Use Of English Past Questions By DR,Bobo Agava.

Faculty Of Management Science
Rivers State University
First Semester Exam
ination (2018/2019 SESSION)
Course Title: Use Of English (GST 141)

Instruction: Answer all questions
Read the following paragraph and answer the questions below:
To forgive an injury is often considered to be a sign of weakness. It is really a sign of strength. It is easy to allow oneself to be carried away by resentment and hate into an act of vengeance; but it takes a strong character to restrain those natural passions. The man who forgives an injury proves himself to be superior of the man who wronged him, and puts the wrong-doer to shame. Forgiveness may even turn a foe into a friend so mercy is the noblest form of revenge.


1. Write out the topic sentence of the above paragraph.
2. What is the grammatical name/function of the underlined phrase in the above paragraph?
3. In the above paragraph, what does the writer say is required to restrain the act of vengeance?
4. What is the grammatical/function of the underlined clause in the above paragraph?
5. Write out one transition word used in the above paragraph to indicate contrast.

Instruction: Answer all questions.
What is the part of speech of the underlined in the following sentences?

6. Give place to your betters
7. They arrived soon after
8. I ate some rice
9. When will Joe ring the bell?
10. Either bat is good enough

Indentify the type of phrases underlined in the following sentences.

11. To work hard is a virtue
12. Over the fence is out of bounds
13. He wore a shirt without buttons
Give the name/grammatical function of the clauses underlined in the following sentences:

14. Across the street is the house where I was born
15. In the cupboard at school is a trophy that Jones won
16. Because you have done this I shall punish you
17. You what type of sentence is (simple, compound, complex) He went to Lagos yesterday
18. Write out the direct object in the sentence. He slapped the girl
19. Construct a sentence using a gerund as the subject to sentence.
20. Identify the indirect object in the sentence: He gave him flowers.

The following sentences are not correct re-write them correctly.

21. He kissed the queen by himself
22. His wife gave birth to a pair of twins
23. On the fan
24. Raise up your hand if you are guilty.
25. The car is red in colour.


Write a one - paragraph composition (not less than 8 sentences) on the topic:


1. Underline your topic sentence
2. Use appropriate transition words
3. Ensure that your composition has the necessary 3 segments.

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