Punjab University B.Com Part 1 Functional English 2007 Past Paper
Paper Code BC 305 Time : 3 Hours Marks: 100 Question No.1 is compulsory. Attempt FOUR questions more, selecting TWO questions from Section-A and TWO questions from Section-B.
Q1.(a)Write short answers of the following. Give examples where necessary
(i) What does the term tarts of Speech' mean?
(ii) What is a complement?
(iii) Why do we use helping or auxiliary verb?
(iv) What is a Transitive Verb?
(v) Define Collective Noun.
Q1.b) Do as directed!
(i) I had a red pen. (Change into interrogative)
(ii) Let us play outside. (Point out the Mood)
(iii) Doubt. Despise (Write antonyms) .
(iv) Disturb, Pause (Write synonyms)
(y) She clans her room. (Name the underlined Adjective).
Q2. (a)Change the voice of the following:
(i) I told him my story.
(ii) Take the table out.
(iii). Was the cake baked by her?
(iv) Let the teacher be listened to.
. (v) He will steal the jewel.
(b) Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions:
(i) I am ____ home in English.
(ii) She reminds me _____my elder sister.
(iii) Keep _____bad company.
(iv) Always listen______ your parents.
(v) I have always longed _____ this job.
(c) Give one word for the following:
(i) Bring goods from a foreign country into one's country.
(ii) One who advocates the cause of women?
(iii) A head covering with artificial hair.
(iv) A rule that is applicable to all.
(v) Murder of oneself.
Q3.(a)Change the narration of the following:
(i) He said he had been very poor.
(ii) I asked him if he needed anything else.
(iii) The teacher ordered the students to be quiet.
(iv) She asked. "Why did you do this”?
(v) He said to us, "Kindly give me some time to think about it".
(b) Name the part of speech to which each word belongs in the following sentence:
She gave a little laugh.
(c) Fill in the blanks with-suitable article:
(I) ______more we get____more we want.
(ii)_____dog is______faithful animal.
(iii) Of the two pencils; this is______shorter.
Q4.(a) Make sentences using the following idiomatic expressions:
Time and again
Take to heart
Leave in lurch
(b) Fill in the blanks choosing the correct word from the homonyms given against each sentence:
(1) You have missed a_____here. (comma, coma)
(ii) The college_____is having a meeting. (counsel, council)
(iii) They ordered to_____fire. (seize, cease)
(iv) I will_____my hair brown. (dye, die)
(v) There is a_____outside the museum. (canon, cannon)
Q5.(a)Name the kinds of the underlined pronouns in the following sentences:
(i) What is there for us?
(ii) Of the two boys, neither can do this.
(iii) I have many books. Which do you want to choose?
(iv) You should avail yourself this opportunity.
(v) Those are my. CD's.
b) Correct the following sentences:
.(i) This pen is to write.
(ii) India attacked on Pakistan in 1965.
(iii) I have done my F.A. two years ago.
(iv) Sugar is too sweet.
(v) He is my older brother.
Q6. Define the word precise and elaborate its essential features.
Q7. Read the following passage and answer questions given at the end:
Our country has a very outdated, outmoded and outlandish feudal system which has brought about 75 percent of our population and three-fourth of our land to a standstill situation. Ever since the departure of the English from India. Pakistan has been under the constant dead weight of the feudal lords or big landowners. Now is the time to release the rural population of this weight and provide it educational, medical and working facilities. In this way, the poor village people will be able to rise to a new height of progress and prosperity.
(i) What is holding back our progress and why? (ii) What is the need of the time? (iii) How will the poor be benefited by the removal of the feudal system? (iv) Make a precis of the passage and give it a suitable title.
Q8. Write an essay of about 300 words on ONE of the following topics: