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  • 1. 

    You will be happy to hear that the company ________ move to the new location until next month.

    • A.

      Should

    • B.

      Doesn't have to

    • C.

      Would have to

    • D.

      Didn't need to

    Correct Answer
    B. Doesn't have to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "doesn't have to". This is because the sentence is expressing that the company is not required or obligated to move to the new location until next month.

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  • 2. 

    ________ everyone else is gone, I think we can lock up and go home. 

    • A.

      So

    • B.

      Therefore

    • C.

      While

    • D.

      Since

    Correct Answer
    D. Since
    Explanation
    The word "since" is used to indicate a cause-and-effect relationship or a reason. In this context, it suggests that because everyone else is gone, it is a reason to believe that they can lock up and go home.

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  • 3. 

    The last time I ________ her was two months ago

    • A.

      Seeeing

    • B.

      See

    • C.

      Saw

    • D.

      Have seen

    Correct Answer
    C. Saw
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "saw" because the sentence is in the past tense and refers to a specific point in the past, which is two months ago. "Saw" is the past tense form of the verb "see" and is the appropriate choice to indicate an action that occurred in the past.

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  • 4. 

    I lent Peter some money, so he ________ worry about paying the rent.

    • A.

      Should

    • B.

      Doesn't have to

    • C.

      Would have to

    • D.

      Must

    Correct Answer
    B. Doesn't have to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "doesn't have to". This is because when someone lends money to another person, it implies that the borrower is not required to pay it back immediately or within a specific timeframe. Therefore, Peter doesn't have the obligation or necessity to worry about paying the rent as the money has been lent to him.

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  • 5. 

    ________ Star Wars four times because it's such a fun movie to watch!

    • A.

      I'd seen

    • B.

      I've seen

    • C.

      I've been seeing

    • D.

      I'm seeing

    Correct Answer
    B. I've seen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I've seen". This is because the speaker is referring to a past experience of watching Star Wars multiple times. The phrase "I've seen" is the present perfect tense, which is used to talk about past actions or experiences that have a connection to the present. In this case, the speaker's past experience of watching Star Wars multiple times is relevant to their current opinion that it is a fun movie to watch.

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  • 6. 

    What's wrong in this sentence?What do you think about the entrees on menu in this restaurant? 

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      About

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      Menu

    Correct Answer
    D. Menu
    Explanation
    The sentence is asking for opinions about the entrees on the menu in a restaurant. However, the word "menu" should not be included in the sentence as it is redundant and unnecessary. The correct sentence should be "What do you think about the entrees on the menu in this restaurant?"

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  • 7. 

    Could you tell me the new intern's name again?  I must try to remember it. I would not do forget it normally. Can you remember it ?  

    • A.

      Could you tell me

    • B.

      I must try to remember

    • C.

      Would not do forget it

    • D.

      Can you remember it

    Correct Answer
    C. Would not do forget it
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Can you remember it?" This is because the phrase "Can you remember it?" is grammatically correct and makes sense in the given context. The other phrases in the question, such as "Could you tell me" and "I must try to remember," are also grammatically correct, but they do not directly ask if the person can remember the new intern's name.

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  • 8. 

    We need to take some lessons, because my boyfriend doesn't know how to ski and ________ I.

    • A.

      Not either do

    • B.

      Neither do

    • C.

      So do

    • D.

      Either do

    Correct Answer
    B. Neither do
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "neither do" because it is used to indicate that the speaker also does not know how to ski. The phrase "neither do" is used to express agreement in a negative statement, similar to "not either do." In this context, it means that the speaker and their boyfriend both need to take skiing lessons because neither of them knows how to ski.

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  • 9. 

    I have lived here ________ 1998.

    • A.

      From

    • B.

      Since

    • C.

      For

    • D.

      During

    Correct Answer
    B. Since
    Explanation
    The word "since" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate the starting point of an action or event that is still ongoing. In this sentence, "since" is used to show that the person has been living in the same place since the year 1998.

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  • 10. 

    I hope taking a course in information systems   next year to improve my skills. 

    • A.

      Taking

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      Systems

    • D.

      Next year

    Correct Answer
    A. Taking
    Explanation
    The word "taking" is the correct answer because it is the present participle form of the verb "take." In this sentence, "taking" is used to show that the person plans to enroll in or participate in a course in information systems. It indicates an ongoing action or activity that will happen in the future.

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  • 11. 

    Going to Hawaii on vacation sounds as a wonderful idea

    • A.

      Going

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      Sounds

    • D.

      As

    Correct Answer
    D. As
    Explanation
    The word "as" is used in this sentence to compare the idea of going to Hawaii on vacation to something that sounds wonderful. It implies that the speaker believes going to Hawaii would be a great experience.

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  • 12. 

    There are many dark clouds in the sky, so it ________ rain tomorrow

    • A.

      May be

    • B.

      Can

    • C.

      Does

    • D.

      Might

    Correct Answer
    D. Might
    Explanation
    The word "might" is the correct answer because it suggests a possibility or uncertainty about whether it will rain tomorrow. The presence of many dark clouds in the sky increases the likelihood of rain, but it does not guarantee it. "Might" indicates that there is a chance of rain, but it is not certain.

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  • 13. 

    Sheila looks awful. She ________ to see a doctor

    • A.

      Should

    • B.

      Ought

    • C.

      Had better

    • D.

      Must

    Correct Answer
    B. Ought
    Explanation
    Sheila looks awful. "Ought" is the correct answer because it suggests a moral or social obligation for Sheila to see a doctor. It implies that it is the right thing for her to do, given her current condition.

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  • 14. 

    Did you know that Peter and Susan ________ since last year?

    • A.

      Were dating

    • B.

      Are dating

    • C.

      Have been dating

    • D.

      Dated

    Correct Answer
    C. Have been dating
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have been dating." This is because the question is asking about an action that started in the past and is still ongoing. The present perfect continuous tense is used to describe an action that started in the past and is still happening in the present. Therefore, "have been dating" is the most appropriate answer as it indicates an ongoing romantic relationship between Peter and Susan that started in the past and is still continuing.

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  • 15. 

    I have finally finished analyzing the data you requested. __________ here display the results

    • A.

      Those histograms

    • B.

      This histogram

    • C.

      These histograms

    • D.

      That histogram

    Correct Answer
    C. These histograms
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "These histograms" because the phrase "I have finally finished analyzing the data you requested" suggests that the speaker is referring to a specific set of histograms that were part of the analysis. Since the speaker is indicating that they have completed the analysis, it implies that they are referring to the histograms that were just analyzed, which would be "these histograms".

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  • 16. 

    Joe works a lot of overtime and hardly never has time to relax after work. 

    • A.

      Works

    • B.

      Hardly never

    • C.

      Time

    • D.

      To relax

    Correct Answer
    B. Hardly never
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "hardly never". This phrase is used to indicate that Joe rarely or almost never has time to relax after work. It suggests that Joe's schedule is so busy with overtime work that he rarely gets any free time to relax and unwind. The use of "hardly never" emphasizes the infrequency of Joe's opportunities for relaxation.

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  • 17. 

    I studied really hard, so I'm very happy about pass the mathematics exam

    • A.

      Studied

    • B.

      So

    • C.

      About

    • D.

      Pass

    Correct Answer
    D. Pass
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "pass" because it is the only verb in the sentence that makes sense in the context. The sentence is stating that the person is happy about something, and passing the mathematics exam is a logical reason to feel happy. The other words in the options do not fit grammatically or logically in the sentence.

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  • 18. 

    We decided to take a walk on the beach at sunset ________ the bad weather

    • A.

      Because

    • B.

      Despite

    • C.

      Although

    • D.

      However

    Correct Answer
    B. Despite
    Explanation
    The word "despite" is the correct answer because it indicates that the decision to take a walk on the beach at sunset was made regardless of the bad weather. It implies that the bad weather did not deter or discourage the decision to go for a walk.

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  • 19. 

    Until last night, the basketball team ________ a game

    • A.

      Never loses

    • B.

      Had never lost

    • C.

      Did never lose

    • D.

      Had been losing

    Correct Answer
    B. Had never lost
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had never lost." The use of the past perfect tense "had never lost" indicates that the basketball team had a perfect record of never losing a game until last night. This implies that they were undefeated until that point in time.

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  • 20. 

    I quit to smoke two years ago . I feel much better 

    • A.

      Quit

    • B.

      To smoke

    • C.

      Years ago

    • D.

      Much better

    Correct Answer
    B. To smoke
    Explanation
    The phrase "to smoke" in the given sentence indicates the action that was quit. It implies that the person stopped smoking two years ago. The phrase "years ago" gives a time reference, indicating when the action of quitting took place. The phrase "much better" suggests that quitting smoking has had a positive impact on the person's health or overall well-being.

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  • 21. 

    She wishes that she has more time to study computer programming. 

    • A.

      Wishes

    • B.

      That

    • C.

      Has

    • D.

      To study

    Correct Answer
    C. Has
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has" because "wishes" is a verb that expresses a desire or a want. In this sentence, "she" desires to have more time to study computer programming. The verb "has" is used to show possession or ownership, indicating that she wants to possess more time for studying.

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  • 22. 

    He ________ in that company when he had the chance

    • A.

      Should invest

    • B.

      Would have been invested

    • C.

      Could be investing

    • D.

      Should have invested

    Correct Answer
    D. Should have invested
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "should have invested". This is because the sentence is referring to a missed opportunity in the past. The phrase "should have" implies that it would have been a good decision or the right thing to do at that time. Therefore, it suggests that the person had the chance to invest in that company, but they did not take advantage of it.

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  • 23. 

    A: Does anyone have an issue with this policy?B: I _______________ about it.

    • A.

      Propose to publish an article

    • B.

      Have to agree

    • C.

      Have ethical questions

    • D.

      Enthuse

    Correct Answer
    C. Have ethical questions
    Explanation
    In this conversation, person B is expressing their opinion about the policy. They say that they have ethical questions about it, suggesting that they have concerns or doubts about the policy's moral implications.

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  • 24. 

    A: When will we start legal action on this default?B: Filing a lawsuit _______.

    • A.

      Will be my priority tomorrow morning

    • B.

      In the filing cabinet is my priority tomorrow morning.

    • C.

      And to begin prosecution are my priorities tomorrow morning

    • D.

      The legal action will start tomorrow morning.

    Correct Answer
    A. Will be my priority tomorrow morning
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will be my priority tomorrow morning." This answer indicates that the speaker's main focus or top concern will be to file a lawsuit on the default the next morning.

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  • 25. 

    A: Did Erin register her real estate purchase?B: Sure, she just stopped by the county _______ office.

    • A.

      Registering

    • B.

      To register

    • C.

      Registrar's

    • D.

      Register

    Correct Answer
    C. Registrar's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Registrar's." This is because the sentence mentions Erin registering her real estate purchase, and the word "Registrar's" indicates the office where she stopped by to complete the registration process.

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  • 26. 

    A: Can the formula presented in Diagram 6 be used to predict next quarter's earnings?      B: Yes, but _____ must first be modified to reflect last year's actual revenue.

    • A.

      It

    • B.

      He

    • C.

      They

    • D.

      We

    Correct Answer
    A. It
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "it". The formula presented in Diagram 6 can be used to predict next quarter's earnings, but it must first be modified to reflect last year's actual revenue.

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  • 27. 

    A: Were you aware that Alice was terminated because of her previous employment?      B: Yes, I was very shocked by the news. _______ that kind of injustice.

    • A.

      I feel a contrast to

    • B.

      I am strongly agreeing with

    • C.

      ) I am opposed to

    • D.

      I can occasionally dispute in

    Correct Answer
    C. ) I am opposed to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I am opposed to". This is because B expresses shock and opposition to the news of Alice being terminated because of her previous employment.

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  • 28. 

    My mother made me  to write a thank-you letter to my grandmother for the birthday present that she gave me. 

    • A.

      Me

    • B.

      To write

    • C.

      To

    • D.

      That

    Correct Answer
    A. Me
    Explanation
    The word "me" is the correct answer because it is the object of the verb "made" in the sentence. The subject of the sentence, "my mother," is causing or forcing the action of writing the thank-you letter. "Me" is the pronoun used to refer to the person who is being made to do something, in this case, the speaker.

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  • 29. 

    I don't remember to see her at the party. Are you positive that she came

    • A.

      Remember

    • B.

      To see

    • C.

      That

    • D.

      She came

    Correct Answer
    B. To see
    Explanation
    The phrase "to see" is the correct answer because it completes the sentence structure and makes it grammatically correct. In the given sentence, the speaker is expressing uncertainty about whether or not they saw her at the party. By using the phrase "to see," it implies that the speaker cannot recall seeing her, indicating a lack of memory or certainty.

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  • 30. 

    I wouldn't plan the New York conference in the winter if I ________ to please the staff.

    • A.

      Hope

    • B.

      Were hoping

    • C.

      Should hope

    • D.

      Am hoping

    Correct Answer
    D. Am hoping
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am hoping" because the sentence is in the present tense and the speaker is expressing their current intention or desire to plan the New York conference in the winter to please the staff.

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  • 31. 

    He had already paid the bill before she ________ to the table.

    • A.

      Has returned

    • B.

      Had returned

    • C.

      Was returning

    • D.

      Returned

    Correct Answer
    A. Has returned
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has returned" because the sentence is in the past perfect tense. It indicates that the action of paying the bill occurred before the action of returning to the table. The word "before" suggests a sequence of events, and the present perfect tense "has returned" is used to show that the action of returning happened before a specific point in the past.

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  • 32. 

    My supervisor advised me quit worrying, as the deadline had been pushed back.

    • A.

      Advised

    • B.

      Quit

    • C.

      As

    • D.

      Had been

    Correct Answer
    A. Advised
    Explanation
    The word "advised" is the correct answer because it means that the supervisor gave counsel or guidance to the person. In the given sentence, the supervisor advised the person to quit worrying, indicating that they provided advice or suggestions to alleviate their concerns.

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  • 33. 

    She forgot buying a birthday present for her husband, so his feelings were hurt.

    • A.

      Buying

    • B.

      For

    • C.

      So

    • D.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    A. Buying
    Explanation
    The word "buying" is the correct answer because it is the action that the woman forgot to do. The sentence states that she forgot buying a birthday present for her husband, indicating that she failed to purchase a gift for him. This omission caused her husband's feelings to be hurt, as he may have expected or hoped for a present on his birthday.

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  • 34. 

    I'll have my most experienced staff member ________ the proposal outline.

    • A.

      Review

    • B.

      Reviewing

    • C.

      Get reviewed

    • D.

      To review

    Correct Answer
    A. Review
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "review" because the sentence is in future tense and "review" is the correct verb form to use in this context. It indicates that the most experienced staff member will be responsible for examining and evaluating the proposal outline.

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  • 35. 

     My boss told me ________ the meeting.

    • A.

      Don't forget

    • B.

      Not to forget

    • C.

      Not forgetting

    • D.

      Didn't forget

    Correct Answer
    B. Not to forget
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "not to forget" because it is the appropriate phrase to use in this context. When someone tells you "not to forget" something, they are reminding you to remember it. In this case, the boss is reminding the speaker to remember the meeting. The other options do not convey the same meaning and are grammatically incorrect in this sentence.

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  • 36. 

    That was the new personnel manager ________ everyone speaks so highly

    • A.

      About whom

    • B.

      Of who

    • C.

      About which

    • D.

      That

    Correct Answer
    A. About whom
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "about whom". In this sentence, the pronoun "whom" is used to refer to the personnel manager. It is used after the preposition "about" to indicate the object of the preposition. "Whom" is the correct form to use when referring to the object of a preposition in formal English.

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  • 37. 

    John is the kind of person ________ people laugh.

    • A.

      His jokes always make

    • B.

      Who his jokes always make

    • C.

      Which jokes always make

    • D.

      Whose jokes always make

    Correct Answer
    D. Whose jokes always make
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "whose jokes always make". This answer correctly uses the possessive pronoun "whose" to indicate that John is the person who tells the jokes, and those jokes always make people laugh. The other options ("his jokes always make", "who his jokes always make", "which jokes always make") do not accurately convey the intended meaning.

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  • 38. 

    It is ________ to contact our international representatives by email than it is to reach them directly by phone.

    • A.

      Easy

    • B.

      Easier

    • C.

      So easy

    • D.

      Very easy

    Correct Answer
    B. Easier
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "easier" because it is being compared to the action of reaching international representatives directly by phone. The word "easier" indicates that contacting them by email is less difficult or requires less effort than contacting them by phone.

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  • 39. 

    When I spoke to the vendor, she _____ to guarantee the delivery of the products on time.

    • A.

      Would agree

    • B.

      Has agreed

    • C.

      Agreed

    • D.

      Agrees

    Correct Answer
    C. Agreed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "agreed". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and the verb "agreed" is the correct past tense form of the verb "agree".

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  • 40. 

    ________ the engineers nor the production team has ever worked on this kind of project.

    • A.

      Neither

    • B.

      Both

    • C.

      Either

    • D.

      Nor

    Correct Answer
    A. Neither
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Neither" because it is used to indicate that both the engineers and the production team have not worked on this kind of project. "Neither" is appropriate here because it negates both options, indicating that neither group has experience with this type of project.

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  • 41. 

    My car is getting fixed. ________ you be able to give me a ride to work?

    • A.

      Can

    • B.

      Would

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      Could

    Correct Answer
    B. Would
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Would" because it is the conditional form of the verb "will" and is used to express a polite request or offer. In this context, the speaker is asking if the person would be able to give them a ride to work while their car is being fixed.

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  • 42. 

    There have been about 20 employees currently working in the overseas marketing division.

    • A.

      Have been

    • B.

      About

    • C.

      Working

    • D.

      Overseas

    Correct Answer
    A. Have been
    Explanation
    The phrase "have been" is the correct answer because it indicates that the action of having 20 employees working in the overseas marketing division is ongoing or continuous. It suggests that this has been the situation for some time and may still be the case at present.

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  • 43. 

    Patty asked me where did you buy the blue sweater that I wore yesterday.

    • A.

      Asked me

    • B.

      Where

    • C.

      Did you buy

    • D.

      That I wore

    Correct Answer
    C. Did you buy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "did you buy" because it correctly identifies the auxiliary verb "did" and the main verb "buy" in the question. The question is asking about the location of the purchase of the blue sweater.

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  • 44. 

    At the end of March, I ________ here for five years

    • A.

      Am going to work

    • B.

      Would work

    • C.

      Will have worked

    • D.

      Have worked

    Correct Answer
    C. Will have worked
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will have worked". This answer is correct because it indicates a future event that will be completed by the end of March. The phrase "will have worked" is in the future perfect tense, which is used to describe an action that will be finished before a specific point in the future. In this case, it suggests that the person will complete five years of work by the end of March.

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  • 45. 

    The teacher asked the students ________ quiet

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      To be

    • C.

      Being

    • D.

      Be

    Correct Answer
    B. To be
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to be" because the verb "to be" is used to express a state or condition, in this case, being quiet. The teacher is asking the students to be quiet.

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  • 46. 

    When I was seeing him, I knew immediately that he was the CEO.

    • A.

      When

    • B.

      Was seeing

    • C.

      Knew

    • D.

      Was

    Correct Answer
    B. Was seeing
    Explanation
    The phrase "was seeing" indicates that the action of seeing him was happening in the past. The use of "was" suggests that this action was ongoing or in progress at that time. Therefore, the speaker is describing a past event where they were in the process of seeing him, and during that time, they immediately recognized him as the CEO.

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  • 47. 

    My brother told me there was a restaurant specializes in southeast Asian cuisine downtown.

    • A.

      Told me

    • B.

      There was

    • C.

      Specializes

    • D.

      In

    Correct Answer
    C. Specializes
    Explanation
    The word "specializes" is the correct answer because it is the verb form that agrees with the subject "restaurant." The sentence is in the past tense, indicated by the use of "told" and "was," so the verb "specializes" is correctly conjugated in the past tense. It indicates that the restaurant has a specific focus on southeast Asian cuisine.

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  • 48. 

    If I didn't check my email every day, I ________ many important messages from the international sales team.

    • A.

      Didn't see

    • B.

      Wouldn't see

    • C.

      Won't have seen

    • D.

      Can't see

    Correct Answer
    B. Wouldn't see
    Explanation
    If the person didn't check their email every day, they would not be able to see many important messages from the international sales team. The use of "wouldn't see" in the answer indicates a hypothetical situation or a conditional statement. It implies that not checking the email regularly would result in missing out on those important messages.

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  • 49. 

    A: This session of Congress shall now commence. New business, please?B: ___________________, if you please. We do not have a quorum here.

    • A.

      Could I throw in this in

    • B.

      A point of order

    • C.

      Would you just held your horses

    • D.

      I am affirmative

    Correct Answer
    B. A point of order
    Explanation
    In this dialogue, Speaker B responds to Speaker A's request for new business by saying "A point of order, if you please. We do not have a quorum here." This suggests that Speaker B is raising a procedural issue, indicating that there is not enough members present to proceed with the session. By raising a point of order, Speaker B is requesting that the lack of quorum be addressed before proceeding with any new business.

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  • 50. 

    Last year The Millennium Project ________ by futurist Jerome C. Glenn.

    • A.

      Was co-directing

    • B.

      Has co-directed

    • C.

      Was co-directed

    • D.

      Has been co-directed

    Correct Answer
    C. Was co-directed
    Explanation
    The sentence is in the past tense, indicating that the action of co-directing by Jerome C. Glenn happened in the past. The phrase "Last year" further supports this. The correct form of the verb "to be" in the past tense is "was," and since the subject is singular ("The Millennium Project"), the correct form of the verb "to co-direct" is "was co-directed." Therefore, the correct answer is "was co-directed."

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