USE OF ENGLISH GNS 212
Question and answers.
- The grammatical name of units in language is known as morphemes
- Clauses introduce by words like although, even, though e.t.c are describe as dependent clause
- A simple sentence expresses a single complete thought with only one main Verb.
- functions and structure are the parameters for classifying English sentences.
5.complex sentence is a sentence that is made up of one main clause and one or more subordinate clauses.
- The structural unit above the rank of the phrase but below that of a sentence is called as
- A word with multiple meanings is called homonyms
- Homonyms are words that are alike in written form as well as in pronunciation but different in meaning.
- ANTONYMS is a word of opposite meaning while SYNONYMS is a word of the same meaning.
Use the following words (No. 10_13)connotatively in sentence :
NOTE: Connotative sentences are figurative sentences that have more than a dictionary meaning [i.e they have deep meanings, more like idioms.]
- Boy = Kunle fighting with his wife made me to realize that he’s still a boy and far from maturity.
- Death = Baba seun business have been experiencing death for the past two years now.
- Knock = I’m knocking on heavens door to rain down blessing on me by praying.
- Sick = I’m sick of you dayo.
- The choice of suitable words in a literary word is called diction
- The period of waiting to know the next event in a play is a state of suspence
- In a literary work flashback is a device used in recollecting the past.
- Cliches are expression that have been so often used and widely quoted that they have become familiar.
Identify the structural type of the following sentences (18-22)
- Tunde, the only male child of the family, loves kikelomo, that popular prostitute.
The answer is COMPOUND COMPLEX because it consist of two main clauses and one
- That he is a tyrant is known by everyone.
It’s a SIMPLE SENTENCE because it contains only one main clause
- Think fast and act right whenever you are in power.
It’s a COMPOUND SENTENCE because it contains two main clause
- The woman does not intend to live alone with her children but the husband hate seeing her
It’s a COMPLEX SENTENCE because it contains only one main clause and one subordinate
- Men who run after women stand the risk of contracting venereal diseases.
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Identify the grammatical names and function of the underlined parts in the following sentences
- The old, vibrant, energetic president is out of the country.
- she left after she had gotten her desire.
- If you like peace you will avoid crises.
- That my head of unit is jovial is not debatable.
SECTION B: ESSAYS
Write an essay of not more than two pages on any one of the following:
(I) 2016 UTME Scandal in Nigeria: cancellation of result as a necessary remedy?
(ii) My experience at the coronation of the new olubadan of Ibadan.
(iii) The last student unrest on our campus: A lesson for all.