Advanced English 4 Quiz On Compartives And Conjunctions Of Contrast

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  • 1. 

    Unscramble the sentence to form sentences with the repeated comparatives. There /Asia. /are /and /more /from /more /tourists

    Explanation
    The sentence is unscrambled correctly to form a grammatically correct sentence. It states that the number of tourists from Asia is increasing over time.

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  • 2. 

    Is /patient /and /Australian /better. /better / getting / The

    Explanation
    The given sentence is a rearrangement of the words "The Australian patient is getting better and better." The correct answer is the correct rearrangement of the words, forming a grammatically correct and coherent sentence.

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  • 3. 

    Radio. /There /French /fewer /French /and /on /fewer /are /songs 

    Explanation
    The given sentence states that there are fewer and fewer French songs on French radio. This means that the number of French songs being played on French radio is decreasing. The repetition of "fewer and fewer" emphasizes the declining trend.

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  • 4. 

    Is /It /place. /and /to /more /difficult /find /parking /more /a  

    Explanation
    The given sentence is a correct statement that describes the increasing difficulty of finding a parking place. The words are arranged in the correct order and convey the intended meaning.

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  • 5. 

    Personal /are /computers /expensive. /Nowadays, /less /and /less

    Explanation
    This sentence suggests that the cost of personal computers has been decreasing over time. The use of the phrase "less and less expensive" implies that the price is progressively getting lower.

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  • 6. 

    ___________________, the more serious the drought becomes.

    • A.

      The more raining it is

    • B.

      The more it rains

    • C.

      The less it rains

    Correct Answer
    C. The less it rains
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The less it rains." This is because the sentence structure suggests that as something increases (in this case, the seriousness of the drought), the amount of rain decreases. Therefore, the more serious the drought becomes, the less it rains.

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  • 7. 

    ___________________ mistakes you make, the better your mark is.

    • A.

      The fewer

    • B.

      The less

    • C.

      The more

    Correct Answer
    A. The fewer
    Explanation
    The phrase "the fewer mistakes you make" indicates that the subject is referring to a smaller number or quantity of mistakes. In this context, the word "fewer" is the correct choice because it is used to compare and indicate a smaller number of things. The phrase suggests that making fewer mistakes will result in a better mark or grade.

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  • 8. 

    The more I work, ___________________time I spend with my family.

    • A.

      The more

    • B.

      The less

    • C.

      The fewer

    Correct Answer
    B. The less
    Explanation
    As the sentence structure suggests a comparison, the correct answer is "the less." This implies that the more the person works, the less time they have to spend with their family. The word "less" indicates a decrease in the amount of time spent with family as work increases.

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  • 9. 

     The ___________________ I know him, ___________________ I like him. 

    • A.

      The gooder / the most

    • B.

      The more good / the less

    • C.

      The better / the more

    Correct Answer
    C. The better / the more
    Explanation
    The sentence is comparing two qualities or characteristics of the person being referred to. The first blank should be filled with "the better" to indicate that the more the speaker knows him, the more they like him. The second blank should be filled with "the more" to show that as the speaker gets to know him more, their liking for him also increases.

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  • 10. 

     ___________________ you drive, the more petrol the car uses.  

    • A.

      The more fast

    • B.

      The faster

    • C.

      The fastest

    Correct Answer
    B. The faster
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The faster". This is because the sentence is comparing the speed of driving to the amount of petrol used. The word "fast" is an adjective, while "faster" is the comparative form of the adjective. Therefore, "The faster" is the correct choice to indicate that as the speed increases, the car uses more petrol.

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  • 11. 

     _____________ Andrew was warned of the risks, he decided to travel alone to South America.

    • A.

      Although

    • B.

      Despite

    • C.

      However

    • D.

      But

    Correct Answer
    A. Although
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Although". This conjunction is used to introduce a contrasting statement or idea. In this case, it suggests that despite being warned of the risks, Andrew still chose to travel alone to South America.

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  • 12. 

    Maria did not get a promotion ______________ having many qualifications.

    • A.

      Although

    • B.

      Despite

    • C.

      However

    • D.

      But

    Correct Answer
    B. Despite
    Explanation
    Despite is used to show contrast or opposition. In this case, it is used to indicate that despite Maria having many qualifications, she did not get a promotion. This implies that her qualifications were not taken into consideration or were not enough to secure the promotion.

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  • 13. 

    The city has a 50 kph limit. __________________, people are often caught speeding

    • A.

      Although

    • B.

      Despite

    • C.

      However

    • D.

      But

    Correct Answer
    C. However
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "However". This is because the word "however" is used to contrast or show a contradiction between two statements. In this case, the first statement is that the city has a 50 kph limit, and the second statement is that people are often caught speeding. The use of "however" suggests that despite the speed limit, people still tend to exceed it and get caught speeding.

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  • 14. 

    I couldn’t sleep __________________ being tired.

    • A.

      Although

    • B.

      Despite

    • C.

      However

    • D.

      But

    Correct Answer
    B. Despite
    Explanation
    The sentence suggests that the person couldn't sleep despite being tired. "Despite" is used to introduce a contrast or contradiction between two clauses, indicating that the person's tiredness did not result in sleep.

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  • 15. 

     Kate never learnt Spanish ____________________ she lived in Spain for many years.

    • A.

      Although

    • B.

      Despite

    • C.

      However

    • D.

      But

    Correct Answer
    A. Although
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Although". This conjunction is used to introduce a contrast or a concession. In this case, it is used to show that despite Kate living in Spain for many years, she never learnt Spanish. It highlights the unexpected or contradictory nature of the situation.

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