    There are three types of essay/composition in the English language.

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  • 44. 

    Sorry, there is no vacant position in this company

    • A.

      Empty

    • B.

      Full

    • C.

      Occupied

    • D.

      Chair

    Correct Answer
    A. Empty
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "empty" because the statement "Sorry, there is no vacant position in this company" indicates that there are no available or unoccupied positions in the company.

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  • 45. 

    From the options lettered A – D, choose the correct spelling of the word.

    • A.

      Embarrass

    • B.

      Emberras

    • C.

      Ebbarasse

    • D.

      Enbarrass

    Correct Answer
    A. Embarrass
    Explanation
    The correct spelling of the word is "embarrass."

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  • 46. 

    /au/

    • A.

      Gown

    • B.

      Laugh

    • C.

      Bag

    • D.

      Thought

    • E.

      Want

    Correct Answer
    B. Laugh
    Explanation
    The word "laugh" contains the /au/ sound, which is the same sound found in the given set of words. The other words, "gown," "bag," "thought," and "want," do not contain the /au/ sound. Therefore, "laugh" is the only word in the set that matches the given sound pattern.

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  • 47. 

    You should always be polite to people

    • A.

      Kind

    • B.

      Rude

    • C.

      Happy

    • D.

      Wicked

    Correct Answer
    B. Rude
    Explanation
    Being polite to people is a desirable behavior as it shows respect, consideration, and good manners. It involves speaking and behaving in a respectful and considerate manner towards others. Being rude, on the other hand, goes against these principles and involves speaking and behaving in a disrespectful, impolite, or offensive manner. Therefore, the correct answer is "rude" as it is the opposite of being polite and not a desirable behavior.

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  • 48. 

    The radio is ________ by the expert

    • A.

      Being repaired

    • B.

      Been repaired

    • C.

      Being repair

    • D.

      Been repair

    Correct Answer
    C. Being repair
  • 49. 

    Answer all the following question  I am traveling

    • A.

      Indirect speech

    • B.

      Direct speech

    • C.

      Past speech

    • D.

      Tense and words

    Correct Answer
    A. Indirect speech
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "indirect speech." In indirect speech, the words spoken by someone are reported or paraphrased instead of being quoted directly. In this case, the phrase "I am traveling" is being reported rather than quoted exactly as spoken.

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  • 50. 

    My younger brother is not as----as I am

    • A.

      Tall

    • B.

      Taller

    • C.

      Talled

    • D.

      Tallest

    Correct Answer
    A. Tall
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "tall" because the sentence is comparing the height of the speaker's younger brother to the speaker. The word "as" indicates that the comparison is being made between two things of equal degree. Since the speaker is not specifying whether they are taller or shorter, the correct answer is simply "tall."

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