Expert Level English Testing 2

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Is this sentence RIGHT or WRONG? If it's wrong, correct it:Our plant's going to be having been without water for three days.

    • A.

      This structure is NEW in BE, but it may be grammatically CORRECT

    • B.

      The structure is WRONG! It should be: Our plant's going to be without water for three days

    • C.

      This structure is NEW in AmE, but it may be grammatically CORRECT

    • D.

      This structure is grammatically correct only in Australian English.

    Correct Answer
    A. This structure is NEW in BE, but it may be grammatically CORRECT
    Explanation
    The given correct answer suggests that the sentence "Our plant's going to be having been without water for three days" is a new structure in British English (BE), but it may still be grammatically correct.

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  • 2. 

    Correct the sentence if there's a mistake:She's been appointed head of the company.

    • A.

      The sentence is RIGHT

    • B.

      She's been appointed THE head of the company

    • C.

      She's been appointed A head of the company

    Correct Answer
    A. The sentence is RIGHT
    Explanation
    The given sentence is correct as it is. The use of "head" without an article is appropriate in this context because it refers to a specific position within the company, rather than a general or indefinite role. Therefore, "She's been appointed head of the company" accurately conveys the information that she has been given the specific position of being the head of the company.

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  • 3. 

    Is this structure possible or not? Neither of my brothers have a car.

    • A.

      It's not possible

    • B.

      It is possible in Australian English

    • C.

      It is possible, but less common

    Correct Answer
    C. It is possible, but less common
    Explanation
    The structure "Neither of my brothers have a car" is grammatically incorrect in standard English. The correct form should be "Neither of my brothers has a car" because "neither" is a singular subject and requires a singular verb. However, in Australian English, it is more acceptable to use the plural verb "have" in this construction. While it is possible to use this structure, it is considered less common and not the preferred form in standard English.

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  • 4. 

    Correct the sentence:She's looking younger on this photo.

    • A.

      She looks younger on this photo

    • B.

      She looks younger in this photo.

    • C.

      She's looking younger in this photo.

    Correct Answer
    B. She looks younger in this photo.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She looks younger in this photo." This is because the verb "looks" is more commonly used to describe a person's appearance, while the verb "is looking" is used to describe an ongoing action. Since the sentence is talking about her appearance in the photo, the verb "looks" is the appropriate choice. Additionally, the preposition "in" is used to indicate the location of the photo.

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  • 5. 

    Correct the sentence:She always asking too much from me.

    • A.

      She's always asking too much of me

    • B.

      She's asking too much from me

    • C.

      She always asks too much of me

    • D.

      She always asks too many of me

    Correct Answer
    C. She always asks too much of me
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She always asks too much of me." This sentence is grammatically correct and conveys the meaning that the subject consistently demands or expects a large amount from the speaker. The use of "asks" instead of "asking" is appropriate as it matches the present tense of the subject. Additionally, the preposition "of" is more commonly used when referring to excessive demands or expectations.

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  • 6. 

    Is this sentence RIGHT or WRONG? She works in Legal and General Insurance

    • A.

      RIGHT

    • B.

      WRONG

    Correct Answer
    B. WRONG
    Explanation
    She works AT Legal and General Insurance.
    BUT! - She works IN a big insurance company.
    "To work at" is used when we talk about the company's name.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these sentences  is (are) RIGHT?1) 15 heads of cattle.2) We felt it desirable that he not leave school before eighteen. 3) He's a strong smoker.4) He ate with a knife and folk.5) He plays piano.

    • A.

      All of the sentences are WRONG!

    • B.

      All of the sentences are RIGHT!

    • C.

      1), 2)

    • D.

      1), 5)

    • E.

      2), 5)

    Correct Answer
    E. 2), 5)
    Explanation
    1) 15 HEAD of cattle.
    3) He's a HEAVY smoker.
    4) He ate with (a) knife and fork.
    5) He plays (the) piano (In AmE it it's possible to leave out the article)

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  • 8. 

    Is this sentence RIGHT or WRONG? If it's WRONG, correct it:I didn't used to like opera, but now I do a lot!

    • A.

      I didn't USE to like opera, but now I do a lot!

    • B.

      The sentence is RIGHT!

    • C.

      I USE NOT to like opera, but now I do a lot!

    Correct Answer
    B. The sentence is RIGHT!
    Explanation
    The given sentence is correct because it uses the correct structure for expressing a past habit that has changed. The correct form should be "didn't use to" instead of "didn't used to." The sentence also correctly expresses the change in the speaker's liking for opera from the past to the present.

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  • 9. 

    Correct the saying:By hook or by strike

    • A.

      By stroke or by strike

    • B.

      By hook or by crook

    • C.

      By hook or by hook

    Correct Answer
    B. By hook or by crook
    Explanation
    The correct saying is "By hook or by crook." This phrase means that someone is determined to achieve their goal by any means necessary, whether it be by fair or foul methods. It implies that the person is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve their desired outcome. The other options, "By stroke or by strike" and "By hook or by hook" do not make logical sense and are not commonly used phrases.

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  • 10. 

    What does this word mean in OLD ENGLISH? Lufu

    • A.

      Lack of being attentive

    • B.

      Love

    • C.

      Like

    • D.

      It is a name

    Correct Answer
    B. Love
    Explanation
    The word "Lufu" in Old English means "Love."

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