English Specialization 005 LET Reviewer

Basic Grammar and Writing Stages (English Specialization) LET Reviewer 2019. This review material for 2019 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) covers various topics in English Grammar and Writing Stages including parts of speech, modals, and others. Try answering these questions and do further research to verify whether your answers are correct. You may also submit your answers to admin@acadshare.com for further feedback.

  1. What verb gives additional information about the grammatical mood or mode of the main verb that follows it?
    • Modal
    • Transitive
    • Intransitive
    • Action
  2. What is referred to as the situation or the one that generates the need for writing and is composed of external and internal elements?
    • Audience
    • Context
    • Subject
    • Constraint
  3. What is known as concept mapping or the event when the writer sorts down lists of ideas?
    • Listing
    • Clustering
    • Brainstorming
    • Formatting
  4. Which modal is used to express that something is imperative or obligatory?
    • Will
    • Can
    • Could
    • Must
  5. Which is the simple subject in the sentence, The sack of rice is too heavy?
    • Rice
    • Sack
    • Heavy
    • Is
  6. Which modal serves as the conditional mood of may?
    • Might
    • Must
    • Would
    • Should
  7. How is the modal would used in the sentence, When we were kids, we would play hide-and-seek under the moonlight?
    • It is used as a conditional mood of will.
    • It is used to suggest a habit in the past.
    • It is used to express ability.
    • It is used to describe an ideal behavior.
  8. Which of the following is a prepositional phrase?
    • Talk silently
    • Near the gasoline station
    • The naughty and annoying boy
    • The basket of fruits
  9. Which is the most formal and polite expression of asking for permission?
    • Could I ask a question please?
    • Can I ask a question please?
    • Will you give me a chance to ask a question?
    • I got a question!
  10. Which of the following is a singular indefinite pronoun that when used as a subject will take a singular verb?
    • Few
    • Several
    • Everyone
    • Many
  11. What is defined as a psychological inhibition that prevents a writer from proceeding to write or that describes him as being stuck and cannot think of anything to write?
    • Writer’s edge
    • Writer’s block
    • Writer’s dilemma
    • Writer’s doubt
  12. What is referred to as a technique in writing in which the writer creates a load of ideas, not passing judgment on any of them, or not limiting any ideas that come to mind?
    • Brainstorming
    • Branching
    • Outlining
    • Clustering
  13. In which of the following cases the subject of the sentence takes a singular verb?
    • The subject consists of two nouns, and each of these is preceded by the article.
    • The subject is a collective noun, and an attention is given to individual members.
    • The compound subject is considered a unit or is modified by each or every.
    • The subject phrase is preceded by a number of.
  14. What range of activities engages a writer before setting a hand to a writing tool?
    • Prewriting
    • Editing
    • Proofreading
    • Revising
  15. How does the modal must affect the grammatical mood of the main verb in the sentence, It must be raining outside?
    • It implies irrelevance in spite of a certain truth.
    • It expresses what would be the case if circumstances were different.
    • It suggests a belief that something is the case, but makes it clear that it is just an opinion.
    • It describes an ideal behavior or occurrence.
  16. What is the subject in the complex sentence, Despite the bad weather we have had in the past days, there is no doubt that the tournament will go on?
    • Weather
    • Tournament
    • Doubt
    • There
  17. How is the modal might used in the sentence, If she were more polite, she might be better liked?
    • It serves as a conditional mood of may.
    • It indicates permission.
    • It expresses an agreement.
    • It conveys the speaker’s intention.
  18. Which of these best demonstrates the relationship among the components of rhetorical context model?
    • In advertising, the writer is not mentioned in the ad; instead, the context (product and service) and the audience (consumers) are given more attention.
    • In newswriting, the topic (social events) is twice as important as the writer and the audience.
    • In poetry writing, there is much attention given to the writer (the poet) and to the context (his expressions of experiences and thoughts), and not much to the audience.
    • In business letter writing, equal importance is given among the audience, the writer, and the purpose of the correspondence.
  19. Which statement is correct about the sentences below as different modal verbs are used? I. You must read the instructions before you begin! II. You should read the instructions before you begin. III.  You could read the instructions before you begin.
    • Sentence II sounds very formal and expresses an external obligation.
    • Sentence I is quite neutral; do or don’t, it doesn’t seem to matter.
    • In Sentence I, we have no choice, or if we ignore the obligation, there may be consequences.
    • In Sentence III, it is recommended that we read, but not obligatory so we have a choice.
  20. Which expression can be used in requesting for information through formal letters or emails?
    • I would be grateful if you could send me more information about the course.
    • Will you send me an email tomorrow about the details of the course?
    • It will be a great pleasure if you can send me every detail of the course.
    • Could you email me more information about the course, please?
  21. This computer is not working. It must have been damaged by the thunderstorm. Which of these best explains the speaker’s attitude towards the statement?
    • With the use of must, the speaker expresses a logical deduction based on some information.
    • The speaker has learned that computers are affected by thunderstorms.
    • With the use of must, the speaker suggests obligation on the repair of the computer unit.
    • The speaker has decided to keep his computer turned off during thunderstorms.
  22. A dog that loves its owners (deserve) a reward. How should the verb in the pair of parentheses be formed to secure its agreement with the subject?
    • It should remain in its base form, deserve; plural verb agrees with the plural subject owners.
    • It should be deserves; intervening clause does not affect the agreement between the verb and the real subject dog.
    • It should be deserves; singular subject, reward, takes a plural verb.
    • Either singular or plural form, deserves or deserve; either dog or owners is the subject.
  23. Sometimes a subject may follow, rather than precede, a form of the verb have, do, and be. Which helping verb completes the interrogative sentence, Where­­ (helping verb) Marco parked the car?
    • Have
    • Did
    • Does
    • Has
  24. Which set of verbs will agree with the noun, Kenneth, when used as a subject of a sentence?
    • Resign, find, are, have, do
    • Resigns, finds, is, have, do
    • Resign, find, is, has, does
    • Resigns, finds, is, has, does
  25. Which noun phrase is considered singular?
    • A number of migratory birds
    • Half of the pancakes
    • Half of the cake
    • Most of the teachers
  26. Which verb agrees, in number and in tense, with the subject in the sentence,  Five yards (verb) all I need to finish my sewing project?
    • Is
    • Are
    • Was
    • Were
  27. Which verb agrees with the subject in the sentence, Help for improving test taking skills and reading skills (verb) also available?
    • Is
    • Are
    • Has
    • Have
  28. In the same sentence, what grammatical unit is for improving test-taking skills and reading skills?
    • A noun phrase that serves as the subject of the sentence
    • A gerund phrase that constitutes the subject of the sentence
    • A prepositional phrase that modifies the noun help
    • A verb phrase that completes the predicate of the sentence
  29. Which sentence uses the modal can to express ability?
    • We can stay with my brother in Manila.
    • Neil can speak a little Russian.
    • Every child can grow up to be the president.
    • Can I open the window?
  30. How is the modal might used in the sentence, Your purse might be in the living room?
    • It is used as a conditional form of may.
    • It is used to express possibility.
    • It is used to express a suggestion.
    • It is used to make a request.