Grammar test 07

 

Grammar test – 7 with answers

A / join the following pairs of sentences, using the words given.
1. He didn’t get up when the alarm went off. He went back to sleep.(instead of)
………………………………………………………………………………………………………
2. They finished their lunch. A few minutes later, their aunt, uncle and six cousins arrived. (scarcely)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………….
3.We haven’t seen him. We haven’t heard from him for over a year.(neither …….nor)
……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

B / Give the correct tense of the verbs in brackets
1. I’ll never be able to build this model aeroplane unless you…………….(help) me.
2. Water ………………..(freeze) at zero degrees Centigrade and………………..(boil) at one hundred degrees.
3. It was the most fantastic surprise he…………………….(ever / have).
4. I’d rather you…………………… (not / stay) up too late.
5. No sooner ……………………………..(they / go) away on holiday than they……………….(receive) a message asking them to return home because their grandfather …………………….(be) ill.

C / Rewrite the following sentences beginning with the words given.
1. “When will my dress be ready? “
Yesterday, she asked the dressmaker ……………………………………………………………….
2. “It has been raining since yesterday. “
When 1 phoned him the other day, he said …………………………………………………………..
3. “Please don’t forget to post my letter. “
She asked her husband…………………………………………………………………………………..
4. The cat took a mouse into the house.
A mouse ……………………………………………………………………..
5. Nobody could unlock the door.
The door……………………………………………………………………………………………………
6. They have cooked this meat in butter.
This meat………………………………………………………………………………………………..

D / Find the questions to which the words underlined are the answers.
1. He always wears blue shirts because he likes that colour.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ?
2. I have had toothache for three days.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ?
3. Of these four dresses, she prefers the yellow one.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ?

E / Complete the following sentence
1. Oh dear ! I’m going to be late, …………………I ?
2. Souad can borrow your shorts, ……………..she ?
3. Khalid likes playing handball. So ………………….his friends.
4. Mohcine has never been to England. Nor……………. his sisters.

F / Fill the blanks in the following sentences, supplying the appropriate prepositions.
1. He bought a newspaper………………his way home………….work.
2. They turned…………….my offer of help, so they had to do it………..their own.
3. I don’t know where my purse is. I’ve looked……………..it everywhere.
4. They always go………… school………….foot, never………………bus

 

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