Name:_________________________ Date:_______________


Grammar (2.8)

Write the number of the correct answer in the brackets.
1. This road ________ because of the flood.
(1) close (3) was closed
(2) closed (4) closing ( )
2. The old books which you ________ have been thrown away.
(1) wanted (3) has wanted
(2) are wanting (4) didn't want ( )
3. The radio was inaudible, ________ I turned up the volume.
(1) so (3) because
(2) still (4) instead ( )
4. Nobody ________ allowed to loiter along the corridor.
(1) is (3) are
(2) am (4) were ( )
5. After he ________ the letter, he handed it personally to the principal.
(1) write (3) writes
(2) wrote (4) written ( )
6. If I ________ a fish, I would swim to the bottom of the ocean.
(1) am (3) were
(2) are (4) was ( )
7. Nigel is much ________ than both his grandfather and father.
(1) tall (3) tallest
(2) taller (4) more taller ( )
8. Mr Tan cut his fingers while ________ an orange for his wife.
(1) cut (3) cuts
(2) cutting (4) been cutting ( )
9. One of the mountaineers ________ fallen ill.
(1) is (3) has
(2) was (4) have ( )
10. He has a phobia climbing ladders because he ________ from one before.
(1) fall (3) fell
(2) was falling (4) has falling ( )
11. Neither Paula nor her friends ________ attending the netball training tomorrow.
(1) was (3) were
(2) is (4) are ( )
12. If you find my racket, please ________ it to me.
(1) return (3) returns
(2) returned (4) be returning ( )
13. The tee-shirt you bought ________ me very well.
(1) fit (3) is fitting
(2) fits (4) has fitted ( )
14. ________ you change your bad habits, nobody would like to be with you.
(1) When (3) Unless
(2) Since (4) Because ( )
15. He wished he ________ an artist so he could paint a portrait of his wife.
(1) is (3) was
(2) are (4) were ( )
16. One of the boys lost ________ bearing during the mountain treking.
(1) his (3) him
(2) them (4) their ( )
17. The boy burnt his hand ________ playing with the lighter.
(1) unless (3) while
(2) since (4) because ( )
18. He is the only child so he plays by ________ most of the time.
(1) herself (3) himself
(2) yourself (4) myself ( )
19. Yen Leng ________ since lunch.
(1) has slept (3) has been sleeping
(2) was sleeping (4) had slept ( )
20. He is a well read man, his knowledge ________ world history is very impressive.
(1) to (3) with
(2) in (4) on ( )

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