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.

Solution:

  • 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 aback2.Take after
3.Take for4.Take ill (sick)
5.Take off6.Take oneself off
7.Take over8.Take to
9.Take to task10.Take to one’s heels
11.Take with a pinch of salt  

 

  1. Take aback

Meaning: surprise, shock

Use in sentence: He was taken aback by her caustic remark.

  1. 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.

  1. Take for

Meaning: to regard as

Use in sentence: Do you take me for a fool?

  1. Take ill (sick)

Meaning: become ill

Use in sentence: It’s just my luck to take ill on vacation.

  1. Take off

Meaning: remove

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.

  1. Take oneself off
    Meaning:
    leave, go away

Use in sentence: I am taking off now.

  1. Take over

Meaning: assume control, management, or possession of.

Use in sentence: The pilot told his co-pilot to take over the controls.

  1. Take to

Meaning: to go away to a place, especially to escape from danger Use in sentence: The rebels took to the Hills.

  1. Take to task

Meaning: to criticize

Use in sentence: The teacher took Zahid to task for turning in such a sloppy report.

  1. Take to one’s heels

Meaning: run away

Use in sentence: When the burglar alarm went off, they took to their heels.

  1. 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.