# SMA Suc­cess Guide for Higher Ed­u­ca­tion

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Maths Se­ries

and Gen­eral In­tel­li­gence

1. Look at this se­ries: 80, 10, 70, 15, 60, ... , ...

What num­ber should come next? 2. 7, 21, 63, 189, 567, ? 3. 220, 218, 214, 208, 200, 190, ? 4. Fill in the se­ries 42, 40, 38, 35, 33, 31, 28

--, -5. F2, __, D8, C16, B32. What num­ber

should fill the blank? 6. Find the odd man out. 12, 24, 34, 48, 64,

84 7. Find the odd man out. 362, 482, 551,

263, 344, 284 8. Find the odd man out. 742, 743, 633,

853, 871, 990, 532 9. Find the odd man out. 7, 13, 19, 25, 29,

37, 43 10. Find the odd man out. 2, 5, 10, 17, 26, 38,

50, 65

Re­ported Speech

Change of Time and Place.

Time and Place ref­er­ences change when us­ing re­ported speech. For ex­am­ple: “I will see you here to­mor­row”, she said. This will be­come – She said that she would see me there the next day.

The most common changes are:-

1. To­day -> that day. “I saw him to­day”, she said. She said that she had seen him that day. 2. Yes­ter­day->the day be­fore. “I saw him yes­ter­day”, he said. He said that he had seen him the day be­fore. 3. The day be­fore yes­ter­day-> two days be­fore. “I met her the day be­fore yes­ter­day”, he said. He said that he had met her two days be­fore. 4. To­mor­row-> the next day/the fol­low­ing day. “I will see you to­mor­row”, she said. She said that she would see me the next day. 5. The day after to­mor­row-> in two days time/two days later. “We will come the day after to­mor­row”, they said. They said that they would come in two days time/ two days later. 6. Next week/month/year-> the fol­low­ing week/month/year. “I have an ap­point­ment next week”, she said. She said that she had an ap­point­ment the fol­low­ing week. 7. Last week/ month/ year-> the pre­vi­ous week/ month/ year.”I was on hol­i­day last week”, he said. He told us that he had been on a hol­i­day the pre­vi­ous week. 8. Ago->be­fore. “I saw her a week ago”, she said. She said that she had seen her a week be­fore. 9. This->that (for time). She said,”I am get­ting a new car this week”. She said that she was get­ting a new car that

week. 10. This/that (ad­jec­tive) -> the. “Do you like this shirt?” he asked. He asked if I liked the shirt. 11. Here -> there. He said, “I live here”. He told me he lived there.

Other changes: per­sonal pro­nouns change to third per­son sin­gu­lar or plu­ral, ex­cept when the speaker re­ports in his/her own words. I/me/my/mine, you/your/yours -> him/ his/her/ hers. We/us/our/ours, you/ your /yours -> they/ their/theirs. He said,”I like your new car”. He told her that he liked her new car. I said,” I am go­ing to my friend’s house”. I said that I was go­ing to my friend’s house.