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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Inversion, Exercise 2

No sooner……..home …….the storm broke…..
a. I had reached / then / off
b. had I reached / than / up
c. I reached /when / out
d. had I reached /than / out

Little ….about the plot of that novel.
a) do I remember    
b) I remembered    
c) do I remind     
d) I remind

No sooner…their plan,…something terrible… .
a) had they achieved / than / occurred 
b) had they achieved / when / had occurred
c) have they achieved / scarcely / occurred 
d) have they achieved / than / has occurred

Only if you ____, ____ become an authority ___ medical research.
a) will practise/you will/in                      
b) practise/you will/in
c) have practised/you will/on                 
d) practise/will you/on

Only after_________ the pub_______ that his wallet ________.
a) leaving / did he realize / had been stolen       
b) living / did he realize / had been stolen 
c) leaving / did he realized / had been stolen
d) leaving / did he realize / has been stolen

Not only … being told what to do, but he also resents … things imposed by others.
a) does he hate / doing   
b) he hates / doing   
c) does he hate / to do    
d) he hates / to do

Only after a few minutes _______who they____.
a) I realised/had been     
b) did I manage/are    
c) did I realise/ were   
d) I managed

______ you, I_____ about the outcome of the project.
a) Had I been/ hadn't complained                 
b) Were I/ wouldn't complain
c) Instead of you/hadn't complain                 
d) If I am/ hadn't complained

Under no circumstances _____________ that event to him.
a) you must mention    b) you should mention 
c) might you mention   d) must you mention

In no way ___________________ question his honesty, although I think that he made some wrong decisions.
a) did I ever             b) I ever did          
c) had I ever            d) I had ever

Hardly _____________________ we were told that it would soon be time for lunch.
a) we had finished breakfast that          
b) had we finished breakfast that
c) had we finished breakfast when       
d) we had finished breakfast when

At no time before I accepted the job ___________________ that I would have to do so much travelling around the country.
a) did they told              b) I was told      
c) I had been told          d) was I told 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Error Correction, Exercise 1

Correct the mistakes:

1. She recommended me that I take a few days off from work.
2. I tried to explain him the problem, but he had difficulty understanding me.
3. I don’t know why you didn’t go. If I were you, I should have gone.
4. Kate claims that if she got an MBA after finishing her bachelor’s degree, she might have been considered for the position.
5. Kevin says he stopped to travel internationally because of his family.
6. We regret informing you that your application has been denied.
7. The interview was broadcasted live over the internet.
8. I’m so glad that he spoke in my behalf because I felt awful that I couldn’t make it to the event.
9. At first I studied engineering in college, but I ended getting a marketing degree.
10. It was a frustrating situation because we were uncapable of helping.
11. When the check came, I tried to pay but John told me to put away my wallet and insisted that he paid for dinner.
12. They had managed a few crisises in the past, so they were able to handle this situation fairly well.
13. If you would’ve told me, I would have given you my honest advice.
14. The four participants discussed it between themselves.
15. We thought we were going to expand this year, but we actually have less people now than we did two years ago.
16. She’s trying to concentrate herself on finishing her degree.
17. Unfortunately, the species has got extinct due to human activity.
18. I’m a little afraid to do this by my own.
19. He told me that he had never been in that restaurant before.

20. Never before I had seen something quite like that.