This set of Professional Communication Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Ellipsis”.
1. A verb must agree with its subject.
Explanation: The statement is true. A verb must agree with its subject in both number and person.
2. The use of possessive case should not be confined to which of these?
a) Name of living beings
b) Name of personified objects
c) A few stereotyped phrases
d) Nouns of space denoting a quality
Explanation: The use of possessive case should be confined to: Name of living beings and personified objects, few stereotyped phrases and nouns of space and time denoting an amount.
3. Possessive case is also known as?
a) Genitive case
b) Principal case
c) Qualifying case
d) Main case
Explanation: The possessive case is also known as genitive case. For example, “A day’s rest, a month’s duration”, etc..
4. An article is used before which of these?
a) Common noun, plural number
b) Proper noun, singular number
c) Common noun, singular number
d) Proper noun, plural number
Explanation: As a general rule, an article is used before a common noun, singular number; as, “Behave like a man”.
5. The subject of a sentence can be left without a verb.
Explanation: The statement is false. The subject of a sentence should not be left without a verb. It is incorrect to say, “He who has suffered most in the cause, let him speak.”
6. An ellipsis is a figure of _____
Explanation: An ellipsis is a figure of syntax in which a word or words are left out but implied.
7. A participle should never be left without ______
a) proper reason
b) proper agreement
c) proper purpose
d) proper adverb
Explanation: The correct statement is: A participle should never be left without proper agreement. It is incorrect to say, “ Sitting on the gate, a scorpion stung him”. It is correct to say, “ Sitting on the gate, he was stung by a scorpion”.
8. Choose the correct statement.
a) One must keep one’s words.
b) One must keep one’s word.
c) One must keep ones words.
d) One must keep ones word.
Explanation: The correct statement is: One must keep one’s word. The word one’s should be followed by a singular word.
9. Choose the correct statement.
a) Meena has lost a ten rupees note.
b) Meena has lost a ten rupees notes.
c) Meena has lost a ten rupee note.
d) Meena has lost a ten rupee notes.
Explanation: The correct statement is: Meena has lost a ten rupee note. Here, a ten rupee note is singular and we will use rupee instead of rupees.
10. Fill in the blank.
Everybody _____ Shyam were present.
Explanation: The correct statement is: Everybody except Shyam were present. The word except means “ not including” or “other than”.
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