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Limba engleza contemporana Anul I Sem.II


TRUE/FALSE
1. Verbs and adverbials that essentially involve duration are incompatible with achievements.
2. The verb to repair in 'James repairs bicycles' is an activity.
3. Activities are durative events consisting of a process and an associated outcome.
4. Both achievements and accomplishments result in a change of state.
5. The VP win the race in the sentence 'The British runner won the race in 35 seconds' is an
achievement.
6. The verb to play is an activity in the sentence 'She played some Brahms'.
7. The verb to play is an accomplishment in the sentence 'She played a Brahms concertto'.
8. 8) Definite descriptions achieve unique reference.
9. The feature [+definite] is expressed only by the definite article.
10. Anaphoric reference is non-directional.
11. Epiphoric reference is also called situational reference.
12. Articles and demonstratives are mutually exclusive.
13. The two possible formal manifestations of aspect in English are not mutually exclusive, their
compatibility resulting in the Perfect Progressive sequence.
14. The time of the event represents the time interval in which the speaker transposes himself in order
to contemplate the event.
15. With achievements the be-Progressive has a resultative interpretation.
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16. The two VPs in the sentence 'Shakespeare was born and died on the 23rd of April' are
achievements and the aspect is perfective.
17. The verb to explode in the sentence 'The spacecraft exploded in ten' seconds ' is an achievement.
18. The aspect in the sentence 'Her portrait is hanging on the wall' is imperfective.
19. The VP eat meat in the sentence 'My cat eats meat' has a stative reading.
20. Epistemic modals select only an [+animate] subject.
21. Deontic modals achieve past time reference by means of a Perfect Infinitive.
22. Epistemic modals can be used in the progresive aspect.
23. The definite article may discharge the function of a demonstrative.
24. Referential indefinite NPs are paraphrasable with existential sentences starting with there.
25. The indefinite article with a generic function cannot occur with verbs in the past tense.
26. Performative verbs used in the instantaneous simple present belong to the class of
accomplishments.
27. The aspectual structure of a predication is determined by the relation between the time of the
event and the time of reference.
28. GTG considers that English has a three-fold tense opposition: present/past/future.
29. Telic predications are characterized by the semantic feature [+GOAL].
30. The NP a widow in the sentence 'Their mother was a widow' refers to a concrete individual, i.e.
the existence of a referent is presupposed.
31. Inflections are modifications to the words to indicate their syntactic relationships.
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32. In the sentence'' I hereby declare the meeting adjourned' the performative verb is an
accomplishment.
NUMERIC RESPONSE
1. Specify in which of the following animate nouns gender information is absent:
A. witch
B. sibling
C. boar
D. fowl
E. hind
1 A+B+C
2 B+D
3 C+D+E
2. Specify the type of effect induced by the presence of the be-Progressive:
1) Peter has been choosing a birthday present for Mary.
2) She was bouncing the baby on her knee.

3) The old king was dying.


4) He has been arriving late recently.
a) incompletion
b) iteration
1 1b, 2a, 3a, 4a
2 1a, 2b, 3a, 4b
3 1a, 2a, 3b, 4a
3. Specify whether the underlined predications used in the be-Progressive are grammatical or not
1) You are liking strange stuff these days.
2) Who will be seeing to the sandwiches?
3) It's being quite hot today.
4) Your socks are lying under the table.
a) grammatical
b) ungrammatical
1 1a, 2a, 3b, 4a
2 1b, 2a, 3a, 4b
3 1b, 2b, 3a, 4a
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4. Specify whether the underlined predications used in the be-Progressive are grammatical or not:
1) Bulgaria is lying south of Romania.
2) The china bowl is standing on the edge.
3) I'm seeing the doctor tomorrow.
4) He is knowing the answer.
a) grammatical
b) ungrammatical
1 1a, 2a, 3b, 4a
2 1b, 2b, 3a, 4b
3 1b, 2a, 3a, 4b
5. Specify whether the following underlined predications are grammatical or not:
1) I'm believing you are right.
2) That music is sounding too loud .
3) He drove her to the station in five minutes.
4) They flew to Paris for two hours.
a) grammatical
b) ungrammatical
1 1b, 2b, 3a, 4b
2 1a, 2a, 3a, 4b
3 1a, 2b, 3b, 4a
6. Specify which of the following tests can be performed on the underlined predications without
inducing a recategorization of the aspectual class:
1) He wrote a sermon.
2) She thought of her children .
3) The water has boiled away.
a) the Progressive aspectual form
b) the preposition in
c) the adverbial phrase willingly
d) the preposition for
1 1ac, 2ab, 3bcd
2 1abc, 2acd, 3ab
3 1abd, 2ad, 3ac
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7. Specify which of the following tests can be performed on the underlined predications without
inducing recategorization of the underlined predications:
1) He delivered a speech.
2) They watched him.
3) The two vehicles collided.
a) the Imperative test
b) the Progressive aspectual form
c) complementation by the verbs to force/to persuade

d) the preposition for


e) the preposition in
1 1abcd, 2cde, 3ac
2 1abce, 2abcd, 3e
3 1de, 2bce, 3abd
8. Specify which of the following tests performed on the following underlined predications induces a
recategorization of the aspectual class:
1) He ate porridge.
2) They swam yesterday.
a) be-Progressive
b) space adverbials indicating destination
c) the preposition for
d) the adverbial phrase deliberately
e) the use of a particle in a verb-particle construction
1 1e, 2b
2 1a, 2c
3 1c, 2d
9. Specify which of the following tests performed on the underlined predications induces a
recategorization of the aspectual class:
1) He ate a sandwich.
2) He is tollerant with children.
a) be-Progressive
b) a Mass Noun as a Direct Object
c) an adverbial phrase of extent
d) a Bare Plural as a Direct Object
1 1bd, 2a
2 1a, 2cd
3 1d, 2bc
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10. Specify which of the following tests performed on the underlined predications induces a
recategorization of the aspectual class:
1) Yesterday Jane ran in the park.
2) Ben drew carefully along the foggy road.
a) the Imperative
b) the be-Progressive
c) space adverbial indicating destination
d) the use of the for-phrase
e) the use of the in-phrase
1 1ab, 2ab
2 1ce, 2ce
3 1bc, 2bc
11. Specify the aspectual class to which the underlined predications belong according to Vendler's
classification of VPs:
1) The car crashed on the bend , killing its driver and two passengers.
2) Eat up your cornflakes!
3) The cat rolled itself into a ball.
4) He stumbled on a stone.
a) achievement
b) state
c) accomplishment
d) activity
1 1d, 2c, 3d, 4c
2 1a, 2b, 3a, 4b
3 1a, 2c, 3c, 4a
12. Specify the aspectual class to which the underlined predications belong according to Vendler's
classification of VP's:
1) The water was boiling in the kettle.
2) The water all boiled dry.
3) They reached the top of the mountain in five hours.

4) They climbed the mountain in five hours.


a) state
b) activity
c) achievement
d) accomplishment
1 1a, 2b, 3d, 4c
2 1d, 2c, 3b, 4b
3 1b, 2d, 3c, 4d
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13. Specify the type of recategorization undergone by the aspectual class to which the underlined VPs
belong according to Vendler's classification:
1) They were standing in the rain.
2) Lie down on the ground !
3) Just feel the quality of the cloth !
4) Shall I drive you home ?
a) an activity recategorized into a state
b) a state recategorized into an activity
c) an activity recategorized into an accomplishment
d) an achievement recategorized into an activity
1 1b, 2b, 3b, 4c
2 1a, 2a, 3c, 4d
3 1c, 2d, 3b, 4c
14. Identify the type of contextual recategorization undergone by the aspectual class to which the
underlined VPs belong according to Vendler's classification:
1) Experts were smelling the wines in order to identify them.
2) They are being so considerate to everyone somewhat surprisingly.
3) The bird was landing on a branch when the boy threw a stone at it.
a) an achievement recategorized into an activity
b) an accomplishment recategorized into an activity
c) an activity recategorized into a state
d) a state recategorized into an activity
1 1a, 2d, 3b
2 1d, 2d, 3a
3 1b, 2b, 3d
15. Specify the status of the underlined nouns in point of countability:
1) Land travel and sea travel are both pleasant.
2) I have never tasted goat before , but I know I wouldn't like it.
3) They returned successfully from the Moon to the Earth.
a) MT
b) GT
c) ST
1 1a, 2b, 3a
2 1c, 2b, 3c
3 1a, 2a, 3c
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16. Specify the status of the underlined nouns in point of countability:
1) Reindeer are used for pulling sledges.
2) Dramatics is interesting.
3) He ordered lean veal.
a) Pluralia Tantum noun
b) Bona-fide noun
c) lexicalized Mass Term
1 1b, 2a, 3c
2 1b, 2c, 3a
3 1a, 2b, 3b
17. Specify the status of the underlined nouns in point of countability:
1) Our poultry are kept at the bottom of the garden.
2) Poultry is rather cheap now.
3)This factory makes earthenware.

4) The girl worked in a pottery.


5) Modern pottery is usually ornamental.
a) [-count] noun
b) [+count] noun
c) collective noun
d) Bona-fide noun
e) Pluralia Tantum
1 1a, 2b, 3c, 4a, 5b
2 1c, 2a, 3a, 4b, 5a
3 1b, 2a, 3b, 4c, 5d
18. Specify the status of the underlined nouns in point of countability:
1) I simply adore pasta covered with sauce and cheese.
2) His parents sold expensive footwear in their shops.
3) They were impressed by the cheeses exhibited in the French pavillion.
4) Your soup tastes like chicken but you said it's vegetable.
a) an inherently [-count] noun
b) a contextually [-count] noun
c) a contextually [+count] noun
d) an inherently [+count] noun
1 1a, 2b, 3a, 4a
2 1b, 2d, 3d, 4d
3 1a, 2a, 3c, 4b
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19. Specify the appropriate agreement with the verb for the underlined nouns:
1) Police (be) here.
2) Macaroni (be boiled) in water.
3) The aircraft (be due) to take off in half an hour.
4) Your baggage (be stored) at the baggage office.
a) verb in the singular
b) verb in the plural
c) verb either in the singular or in the plural
1 1b, 2a, 3c, 4a
2 1a, 2a, 3b, 4b
3 1c, 2b, 3b, 4c
20. Specify the appropriate verb agreement for the underlined nouns:
1) The braces (be used) to hold up men's trousers.
2) How (be) bussiness?
3) Rheumatics (cause) pain and stiffnes in the joints.
a) verb in the singular
b) verb in the plural
c) verb either in the singular or in the plural
1 1a, 2b, 3c
2 1b, 2a, 3a
3 1a, 2b, 3b
21. Specify the appropriate anaphoric pronoun for the following nouns:
1) news
2) sunglasses
3) furniture
4) the needy
a) anaphoric pronoun in the singular
b) anaphoric pronoun in the plural
c) anaphoric pronoun in the singular or plural depending on the context
1 1a, 2b, 3a, 4b
2 1b, 2c, 3c, 4a
3 1c, 2a, 3b, 4a
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22. Specify the appropriate anaphoric pronoun for the following nouns:
1) luggage
2) means

3) shorts
4) advice
a) anaphoric pronoun in the singular
b) anaphoric pronoun in the plural
c) anaphoric pronoun in the singular or the plural depending on the context
1 1a, 2a, 3c, 4c
2 1a, 2c, 3b, 4a
3 1b, 2b, 3b, 4c
23. Specify the status of the underlined nouns in point of countability:
1) There is too much bamboo in this small garden.
2) I'd like half of that cheese.
a) ST
b) MT
c) GT
1 1a, 2b
2 1b, 2a
3 1b, 2c
24. Specify the status of the underlined nouns in point of countability:
1) He works as a bodyguard in a clothes shop.
2) We're having horrible weather.
3) Do your parents give you advice ?
4) That's none of your business.
a) Mass noun
b) Pluralia Tantum noun
c) Bona Fide noun
d) General term
1 1b, 2a, 3a, 4a
2 1a, 2a, 3a, 4d
3 1b, 2b, 3d, 4c
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25. Choose the appropriate tense for the verbs in brackets:
1) Now that you (arrive), we can start.
2) Once I (understand) the basic idea , it is easy.
3) He once (know) her , but they are no longer friends.
4) Many years ago now he (live) abroad.
a) Past Tense
b) Present Perfect
1 1a, 2a, 3b, 4a
2 1b, 2b, 3a, 4a
3 1a, 2b, 3b, 4b
26. Specify the status of the underlined nouns in point of countability:
1) The duke was very fond of venison.
2) In her suitcase there were two pairs of nylons.
3) Try using a nylon thread.
4) Don't wash your dirty linen in public.
a) lexicalized Mass Term
b) Bona Fide Noun
c) Mass Term
d) Pluralia Tantum Noun
e) Collective Noun
1 1b, 2c, 3d, 4b
2 1a, 2b, 3c, 4a
3 1a, 2d, 3c, 4c
27. Specify the appropriate tense for the verbs in brackets:
1) I hope you (understand) by now what I mean.
2) Once you (show) any fear, he will attack.
3) You (not see) them for the last five days.
4) When you (see) him last ?
a) Present Tense Simple

b) Past Tense Simple


c) Present Perfect Simple
1 1c, 2c, 3c, 4b
2 1b, 2b, 3c, 4c
3 1a, 2a, 3b, 4b
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28. Specify the appropriate tense for the verbs in brackets:
1) They (get) lost the night before last.
2) That's the last I (see) of him.
3) Why you (waste) your time these last days?
4) At the time he (not smoke).
a) Past Tense SImple
b) Past Tense Continuous
c) Present Perfect Simple
d) Present Perfect Continuous
1 1b, 2c, 3d, 4c
2 1a, 2b, 3b, 4b
3 1a, 2a, 3d, 4b
29. Specify which of the following adverbials can be used:
a) only with the Past Tense
b) only with the Present Perfect
c) with both tenses
d) with neither of these tenses
1) long ago
2) not long after that
3) ever so long
4) this morning
5) as soon as
1 1a, 2a, 3b, 4c, 5c
2 1a, 2b, 3b, 4a, 5b
3 1a, 2b, 3c, 4b, 5a
30. Specify which of the following adverbials can be used:
a) only with the Future Perfect Simple
b) only with the Future Progressive
c) only with the Present Perfect
1) by this time next year
2) by the end of July
3) tomorrow in the afternoon
4) this time next year
5) all next week
1 1c, 2c, 3c, 4c, 5c
2 1a, 2a, 3b, 4b, 5b
3 1b, 2b, 3a, 4a, 5b
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31. Match the underlined articles with the apppropriate functions:
1) The carrot is a vegetable.
2) Hold a carrot and two onions for the soup.
3) They quarrelled about the number of participants.The dispute lasted for hours.
4) She is studying the life of Beethoven.
a) numerical function
b) epiphoric function
c) cataphoric function
d) anaphoric function
e) generic function
1 1e, 2a, 3d, 4c
2 1a, 2b, 3c, 4d
3 1a, 2b, 3c, 4e
32. Match the underlined pairs of nouns with the adequate lexical redundancy rule [LRR] functioning
between their members:

1) These plates are paper/Have you seen today's paper?


2) She sent them her poems for consideration/Time is an important consideration.
a) LRR1
b) LRR2
c) LRR3
1 1a, 2b
2 1c, 2c
3 1c, 2b
33. Match the underlined pairs of nouns with the adequate lexical redundancy rule [LRR] functioning
between their members:
1) Where are those tins of green paint? /She bought him a new set of oil paints.
2) I hadn't the wit to say no /Grandma has kept her wits about her in spite of her old age.
a) LRR1
b) LRR2
c) LRR3
1 1a, 2b
2 1c, 2c
3 1b, 2c
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34. Match the underlined pairs of nouns with the adequate lexical redundancy rule [LRR] functioning
between their members:
1) We travelled with a group of Bedouin across the burning sands of the desert/They bought
him a nice sand glass.
2) Add some lemon juice/ I like this salad with all the natural juices still on.
a) LRR1
b) LRR2
c) LRR3
1 1c, 2c
2 1b, 2a
3 1a, 2b
35. ) Identify the appropriate functions of the underlined articles:
1) Put the milk in the fridge, will you!
2) The dolphin is a protected species.
3) The guests are here .Hurry up!
4) The first wine was a Cabernet.
a) epiphoric function
b) cataphoric function
c) generic function
d) deictic function
e) anaphoric function
1 1d, 2c, 3d, 4b
2 1a, 2b, 3c, 4a
3 1b, 2c, 3c, 4d
36. Specify the group to which the following nouns belong in point of pluralization:
1) Burmese
2) aircraft
3) staff
4) trout
5) formula
a) nouns that have the same form for both the singular and the plural
b) nouns that have two plural forms with the same meaning
c) nouns that have a regular plural
d) nouns that have two plural forms with two different meanings
1 1c, 2b, 3c, 4b, 5d
2 1a, 2a, 3d, 4a, 5b
3 1a, 2d, 3c, 4d, 5a
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37. Specify the group to which the following nouns belong in point of pluralization:
1) mouse

2) German
3) means
4) die
5) medium
a) nouns that form the plural by ablaut (vowel change)
b) nouns that have 2 plural form with 2 different meanings
c) nouns that have the same form for both the singular and the plural
d) nouns that have 2 plural forms with the same meaning
e) nouns that have a regular plural
1 1a, 2a, 3b, 4e, 5a
2 1c, 2b, 3a, 4e, 5d
3 1a, 2e, 3c, 4b, 5b
38. Specify the group to which the following nouns belong in point of pluralization:
1) damage
2) content
3) fence
4) fish
5) scarf
a) Bona Fide nouns
b) nouns with different meanings in the singular and the plural
c) nouns with a regular plural
1 1b, 2b, 3c, 4a, 5c
2 1a, 2a, 3b, 4c, 5b
3 1c, 2b, 3c, 4c, 5a
39. Specify the type of article that one should use before the underlined nouns:
1) I often listen to classical music on .....radio.
2) .....Indian tea is famous all over the world.
3) He seldom goes sailing on .......Lake Geneva
4) Last summer they moved to ......Philippines.
5) In such ...... horrible weather Grandpa should stay indoors.
a) the definite article
b) the indefinite article
c) the zero article
1 1a, 2b, 3c, 4c, 5c
2 1c, 2a, 3a, 4a, 5b
3 1a, 2c, 3c, 4a, 5c
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40. Specify the type of article that one should use before the underlined nouns:
1) She took him by .......hand and they left.
2) She went to ......university to continue her education.
3) She went to ......university to meet her husband.
4) .......art in France is exquisite.
5) .......art of painting is too difficult to learn.
a) the zero article
b) the indefinite article
c) the definite article
1 1a, 2b, 3c, 4c, 5b
2 1c, 2a, 3c, 4a, 5c
3 1b, 2a, 3b, 4b, 5b
41. Specify the type of change undergone by the underlined nouns by taking into account their
determiners and pluralization:
1) Mum is always the last to go to bed late at night.
2) There are no pirates in the Mediterranean.
3) He is a womanizer, a Don Juan.
4) On the eastern wall there are two Goyas.
a) recategorization into a common noun due to pluralization and metonymy
b) recategorization into a proper name due to the noun belonging to our routine life
c) elliptical proper name
d) recategorization into a common noun due to pluralization

e) recategorization into a common noun due to the presence of an article before a pure proper
name
1 1b, 2c, 3e, 4a
2 1a, 2b, 3c, 4d
3 1c, 2e, 3c, 4e
42. Specify which of the following nouns represents the singular or the plural form:
1) dice
2) dye
3) news
4) species
5) geese
a) noun in the singular
b) noun in the plural
c) noun either in the singular or the plural depending on the context
1 1a, 2c, 3b, 4b, 5a
2 1b, 2a, 3a, 4c, 5b
3 1c, 2c, 3b, 4a, 5b
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43. Match the following nouns with the appropriate quantifiers:
1) knowledge
2) accomodation
3) hovercraft
4) pyjamas
a) much
b) little
c) many
d) a great many
e) more
1 1abc, 2bcd, 3ade, 4cde
2 1abd, 2cde, 3cde, 4abc
3 1abe, 2abe, 3cde, 4cde
44. Specify the interpretation that can be assigned to the modal verbs in the following sentence
You must be a faithful husband.
1 only an epistemic reading
2 only a deontic reading
3 both readings are possible depending on a larger context
45. Specify the effect triggered by the presence of a perfect infinitive after the modal verb in the
sentence:
You must be a faithful husband.
1 a change from the epistemic to the deontic interpretation of the modal
2 a change from the deontic to the epistemic interpretation of the modal
3 no change in the interpretation of the modal
4 both readings are possible irrespective of the presence of the perfect infinitive
46. Specify which of the underlined nouns is an inherently [-count] noun and which is a contextually
[-count] noun:
1) He shouted a lot of filth at the other driver.
2) Add some melon to this salad and taste it.
3) He never reads the gossip column in the magazines.
a) inherently [-count]
b) contextually [-count]
1 1a, 2b, 3b
2 1a, 2b, 3a
3 1b, 2a, 3b
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47. Specify which of the underlined nouns is an inherently [-count] noun and which is a contextually
[+count] noun:
1) You cannot prevent your neighbours having a nice gossip in the street.
2) Waiter, there is a hair in my soup.
3) In my leisure hours I would listen to opera music.

a) inherently [-count]
b) contextually [+count]
1 1b, 2b, 3a
2 1a, 2b, 3b
3 1b, 2a, 3a
48. Specify the status of the underlined nouns in point of countability:
1) The cat was hidden in the laundry basket.
2) Her sister worked in a laundry.
3) The audience were rocking with laughter at he cinema.
a) contextually[+count]
b) inherently [-count]
c) inherently [+count]
d) contextually [-count]
1 1b, 2a, 3b
2 1a, 2b, 3d
3 1d, 2c, 3a
49. Specify the status of the underlined nouns in point of countability:
1) When are they going to town?
2) This grass grows only in a damp climate.
3) She arranged some attractive grasses with the flowers.
a) MT
b) GT
c) ST
1 1a, 2b, 3c
2 1a, 2c, 3b
3 1b, 2b, 3a
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50. Specify the status of the underlined nouns in point of countability:
1) The doctor examined the frost-bitten hands of the explorers.
2) Her husband bought her an expensive fur coat.
3) The Indian had a fine load of furs to sell after his hunting trip.
a) GT
b) MT
c) ST
1 1a, 2a, 3b
2 1b, 2b, 3a
3 1b, 2c, 3b
51. Specify the status of the underlined nouns in point of countability:
1) She bought two yards of fabric for the curtains.
2) The audience burst into applause.
3) Add two drops of oil and polish the frame carefully.
a) Countable Noun
b) Mass Noun
c) Mass Noun recategorized into a Countable Noun
d) Countable Noun recategorized into a Mass Noun
1 1c, 2b, 3c
2 1d, 2b, 3a
3 1c, 2a, 3b
52. Choose the correct translation for the following sentence: N-a fost nevoie sa plec mai devreme
pentru ca John m-a dus cu masina.
1 I needn't have left earlier as John gave me a lift
2 I needn't had to leave earlier as John gave me a lift
3 I didn't need to leave earlier as John gave a lift
53. Choose the correct translation for the following sentence: Nu era nevoie sa cumperi pizza, am
comandat deja eu prin telefon.
1 You didn't need to buy pizza, I have already ordered it by phone
2 You needn't have bought pizza, I have already ordered it by phone
3 You needn't had bought pizza, I have already ordered it by phone
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54. Identify the type of aspectual recategorization undergone by the underlined verbal phrase in
following sentence:
He drew sketches for months at the Louvre.
1 from an activity to a state
2 from an accomplishment to an activity
3 from a state to an activity
55. Identify the type of aspectual recategorization undergone by the underlined verbal phrase in
following sentence:
They rowed up to the source of the river.
1 from an achievement to a state
2 from an accomplishment to an activity
3 from an activity to an accomplishment
56. Identify the type of aspectual recategorization undergone by the underlined verbal phrase in
following sentence:
He pushed the armchairs to the wall to make room for a coffee table.
1 from a state to an activity
2 from an activity to an achievement
3 from an activity to an accomplishment
57. Identify the type of aspectual recategorization undergone by the underlined verbal phrase in
following sentence:
I don't think she really liked your new friends, she was just being polite.
1 from an activity to a state
2 from an accomplishment to a state
3 from a state to an activity
58. Specify the status of the underlined nouns in point of countability:
1) Try to make more room for the new bookcase.
2) A roar of thunder made the puppy hide under the bed.
a) MT
b) GT
c) ST
1 1b, 2a
2 1a, 2b
3 1a, 2c
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59. Specify the status of the underlined nouns in point of countability:
1) He is successfully running his own company at the age of 25.
2) The duke is proud of his family's antiquity.
a) MT
b) GT
c) ST
1 1b, 2a
2 1a, 2c
3 1a, 2b
60. Specify whether the following sentences are grammatical or not by taking into account the
following elements:verbal agreement, quantifiers, pluralization, determiners:
1) This macaroni is overcooked.
2) These macaronis are overcooked.
3) These macaroni are overcooked.
a) grammatical sentence
b) ungrammatical sentence
1 1a; 2a, 3b
2 1a, 2b, 3b
3 1b, 2a, 3b
61. Specify whether the following sentences are grammatical or not by taking into account the
following elements:verbal agreement, quantifiers, pluralization, determiners:
1) They're installing a lot of new machinery at the factory.
2) They are installing a lot of new machineries at the factory.
3) The accoustics of this auditorium are excellent.
a) grammatical sentence

the

the

the

the

b) ungrammatical sentence
1 1a, 2a, 3b
2 1b, 2a, 3b
3 1a, 2b, 3a
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62. Specify whether the following sentences are grammatical or not by taking into account the
following elements:verbal agreement, quantifiers, pluralization, determiners:
1) That ring your mother gave you is a fine jewellery.
2) You shouldn't keep so much jewellery in the house.
3) You shouldn't keep so many jewelleries in the house.
a) grammatical sentence
b) ungrammatical sentence
1 1a, 2b, 3b
2 1a, 2b, 3a
3 1b, 2a, 3b
63. Specify whether the following sentences are grammatical or not by taking into account the
following elements:verbal agreement, quantifiers, pluralization, determiners:
1) James has made a great progress since he joined our class.
2) James has made great progress since he joined our class.
3) James has made great progresses since he joined our class.
a) grammatical sentence
b) ungrammatical sentence
1 1a, 2b, 3b
2 1b, 2a, 3b
3 1b, 2b, 3a
64. Specify whether the following sentences are grammatical or not by taking into account the use of
the articles:
1) The museums are closed on Mondays.
2) I'll see you the next Monday.
3) The next Monday is a holiday.
4) I bought a soap and two towels.
a) grammatical sentence
b) ungrammatical sentence
1 1a, 2b, 3a, 4b
2 1b, 2a, 3b, 4a
3 1a, 2b, 3b, 4b
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65. Specify whether the following sentences are grammatical or not by taking into account the use of
the articles:
1) The unemployment became worse as industries failed.
2) Public health in England is of a high order.
3) The goverment is trying to find work for the unemployed.
a) grammatical sentence
b) ungrammatical sentence
1 1a, 2a, 3b
2 1b, 2a, 3a
3 1a, 2b, 3b
66. Specify whether the following sentences are grammatical or not by taking into account the use of
the articles;
1) The murderer was thrown into the prison.
2) They went sightseeing to the Danube Delta.
3) The mount Fujiyama is a real symbol for the Japanese.
a) grammatical sentence
b) ungrammatical sentence
1 1b, 2a, 3b
2 1a, 2b, 3b
3 1a, 2a, 3b
67. Identify the aspectual class of the underlined VPs according to Vendler's aspectual classification:
1) They sailed into the harbour.

2) They sailed for three weeks in the Pacific.


3) The living-room smells of smoke.
4) Last night I saw Hamlet at the National Theatre.
a) achievement
b) accomplishment
c) state
d) activity
1 1a, 2b, 3c, 4c
2 1d, 2b, 3c, 4d
3 1b, 2d, 3c, 4b
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68. Identify the aspectual class of the underlined VPs according to Vendler's aspectual classification:
1) She dyed the dress blue.
2) The secretary typed invitations the whole afternoon.
3) She typed the report very quickly.
4) He is being aggressive today.
a) state
b) activity
c) accomplishment
d) achievement
1 1a, 2b, 3c, 4a
2 1b, 2b, 3b, 4c
3 1c, 2b, 3c, 4b
COMPLETION
1. ..nouns are considered to be sortal terms.
2. In point of form only . nouns pass all the tests of countability.
3. The basic unit of analysis in morphology is the
4. . Are characterized by the paradigms of the categories of case, number, gender and
determination.
5. .. is the mental dictionary of a language
6. 1. The term ..designates the characteristic inflectional variation/ paradigm of a
certain part of speech.
7. UG consists of systems of. and a set of language specific parameters.
8. .. The basic word order of a sentence is represented at the level ofStructure.
9. The language acquisition capacity of the child is an .. ..faculty.
10. Non-sortals have the following morpho-syntactic properties: . ..,
resistance to co-occurrence with the indefinite article a, singular agreement with the verb,
co-occurrence with quantifiers, such as much, little, a lot of.
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11. use of the definite article the is based on the relation between an
antecedent nominal and an anaphor.
12. use of the definite article the signals the presence of a post- modifier.
13. .use of the definite article the introduces a new entity.
14. The subject noun in generic sentences has ainterpretation.
15. Tense is a category.
16. Aspect is acategory.
17. The aspect provides a holistic, summarizing view upon the event.
18. The.. aspect provides an internalized event .
19. According to Vendler verbs are classified into : states, activities,. and
accomplishments.
20. .modals cover the notions of necessity, probability and possibility.
21. .modals cover the notions of obligation, permission, volition.
22. According to Reichenbach tense theory, there are three temporal entities as
basic: speech time,.. , and event time.
23. The Instantaneous Simple Present Tense is used in: sport commentaries,
demonstrations, and. .
24. In the sentence : He knocked and entered, the first tense is used with.. tense
value.
25. In the sentence He must have told you, the modal used has a value.

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26. In the sentence : I have just heard the news, the present perfect tense used has a
. .. value.
27. In the sentence: I have been in the subway for ten minutes, the present perfect
tense used has a(n) .. value.
28. In the sentence He has broken his leg, the present perfect tense used has
a(n).value.
29. In adverbial closes of time the present perfect is used with value.
30. According to Reichenbach tense theory, the Speech Time is always referred to
as .
CASE
1. Select the aspectual class of the underlined verb:
Mary loves Tom.
Accomplishment
State
Activity
Achievement
2. Select the aspectual class of the underlined verb
Bob drinks milk.
Accomplishment
State
Activity
Achievement
3. Select the aspectual class of the underlined verb:
The children run.
Accomplishment
State
Activity
Achievement
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4. Select the aspectual class of the underlined verb
The children drew a circle in five minutes.
Accomplishment
State
Activity
Achievement
5. Select the aspectual class of the underlined verb
The soldiers reached the top of the mountain
Accomplishment
State
Activity
Achievement
6. Select the aspectual class of the underlined verb:
The boys built a kite in an hour.
Accomplishment
State
Activity
Achievement
7. Select the aspectual class of the underlined verb:
Mary was walking to school.
Accomplishment
State
Activity
Achievement
8. Select the aspectual class of the underlined verb:
Mary washed little Susan.
Accomplishment
State
Activity

Achievement
9. Select the aspectual class of the underlined verb:
Mary is washing and singing.
Accomplishment
State
Activity
Achievement
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10. Select the aspectual class of the underlined verb:
I can smell perfume.
Accomplishment
State
Activity
Achievement
11. Select theunderlined type of phrase in the following
John has written a new book.
VP
NP
AP
AvP
PP
PNP
12. Select theunderlined type of phrase in the following
He has been to the States.
VP
NP
AP
AvP
PP
PNP
13. Select theunderlined type of phrase in the following
She has been washing the dishes for half an hour.
VP
NP
AP
AvP
PP
PNP
14. Select theunderlined type of phrase in the following
I love him very deeply.
VP
NP
AP
AvP
PP
PNP
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15. Select theunderlined type of phrase in the following
The brand new shirt was becoming him.
VP
NP
AP
AvP
PP
PNP
16. Select theunderlined type of phrase in the following
They are in penury.
VP
NP

sentences:

sentences:

sentences:

sentences:

sentences:

sentences:

AP
AvP
PP
PNP
17. Select theunderlined type of phrase
John has driven to town for two hours
VP
NP
AP
AvP
PP
PNP
18. Select theunderlined type of phrase
John has driven to town for two hours
VP
NP
AP
AvP
PP
PNP
19. Select theunderlined type of phrase
He is taller than his sister.
VP
NP
AP
AvP
PP
PNP
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20. Select theunderlined type of phrase
Jane is the smartest in her classroom.
VP
NP
AP
AvP
PP
PNP

in the following sentences:

in the following sentences:

in the following sentences:

in the following sentences: