Grammar Practice No2


01grammar-foto-webs21. Mr. Walker’s new ________ fitted so badly across the shoulders that he took it back to the shop to complain. 

(A) skirt
(B) shirt
(C) sheet
(D) strap2. I’ll go on holiday ________ I can. 
(A) as soon as
(B) as
(C) until
(D) how
3. Would you like ________ that for you? 
(A) me doing
(B) me to do
(C) me do
(D) that I do
4. They ________ our new transistor radio before.
(A) never see
(B) are never going to see
(C) have never seen
(D) didn’t see
5. She said she ________ to me, but she didn’t.
(A) would have written
(B) will have written
(C) would write
(D) will write
6. If it ________ so late we could have coffee.
(A) wasn’t
(B) isn’t
(C) weren’t
(D) not be
7. Frankly, I’d rather you ________ anything about it for the time being.
(A) do
(B) didn’t do
(C) don’t
(D) didn’t
8. I wish that the weather ________ not so warm. 
(A) was
(B) be
(C) were
(D) is
9. I walked away as calmly as I could ________ they thought I was the thief. 
(A) or else
(B) to avoid
(C) owing to
(D) in case
10. Although he has ________, his poor writing often clouds his thoughts. 
(A) a good penmanship
(B) excellent ideas
(C) good grammar
(D) good instructors
11. She’s gone already? And I am only ________ minutes late!
(A) few
(B) a few
(C) little
(D) a little
12. When he was questioned by the police, the thief didn’t ________ the truth.
(A) say
(B) reply
(C) answer
(D) tell
13. To get money for some purpose is to ________.
(A) raise it
(B) donate it
(C) promote it
(D) increase it
14. I ran quickly ________ late. 
(A) in order to be not
(B) in order not to be
(C) not in order to be
(D) in order to not be
15. I bought ________ yesterday. 
(A) a trouser
(B) a pair of trouses
(C) a trouses
(D) the trouser
16. – What does he do for a living? – He is ________ . 
(A) bus driver
(B) a bus driver
(C) bus’ driver
(D) a bus’s driver
17. ________ there in time, we must start now.
(A) Be
(B) Being
(C) To be
(D) Is
18. They have made a lot of progress ________ the country became independent.
(A) for
(B) since
(C) before
(D) until
19. The Boeing 747 is twice ________ the Boeing 707.
(A) bigger than
(B) as bigger as
(C) as big as
(D) more bigger than
20. They are hanging up their clothes to make them ________. 
(A) dry
(B) being dry
(C) drying
(D) dried

 

ANSWER KEY: 

1. Mr. Walker’s new ________ fitted so badly across the shoulders that he took it back to the shop to complain. 
2. I’ll go on holiday ________ I can. 
3. Would you like ________ that for you? 
4. They ________ our new transistor radio before. 
5. She said she ________ to me, but she didn’t. 
6. If it ________ so late we could have coffee. 
7. Frankly, I’d rather you ________ anything about it for the time being. 
8. I wish that the weather ________ not so warm. 
9. I walked away as calmly as I could ________ they thought I was the thief. 
10. Although he has ________, his poor writing often clouds his thoughts. 
11. She’s gone already? And I am only ________ minutes late! 
12. When he was questioned by the police, the thief didn’t ________ the truth. 
13. To get money for some purpose is to ________. 
14. I ran quickly ________ late. 
15. I bought ________ yesterday. 
16. – What does he do for a living? – He is ________ . 
17. ________ there in time, we must start now. 
18. They have made a lot of progress ________ the country became independent. 
19. The Boeing 747 is twice ________ the Boeing 707. 
20. They are hanging up their clothes to make them ________. 

CALCULATE YOUR MARK OUT OF 20 – HAPPY NEW YEAR !

 

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