Tutor-marked Assignment B

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Tutor-marked Assignment B
This is your second Assignment which as before you will send to your Tutor to be
marked and commented on; he or she will send you your marked script and a Key
which should help clarify any difficulties.
Before you start this Assignment, the last in Module One, please check over thoroughly
all the Activities in this Lesson which are intended to sum up what you have covered so
far. If you still have any problems you would like to discuss, do contact your Tutor who
will put you right.
You will doubtless have found some of the Activities in this Lesson, and in this Module
generally, quite difficult. This is very understandable, and is no reflection on you; all
languages are difficult, and English extremely difficult. It has very few consistent rules of
grammar, its spelling is a nightmare, and the only way to learn it is through memory and
practice.
Try not to look anything up once you have started the Assignment, and do it in test
conditions. This though difficult will be good for you, and indicate what you have leamed
- and not learned. Don’t worry about any problems, there are bound to be some, and
you will almost certainly in the end do better than you expect. In the end your Tutor will
put you right! This is not a timed test, but you should try to do it in one sitting and not
take too long over it. It would be helpful for your Tutor if you indicated at the bottom how
long you took over this Assignment. The total marks are 100, and the number of marks
per question is indicated in the margin. The best of luck!
1.
Give an example of each of the following:
a) a Collective Noun b) a Proper Noun c) an Abstract Noun d) a Regular Verb e) an
Irregular Verb f) an Adjective g) a Subject Pronoun h) a Direct Object Pronoun (singular)
i) an Indirect Object Pronoun (plural) j) a Preposition
(10 Marks)
2.
Put the following sentences into the Plural:
a) When did the train arrive?
b) The man gets out his diary
c) The girt has eaten my breakfast
d) I do not know what he is doing
e) Will I be able to see this film?
(10 Marks)
3.
Put the following sentences into the Negative:
a) I know what she is doing (First verb in Negative)
b) Have you seen Peter; he is with his friends
c) This is my best book
d) When will I see him?
e) He came to see me last week
(10 Marks)
4.
Put these sentences into the Continuous Form:
a) I do a lot of work
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b) She comes to see me in the morning
c) I travel to town by bus
d) We are very active these days
e) When do you visit your parents?
f) She will not see me tonight
g) Yesterday we ran errands for our parents
h) They do not play with us
i) The sun will rise in the next ten minutes
j) Mary has seen her boyfriend twice this week
(20 Marks)
5.
Complete the sentences with a suitable Preposition:
a) I cannot put_____ with that sort of talk!
b) When are you going to come _____ and visit me?
c) What has happened to your father? Oh, he passed ____ last year
d) The river is very far________ the town
e) York is b________Newcastle and London
(10 Marks)
6.
Say what Parts of Speech are the words in bold in the following sentences: e.g.
Noun (what kind?); Verb, etc
a) The sun rises early in summer
b) Where are you going to, my pretty maid?
c) There was a great crowd of people waiting for the procession
d) You look rather ill; what is the matter?
e) Mary is my best friend
(10 Marks)
7.
What are the tenses of the verbs in the following sentences?
a) What would you like to do this morning?
b) Every day I travelled to London by plane
c) I am going to give you a word of advice
d) On my way to work I met a friend I knew from earlier days
e) These people have brought great pleasure to my life
(5 Marks)
8a) Name the Parts of Speech of the words in BOLD in the following sentences:
i)
Today we have a beautiful sunny morning
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ii)
iii)
(2 Marks each)
These dogs are very friendly; mine wants to play with them
What do you want to do after breakfast?
b) Make up three sentences of your choosing.
underline three of the words and say what part of speech it is called.
(3 Marks each)
9) i) Write a short description (fifty words) of either:
a) Your home and family
b) Your place of work / study
c) Your town
(10 Marks)
(Total for TMA B: 100 marks)
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