This set of Professional Communication Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Apposition”.
1. Concord means an agreement.
Explanation: The statement is true. Concord means an agreement or harmony between words. It governs the relationship of various parts of sentences to one another.
2. Between which of these words, there is no agreement in concord?
Explanation: Grammatically, concord means agreement between words in gender, number, case or person. It governs the relationship of various parts of sentences to one another.
3. In the following statement, which of these are in agreement?
They nominated him chairman.
a) Noun and verb
b) Noun and pronoun
c) Verb and pronoun
d) Adverb and pronoun
Explanation: In the statement, “They nominated him chairman.”, the noun chairman and the pronoun they and him agree in case.
4. Apposition is a relationship between two or more words.
Explanation: The statement is true. Apposition is a relationship between two or more words in which the units are grammatically parallel and have the same referrant. For example: my sister.
5. In the following sentence, which two words are in apposition?
John, captain of the ship, was welcomed at the port.
a) John and captain
b) John and ship
c) Captain and ship
d) John and port
Explanation: John, captain of the ship, was welcomed at the port. In the above sentence, Captain is in apposition to John.
6. Which of these can be used in apposition to a noun?
a) A verb clause
b) A noun clause
c) A adjective clause
d) A adverb clause
Explanation: A noun clause can also be in apposition to a noun or pronoun. For example: The General Manager issued instructions that all incompetent executives should be fired.
7. Which pronoun is used as an introductory subject?
Explanation: The pronoun it is used as an introductory or provisional subject or object with an infinitive or noun clause in apposition. For example: It was a dark and stormy night…
8. In the following sentence, which two are in apposition?
It is difficult to understand Mathematics.
a) difficult and Mathematics
b) difficult and understand
c) It and difficult
d) It and to understand
Explanation: It is difficult to understand Mathematics. Here, the infinitive to understand is in apposition to subject it.
9. In the following sentence, which two are in apposition?
I presumed it unfair to promote such things.
a) presumed and unfair
b) it and to promote
c) presumed and it
d) it and unfair
Explanation: I presumed it unfair to promote such things. Here, the infinitive to promote is in apposition with the object it.
10. Which of these agree in number and person?
b) Relative pronoun
Explanation: A relative pronoun agrees in number and person. For example: Penalise him who is miscreant.
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