It is raining cats and dogs, Sophia; may I borrow _____ umbrella? I left _____ inside the car.
A. your, mine
B. yours, my
C. you’re, mine
D. your, my
A (Your, mine). The speaker left her umbrella, so she is borrowing Sophia’s. The speaker is the first person, while Sophia (being talked to) is the second person, so the pronoun is yours.
In a classroom setting, which of the following kinds of listening do most students use?
A. to escape
B. to be informed
C. to be inspired
D. to enjoy
B (To be informed). In the classroom, where learning is supposed to take place, being informed is key to acquiring knowledge.
Graphic organizers aid in faster comprehension of ideas. If a writer wants to show how values (numerical) change over a period of time, what will be the best graphic organizer?
A. bar graph
B. line graph
C. pie chart
B (Line graph). It shows movement (rise and fall) of values over time.
President _____ the businessmen at the moment.
A. was meeting
C. is meeting
D. will be meeting
C (is meeting). Because of the phrase “at the moment” we know it is in the present progressive tense.
In the statement “the moon is the brightest eye of the heavens above”, what figure of speech is used?
C (Metaphor). The two being compared are moon and eye, which are two different things originally. Since there is no use of the word “like “or “as” it is a direct comparison.
The Philippine Congress must pass a law that enforces the total ban _____ of cyanide in fishing.
A. with the use
B. on using
C. on the use
D. with using
C (on the use). The rest are ungrammatical.
If I _____ known her before, I would have hired her as my personal adviser.
A (had). The action can no longer take place because there is already an adviser. Hence, this shows a hindsight thought that talks about what could have been Here, the best helping/auxiliary verb is “had”.
The subject we were able to take last semester was too difficult for Jenny and _____.
A (me). It is preceded by the preposition “for” making the word and “Jenny” the objects of the preposition. Being an object, the personal pronoun required Is in the object case. “Me” is the objective case of the personal pronoun “I”.
She _____ finished writing her novel before the publishers arrive.
C. will have
D. have been
C (will have). The sentence is in the future perfect tense, which has two actions (one happening at the present and one being anticipated). The word “finished” signals the action at present, which must be accompanied by “will have”.
What do we call a poem with fourteen lines and specific rhyme scheme?
B. Free verse
C (sonnet). It is based on the definition or a sonnet. Examples of sonnets are the Shakespearean and Petrarchan sonnets.