FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17, UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2002
ENGLISH (PREcIs& COMPOSITION)
- Correct the following sentences:
- I shall not come here unless you will not call me.
- He does not have some devotion for the project you have given him.
- I went to either of the four hill stations.
- Who did you meet on your way to school?
- You must remember that you are junior than Hamid.
- Aslam, as well as, his four friends were planning to visit the museum.
- Where you went in the vacation?
- This is the youngest and most intelligent of my two sons.
- He is one of those who always succeeds.
- I congratulate you for your success.
- I shall not come here unless you call me.
- He does not have any devotion to the project you have given him.
- I went to all of the four hill stations.
- Whom did you meet on your way to school?
- You must remember that you are junior to Hamid.
- Aslam as well as his friend was planning to visit the museum.
- Where did you go in the vacation?
- This the younger and more intelligent of my two sons.
- He is one of those who always succeed.
- I congratulate you on your success.
- Use the following idioms in sentences to make their meaning clear:
|1.||Take aback||2.||Take after|
|3.||Take for||4.||Take ill (sick)|
|5.||Take off||6.||Take oneself off|
|7.||Take over||8.||Take to|
|9.||Take to task||10.||Take to one’s heels|
|11.||Take with a pinch of salt|
- Take aback
Meaning: surprise, shock
Use in sentence: He was taken aback by her caustic remark.
- Take after —
Meaning: follow the example of, resemble in appearance, temperament, or character Use in sentence: Ahmad took after his uncle and began working as an accountant.
- Take for
Meaning: to regard as
Use in sentence: Do you take me for a fool?
- Take ill (sick) —
Meaning: become ill
Use in sentence: It’s just my luck to take ill on vacation.
- Take off
Use in sentence: Take off your coat and stay for a while.
Take off – Oil
Meaning: to remove an amount of money or a number of marks in order to reduce the total Use in sentence: He took 20 percent off the original price.
- Take oneself off
Meaning: leave, go away
Use in sentence: I am taking off now.
- Take over
Meaning: assume control, management, or possession of.
Use in sentence: The pilot told his co-pilot to take over the controls.
- Take to
Meaning: to go away to a place, especially to escape from danger Use in sentence: The rebels took to the Hills.
- Take to task
Meaning: to criticize
Use in sentence: The teacher took Zahid to task for turning in such a sloppy report.
- Take to one’s heels
Meaning: run away
Use in sentence: When the burglar alarm went off, they took to their heels.
- Take with a pinch of salt —
Meaning: skeptically, with reservations
Use in sentence: I always take Rashida’s stories about illnesses with a grain of salt — she tends to exaggerate.