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HSC English Grammar Preposition Board solution
Exercises on preposition for HSC
Question No. 02
এখানে এইচ এস সি পরীক্ষার বিগত সালের সকল বোর্ডের Punctuation Marks এর প্রশ্নগুলো দেওয়া হলো। উত্তর সহ পুরো ফাইলটি পিডিএফ আকারে ডাউনলোড করতে নিচে দেওয়া লিংকে ক্লিক করে ডাউনলোড করুন।
Question 1. Mr. Reza works (a) — a clerk in a local school. He is poor but honest. His honesty is known (b) —everyone in his locality. He often suffers (c) — hunger. He is deprived (d) – comfort and many other things. Nevertheless, he does not long (e) – wealth. He never hankers (f) – name and fame. He leads his life (g) — honest means. He is satisfied (h) — what he has. But sometimes he runs into debt and poverty is responsible (i) — this debt. However, he does not like to depend (i) – others.
[DB ’19; (Khagrachari Govt. College, Khagrachari-2019: Hathazari College, Hathazari, Chattogram-2019]
Question 2. When the sun was setting (a) —- the treetops; the jailor came (b) – the room of Socrates to bid him prepare (c) — death. In those days, people were sentenced to death by giving a cup (d) — poison in Athens. Socrates knew this and he nodded (e) — the jailor. Bursting (1) – tears the jailor went out of the room and returned (g) — a cup of hemlock. Socrates lifted the cup to his lips. His pupils tried to keep back their tears but soon the room was filled (h) – the sound of weeping. With the cup of poison (i) — hand, Socrates said, “What is the strange sound? I have heard that a man should die (j) — peace. So be silent and have patience.
Question 3. Patriotism is the quality inherent (a) a man. This is why, he feels a natural attachment (b) – his native land. Love (c) motherland is necessary for the betterment of a nation. The people who are patriotic are noted (d)— their patriotism. They are different (e) — other people. Their contribution does not sink (f) — oblivion. They are worthy (g) – praise. They lay down their lives for the good of the country. They are not unaware (h) — their status in the society. They are celebrated (i) — their patriotism. They should not be looked down (j) — in any way.
(JB ’19] [Uttara High School & College, Dhaka-2019: Govt. Bangabandhu College, Gopalganj-2019: Cantonment College, Jashore-2019)
Question 4. Preposition connects all types (a) — words together and help them make sense (b) — the reader. They help us understand the relationship (c) — objects. (d) —- example, the book and the table are (e) — the kitchen. This gives you a basic understanding. If we add another preposition, it makes it even clearer. The book is (f) – top of the table (g) — the kitchen. We have a clear picture (h) – our mind (i) — the relationship (j) – each other. [CB ’19; Govt. Ashek Mahmud College, Jamalpur-2018; Adhyapak Abdul Majid College, Muradnagar, Cumilla-2018]
Question 5. What are the qualities of a good student? A good student is always attentive (a) — his studies. He is never indifferent (b) — his studies. He does not learn things (c) — note. He is always curious and innovative. He does not hunt only (d) — traditional guide books. His thirst (e) – knowledge knows no bounds. He does not confine himself (f) — the traditional studies. He is aware (g) – the current affairs (h) — the world. He listens (i) — his teachers and abides (j) — their advice.
[Ctgb ’19; Sylhet Govt. College, Sylhet-2018]
Question 6. Luna’a cat was missing. So she started looking around (a) — it. She opened her closet and looked (b) — Then she went to the bedroom crawling (c) — the floor to look (d) — the bed. The cat was not there. In fact, it was nowhere inside the house. Therefore, Luna decided to go (e) — to look for it. Just as she was (f) – to open the door, the door bell rang. It was her neighbour, Mrs. Haq, “Look, Luna! Your cat is (g) — the sunshade!” said Mrs. Haq pointing (h) — a tall building opposite (i) her house. Luna smiled and thanked her friendly neighbour, saying that (j) — her help she would not be able to find out her cat.
Question 7. The old grey-bearded sailor sat (a) — a stone (b) — the church. The sailor watched the people walking (c) – him. The marriage guest listened (d) _- him. He had a strange mad look (e) – his eyes. The old man told him (f) – his last journey (g) — the sea. They had sailed away (h) — the south (i) —- they arrived (j) — cold grey seas. [BB ’19; New Govt. Degree College, Rajshahi-201]
Question 8. A craftwork is an applied form (a) – art, a social and cultural product reflecting the inclusive nature (b) – folk imagination. A craftwork, which usually doesn’t bear the signature of its maker, retains a personal touch. When we look (c) — a thirty-year old nakshikantha, we wonder (d) — its motifs and designs that point (e) – the artistic ingenuity and the presence of the maker (f) — it. The fact that we don’t know her name or any other details (g) – her doesn’t take anything (h) – — from our appreciation (i) — the artist. Indeed, the intimate nature (j) — the kantha and the tactile feeling it generates animate the work and make it very inviting.
Question 9. Trees are very useful (a) — man. They are highly essential (b) — our existence. They protect the rich top soil (c) — getting washed away (d) — rain water and floods. We can see trees being grown along the mountain slopes, (e) — the road sides, (f) – the parks and gardens. They add beauty (g) – our lives. They provide us (h) — food, wood, shade, shelter and so on. They take (i) — carbon di-oxide and produce oxygen. So we should take care (j) — trees.
[Combined Board ’18 (Code-184); Dinajpur Govt. Women’s College, Dinajpur-2019]
Question 10. Do you have any idea (a) — a cyber cafe? It is a place teeming (b) — information. It is a network (c) — all networks. It is a place (d) – computers (e) — which customers can use the internet and send e-mails and so on. A cyber cafe is closely associated (1) – internet communication system. A customer sitting (g) — the cafe can communicate (h) — people (i) — the world. In fact, a cyber cafe is not prejudicial (j) — our development.
(Combined Board’ 18 (Code-185); Holy Land College, Dinajpur-2018; Dr. Abdur Razzak Municipal College, Jashore-2017]
Question 11. The environment plays an important role (a) – our life. (b) – short, what we have (c) – us including people, houses, air, water, etc. is called environment. These are the main elements (d) — our environment. (e) — ensuring sound life the balance (f) – the natural elements is very significant. Sometimes (g) — lack of knowledge, we don’t realise the importance (h) — it. As a result, we are polluting our environment unknowingly. Living (i) — a polluted environment is undoubtedly a matter (j) — great regret.
(DB ’17; Govt. M.R. Women’s College, Bogura-2018; Magura Govt. Mohila College-2018; Mirzapur Cadet College, Tangail-2017; Shaheed Bir Uttam Lt. Anwar Girls’ College, Dhaka-2017)
Question 12. Ours is a riverine country. Rivers are everywhere (a) – our life_literature, economy and culture. But are the rivers (b) – good shape? Unfortunately they are not. A few are already dead and several are going (c) — the pangs of death. The river Buriganga is an example (d) a dying river. A report published in ‘The Daily Sun’ describes what has happened (e) — the river Buriganga and why. Its water is polluted and a perpetual stench fills the air (f) — it. The report says that the river had a glorious past. Once it was a tributary (g) – the Ganges and flowed (h) – the Bay of Bengal (i) — the river Dhaleswari. Gradually, it lost its link (i) — the Ganges and got the name Buriganga.
[RB ’17; Govt. Padma College, Dhohar, Dhaka-2018; Cumilla Govt. College, Cumilla-2018]
Question 13. It would be impossible (a) us to continue living in this world if each of us knew exactly what fate had (b) – store for us. So, Allah in His mercy conceals the future (c) — all His creatures, and reveals only the present. He hides from the animals what men know and He hides from men what the angels know. For example, if a lamb had reason (d) – a man, it could not gamble happily knowing it was destined to be killed (e) — human food. But, being quite ignorant (f) — its fate, it is happy to the last minute of its short life contentedly grazing (g) — the flowery meadow, and even in its innocence licks the hands (h) — the butcher who is about to slaughter it. What a blessing it is that we are ignorant (i) — the future! Allah, to whom the death of a sparrow is of equal importance with the death of a hero, has, in His mercy, thus limited our knowledge so that we might fulfil our duty in the sphere (j) — which He has appointed us.
(JB’17; New Govt. Degree College, Rajshahi-2018; Thakurgaon Govt. College, Thakurgaon-2016)
Question 14. We got our freedom (a) — the sacrifice of hundreds and thousands (b) – lives. The patriots (c) — our land fought (d) — the oppression of the West Pakistani rulers. Finally, the oppressors were bound to surrender (e) — our freedom fighters. But a great number (f) -the sons of the land died (g) — the war. Soon (h) — the war, the government (i) — Bangladesh founded the National Memorial (j) — memory of the martyrs.
[CB’17; Cantt. Public School & College, Momenshahi-2018; Islamia Govt. College, Sirajganj-2018; Bhola Govt. College, Bhola-2018; Scholarshome, Sylhet-2017]
Question 15. Syed Shamsul Haq, a legendary litterateur, was born in Kurigram (a) —- 1935. He received the Bangla Academy Award (b) — the age of twenty nine. It is noteworthy that he was the youngest (c) — all who got the Bangla Academy Award. He was awarded the Swadhinata Padak in 2000 (d) – his contributions (e) — Bangla literature. His literary works are included (f) – the curricula of secondary, higher secondary and graduation level (g) — Bangladesh. Syed Shamsul Haq was married (h) – Anwara Syed Haq who is a member (i) — the Royal College of Psychiatrists in London. This renowned intellectual passed away (i) — 27 September in 2016 at the age of 81.
[CtgB’17; Al-Amin Academy School & College, Chandpur-2018; Brindaban Govt. College, Habiganj-2018; St. Joseph Higher Secondary School, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-2017; Amrita Lal Dey College, Barishal-2016]
Question 16. I caught sight (a) – him while crossing the road. I tried to talk (b) -— him. But he was (c) —_a hurry. He was one (d) — my best friends. Both of us studied (e) — the same school. I had an intimacy (f) – him. Both of us got separated (g) — each other after the completion (h) — SSC Examination. Though my heart bleeds (i) — him, I hardly meet (i) – him. This is the go of the world.
[SB’17; Gulshan Commerce College, Gulshan, Dhaka-2018; Bera Al-Hera Academy School & College, Pabna-2018; Govt. Suhrawardy College, Pirojpur-2019: Lions School & College, Rangpur-2019]
Question 17. I am glad to receive your letter. You have wanted to know (a) — the picnic that we made. I am now writing (b) — you about it. It was winter vacation. Our college was closed. I (c) — some of my friends arranged the picnic. We selected Sonargaon (d) – the picnic spot. It is some twenty miles from Dhaka. We got (e) — the bus (f) — about 9 am (g) – all necessary utensils and materials. (h) — reaching Sonargaon, we finished our breakfast (i) — about 9:30 am. We did not take any cook (j) – us. [BB’17; Collectorate School & College, Rangpur-2018]
Question 18. Badal lived (a) — a village of Bangladesh. He was a school boy. There was a canal (b) – his way (c) – school. An old bridge was (d) —- that canal. It was useful to one and all of the villagers. Yet none cared (e) – its repair. So one day it broke (f) – and caused a good deal (g) — hardship to the villagers. They were (h) – difficulty. They could not go to the town (i) — the other side of the canal to sell their fruits and vegetables profitably. They sold their production (j) — local market at a nominal price. [DjB’17; Cumilla Commerce College, Cumilla-2017]
Question 19. A good stock (a) —- words is necessary (b) — anybody who wants to use a language. Vocabulary is an essential component (c) — successful communication. It is an integral part (d) ___ reading skill. While grammar is important, a lack (e) — vocabulary may result (f) — complete failure to convey a message. Vocabulary includes conceptual knowledge (g) – words that go well (h) — an ordinary dictionary meaning. Students’ vocabulary knowledge is a building process that occurs (i) — time as they tend to make connections (j) — other words.
[DB ’16; SOS Hermann Gmeiner College, Mirpur, Dhaka-2018: Shaheed Bir Uttam Lt. Anwar Girls’ College, Dhaka-2018; Carmichael College, Rangpur-2018; Rajuk Uttara Model College, Dhaka-2017[
Question 20. Once an English and a Bengalee gentleman were travelling (a) — the same train and they were in the same compartment. The Englishman was very proud (b) — himself because he was an Englishman. He looked (c) – upon the Bengalee gentleman who, however, took no notice (d) it and went to sleep (e) — peace. As soon as the Bengalee gentleman was asleep, the Englishman picked (f) — the gentleman’s shoes and threw them (g) – the window and went to sleep. When the Bengalee gentleman woke up, he looked for his shoes and understood it. Then he took the Englishman’s long coat (h) — the wall and threw it outside the window and returned (i) — bed laughingly. Next morning the Englishman became startled and shouted, “Where’s my coat gone? “Your coat has gone to fetch my shoes,” said the gentleman (j) — a smile. The Bengalee gentleman was Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee. (RB’16; Palash Thana Central College, Narsingdi-2018; Hajigonj Model Govt. College-2018)
Question 21. A teacher is an architect (a) —- a nation. He plays an important role (b) — building up an educated nation. He dispels the darkness (c) — ignorance (d) — the lot of a nation. He is an actor, so to speak. He has to suit his act according (e) —- the need of his audience which is his class. He is a clear speaker (f) — good, strong and pleasing voice which is (g) – his control. He does not sit motionless (h) – his class. Everybody has something valuable (i) — him. A good teacher discovers •the treasure hidden inside each student. He also wants the students to be happy and for this he keeps them busy. A good teacher never hankers (j) — money.
[JB ’16; BAF Shaheen College, Shamshernagar, Moulvibazar-2018; Patuakhali Govt. College, Patuakhali-2018: Gazipur Cantonment College, Gazipur-2017: Naogaon Govt. College, Naogaon-2017; Habigonj Govt. Mohila College, Habiganj-2017; Dinajpur Govt. College, Dinajpur-2017]
Question 22. A good student is never indifferent (a) —- his studies. He always adheres (b} — his studies. He does not learn things (c) — rote. He does not hunt (d) – traditional guide books. Moreover he has great thirst (e) — knowledge. For this he does not confine himself (f) — the traditional studies. He is always aware (g) – the current affairs (h) — the world. He abides (i) — his teachers’ advice and jots (j) — their lectures.
(CB’16; Motijheel Model High School & College, Dhaka-2018; Gout :: Tolaram College, Narayanganj-2018; Police Lines School & College, Rangpur-2018; Dhaka Residential Model College, Dhaka-2017)
Question 23. Flowers are the excellent gift of nature. They have existed (a) —- the earth (b) – prehistoric time. Since then they have been treated (C) — the symbol of beauty. It is an undeniable fact that flowers are used (d) – various spheres (e) – our life. It is used mostly (f) — decoration. People (g) – all walks of life use flowers usually (h) —- national occasion and (i) — wedding. Everyone prefers flowers (j) — expressing their love and devotion.
(CtgB’16; Kushtia Govt. College, Kushtia-2018: Brahmanbaria City Model College, Brahmanbaria-2018; Barishal Cadet College, Barishal-2017; Govt. BM College, Barishal-2017)
Question 24. The science fair held (a) — our college paved a new way for us to gather practical knowledge. Many of our friends took part (b) — the fair (c) — their projects. We showed genuine interests (d) — them. Most of the projects were made (e) – consistence (f) —_ the prevailing world situation. They were intended (g– acquaint us (h) — the solutions (i) — some common problems we are facing specially in regard to the environment we live in. We were sanguine (j) – achieving success and we really achieved it.
(SB’16; Madan Mohan College, Sylhet-2018; Ispahani Public School & College, Cumilla Cantt. -2017; Chandpur Govt. College, Chandpur-2017; Govt. Syed Hatem Ali College, Barishal-2017]
Question 25. During holidays when my mother went to sleep (a) — noon, we went to the railway line. There, alongwith other children I watched how the trains passed (b) — innumerable unknown facts. My father got an appointment (c) — a town school and he moved (d) — the town immediately with all the members of the family. I was admitted (e) – my father’s school. I felt that my school fellows had no feeling (f) —- one another as we had in the village. However, I gradually adjusted myself (g) – town life. I am happy with my new friends but my heart aches (h) – the happy childhood days. Childhood is free (i) – worries and has infinite capacity (j) — enjoyment.. [BB’16; Lions School & College, Rangpur-2018; Govt. Begum Rokeya College, Rangpur-2017]
Question 26. Greenhouse effect is the gradual warming (a) —- the air surrounding the earth as a result of heat being trapped (b) – – environment pollution. This is exemplified (c)– the destruction and burning (d) — of tropical rain forests, (e) — traffic that clogs (i) —- city streets, (g) — the rapid growth of industry, the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) (h) — packaging and manufacturing commercial products, the use of detergents like washing (i) — liquids and so (j) –
[DjB’16; Ghatail Cantonment Public School & College, Tangail-2018; Govt. M.M. City College, Khulna-2018; Brahmanbaria United College, Brahmanbaria-2018; Viqarunnisa Noon College, Dhaka-2017; Gout. M.M. College, Jashore-2017)
Question 27. Parents have desire (a) — bright future (b) — their children. They are ready to do anything which may be congenial (c) — the success (d) — their children. Every success (e) — their children makes them happy, and they become sanguine (1) ► their bright future. But then the children do not pay heed (g) — the suggestions (h) — their parents and fail to move forward as the parents want. All their hopes end (i) smoke. So children must be cautious (j) – it.
(Mymensingh Girls’ Cadet College, Mymensingh-2018; Dhaka City College-2018; Rajshahi Govt. Women’s College-2018; Sylhet CadetCollege, Sylhet-2017; SOS Hermann Gmeiner College, Mirpur, Dhaka-2017; Narayanganj College, Narayanganj-2017]
Question 28. We want happiness (a) — life. No one wants to live an unhappy life. But happiness depends greatly (b) — activities and attitude (c) — life. If we are dishonest and do evil activities, we will never be able to lead a happy life. Again if we always hanker (d) – money or wealth, happiness will never be our company. (e) — the other hand, those who are honest, pious and satisfied (f) — what they have, can enjoy happiness. Honest people never suffer (g) – anxiety or incessant pain. They have an aim (h) life (i) — which they can attain peace. They are not afraid (j) —- anything. And those who are not covetous for money or wealth can enjoy pure happiness.
[Mirzapur Cadet College, Tangail-2018; Govt. Yasin College, Faridpur-2017]
Question 29. The great ship Titanic sailed (a) — New York (b) —— Southampton (c) — April 10, 1912. Four days (d) — setting out, while the Titanic was sailing (e) — the icy waters (f) – the North Atlantic, a huge iceberg was suddenly spotted (g – the look out. (h) — an alarm had been given, the great ship turned sharply to avoid a direct collision. Suddenly there was a slight trembling sound (i) — below and the Captain went (j) – – to see what had happened. (Cumilla Cadet College, Cumilla-2018]
Question 30. Uluru is located (a) — central Australia. The place is also known (b) — Ayers Rock (c) — honour (d) — Sir Henry Ayers, who was a Premier (e) — South Australia (f) — 1873. Uluru is listed (g) – a World Heritage Area (h) —- both its natural and cultural values. It is a sacred place (i) — the Aboriginal people (j) — the area. [Rajshahi Cadet College, Rajshahi-2018; Holy Cross College, Dhaka-2018]
Question 31. One day a dog stole a piece (a) — meat (b) — a butcher’s shop and ran (c) — . On his way there was a stream. There was a plank (d) — the stream. When the dog came to the middle (e) — the plank, he looked down (f) — the water. There he saw his own shadow. He thought that it was another dog (g) — a bigger piece of meat (h) — his mouth. “I must have that piece also,” thought the greedy dog. So thinking, the dog barked and jumped (i) — the water. His own piece (j) — meat at once fell down into the water and was lost.
[Rangpur Cadet College, Rangpur-2018; Ghatail Cantonment Public School & College, Tangail-2017]
Question 32. The food we eat seems to have profound effects (a) — our health. Although science has made enormous steps (b) — making food more fit to eat, it has (c) — the same time made many foods unfit to eat. Some research has shown that eighty percent (d) — all human diseases are related (e) – diet. People (f) — different culture are more prone (g) – contact certain illness because (h) the characteristics (i) — the foods they consume. So we should give (j) — the habit of taking bad foods.
[Faujdarhat Cadet College, Chattogram-2018; Dhaka City College, Dhaka-2017; Joypurhat Girls’ Cadet College-2016]
Question 33. Suddenly she came upon a little three-legged table, all made (a) — solid glass; there was nothing on it except a tiny golden key, and Alice’s first thought was that it might belong (b) — one of the doors of the hall but, alas! either the locks were too large, or the key was too small, but at any rate it would not open any (c) — them. However, (d) — the second time round, she came (e) — a low curtain she had not noticed before, and (f) — it was a little door about fifteen inches high: she tried the little golden key in the lock, and (g) – her great delight it fitted! Alice opened the door and found that it led (h) — a small passage, not much larger than a rat-hole: she knelt down and looked along the passage into the loveliest garden you ever saw. How she longed to get out of that dark hall, and wander about (i) — those beds of bright flowers and those cool fountains, but she could not even get her head (i) — the doorway; ‘and even if my head would go through,’ thought poor Alice,’ it would be of very little use without my shoulders.
[Jhenidah Cadet College, Jhenidah-2018]
Question 34. Microplastics are small places of plastic less than five mm in size. Some microplastics are manufactured, while others result (a) — larger plastics gradually breaking down. Nowadays, scientists are much concerned (b) — the toxic substances contained (c) — them. Recently, plastic pollution has received a lot of attention (d) – its effects (e) – marine animals. Even the largest marine creatures are vulnerable (f) – tiny fragments of plastic littering the world’s oceans. A new study has found whales and whales sharks – the largest fish in the world – are ingesting microplastics (g) – alarming quantities. In many countries, plastic items are banned or in the pipeline (h) – being banned. However, while scientists agree that plastic pollution is a problem for marine animals, there is still a lot they do not know (i) — the magnitude (j) — its impact. [Feni Girls’ Cadet College, Feni-2018]
Question 35. Robert Lee Frost was born (a) – San Francisco, California, the son of William Prescott Frost Jr, (b) – New Hampshire and Isabelle Moodie (c) — Scotland. When Frost was 11 years old, his father died (d) — tuberculosis. The Frost family then moved (e) — Massachusetts, where William Frost wanted to be buried. Frost attended high school (f) — Lawrence and began writing poetry. He attended Dartmouth College briefly but withdrew (g) — his first year and went (h) – work. In 1895 he married Elinor White. The couple eventually had six children, two of whom died young, (i) — 1897 to 1899 Frost attended Harvard College, but he left (j) — receiving a degree. [Joypurhat Girls’ Cadet College, Joypurhat-2018]
Question 36. A man is known (a) — his deeds. The man known (b) – you may not be known (c) — his locality. This is because somebody (d) — the known may tell you that he is not known (e) — a good man. However, the great men are known (f) — their sacrifices for the betterment of mankind. At present, I do not know (g) — anyone who cares for other’s happiness. I know (h) — certain that they often run after money. I know all the people (i) — pat that they are well-known (j) — their selfishness. Thus, the very modern world is turning into the waste land.
[Notre Dame College, Dhaka-2018]
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