Tips and Tricks to Learn English Easily: QUCRA 8

Quick, Creative and Accurate (QuCrA) Solution is an alternative method to solve English tests. It is intended to be used for Indonesian students who want to answer English tests quickly, creatively and accurately. This method is related to grammar and vocabulary exams.

Here is one of the QuCrA Series: QUCRA 8_ “SUMUR-TUWAN”:

ORDER/POSITION OF ADJECTIVES AS PRE-NOMINAL MODIFIERS
(Urutan/posisi kata sifat sebagai penjelas kata benda; letaknya sebelum kata benda)

image qucra 8 sumurtuwan

CONTOH SOAL:

1. My sister bought ______ last week.

  • A. an Italian beautiful brown leather bag
  • B. an Italian leather brown beautiful bag
  • C. a beautiful brown leather Italian bag
  • D. a beautiful brown Italian leather bag
  • E. a bag beautiful brown Italian leather

PEMBAHASAN: Inti frasa (Noun) di atas adalah ‘bag’. Untuk menentukan urutan kata sifat sebelum ‘bag’, lihat rumus SUMUR-TUWAN + NOUN. Urutan kata / word order yang benar adalah: beautiful (sifat), brown (warna), Italian (asal) dan leather (bahan). Jadi Noun Phrase yang benar adalah a beautiful brown Italian leather bag (sebuah tas yang cantik berwarna coklat dari kulit Italia).
JAWAB: D (a beautiful brown Italian leather bag).

2. Error Recognition (Mencari yang salah), Soal UN SMK 2013.

My secretary is very beautiful. She has blonde long hair and blue eyes. She is tall and slim.
A. beautiful
B. blonde long hair
C. blue eyes
D. tall and slim

PEMBAHASAN: Urutan kata (word order) yang tidak baku ialah blonde long hair. Kata sifat penjelas noun (hair) seharusnya dimulai dari ukuran (long) kemudian bentuk (blonde). Frase yang tepat ialah long blonde hair. Atau dengan menggunakan Rumus SUMUR-TUWAN, seharusnya:
long blonde hair.
U       TU    NOUN                           U: Ukuran, TU: benTUk, N: Noun
JAWAB: B. blonde long hair.

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