Saturday, 27 February 2021

QUICK REVISION GUIDE TO ENGLISH FOR SSC, BANKING, & OTHER EXAMS

 

An extract from the aforesaid book:

 Ques. : Find the synonyms of the following words:

1. . To  forgo comforts is very vital in order to secure good marks in any examination in your school. .

 (a) renounce            (b) disown    (c) leave    (d) accumulate

       Ans ‘a’

1.    renounce: v.t.: to give up formally.

2.    forgo/forego : v.t.: to decide not to have something that one may like to have; to do without.

3.    disown: v.t.: do not wish to own or support something ‘already there’.

2. Radha asked her highly talkative and over-clever friend  not to meddle in her affairs.

  (a) intercede           (b) impose   (c) cross     (d) interfere

       Ans ‘d

1.    meddle  : v.i.: to interfere without any right.

2.    intercede: v.i.: to intervene with a view to reconcile or compromise.

3.    impose : v.t.: to apply by authority; inflict.





Please interrupt your work and pay attention. A book for any  completive exam should  grammar-based so that the structure of a sentence is understandable in one reading. PLEASE READ, REREAD, REREAD, & REREAD the following narrative from  the Reader’s Digest.


This cliché will help you in knowing the reason why the writer of any book for competitive exams  must have exemplary and emulative grounding in English grammar. It means that he/she should have his/her own book with testimonials.

Taking cue from this trailblazing, startling, but most remunerative message, I studied a number of books on English grammar including the ones by Fowler, Otto Jespersen, Treble & Vallins, G C Whitworth, Harold E. Palmer,  M. Alderton Pink and of course Wren & Martin.

Later one, having taught English grammar for twenty years, I wrote my own award-winning book on English grammar . Two erudite, iconic, and exemplary Professors of English were exceedingly gracious in awarding testimonials to my book

 


Now, I apply the following guidelines also for writing my books so that understanding the meaning of the words and then memorizing them becomes a delightful obsession and stimulating activity.

 The guidelines are:

1.   ‘What’ as an antecedent-relative pronoun.

2.   G. C. Whitworth’s ‘three golden rules’  for using ‘the articles’ in English.    

      

3.   ‘It’ as an anticipatory subject with noun phrases and noun clauses.

4.   Possessive Adjectives Vs. Possessive Pronouns.

5.   ‘Distributives’ (each, every, either, neither).

6.   Verb transitive with an indirect object and a direct object.

7.   Factitive verbs.

8.   Three times for Past Perfect Tense.

9.   The fourth tense (future in the past tense).

 

I have made most earnest efforts, however imperfect, for writing the current book of mine. In this book, the questions of previous years’ exams have been solved   in the best possible manner. I will eagerly look forward to your valuable comments on my efforts. May God bless us all!

 






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