Intermediate English Grammar Practice test – 7

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In this test you can practise 2nd conditional, 3rd Conditional; reported speech; giving advice with should, had better; past perfect etc

 

English Grammar - Intermediate Test 7

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Question 1
If I had more money I ............. a Rolls Royce.
A
would buy
B
would bought
C
shall buy
D
will buy
Question 1 Explanation: 
2nd Conditional for an unreal present, I don't have more money
Question 2
When the police arrived the attackers ..................... .
A
has escaped
B
have escaped
C
escape
D
had escaped
Question 2 Explanation: 
Chronologically: the attackers escaped before the police arrived
Question 3
John didn't pass his exam. He ................ worked harder.
A
might have
B
should have
C
ought
D
should
Question 4
The match was terrible! I've never seen ............... bad football match!
A
such
B
so
C
a so
D
such a
Question 5
They asked her how long ............. for her previous company.
A
she works
B
she had worked
C
has she worked
D
had she worked
Question 6
My mother asked me ........... my father, it was going to be a surprise.
A
that I not tell
B
to not tell
C
not to tell
D
to don't tell
Question 7
The accident  ............ if it hadn't been raining so hard
A
wouldn't happen
B
hadn't happened
C
would've happen
D
wouldn't have happened
Question 7 Explanation: 
3rd Conditional referring to a past situation that is finished.
Question 8
Have you any idea what time ................... ?
A
the game starts?
B
does the game start?
C
will the game start?
D
the game does start?
Question 8 Explanation: 
" Have you any idea" is the question form, the other part must be in the affirmative.
Question 9
"I've got a terrible toothache."       "You ........... see a dentist."
A
had better
B
ought
C
must to
D
ought to have
Question 9 Explanation: 
"had better" is the only form that can be followed by the short infinitive "see"
Question 10
If Olga ...................... speak English better she'd enjoy living in London more
A
will
B
can
C
could
D
would be able to
Question 10 Explanation: 
2nd Conditional: we need the past in this clause; "could" is the past of "can" in this situation
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