English Grammar Quiz 28

English Grammar Quiz 28

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No of Questions-15

Q1 : Felix is mad __ ‘Queen’ and ‘Slipknot’.

Explanation : We should remember that some adjectives are used with specific prepositions after them: ‘mad about’ in the meaning of ‘being a fan of’.

Q2 : Scientists say that stars called supergiants have __ (a radius) many times larger than that of our planet.

Explanation : There are many nouns which have Greek or Latin origin. As a rule, we memorize their forms: A RADIUS – TWO RADII. ‘Radiuses’ also can be used.

Q3 : How ___ paper do we use in the office daily?

Explanation : ‘Much’ is used before uncountable nouns. ‘Many’ and ‘a few’ – before countable. ‘Some’ do not relate to the meaning of the sentence.

Q4 : If Drake ___ (to have) time he ___ (to study) better.

Explanation : When we speak about past unreal condition we use: If-clause (if + Past Perfect) – Main Clause (would have + past participle). In reality Drake didn’t have time to study better.

Q5 : Find the correct word formation chain (noun – adjective – verb): assassination

Explanation : We say ‘assassin – assassinated – assassinate’

Q6 : I’ve run 10 kilometres and feel ___ exhausted.

Explanation : Some words can make adjectives stronger. We call these words ‘intensifiers’. Some of them are: very, really, pretty, absolutely. Remember that with strong adjectives (with extreme meaning) like ‘exhausted’ we use certain intensifiers. For example: exceptionally, completely, absolutely, totally, utterly, quite.

Q7 : Darren was running as ___ as he could.

Explanation : It is correct to say ‘as fast as’. Remember that the word ‘fast’ do not change its form when we use it an adverb or adjective.

Q8 : The newspaper reported the party ___ (to win) the election.

Explanation : ‘Report’ requires the Gerund. In this case the Gerund is used as the object of the verb.

Q9 : Locals are asking the city authorities to build a fence __ the central park.

Explanation : We should remember that some nouns are used with specific prepositions after them: ‘a fence around smth’.

Q10 : __ my humble opinion, the plot of this book is overextended.

Explanation : It is correct to say ‘in somebody’s opinion’.

Q11 : The Mona Lisa __ (to paint) in 1503-1505.

Explanation : When we don’t know who carries out the action, or it is obvious or unimportant to us, we use the Passive voice. The Passive is formed: BE + Past Participle. In this sentence the action took place at a certain time in the past, so we use the Past Simple Passive.

Q12 : Pete has __ money by selling luxury cars.

Explanation : We say ‘to make money’.

Q13 : I’m not a person who can ___ (to tolerate) teenagers.

Explanation : Phrasal verb ‘to put up with’ means ‘to tolerate’.

Q14 : Choose two forms of the verb ‘to grind’ according to the order: Past Simple – Past Participle

Explanation : TO GRIND – GROUND – GROUND

Q15 : All the given plans opened for us a wide range of opportunities to release our potential. ____ they tell us about the competition and huge risks.

Explanation : When we want to add some extra information to the point we can use these linking words: furthermore, moreover, as well as, too, also, besides. Other given linking words do not relate to the meaning of the sentence.

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