Intermediate Grammar practice – 9

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There are examples of reported questions, wish, 3rd conditionals, modal verbs, present perfect.

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Intermediate Grammar Practice Test 9

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Question 1
Fred asked Julie which hotel .....................................
A
was she staying at.
B
was she staying.
C
she was staying at.
D
she was staying.
Question 1 Explanation: 
A reported question isn't in a question form; the preposition "at" is required because: we stay at hotels
Question 2
He can't have studied hard otherwise he  .......................  the exam.
A
would have passed
B
will pass
C
would pass
D
passed
Question 2 Explanation: 
3rd conditional referring to a past situation that is finished
Question 3
This is the first time ............. real Spanish paella.
A
I've eaten
B
I'm eating
C
I ate
D
I eat
Question 3 Explanation: 
Present perfect because it is the "first time in my life" which is an unfinished time that started in the past.
Question 4
Geraldine  .............. called while we were out, but I'm not sure as she didn't leave a message.
A
can have
B
might have
C
has
D
will have
Question 4 Explanation: 
As we are "not sure" we have to use "might" which indicates a sense of uncertainty.
Question 5
Paul thinks it's very unlikely that they  .................. win the competition.
A
might
B
will
C
would
D
may
Question 5 Explanation: 
When we use "think" in the sense of opinion it is usually followed by "will"
Question 6
I wish my sister  ............ smoking.
A
stops
B
stopped
C
would stop
D
will stop
Question 6 Explanation: 
After "wish" withntheidea of future we use "would .." to indicate that we doubt that it will happen
Question 7
They haven't arrived; they  .................. missed the bus.
A
must have
B
need to have
C
have to have
D
should have
Question 7 Explanation: 
a supposition based on the past
Question 8
Teachers aren't  ..................... accounts.
A
so much paid like
B
such well paid like
C
as well paid as
D
as well paid like
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