Grammar test 16
Grammar test 16

 

Grammar test – 16 + answers

(20 points)

A / Fill the blanks, supplying the appropriate prepositions. (2 points)

  1. We complained …….the waiter ………the food.
  2. Who is responsible ………..this mess?
  3. I’m longing…………. a holiday.
  4. We must translate this passage ……French ……….Arabic.
  5. He is famous ……..his books ………painting.

B / Join the following pairs of sentences using the words given. (4 points)

  1. He was seriously ill. He refused to see a doctor. (despite)

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  1. I suggest you take an umbrella. It might rain. (in case)

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  1. They tied the thief up. They didn’t want him to escape. (So that).

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  1. His marks are very low. He is having extra lessons. (since)

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  1. The television programme began. A few seconds later, there was a power cut. (Hardly)

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  1. She eats a lot. She never gets fat. (no matter how )

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  1. Babies can’t read. Babies can’t write either. (Neither …..nor)

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  1. He hurried. He didn’t want to be late. (so as not)

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C / Give the correct tense or form of the words in brackets. (4 points)

While I ……………….. (To have) dinner at a restaurant the other evening, a man ……………….. (To come) up to me and ……………….. (to say):” What a surprise! You (to be) ……………….. Dick, (you / not / to be)?”

“What a small world!” I ……………….. (to exclaim). “We (not / to meet) for at least ten years. (You / to live) in this district?”

“No. I ……………….. (to come) to visit our old friend Ted. He ………………..  (to write) to me a few weeks ago and said that he ………………..  (to like) to see me if ever I ………………..  (to find) myself in this area. As a matter of fact, I ……………….. (to see) him now. How about ……………….. (to come) with me ? It’s time old friends ……………….. (to get) together again, and this (to be) a good opportunity. »

D / The words in brackets in these sentences can be used to form words that fit the meaning. (2 points)

  1. It was very ……………….. (Care) of him to lose his passport.
  2. She spent her ……………….. (Child) abroad.
  3. ……………….. (Waste) people will probably be in need later on.
  4. He was too ……………….. (Breath) to talk.

E/ Rewrite the following sentences beginning with the words given. (5 points)

  1. They have had to test the new motor again. (The new motor……)

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  1. They demolished the old theatre as it wasn’t safe. (The old theatre…..)

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  1. People shouldn’t write such articles in the newspaper. (Such articles……)

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  1. Somebody is going to cut the hedge tomorrow. (The hedge …..)

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  1. “I planted my rose trees three years ago. ». (When I visited Mrs. Brown last year, she explained …..)

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  1. “Don’t play silly games. Help me to mend the chair instead.” (His father told him ………)

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  1. “Do you think they will arrive tomorrow?” (Last Sunday, Ann wanted to know ……..)

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  1. “How often does your English teacher give you homework?” (When they were schoolgirls, Liz asked Betty….)

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  1. The garden is very wet already, and if it rains much more it will be even wetter. (The more…..)

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  1. He got angry when we teased him, so we teased him some more and he got even angrier. (The more…..)

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F / Complete the following sentences. (1 points)

  1. Peter and Mary never even looked at this book. …….they?
  2. Of course he won’t be here yet, ……….he?
  3. Tim went to France last year. So ……..my cousin.
  4. They won’t be at the meeting tomorrow. Nor ……….I.

G / Give the correct form of the words in brackets. (1 points)

  1. ………………… (To win) a lot of money last year, I ………………… (To go) to England for my holiday this year.
  2. Uncle George ………………… (To help) you if he ………………… (To have) time. But he is too busy.

H / of the four suggestions, only one is correct. Write it down. (1 points)

  1. He’s lucky he only broke a leg when he fell off his horse.
  2. a) He must have been killed.
  3. b) He would have been killed.
  4. e) He might have been killed.
  5. d) He ought to have been killed.
  6. When they had finished writing the report, they were told that it wouldn’t be used.
  7. a) They needn’t have written it.
  8. b) They couldn’t have written it.
  9. d) They didn’t need to write it.
  10. d) They needn’t write it.

 

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