Contoh Soal Elliptical Construction dan Solusi Kunci Jawabannya

Post On: April 7, 2016
By: Tantri Yuliana

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Pengertian Elliptical Construction

Elliptical Constructions dibentuk dengan cara menghilangkan beberapa bagian kalimat yang memiliki kesamaan tanpa mengubah makna aslinya dengan tujuan agar kalimat menjadi lebih pendek dan efektif.

Ada dua jenis penggabungan kalimat atau elliptical construction yang dikenal saat ini, yaitu:

1. Penggabungan setara Elliptical Sentence

Elliptical constuction dengan jenis penggabungan setara menggunakan kata penghubung “and”. Jenis elliptical construction yang satu ini terbagi atas dua jenis yaitu:

  •  Positive elliptics, yang menggunakan kata too dan so.

Jenis penggabungan positive elliptics terjadi bila kedua kalimat yang digabungkan merupakan kalimat positif. Contohnya:

  •  I drink coffee in every morning
    He drink coffee in every morning
    Kedua kalimat diatas bisa digabungkan menjadi
    I drink coffee in every morning, and so does he  atau I drink coffee in every morning and he does too

Contoh lain untuk positif elliptics adalah:

  • I like read newspaper
    Tedy like read newspaper
    Kedua kalimat diatas bisa digabungkan menjadi:
    I like read newspaper, and so is Tedy atau I like read newspaper, and Tedy is too

Negative elliptics, yang  menggunakan kata either dan neither

Jenis penggabungan negative elliptics digunakan saat kedua kalimat yang digabungkan merupakan kalimat negatif. Contohnya:

  • I don’t like swimming
    • Mella doesn’t like swimming

Kedua kalimat diatas bisa digabungkan menjadi:

I don’t like swimming and neither does Mella atau I don’t swimming and Mella doesn’t either

Contoh lainnya:

  • He doesn’t eat seafood.
    She doesn’t eat seafood.
    Kedua kalimat diatas bisa digabungkan menjadi:
    He doesn’t eat seafood and neither does she atau He doesn’t eat seafood and she doesn’t either

2. Penggabungan berlawanan Elliptical Sentence

Elliptical construction jenis penggabungan berlawanan dipergunakan saat kedua kalimat yang akan digabungkan memiliki sifat berlawanan atau saat salah satu kalimat merupakan kalimat positif dan kalimat yang lain merupakan kalimat negatif. Pada model penggabungan kalimat ini, digunakan kata hubung but dan while.

Contohnya:

  • I like Ice cream
    Doni don’t like Ice cream
    Kedua kalimat diatas bisa digabungkan menjadi:
    I like Ice cream but Doni don’t atau I like Ice cream, while Doni don’t

Latihan Soal Elliptical Construction

1. X : Is John a smart student in this school ?
Y  : Yes, she is John is a smart student and ————-

a. Andi is too
b. Andi so
c. so do Andi
d. so is Andi


2. X : What do you think about Bali and Lombok ?
Y  : I think Bali is a beautiful island and —————–

a. Lombok is too
b. Lombok is so
c. Lombok is either
d. Lombok is not too


3. X : John and Joni always get marks on the English tests.
Y  : John always studies had and ————–

a. so do Joni
b. so does Joni
c. Joni does so
d. Joni is so


4. Teacher : All female students have to clean the class room.
Student  : How about the male students , sir ?
Teacher  : ————————

a. They have too
b. He does too
c. So they do
d. So do they


5. Nana : Do you remember about our picnic to Bali ? We were so happy and enjoyful over  there.
Dewa  : Right. Some boys played the sand at Sanur beach.
Nana  : And ———— ?

a. So do the girls
b. So did the girls
c. The girls aren’t either
d. Neither did the girls


6. Mom : Do you want to take an English private lesson or join in English Club ?
Cahya  : I will join in English Club, Mom.
Mom  : How about you, Lina ?
Lina  : ——————–

a. I will too
b. So I will
c. I will either
d. I do too


7. Doni : Do you agree with the plan that our basketball team will take part in the next tournament ?
Dewa  : Most of the members have agreed about it, —————

a. I do too
b. I have so
c. So have I
d. So I have


8. Dito : My parents have just bought a new car.
Fina  : What a coincidence ! ———————-

a. My father has too
b. Also my father
c. So does my father
d. My father does too


9. Anti :”—————–.” What about Ani ?
Anto  : “So does she.”

a. Ina doesn’t go to Bali
b. My sister is going to Bali
c. Siska will pass her study soon
d. Sari always helps her parents


10. Budi : Where are you going, Andi ?
Andi  : Oh, I’m going to meet Mr. Herman
Budi  : ——————. Let’s ask him.

a. Neither do I
b. I have too
c. I don’t have any
d. So do I


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