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Word:PremiumMeaning:An amount paid in addition to a standard rate, price,wage, etc;bonus.Kian Yang
OK... now some new questions I'm stuck with.First, Synthesis and Transformation.Question: Helen drank her coffee. The waitress offered to refill the cup.No sooner _________________.My answer: No sooner had Helen drunk her coffee when the waitress offered to refill the cup.Answer given: No sooner had Helen drunk her coffee, the waitress offered to refill the cup.and...Question: Yong Sheng was diligent. He did not pass his test with flying colours.In spite of _______________.My answer: In spite of his diligence, Yong Sheng did not pass his test with flying colours.Answer given: In spite of the fact that he was diligent, Yong Sheng did not pass his test with flying colours.(Taken from: Red Swastika School 2011 EL Prelim)Next, Grammar.Neither Aisha nor her brothers _________ going to bed even though the clock had just struck twelve in the night.(1) is(2) are(3) was(4) wereMy ans: 2Given ans: 4(Taken from: Henry Park 2011 Prelim EL)Finally, Vocab cloze....handful of Spanish eateries in Singapore that are authentic, and even fewer...(1) original(2) genuine(3) accurate(4) legitimateMy answer: 2Answer given: 1(taken from: SHHK 5-school combined prelim 2011 EL)Thanks.
No sooner had Helen drunk her coffee than the waitress offered to refill her cup.Both answers are acceptable for the Yong Sheng question.Grammar, the given answer is correct. The tense used is simple past. 'had just struck twelve' not 'has just struck twelve'. Authentic = original in this context
PremiumMeaning:a bonus, gift, or sum additional to price, wages, interest, or the like.Leona