English Grammar Intermediate level – test 8

 

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present continuous passive; past perfect; reporting words; relative pronouns; wish

 

English Grammar - Intermediate 8

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Question 1
The suspected murderer  .............. by police at this very moment.
A
is being questioned
B
is questioned
C
is questioning
D
questioning
Question 1 Explanation: 
as it's happening at the moment is must be present continuous and it has to be passive. Alternatively, "The police are questioning the man at the moment"
Question 2
........................ Linda hasn't  worked hard this year, her progress has been good. If she worked harder her progress would be excellent.
A
Despite
B
Although
C
However
D
In spite of
Question 2 Explanation: 
After "however" we need a comma; after the others we must use a gerund.
Question 3
Our flight .......................... when we reached the airport.
A
had already left
B
has already left
C
was already left
D
already left
Question 3 Explanation: 
The plane left first, then we arrived at the airport.
Question 4
John would have helped you if you ..................... him!
A
would ask
B
asked
C
had asked
D
would have asked
Question 4 Explanation: 
3rd condition for unreal past.
Question 5
My friend suggested .......................... to the doctor. (the BEST answer)
A
I would go
B
I go
C
me to go
D
I went
Question 5 Explanation: 
Suggested is in the past and has the function of a "reporting verb"
Question 6
You wouldn't tell your wife that, ............. ?
A
did you
B
would you
C
will you
D
wouldn't you
Question 6 Explanation: 
question tag must be affirmative as the main clause is affirmative
Question 7
It isn't easy to get used .............. in a different country.
A
and live
B
live
C
to living
D
to live
Question 7 Explanation: 
"get used" + to + gerund
Question 8
I wish  ................................. me that yesterday!
A
you would've told
B
you've told
C
you'd told
D
you told
Question 8 Explanation: 
past perfect after "wish" referring to past situations
Question 9
George Orwell was a writer  ...........  real name was Eric Blair.
A
whose
B
who
C
of whom his
D
of whom
Question 9 Explanation: 
we need the possessive relative pronoun: Orwell's real name was Eric Blair
Question 10
You  ...........................  brought me all these presents, although it's very nice of you!
A
didn't need
B
needn't
C
needn't have
D
hadn't
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