Grammar test 11

Grammar test – 11 + ANSWERS

(20 points)

A / Rewrite the following sentences using the words given. (4 marks)
1. You’ll miss him if you don’t hurry. (Unless)
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2. I was going to get into the bath when the phone rang. (About to)
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3. There are more than enough cups. (Too)
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4. He didn’t go to the reception yesterday because he didn’t receive his invitation. (If)
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5. We went out for a meal last night, but we regret it now. (We wish)
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6. I’d prefer to have tea rather than a cold drink. (I’d rather)
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7. He’s very fat already and if he keeps on eating so much, he’ll get even fatter. (The more…)
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8. Somebody is going to cut his hair for him. (He)
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B / Join the following pairs of sentences using the words given. (4 marks)
I. He only began to take his work seriously a month ago. He has passed his exam. However. (Although)
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2. The dessert was very tasty. We asked for a second helping. (So…that)
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3. Road conditions were extremely bad. There were no accidents. (In spite of)
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4. I’ve very little money. I can’t afford a holiday this year. (Since)
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5. They didn’t want to be seen. They hid behind the bushes. (So as not)
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6. He is a good golfer. He plays tennis, too. (Not only… but…. as well)
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7. They got home. Their friends arrived a few seconds later. (Hardly)
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8. Take my phone number. You might want to ring me. (In case)
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C / Find the questions to which the words underlined are the answers. (1.5 marks)
I. They have written to Dick many times.
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2. Her dog is small, with a black coat, long ears and a short tail.
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3. John gave it to her.
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D/ Complete the following sentences using the words in brackets. (1, 5 marks)
1. Several people prefer tea to coffee. They think tea is ……………………… (Nice) coffee.
2. This is …………….…….. (Good) film I’ve ever seen.
3. Chaucer’s English is ……………………….. (Difficult) Shakespeare’s.

E / of the four explanations suggested, only one is correct. Write it down. (1 mark)
1. I’m convinced that he has lost his way.
a) He may have lost his way.
b) He must have lost his way.
c) He might have lost his way.
d) He needn’t have lost his way.
2. He was told to be here at 10a.m. It’s now 11a.m and he still isn’t here.
a) He ought to be here at 10a.m.
b) He must be here at 10 a.m.
c) He must have been here at 10a.m.
d) He ought to have .been here at 10a.m.

F / Fill the blanks in the following sentences, supplying the appropriate prepositions: (2 marks)
1. The prisoner was accused …….stealing valuable jewellery………… the old lady.
2. Please forgive me ……………..not having finished the work.
3. He was furious …………….me………….. forgetting his birthday.
4. it’s a pity we can’t rely…………… the weather…………. Britain.
5. Young people shouldn’t argue……………..their parents.

G / Give the correct tense or form of the words in brackets. (4 marks)
We (give)……………. a dinner party for twelve people last Thursday evening, but it (not /he) ……………..a great success.
Everything (go) ………………wrong. While my wife ( lay)………………… the table, she (drop) ……………one of our best dinner plates which (break)………. into a thousand pieces. Then, instead of (begin)…………………….. the meal at 9 p.m., we (must) wait until 10.30 p.m. as my wife (forget) …………………..to switch the oven on before (serve) ……………………..pre-dinner drinks.
When all our guests ……………………… (Leave), I said to my wife: “It’s time your boss (give)…………………. you a holiday. I …………………….( be) sure that if you (not / be) ………………….so tired when you (come)……………………. home from work this evening, everything (be) ………………………all right.”

H / Give the correct form of the words in brackets. (2 marks)
1. When he cut his foot it began to ………………… (Blood).
2. We must measure the ……………………………. (Long) of the garden before we order the trees.
3. If he drove more…………………….. (Care), he’d have fewer accidents.
4. I wish you good luck and ………………………… (Happy) in the future.

 

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