Q&A - PSLE English

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Q&A - PSLE English

Postby tianzhu » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:14 pm

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Thank you for your help.

1)Since the pupils are getting more defiant, the discipline mistress has no choice but to resort to CANE OR CANING them.
Is the answer cane or caning? Why?

2)That girl goes to the same school as _____.
Is it I or me? Why?

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Re: P6 English

Postby Vanilla Cake » Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:11 pm

tianzhu wrote:Thank you for your help.

1)Since the pupils are getting more defiant, the discipline mistress has no choice but to resort to CANE OR CANING them.
Is the answer cane or caning? Why?
Hi Tianzhu,

Q1 is from Red Swastika School 2008 CA1 P6 English - Q7.
Answer given by worksheet is "caning".

Wamest regards.
:D

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Re: P6 English

Postby sashimi » Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:45 pm

tianzhu wrote:Thank you for your help.

1)Since the pupils are getting more defiant, the discipline mistress has no choice but to resort to CANE OR CANING them.
Is the answer cane or caning? Why?

2)That girl goes to the same school as _____.
Is it I or me? Why?


IMHO, there is one more mistake with (1). It should read:

Since the pupils are becoming more defiant, the discipline mistress has no choice but to resort to caning them.

2) Should be "I", I'd say, cos essentially the sentence means "That girl goes to the same school as I (do)."

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Postby mathsparks » Mon May 11, 2009 9:14 pm

Synthesis and Transformation:

Qn. The story must be original. The story must also be spell-binding.

Ans1. Not only must the story be original, but it must also be spell-binding.

Ans2. Not only must the story be original, it must also be spell-binding.

Any idea which is the correct answer? Or is the difference due to American / British English?
Last edited by mathsparks on Tue May 12, 2009 2:44 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Postby ChiefKiasu » Mon May 11, 2009 10:03 pm

mathsparks wrote:Synthesis and Transformation:

Qn. The story must be original. The story must also be spell-binding.

Ans1. Not only must the story be original, but it must also be spell-binding.

Ans2. Not only must the story be original, it must also be spell-binding.

Any idea which is the correct answer? Or is the difference due to American / British English?


Shouldn't it be simply put as : "The story must be original and spell-binding." ?

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Postby KingRascal » Mon May 11, 2009 10:33 pm

Hi Mathsparks
Ans should be (2) I think... :D

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Postby mathsparks » Tue May 12, 2009 2:27 pm

ChiefKiasu wrote:Shouldn't it be simply put as : "The story must be original and spell-binding." ?

Sorry chief, I forgot to mention answer must start with Not only...

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Postby mathsparks » Tue May 12, 2009 2:29 pm

japhys wrote:Hi Mathsparks
Ans should be (2) I think... :D

I thought it should be ans2 as well. But son's cher said it should be ans1. When I googled, I found both are used frequently. So I suspect perhaps it has to do with UK/US Eng?? :?

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Postby KingRascal » Tue May 12, 2009 4:11 pm

Gosh, it's really beyond our times...

Haiz, my son just had his English SA1. He found the whole paper relative easy, except for 1qn under Comprehension with MCQ. I am very sure he has it wrong. In summary, he did not think "neighbours" as those staying other than the next door, meaning, even though the passage describes the two girls staying 2 doors away, he didn't think of them as neighbours...so he opted for other choice of answer. Haiz, I am lost for words...

Rather disappointing but my husband says I am too harshed on myself...

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Postby mathsparks » Tue May 12, 2009 5:34 pm

Oops, that's a pity for yr son. Mine took his ICAS Science today and forgot to do last page. haiz.

On top of trying to make sense of teacher's answers, having doubts about teacher's ability, our kids are also careless at times.

tough really.

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