Soft skill

Posted: April 18, 2013 in Uncategorized
Nama: Achmad Zarkasih
Npm: 12209840
Kls: 4ea02
 
1. Nobody know when the process of glass-making was invented.
                  A                          B                               C        D
 
The incorrect word is : (A) Know
The reason : Nobody is singular subject. So, the verb is must be followed by s/es.
The correct sentence is :
“Nobody knows when the process of glass-making was invented”.
 
2. The languages of the world presents a vast array of structural similarities and differences.
                                                    A                B                          C                        D
 
The incorrect word is : (A) Presents
The reason : Because the languages is a plural subject. So, that it does not need to be followed by s/es in the end of the verb.
The correct sentence is :
“The languages of the world present a vast array of structural similarities and differences”.
 
3. The rise of multinationals have resulted in a great deal of legal ambiguity
                                            A          B
    because multinationals can operate in so many jurisdictions.
                                       C        D
 
The incorrect word is : (A) Have
The reason : The rise of multinationals is looks like a plural subject, but it can be change to ‘it’ which is a singular subject that has the auxiliary verb such as : is, was, does, has.
The correct sentence is :
“The rise of multinationals has resulted in a great deal of legal ambiguity because multinationals can operate in so many jurisdictions”.
 
4. All of the east-west interstate highways in the United States has even  
                                                                                              A
numbers, while northsouth interstate highways are odd-numbered.
       B                                                             C               D
 
The incorrect word is : (A) Has
The reason : All of the east-west interstate highways is a plural subject. So, it must be followed by the one of auxiliary verb for the plural subject, have.
The correct sentence is :
 “All of the east-west interstate highways in the United States have even numbers, while north-south interstate highways are odd-numbered”.
 
5. When a massive star in the large Magellanic Cloud exploded in 1987, a wave of
        A                                                                             B
neutrinos were detected on Earth.
                  C        D
 
The incorrect word is : (C) Were
The reason : A wave of neutrinos is singular subject. So, it must follow with was the one o auxiliary verb for singular subject.
The correct sentence is :
“When a massive star in the large Magellanic Cloud exploded in 1987, a wave of neutrinos was detected on Earth”.
 
6. Every open space in the targeted area that has grass and a few bushes are
                                              A                          B                                  C        
occupied by the white-crowned sparrow.
     D
 
The incorrect word is : (C) Are
The reason : Every open space is singular subject. So, it must be followed by is, not are.
The correct sentence is :
“Every open space in the targeted area that has grass and a few bushes is occupied by the white-crowned sparrow”.
 
7. Krakatoa is remembered as the volcano that put so much ash into the air that
                                A                                      B
sunsets around the world was affected for two years afterward.
                                              C                                     D
 
The incorrect word is : (B) Put
The reason : Krakatoa is singular subject. So, it must be followed by singular verb that contains s/es in the end of the word.
The correct sentence is :
“Krakatoa is remembered as the volcano that puts so much ash into the air that sunsets around the world was affected for two years afterward”.
 
8. The term “Yankee” was originally a nickname for people from New England,
                                   A
but now anyone from the United States are referred to as a Yankee.
                                                             B        C       D
 
The incorrect word is : (B) Are
The reason : Anyone is singular verb, and from the beginning of this sentence suggests the singular too.
The correct sentence is :
“The term “Yankee” was originally a nickname for people from New England, but now anyone from the United States is referred to as a Yankee”.
 
9. A network of small arteries, mostly sandwiched between the skin and the
                                                                A                                                     
 underlying muscles, supply blood to the face and scalp.
       B                         C        D
 
The incorrect word is : (C) Supply
The reason : A network of small arteries included in the singular subject. So, the verb must be followed by s/es.
The correct sentence is :
“A network of small arteries, mostly sandwiched between the skin and the underlying muscles, supplies blood to the face and scalp”.
 
10. Mesquite is a small tree in the Southwest who can withstand the severest drought.
                     A       B                                     C                  D
 
The incorrect word is : (C) Who
The reason : Who is pronoun used to refer to people. In this sentence referred to ‘tree’. So, ‘who’ change to ‘that’ or ‘which’.
The correct sentence is :
“Mesquite is a small tree in the Southwest that can withstand the severest drought”.
OR
“Mesquite is a small tree in the Southwest which can withstand the severest drought”.

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