Grammar test - 18
Grammar test - 18

Grammar test – 18

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A  / Rewrite the following sentences using the words given. (5 marks)
1. My parents say that I must go on holiday with them. (insist)
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2. Although it was snowing, they managed to get home.(succeed)
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3. As he gets older he becomes more senile. (The older)
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4. He forced me to tell the truth. (make)
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5. Please allow us to go with you. (let)
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6. Do your homework instead of watching television. ( I’d rather)
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7. He ought to be home by now. (it’s time)
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8. Her dress is too long. (need / shorten)
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9. « May I borrow your rubber ?» (Would you mind)
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10. It’s late, so I advise you to hurry. (had better)
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B / Complete the following sentences. (1 mark)
1. He never has black coffee for breakfast, ……..he ?
2. of course they won’t be here tomorrow, ……….they ?
3. They always go abroad in the summer. So ……..Dick.
4. I have never seen a ghost. Nor……… my friends.

C / Give the correct form of the words in brackets. (3,5 marks)
I ………… (to live) in this town since 1970, but it………… ( not / to be) until last week that I …………( to discover) the park. It’s the most beautiful park I………… (ever / to see) ! I …………(to find) it quite by chance while I …………(to take) the dog for a walk after our Sunday lunch. For some strange reason I………… (never / to go) to that part of the town before.When I………… ( to get) home. my wife………… (can) see my excitement. « What………… (to be) the matter ? …………(you /just /to find) a buried treasure or something?»
« Not exactly, » I …………(to reply). « But if you …………(to tell) me that such a beautiful park existed in our town, I …………(never / believe) you !»

D/Rewrite the following sentences beginning with the words given. (2,5 marks)
1. Somebody has tested his eyes for him. (He)
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2.Somebody is making a dress for her. (She)
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3.Somebody delivers their newspapers every morning. (They)
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4. Somebody made a new bed for us. (We )
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5.Somebody will have to fill my tooth for me.(I)
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E / Fill the blanks, choosing the correct word from those in brackets. (1 mark)
1. You ………….smoke here. It’s absolutely forbidden. (can’t – mustn’t – needn’t — shouldn’t)
2. He’s a …… rich man. (very — too so — such)
3. Countries such…….Finland and Norway are very cold in winter. (like — as – likely – than)
4. Hurry up ……………we’ll miss the bus. (therefore — notwithstanding — otherwise — unless)

F / Join the following pairs of sentences using the words given. (4 marks)
1. They were successful. They remained modest. ( in spite of)
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2. He hid in the cellar. He was afraid somebody might see him. (for fear that)
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3.I washed the floor. A few seconds later. the dog came in with muddy paws. (No sooner)
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4.She drove very carefully. She didn’t want to have an accident. (so us not)
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5.She cut her head open. She broke a leg, too. (not only……..but also….)
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6.The plane landed. Then all the passengers got off. (As soon as)
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7.Their dog didn’t frighten the burglars away. It greeted them in a friendly way. (instead of)
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8. We must rest. We must study, too. (both…..and)
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G/ Of the four suggestions, only one is correct. Write it down. (2 marks)
1. You needn’t answer the letter.
a) You mustn’t answer it.
b)You don’t have to answer it.
c) You haven’t to answer it.
d) You shouldn’t answer it.
2. How forgetful of him not to have invited them !
a) They should have been invited.
b) They were invited.
c) They needn’t have been invited.
d) They must have been invited.
3. The bomb went off with a deafening noise.
a) The bomb set out.
b) The bomb left.
c) The bomb went away.
(1) The bomb exploded.
4. She ran into one of her teachers the other day.
a) She met him by chance.
1)) She pushed him over.
c) She escaped with him.
d) She knocked him down.

H /The words in brackets in the following sentences can be used to form words that fit the meaning. (1 mark)
1. …………..( honest ) is the best policy.
2. She sings……………(beautiful).

 

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