Punjab University B.Com Part 1 Functional English 2006 Past Papers
Paper Code BC 305 Time : 3 Hours Marks: 100
Note: Attempt Five questions in all, selecting three questions from Section A and two questions from Section B. All questions carry equal marks. Over will be ignored altogether
Q1 (a) Write short answers of the following; (i) Define ‘Syntax'. (ii) Define Relative Pronoun. (iii) What is antecedent? (iv) Name the kinds of sentence according to structure (v) Name the major kinds of Adverb.
(b) Do as directed: (i) Write comparative and superlative degrees of the following: Bad, up (ii) Write plural number of the following: Erratum, Formula (iii) Write singular number of the following: Lice, Corrigenda (iv) Write masculine gender of the following: Bride, Spinster (v) Write feminine gender of the following: Master, Land Lord
Section A Q2 (a) Change the voice of the following: (i) The president has dissolved the assembly. (ii) He was declared Physically unfit by the Medical Board. (iii) Let this matter be addressed first. (iv) The patient is being treated by a veteran Physician. (v) He will have completed his education by the end of the next year
(b) Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions: (i) He was attacked ____a ruffian _____ a dagger (ii) Some people are blind ____ the beauty of life. (iii) We are responsible ____ God ____ our deeds. (iv) He has great affection ____ his mother. (v) He succeeded ______ dint _____courage and perseverance.
Q.3 (a) - Change the narration of the following: (i) The poet, “What a bewitching sight!" (ii) He said to me. “Good morning, Sir”. (iii) The old man prayed that God might bless me with a brave son. (iv) He asked me not to let others dictate me. (v) The commander said to the soldiers. “Five”.
(b) Supply the correct tense of the verbs given in brackets: (i) He (take) his degree by this time next year. (ii) Where you (be) yesterday? (iii) I (not see) you since long. (iv) I (hang) the picture on the wall. (v) it (say) that truth is always bitter.
Q4 (a) Correct the following: (i) She has less books than her sister. (ii) If he will come. I shall help him. (iii) The sceneries were Very charming. (iii) Name of these two have failed. (iv) You had better to go to the doctor.
(b) Make sentences using the following idiomatic expressions:
To turn over a new leaf
To make up;
Null and void;
By word of mouth.
Q.5 (A) Give one WORD for the following: (i) The place where fish are kept. (ii) A collection of poems. (iii) A vehicle that is run by petrol. (iv) An institution where one has been educated. (v) A person’s own signature as a memory. (vi) Belonging to the same age. (vii) Killing of many people. (viii) Inscription on a grave. (ix) A speech made without previous preparation. (x) incapable of being conquered.
(b) Fill in the blanks choosing the correct word from the homonyms give against each sentences: (i) Sadeqan was a great Pakistani _____ (Artist. Artiste) (ii) The _____of an egg is highly nutritious. (Yoke, Yolk) (iii) He has______to the high officials of the Government. (Access. Excess) (iv) He deals in ______. (Stationary, Stationery) (v) He is a ______speaker. (Confident, Confidant)
Q.6 Give a synonym for each of the following and make a sentence with the new word: Acquire. Bad. Credible. Diminish. Eager Forlorn, Great, Happen. Short. Tradition
Q.7 Read the following passage and answer questions given at the end: We commonly speak good luck and talk of people being lucky or unlucky and of things happening by pure chance. Yet, science tells us there is no such thing as chance or luck, According to the law of cause and effect, every happening has a cause Not a leaf falls; not a wind blows; not a flower opens without a reason. But. we still use the word 'chance' to describe happenings the reasons of which we do not know. When such apparently causeless happenings are favorable to us. we say the are lucky; when unfavorable, we call them unlucky. ‘Luck is simply untraced and as such, far untraceable law.
QUESTIONS: (i) What does science tell about lucky? (ii) Does anything happen without a reason? (iii) What is our notion of luck and unlucky? (iv) Make a precise of the passage and give it a suitable life.
Q8 Write an essay of about 300 words on ONE of the following topics: (i) The best source of information - books or Internet? (ii) Unemployment. (iii) The importance of Commerce Education for Pakistan. (iv) The Population Problem