1 SENTENCE CORRECTION Practice Test 1 – Missing Main Verb Avoid using an ing-form, an infinitive, an auxiliary verb, or another part of speech instead of a main verb. 1) The most intelligent student in our class with long brown hair and brown eyes. A B C D 2) In my opinion, too soon to make a decision. A B C D 3) Do you know whether the movie that starts at seven? A B C D 4) Saqib almost always a lot of fun. A B C D 5) The book that I lent you having a good bibliography. A B C D Verbs that require an infinitive in the complement afford, agree, appear, arrange, ask, attempt beg care, choose, claim, consent dare, decide, demand, deserve expect Fail happen, help, hesitate, hope learn, likely to manage, mean need, neglect, offer plan, prepare, pretend, promise Refuse seem, swear tend, threaten, trouble wait, want, wish Verbs that require an –ing form in the complement admit, appreciate, avoid complete, consider, contemplate delay, deny, detest, dislike discuss endure, enjoy, escape, excuse face, fancy, finish, forgive Verb phrases that require an –ing form in the complement approve of be better off , burst out (crying / laughing) can’t help, can’t stand do not mind imagine, involve keep mention, mind, miss postpone, practise, quit feel like, forget about get through, give up insist on keep on look forward to object to put off recall, recommend, resent, resist, risk suggest tolerate understand think about think of 2 Verbs that require an infinitive or –ing form in the complement In some cases there is a difference of meaning between the two structures. advise, allow, begin, can’t bear, continue, forbid, forget, go, go on, hate, hear, intend, like, love, permit, prefer, propose, regret, remember, see, start, stop, stop, teach, try, watch. Following verbs take reflexive pronoun in the complement: Absent oneself from; acquit oneself; adapt oneself to sth; apply oneself to sth; associate oneself with; avail oneself of; avenge oneself on somebody; collect oneself; contain oneself; dissociate oneself from; enjoy oneself; exert oneself; explain yourself; gather oneself; help oneself to sth (steal); hide oneself; keep (support); prepare oneself; pride oneself on sth/ on doing sth; resign oneself to; revenge oneself on sb; school oneself (train). . Following verbs don’t take reflexive pronoun in the complement: Bathe, break, burst, draw, enlist, feed, lengthen, make, move, open, qualify, rest, roll, speed, spread, steal, stop, turn. Following verbs take as in the complement: Accept, adopt, characterize, class, count, define, depict, describe, enlist, express, identify, interpret, known, look on, mention, name “passive” (meaning identify), portray, quote, recognize, refer, regard, represent, think of, term “passive”, treat, use. Following verbs don’t take as in the complement: Call, name, term, think Irregular Verbs Cling, dig, fling, hang, sling, slink, stick, sting, strike, string, swing, wring. 3 Practice Test 2 – Gerunds and Infinitives 1) He wanted speak with Mr. Ali. A B C D 2) We had planned leaving day before yesterday. A B C D 3) He never really accepted her his own child. A B C D 4) She was determined to avenge on the man who had betrayed her. A B C D 5) She is considering not to go. A B C D 6) We demand knowing our status. A B C D 7) I have schooled to remain calm under pressure. A B C D 8) They named their son as John. A B C D 9) After her mother’s death, Sara clang to her aunt more than ever. A B C D 10) His condition would be more accurately termed ‘chronic fatigue’. A B C D 11) We enjoyed talk with your friend. A B C D 12) He vowed to revenge his brother’s death. A B C D 13) The people adopted him their patron saint. A B C D 14) I dag around in my bag for a pen. A B C D 15) She is seeking revenge on the murder of her husband. A B C D 16) For tax purposes that money is counted income. A B C D 17) I regret the inform you that we cannot approve your application. A B C D 18) The advertisements depict smoking glamorous and attractive. A B C D 19) She hides away in her office all day A B C D 20) They didn’t intend buying a car. A B C D 21) The weather tends improving in March. A B C D 4 22) The sun burst itself through the clouds. A B C D 23) She completed the writing his thesis this summer. A B C D 24) She has always prided on her appearance. A B C D 25) I miss to watch the news when I am traveling. A B C D 26) All the windows broke themselves with the force of the blast. A B C D 27) She mentions stop at Lahore Fort in her letter. A B C D 28) He had absented from the office for the day. A B C D 29) She is likely knowing. A B C D 30) We wouldn’t mind to wait. A B C D 31) At his age, he can hardly be termed as a young man. A B C D 32) She is looked on the leading authority on the subject. A B C D 33) Let’s go to the movie when you get through to study. A B C D 34) Could you explain a little more – I didn’t understand. A B C D 35) His mother forbids him from stay out late on school nights. A B C D 36) We had to resign ourselves to make a loss on the sale. A B C D 37) He drew himself a circle in the sand with a stick. A B C D 38) I have been looking forward to meet you. A B C D 39) He acquitted brilliantly in the exams. A B C D 40) She slinked out of the room, feeling like a criminal. A B C D 41) She forgot about cancel her appointment. A B C D 42) Fortunately the short delay gave him time to gather. A B C D 43) He enjoys travel by plane. A B C D 44) You can’t keep using your bad books an excuse. A B C D 5 45) If you don’t leave early, you risk not to catch your plane. A B C D 46) I heard her to sing as I came downstairs. A B C D 47) They decided to call the baby as Mark. A B C D 48) We can’t help to wonder why she left. A B C D 49) It took him a while to adapt to his new surroundings. A B C D 50) The instructor recalled to bring swimming things. A B C D 51) He had been helping to the money in the cash register. A B C D 52) He decided going there. A B C D 53) He wanted staying longer. A B C D 54) He walked up to the penalty spot and striked the ball firmly into the back of the net. A B C D 55) I don’t mind help if you can’t find anyone else. A B C D 56) She is thought of a possible director. A B C D 57) Karen burst out to laugh. A B C D 58) You would pass your exams if you applied. A B C D 59) How do you stand him be here all the time? A B C D 60) The weather was so bad that it would have been better off stay at home. A B C D 61) He is thought to be as one of the richest men in Europe. A B C D 62) We all felt like celebration. A B C D 63) She begged him not going. A B C D 64) The President was quoted in the press as said that he disagreed with the decision. A B C D 65) She couldn’t help but to wonder what he was thinking. A B C D 66) Fortunately the short delay gave him time to gather. A B C D 67) Guests are encouraged to avail themselves the full range of hotel facilities. A B C D 6 68) I can’t help think he knows more than he has told us. A B C D 69) The police are preparing for trouble at the demonstration. A B C D 70) Carbon atoms strang together to form giant molecules. A B C D 71) I really don’t see why I should have to explain to you. A B C D 72) He scarcely earns enough to keep. A B C D 73) He was well schooled himself in hiding his emotions. A B C D 74) In order to be successful, he would have to exert. A B B D 75) I was so furious I just couldn’t contain. A B C D 76) I am fine — I just need a minute to collect. A B C D 77) She can’t stand be kept waiting. A B C D 78) He tried to dissociate from the party’s more extreme views. A B C D Practice Test 3 – Tenses 1) They done it very well after they had practised. A B C D 2) Before she run the computer programme, she had checked it out with her supervisor. A B C D 3) The gallery is possessing a number of the artist’s early works. A B C D 4) I am not liking the way he is looking at me. A B C D 5) He left home weeks ago and we didn’t hear from him since. A B C D 6) She was not understanding the form she was signing. A B C D 7) We eat dinner in Avari on our vacation last year. A B C D 8) He who laughs last laugh longest. A B C D 9) True education is not consisted in simply being taught facts. A B C D 10) We all are desiring health and happiness. A B C D 7 11) The country is owing billions of dollars to foreign countries. A B C D 12) My nephew begun working for me about ten years ago. A B C D 13) The first thing I was noticing about the room was the smell. A B C D 14) She is thinking you are wrong. A B C D 15) I would die before I apologize. A B C D 16) That photograph is not looking like her at all. A B C D 17) The original building was long since demolished. A B C D 18) He was still remembering her as the lively teenager he had known years before. A B C D 19) I will call you after I speak to them. A B C D 20) Quite a few members are worried and I am including myself among them. A B C D 21) It is appearing unlikely that interest rates will fall further. A B C D 22) We have been knowing each other since childhood. A B C D 23) He said that he was smelling gas when he entered the room. A B C D 24) We were divorced two years ago and she had since remarried. A B C D 25) Employers are preferring candidates with some previous experience of the job. A B C D 26) I am not owning anything of any value. A B C D 27) Her statement is containing one or two inaccuracies. A B C D 28) Are you sure these documents are belonging together? A B C D 29) We didn’t know how we would cope once the money has gone. A B C D 30) It is starting raining. AB C D 31) I have been here since the last week. A B C D 32) I know that you been forty on your last birthday. A B C D 8 MODALS: Modals are auxiliary verbs. They are used with main verbs to give additional meaning to main verbs. A modal is used with a verb word i.e. bare infinitive. Can Possibility, Ability, Permission Could Possibility, Ability in the past May Probability, Permission Might Probability Must Necessity, Logical Conclusion Shall Future with emphasis Should Advice, Obligation, Prediction Will Future Would Condition e.g. They might visit us. Practice Test 4 – Modals / Had Better / Would Rather/ Negative Imperatives Had Better/ Best is similar to a modal. Although had appears to be a past, had better expresses advice for the future. Avoid using an infinitive or a past form of the verb instead of a verb word. Avoid using don’t / doesn’t instead of not. The phrase would rather is similar to a modal. Although would rather appears to be a past, it expresses preference in present and future time. Avoid using an infinitive or an ing-form instead of verb word. When the preference is for another person or thing, would rather (that) introduces a clause. The other person or thing is the subject of the clause. Although the verb is past tense, the preference is for present or future time. Avoid using a present verb, a verb word or should and a verb word instead of a past verb. Avoid using don’t or doesn’t instead of didn’t. Following verbs/ idioms take bare infinitive in the complement: dare, feel, have, had better, hear, let, make, need, notice, see, sense, watch. An imperative is expressed by a verb word. Avoid using an infinitive of a verb word. Avoid using don’t / doesn’t after would you please. 9 1) They might visiting us. A B C D 2) After you show me the way, I can to go by myself. A B C D 3) I would rather he open this oyster. A B C D 4) Our friends might stopping to see us on their way to Lahore. A B C D 5) I would, if there is time, liking to make a phone call. A B C D 6) Umer may, with effort, to pass this course. A B C D 7) I would rather he doesn’t know I was around. A B C D 8) The flight should to be on time. A B C D 9) You had better taken chemistry this year. A B C D 10) I would rather driving on this track. A B C D 11) I would rather that you drive. A B C D 12) You had better to hurry if you don’t want to miss the bus. A B C D 13) She told me that she‘d rather not to serve on the committee. A B C D 14) If you don’t mind, I’d rather not going. A B C D 15) We had better made reservations so that we will be sure of getting a good table. A B C D 16) I’d rather that you don’t do that. A B C D 17) She’d rather that her husband doesn’t working so hard. A B C D 18) We had better to check the schedule. A B C D 19) He said that he’d rather went to a small college instead of to a large university. A B C D 20) The dean would rather that students make appointments instead of dropping by. A B C D 21) She ought not talk so much. A B C D 22) You had better don’t quit your job until you find another one. A B C D 23) I’d rather writing this than print it because I don’t print well. A B C D 10 24) My roommate would rather that I don’t keep the light on after ten o’ clock. A B C D 25) You had better don’t go alone. A B C D 26) Salman would rather has a Pepsi than water. A B C D 27) If you think it is going to be easy, you had best to think again. A B C D 28) We would rather that you should come tomorrow. A B C D 29) Would you please don’t worry. A B C D 30) Please don’t to go yet. A B C D 31) Would you please not to be late. A B C D 32) He shouldn’t had any trouble finding places to stay. A B C D 33) They will able to find a place to stay. A B C D 34) You had better do not do that again. A B C D 35) Please don’t to park here. A B C D 36) I‘d rather she comes with us. A B C D 37) ‘Do you mind if I smoke?’ ‘Well, I‘d rather you don’t.’ A B C D 11 Practice Test 5 – Knowledge & Ability (know & know how) Knowledge vs Skill (Verbs) S + V (discover, explain, find out, know, learn, show, understand, wonder) + How + to + V1 (Root Form) 1) If she knew to drive, he’d lend her his car. A B C D 2) I don’t know to use the card catalogue in the library. A B C D 3) Today we learnt to use the new software. A B C D 4) Until he came to the US to study, he didn’t know to cook. A B C D 5) This shows how influence people by TV advertisements. A B C D 6) Do you know to type a paper? A B C D 7) You’ll have to help her because she doesn’t know to do it. A B C D 8) I know to answer the question. A B C D 9) She knows how the answer. A B C D Practice Test 6 – Logical Conclusions Avoid using should, would, could, might or can instead of must. Logical Conclusions: An observation in the present may serve as the basis for a conclusion about something that happened in the past, or that is happening now, or that happens repeatedly. 1) The streets are wet; it should have rained last night. A B C D 2) The line is busy; someone should be using the telephone. A B C D 3) The light is always out in her room at ten o’ clock; she must have go to bed early every night. A B C D 4) This pen won’t write; it can have run out of ink (in the past). A B C D 12 5) The pen that I was looking at is gone; someone else must buy it. A B C D 6) Our neighbours must be having a lot of wealth because they are always taking expensive trips. A B C D 7) He can like his job because he seems very happy. A B C D 8) Bob is absent; he must have been sick again (now). A B C D 9) He is taking a walk; he must have felt better now. A B C D 10) Her English is very good; she must spoken it often. A B C D 11) Our teacher must call now. A B C D 12) She must be study at the library now because all of her books are gone. A B C D 13) He doesn’t have his keys; he must locked them in his car. A B C D 14) I don’t see Maria anywhere; she must be left early. A B C D 15) Carol always gets good grades; she should study a lot. A B C D 16) Sarah must get a divorce now because her husband is living in an apartment. A B C D 17) My friend must have called often. A B C D 18) My father must call last night. A B C D 19) His mother must have upset now. A B C D Practice Test 7 – Used to and Be Used to ‘Used to’ is similar to a modal. ‘Used to’ with a verb word means that a custom in the past has not continued. Avoid using the incorrect form use to. BE used to with an –ing form means to be accustomed to. Avoid using the incorrect form use to. 1) I used to was studying at the University of Southern California before I transferred here. A B C D 2) We use to go to the movies quite frequently. A B C D 13 3) She was used to get up early. A B C D 4) He was used to drink too much. A B C D 5) She used to speaking in public. A B C D 6) I am not used to eat so much at lunchtime. A B C D 7) I used to playing cricket, but I gave up a couple of years ago. A B C D 8) I didn’t think I could ever get used to live in a big city after living in the country. A B C D CAUSATIVES: In a causative, a person does not perform an action directly. The person causes it to happen by forcing another person to do it. MAKE, GET, HAVE, LET, HELP Someone His mother made him take his medicine. Let’s get Umer to go with us. My English teacher had us give oral test. His mother let him go to school. He is helping me type my paper. Something I made the machine work. Let’s get our car fixed first. I want to have this book renewed. I am letting this machine cool. Practice Test 8 - Causatives 1) She made the baby to take a nap. A B C D 2) Can you make yourself understood in Russian? A B C D 3) Do you think we can get Karen takes us to Lahore? A B C D 4) Tom had a tooth fill. A B C D 5) Professor Baker let us to write a paper instead of taking a final exam. A B C D 6) Her husband always helps her that she does the laundry. A B C D 7) Don’t you help each other the study for tests? A B C D 8) When I was learning to drive, my Dad let me using his car. A B C D 14 9) Have you had your temperature taking yet? A B C D 10) I want to get the house paint before winter. A B C D 11) Professor Roger didn’t make us typed up our lab reports. A B C D 12) Let’s get some of our money exchange for dollars. A B C D 13) They had their lawyer to change their will. A B C D 14) Would you let us the borrow your notes? A B C D 15) Are you going to make your daughter to work part time in the store this summer? A B C D 16) My teacher helped me getting this job. A B C D 17) I can’t seem to make this dish washer running. A B C D 18) Nora said that she would help their finding the place. A B C D 19) I like the way you had the beautician done your hair. A B C D 20) Sonia got her mother’s wedding dress to alter so that it may fit perfectly. A B C D 21) We are going to have our car fix before we go to Toronto. A B C D 22) Larry is so good-hearted, he lets people took advantage of him. A B C D 23) This book should help you understanding the lecture. A B C D 24) Patsy makes everyone doing his share around the house. A B C D 25) Don’t let that bothers you. A B C D 26) We shall have to get someone fixing the phone right away. A B C D 27) He is helping me types my paper. A B C D 28) His mother let him going to school. A B C D 29) My English teacher had us to give oral test. A B C D 30) She made him took his medicine. A B C D 31) Let’s get Ralph go with us. A B C D 15 32) I want to have this book renew, please. A B C D 33) I am letting this machine to cool. A B C D 34) I made the machine to work. A B C D 35) She could not make herself heard above the noise of the traffic. A B C D 36) Let’s get our car sell first. A B C D Practice Test 9 – Problems with Conditionals Factual conditionals: absolute, scientific results – probable results for the future – possible results for the future – probable changes in the past results 1) If water freezes, it has become a solid. A B C D 2) If you put too much water in rice when you cook it, it got sticky. A B C D 3) If Jim’s family met Karen, I am sure that they will like her. A B C D 4) If we had the money, we would have bought a new stereo system. A B C D 5) If Babar was really my friend, he would call me once in a while. A B C D 6) I can’t go I don’t get my work finished. A B C D 7) If Mr Ahmed is single, I could introduce him to my class fellow. A B C D 8) If the neighbours hadn’t quieted down, I would have have to call the police. A B C D 9) If you made your bed in the morning, your room looks better when you got back in the afternoon. A B C D 10) If they have a good sale, I would have stopped by on my way home. A B C D 11) If children be healthy, they learn to walk at about eighteen months old. A B C D 12) They are going to get a divorce unless he stopping drugs. A B C D 13) If orange blossoms are exposed to very cold temperatures, they withered and died. A B C D 14) We will wait if you wanted to go. A B C D 16 15) If Jameel didn’t drink so much coffee, he wouldn’t have been so nervous. A B C D 16) If her mother let her, Anne would have stayed longer. A B C D 17) If the meat was a little more done, this would be an excellent meal. A B C D 18) You won’t get well unless you are taking your medicine. A B C D 19) If my friend is here, I would be very happy. A B C D 20) If we would have known that she had planned to arrive today, we could have met her at the bus station. A B C D 21) If you would go to bed earlier, you wouldn’t be so sleepy in the morning. A B C D 22) If you listen to the questions carefully, you answer them easily. A B C D 23) If the trajectory of a satellite will be slightly off at launch, it will get worse as the flight progresses. A B C D 24) David never calls his father unless needs money. A B C D 25) If light strikes a rough surface, it diffused. A B C D 26) If we finished our work a little early today, we’ll attend the lecture at the art museum. A B C D 27) If she would eat fewer sweets, she would lose weight. A B C D 28) If I had more time, I would have checked my paper again. A B C D 29) This apartment be perfect if it were a little larger. A B C D 30) We can’t pay the rent unless the scholarship cheque. A B C D 31) Maria won’t return unless get a scholarship. A B C D 32) If the party were on Friday, we can go. A B C D 33) If we had found her address, we would go. A B C D 34) We might have written her if we found her address. A B C D 35) If I got her cell number, I will call her. A B C D 36) Unless you weren’t always in such a hurry, your work would be much better. A B C D 17 37) He hasn’t got any hobbies – unless you will call watching TV a hobby. A B C D 38) If I were you, I‘d started looking for another job. A B C D 39) If metal gets hot, it expanded. A B C D 40) Unless you hand in your homework, I mark it. A B C D 41) If I will have time today, I will phone my friend. A B C D 42) If I had planned things properly, you wouldn’t get into a mess. A B C D 43) They would be here by now if they had caught the early train. A B C D 44) If your feelings easily arouse, you cannot concentrate. A B C D 45) The tragedy could have been averted if the crew would have followed safety procedures. A B C D 46) If I had the address, I would have delivered the package myself. A B C D 47) I would be more careful if I had been you. A B C D S + WISH (present) + that + S + had / could have / would have + 3rd Form (Past) S + WISH (present) + that + S + could / would + Root Form (Present & Future) Would expresses choice, could means that there are conditions that influence the choice. S + WISH (present) + that + S + 2nd Form (Events / Customs that Repeat) S + WISH (present) + that + S + Were (Impossible Results) Practice Test 10 – Problems with Wishes 1) I wish that I bought ice cream at the grocery store yesterday. A B C D 2) We wish that you will change your mind about leaving tomorrow. A B C D 3) I wish that we see the Mughals more often. A B C D 4) I wish that it was true. A B C D 5) If only he remembers to send that letter. A B C D 6) Jerry wishes that he gets better grades, but he isn’t willing to study harder. A B C D 18 7) We wish that we invested our money in the stock market last year. A B C D 8) Fakhar wishes that she is more interested in his work. A B C D 9) I wish that the snow will stop soon. A B C D 10) Khizer and Rabia wish that they not gotten married so young. A B C D 11) If only I have gone by taxi. A B C D 12) I wish that she was here. A B C D 13) They wish that they don’t have to move soon because they haven’t found another place yet. A B C D 14) Usama wishes that he feels better for the game tomorrow. A B C D 15) Ans wishes that his boss get a new computer for the office. A B C D 16) Amish wishes that he wasn’t working on Saturday. A B C D 17) Abdullah wishes that he goes to school with his big brother. A B C D 18) Eshwa wishes that she studied law instead of history when she was in college. A B C D 19) She wishes that they are having another baby next year. A B C D 20) She wishes that the trip is over. A B C D 21) I wish that I subscribed to a newspaper a long time ago. A B C D 22) She wishes that her sister-in-law not take such a lot of medicine. A B C D 23) I wish that you call every day. A B C D 24) I wish that you appear tomorrow. A B C D 25) We wish that he stayed yesterday. A B C D 26) She wishes that the party was on Friday. A B C D 27) If only I am rich. A BC D 28) If only I have known her name. A B C D 19 SUBJUNCTIVE VERBS: A subjunctive is a change in the usual form of the verb. A subjunctive is often a verb word in English. The following verbs are used before that and the verb word clause to express importance. advise ask beg insist intend move recommend request require command decide decree demand desire dictate order petition prefer propose resolve suggest urge Nouns derived from subjunctive verbs advice decision demand desire insistence recommendation request requirement suggestion urge IMPERSONAL EXPRESSIONS The following adjectives are used in impersonal expressions. advisable best critical crucial desirable essential important urgent Vital It is a good idea It is a bad idea proposal preference fitting imperative Practice Test 11 – Problems with Subjunctives 1) The doctor suggested that he will not smoke. A B C D 2) He complied with requirement that all graduate students in education should write a thesis. A B C D 3) It is not necessary that you must take an entrance examination to be admitted to an American university. A B C D 4) I propose that the vote is secret ballot. A B C D 5) The committee refused the request that the prerequisite shall be waived. A B C D 6) It is imperative that you are on time. A B C D 7) She ignored the suggestion that she gets more exercise. A B C D 8) It is important that I will speak with Hanaan immediately. A B C D 9) The foreign student advisor recommended that she studied more English before enrolling in the university. A B C D 10) She begged that she allowed to go. A B C D 20 11) The law requires that everyone has his car checked at least once a year. A B C D 12) It is imperative that your signature appears on your identification card. A B C D 13) The terrorist’s demand that the airline provides a plane will not be met by the deadline. A B C D 14) She insisted that they should give her a receipt. A B C D 15) It is essential that all applications and transcripts are filed no later than July 1. A B C D 16) He regretted not having followed his advisor’s recommendation that he dropping the class. A B C D 17) The social conventions of the day dictated that she should remain at home with her parents. A B C D 18) It is crucial that she gets this right. A B C D 19) They ordered that for every tree cut down two more were planted. A B C D 20) Johnson prefers that she speaks with him personally. A B C D 21) It is important that the data is verified. A B C D 22) The recommendation that we will be evaluated was approved. A B C D 23) It is desirable that interest rates are reduced. A B C D 24) It is fitting that the new centre for students is in a university that teaches every language. A B C D 25) It is urgent that the law is changed. A B C D 26) It is vital that he keeps accurate records when he is self-employed. A B C D 27) She asked that she was kept informed of developments. A B C D 28) I move that a vote take on this. A B C D 29) The commission intervened and commanded that work on the building ceased. A B C D 30) It was resolved that the matter referred to a higher authority. A B C D 31) Don’t you think it is time you have a haircut? A B C D 21 Practice Test 12 – Problems with Infinitives (Purpose) 1) Wear several layers of clothing for keep warm. A B C D 2) David has studied hard the succeed. A B C D 3) Don’t move your feet when you swing for play golf well. A B C D 4) Virginia always boils the water twice make tea. A B C D 5) Wait until June plant those bulbs. A B C D 6) Henry jogs for stay fit. A B C D 7) She takes vitamins feel better. A B C D Practice Test 13 – Passives (Word Order / Agent) In a passive sentence the actor is unknown or not important. The subject is not the actor. The actor in a passive sentence is called the agent. 1) My wedding ring made of yellow and white gold. A B C D 2) The decisions on cases like this are made from Dean White. A B C D 3) Most of us are sponsored from our parents. A B C D 4) If your brother invited, he would come. A B C D 5) Mr William known as Willie to his friends. A B C D 6) The car was inspected for customs. A B C D 7) The bill has already been paid Mr Adams. A B C D 8) References are not used at the examination room. A B C D 9) Lena born in New York. A B C D 10) State University is governed from the Board of Regents. A B C D 11) It was printed on computer. A B C D 12) This report was written from Phil. A B C D 22 Practice Test 14 – Necessity for Repair or Improvement - NEED S + NEED + ING FORM // S + NEED + TO BE + 3RD FORM 1) His car needs to fix. A B C D 2) The rug needs cleaned before we move in. A B C D 3) The house needs to paint, but we plan to wait until next summer to do it. A B C D 4) Her watch needed repaired. A B C D 5) The hem of this dress needs mended before I wear it again. A B C D 6) This paragraph needs to revise. A B C D Practice Test 15 – Belief and Knowledge – Anticipatory IT Anticipatory it + that + S + V Avoid using an –ing form, a noun, or an infinitive instead of a subject and verb after an anticipatory it clause. 1) It is hypothesized that the subjects in the control group not to score as well. A B C D 2) It is generally known that she leaving at the end of the year. A B C D 3) It is said that a buried treasure near here. A B C D 4) It is believed that a horse shoe bringing good luck. A B C D 5) It is true that all mammals experiencing dreams. A B C D 6) It is thought that ideas must necessarily true. A B C D 7) It is written that double stars orbits each other. A B C D 23 Practice Test 16 – Problems with Have / Have Been / Will Have + Participle 1) We have live in Seattle for five years. A B C D 2) The party has planned for two weeks. A B C D 3) You will finished your homework by the time the movie starts. A B C D 4) Your typewriter been fixed and you can pick it up any time. A B C D 5) Jane will left by five o’ clock. A B C D 6) Have you wrote your mother a letter? A B C D 7) Before school is out, I have returned all of my library books. A B C D 8) Wayne has elected to the student government. A B C D 9) Ray given us a lot of help since we arrived. A B C D 10) We been taught how to cook. A B C D 11) I have took this medication since 1985. A B C D 12) We have gotten an answer to our letter by the time we have to make a decision. A B C D 13) The class been changed to room 10. A B C D 14) Before we can tell them about the discount, they will bought the tickets. A B C D 15) We been friends since we were children. A B C D 16) By the year 2050, researchers will discover a cure for AIDS. A B C D 17) The English language changed since Shakespeare’s time. A B C D 18) She has accepted to State University. A B C D 24 Practice Test 17 – Unfulfilled Desires in the Past – HAD HOPED S + had hoped + that + S + would + Verb Word Note: Avoid using the following incorrect pattern. S + had hoped + object pronoun + ing form 1) He had hoped that he graduate this semester, but he couldn’t finish his thesis in time. A B C D 2) We had hoped him staying longer. A B C D 3) They had hoped that she not find out about it. A B C D 4) I had hoped her coming to the party. A B C D 5) His father had hoped that he go into business with him. A B C D 6) She had hoped that she will change her mind. A B C D Practice Test 18 – Tag Questions Tag questions are used frequently in conversation to encourage agreement or to verify a statement. The subject in the main clause and the subject in the tag question must refer to the same person or thing. The tag question is separated from the main clause by a comma. 1) I owe you twenty pounds, won’t I? A B C D 2) We have to sign this, have we? A B C D 3) She’s taken the test already, isn’t she? A B C D 4) It isn’t as hot as it was yesterday, isn’t it? A B C D 5) Let’s go home, don’t we? A B C D 6) They’d go with us, hadn’t they? A B C D 7) You can buy almost anything in a drug store, can you? A B C D 25 8) He played very well, doesn’t he? A B C D 9) He’s writing her another letter, hasn’t he? A B C D 10) We’d decided to open a joint account, wouldn’t we? A B C D 11) It isn’t far from the university, isn’t it? A B C D 12) She ought to go by plane, oughtn’t she? A B C D 13) He will meet us there, will he? A B C D 14) She understood the question, doesn’t she? A B C D 15) He’s been elected, isn’t he? A B C D 16) The mail is late, is it? A B CD 17) You will help, will you? A B C D 18) She’s doing her best, hasn’t she? A B C D 19) The post isn’t late, isn’t it? A B C D 20) He can swim, can he? A B C D 21) She’s done her best, isn’t she? A B C D 22) They agree with us, isn’t they? A B C D 23) We have to hurry, doesn’t we? A B C D 24) He’d work overtime, hadn’t he? A B C D 25) They agreed with us, don’t they? A B C D 26) She had to leave, doesn’t she? A B C D 27) He’d worked overtime, wouldn’t he? A B C D 28) I ought to complain, shan’t I? A B C D 29) Let’s talk about it, should we? A B C D 26 Practice Test 19 – Missing Auxiliary Verbs 1) The party is a surprise, but all of her friends coming. A B C D 2) She read it to you tonight. A BC D 3) The sun shining when we left this morning. A B C D 4) We gone there before. A B C D 5) How they expect to learn anything when they never listen? A B C D 6) Call me when you finished. A B C D 7) We decide on the team as and when we qualify. A B C D 8) We must have burgled while we were asleep. A B C D 9) You go swimming while I am having lunch. A B C D 10) Some people work better to music while others not. A B C D 11) Until she spoke I not realized she was not English. A B C D 12) You are not going out until you finished this. A B C D 13) You stay on the bus until London. A B C D 14) Unless something unexpected happens, I see you tomorrow. A B C D 15) I come next week, or the week after. A B C D 16) I will call you after I speak to them. A B C D 17) Several years after they split up they met again by chance in Paris. A B C D 18) She worked hard so that everything be ready in time. A B C D 19) So, let’s see. What we need to take? A B C D 20) I can’t talk with you right now because the doorbell ringing. A B C D 27 TABLE OF PRONOUNS Personal Pronouns I, We, You, He, She, It, They (subjective) Me, Us, You, Him, Her, It, Them (Objective) Possessive Pronouns Mine, Ours, Yours, His, Hers, Theirs Indefinite Pronouns Few, Many, Several, They, Any, Anybody, Anyone, Anything, Another, Everybody, Everyone, Everything, Nobody, Nothing, One, Other, Others, Somebody, Someone, Something, All, More, Most, Much, None Interrogative Pronouns Who, Whom, Whose, What, Which Relative Pronouns Who, Which, That, Whose, Whom Reflexive Pronouns myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves Emphatic Pronouns / Intensive Pronouns myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves Reciprocal Pronouns each other , one another. Demonstrative Pronouns this, that, these, those, one, ones, such Distributive Pronouns Each, either, neither, none Compound Relative Pronouns whoever, whoso, whosoever, whichever, whatever, whatsoever 28 Practice Test 20 – Pronouns 1) When he comes back from vacation, Bob and me plan to look for another apartment. A B C D 2) It was her whom everyone wanted to win. A B C D 3) He always helps my wife and I with our tax returns. A B C D 4) The experiment proved to my lab partner and I that prejudices about the results of an investigation are often unfounded. A B C D 5) We don’t understand why you object to him coming with us. A B C D 6) How did you twist the ankle? A B C D 7) None of the two trains is going to London. A B C D 8) None but the brave wins wars. A B C D 9) Pensions should be increased annually in line with earnings or prices, whichever are the higher. A B C D 10) I forbid someone to touch that clock. A B C D 11) The people which cheated at the examination had to leave the room. A B C D 12) The twins are so alike I can’t tell which is who. A B C D 13) If anyone comes in before I get back, ask them to wait. A B C D 14) You don’t seem quite today. A B C D 15) I asked him who he was calling. A B C D 16) Be careful or you will hurt to you. A B C D 17) Whoever says that a liar. A B C D 18) One has to ask what the purpose of the exercise is. A B C D 19) I think the same that you do about this. A B C D 20) Family members love to each other. A B C D 21) Let’s meet each to the other after. A B C D 29 22) A child can usually feed self by the age of six. A B C D 23) Their house is very similar to ours, but our’s is bigger. A B C D 24) Several more people as usual came to the meeting. A B C D 25) Neither of my several friends speaks a foreign language. A B C D 26) You, I and he have been admired for the completion of the project. A B C D 27) Did you meet the girl whom was chosen Homecoming Queen? A B C D 28) ‘I am not going.’ ‘Nor I am!’ A B C D 29) We can wear each others’ clothes. A B C D 30) There is someone on line two which would like to speak with you. A B C D 31) They produced two reports, neither of them contained any useful suggestions. A B C D 32) Kiran jammed the finger while she was fixing her car. A B C D 33) I would appreciate you letting me know as soon as possible. A B C D 34) One’s promise should be fulfilled. A B C D 35) Of those who graduated with Betty and he, Ellen is the only one who has found a good job. A B C D 36) Do you really believe that she has blamed us for the accident, especially you and I? A B C D 37) Is it them at the door again? A B C D 38) A government which improves conditions for many is a blessing. A B C D 39) The centre offers activities like canoeing and sailing and as such. A B C D 40) Betty studied business, and after she graduated, her and her best friend opened a bookstore. A B C D 41) Just do the same as I. A B CD 42) Does Alice colour the hair? A B C D 43) We each has our own car. A B C D 30 44) Your claim ought to succeed, in that case the damages will be substantial. A B C D 45) The doctor insisted on she taking a leave of absence. A B C D 46) Among we men, it was he who always acted as the interpreter. A B C D 47) Let you and I promise not to quarrel about such unimportant matters anymore. A B C D 48) This is him speaking. A B C D 49) After Sandy talked into buying bikes, she and them never drove to college. A B C D 50) Who is the man which asked the question? A B C D 51) He was beside with rage when I told him what I had done. A B C D 52) There are several brands and they are not all same. A B C D 53) He didn’t know who he would take to the party. A B C D 54) I had to teach me to swim. A B C D 55) Not a building nor a tree was left stood. A B C D 56) It is considered cheating when students help each the other one at tests or quizzes. A B C D 57) The person which was recommended for the position did not fulfill the minimum requirements. A B C D 58) I know the candidate whom was elected. A B C D 59) Help you to whatever you like. A B C D 60) Jack and Sandra aren’t really dating one to the other any more. A B C D 61) The arms are so long that he can’t find shirts to fit him. A B C D 62) He is surprised by you having to pay for the accident. A B C D 63) The cake is from Jan and the flowers are from Larry and we. A B C D 64) Send it to whoever in charge of sales. A B C D 65) The bus leaves Ted and she at the corner. A B C D 31 66) Didn’t you know that it was us who played the joke? A B C D 67) Frank and us are going to join the same fraternity. A B C D 68) I would like one the same as you. A B C D 69) When they have enough money, Pat and her will probably go back to college. A B C D 70) I have to admit that it was me who wanted to go. A B C D 71) The results of the test surprised they because everyone scored much better than expected. A B C D 72) Just between you and I, this isn’t a very good price. A B C D 73) Whichever of you get here first will get the prize. A B C D 74) My father approves of me studying in the United States. A B C D 75) She broke the wrist in the accident. A B C D 76) The student which receives the highest score will be awarded a scholarship. A B C D 77) There is often disagreement as to whom is the better student, Bob or Ellen. A B C D 78) An oven that cleans its is very handy. A B C D 79) They will never find each another at this crowded airport. A B C D 80) My sister and I visit one another about once a week. A B C D 81) Some language learners can correct theirselves. A B C D 82) He was the only American who I saw at the conference. A B C D 83) This is the new typewriter who you ordered. A B C D 84) He hurt the arm. A B C D 85) He regretted them misunderstanding him. A B C D 86) I would be glad to take a message for hers. A B C D 87) They asked we, Jane and me, whether we were satisfied. A B C D 32 88) It is his whom the committee has named. A B C D 89) If the weather is good, Ellen and me will go to the beach. A B C D 90) Let we try to reach an agreement. A B C D 91) We can count on she helping us. A B C D 92) Those who work hard they never fail. A B C D 93) She is the secretary which works in the international office. A B C D 94) Everyone whom took the tour was impressed by the paintings. A B C D 95) Who of them is the eldest? A B C D 33 Count Nouns a) Names of persons, their relationships, and their occupations: One boy two boys One friend two friends One student two students b) Names of animals, plants, insects: One dog two dogs One flower two flowers One bee two bees c) Names of things with a definite, individual shape: One car two cars One house two houses One room two rooms d) Units of measurement: One inch One pound One degree two inches two pounds two degrees e) Units of classification in society: One family two families One country two countries One language two languages f) Containers of non-count solids, liquids, pastes, and gases: One bottle two bottles One jar two jars One tube two tubes g) A limited number of abstract concepts: One idea two ideas One invention two inventions One plan two plans 34 Non-Count Nouns a) Names of food staples that can be purchased in various forms: Bread Meat Butter b) Names of construction materials that can change shape, depending on what is made: Wood Iron Grass c) Names of liquids that can change shape, depending on the shape of the container: Oil Tea Milk d) Names of natural substances that can change shape, depending on natural laws: Steam water ice Smoke ashes oxygen e) Names of substances with small parts: Rice Sand Sugar f) Names of groups of things that have different sizes and shapes: Clothing (a coat, a shirt, a sock) Furniture (a table, a chair, a bed) Luggage (a suitcase, a trunk, a box) g) Names of languages: Arabic Spanish Japanese h) Names of abstract concepts, often with endings- ness, -ance, -ence, -ity: Beauty Ignorance Peace i) Most –ing forms: Learning Shopping Working 35 Count noun An agreement Specific meaning An occasion Non-count noun Agreement A bone A part of a skeleton Bone A business A company Business A cloth A piece of cloth Cloth A decision An occasion Decision An education An occasion Education A fire A glass An event A container Fire Glass A history An account History An honour Honour A language An occasion Or an award A specific variety A life A specific person’s Life A light A lamp Light A noise A specific sound Noise A pain A specific occasion Pain A paper A document or sheet Paper A pleasure A specific occasion Pleasure A silence A specific occasion Silence A space A stone A specific occasion A small rock Space Stone A success An achievement Success A thought An idea Thought A time An historical period or moment Time Language General meaning Abstract concept All agreement Construction material Abstract concept All business transactions Construction material Abstract concept All decisions Abstract concept All education Material Construction material Abstract concept All history Abstract concept All honour Abstract concept All languages Abstract concept All life The absence of darkness Abstract concept All sounds Abstract concept All pain Construction material Abstract concept All pleasure Abstract concept All silence The universe Construction material Abstract concept All success Abstract concept All thought Abstract concept All time 36 A war A specific war War A work An artistic creation Work The general act of war: all wars Employment Abstract concept All work Count and non-count nouns with similar meanings Count Noun Non-Count Noun A climate Weather A laugh Laughter A human being Humanity A job Work A machine Machinery A man Mankind A person People A snowflake Snow A sunbeam Sunlight A traffic jam traffic Non-count nouns that are count nouns in other languages Advice Anger Courage Damage Fun Homework Ignorance Information Leisure Luck Money Music Patience Permission Poetry Progress Singular and plural expression of non-count nouns A piece of advice Two pieces of advice A piece of bread two pieces of bread A piece of equipment two pieces of equipment A piece of furniture two pieces of furniture A piece of information two pieces of information A piece of jewellery two pieces of jewellery A piece of luggage two pieces of luggage A piece of mail two pieces of mail A piece of music two pieces of music A piece of news two pieces of news A piece of toast two pieces of toast A loaf/ slice of bread two loaves/ slices of bread An ear of corn two ears of corn A bar of soap two bars of soap A bolt of lightning two bolts of lightning A clap of thunder two claps of thunder A gust of wind two gusts of wind Equipment Knowledge News poverty 37 Nouns with the same singular and plural form: Deer, sheep, swine; fish, cod, pike, salmon, trout; aircraft, scenery, spacecraft, stationery, etc. Dozen, gross, head, hundred, hundredweight, pair, score, stone, thousand, yoke, etc. (when used after numerals). Examples: The hunter killed three deer. I bought two dozen eggs. Five score make a hundred. Its weight is five stone. He has four yoke of oxen. I have ten head of cattle. I bought three pair of shoes. Many fish are found in the river. Nouns with s form and used in the plural: Bellows, binoculars, pincers, pliers, scales, scissors, spectacles, tongs, etc. (instruments which form a kind of pair) Breeches, drawers, jeans, pants, pajamas, shorts, tights, trousers (certain articles of dress) Accounts, acoustics, alms, annals, arms, assets, barracks, chattels, clothes, compasses, congratulations, contents, customs, eaves, environs, funds, goods, glasses, headquarters, manners, means, nuptials, oats, obsequies, odds, outskirts, premises, proceeds, regards, remains, riches, savings, series, species, stairs, steps, surroundings, tactics, the Middle Ages, thanks, tidings, wages (except in certain phrases and when used attributively), works, etc. Examples: These scissors are dull. These glasses suit you. These trousers are tight for you. Gymnastics are becoming popular these days. Her spectacles are precious. Wages are paid on Fridays. Nouns with s form but used in the singular: Civics, economics, electronics, genetics, geophysics, linguistics, mathematics, optics, phonetics, physics, semantics, semiotics, statistics, stylistics, etc. (subjects) Ballistics, cybernetics, ethics, gallows, innings, news, orthodontics, orthopaedics, politics, shambles, thermodynamics, whereabouts, etc. Measles, mumps, rickets, etc. (diseases) Athletics, billiards, draughts, gymnastics, etc. (games) Examples: Mathematics is an interesting subject. Measles is a contagious disease. Ethics is a branch of philosophy. 38 Certain Collective / Non- count nouns but used in the singular: Alphabet, baggage, furniture, information, issue, machinery, music, offspring, poetry, scenery, stationery, vacation, etc. Examples: This information is not true. The alphabet of English is twenty six in number. Scenery of Kashmir is beautiful. We always enjoy summer vacation. Poetry attracts everyone. The offspring of that cow is these two calves. He has no issue. Nouns singular in form but used in the plural: Cattle, fruit, gentry, people, police, poultry, swine, vermin, etc. These vermin do much harm. These cattle are mine. The poultry belong to him. The police are looking into the matter. The people have returned home. Note: Peoples of the world have decided to bring peace in the world. (People from different nations) Quantifying Expressions: A number of + plural noun + plural verb A number of people have tried but they all have failed. A group of + plural noun + plural verb A group of us are going to take a jeep through the forests. A couple of + plural noun + plural verb A couple of my friends are going to open a joint account. A lot of + plural noun + plural verb A lot of social problems are caused by unemployment. The majority of + plural noun + plural verb The majority of people are poor. Half of his + plural noun + plural verb Half of his students don’t understand what he says. 39 Practice Test 21 - Nouns 1) We have twenty dollar left. A B C D 2) The happiness means different things to different people. A B C D 3) This species is found in coastal water around the Indian ocean. A B C D 4) Dr Bradley will receive special honour at the graduation. A B C D 5) California has a good weather. A B C D 6) He set his room with furniture made of a variety of different wood. A B C D 7) Vegetable oils is better for you than animal fats. A B C D 8) Do you have an information about it? A B C D 9) The economics of the project is very encouraging. A B C D 10) More and more travellers prefer bed and breakfast accommodation in private homes. A B C D 11) The car missed us by inch. A B C D 12) Her asset include shares in the company and a house in France. A B C D 13) The troops were ordered back to barrack. A B C D 14) A mail travels faster when the zip code is indicated on the envelope. A B C D 15) There are two kind of Coke now. A B C D 16) To working provides people with personal satisfaction as well as money. A B C D 17) Correcting of errors in a language class can be embarrassing. A B C D 18) That it is she has known him for a long time influenced her decision. A B C D 19) She has no clothe sense. A B C D 20) There is a limit of two carry-on luggages for each passenger. A B C D 21) Since I started jogging I have lost three and a half inch from my waistline. A B C D 22) Fishing in international water is dangerous. A B C D 40 23) We saw several kind of birds at the wildlife preserve. A B C D 24) The sneeze spreads germs. A B C D 25) Writing of letters is an art. A B C D 26) It is that we need to move is sure. A B C D 27) The custom has seized large quantities of smuggled liquor. A B C D 28) Counselors are available to give you an advice before you register for your classes. A B C D 29) A laughter is the best medicine. A B C D 30) The smell of freshly baked breads increased our appetite. A B C D 31) All that digging has given me appetite. A B C D 32) It was cheaper to live in a lodging than in a hotel. A B C D 33) John was full of inventions – always making up new dance steps and sequences. A B C D 34) She needs to find a work. A B C D 35) Toshi speaks the Japanese at home. A B C D 36) Why are you in such hurry? A B C D 37) The birds have made nests under the overhanging eave of his house. A B C D 38) I hope that I can lose about five pound before summer. A B C D 39) George had a good luck when he first came to State University. A B C D 40) When we were at holiday, we had cream teas every day. A B C D 41) We are late because we got stuck in a traffic. A B C D 42) My neighbour is always complaining about a noise. A B C D 43) Bread are expensive in the grocery store on the corner. A B C D 44) Several of the people in this class speak three or four language. A B C D 45) Both teams are on ice, waiting for the whistle. A B C D 41 46) Did democracy have its beginning in ancient Greece? A B C D 47) The conversation got into the murky water of jealousy and relationships. A B C D 48) Her remarks about me were embarrassingly close home. A B C D 49) Is English official language in our country? A B C D 50) People living in the immediate environ of a nuclear plant put their lives at risk. A B C D 51) Each furniture in this display is on sale for half price. A B C D 52) Shoplift is considered a serious crime. A B C D 53) Winning of prizes is not as important as playing well. A B C D 54) Is likely that the library is closed. A B C D 55) Several companies have their headquarter in New York. 56) She will win leaves little doubt. A B C D 57) Direct dialing of overseas numbers is now common. 58) The rest in the afternoon is a custom in many countries. A B C D 59) It is a bad manner to talk with your mouth full. A B C D 60) Are you looking for a special kinds of car? A B C D 61) She works as a sale and marketing director. AB C D 62) Wipe the surface with damp cloth. A B C D 63) I’d like a steak, a salad, and a corn’s ear with butter. A B C D 64) A news was released about the hostages. A B C D 65) A machinery in the factory needs to be fixed. A B C D 66) The total fee, which includes full board and a lodgings, is $1000. A B C D 67) We need glass for the juice. A B C D 68) Television is an effective mean of communication. A B C D 42 69) I like my tea with the milk. A B C D 70) The temperature has risen ten degree in two hours. A B C D 71) Did you get a permission to take the placement test? A B C D 72) They secured a victory in the face of overwhelming odd. A B C D 73) We are supposed to have a sunshine this weekend. A B C D 74) A war is as old as mankind. A B C D 75) If you open the door, airs will circulate better. A B C D 76) The teacher has ordered two book, but they aren’t in at the bookstore. A B C D 77) Be sure to wear correct footwears to prevent injuries to your feet. A B C D 78) They live on the outskirt of London. A B C D 79) The Engineering Department purchased a new equipment to simulate conditions in outer space. A B C D 80) Table cloths is used for covering tables, especially when you have a meal. A B C D 81) I only know how to run one type a computer program. A B C D 82) To exercising makes most people feel better. A B C D 83) Singing of Christmas carols is an old tradition. A B C D 84) That is not fair seems obvious. A B C D 85) Drinks, ice and popcorn are all on sale in foyer. A B C D 86) His reasoning is based on the premises that all people are equally capable of good and evil. A B C D 87) His deeds went down in the annal of British history. A B C D 88) A folk song is a popular music. A BC D 89) I ordered twelve bars of soaps. A B C D 90) Read quickly and well requires practice. A B C D 43 91) The acoustic of the new concert hall are excellent. A B C D 92) We serve hot and cold lunch. A B C D 93) Reading of technical material requires knowledge of technical terms. A B C D 94) The reading a foreign language is even more difficult. A B C D 95) Vitamin C prevents colds is well known. A B C D 96) Police officers in the UK do not usually carry arm. A B C D 97) A friendship is important. A B C D 98) Let’s use a paper to make the present. A B C D 99) Pakistan is one of the leading countries of the world where the rich give alm to the poor. A B C D 100) The shape of snowflake is unique. A B C D 101) She sold her car and bought a piano with the proceed. A B C D 102) Did you do your the homework? A B C D 103) I have paper due Monday. A B C D 104) Give your brother my regard when you see him. A B C D 105) Environmentalists say that the road will destroy the remain of the world’s first commercial railway. A B C D 106) There are many types of deers. A B C D 107) I bought two dozens eggs. A B C D 108) I have a few heads of cattle. A B C D 109) He bought expensive stationeries last week. A B C D 110) America has launched more spacecrafts in space than any other country. A B C D 111) Sometimes we find ourselves not fitting into the sceneries around us. A B C D 112) Buying new aircrafts for the defence of Pakistan may prove too costly. A B C D 44 113) The old man purchased two grosses of apples. A B C D 114) A herd of swines caused a lot of damage to the crops worth millions of dollars. A B C D 115) A bellow is used for making a fire burn better or producing sound in some types A B C D of musical instruments. 116) Can you guide me to the account department? A B C D 117) A pair of breech is very popular with the men while riding. A B C D 118) There was the waiting surgeon, green gowned nurses and all the alarming accoutrement of modern medicine. A B C D 119) Raw materials were carried to the work by boats. A B C D 120) He put all his saving into buying a house. A B C D 121) The children ran up and down the stair. A B C D 122) We need the step to get into the attic. A B C D 123) The buildings have been designed to blend into their surrounding. A B C D 124) The ship’s crews admired their captain tremendously. A B C D 125) They showered the winner with congratulation when she went back to her seat. A B C D 126) New of the military coup was announced on TV. A B C D 127) Mr Ali teaches economic at the university. A B C D 128) Salman left his belonging at the hotel. A B C D 129) I had blue sky and sunshine nearly every day I was there. A B C D 130) The manager told his staffs that he was dissatisfied with their work. A B C D 131) Please write to me at your earliest conveniences. A B C D 132) She washed the glasses and threw the coffee dreg in the drain. A B C D 133) He plans to make a film about pirates seeking adventure on the high sea. A B C D 134) His politics is extreme. A B C D 45 135) 136) 137) 138) 139) 140) 141) 142) 143) 144) 145) 146) 147) 148) 149) 150) 151) 152) 153) 154) 155) 156) 157) They set off firework in their back garden. A B C D We gave thank to Allah for all our blessings. A B C D The sky above London were ablaze with a spectacular firework display. A B C D She has her father’s good look. A B C D She was a famous model whose looks were her rich. A B C D He brought glad tiding. A B C D The economics of the project is very encouraging. A B C D Statistics shows that far more people ride a bicycle than can drive a car. A B C D Mr. Ahmed is an electronics engineer. A B C D The last Olympics were the hardest event of her athletic career. A B C D Mumps cause painful swellings in the neck especially of children. A B C D Ethic is the branch of philosophy that deals with moral principles. A B C D The public were waiting to see the hated hangman swing from his own gallow. A B C D The Chicago Cubs scored two runs in the first innings. A B C D The house was a shamble. A B C D Could you tell us the exact whereabout of this college? A B C D How many letters are there in the English alphabets? A B C D People of the world have decided to bring peace in the world. A B C D Most students get vacations jobs. A B C D I am the bearer of good tiding. A B C D We loaded our baggages in the car. A B C D The people belonging to a high social class are called gentry. A B C D Badgers give birth to up to five offsprings. A B C D 46 158) The children were playing in the sands. A B C D 159) Fruit juices contain natural sugar. A B C D 160) All the original furnitures and fittings will be reinstated. A B C D 161) That last goal was beauty! A B C D 162) A UN force has been sent to keep peace. A B C D 163) I just need some quiet and peacefulness. A B C D 164) The delegates were presented an introduction to the working of Congress. A B C D 165) They had agreement never to talk about work at home. A B C D 166) The government is planning to give more help to small business. A B C D 167) We need decision on this by next week. A B C D 168) This is not a job for someone who lacks decisions. A B C D 169) No one is denied education because he or she is poor in this country. A B C D 170) The gunmen opened a fire on the police. A B C D 171) Several youths had set a fire to the police car. A B C D 172) The books were all behind a glass. A B C D 173) There is history of heart disease in her family. A B C D 174) The BBC is currently ahead in the rating war. A B C D 175) They stood in silence as a mark of an honour to her. A B C D 176) They were shouting and using a foul language. A B C D 177) In spring the countryside bursts into a life. A B C D 178) For the first time since the start of her treatment, we can now see a light at the end of the tunnel. A B C D 179) The soft noise of rustling leaves mesmerized everybody. A B C D 47 180) 181) 182) 183) 184) 185) 186) 187) 188) 189) 190) 191) 192) 193) 194) 195) 196) 197) 198) 199) 200) 201) 202) He always takes a great pain with his lectures. A B C D She wrote her name on a slip of a paper. A B C D Immigration officials will ask to see your paper. A B C D Chocolate is one of life’s little pleasure. A B C D I need an absolute silence when I am working. A B C D Can we make a space for an extra chair? A B C D She was upset and needed a space. A B C D Most of the houses are built of a stone. A B C D Some children were throwing stone into the lake. A B C D He was determined to make success of the business. A B C D Success or failure of the project depends on how committed the managers are. A B C D Her silences was pregnant with criticism. A B C D I have given the matter a careful thought. A B C D My thought turned to home. A B C D It takes a time to make changes in the law. A B C D My watch keeps a perfect time. A B C D The government has declared a war on drug dealers. A B C D He started a work as a security guard. A B C D Taking care of a baby is a hard work. A B C D The works of art is judged on purely aesthetic grounds. A B C D We need to create climate in which business can prosper. A B C D Did you have a good weather on your trip? A B C D The first snows of winter attract tourists towards Himalayas. A B C D 48 203) 204) 205) 206) 207) 208) 209) 210) 211) 212) 213) 214) 215) 216) 217) 218) 219) 220) 221) 222) 223) 224) 225) She was admonished for a chewing gum in class. A B C D They will be given feedback to improve a performance. A B C D Will a software run on my machine? A B C D A woman is to bring a civil damage claim against the two men. A B C D It wasn’t serious – it was all done in a fun. A B C D The bank issued him a statement of all money paid into his account. A B C D She dared not trust to a luck that nobody would see her. A B C D He made up the words and a music for the song. A B C D There is poverty of colour in her works of art. A B C D Avoid using perfumed soap on sensitive skin. A B C D The room was crawling with vermins. A B C D Thousands of people jammed into People’s Square to watch a firework. A B C D He bought a pine cupboard with brass fitting. A B C D She wanted her ash to be scattered at sea. A B C D With its miles of golden sand, this resort is heaven on earth. A B C D She flicked ashes out of the window carelessly. A B C D How many sugar do you take in coffee? A B C D Use juice of the meat to make gravy. A B C D One of the beauty of living here is that it is so peaceful. A B C D The two sides failed to reach an agreement. A B C D It has been a pleasure to do a business with you. A B C D The moment of a decision has reached. A B C D The rock concert was amazing education for my parents! A B C D 49 226) There should be closer links between an education and industry. A B C D 227) Sam had lit fire to welcome us home. A B C D 228) The vegetables are grown under a glass. A B C D 229) A history shows that high approval ratings are no guarantee of re-election. A B C D 230) It was great honours to be invited here. A B C D 231) He went to the doctor with chest pain. A B C D 232) I found these documents among my father’s paper after his death. A B C D 233) She takes a personal pleasure in tormenting her students. A B C D 234) She fell into long, brooding silence. A B C D 235) I will clear space for your books. A B C D 236) Leave the space after the comma. A B C D 237) He weighs over 15 stones. A B C D 238) These words are carved on stone beside his grave. A B C D 239) The success didn’t come overnight - she struggled for years before making any money. A B C D 240) As a Hollywood actor, he has chalked up a number of box office success. A B C D 241) A good teacher encourages independence of thoughts. A B C D 242) A computer screen shows arrival and departure time. A B C D 243) America has become very good at fighting war efficiently and devastatingly. A B C D 244) We went to the chip shop and had the work: fish, chips, gherkins, mushy peas. A B C D 245) His work by far transcend anything that has gone before. A B C D 246) She goes out jogging in all weather. A B C D 247) The teacher will give you a feedback on the test. A B C D 248) People look forward to enjoying the fruit of their labours during retirement. A B C D 50 249) 250) 251) 252) 253) 254) 255) 256) 257) 258) 259) 260) 261) 262) 263) 264) 265) 266) 267) 268) 269) 270) 271) Employers are using immigrants as a cheap labour. A B C D I would like to make toast to the bride and groom. A B C D As the sun went down, we cast long shadow on the lawn. A B C D I can’t eat beans – they give me a wind. A B C D Corn is still green. A B C D He was struck by a lightning and killed. A B C D She could hear a thunder of hoofs approaching. A B C D A thunder boomed in the sky overhead. A B C D Give the handle another a couple of winds. A B C D Tail wind made the ride home very relaxing. A B C D Fans braved icy wind to watch the match. A B D David’s success brought imitators by score. A B C D The movie consisted of series of flashbacks. A B C D Students worked in pair on the project. A B C D She got a job in an industry. A B C D On global scales, 77% of energy is created from fossil fuels. A B C D Let’s sit in the shadow for a while. A B C D They raise a poultry on the farm. A B C D He died without issues (children). A B C D The comedian told an endless stream of mother-in-laws jokes. A B C D We walked down to the water edge. A B C D Do be careful, for goodness sake. A B C D What will happen next is anybody guess. A B C D 51 272) 273) 274) 275) Her face was in a deep shadow. A B C D She looked pale, with a deep shadow under her eyes. A B C D She goes to extraordinary length to keep her private life private. A B C D We stopped to admire the nature. A B C D 52 Practice Test 22 – Problems with Determiners ‘Both’ and ‘All’ take ‘the’ after them. 1) It is a big decision to choose an university. A B C D 2) Poetry of Carl Sandburg is being read at the student union on Friday. A B C D 3) The dormitories are noisy. A B C D 4) There is not reason to worry. A B C D 5) Some of the parking space at the back are empty. A B C D 6) Professor Stone keeps little chairs in his office because he doesn’t have room for many. A B C D 7) The letter was short because there wasn’t many news. A B C D 8) Give me little butter, please. A B C D 9) Only a little students are lazy. A B C D 10) You will just need a small number of clothing to go to college because the life-style is very informal. A B C D 11) Almost the states have a sales tax. A B C D 12) Most of teachers at State University care about their students’ progress. A B C D 13) There are a small amount of Chinese restaurants in the city. A B C D 14) Tom took only few pictures. A B C D 15) We have a little news about the plane crash. A B C D 16) Peter and Carol don’t have much children. A B C D 17) John has very little friends. A B C D 18) One of the major field of study that Kinza is considering is nursing. A B C D 19) None news is good news. A B C D 20) The convenience stores have high prices. A B C D 53 21) Poverty of people in the rural areas is not as valuable as that of people in the city. A B C D 22) Do you have an use for this empty box? A B C D 23) A historical novel is not really history. A B C D 24) Science of genetic engineering is not very old. A B C D 25) I like the music. AB C D 26) She rose from being nobody to become a superstar. A B C D 27) The man burst into a torrent of foul-mouthed racist abuses. A B C C 28) We have not a file under the name William. A B C D 29) One of my friends are in the hospital. A B C D 30) There is few time to waste. A B C D 31) How much years have you been living in Texas? A B C D 32) There are few tickets left for the concert. A B C D 33) We will need only a few food for the picnic. A B C D 34) We don’t have time for a large amount of interruptions. A B C D 35) My cousin told me that most of people who won the lottery got only a few dollars, not the grand prize. A B C D 36) You should save some of the moneys. A B C D 37) None of cheating will be tolerated. A B C D 38) The mathematics is easy for me. A B C D 39) History of this area is interesting. A B C D 40) Let’s just wait an year or two before we get married. A B C D 41) A few people in my apartment building are friendly. A B C D 42) He always has much problems with his teeth. A B C D 54 43) Only few people were at the reception. A B C D 44) The lab has a large number of equipment. A B C D 45) Most the dictionaries have information about pronunciation. A B C D 46) My brother used to help me a lot, but now he gives me few advice. A B C D 47) I will call you back in a hour. A B C D 48) Work of many people made the project a success. A B C D 49) Professor Collins is an expert in the microbiology. A B C D 50) Bill told me that he has none friends. A B C D 51) One of the best reason to eat vegetables is to add fiber to your diet. A B C D 52) He had to balance his account very carefully because he had few money. A B C D 53) I think that there is too many violence on TV. A B C D 54) She speaks a little French. A B C D 55) The advisor makes only few exceptions to the rules regarding prerequisites. A B C D 56) A small amount of families own most of the land here. A B C D 57) Is it true that most American watch TV every night? A B C D 58) The art of Middle Ages is on display. A B C D 59) Foreign student must have an I-20 form. A B C D 60) One of the trees are dead. A B C D 61) Little reference books may be checked out. A B C D 62) Before he came to the US, he had done few travelling. A B C D 63) There are much television programmes for children on Sunday. A B C D 64) We don’t have many information. A B C D 65) We have a few time. A B C D 55 66) They made a little mistakes. A B C D 67) Only few dollars have been budgeted for supplies. A B C D 68) A small amount of students from other countries attend State University. A B C D 69) A large number of rain is expected tomorrow. A B C D 70) We have only little homework for Monday. A B C D 71) Almost all trees in our yard are Oak. A B C D 72) Most art by Gorman are expensive. A B C D 73) The gold is costly. A B C D 74) Coal from New Castle is not cheap. A B C D 75) He takes the breakfast late. A B C D 76) His lunch he hosted last week was very delicious. A B C D 77) He suffers from the diabetes. A B C D 78) He plays the hockey and cricket. A B C D 79) The Christmas is celebrated on the 25th of December every year. A B C D 80) The king Faisal was shot dead by his nephew. A B C D 81) A man is a reasoning animal. A B C D 82) He was elected to the parliament. A B C D 83) She was at the home. A B C D 84) The Sicily is a famous tourist spot in Italy. A B C D 85) He is so diligent that he works all the day. A B C D 86) He went to the bed late at night. A B C D 87) The Eid-ul-Fitr is a religious festival of the Muslims. A B C D 88) The thief was put into the prison. A B C D 56 89) Ahmed’s father went to school to see the headmaster. A B C D 90) Zardari was elected the chairman of the PPP. A B C D 91) He goes there by the train. A B C D 92) The father has just arrived home. A B C D 93) The litigant goes to the court daily. A B C D 94) Faisalabad is Manchester of Pakistan. A B C D 95) Alps attract tourists all over the year. A B C D 96) Einstein is genius of the twentieth century. A B C D 97) Horizon is an imaginary line where the sky and the earth seem to meet. A B C D 98) Pass-over commemorates the escape of the Jews from Egypt. A B C D 99) The injured were taken to the hospital by the volunteers present nearby. A B C D 100) The nurse has been looking after the child these days. A B C D 101) She is on way home. AB C D 102) Christians go the church on Sundays. A B C D 103) The students who studied all the night showed good results. A B C D 104) The medical board declared the president fit for his office. A B C D 105) Straits of Gibraltar occupy an important place in the history of the Muslims. A B C D 106) Netherlands lies in the centre of Europe. A B C D 107) He is novelist of our time. A B C D 108) The Agha Khan University is one of the best universities of Pakistan. A B C D 109) The island is twenty degrees south of equator. A B C D 110) Telephone is a most useful invention. A BC D 111) He is paid by hour. A B C D 57 112) Mr. Malik, late Chairman, made a wonderful speech on his retirement day. A B C D 113) Poet in Wordsworth came out when he saw the daffodils. A B C D 114) ‘Ayyubi’ is a famous warship. A BC D 115) The equator is an imaginary line around the earth at an equal distance from North A B C D and the South Poles. 116) University of Health Sciences is a prestigious institution of Pakistan. A B C D 117) ‘Shalimar’ runs from Lahore to Karachi. A B C D 118) Khans are one of the most renowned families of the area. A B C D 119) Some of our teachers are very good at sciences, the humanities and the arts. A B C D 120) Einstein played piano in his leisure. A B C D 121) His name has remained only one most people know. A B C D 122) Gun Powder Plot is a secret plan by a group of Roman Catholics to blow up the A B C two Houses of Parliament and king James1 in 1605. D 123) The Pope Benedict is the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. A B C D 124) Everyone is considered equal in Islam: nobility, the public, the peasantry, A B C the masses. D 125) Renaissance is the period in Europe during the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. A B C D 126) Magna Carta is often referred to as the basis for modern English law. A B C D 127) Damascus is the oldest city on the earth. A B C D 128) In European history, the period from about 1000 AD to 1400 AD is called A B C Middle Ages. D 129) Armstrong is first man to land on the moon. A B C D 130) Crusades are the wars fought in Palestine by European Christian countries against A B C 58 the Muslims in the Middle Ages. D 131) The most famous date in English history is the events of 1066 known as A B Norman Conquest when the Normans defeated the English and took control of C D England. 132) 133) 134) 135) 136) 137) 138) 139) 140) 141) 142) 143) 144) 145) 146) 147) 148) 149) The planet Venus, when it shines in the east before the sun rises is called morning star. A B C D The mixture of gases that surrounds the earth is atmosphere. A B C D No one in the class knew who invented wheel. A B C D The army, the navy and air force are the part of a country‘s armed forces. A B C D Late Mr Jamali was liked for his mild nature. A B C D If you put the money back, no one will be any wiser. A B C D We are strongly of opinion that great caution should be exercised in this matter. A B C D All our children have had measles. A B C D She won her match despite suffering from heavy cold. A B C D We spent a weekend at the Lake Crystal. A B C D We should cross lake before nightfall. A B C D The team look set to win the Olympic gold. A B C He won three golds and bronze. A B C A When do the children finish the school? A B C D I will meet you outside school. A B C D Her husband spent three years in the prison. A B C D Toss pasta with the high sauce. A B C D He is man of the hour. A B C D 59 TABLE OF ADJECTIVES Adjective of Quality (Descriptive Adjective) circular, good, red, thin, light, wet, foolish, etc. Adjective of Quality [Present participles, interesting/ frightening/ interested/ 1st form + ing / Past participles, 3rd form] frightened Proper Adjective African/ Kenyan/ English/ Pakistani + noun Possessive Adjective my/ our/ your/ his/ her/ its/ their + noun Indefinite Numeral Adjective few, many, several, any, other, all, more, most, no, some, enough, certain, sundry + countable noun Definite Numeral Adjective one, two, three, four, five…..(Cardinals) + countable noun first, second, third, fourth, .... (Ordinals) + countable noun Adjective of Quantity Interrogative Adjective ‘?’ some, any, no, little, more, much, half, all, whole, sufficient, enough, etc. + uncountable noun Whose/ What/ Which + noun Exclamatory Adjective ‘!’ What + noun! Emphasizing Adjective very/ own + noun Demonstrative Adjective this/ that/ these/ those/ such + noun Distributive Adjective each/ every/ either/ neither + noun 60 Order of Adjectives Size, Age, Shape, Colour, Origin, Material, Purpose, Type Don’t use more / most before the following adjectives: Absolute, adequate, chief, complete, devoid, entire, extreme*, false, favourite, final, full, fundamental, ideal, impossible, incomparable, inevitable, infinite, irrevocable, main, manifest, matchless, meaningless, only, paramount, perfect, perpetual, possible, preferable, pregnant, primary, principal, singular, stationary, unanimous, unavoidable, unbroken, uniform, unique, universal, void, whole, worthless. Verbs of Senses. Look, smell, taste, feel, discern Hear is always used actively For example; You smell good today. You smell well for someone with a cold. (Actively using nose) Well / Good For physical well being, use well I feel well. You look well today. For emotional state, use good I feel good. He doesn’t feel good about having been cheated If both and all follow than / as , they take objective pronoun in the complement: He is as tall as all of us. That / which Use ‘that’, after All, anything, everything, little, much, none, nothing, only, same, something, superlatives. It is only donkeys that bray. That (restrictive clause) The book that is on the table is mine. Which (non restrictive clause) His best movie, which won many several awards, was about the life of Jinnah. That / who That with groups The team that worked on this project had won the many awards. Who with individuals My brother, who lives in France, is coming to Sialkot with us. 61 Practice Test 23 – Problems with other Adjectives 1) There aren’t enough car for all of us. A B C D 2) Her little car isn’t big enough as to seat more than two people comfortably. A B C D 3) He bought red Spanish riding leather boots last year. A B C D 4) A scramble over the rocks takes you to a most perfect of beaches. A B C D 5) One of my roommates studies engineering, another studies business, and the another A B C studies computer science. D 6) Some of these T-shirts are red, others are blue, and rest are white. A B C D 7) Flight 786 for Los Angeles is now ready for boarding at the concourse seven. A B C D 8) May I borrow some notebooks paper? A B C D 9) He is here, who is fortunate. A B C D 10) A three-minutes call anywhere in the United States costs less than a dollar when you A B C D dial it yourself. 11) His clothes smelled strong of fish. A B C D 12) He looked up angry at my friend. A B C D 13) We were surprising by the results of the test. A B C D 14) He is so slow as he never gets to class on time. A B C D 15) It was all which I had. A B C D 16) It was so interesting book that he couldn’t put it down. A B C D 17) The top shelf in the cupboard is so high for me to reach. A B C D 18) We went out to eat because we were too hungry. A B C D 19) We love to go to the country in the spring because the wildflowers smell so sweetly. A B C D 20) That excuse isn’t enough good. A B C D 62 21) The wisest man who ever lived made mistakes. A B C D 22) Without enough the sleep, you won’t be able to do well on the examination. A B C D 23) One problem is finding an apartment, another is furnishing it, and other is getting the utilities turned on. A B C D 24) Some of our friends are from the Middle East, the others are from the Far East, and A B C the rest are from Latin America. D 25) It was the most fundamental check to the power of British monarchy. A B C D 26) Can you hear me clear at the back? A B C D 27) Take anything which you like. A B C D 28) We left before the beginning of act third. A B C D 29) All business’ students must take the Graduate Management Admission Test. A B C D 30) They have a four-months-old baby. A B C D 31) This desk is disorganizing. A B C D 32) This suitcase is as heavy that I can hardly carry it. A B C D 33) The heat made him feel faintly. A B C D 34) She is such nice girl that everyone likes her. A B C D 35) Ralph is such a young to retire. A B C D 36) This dorm has too small rooms. A B C D 37) Although the medicine tastes badly, it seems to help my condition. A B C D 38) What an interested idea! A B C D 39) Despite tired, she looks happily today. A B C D 40) We arrived so late as Professor Baker had already called the roll. A B C D 41) The kitchen smelled sweet of herbs and fruit. A B C D 63 42) Man is the only animal who can talk. A B C D 43) We had so a small lunch that I am hungry already. A B C D 44) This brand is too expensive for buy. A B C D 45) New York is so big, and I am not used to it. A B C D 46) The meal tasted well. A B C D 47) Can you make change for a twenty-dollars bill? A B C D 48) I forgot their telephone’s number. A B C D 49) Your tickets are for gate the tenth, section B. A B C D 50) Some people finish a bachelor’s degree in four years and other in five years. A B C D 51) One of the three busiest vacation areas in the US is Disney World, one another is A B C New York City, and the other is Washington DC. D 52) The dinner he hosted last night smelled well. A B C D 53) He should be as strong enough to get out of bed in a few days. A B C D 54) Do we have hamburgers enough as for the party? A B C D 55) A two-doors car is cheaper than a four-door model. A B C D 56) There is a sale at the shoes store. A B C D 57) Look in volume second of the Modern Medical Dictionary. A B C D 58) Some of the home computer models on sale have 256K, other models have 640K, and the rest of models have 720K. A B C D 59) There are three major restaurant chains that specialize in fast-food hamburgers: one is MacDonald’s, another is Wendy’s, and the another one is Burger King. A B C D 60) From that moment on, she never felt really good again. A B C D 61) Billy isn’t enough old to enlist in the army. A B C D 62) It was not for nothing which he studied philosophy. A B C D 64 63) Virginia doesn’t have the enough information to make a decision. A B C D 64) Drug abuse is increasing at an alarmed rate. A B C D 65) He drives so fast as no one likes to ride with him. A B C D 66) That so many advances have been made in so short time is the most valid argument A B C for retaining the research unit. D 67) All the apples which fall are eaten by the animals. A B C D 68) He always plays his stereo so loud to enjoy. A B C D 69) Last month we had a too high electric bill. A B C D 70) The music sounds sweetly and soothing. A B C D 71) It was most extreme example of cruelty to animals I had ever seen. A B C D 72) I need to buy a lamp because I don’t have enough the light in my room. A B C D 73) She sounded more confidently than she felt. A B C D 74) His score on the exam was enough good to qualify him for a graduate program. A B C D 75) One English proficiency test is TOEFL and other is the Michigan Test of English A B C D Language Proficiency. 76) Some applicants want student visas, other applicants want resident visas, and A B C the others applicants want tourist visas. D 77) The New York-Washington train is arriving on track the fourth. A B C D 78) Put the mail on the hall’s table. A B C D 79) I have to write a one-thousand-words paper this weekend. A B C D 80) The petition has been signed by concerning citizens. A B C D 81) Preparing frozen foods is too easy that anyone can do it. A B C D 82) It is so nice weather that I would like to go to the beach. A B C D 65 83) It is too cold go swimming. A B C D 84) My mouth felt complete dry. A B C D 85) The ladder on that I was standing began to slip. A B C D 86) There is something about this place which frightens me. A B C D 87) Darlene says that the courts are so lenient. A B C D 88) When he complained that the food tasted badly, the waiter took it back to the kitchen A B C and brought him something else. D 89) It is enough warm to go swimming. A B C D 90) One movie starts at five, another movie starts at seven, and other movie starts at nine. A B C D 91) One bus leaves at two, other at six, and the other at ten. A B C D 92) Some houses are for rent, the other houses are sale, and the other houses are empty. A B C D 93) Some schools are universities, others are colleges, and rest are junior colleges. A B C D 94) I am outlining sixth chapter in my book. A B C D 95) The students are preparing chapter sixth in their notebook. A B C D 96) All of us are foreign language’s teachers. A B C D 97) Agriculture 420 is a five-hours class. A BC D 98) The audience is very thrilled by the concert. A B C D 99) She got up so late when she missed her bus. A B C D 100) Man is the only animal who can think positively about the progress of mankind. A B C D 101) It makes me feel well to know my work is appreciated. A B C D 102) It was so a hot day that we went out. A B C D 103) This tea is much hot to drink. A B C D 104) These are so long assignments that I can’t finish them. A B C D 66 105) 106) 107) 108) 109) 110) 111) 112) 113) 114) 115) 116) 117) 118) The music was very loud that we couldn’t talk. A B C D A sixty-years-old employee may retire. A B C D The concert is very thrilling the audience. A B C D The boy and his dog who had trespassed on the club premises were turned out. A B C D It was such nice a gift that everyone liked it. A B C D This is the best price which I can offer you. A B C D I felt badly about the mistake. A B C D This tea is too hot. A B C D What is there which I do not know? A B C D They provided food and shelter for poor. A B C D He is a real coward man when it comes to going to the dentist. A B C D If you are willing to launch a new scheme, this is a well worth considering idea. A B C D My family has lived in this area from immemorial time. A B C D This is so good news that I will call them. A B C D 67 Practice Test 24 – Problems with Comparatives 1) That car is almost the same like mine. A B C D 2) I would really like to have a stereo that is similar the one on display. A B C D 3) The weather feels as spring. A B C D 4) I want to buy a pair of shoes the same style like these I’m wearing. A B C D 5) Mary worked as hard than Bill did. A B C D 6) Although they are both weekly news magazines, Time and Newsweek are different A B C from in several ways. D 7) This building, more than any, proclaims the character of the town. A B C D 8) Sharon is different of other women I know. A B C D 9) The knot was fastened in such a way as it was impossible to undo. A B C D 10) This one is prettier, but it costs twice more than the other. A B C D 11) More one hundred people came to the meeting. A B C D 12) We expect as much as thirty people to come. A B C D 13) This room is more spacious as the other one. A B C D 14) She is more prettier than all of the girls in our class. A B C D 15) The lab is more far from the bus stop than the library. A B C D 16) The meeting should be chaired by the most senior person presently. A B C D 17) Modern music is considered more inferior to that of the past. A B C D 18) Professor Tony was pleased because our group approached the project more A B C scientifically the others. D 19) There is no such thing like a free lunch. A B C D 20) Our children go to the same school like theirs. A B C D 68 21) The more you study during the semester, the lesser you have to study the week before A B C D exams. 22) The food in my country is very different than that in the United States. A B C D 23) Her qualifications are better than any other candidate. A B C D 24) My briefcase is exactly the same that yours. A B C D 25) My roommate’s values and mine are similar to in spite of our being from different countries. A B C D 26) These suits are like. A B C D 27) This is not the same big as the rest of the apartment. A B C D 28) Miss Jones’ English is as clear than Dr Parker’s. A B C D 29) The watch in the window is a little different this one. A B C D 30) The other one is too much expensive. A B C D 31) Do you have anything a little different to these? A B C D 32) The rent at College Apartment is only half so much as you pay here. A B C D 33) We have lived in the United States for as less than seven years. A B C D 34) The widget is a link to the last news headlines. A B C D 35) Although not essential, some more prior knowledge of statistics is desirable. A B C D 36) She is still the same fun-loving person as I knew at college. A B C D 37) There are as many fifteen thousand students attending summer school. A B C D 38) The bill which we received was more higher than the estimate. A B C D 39) Ironically, the book she felt was her worst sold more copies than any of her other. A B C D 40) Of all the candidates, Alex is probably the less qualified. A B C D 41) The badest accident in the history of the city occurred last night on the North A B C D Freeway. 69 42) It would be most preferable to employ two people rather than one. A B C D 43) This train always leaves late than the time on the schedule. A B C D 44) The faster we finish, the soon we can leave. A B C D 45) The classes at my university are very different from State University. A B C D 46) Professor Williams’ class is more interesting than Professor Parker. A B C D 47) Is your book the same to mine? A B C D 48) Cliff’s glasses are similar like yours, but his cost a lot less. A B C D 49) Your recipe for chicken is like to a recipe that my mother has. A B C D 50) The gold chain that Edwin saw is same weight as yours. A B C D 51) Such advice that he was given has proved almost worthless. A B C D 52) He is as tall like his brother. A B C D 53) Long distance telephone rates for daytime hours are different than rates for nighttime hours. A B C D 54) The campus at State University different from that of City College. A B C D 55) Fakhar found a job that paid as much twice as he made working at the library. A B C D 56) The main library has more as one million volumes. A B C D 57) The children can see as much as twenty-five baby animals in the nursery at the zoo. A B C D 58) New York is the larger of all American cities. A B C D 59) These photographs are very good, but that one is the better. A B C D 60) She was wearing the same dress as I had on. A B C D 61) The students in Dr Neal’s class complained the most bitter about the grading system. A B C D 62) The less one earns, the lesser one must pay in income taxes. A B C D 63) The English that is spoken in Canada is similar to the United States. A B C D 64) The audience is much larger than last year’s concert. A B C D 70 65) Are this picture and the one on your desk same? A B C D 66) That joke is similar as a joke that I heard. A B C D 67) The damage was such as it would cost thousands to repair. A B C D 68) I want to buy some shoes same like the ones I have on. A B C D 69) Please cut my hair the same length like the style in this magazine. A B C D 70) The meat at the supermarket is as expensive that the meat at a butcher shop. A B C D 71) A nursery school is different a day care centre. A B C D 72) Jayne’s apartment is very differs from Bill’s even though they are in the same A B C D building. 73) The price was very reasonable; I would gladly have paid three times more than he asked. A B C D 74) Is it much too to ask for a little quiet? A B C D 75) A new shopping centre on the north side will have five hundred shops more than. A B C D 76) Many as ten planes have sat in line waiting to take off. A B C D 77) The books for my engineering course are expensiver the books for my other courses. A B C D 78) Although there are a number of interesting findings, a most significant results are in A B C the abstract. D 79) Please give me much sugar than you did last time. A B C D 80) The enemy won because of their more superior numbers. A B C D 81) I wish we could see each other more frequent. A B C D 82) The louder he shouted, less he convinced anyone. A B C D 83) Drugstores here are not like at home. A B C D 84) The rooms in the front are much noisier than the back. A B C D 85) The teacher gave Maria a failing grade on her composition because it was the same a A B C 71 composition he had already read. D 86) All of the other departments are similar this one. A B C D 87) Anthony and his brother don’t look like. A B C D 88) Is this thread the same colour the cloth? A B C D 89) College Station is as big Austin. 90) The packages that we offer are different than most tours. A B C D 91) Customs differ one region of the country to another. A B C D 92) We didn’t buy the car because they wanted as much twice as it was worth. A B C D 93) There are most than fifty students in the lab, but only two computers. A B C D 94) State University offers as much as two hundred major fields of study. A B C D 95) The climate here is more milder than that of New England. A B C D 96) In my opinion, the more beautiful place in Oregon is Mount Hood. A B C D 97) The composition is more good than your last one. A B C D 98) He drives more fast than she does. A B C D 99) The more you practise speaking, the well you will do it. A B C D 100) The time in New York City differs three hours from Los Angeles. A B C D 101) Such is the elegance of this typeface as it is still a favourite of designers. A B C D 102) The interest on savings accounts at City Bank are higher than Bank Plus. A B C D 72 KINDS OF PREPOSITIONS Simple Prepositions: At, by, for, from, in, of, off, on, out, through, till, to, up, with. Compound Prepositions: They are generally formed by prefixing a preposition to a noun, an adjective or an adverb. About, above, across, along, amidst, among, amongst, around, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, beyond, inside, outside, underneath, within, without. Phrase Prepositions: According to, along with, away from, because of, by dint of, by means of, by reason of, by virtue of, by way of, for the sake of, in accordance with, in addition to, in (on) behalf of, in case of, in comparison to, in consequence of, in course of, in favour of, in front of, in lieu of, in order to, in place of, in reference to, in regard to, in spite of, instead of, in the event of, on account of, owing to, with a view to, with an eye to, with reference to, with regard to Participial Prepositions: Barring (excepting, apart from), concerning (about), considering (taking into account), during, notwithstanding (in spite of), pending, regarding, respecting, touching (with regard to). Verbs without Preposition. Attack, discuss, enter, hate, lack, love, marry, order, reach, resemble. 73 PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE --- in, on, at In On At Country Street Number State Street Corner Province Coast County River City A ship A train A plane In A corner(of a room) A room A building A park A car A boat In general, in is used before large places; on is used before middle-sized places; and at is used before numbers in addresses. Finally, in is used again before very small places. PREPOSITIONS OF TIME – AT, IN, ON AT: IN: ON: for a PRECISE TIME. for MONTHS, YEARS, DECADES, CENTURIES AND LONG PERIODS for DAYS AND DATES AT At 2 o’ clock At 11 a.m. At noon At dinnertime At bedtime At sunrise/dawn/ break of the day/ At sunset/dusk/sundown At the moment At night At the weekend At Christmas / Easter At the same time ON IN On Sunday On Fridays On 6 July On 21st April 2020 On Christmas Day On independence Day In may In summer In the winter In 2025 In the 1990s In the next century On my birthday On New Year’s Eve On Monday morning On Thursday mornings On Tuesday afternoon(s) On Wednesday evening(s) In the Ice Age In the past / future In the morning In the mornings In the afternoon(s) In the evening(s) Note: Do not use at, in, on when we say last, next, every, this. I went to college last April. ( not in last April) He is coming back next Sunday. ( not on next Sunday) I go home every Eid. (not at every Eid) She will call you this morning. (not in this morning) 74 Practice Test 25 – Problems with Prepositions 1) The choice is between a vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream cone. A B C D 2) Cliff can live on Yellowstone National Park because he is a park ranger. A B C D 3) Did you see Sabeen in the party? A B C D 4) While he is gadding about in the world, she is at home looking after the children. A B C D 5) The museum is open daily for the year. A B C D 6) There were not many people in the meeting. A B C D 7) She quarreled with her brother on their father’s will. A B C D 8) We sat over the top deck of the bus. A B C D 9) I saw him on the baker’s. A B C D 10) She peeked at the audience from through the curtain. A B C D 11) We could see fish swimming just under the surface. A B C D 12) The child hobbled through the road. A B C D 13) He sat besides her all night. A B C D 14) Ahmed lives at College Street. A B C D 15) The train plies twice a day across Paris and Madrid. A B C D 16) There was a kite high up on the sky. A B C D 17) The old man leaned on a wall. A B C D 18) The car went skidding off the road in a ditch. A B C D 19) He lives on 35 Maharaja Street. A B C D 20) Thousands of protesters marched across the city. A B C D 21) There is honour between thieves. A B C D 22) Hardly had I put pen on paper, when the door bell rang. A B C D 75 23) The dog is lying at the floor. A B C D 24) Shove your suitcase below the table. A B C D 25) I suppose you won’t be coming to the party if you are on death’s door. A B C D 26) He walked till the end of the street. A B C D 27) She climbed on the stairs. A B C D 28) She killed two birds by one shot. A B C D 29) He started playing the piano in an early age. A B C D 30) He was stabbed off a lunatic with a dagger. A B C D 31) By the time I arrived at the scene, it was all over. A B C D 32) We love travelling on train. A B C D 33) He works at night and sleeps in the day. A B C D 34) Salman went there by my bike. A B C D 35) We travelled by Mr. Ali’s car. A B C D 36) They stayed talking until well at the night. A B C D 37) These people have been living for years in the shadow of fear. A B C D 38) I will go by the 8 30 bus. A B C D 39) I could smell alcohol in his breath. A B C D 40) Faisalabad is famous with its textiles. A B C D 41) The goat subsists in the coarsest of food. A B C D 42) I would rather take classes on the afternoon. A B C D 43) Beside Mariam, three couples are invited. A B C D 44) All of the group exception Barbara went to the lake. A B C D 45) Bob’s father wanted him to be an engineer instead a geologist. A B C D 76 46) By using coupons, you can get a discount on a lot of things, such groceries, toiletries, A B C D and household items. 47) Despite of the light rain, the baseball game was not cancelled. A B C D 48) Classes will be cancelled tomorrow because a national holiday. A B C D 49) Be careful not to get sunburned from stay out on the beach too long. A B C D 50) No one was allowed to enter into the room while the police were there. A B C D 51) Our junior employees are being groomed in more senior roles. A B C D 52) I had a whole pizza by myself. A B C D 53) I bought a trunk for to store my winter clothes. A B C D 54) A classic Rolls-Royce fetched $50000 in auction. A B C D 55) I discussed about my problem with my parents. A B C D 56) You can win by to practice. A B C D 57) I cut myself with a knife. A B C D 58) I will send the original to you in post. A B C D 59) Rick and his wife can usually solve their problems among them. A B C D 60) Is Domino’s Pizza at Tenth Street? A B C D 61) Gloria has a part-time job in the night. A B C D 62) Beside Domino’s, I don’t know of any pizza places that deliver. A B C D 63) He was knocked out with a single blow to the head. A B C D 64) You can put everything but for those silk blouses in the washer. A B C D 65) Could I have rice instead potatoes, please? A B C D 66) Taking care of pets as such dogs and cats can teach children lessons in responsibility. A B C D 67) The hotel was quickly consumed in fire. A B C D 77 68) She entered into a love affair which was to ruin her marriage. A B C D 69) Dick and Sarah are still planning to get married despite of their disagreement. A B C D 70) I heard about it from a friend of a friend. A B C D 71) She was absent because of her cold was worse. A B C D 72) They have put their house up on sale. A B C D 73) We felt sleepy all day for watching television so late last night. A B C D 74) The officer ordered to them to fire. A B C D 75) He came at me by a knife. A B C D 76) She has a CB radio in her car to emergencies. A B C D 77) Make a reservation for calling our 800 number. A B C D 78) Profits are divided between the stockholders of the corporation. A B C D 79) The apartments at the Hudson River are more expensive than the ones across the street. A B C D 80) The car missed us from inches. A B C D 81) The rainy season begins on July. A B C D 82) To lead a well balanced life, you need to have other interests besides study. A B C D 83) Everyone except to Larry wants sugar in the tea. A B C D 84) Pele’s problem is that he likes to go to movies stead of to class. A B C D 85) Magazines such Time, Newsweek, and US News and World Report provide the A B reader with a pictorial report of the week’s events. C D 86) Inspite the interruption, she was still able to finish her assignment before class. A B C D 87) He fought the illness through courage and determination. A B C D 88) The rumours were eagerly seized by the local press. A B C D 89) The engine suddenly seized upon. A B C D 78 90) John’s family is very happy because his being awarded a scholarship. A B C D 91) She worked in her customary earnestness. A B C D 92) Joe is going to get sick to study too much. A B C D 93) Each room has its own thermostat for to control the temperature. A B C D 94) He married with her for love, not for money. A B C D 95) Beverly lost weight for hiking. A B C D 96) The votes were evenly divided among the Democratic and Republican candidates. A B C D 97) I never feel completely at ease from him. A B C D 98) We are going to stay overnight on Chicago. A B C D 99) The graduation is in May 20. A B C D 100) Tickets are for sale from the booking office. A B C D 101) I stayed in London during a week. A B C D 102) Janice has lots of friends beside her roommate. A B C D 103) No one excepting Kathy knows very much about it. A B C D 104) I just did it from a laugh, but it got out of hand. A B C D 105) He suffered by headaches and loss of appetite. A B C D 106) We chose Terry instead from Gene as our representatives. A B C D 107) The old man died of fatigue. A B C D 108) He broke out in a cold sweat in fear. A B C D 109) The damage to company property was by negligence. A B C D 110) She was shivering in cold. A B C D 111) The ceremony lasted two hours and we had to stand through. A B C D 112) She lost her job when the factory closed, along hundreds of others. A B C D 79 113) Jobs at fast–food restaurants for such as McDonald’s or Burger King are often filled by students. A B C D 114) Despite of their quarrel, they are very good friends. A B C D 115) They laboured in years to clear their son’s name. A B C D 116) She didn’t buy it because of the price was too high. A B C D 117) If you go early, you will just get nervous to waiting. A B C D 118) Sam needs another CD player for copy videotapes. A B C D 119) He lacks in confidence. A B C D 120) Gloria made a lot of friends to working in the cafeteria. A B C D 121) The property was divided equally among his son and daughter. A B C D 122) Let’s take our vacation in the coast instead of in the mountains. A B C D 123) We came to the United States on 1987. A B C D 124) Beside taxi service, there isn’t any public transportation in town. A B C D 125) The mail comes at ten o’ clock every day not Sunday. A B C D 126) It is important to eat well at lunchtime in place buying snacks from vending machines. A B C D 127) A metal detector buzzes not only when firearms are located but also when smaller A B metal objects as keys and belt buckles are found. C D 128) Inspite the delay, they arrived on time. A B C D 129) The plant resembles with grass in appearance. A B C D 130) It was difficult to see the road clearly because the rain. A B C D 131) The car is really hot from to sit in the sun all day. A B C D 132) Why don’t you use the microscope in the lab for to examine the specimen? A B C D 133) Choose the correct answer for marking the letter that corresponds to it on the answer sheet. A B C D 80 134) 135) 136) 137) 138) 139) 140) 141) 142) 143) 144) 145) 146) 147) 148) 149) 150) 151) 152) 153) 154) 155) 156) The doctor has given me some medicine to take with my cough. A B C D She succeeded on dint of hard work. A B C D She is a large plump woman of long red hair. A B C D These documents are not accessible for the public. A B C D I needed to accommodate with the new schedule. A B C D My friend accommodated me in a loan. A B C D You have been absent six times according with our records. A B C D We acted in accordance to my parents’ wishes. A B C D I am well acquainted to her family. A B C D We have had to adapt quickly with the new system. A B C D Three of her novels have been adapted to television. A B C D He is addicted for computer games. A B C D She had developed a real affection to him. A B C D He is very affectionate for his children. A B C D Dark stripes alternate against pale ones. A B C D They are seeking alternatives for nuclear power. A B C D Ferns, mosses and fungi spread with means of spores. A B C D She is very ambitious of her four children. A B C D She never achieved her ambition for becoming a famous writer. A B C D Parents are naturally anxious about their children. A B C D He seemed anxious for the meeting. A B C D We were fully apprised with the situation. A B C D We will assist you with finding somewhere to live. A B C D 81 157) 158) 159) 160) 161) 162) 163) 164) 165) 166) 167) 168) 169) 170) 171) 172) 173) 174) 175) 176) 177) 178) 179) Two men are assisting the police for their enquiries. A B C D He no longer wished to be associated to the party’s policy on education. A B C D He was averse for any change. A B C D Do you believe on God? A B C D She seems bent over making life difficult for me. A B C D He openly boasted off his skill as a burglar. A B C D I call out that mean. A B C D He was barely capable in writing his own name. A B She has an enormous capacity to hard work. A B C D She did not catch at your meaning. A B C D She has only a slim chance in passing the exam. A B C D This closed up the proceedings once and for all. A B C D Chairs in rows are not as conducive for discussion as chairs arranged in a circle. A B C D She has every confidence for her students’ abilities. A B C D The team feels confident for winning. A B C D She got the job on virtue of her greater experience. A B C D Keep the dog confined to a suitable travelling cage. A B C D Let’s confine our attention on the problem of illegal drugs. A B C D The soldiers concerned were confined for barracks. A B C D He was a contemporary with Freud and may have known him. A B C D He was contemporary to the dramatist Congreve. A B C D Science cannot provide a cure to all the world’s problems. A B C D He was now completely cured with his illness. A B C D 82 180) 181) 182) 183) 184) 185) 186) 187) 188) 189) 190) 191) 192) 193) 194) 195) 196) 197) 198) 199) 200) 201) 202) Have you counted up the cost? A B C D I count upon your advice and cooperation. The company’s position with regard of overtime is made clear in their contracts. A B C D They still follow the custom with pinning money to the bride’s dress. A B C D He derived great pleasure in painting. A B C D Many of them are descendants to the original settlers. A B C D He claims to be descended of a Spanish prince. A B C D Hundreds of football fans descended from the city. A B C D The country was descending to chaos. A B C D The human desire of answers is very great. A B C D At that point France was desirous in prolonging the war. A B C D I despair with him; he can’t keep a job for more than six months. A A C D They seem destitute from ordinary human feelings. A B C D American English is significantly different with British English. A B C D I have to differ from you on that. A B C D His ideas differ little with those of his father. A B C D Anyone experiencing difficulty in radio should call us on the new helpline. A B C D He bought the warehouse with an eye on converting it into a hotel. A B C D I had difficulty with persuading the others to come. A B C D The compounder dispenses with medicine. A B C D Credit cards dispense in the need for cash altogether. A B C D A heart condition disqualified him of military service. A B C D A sentence can be divided up in meaningful segments. A BC D 83 203) 204) 205) 206) 207) 208) 209) 210) 211) 212) 213) 214) 215) 216) 217) 218) 219) 220) 221) 222) 223) 224) 225) The team’s success was largely due from her efforts. A B C D I am not exactly enamoured in the idea of spending a whole day with them. A B C D She is endowed by intelligence and wit. A B C D An area of forest equal in the size of Wales has been destroyed. A B C D He is to be blamed equally besides his brother. A B C D I had nothing on except of my socks. A B C D No one could possibly take exception with his comments. A B C D As a child he excelled with music and art. A B C D There is no excuse of such behaviour. A B C D She has a great fondness with animals. A B C D Over the years, I have grown quite fond in her. A B C D We work on Saturdays and have a day off with lieu during the week. A B C D She is a world expert over butterflies. A B C D It was fortunate with us that the guard was looking the other way. A B C D I was fortunate for having a good teacher. A B C D Their marriage was founded in love and mutual respect. A B C D He gained over his object by persuasion. A B C D She looked back and saw that the car was still gaining over her. A B C D His books have gained on popularity in recent years. A B C D They campaigned on behalf with asylum. A B C D They failed to grasp at the importance of his words. A B C D She grasped on his coat as he rushed past her. A B C D The high price is a major hindrance for potential buyers. A B C D 84 226) 227) 228) 229) . 230) 231) 232) 233) 234) 235) 236) 237) 238) 239) 240) 241) 242) 243) 244) 245) 246) 247) 248) An old injury was hindering him to play his best. A B C D There was more than a hint on sadness in his voice. A B C D The teacher’s book gives useful hints of how to develop reading skills. A B C D The problems are only hinted of in the report. A B C D I called early in the hope for catching her before she went to work. A B C D The election result is a humiliation of our party. A B C D She suffered the humiliation for being criticized in public. A B C D He was completely ignorant with the country’s political system. A B C D What exactly is the influence of television for children? A B C D Her parents no longer have any real influence upon her. A B C D Can you use your influence on the director to get me a part in the movie? A B C D I was so intent in my work that I didn’t notice the time. A B C D She felt fully justified for asking for her money back. A B C D She has the unfortunate knack for always saying the wrong thing. A B C D He is still labouring with an impression that he has written a great book. A B C D You will be liable to any damage caused. A B C D You are more liable for injury if you exercise infrequently. A B C D Is the coffee for your liking, sir? A B C D He had a liking to fast cars. A B C D She took an instant dislike of the house and the neighbourhood. A B C D Her husband developed a strong dislike on the dog. A B C D We were discussing the necessity for employing more staff. A B C D There had never been any necessity with her to go out to work. A B C D 85 249) 250) 251) 252) 253) 254) 255) 256) 257) 258) 259) 260) 261) 262) 263) 264) 265) 266) 267) 268) 269) 270) 271) I have often found him negligent of his work. A B C D She became neglectful in her appearance. A B C D He is very partial for ice cream. A B C D She has a partiality to exotic flowers. A B C D Why do you persist on blaming yourself for what happened? A B C D There is little prejudice for workers from other EU states. A B C D Such developments will be prejudicial for the company’s future. A B C D I was not prepared to all the problems it caused. A B C D Security checks had been carried out preparatory for the President’s visit. A B C D He always prepares for his speech. A B C D Try not to abuse the privilege for being allowed more freedom. A B C D Soviet citizens were prohibited for travelling abroad. A B C D A complaint was made pursuant with section 13 of the Act of 1987. A B C D They may need to borrow money in pursuance to their legal action. A B C D She is extremely well qualified of the job. A B C D He was disqualified of the competition for using drugs. A B C D They appealed to the protesters to refrain against violence. A B C D The failure of the company was a direct result for bad management. A B C D It is said that job losses have resulted in changes in production. A B C D He showed a lack of respect in her authority. A B C D He is respectful with him, without being servile. A B C D After dinner, he likes to retire in his study. A B C D She was forced to retire early to teaching because of ill health. A B C D 86 272) 273) 274) 275) 276) 277) 278) 279) 280) 281) 282) 283) 284) 285) 286) 287) 288) 289) 290) 291) 292) 293) 294) She was right on Tom having no money. A B C D Am I right about thinking we have met before? A B C D He had the satisfaction for seeing his book become a bestseller. A B C D The police searched for the house of the suspect. A B C D The court ordered the seizure upon his assets. A B C D I am sensible to the fact that mathematics is not a popular subject. A B C D His paralyzed arm is insensible of pain. A B C D They were not insensible to the risks. A B C D Pakistan is a noble, gorgeous land, teeming in natural wealth. A B C D He thought for giving up his job, but then common sense reasserted itself. A B C D She was tired about hearing about their trip to China. A B C D She needs to trust more on her own capabilities. A B C D He has a deep distrust in all modern technology. A B C D The project failed for want in financial banking. A B C D The present system is in want for a total review. A B C D This explanation is wanting for many respects. A B C D It is natural in every man to wish of distinction. A B C D He did it with gratitude. A B C D She could not sit on the exams. A B C D The letter is written with pencil. A B C D There was no money with him. A B C D Light emanates by the sun. A B C D Interest is charged with a flat rate of 11%. A B C D 87 295) 296) 297) 298) 299) 300) 301) 302) 303) 304) 305) 306) 307) 308) 309) 310) 311) 312) 313) 314) 315) 316) I will say it on his face. A BC D Cloth is sold off the yard. A B C D She stressed on a point. A B C D We reached at the station in time. A B C D This is a quotation in Milton. A B C D I went there with a view to help him. A B C D As you approach into the town, you will see the college on the left. A B C D His skill comes off practice. A B C D The lakes abound of fish. A B C D Politicians are ultimately accountable before the voters for their performance. A B C D I was angry on myself for making such a stupid mistake. A B C D He was beginning to get very annoyed at me about my carelessness. A B C D Parents are naturally anxious about their children about their future. A B C D There are plenty of graduates anxious on work. A B C D All sales clerks answer to the store manager about their sales. A B C D We apologize to the passengers about the late departure of this flight. A B C D She appealed unsuccessfully for her conviction for murder. A B C D You should apply in person in a job. A B C D By the time I arrived at the scene, it was all over. A B C D The children were begging of food from the café owner. A B C D Is the public willfully blind in what is going on? A B C D They were more concerned for how the other women had dressed than with what A B C D the speaker was saying. 88 317) 318) 319) 320) 321) 322) 323) 324) 325) 326) 327) 328) 329) 330) 331) 332) 333) 334) 335) 336) 337) 338) 339) The President did not seem in the least concerned with his safety. A B C D The report expressed concern at continuing high unemployment. A B C D How much do men share housework and the care about the children? A B C D She cares deeply for environmental issues. A B C D Drinking and driving is one of the most common causes in traffic accidents. A B C D The food was excellent – I had no cause of complaint. A B C D We are in competition for four other companies for the contract. A B C D They showed no consideration whatsoever with my feelings. A B C D Call me if you have any problems regard your work. A B C D He was presented a small sum in consideration for his services. A B C D Careful contrast off the two plans shows some important differences. A B C D Her hair was black, a stunning contrast against her pale complexion. A B C D Her actions contrasted sharply to her promises. A B C D He wanted to confer about his colleagues before reaching a decision. A B C D An honorary degree was conferred to him by Oxford University in 2009. A B C D He refused to conform for the local customs. A B C D The building does not conform by safety regulations. A B C D The beauty of the city consists of its magnificent buildings. A B C D Nurses often have to contend against violent or drunken patients. A B C D We can’t count for this warm weather lasting. A B C D The fact that she had apologized counted on nothing with him. A B C D She is used to dealing in all kinds of people in her job. A B C D She was delighted on the news of the wedding. A B C D 89 340) 341) 342) 343) 344) 345) 346) 347) 348) 349) 350) 351) 352) 353) 354) 355) 356) 357) 358) 359) 360) 361) 362) My car just died with me. A B C D I have to differ from you on that. A B C D There is considerable disagreement for the safety of the treatment. A B C D They were bitterly disappointed over the result of the game. A B C D I can only feel disgust on these criminals. A B C D She expressed her disgust for the programme by writing a letter of complaint. A B C D The gorillas dwell on the high rainforests of Rwanda. A B C D So you made a mistake, but there is no need to dwell along it. A B C D She tried desperately to engage him with conversation. A B C D I shook hands and exchanged a few words to the manager. A B C D You can exchange your currency with dollars in the hotel. A B C D It was her first experience by living alone. A B C D Are you familiar off the computer software they use? A B C D You seem to be on very familiar terms to your tutor. A B C D The terms of the agreement are favourable with both sides. A B C D The constitution guarantees freedom for the press. A B C D She was very glad about her warm coat in the biting wind. A B C D She would like to express her gratitude to everyone over their hard work. A B C D The couple are grieving at the loss of their daughter. A B C D He had hankered of fame all his life. A B C D They have given up hope for finding any more survivors. A B C D We are hoping of good weather on Friday. A B C D Nothing seemed to satisfy their hunger of truth. A B C D 90 363) 364) 365) 366) 367) 368) 369) 370) 371) 372) 373) 374) 375) 376) 377) 378) 379) 380) 381) 382) 383) 384) 385) She hungered in knowledge. A B C D Sarah was becoming increasingly impatient for lack of interest. A B C D She is getting impatient for the delays. A B C D He impressed to us the need for immediate action. A B C D He impressed her by his sincerity. A B C D They inflicted a huge defeat over the home team. A B C D A committee was appointed to inquire about the allegations. A B C D The actors inspired the kids from their enthusiasm. A B C D As a general, he inspired great loyalty with his troops. A B C D He was found guilty of interfering through witnesses. A B C D He has already intimated with us his intention to retire. A B C D The sound of the telephone intruded in his dreams. A B C D Parents should involve themselves with their child’s education. A B C D I was so involved into my book I didn’t hear you knock. A B C D She walked slowly, leaning against her son’s arm. A B C D My leanings have always been to comedy rather than tragedy. A B C D The old lady is usually monkeying for in her little house. A B C D Today we mourn of all those who died in two world wars. A B C D I sat quietly, musing along the events of the day. A B C D It doesn’t seem necessary with us to meet. A B C D There had never been any necessity to her to go out to work. A B C D She had no more need for me. A B C D They opposed her nomination on the post of Deputy Director. A B C D 91 386) 387) 388) 389) 390) 391) 392) 393) 394) 395) 396) 397) 398) 399) 400) 401) 402) 403) 404) 405) 406) 407) 408) The station is a few minutes’ walk from here. A B C D Only her half time is occupied for politics. A B C D He has recently parted with his wife. A B C D She prayed to God with an end to her sufferings. A B C D They asked if I would preside in the committee meeting. A B C D She quarreled with her brother on their father’s will. A B C D I have no particular reason of doubting him. A B C D I tried to reason for him, but he wouldn’t listen. A B C D Reason it with for yourself. A B C D You deserve a reward of being so helpful. A B C D She started singing to the baby and was rewarded in a smile. A B C D She managed to calm him down and seek help with a neighbour. A B C D All cases concern children are dealt with in a special children’s court. A B C D They sought in vain after somewhere to shelter. A B C D This design is the most sought for. A B C D Many people were shocked on the obscene scenes in the film. A B C D His poetry was slow at achieving recognition. A B C D The programme is not suitable to children. A B C D They became suspicious against his behaviour and contacted the police. A B C D He has never really sympathized for the aims of Animal Rights activists. A B C D It is hard to find any sympathy with such an evil person. A B C D She has very expensive tastes of clothes. A B C D The fish tasted faintly for garlic. A B C D 92 409) The streets were teeming off tourists. A B C D 410) I can’t tell you now – I will have to think for it. A B C D 411) I am sick and tired about all the arguments. A B C D 412) The firm openly traded with arms. A B C D 413) Can you find a use to this old table? A B C D 414) Are you vexed on me? A B C D 415) ‘Help yourself,’ she said ‘I am too tired to wait for you.’ A B C D 416) I have been working for my assignment all day. A B C D 417) The people yearned of peace. A B C D 418) We did it in last week. ABC D 419) Wait for a minute. A BC D 420) Bar accidents, we should arrive on time. A B C D 421) He sat under the shade of a tree. A B C D 422) The cheque is of the United Bank. A B C D 423) The attested copy of the certificate is attached herewith. A B C D 424) It is half past eight in my watch. A B C D 425) She gave up smoking in the sake of her health. A B C D 426) In case to fire, ring the alarm bell. A B C D 427) The marsh is an area of great scientific interest by account of its wild flowers. A B C D 428) The new textbook is in course off preparation. A B C D 429) The company faces major challenges over the course in the next few years. A B C D 430) In addition with these arrangements, extra ambulances will be on duty until midnight. A B C D 431) I am all for favour of equal pay for equal work. A B C D 93 432) 433) 434) 435) 436) 437) 438) She bawled at him by front of everyone. A B C D She arrived early in order with get a good seat. A B C D You can use milk in place cream in this recipe. A B C D The company’s position from regard to overtime is made clear in their contracts. A B C D Sheila will inherit everything by the event of his death. A B C D Whatever he does, he does in an eye to the main chance. A B C D He is lacking of courage. A B C D 94 Practice Test 26 – Problems with Conjunctions A conjunction is a word used to connect words or groups of words. Example: Ali and Umer went to college but Usman stayed at home. Kinds of Conjunctions Coordinating Conjunctions: Conjunctions which join words or groups of equal importance are called coordinating conjunctions e.g. and, but, for, so, or, nor, only. He is intelligent but lazy. Correlative Conjunctions: Conjunctions which are used in pairs are called correlative conjunctions. They include: both….. and, either…..or, neither….nor, not only…… but also, whether …. or, though …. yet (rare in current English) Both Aslam and Amin are students in this school. Subordinating Conjunctions: Conjunctions which join one important element to another of lesser importance are called subordinating conjunctions e.g. after, although, as, because, before, if, since, than, that, though, till, unless, until, when, where, while. If you are hard working, you will succeed. Compound Conjunctions: In order that, on condition that, even if, so that, provided that, as though, inasmuch as, as well as, as soon as, as if. She sings as if she were Lata. 95 1) She speaks both English as well as Spanish at home. A B C D 2) Both Mary, Ellen and Jean are going on the tour. A B C D 3) The program provides only not theatrical classes but also practical training. A B C D 4) According to the coroner, she died not of injuries sustained in the accident, only of a heart attack. A B C D 5) Is your sister older else younger than you? A B C D 6) She doesn’t like them and neither does Tom. A B C D 7) I will call you after I will speak to them. A B C D 8) It looks like we are going to be late. A B C D 9) A lively discussion followed about if he should be allowed to join the club. A B C D 10) She claimed to be 18, where I know she is only 16. A B C D 11) We are going to the concert, and so do they. A B C D 12) Although small, yet the kitchen is well designed. A B C D 13) Sit there I can see you. A B C D 14) She hasn’t finished the assignment yet, and neither I have. A B C D 15) It remains to be seen whether if not this idea can be put into practice. A B C D 16) He borrowed the money so he could finish his education. A B C D 17) I will call you when I will return from my country. A B C D 18) I didn’t understand what did he say. A B C D 19) The street is full of traffic from morning to night. A B C D 20) It weighs a kilo, and just over two pounds. A B C D 21) We believed her – and surely she would not lie to us. A B C D 22) Leave the papers as they will be. A B C D 23) We thought that, since we are in the area, we would stop by and see them. A B C D 96 24) In order to training should be effective, it must be planned systematically. A B C D 25) We can leave ever when David is ready. A B C D 26) Just because I don’t complain, so people think I am satisfied. A B C D 27) Virginia opened and a savings account and a checking account. A B C D 28) My fiancée is both attractive and intelligent as well considerate. A B C D 29) The new models are not only less expensive but more efficient also. A B C D 30) The office that I was assigned was not large and cheerful but only small and dark. A B C D 31) He likes to travel, and so is she. A B C D 32) I don’t know the answer, and he didn’t neither. A B C D 33) Even everyone played well, we lost the game. A B C D 34) That is which you are wrong. A B C D 35) No sooner had I sat down when there was a loud knock on the door. A B C D 36) Larry took a bus from New York to California so he could see the country. A B C D 37) There were six to seven of us there. A B C D 38) If he deserves what has happened to him is open to debate. A B C D 39) Mariam plans to work in her family’s store when she will get her MBA. A B C D 40) Do you know how much do they cost? A B C D 41) Order any what you like. A B C D 42) The weather on Sunday will be both sunny, warmer also. A B C D 43) There are snacks both in the refrigerator and in the oven as well on the table. A B C D 44) We will decide on the team as and when we will qualify. A B C D 45) Let’s wait until the rain will stop. A B C D 46) Consider he has just only started, he knows quite a lot about it. A B C D 97 47) It will cost $100 and so. A B C D 48) Hardly had we arrived while the problems started. A B C D 49) The objective is not to identify the problem but also to solve it. A B C D 50) To judge your friends, you should not listen to what they say only observe what they do. A B C D 51) I hear you are taking bets on if she will marry him. A B C D 52) She could not decide if he was telling the truth or not. A B C D 53) I am worried about it, and also is he. A B C D 54) If Jane won’t go to the party, either will he. A B C D 55) Many men join fraternities so they will be assured of group support. A B C D 56) All concerned must work together in order for agreement can be reached on the issue. A B C D 57) We listened eagerly, and he brought news of our families. A B C D 58) It was the first time I had visitors since I had moved to London. A B C D 59) Have the house surveyed before you decide if to buy it. A B C D 60) He will probably buy some more computer software when he will get paid. A B C D 61) I wonder when is her birthday. A B C D 62) The representative will vote for whom the membership supports. A B C D 63) He must like her, otherwise he would not keep calling her. A B C D 64) It was still painful for I went to see a doctor. A B C D 65) We can use the bike both to ride to school also go to the grocery store. A B C D 66) To reach your goal, you must plan and work as well as dream. A B C D 67) Not only her parents but her brothers and sisters also live in Wisconsin. A B C D 68) Jill could make herself understood if she spoke not louder but only more slowly. A B C D 69) Mary wants to go home, and so want we. A B C D 98 70) She is not in agreement, and neither do I. A B C D 71) Don’t forget to register this week so you can vote in the election. A B C D 72) He will feel a lot better when he will stop smoking. A B C D 73) I have never known him to behave other then selfishly. A B C D 74) Could you please tell me where is the post office? A B C D 75) If we need more food depends on how many people turn up. A B C D 76) Feel free to present your projects ever how you wish. A B C D 77) The party will celebrate both our finishing the term as well your getting a new job. A B C D 78) We will keep in touch by both writing both calling as well as visiting each other. A B C D 79) To complete his physical education credits, John took not only swimming also golf. A B C D 80) It is not the money only the principle that makes me angry. A B C D 81) She took pictures, and I did so. A B C D 82) Several years after they had split up, they meet again by chance in Paris. A B C D 83) He won’t be here today, and either his sister will. A B C D 84) Do it before you will forget. A B C D 85) I like her, even she can be annoying at times. A B C D 86) The programme has been so organized if none of the talks overlap. A B C D 87) Such an act would not be kind even if it was just. A B C D 88) Provided you have the money with your account, you can withdraw up to $200 a day. A B C D 89) It sounds as though you have a good time. A B C D 90) He was a very unusual musician inasmuch that he was totally deaf. A B C D 91) She is a talented musician as well being a photographer. A B C D 92) Please send it as soon possible. A B C D 99 93) Lest anyone doubt my story, I have brought documents to attest to its truth. A B C D 94) He was all right; just he was fatigued. A B C D 95) Every student needs a social security number so he can get a university identification card made. A B C D 96) When Fareed will go to State University, he will be a teaching assistant. A B C D 97) Did they tell you what time does the movie start? A B C D 98) If and then we ever meet again, I hope he remembers what I did for him. A B C D 99) I can meet with you ever you have the time. A B C D 100) Do you remember what is her name? A B C D 101) What to speak of milk, even water could not be had there. A B C D 102) He agreed to lend us the car for condition that we returned it before the weekend. A B C D 103) Only if the red light comes on there is any danger to employees. A B C D 100 Practice Test 27 - Problems with Adverbs ADVERBS An adverb is a word that modifies or describes a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Examples: 1. Please sit here. 2. She is very happy. 3. He laughed very loudly. KINDS OF ADVERBS There are seven kinds of adverbs: 1. of time: ago, already, before, daily, formerly, late, lately, never, now, once, since, soon, still, then, today, yesterday, yet 2. of place: away, backward, by , down, everywhere, here, in, near, out, there, up, within, 3. of reason: hence, therefore, thus, so 4. of manner: bravely, clearly, happily, hard, fast, quickly, well 5. of degree : almost, even, fairly, fully, rather, quite, too, hardly, only, so, very 6. of frequency: again, always, frequently, never, occasionally, often, seldom, twice, 7. of affirmation and negation: surely, certainly, not When adverbs are used in asking questions they are called 1. interrogative: when? where? why? how? 2. relative: when (in / on which), where (in / at which), why (for which) They replace a preposition + the relative pronoun which. Adverbs are used to tell time (when?), place (where?), reason (why?), manner (how?), degree (how much? / to what extent?) and frequency (how often?) 1. They will leave soon. (Time) 2. He will wait here. (Place) 3. Therefore he was punished. (Reason) 4. The boys played well. (Manner) 5. They were quite satisfied. (Degree) 6. She is always late. (Frequency) 7. He certainly went. (Affirmation) 8. I do not know him. (Negation) 9. Why was he late? (Interrogative) 10. Finland, where he spends his holidays, has lots of lakes. (relative) 101 1. 2. 3. Adverbs are divided into three classes according to their use. Simple Adverbs (modify a verb, an adj., an adv.) (kinds 1 to 7) Interrogative Adverbs (used to ask questions ) Relative Adverbs (refer back to a noun as their antecedent) Order of Adverbs : Manner Place Frequency Time Purpose Use the following adjectives in the phrase but not as an adverb: in a ……… manner / way Cowardly, friendly, lonely, lovely, lowly, manly, miserly, silly, ugly. Use of ‘VERY’ before words referring to mental states, feelings and reactions: Annoyed, bored, confused, disappointed, excited, frightened, isolated, puzzled, relaxed, shocked, surprised, thrilled, tired, worried. Use ‘MUCH’ before passive verbs and mistaken: ‘Amused’ takes ‘very’ as well as ‘much’ Inversion of Verbs Under/ in no circumstances, in no way, at no time. Adv of place: e.g. round the corner, on the doorstep, on the table. Seldom, rarely, never, little, hardly, scarcely, no sooner, only, only rarely, only once/ twice, not one, not only, not once, only if, no longer, neither, not until, “so + adj ……..that”. 102 1) After only six months in the United States, Jack understood everyone perfect. A B C D 2) I am very exhausted. AB C D 3) Helen types fastly and efficiently. A B C D 4) Only if a teacher has given permission a student is allowed to leave the room. A B C D 5) Let’s have lunch sometimes. A B C D 6) Never again they will stay in that hotel. A B C D 7) That once a student at State University, he is now an engineer for an American A B C D company. 8) When in Washington, DC, they saw the Capitol Building where Congress meets. A B C D 9) Under no circumstances you should lend Paul any money. A B C D 10) I would like to ask his opinion but it is not easy to talk to him friendly. A B C D 11) I was much pleased to get your letter. A B C D 12) We can not longer tolerate living with Terry. A B C D 13) Mary has been on a diet since three weeks. A B C D 14) He was beginning to get much annoyed with me about my carelessness. A B C D 15) I have an appointment on the five of June at three o’ clock. A B C D 16) I plan to move as soon as I will find another apartment. A B C D 17) Wholly, we are in agreement. A B C D 18) She grinned at him silly. A B C D 19) We do not have any more information presently. A B C D 20) Please do exact as your doctor says. A B C D 21) The plane is scheduled to arrive lately because of bad weather. A B C D 22) Your help was very appreciated. A B C D 103 23) You played very brilliantly. A B C D 24) His theories on economics are enough to make us feel much confused. A B C D 25) At present, the door opened again and three men stepped out. A B C D 26) It is cool now, but sometime it gets very warm here. A B C D 27) Only rarely an accident has occurred. A B C D 28) Once that a clerk in a grocery store, James is not a policeman. A B C D 29) I was very homesick when a student abroad. A B C D 30) Broad none longer works here. A B C D 31) She has been living here from April. A B C D 32) At no time I gave my consent to the plan. A B C D 33) She looked really in a lovely manner in the blue dress. A B C D 34) The very youngest children in the class showed well performance. A B C D 35) To judge from what he said, he was much disappointed. A B C D 36) Relations with neighbouring countries are under strain presently. A b C D 37) School starts on sixteen September this year. A B C D 38) Since taxi fare from the airport may run as high to twenty dollars, I suggest that you A B C take a limousine. D 39) The house and all of its contents was as a whole consumed by the fire. A B C D 40) Only if the red light comes on there is any danger to employees. A B C D 41) From the top of the Empire State Building, tourists are able to clearly see New York. A B C D 42) Although he tried as hardly as he could, he did not win the race. A B C D 43) The old soldier fought manly in his last battle. A B C D 44) He was much excited to be asked to play for Wales. A B C D 104 45) She barely sees her parents these days. A B C D 46) You are very mistaken about Jane. A B C D 47) He was very loved by everyone. A B C D 48) Underneath her cool exterior she was really much frightened. A B C D 49) Janet would like to travel sometimes, but right now she has to finish her degree. A B C D 50) Very seldom a movie can hold my attention like this one. A B C D 51) That once a citizen of Ireland, he is now applying for permanent residence in Canada. A B C D 52) She was very admired for her heroic deeds. A B C D 53) She will be here at present. A B C D 54) The defender tackled the attacker ugly and committed a foul. A B C D 55) Little I knew that this spelled the end of my career. A B C D 56) When still a teaching assistant, he was doing important research. A B C D 57) Since she talked with her advisor, she is not longer interested in majoring in political A B C D science. 58) We haven’t seen him since almost a year. A B C D 59) I felt much isolated in my new job. A B C D 60) Her birthday is second December. A B C D 61) The terrorists have chosen to play deadly with the civilian population. A B C D 62) She will call you back as soon as she will finish dinner. A B C D 63) No sooner we had sat down at the table than the phone rang. A B C D 64) The teams are not rated equally, but, wholly, they are evenly matched. A B C D 65) Broad speaking, curriculum includes all experiences which the student may have A B C within the environment of the school. D 105 66) When students register lately for classes, they must pay an additional fee. A B C D 67) Why don’t you call me sometimes? A B C D 68) Not one paper she has finished on time. A B C D 69) It was once Republicans, we usually vote for Democratic candidates now. A B C D 70) She spent miserly when she was separated from her family. A B C D 71) You look much puzzled about something. A B C D 72) According to the newspaper, he accepted bribes when a high official of the government. A B C D 73) The person you are trying to reach is no long at this telephone number. A B C D 74) We have known each other before 1974. A B C D 75) Please change my reservation to the ten of November. A B C D 76) The cost of one day in an average hospital can run as high to $250. A B C D 77) She was very furious. A B C D 78) The mob attacked a defenceless man cowardly. A B C D 79) We were much surprised to learn she had got married again. A B C D 80) No sooner had she said it when she burst into tears. A B C D 81) Wholly, Dan’s operation proved to be successful. A B C D 82) Passengers travel comfortable and safely in the new jumbo jets. A B C D 83) First class mail travels as fastly as airmail now. A B C D 84) Sometime car manufacturers must recall certain models because of defects in design. A B C D 85) Not once Steve and Henry have invited us to their house. A B C D 86) That once an avid soccer fan, he is now becoming more interested in American A B C D football. 87) While she on vacation, she bought gifts for her family. A B C D 106 88) Although they used to write each other every day, they are not longer exchanging letters. A B C D 89) At no time a government should be rudderless, without a leader. A B C D 90) ‘I am not hungry.’ ‘so am I.’ A B C D 91) They wanted very best quality. A B C D 92) He has studied English since five years. A B C D 93) Independence Day in the US is the four of July. A B C D 94) Your application will be considered as soon as your file will be complete. A B C D 95) As whole, people try to be helpful to tourists. A B C D 96) Never I have seen so much snow. A B C D 97) It was a quite small house. A B C D 98) Why did not you ask for help, rather trying to do it on your own? A B C D 99) I can’t hardly believe it. A B C D 100) There were almost 200 people at the meeting. A B C D 101) I will eat nearly anything. A B C D 102) The boat looked nearly like a toy. A B C D 103) She had a much relaxed manner. A B C D 104) Only when Maisie came to hold him and soothe his fears he felt safe. A B C D 105) No sooner she had said it than she burst into tears. A B C D 106) Round the corner the champions came. A B C D 107 Practice Test 28 – Problems with Point of View 1) He was among the few who want to continue working on the project. A B C D 2) I thought that he is coming today. A B C D 3) Between one thing and another, Charles does not finish typing his paper last night. A B C D 4) Just before he died, my friend who writes poetry published his first book. A B C D 5) A two-thirds majority are needed to amend the club’s rules. A B C D 6) It is an accepted custom for a man to open the door when he accompanied a woman. A B C D 7) Eighty per cent of the workforce are against the strike. A B C D 8) A research scientist at State University reported that he finds a blood test to diagnose cancer. A B C D 9) In 1960, according to statistics from the Bureau of Census, the population of the US is 179, 323, 175. A B C D 10) Professor Ahmed was so punctual that until the day he died, he arrives in class just as the bell rang. A B C D 11) 65% of children plays computer games. A B C D 12) She closed the door and hurries away to class. A B C D 13) When she told us that everything is ready, we went into the dining room and seated ourselves. A B C D 14) We do not receive mail yesterday because it was a holiday. A B C D 15) Before he died, the man who lives across the street used to help me with my English. A B C D 16) We receive several applications a day and with them had been copies of transcripts A B C D and degrees. 17) They asked him if he will help us. A B C D 18) Mary does not finish her homework in time to go with us to the football game A B 108 yesterday afternoon. C D 19) A short time before he died, the old man has written a will, leaving his entire estate to his brother. A B C D 20) Mr David tried to finish his research, but he found only part of the information which he needs. A B C D 21) Each one of the houses were slightly different. A B C D 22) Professor Baker told his class that the best way to understand the culture of another country is to live in that country. A B C D 23) Although there are only two hundred foreign students studying at State University in A B 1970, there are more than five hundred now. C D 24) Until the day she died, the lady who lives next door visited me every evening. A B C D Practice Test 29 – Problems with Agreement 1) His knowledge of languages and international relations aid him in his work. A B C D 2) The guest of honour, along with his wife and two sons, were seated at the first table. A B C D 3) The books, an English dictionary and a chemistry text, was on the shelf yesterday. A B C D 4) They each has their own email address. A B C D 5) There was ten people in line already when we arrived. A B C D 6) Everyone who majors in architecture and fine arts study History of Art 50. A B C D 7) A number of people has tried but they all have failed. A B C D 8) Twenty dollars are the price. A B C D 9) If you want to leave a message for Mr and Mrs. Carlson, I will be glad to take them. A B C D 10) Those of us who are over fifty years old should get their blood pressure checked A B C D regularly. 109 11) Each student should have their schedule signed by the department chairman. A B C D 12) A group of us is going to take a jeep through the forests. A B C D 13) At a large university, one will almost always be able to find a friend who speaks your language. A B C D 14) The faculties at the new research library, including an excellent microfilm file, is A B C among the best in the country. D 15) The ambassador, with his family and staff, invite you to a reception at the embassy on Tuesday afternoon at five o’ clock. A B C D 16) Three swimmers from our team, Paul, Ed, and Jim, is in competition for medals. A B C D 17) A couple of my friends is going to open a joint account. A B C D 18) There have been very little rain this summer. A B C D 19) Either of these buses go past the university. A B C D 20) Many people is coming to the graduation. 21) Ali is interested in mathematics and their applications. A B C D 22) The majority of people is poor. A B C D 23) Our neighbours know that when they go on vacation we will get its mail for them. A B C D 24) Everyone should put their examination on my desk before leaving. A B C D 25) If one knew the facts, you would not be so quick to criticize. A B C D 26) All trade between the two countries were suspended pending negotiation of a new agreement. A B C D 27) Half of his friends doesn’t understand what he says. A B C D 28) Mary, accompanied by her brother on the piano, were very well received at the talent show. A B C D 29) Several pets, two dogs and a cat, needs to be taken care of while we are gone. A B C D 30) Here are their house. A B C D 31) Anyone who wish to participate in the state lottery may do so by purchasing a ticket A B C 110 at a store which displays the official lottery seal. D 32) An audience usually do not applaud in a church. A B C D 33) It is easier to talk about a problem than it is to resolve them. A B C D 34) A mother who works outside of the home has to prepare for emergencies when she A B cannot be there to take care of your sick child. C D 35) Whoever called did not leave their name and number. A B C D 36) In order to graduate, one must present their thesis thirty days prior to the last day of classes. A B C D 37) The production of different kinds of artificial materials are essential to the A B C D conservation of our national resources. 38) Senator Ali, with his assistant and his press secretary, are scheduled to arrive in New York today. A B C D 39) State University, the largest of the state-sponsored schools, have more than 50,000 students on main campus. A B C D 40) There has been several objections to the new policy. A B C D 41) Neither Canada nor Mexico require that citizens of the Us have passports. A B C D 42) Four miles have been recorded on the odometer. A B C D 43) Although their visas will expire in February, they can have it extended for three months. A B C D 44) Wine tends to lose their flavour when it has not been properly sealed. A B C D 45) Every man and woman eighteen years of age or older is eligible to vote for the candidate of their choice. A B C D 46) Regardless of one’s personal beliefs, you have the responsibility to report the facts as impartially as possible. A B C D 47) Since the shipment of supplies for our experiments were delayed, we will have to reschedule our work. A B C D 48) Folk singer Neil Young, accompanied by the musical group Stray Gators, are appearing in concert at the Student Centre on Saturday night. A B C D 111 49) This recipe, an old family secret, are an especially important part of our holiday celebrations. A B C D 50) I think that there were a problem. A B C D 51) The first two problems are very difficult, but the rest is easy. A B C D 52) The staff are meeting in the conference room. A B C D 53) In spite of its small size, these cameras take very good pictures. A B C D 54) Optional equipment on a car can add several dollars to it’s resale value when you trade it in. A B C D 55) Each of the delegates at the International Conference for Women read a statement of policy from his country. A B C D 56) They each has their own problems. A B C D 57) The horse and carriage are at the door. A B C D 58) Honour and glory are his reward. A B C D 59) My friend and mentor have come. A B C D 60) Silver as well as cotton have fallen in price. A B C D 61) This is the only one of his poems that are worth reading. A B C D 62) Neither the chairman nor the directors is present. A B C D 63) Aamish is one of the employees who works long hours. A B C D 64) Either he or I are mistaken. A B C D 65) He is not to blame, nor is you. A B C D 66) Many a student do not know his own good deeds. A B C D 67) Every boy and every girl were given an award. A B C D 68) The wages of sin are death. A B C D 69) According to the present market rate twelve dozen costs one hundred rupees. A B C D 112 70) The Arabian Nights are still a great favourite. A B C D 71) The committee has appended a note to their report. A B C D 72) Three parts of the business are left for me to do. A B C D 73) I am not one of those who believe everything I hear. A B C D 74) There are, in addition, one further point to make. A B C D 75) What you need are to be admired. A B C D 76) Whether there is any link between the two events are unknown. A B C D 77) Flying kites are fun. A B C D 78) Only a small minority of students is interested in politics these days. A B C D 79) The majority of people interviewed prefers TV to radio. A B C D 80) The minority were in favour of banning smoking. A B C D 81) One third of the book seem irrelevant. A B C D 82) Much of the article are based on ground realities. A B C D 83) Half of the fruit were mine. A B C D 84) Fifty percent of the work are routine. A B C D 85) 90% of the land are cultivated. A B C D 86) 65% of children plays computer games. A B C D 87) An hour and a half are allowed for the exam. A B C D 88) One and a half hours is allowed for the test. A B C D 89) Two thirds of the region have been deforested in the past decade. A B C D 90) A two thirds majority are needed to amend the constitution. A B C D 91) Half of his students never performs well. A B C D 92) All my plants has died. A B C D 113 93) All wood tend to shrink. A B C D 94) All the mail have been answered. A B C D 95) There have been a great deal of publicity surrounding his disappearance. A B C D 96) There was a large number of candidates for the job. A B C D 97) The number of car accident deaths are continuing to decline. A B C D 98) Bread and butter are not easy to earn these days. A B C D 99) If one does not work hard, you cannot expect to succeed. A B C D 100) The pair is planning a trip to Pakistan together. A B C D 101) More than one field have been planted with oats. A B C D 102) More than one of the cottages is for sale. A B C D Practice Test 30 – Problems with Introductory Verbal Modifiers 1) After graduating from City College, Professor Jim’s studies were continued at State A B University, where he received his PhD in English. C D 2) To protect yourself from dangerous exposure to the sun’s rays, using a sun screen. A B C D 3) Returning to her room, several pieces of jewellery were missing. A B C D 4) Prepare for the TOEFL, study thirty minutes every day for several months. A B C D 5) Having been delayed by heavy traffic, it was not possible for her to arrive on time. A B C D 6) In order to take advantage of low air fares, to buy your tickets well in advance. A B C D 7) Accustomed to getting up early, the new schedule was not difficult for him to adjust to. A B C D 114 8) To taking action pictures, always use a high-speed film. A B C D 9) While finishing his speech, the audience was invited to ask questions. A B C D 10) The send letters and packages from the US overseas, use Express Mail or DHL A B C D Delivery. Practice Test 31 – Parallel Structure 1) Jane is young, enthusiastic, and she has talent. A B C D 2) She is not only famous in the US, but also abroad. A B C D 3) We learned to read the passages carefully and underlining the main ideas. A B C D 4) The exam tested both listening and to read. A B C D 5) He seemed detached, almost bored, but perfectly in a friendly way. A B C D 6) The duties of the new secretary are to answer the telephone, to type letters, and bookkeeping. A B C D 7) He is not only intelligent but also he is creative. A B C D 8) The patient’s symptoms were fever, dizziness, and his head hurt. A B C D 9) Flying is not only faster but also it is safer than travelling by car. A B C D 10) Professor Williams enjoys teaching and to write. A B C D 11) John registered for both Electrical Engineering 500 and to study Mathematics 390. A B C D 115 Practice Test 32 – Problems with Redundancy 1) The key officials who testified before the Senate committee responded A B C in a manner that was evasive. D 2) The new innovations at the World’s Fair were fascinating. A B C D 3) My teacher he said to listen to the news on the radio in order to practise listening A B C D comprehension. 4) Mr. Davis knows a great deal in terms of the condition of the situation. A B C D 5) The money that I have is sufficient enough for my needs. A B C D 6) Steve he has plans to go into business with his father. A B C D 7) It was a problem which was very difficult in character and very delicate in nature. A B C D 8) Bill asked the speaker to repeat again because he had not heard him the first time. A B C D 9) My sister she found a store that imported food from our country. A B C D 10) The disease was very serious in the nature of it. A B C D 11) The class advanced forward rapidly. A B C D 12) Hospitalization that covers room, meals, nursing, and additional hospital expenses A B C such as lab tests, X-rays, and medicine. D 13) Mary had always behaved in a responsible manner. A B C D 14) She returned back to her hometown after she had finished her degree. A B C D 15) Anne she wants to visit Washington, DC, before she goes home. A B C D 16) Lee learned English in a quick manner. A B C D 116 Practice Test 33 – Problems with Word Choice Use of certain phrases: Speak / tell the truth; Tell a lie: Say / Express the gratitude: Express / Give thanks Don’t use backside and frontside. At present means “now” and presently means “right after sometime”. Fall Fell Fallen (descend freely under the influence of gravity) Fell Felled Felled (Cause to fall as if by delivering a blow) A tree fell in the woods, but the logger felled a tree. 1) The cost of living has raised over 8 percent in the past year. A B C D 2) Her coat was laying on the chair. A B C D 3) Please sit the telephone on the table by the bed. A B C D 4) Jane said him that she would meet us here. A B C D 5) Although her doctor allowed her family to visit her, he wouldn’t leave anyone else go into her room. A B C D 6) She snapped her suitcase closed and stuck on a label. A B C D 7) He has decided to wear a beard and a moustache. A B C D 8) Stan had an accident while he was driving the car that his cousin had borrowed him. A B C D 9) I really don’t mind making the homework for this class. A B C D 10) Excepting for the Gulf Coast region, most of the nation will have very pleasant A B C weather tonight and tomorrow. D 11) The agreeing is not legal unless everyone signs his name. A B C D 12) The flag is risen at dawn by an honour guard. A B C D 117 13) How can I ever give my thanks to you for all you have done? A B C D 14) I have lain your notebook on the table by the door so that you won’t forget it. A B C D 15) Won’t you set down? A B C D 16) Margaret told that she would call before she came. A B C D 17) Spain invaded more in the second half and deserved a goal. A B C D 18) You can let your car in long-term parking until you come back. A B C D 19) Would you please borrow me your pen? A B C D 20) Did you do a mistake? A B C D 21) In recent years, educators have become more concerned of bilingualism. A B C D 22) Even young children begin to show able in mathematics. A B C D 23) Kay needs to rise her grades if she wants to get into graduate school. A B C D 24) It is hoped that he may have been kidnapped. A B C D 25) There is no refusing the fact that quicker action could have saved them. A B C D 26) He fell his opponent with a single blow. A B C D 27) Key West lays off the coast of Florida. A B C D 28) Their house sets on a hill overlooking a lake. A B C D 29) The door banged closed after her. A B C D 30) Randy says a lot of jokes and funny stories. A B C D 31) Professor Roger wouldn’t leave us use our dictionaries during the test. A B C D 32) Can I lend this dictionary for a few minutes while I check my composition? A B C D 33) Please make me a favour. A B C D 34) I would like to speak my gratitude to everyone for their hard work. A B C D 35) The improvement that had been feared for never came. A B C D 118 36) He always does what he pleases, without regard of the rules and regulations. A B C D 37) Arranging have been made for the funeral. A B C D 38) The landlord has risen the rent. A B C D 39) Why don’t you lay down for a while? A B C D 40) Let’s sit your suitcases out of the way. A B C D 41) I have said the truth. A B C D 42) Just let the paper in my mailbox. A B C D 43) We will need to begin at 7.00. A B C D 44) She lent my key to get into the apartment, and lost it. A B C D 45) Are they doing progress on the new road? A B C D 46) The bank opposite over the university isn’t open on Saturdays. A B C D 47) A free education is guaranteed to every citizen. A B C D 48) The smoke that is raising from that oil refinery is black. A B C D 49) He felled 20 metres onto the rocks below. A B C D 50) Linda always forgets where she lies her glasses. A B C D 51) The equipment set on the table last class period. A B C D 52) Karen’s father lends money to pay her fees every term. A B C D 53) The teacher says us how to do it. A B C D 54) A window slammed the lid closed. A B C D 55) We gave thanks to God for all our blessings. A B C D 56) Don’t worry, you have nothing to hope from us. A B C D 57) Terry has set there waiting for us for almost an hour. A B C D 58) Their mother leaves them stay up late every night. A B C D 119 59) Heavy rain rises the water level of the reservoir every spring. A B C D 60) The postman lay the mail on the table yesterday. A B C D 61) The girls told that they were hungry. A B C D 62) Just let your coats on the racks in the hall. A B C D 63) The bank borrows money to Karen’s father every term. A B C D 64) Thank you for borrowing me your umbrella. A B C D 65) The boss told that we were making progress. A B C D 66) It can’t be refused that we need to devote more resources to this problem. A B C D 67) He laid on the sofa to rest yesterday after work. A B C D 68) The water level raised when it rained last week. A B C D 69) The story begins on the island of Corfu. A B C D 70) Have you done any interesting discoveries while you were doing your research? A B C D 71) The students sit the lab equipment on the table every class. A B C D 72) It is interesting to compare the customs of other countries to those of the United States. A B C D 73) The develop of hybrids has increased yields. A B C D 74) It was a period of her life when she made some lifelong friends. A B C D 75) She never speaks a lie. A B CD 76) What had he feared to achieve? A B C D 77) She was fearing against hope that there had been some mistake. A B C D 78) The sun streamed through the partially shut windows. A B C D 79) She has been losing for three days now and the police are beginning to fear the worst. A B C D 80) Women and children are hoped to be among the victims. A B C D 81) Every Muslim should sport beard. A B C D 120 82) Troops attacked on August 9 that year. A B C D 83) A woman was invaded and robbed by a gang of youths. A B C D 84) The job offer was simply too good to deny. A B C D 85) The spokesman declined either to confirm or refuse the reports. A B C D 86) She failed to take admission to the university of her choice. A B C D 87) They tried to get into the club were denied admission. A B C D 88) Who do you think began the fire? A B C D 89) The government cannot afford to be different to public opinion. A B C D 90) I was merely an uninterested spectator in the whole affair. A B C D 91) This movie may upset a sensible child. A B C D 92) Simon finds it hard to make friendship with other boys. A B C D 93) That’s a lie – I never told that. A B C D 94) Traditions were passed on by the olders of the tribe. A B C D 95) He is keen on making his friendship with the Maliks. A B C D 96) She let work to pick up the children at two o’ clock every day. A B C D 97) We did an agreement with each other. A B C D 98) They were obviously loathe to let her leave. A B C D 99) He quickly stuffed the money back into the envelop. A B D D 100) She looked at her jilted lover with indifference and loath. A B C D 101) His breath was uneven, and he could hardly speak. A B C D 121 Practice Test 34 – Problems with Sentence & Clauses + Punctuation 1) When you hear the secret knock; you will know that it is time to open the door. A B C D 2) A man may die, nations may rise and fall, and an idea lives on. A B C D 3) He is not sure that he should buy the new computer now or wait until he receives his A B C D next bonus. 4) “Let’s go,” he said, “to the top of the mountain”. A B C D 5) There was a cold nip in the air; the sky was full of stars: and the greenish –yellow A B lamps threw long gleams across the smooth, hard road. C D 6) The report, supported by two witnesses accounts, proves he did not commit the crime. A B C D 7) Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man, who hated, and A B C D this was an immutable law. 8) All the trapped miners began to lose hope, it had been twenty four hours since the tunnel collapsed. A B C D 9) Since astrology and fortune-telling are still practiced, they do not influence the lives A B C of as many people as they once did. 10) He responded in a loud voice: “Am I not capable of deciding for myself?” He responded in a loud voice “Am I not capable of deciding for myself?” He responded in a loud voice; “Am I not capable of deciding for myself?” He responded in a loud voice: “Am I not capable of deciding for myself”? 11) There are two r in “embarrassment”. There are two rs in “embarrassment”. There are two “r”s in “embarrassment.” There are two r’s in “embarrassment”. 12) Whatever do you want for dessert is fine with me. Whatever you are wanting for dessert is fine with me. Whatever you want for dessert is fine with me. Whether you want for dessert is fine with me. 122 13) If it is a genuine Michelangelo drawing; it will sell for millions. It being a genuine Michelangelo drawing; it will sell for millions. If it is a genuine Michelangelo drawing, it will sell for millions. It is a genuine Michelangelo drawing, it will sell for millions. 14) Despite of his illness, John continued to play rugby. Despite his illness, John continued to play rugby. Even though his illness, John continued to play rugby. Although his illness, John continued to play rugby. 15) Helen Keller became a role model for all people tried to overcome severe obstacles. Helen Keller had become a role model for all people who had tried to overcome severe obstacles. Helen Keller became a role model for all people trying to overcome severe obstacles. Helen Keller became a role model for all people who trying to overcome severe obstacles. 16) The weather forecast is calling for heavy rain, therefore, we had cancelled the picnic. The weather forecast is calling for a heavy rain, therefore, we cancelled the picnic. The weather forecast calling for heavy rain; therefore, we cancelled the picnic. The weather forecast is calling for heavy rain; therefore, we cancelled the picnic. 17) Whatever is in the box is a mystery. Whatever in the box is a mystery. Whatever there is in the box a mystery. Whatever is a mystery in the box. 18) Edgar Allen Poe, the father of the short story is buried in Baltimore. Edgar Allen Poe, the father of the short story, is buried in Baltimore. Edgar Allen Poe the father of the short story is buried in Baltimore! Edgar Allen Poe the father of the short story is buried in Baltimore. 19) I asked, “Did the professor say?, ‘These papers are due in one week’” I asked, “Did the professor say, ‘These papers are due in one week’?” I asked, “Did the professor say, ‘These papers are due in one week.’”? I asked, “Did the professor say ‘These papers are due in one week’?” 20) Horror films, especially gory ones can be very difficult to watch. Horror films, especially gory ones, can be very difficult to watch. Horror films especially gory ones, can be very difficult to watch. Horror films, especially gory ones can be very difficult to watch! 21) Man whom we could not identify asked directions. A man we could not identify who asked for directions. A man whom we could not identify asked for directions. A man who we could not identify had asked for directions. 123 22) She wondered what the world would be on September 11 3001. She wondered what the world would be like on September 11 3001! She wondered that what the world would be like on September 11, 3001. She wondered what the world would be like on September 11, 3001. 23) Children attend private schools are often accused of being slightly spoiled. Children attending private schools are often accused of being slightly spoiled. The children attend private schools are often being accused of being slightly spoiled. Children attending private schools are often accused to be slightly spoiled. 24) Whoever she is is not important. Whoever she is, is not important. Whoever she is not important. She is not being important whoever she is. 25) His room is very neat; while hers is very messy. His room is very neat although hers is very messy. His room is very neat but hers is very messy. His room is very neat, hers is very messy. 26) I unscrewed the old light bulb, then, I put a new one into the socket. Having unscrewed the old light bulb; I then put a new one into the socket. I unscrewed the old light bulb, then I put a new one into the socket. I unscrewed the old light bulb; then I put a new one into the socket. 27) Field trips are required, in several courses, such as, botany and geology. Field trips are required in several courses, such as, botany and geology. Field trips are required in several courses such as, botany and geology. Field trips are required in several courses, such as botany and geology. 28) Unless you don’t start early, you will miss the train. Unless you start early, you will miss the train. Unless you start early you will miss the train. If you will not start early, you will miss the train. 29) Would you mind telling me why you can’t come in to work? Would you mind telling me why can’t you come in to work? Would you mind to tell me why you can’t come in to work? Would you mind to tell me why can’t you come in to work?