Questions in English Grammar Quiz 39 – 15
Q1 : Choose the sentence with the right word order
Explanation : There is a certain word order in statements with the Past Continuous Tense: Subject – Auxiliary – Verb with -ing ending – Object. When we need to use many adjectives in one sentence, they should be placed in the following order: Opinion – Size – Age – Shape – Colour – Origin – Material. ‘Beautiful’ is an opinion adjective, ‘large’ is an adjective of size, ’round’ – an adjective that determines shape.
Q2 : Brianna is _ gifted artist. We should visit her personal exhibition.
Explanation : We use articles ‘a/an’ when we talk about jobs.
Q3 : This music group___(to become) more and more popular. It’s interesting to visit their show.
Explanation : In this sentence we are talking about developing situation. So, in this case we should use the Present Continuous Tense. This Tense is formed: Auxiliary (are/is/are) + Verb-ing.
Q4 : – I ____ (to wait) for your call for hours! – Sorry, I ___ (to watch) TV from 7 till 10 o’clock last night and simply ___ (to forget) to call you.
Explanation : 1, 2. We use the Past Continuous to show that some action was in progress at a certain time in the past – was watching TV from 7 till 10 o’clock. 3. We use the Past Simple for actions which were finished in the past – forgot
Q5 : By next October, Jill ____ (to receive) her drivers’s license.
Explanation : We use the Future Perfect to show that smth will happen before a certain time in the future.
Q6 : This behaviour is very peculiar __ Tim. He is a real rowdy.
Explanation : We should remember that some adjectives are used with specific prepositions after them: ‘peculiar to’.
Q7 : Bus is a very comfortable ____ of transport.
Explanation : There are some nouns which have the same form in the singular and in the plural: ONE MEANS – TWO MEANS
Q8 : It was hard but we have done __ of the work finally. Now we have less than a half.
Explanation : ‘Many’ is used before countable nouns. ‘Much’ and ‘a little’ – before uncountable. ‘A little’ doesn’t relate to the meaning. We use ‘any’ in interrogative and negative sentences.
Q9 : If Mike___ (to have) time he ___ (can earn) more teaching Polish in addition to his main work.
Explanation : When we speak about imaginary situations which differ from real facts in the present we use Conditional 2: If-clause (if + Past Simple) – Main Clause (would/could + present without ‘to’). The meaning of this sentence: in reality Mike doesn’t have enough time to earn additional money.
Q10 : Use a suffix to form a noun from a given word: refuge
Explanation : We say ‘refugee’
Q11 : This green sofa is ___(cozy) than the yellow one.
Explanation : When we compare two things or two people we use the comparative form of adjectives. We add [-er / -ier] to short adjectives.
Q12 : Oh, God! Do you see Mike? He looks ____ ridiculous in this yellow coat.
Explanation : ‘Utterly’ means ‘extremely, totally, completely’. Other answers are not possible according to the meaning of the sentence.
Q13 : Drew offered ___ (to have) a rest.
Explanation : ‘Offer’ requires the Gerund. In this case the Gerund is used as the object of the verb.
Q14 : In answer _ his letter of inquiry Bill was invited to an executive session.
Explanation : We should remember that some nouns are used with specific prepositions after them: ‘in answer to’.
Q15 : Mary is still in the hospital. But she is _ high spirits.
Explanation : It is correct to say ‘in high spirits’.
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