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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Advanced Grammar Test

ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE TEST

Choose the correct answer:

When did you last see Jane?
When have you last see Jane?
When have you last seen Jane?
When did you last saw Jane?

Find the prepositions following the verbs:
To feel sorry ---  
To be famous ---
To be crowded---
To be similar ---
To be jealous---
To be capable / incapable---
To emigrate---
To immigrate---    
To blame--- 
To borrow---     
To lend---
To concentrate--- 
To congratulate smb.---smth.
To be responsible--- 
To dream---  
To worry---
To be proud---
To be banned--- 
To prevent ----
To rely / count / depend---
To care---

I am almost certain that she went there:
a. She should have gone there.
b. She might have gone there.
c. She ought to have gone there.
d. She must have gone there.

They managed to pass the exam.
  1. They must have passed the exam.
  2. They can have passed the exam.
  3. They were able to pass the exam.
  4. They could have passed the exam.
I am certain that Mary is at home.
a. She should be at home.
b. She might be at home.
c. She must be at home.
d. She has to be at home.

He is not obliged to speak.
  1. He doesn`t have to speak.
  2. He mustn`t speak.
  3. He should not speak.
  4. He may not speak.
I think he fails if he doesn`t study hard.
a. He should fail.
b. He must fail.
c. He may fail.
d. He can fail.

He is likely to be punished.
  1. He must be punished.
  2. He ought to be punished.
  3. He might be punished.
  4. He should be punished.
It is important that everyone follows the rules.
It is important that everyone has followed the rules.
It is important that everyone follow the rules.
It is important that everyone might follow the rules.

My advice is that the company invests in new equipment.
My advice is that the company invested in new equipment.
My advice is that the company has invested in new equipment.
My advice is that the company invest in new equipment.

Lightning struck twice by our house last night and burnt the roof.
Lightning has struck twice by our house last night and burnt the roof.
Lightning have struck twice by our house last night and burnt the roof.
Lightning strucked twice by our house last night and burned the roof.

By the time we got to the airport, their plane will already have arrived.
By the time we get to the airport, their plane will already has arrived.
By the time we get to the airport, their plane will already have arrived.
By the time we had got to the airport, their plane will already have arrived.

John will reply to your letter as soon as he will find out the details.
John  reply to your letter as soon as he will find out the details.
John would reply to your letter as soon as he will find out the details.
John will reply to your letter as soon as he  finds out the details.

They suggested that measures-----------------as soon as possible.
  1. taken
  2. took
  3. be taken
  4. Take care,
Peter is the tallest of the two.
Peter is the tall of the two.
Peter is taller of the two.
Peter is the taller of the two.

Nowadays news travels fast.
Nowadays new travels fast.
Nowadays news travelled fast.
Nowadays news travelled fastly.

Mary objected of her being treated differently.
Mary objected over her being treated differently.
Mary objected to her being treated differently.
Mary objected at her being treated differently.

They had scarcely left the party than I regretted my words.
They had scarcely left the party that I regretted my words.
They had scarcely left the party what I regretted my words.
They had scarcely left the party when I regretted my words.

No sooner had I spoke to him that the guests arrived.
No sooner had I spoke to him when the guests arrived.
No sooner had I spoken to him than the guests arrived.
No sooner had I spoken to him that the guests arrived.

Nobody has been taught,…………….?
  1. haven`t they
  2. did they
  3. has he
  4. have they
I`d rather going out than staying in.
I`d rather go out than staying in.
I`d rather going out that stay in.
I`d rather go out than stay in.

I`d prefer going out than staying in.
I`d prefer going out that staying in.
I`d prefer to go out than stay in.
I`d prefer going out when staying in.

He mistook her with John`s sister.
He mistook her to John`s sister.
He mistook her by John`s sister.
He mistook her for John`s sister.

She prefers Maths to Romanian.
She prefers Maths than Romanian.
She prefers Maths then Romanian.
She prefers Maths for Romanian.

She was keen on old books.
She was keen to old books.
She was keen of old books.
She was keen with old books.

He showed me his collection of postcards which he has been collecting for years.
He showed me his collection of postcards which he had been collecting for years.
He shows me his collection of postcards which he had been collecting for years.
He had showed me his collection of postcards which he has been collecting for years.

A lot of people have arrived lately.
A lot of people arrived lately.
A lot of people had arrived lately.
A lot of people arrive lately.

Her attitude to animals surprised us.
Her attitude over animals surprised us.
Her attitude of animals surprised us.
Her attitude to animals have surprised us.

You needn`t go yet, need you?
You needn`t go yet, don`t  you?
You needn`t go yet, do you?
You needn`t go yet, did you?

Each of the project partners is responsible for writing a summary.
Each of the project partners are responsible for writing a summary.
Each of the project partners is responsible for writting a summary.
Each of the projects partners is responsible for writing a summary.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Confused Verbs Exercise


             Frequently - Confused Verbs

Identify whether the verb or compound verb is correctly used:
1. The leftover casserole has been setting in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks.

2. The cows were laying in the field even though it was raining.

3. Set that vase on the sideboard.

4. The beavers spent the afternoon lying new branches on the lodge.

5. John argues that setting in a rocking chair is a form of aerobic exercise.

6. The entire cub pack suddenly sitted down.

7. While they were lying the new linoleum, the boys listened to music.

8. The cat preferred to set on the dining room table.

9. After the clerk had laid the fabric on the table, Willa saw several small grease spots.

  10. While Charlene and Shasta were sitting the post in the concrete, they were harassed by clouds of black flies.

11. Mary laid down for a short nap before the exam.

12. We have set here four hours and still haven't caught a fish.

13. After lying the egg carton on the counter,Beverly began to search for the frying pan.

14. After she had sat the bags of groceries down, she was able to find her door keys.

15. Charlie and Kim lied in the sun all afternoon.

16. The youngest child usually sets in a special chair.

17. We spent the morning lying on the sofa watching cartoons instead of raking the leaves.

18. Bryson carefully sits the bamboo bridge on the counter.

19. The records were ruined because they had laid on top of the radiator all weekend.

20. Lie those boxes on the top shelf in the garage.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Do vs. Make


Do and Make are two verbs which frequently confuse students. 

Here we will learn about the difference between Do and Make and when to use each one.

DO is used as follows:

1. DO is used when talking about work, jobs or tasks. 
Note, they do not produce any physical object.

Have you done your homework?
I have guests visiting tonight so I should start doing the housework now.
I wouldn't like to do that job.

2. DO is used when we refer to activities in general without being specific. In these cases, we normally use words like thing, something, nothing, anything, everything etc.

Hurry up! I've got things to do!
Don't just stand there – do something!
Is there anything I can do to help you?

3. We sometimes use DO to replace a verb when the meaning is clear or obvious. This is more common in informal spoken English:

Do I need to do my hair? (do = brush or comb)
Have you done the dishes yet? (done = washed)
I'll do the kitchen if you do the lawns (do = clean, do = mow)

When do you use MAKE?

Make is for producing, constructing, creating or building something new.

It is also used to indicate the origin of a product or the materials that are used to make something.

His wedding ring is made of gold.
The house was made of adobe.
Wine is made from grapes.
The watches were made in Switzerland

We also use Make for producing an action or reaction:

Onions make your eyes water.
You make me happy.
It’s not my fault. My brother made me do it!

Use make after certain nouns about plans and decisions:

make the arrangements              make a choice

We use Make with nouns about speaking and certain sounds:

make a comment 
make a noise                  
make a speech

We use Make with Food, Drink and Meals:

make a cake             
make a cup of tea              
make dinner

Compare Do and Make

A: You have to make a cake for Simon.
B: I’ll do it later.

Notice how in the response the verb DO is used. This is because the meaning is clear and to avoid saying “I’ll make it later.” which could sound repetitive.

Common Expressions with Do and Make

The following expressions are set collocations (combinations of words that frequently appear together) that you need to learn:

Expressions with DO

The following words are normally used with Do:
  • a course
  • a crossword
  • a dance
  • a drawing
  • a favor / favour
  • a job
  • a painting
  • a project
  • a service
  • an assignment
  • anything
  • badly
  • business
  • chores
  • damage
  • everything
  • exercises
  • good
  • harm
  • laundry
  • nothing
  • research
  • right (the right thing)
  • something
  • the gardening
  • the housework
  • the ironing
  • the dishes
  • the rest
  • the shopping
  • the washing
  • well
  • work
  • wrong (the wrong thing)
  • your best
  • your hair
  • your homework
  • your job
  • your nails
  • your work

Expressions with MAKE

The following words are normally used with MAKE:
  • a bet
  • a cake
  • a call
  • a change
  • a choice
  • a comment
  • a complaint
  • a confession
  • a connection
  • a cup of coffee / tea
  • a date
  • a decision
  • a demand
  • a difference
  • a discovery
  • a face
  • a fool of yourself
  • a fortune
  • a friend
  • a fuss
  • a joke
  • a line
  • a list
  • a living
  • a loss
  • a mess
  • a mistake
  • a noise
  • a pass at someone
  • a plan
  • a point
  • a prediction
  • a profit
  • a promise
  • a reservation
  • a sandwich
  • a scene
  • a sound
  • a speech
  • a statement
  • a suggestion
  • advances
  • alterations
  • an appointment
  • an announcement
  • an attempt
  • an effort
  • an error
  • an escape
  • an exception
  • an excuse
  • an impression
  • an observation
  • an offer
  • amends
  • arrangements
  • breakfast
  • certain
  • clear
  • dinner
  • faces
  • famous
  • fun of someone
  • love
  • lunch
  • inquiries
  • peace
  • possible
  • progress
  • money
  • room
  • sales
  • sense
  • someone rich
  • someone smile
  • sure
  • trouble
  • war
  • your bed
  • your mind up
  • your way
 Exercise: choose do or make; pay attention to the verb tense forms !
  1. ----------------the shopping every Friday afternoon.
  2. Please, can you -------------------------a reservation for me?
  3. She doesn't ---------------------much money.
  4. Nobody helps my mother to --------------------- the housework.
  5. Will you -------------------------- me a favor? Help me carry this table.
  6. Let's ------------------------------the appointment for 10:00 in the morning.
  7. Try not to -------------------- any grammar mistakes in your writing.
  8. Oh, dear! There is so much laundry to ----------------------------- !
  9. She always ------------------- the dishes late at night.
  10. I'll ----------------------- spaghetti for dinner. Do you like it?
  11. Shescrambled eggs for breakfast.
  12. Pleasethe dishes after dinner.
  13. He is a carpenter. Hefurniture.
  14. Two plus three ..........five
  15. ----------- something!
  16.  .........up your mind.
  17. When I went back to the kitchen I saw the children had __________ a mess on the floor ...
  18. When I got outside the door I had to __________ my way through crowds of demonstrators to get to my car.
  19. The first thing he wanted me to __________ was to make up a good slogan for a publicity campaign.
  20. I went to my desk but as soon as I began to work I realized someone had __________ something childish and stuck my mouse to the table with chewing gum.
  21. I didn't want to __________ a mountain out of a molehill so I said nothing..
  22. I took the research to my boss but he __________ an excuse and didn't look at it.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Subjunctive, Exercise 1


1.  It is very important that all employees _______________ in their proper uniforms before 6:30 a.m.
are dressed
will be dressed
be dressed

2.  I wish my brother _________ here.
were
was

3.  The coach insisted that Fabio _______ the center position, even though he's much too short for that position..
plays
play

4.  Evelyn  suggested that the meeting _______________.
was cancelled
be cancelled

5.  If only Jim ______ a little more responsible in his choice of courses!
was
were

6.  If Mrs. Lincoln ________ ill that night, the Lincolns would not have gone to Ford Theater.
were
had been

7.  Her employees treated Mrs. Greenblat as though she _______ a queen.
was
were

8.  If his parents ____________ more careful in his upbringing, Holden Caulifield would have been quite different.
had been
were

9.  I wish I _________ better today.
feel
felt

10. She wishes you_________so much noise all the time.
wouldn`t make
hadn`t made

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Test 7


Choose the correct answer

1. You should ----- swimming.
a. start up           
b. get off             
c. take off     
d. take up

2. I'm fed up ----------- this exercise.
with doing              
to do         
to doing                
for doing

3. She has been ------- of murdering her husband.
charged          
accused                 
blamed       
arrested

4. You ----- the cleaning. I would have done it tonight.
didn`t need to do     
needn`t have done            
didn`t need to make    
shouldn`t have made

5. They have put speed bumps on the road to ----- accidents.
forbid            
prevent             
avoid       
prohibit

 6. We would never have had the accident if you ------ so fast.
wouldn't been driving        
hadn't been driving         
had driven                   
wouldn't drive

7. -------------------- the better team, we lost the match.
Despite of                  
Despite            
Despite being                 
Although

8. You ---- see a doctor.
should better            
would rather                
had better              
would prefer

9. The tree ----- by lightning.
was being strick          
was being struck        
was struck             
was stricken

10. Please do not read -----------. You're disturbing everyone else in the library. 
allowed                                
aloud                         
aloudly                    
allowedly

11. Small amounts of baby formula and breast milk are --------------- in the aircraft cabin if a baby or small child is traveling.
allowed                                
aloud                         
aloudly                    
allowedly

12. You ----------work  tomorrow. It`s Saturday.
must                  
don`t must              
don`t have to                
mustn`t

13. Active Voice:The farmer is growing vegetables.
      Choose the correct Passive Voice sentence below:


Vegetables are growing by  farmer                 
Vegetables are being grown by the farmer                
Vegetables are grown by the farmer               
Vegetables were being grown by the farmer