This set of Professional Communication Interview Questions and Answers focuses on “Omission and Repetition of Articles”.
1. Articles are usually omitted before proper nouns.
Explanation: Articles are usually omitted before proper nouns. For example, Shakespeare had a comprehensive soul. An article used before a proper noun makes it a common noun.
2. In which of these cases, the article is not omitted?
a) Before names of materials
b) Before names of relations
c) Before the names of certain books
d) Before languages
Explanation: Before the names of certain books, the definite article the is used. For example, The Mahabharat . Before languages, names of materials and relations, articles are omitted.
3. What does the word in bold letters refer to?
His second composition was little better than his first.
b) Not much
Explanation: little is used chiefly with better or more in formal english. For example, His second composition was little (= not much) better than his first.
4. Choose the correct statement.
a) Her brother is an engineer.
b) Her brother is a engineer.
c) Her brother is the engineer.
d) Her brother is engineer.
Explanation: When we define or classify someone or something we use a/an + singular count noun. In the above question, the noun starts with a vowel, so we use an.
5. When we mention someone or something for the first time, we use the.
Explanation: When we mention someone or something for the first time, we use a/ an not the. When we mention the same person or thing again, we use the.
6. Correct the statement :
Family is an unit of society.
a) Family is the unit of society.
b) Family is a unit of society.
c) Family is unit of society.
d) The family is unit of society.
Explanation: The correct statement is : Family is a unit of society. We use a or an as per the sound of the vowel and not the actual vowel. Here the vowel u is pronounced as yoo.
7. Fill in the blank : He is ___ honest lawyer.
Explanation: In the word honest, h is silent. The word is pronounced as onest. Hence it is deemed to begin with a vowel and we use an.
8. Little as an adverb can’t be used with which one of these?
b) Unfavourable adjectives
c) Countable nouns
d) Comparative adverbs
Explanation: Little as an adverb can be used with verbs; as, The sun came out a little during the day. It can be used with unfavourable adjectives; as, I am little anxious about my health. It can’t be used with countable nouns, can only be used with uncountable nouns.
9. Find the correct statement.
a) Sun rises in the east.
b) The sun rises in the east.
c) Sun rises in east.
d) The sun rises in east.
Explanation: We use the before names of things that are unique like the sun, the sky, the sea, etc. We also use the when we emphasise to a specific direction.
10. Fill in the blanks : ___ more you concentrate, ___ better you become.
a) the, a
b) the, the
c) a, a
d) the, then
Explanation: The is always used an adverb with comparative. Here as the sentence is comparative, we use the in both the places.
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