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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Prepositions, Exercise 5

Little free library in the street!
Put in the correct preposition.

1) My friend is good ___playing volleyball.

2) She protests ___discrimination.

3) She is afraid ___cats.

4) The family doesn't feel ___going outing this season. .

5) The company is looking forward ___giving bonus to its workers.

6) She dreams ___becoming a doctor.

7) She apologized ___her misbehavior.

8) Does she agree ___what you explained?

9) Parents often insist ___good manners.

10) Peter reminded me ___ my appointment with doctor

11) The child is allergic __insect stings.

12) The patrolling van chased the thieves ___the lanes.

13) The secret __success lies __hard work.

14) She said  that she had not smoked ___ages.


15) Mr. Seth lives __an apartment building in Hyderabad. 

Miscellaneous, Test 13

Choose the correct answer:
1. It is most expensive of / more expensive than I thought.
2. Chennai is the hotter of / hotter than Mumbai.
3. Susie is the prettier / the prettiest of the two sisters.
4. Mary is the best student / most good student in the class.
5. He is not as successful as / not like succesfull as his brother.
6. The car is running smoothly / more smoothliest since it had a service.
7. It was the most expensive / the more expensive dress I have ever worn.
8. It was ten times more difficult than / ten times most difficult then I expected.
9. I can walk three times further than you / three times farther than you.
10. He is twice as lively as / twice as lively his brother.
11. He explained it careful / carefully, but I was still none the wiser.
12. The more information that comes in, the more confused the picture is / the more confusing the picture is.
13. They knelt in front of the child who would / will one day rule their country.

14. How many people can / might get into a telephone booth?

15. I would / will not do this if I did not have to.

16. If you stopped talking, I could / used to get some work done.

17. Need I get / Need I to get a visa for Malaysia?

18. You had better / would better start saying thank-you.

19. Let’s go for a walk, shall we / will we?

20. You must not to / don’t need to work on Sundays.

21. She really ought to / would mend her ways.

22. She can / may speak six languages.

23. Life used to / uses to be more interesting when I was a child.

24. Granny could / used to always bring us nice gifts.

25. She said I could / could to  come as often as I liked.

26. I would have married / could have married her, if I had wanted to.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Academia de Politie *Alexandru Ioan Cuza*, Test 2017


1. __    had we arrived at the beach, when it ___pouring with rain.
a. Hardly / started                                  
b. No sooner / has started
c. The minute / started                           
d. As soon as / began

2. He explained __________ that unless he_________, he_________to go to prison.
a. to me / testified / would have       
b. me / didn`t testify / would have had
c. to me / would testify / had            
d. me / had testified / was

3. I have explained that she _________ the flute this time tomorrow.
a. was going to play                        b. will play
c. will be playing                            d. would be playing

4. Not until _____________ the trophy___________a speech in front of a large audience.
a. was she presented with / made          
b. she was presented / she has made
c. she was presented with / did she make     
d. she was offered / she made

5. Cand ti se va da acest telefon inteligent, sora ta iti va fi cumparat deja inca unul.
a. When you are given this smartphone, your sister will have already bought you another one.
b. When you will be given this smartphone, your sister will have already bought you another one.
c. When you are given this smartphone, your sister will have already buy you another one.
d. When are you given this smartphone, your sister will have already bought you another one.

6. She locked the door to avoid ______and slept like______.
a. being disturbed / a log                      
b. to be disturbed / a log
c. disturbing / a wood                           
d. to have been disturbed / a bear

7. A gold medal was shining on his chest. But for his parents` support, he ______ the first prize.
a. hadn`t won                             
b. wouldn`t have won
c. wouldn`t win                          
d. didn`t win

8. If I ________ a busy person, I ______them on that trip last weekend.
a. weren`t / would have joined            
b. hadn`t been / would join
c. wouldn`t be / would have joined     
d. weren`t / had joined

9. Unless you ________for help, you never______any support. That is the rule in our institution.
a. ask / get                           
b. will ask / get
c. don`t ask / will get          
d. ask / would get

10. We didn`t realize how serious the situation was.
a. Little did we realize how serious the situation was.
b. Little did we realize how serious was the situation.
c. Little we realized how serious the situation was.
d. Little had we realized how serious the situation had been.

11. __________you, I _____________everybody to do_______best to get over their differences.
a. Had I been / would have adviced / their
b. If I have been / would have advised / their
c. Had I been / would have adviced / its
d. Had I been / would have advised / their

12. A: `I will never __________this person again.`
      B: `_________.`
a. rely on / Neither will I.                       
b. rely in / Neither will I.
c. rely on / Neither won`t I.                    
d. rely on / Neither am I.

13. I need to learn lots of details about the Russian Revolution as we are having a test tomorrow! If only I _______ concentrate properly!
a. could                          
b. could have
c. can                             
d. am able to

14. He bought_____ for the trip lest he_______while hiking in the mountains.
a. some compasses / shouldn`t get lost        
b. a compass / should get lost
c. a compas / might get lost                  
d. some compasses / couldn`t get lost

15. I`d sooner he _______ . ________he done this, he wouldn`t____in prison now.
a. stayed with us / Would /  have been     
b. had stayed with us / Had / be
c. has stayed with us / Hadn`t / be           
d. didn`t leave / Have / have got

16. Bad news always _______me feel______.
a. make / miserable                    
b. makes / miserable
c. makes / miserably                  
d. make / miserably

17. I hardly know______in the neighbourhood who thinks _____ so of themselves!
a. anybody / highly               
b. nobody / highly
c. anybody / high                  
d. somebody / high

18. _______________, terrorism and globalization are two widespread____
a. In my standpoint / phenomenons    
b. From my standpoint / phenomenon
c. From my standpoint / phenomena   
d. By my standpoint / phenomena

19. You should avoid______so much on clothes. It has become typical ____you to spend money like_____.
a. to spend / for / nothing       
b. spending / of / water
c. spending / for / a tycoon     
d. to spend / of / thin air

20. __________the end of the week, we_______in Spain for a fortnight.
a. By / will have been       
b. Over / will have been
c. On / have been              
d. By / will be

21. What _______in ten _____time?
       I_______for this company for over a decade.
a. will you do / years / will be working
b. will you be doing / years / will have been working
c. will you have been doing / years / will have worked
d. will you be doing / years / will be working

22. It`s not worth________ to make yourself understood, they______ attention anyway.
a. trying / are not giving up        
b. to try / are not paying
c. try / are not paying                 
d. trying / are not paying

23. She clearly remembers ______the door before leaving the house and she can`t understand why______ open when she came back from work.
a. to lock / it was                
b. locking / was it
c. having locked / was it     
d. locking / it was

24. I can`t understand why she ______so stubborn today; _____she is more flexible,________?
a. is being / normaly /isn`t she       
b. is being / normally / isn`t she
c. is / normally / isn`t it        
d. has been / normaly / is she

25. If he________ in due time, which I _______, I _______let you know.
a. will arrive / strongly doubted / dare to
b. should arrive / doubt / will
c. might have arrived / would doubt / am bound to
d. happens to arrive / strong doubt / had better

26. Billy wants to buy the boat before his wife has_________.
a. a change of soul              
b. a shift in heart
c. a change of heart             
d. a swift of head

27. Three people have been arrested for _______possession of armaments in a police____.
a. ilegal / raid    
b. illegal / rail
c. illegal / raid   
d. unlegal / reid

28. There should be at least five extinguishers on _____. You _____ worry.
a. the premise / needn`t have to                    
b. the market / mustn`t
c. this building / ought to not                        
d. the premises / don`t need to

29. `I broke my leg while I was skiing`, she said.
a. She said she had broken her leg while skiing.
b. She said she had broke her leg while skiing.
c. She said she has broken her leg when she was skiing.
d. She said she had been breaking her leg when she was skiing.

30. A: `What did Peter suggest?`
      B: `He suggested ________ on a trip the next day`.
a. going
b. us to go
c. we to go
d. to going



Sunday, September 17, 2017

Error Correction, Exercise 3


Correct the sentences below:

1. John has been working on the pilot project since two years.

2. When he entered the classroom the lecture already was beginning.

3. Mary has returned back her book in the library.

4. If Peter works hard he would get a good mark in the exam.

5. They turn up with the flying colours if they practised well.

6. If he told them about the route they would not have missed their way.

7. She would not have sent the mail if you did not instruct her.

8. If I had painted the picture well it would cost a great deal.

9. If the Manager had received your project on time he would not fire you.

10.The boy, together with his teachers and friends, are going to the beach.

11. A group of people are rushing into the hall.

12. The team is divided in different perspectives on the issue.

13. Neither the party leader nor the party workers was able to calm the distressed people.

14. Data is being collected by the media.

15. She is a real good singer.

16. All Computer Science students should learn computer operating, typing, and how to programme computers.

17. The Lawyer has been warning his clients  last Sunday.

18. Everybody on the board have to come to the discussion sessions.

19. How could they threaten you and she for this issue?

21. He is addicted at cricket, badminton and playing basket ball.

22. Neither his followers nor he were welcomed by the society.

23. Some of you will have to get their own ID cards for inspection.

24. If anyone peeps into the room, capture their photographs.

25. It must have been him who has sent this mail.

26. One should respect your motherland.

27. It happen only rarely in life.

28. Children is watering flowers in the garden.

29. They purchased a new air conditioner next month.

31. It begin to rain as soon as we stepped out of the house.

32. The mother was pray for her  child.

33. Among the two sisters, Hanna is a better dancer

34. The officer has given orders to his soldiers yesterday.

35. The girl sat down besides the lake.

36. The two brothers are quarrelling with one another

37. He did all his work satisfactory.

38. They used to played cricket during their childhood.

39. Christa saw a lots of swans at the lake.


40. Is there some tea in the pot? 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Phrasal Verbs, Exercise 2


Choose the correct phrasal verb or / and preposition(s):

Now she …………….us as she got married…………….a manager.

a. looks above/to
b. look over/with
c. looks down on/to
d. looks up to/to

I hope this present has …….. the fact that I forgot your birthday.

a) set against           b) made up for    
c) settled up with     d) weighed up

You'll have to ____ if you want to get rid of that ache. Don't put ____ seeing your dentist. 

a) take out your tooth/up                 
b) get your tooth filled/off
c) take out your tooth/off                 
d) get your tooth filled/up

She does nothing but fret ____ her being overweight, yet she never tries to put an end ____ her craving ____ chocolate.

a) for/to/of       
b) at/at/in    
c) over/to/in                  
d) about/to/for

My sister's new laptop ____ quite often. The funny thing is that she always ____ by the people in the IT department.

a) breaks apart/has it upgraded            
b) crashes/had it seen to
c) breaks off/has it observed                
d) breaks down/has it checked

I fall ____ with my boss because he looks ____ me.

a) off/up to               
b) out /down on               
c) through/upon       
d) at / over

You have to comply ___ the rules in your department or you'll get ____.

a) with/sacked       b) on/fired             
c) in/retired            d) at/hired

You shouldn't frown ____ one trivial blunder! He was so engrossed ____ reading that he simply didn't ____ you.

a) over/with/observe     b) upon/in/notice     
c) with/in/greet              d) in/in/see

Last night there was a report about a mass ____ from a prison in Chicago during which five guards ____ dead as the prisoners were ____ their getaway.

a) break in/ have been shot/taking             
b) breakthrough/have shot/trying
c) breakout/were shot/making                   
d) break up/ were shooting/escaping

Mary's bad performance was put ____ her lack of practice.

a) off                           b) down to                        
c) up with                   d) on

The journalist was ____ that the actress would be there, so he could have been able to get an interview. Unfortunately, he ____ her bodyguard, who ____ out of nowhere.

a) called up/ didn't account for/came      
b) warned up/ hasn't thought about/turned up
c) spoken up/hadn't seen to/turned in     
d) tipped off/ hadn't allowed for/ cropped up

Mrs. Stewart can't go to work today because her child has gone ____ a mysterious illness. 
a) out with  b) down with  c) off to   d) in for