Chose the best answer from the choices given and put the letter in the blank.
1. The task force is supposed_____.
A. to be getting reinforced B. that to be getting reinforced
C. to being got reinforced D. that been got reinforced 2. He muffled his voice to avoid_____.
A. having been identified B. to be identified
C. identified D. being identified
3._____， I would call him in advance.
A. Had I been you B. I were you
C. Were I you D. I had been you
4. The company encourages _____ uniforms.
A. to wear B. wears
C. wearing D. have worn
5. What is _____ story you have ever heard？
A. funnier B. a funniest
C. the funnier D. the funniest
6. You may take an oral or written exam _____ you prefer.
A. according as B. according to
C. if D. whether
7. The Tower of London， _____ so many people lost their lives， is now a tourist attraction.
A. which B. there
C. where D. from it
8. Pride and prejudice _____ never failed to characterize the aristocracy.
A. had B. has
C. have D. are
9. Not only the players and the coach but also the referee _____ responsible for the defeat.
A. were B. was
C. is D. are
10. How often _____ your car _____？ I think it ought _____ twice a week at least.
A. is … washed， to be washed B. is … washed， to wash
C. is … washed， to have washed D. has … been washed， to be washed
11. The noise of the desks _____ could be heard out in the street.
A. having been opened and closed B. opened and closed
C. being opened and closed D. to be opened and closed
12. I had hoped that Jennifer _____ a doctor， but she was not good at medicine.
A. will become B. become
C. would become D. becomes
13. Most people enjoy _____.
A. to flatter B. to be flattered
C. flattering D. being flattered
14. Congratulations on _____ to the university.
A. having admitted B. being admitted
C. admitting D. have admitted
15. As we went _____ in our investigation of the case， we had more evidence of a political conspiracy.
A. far B. farther
C. further D. farthest
16. _____ his immense fortune， he died a most unhappy man.
A. Although B. With all
C. With D. Because of
17. He takes no interest in studies； _____， he plays tennis all day.
A. in short B. instead
C. anyhow D. still
18. The factory was burned down last night； _____ many workmen were thrown out of employment.
A. for this sake B. on that account
C. in that case D. unfortunately
19. The old _____ usually self-conceited as age sometimes does tell.
A. is B. will be
C. are to be D. are
20. There _____ a tall building， several tennis courts and lots of non-deciduous trees on the center of the area.
A. is B. are
C. stand D. appears
Fill in the blanks with one of the items given below.
21. today， today‘s， todays’， the， a
______ styles are not as attractive as those of ______ generation ago.
22. a， the， any， some， alI
I believe ______ prestige of our college is as great as that of ______ other college in this area.
23. Fool and Joe， Joe and thief， Fool and thief， Joe and he， Fool and he
In the sentence “Fool Joe may be， but thief he is not ”， the subjects are ______ and the themes are ______.
24. a， the， any， every， all
In the United States， Women earn an average of 75 cents for ______ $1 men are paid， ______ disparity Bill Clinton has noted in the past as evidence of social injustice.
25. was given， gave， has given， onto， off， over to
The evening ______ ______ singing and dancing.
26. makes， made， was made， of， after， for
It started raining， so she ______ ______ the nearest shelter.
27. Fill in the blank with an appropriate unit noun：
a ______ of sand
28. Fill in the blank with an appropriate unit noun：
a ______ of sunshine.
29. Fill in the blank with an appropriate form of the verb given：
Two players ______ （send） off the field in the restive match.
30. Fill in the blank with an appropriate form of the words given：
I‘ve left the key on the safe. People ______ （must look） everywhere for it.
31. Fill in the blank with an appropriate Preposition：
I got the news prior ______ the conference.
32. Fill in the blank with an appropriate preposition：
She leant ______ the river to see her reflection in the water.
33. Fill in the blank with an appropriate coordinator or subordinator：
she was on the verge of starvation， her brother was living an extravagant life.
34. Fill in the blank with an appropriate coordinator or subordinator：
Not everyone can go to Cambridge ______ Oxford. You‘re one of the privileged few.
35. Fill in the blank with an appropriate relative pronoun：
The painter lived in Beijing， ______ he was in close contact with other artists.
36. Fill in the blank with an appropriate conjunct：
You can phone the doctor if you like. ______， I very much doubt whether you will get him to come out on a Saturday night.
37. Fill in the blank with an appropriate form of the verb given：
The police ______ （be） investigating the fraud allegations against him.
38. Fill in the blank with a proper form of the verb given：
All of the fruit ______ （spoil）。
39. Fill in the blank with an appropriate from of the word given：
Janet turned out as though she ______ （know） the result.
40. Fill in the blank with an appropriate from of the word given：
______ （honest） man than he is shall be chosen.
41. Fill in the blank with an appropriate preposition：
That strange idea is ______ belief.
42. Fill in the blank with an appropriate coordinator or subordinator：
Work hard ______ you are told to stop.
43. Fill in the blank with an appropriate relative pronoun：
You must return the book to ______ it belongs to.
44. Fill in the blank with an appropriate relative pronoun：
We talked a long while about our boyhood days， after ______ we had a good dinner.
45. Fill in the blank with an appropriate adverb：
Only one boy was absent， ______ Harry.
46. Fill in the blank with an appropriate conjunct：
You say you want to marry her. ______， you shouldn‘t be quarrelling with her all the time.
Correct errors in the following sentences.
47. We must hurry， otherwise the seminar will start when we get there.
48. He suddenly saw the answer to the problem that has occupied his mind for the last two years.
49. The company has promised a rise to salary for ages， but nothing has happened yet.
50. I believe youngsters read too many love stories these days to be realistic.
51. Please do not use your mobile phones until after the plane lands.
52. As she is fed up with working as a secretary， she thinks of finding another job.
53. Francis Bacon wrote that reading made a full man.
54. Go and get some fresh air！ You were sitting here all morning.
Rewrite the following sentences as required.
55. Rephrase these sentences so as to begin each with the existential “there”：
a. A small， grey monkey was wearing my best silk tie.
b. Many citizens believed that the fire had been caused by foreigners.
56. In answering the question below， use （a） the information given in brackets， and （b） the passive voice as a means of achieving end-focus.
Were Christopher Columbus and his men the first Europeans to discover America ？ （Norsemen landed on the coast of North America in the 10th or 11th century）
57. Turn the following statement into an exclamation：
These old men are very nice people.
58. Turn the following statement into an exclamation：
They are working with great enthusiasm.
59. Turn the following statement into a negative imperative：
Put the box somewhere in the storeroom.
60. Turn the singular noun or noun phrase into plural forms wherever possible with other necessary changes：
He was anxious to increase his knowledge.
61. Use modal auxiliary：
They were obliged to finance from short-term loans as the debts fell due.
62. Use an infinitive phrase：
My friends recommended that I should give up smoking.
63. Combine sentences using comparative degree （more … than …）：
He works carefully. I don‘t work carefully enough.
64. Combine the sentences into one that contains a relative clause：
The monsoon season occurs in Thailand every year. It causes heavy rains.
65. Combine the sentence into one that contains a relative clause：
My special gratitude goes to Professor Wang. Without his help this book would not have been finished in time.
66. Write a counter-factual conditional based on the given facts：
Tom doesn‘t travel because he doesn’t have enough money.
67. Use “neither” as part of the subject：
Both statements are not true.
68. Use whatever cohesive device is appropriate：
He sold his old house and bought a new house the next day.
69. Use whatever cohesive device is appropriate：
The old people are retiring and the younger people are taking over.
Define the following terms with examples.
70. tag question
71. the infinitive
Answer the following questions：
72. List two voice forms and three mood forms of verbs and verb phrases.
73. What are stative adjectives？
74. What are exophoric reference and endophoric reference？