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There are different ways that people get to test their understanding of the English language, and regularly testing themselves is one of the ways. Do you think you know how to write grammatically correct sentences? Take up this English grammar: fill in the blanks quiz and try to choose the most appropriate word for the sentence to have meaning and still be grammatically correct. All the best and keep practicing using other quizzes like it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

     I .................. you, if you .................. me.

    • A.

      Would have helped, had asked

    • B.

      Had helped, would have asked

    • C.

      Would have helped, would have asked

    Correct Answer
    A. Would have helped, had asked
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would have helped, had asked". This answer follows the structure of a third conditional sentence, which is used to talk about unreal past situations. In this case, it implies that the speaker would have helped if the person had asked for it. The use of "would have" suggests that the action of helping is dependent on the condition of asking.

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  • 2. 

     If they .................. earlier, they .................. the train.

    • A.

      Would have left, had caught

    • B.

      Had left, had caught

    • C.

      Had left, would have caught

    Correct Answer
    C. Had left, would have caught
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had left, would have caught". This is because the sentence is in the past unreal conditional form. "Had left" indicates that the action of leaving the place happened before the action of catching the train. "Would have caught" suggests that if they had left earlier, they would have been able to catch the train.

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  • 3. 

    If you .................. more, you .................. so tired.

    • A.

      Had slept, hadn't been

    • B.

      Had slept, wouldn't have been

    • C.

      Would have slept, wouldn't have been

    Correct Answer
    B. Had slept, wouldn't have been
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had slept, wouldn't have been". This is because the sentence is talking about a hypothetical situation in the past. If the person had slept more, they would not have been so tired. The use of "had slept" indicates that the sleeping occurred before the feeling of tiredness, and the use of "wouldn't have been" shows the result of that hypothetical action.

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  • 4. 

    If she .................. to Greenland, she .................. some igloos.

    • A.

      Had been, would have seen

    • B.

      Had been, had seen

    • C.

      Would have been, had seen

    Correct Answer
    A. Had been, would have seen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had been, would have seen". This is because the sentence is in the past unreal conditional form. "Had been" is the past perfect tense, indicating a condition that did not happen in the past. "Would have seen" is the conditional perfect tense, indicating the result that would have occurred if the condition had been met. Therefore, the correct answer suggests that if she had been to Greenland, she would have seen some igloos.

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  • 5. 

     He .................. the exam if he .................. harder.

    • A.

      Had passed, would have studied

    • B.

      Would have passed, had studied

    • C.

      Had passed, had studied

    Correct Answer
    B. Would have passed, had studied
    Explanation
    The sentence is a conditional statement in the past unreal condition. It suggests that if he had studied harder in the past, he would have passed the exam. The correct answer is "would have passed, had studied" because it accurately reflects the past unreal condition and the correct order of the verb tenses.

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  • 6. 

     If I .................. an umbrella, I .................. wet.

    • A.

      Had taken, wouldn't have got

    • B.

      Had taken, had got

    • C.

      Would have taken, hadn't got

    Correct Answer
    A. Had taken, wouldn't have got
    Explanation
    If the speaker had taken an umbrella, they would not have gotten wet. This implies that the speaker did not take an umbrella and as a result, they got wet. The use of "had taken" in the if-clause indicates a past unreal condition, suggesting that not taking the umbrella was a missed opportunity. The phrase "wouldn't have got" in the result clause further emphasizes the hypothetical outcome of not getting wet if the umbrella had been taken.

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  • 7. 

    If they .................. on holiday in June, the weather .................. better.

    • A.

      Were, would have been

    • B.

      Would have been, would have been

    • C.

      Had been, would have been

    Correct Answer
    C. Had been, would have been
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had been, would have been". This is because the sentence is in the past unreal conditional form, indicating a hypothetical situation. The use of "had been" suggests that they did not actually go on holiday in June, but if they had, the weather would have been better. The second part of the sentence uses "would have been" to express the hypothetical outcome of the better weather.

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  • 8. 

     I .................. you at the station if you .................. me.

    • A.

      Had met, would have phoned

    • B.

      Would have met, had phoned

    • C.

      Would have met, would have phoned

    Correct Answer
    B. Would have met, had phoned
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would have met, had phoned". This answer follows the correct sequence of tenses in conditional sentences. The first part of the sentence is in the past perfect tense ("had met") which indicates a hypothetical past action. The second part of the sentence is in the past perfect conditional tense ("had phoned") which indicates a hypothetical action that would have happened in the past if the condition in the first part of the sentence had been fulfilled.

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  • 9. 

    If the train .................. on time, we .................. earlier.

    • A.

      Had come, would have arrived

    • B.

      Would have come, would have arrived

    • C.

      Had come, had arrived

    Correct Answer
    A. Had come, would have arrived
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had come, would have arrived". This is because the sentence is in the past unreal conditional form, indicating a hypothetical situation in the past. "Had come" is the past perfect tense, indicating that the train did not actually come on time. "Would have arrived" is the conditional perfect tense, indicating the hypothetical result of the train coming on time.

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  • 10. 

    'Did you buy the computer?' "no, but i would have if my father ............'

    • A.

      Had given me the money

    • B.

      Would give me the money

    • C.

      Would have given me the money

    • D.

      Gave me the money

    Correct Answer
    D. Gave me the money
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "gave me the money." The sentence is in the past tense, so the correct verb form to use is "gave." The phrase "if my father" indicates a hypothetical situation, so the verb "gave" is used to express the possibility of the father giving the money in the past.

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  • 11. 

    If he hadn't been promoted, he would have quit his job. the underline words means.............

    • A.

      He kept his job

    • B.

      He would like to keep the job

    • C.

      He had to quit the job

    • D.

      He didn't like to keep his job

    Correct Answer
    D. He didn't like to keep his job
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "he didn't like to keep his job." This is because the sentence states that if he hadn't been promoted, he would have quit his job. This implies that he had a desire or intention to leave his job, indicating that he didn't like to keep it.

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  • 12. 

    'if all the student pass their final eximination, the teacher will give a party for them at his house.' this mean that ...... at the teacher's house.

    • A.

      There will possibly be a party

    • B.

      There has been a party

    • C.

      There is no party at all

    • D.

      There was a party

    Correct Answer
    A. There will possibly be a party
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that if all the students pass their final examination, the teacher will give a party for them at his house. This implies that there is a possibility of a party happening at the teacher's house in the future, but it does not confirm whether the party has already taken place or if there is no party at all.

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  • 13. 

    'Rudi would have lost his way in london if he hadn't able to speak English well.' the above sentence means:...............

    • A.

      Rudi got lost because his English was poor

    • B.

      Although Rudi's English was good, he got lost

    • C.

      As Rudi could not communicate in English, he got lost

    • D.

      Rudi didn't get lost because his English was good.

    Correct Answer
    D. Rudi didn't get lost because his English was good.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Rudi didn't get lost because his English was good." This means that Rudi was able to navigate London successfully because he could speak English well. The other options are incorrect because they either state that Rudi got lost due to his poor English or that he got lost despite having good English.

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  • 14. 

    I cannot finish this work unless you ......... me.

    • A.

      Helped

    • B.

      Don't help

    • C.

      Help

    • D.

      Didn't help

    Correct Answer
    B. Don't help
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "don't help". This is because the sentence is in the negative form, indicating that the speaker cannot finish the work unless the other person refrains from helping them.

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  • 15. 

    If I pass my final test, what...?

    • A.

      You will buy for me

    • B.

      Will you buy for me

    • C.

      Would you buy for me

    • D.

      You would buy for me

    Correct Answer
    B. Will you buy for me
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will you buy for me" because it is the appropriate question form to use when making a request or asking someone to do something in the future. In this case, the speaker is asking about a hypothetical situation where they pass their final test, and they are inquiring about what the other person would be willing to buy for them in that scenario.

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  • 16. 

    Unless I know the answer, I ......

    • A.

      Will answer

    • B.

      Won't answer

    • C.

      Would answer

    • D.

      Wouldn't answer

    Correct Answer
    A. Will answer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will answer". This is because the word "unless" suggests a condition or requirement that needs to be met in order for something to happen. In this case, the condition is "knowing the answer". So, the sentence can be understood as "I will answer only if I know the answer."

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  • 17. 

    What would you buy if,,,?

    • A.

      I give you much money

    • B.

      I gave you much money

    • C.

      I had given you much money

    • D.

      I will give you much money

    Correct Answer
    B. I gave you much money
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I gave you much money." This is the correct answer because it is in the past tense and matches the verb tense used in the question. The other options are either in the present or future tense, which do not match the verb tense used in the question.

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  • 18. 

    She will angry if....

    • A.

      We come late

    • B.

      We came late

    • C.

      We come early

    • D.

      We came early

    Correct Answer
    A. We come late
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "we come late" because the sentence is in the present tense and "will" is used to express a future condition. Therefore, if we come late in the future, she will become angry.

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  • 19. 

    The students won't understand the lesson .........

    • A.

      If the teacher explains it clearly

    • B.

      If the teacher explained it clearly

    • C.

      Unless the teacher explains it clearly

    • D.

      Unless the teacher explained it clearly

    Correct Answer
    A. If the teacher explains it clearly
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "if the teacher explains it clearly." This implies that the students will understand the lesson only if the teacher provides a clear explanation. The use of the present tense "explains" indicates a general truth or a habitual action, suggesting that clear explanations are necessary for student understanding.

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  • 20. 

    2. Oh no! We have no gas. Murat ...... to fill the tank.

    • A.

      could have forgotten

    • B.

      Should have forgotten

    • C.

      Must have forgotten

    • D.

      Is supposed to have forgotten

    • E.

      Would have forgotten would have forgotten

    Correct Answer
    C. Must have forgotten
    Explanation
    The sentence suggests that there is no gas and Murat needs to fill the tank. The phrase "must have forgotten" implies that the reason for not having gas is because Murat forgot to fill the tank. This is the most logical explanation given the context of the sentence. The other options do not fit the context as well.

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  • 21. 

    I had a test this morning. I didn't do well on the test because I didn't study for it last night. I__________ studied last night. 

    • A.

      Shouldn't have

    • B.

      Had better

    • C.

      Should have

    • D.

      Ought to

    Correct Answer
    C. Should have
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "should have". This is because the speaker is expressing regret or a missed opportunity in the past. They acknowledge that they didn't study for the test the night before, and now they realize that they should have studied.

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  • 22. 

    That's impossible! James ____________  at the party last night because he's in China. (99%-impossible)

    • A.

      Can't be

    • B.

      Couldn't be

    • C.

      Couldn't have been

    • D.

      Might been

    Correct Answer
    C. Couldn't have been
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "couldn't have been". This is because the statement is referring to a past event, the party last night, and James is currently in China. Therefore, it is not possible for him to have been at the party. "Couldn't have been" is the correct phrase to express this impossibility in the past.

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  • 23. 

    Jack _________come to our wedding, but we aren't sure. 

    • A.

      Might

    • B.

      Will

    • C.

      Must

    • D.

      May be

    Correct Answer
    A. Might
    Explanation
    The word "might" is the correct answer because it indicates a possibility or uncertainty. The sentence suggests that Jack may or may not come to the wedding, and "might" accurately conveys this uncertainty.

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  • 24. 

    Judy isn't home. She_______ have gone to Madrid, but I don't know.

    • A.

      Might

    • B.

      Could

    • C.

      Will

    • D.

      Can

    Correct Answer
    A. Might
    Explanation
    The word "might" is the correct answer because it suggests a possibility or uncertainty. The sentence implies that Judy is not at home and there is a chance she went to Madrid, but the speaker is unsure. "Could" and "can" could also work in this context, but "might" is the most appropriate choice as it conveys the idea of a potential action without making a definitive statement. "Will" is not suitable as it indicates a future action, which does not align with the context of the sentence.

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  • 25. 

    It _______ rain this evening. 

    • A.

      Could be

    • B.

      Had better

    • C.

      Might

    • D.

      Must

    Correct Answer
    C. Might
    Explanation
    The word "might" suggests a possibility or uncertainty. Therefore, the correct answer "might" indicates that there is a chance of rain this evening, but it is not certain.

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  • 26. 

    What do you call people who are careful and think a lot before making a decision?

    • A.

      Thoughtful

    • B.

      Serious

    • C.

      Even-tempered

    Correct Answer
    A. Thoughtful
    Explanation
    Thoughtful is the correct answer because people who are careful and think a lot before making a decision are often considered thoughtful. They take their time to consider all the possible outcomes and consequences before coming to a conclusion. This trait is often associated with being considerate, reflective, and cautious in decision-making processes.

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  • 27. 

    What do you call a person who is usually relaxed and doesn't worry too much in life?

    • A.

      Energetic

    • B.

      Moody

    • C.

      Easy-going

    Correct Answer
    C. Easy-going
    Explanation
    A person who is usually relaxed and doesn't worry too much in life is often referred to as easy-going. This term describes someone who is laid-back, flexible, and doesn't get easily stressed or worked up about things. They tend to have a calm and carefree attitude, taking life as it comes and not getting caught up in unnecessary worries or stressors. Being easy-going allows individuals to navigate through life with a sense of ease and adaptability.

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  • 28. 

    What do you call people who believe in themselves and in their own success?

    • A.

      Self-centred

    • B.

      Generous

    • C.

      Self-confident

    Correct Answer
    C. Self-confident
    Explanation
    Self-confident is the correct answer because it refers to individuals who have a strong belief in their own abilities and potential for success. They have a positive and assured attitude towards themselves and their goals, which helps them overcome challenges and achieve their objectives. This term accurately describes individuals who possess a strong sense of self-belief and are motivated to pursue their aspirations with determination and optimism.

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  • 29. 

    The people were afraid of the....................... man.

    • A.

      Aggressive

    • B.

      Aggression

    • C.

      Aggressively

    Correct Answer
    A. Aggressive
    Explanation
    The word "aggressive" is the correct answer because it is an adjective that describes the man. The sentence implies that the man possesses qualities or behaviors that make people afraid of him. "Aggressive" suggests that he may exhibit hostility, violence, or a strong assertiveness that intimidates others. This aligns with the context of the sentence, making it the most suitable choice among the given options.

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  • 30. 

    Teachers are happy when children are.......................to their lessons.

    • A.

      Attend

    • B.

      Attentive

    • C.

      Attention

    Correct Answer
    B. Attentive
    Explanation
    Teachers are happy when children are attentive to their lessons because it shows that they are actively engaged and focused on the material being taught. When students are attentive, they are more likely to understand and retain the information being presented, which can lead to better academic performance. Attentive students also contribute to a positive classroom environment by participating in discussions and asking questions, which can enhance the overall learning experience for everyone.

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  • 31. 

    The woman was aware of the ...................... man who was after her money.

    • A.

      Calculate

    • B.

      Calculation

    • C.

      Calculating

    Correct Answer
    C. Calculating
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "calculating" because it is an adjective form that describes the man as someone who is scheming or manipulative in his pursuit of the woman's money. The word "calculating" implies that the man is intentionally planning and strategizing to deceive or take advantage of the woman for financial gain.

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  • 32. 

    The girl had a lovely ...................... face.

    • A.

      Express

    • B.

      Expressive

    • C.

      Expression

    Correct Answer
    B. Expressive
    Explanation
    The word "expressive" is the correct answer because it describes a face that is able to convey or show emotions or feelings clearly. It suggests that the girl's face is able to communicate her thoughts and emotions effectively, indicating that she is able to express herself well through her facial expressions.

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  • 33. 

    Paul gave Susan a bunch of ....................flowers.

    • A.

      Fragrance

    • B.

      Fragrantly

    • C.

      Fragrant

    Correct Answer
    C. Fragrant
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fragrant" because it describes the flowers that Paul gave to Susan. Fragrant means having a pleasant or sweet smell, which makes sense in the context of giving flowers as a gift.

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  • 34. 

    J.F. Kennedy, an American president was an ........................ leader.

    • A.

      Inspire

    • B.

      Inspiring

    • C.

      Inspiration

    Correct Answer
    B. Inspiring
    Explanation
    J.F. Kennedy, an American president, was an inspiring leader. This means that he had the ability to motivate and influence others through his actions, words, and ideas. He was able to inspire and encourage people to work towards a common goal or to believe in a certain cause. Kennedy's leadership style and charisma made him a figure that people looked up to and admired, hence the term "inspiring" is used to describe him.

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  • 35. 

    She gave her partner a ................. look.

    • A.

      Know

    • B.

      Knowingly

    • C.

      Knowing

    Correct Answer
    C. Knowing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "knowing". In this sentence, the phrase "gave her partner a knowing look" suggests that she gave a look that conveyed understanding or awareness of something. The word "knowing" is used as an adjective to describe the type of look she gave.

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  • 36. 

    Clive was ................. about motor bikes.

    • A.

      Passionate

    • B.

      Passion

    • C.

      Passionately

    Correct Answer
    A. Passionate
    Explanation
    The word "passionate" is the correct answer because it is an adjective that describes Clive's feelings or emotions towards motor bikes. It indicates that Clive has a strong and intense love or enthusiasm for motor bikes.

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  • 37. 

    She married one of the most ..................... men in her city.

    • A.

      Power

    • B.

      Powerful

    • C.

      Powerfully

    Correct Answer
    B. Powerful
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "powerful" because it correctly describes the men she married as having a great amount of power or influence in her city.

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  • 38. 

    Sam is a highly ........................ teacher at this school.

    • A.

      Respect

    • B.

      Respective

    • C.

      Respected

    Correct Answer
    C. Respected
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "respected" because it is an adjective that describes Sam as being highly regarded or admired by others at the school. This suggests that Sam has earned the respect and admiration of both students and colleagues, indicating that he is a highly esteemed teacher.

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  • 39. 

    What do you call people who are determined to do what they want or what they planned to do?

    • A.

      Hard-working

    • B.

      Assertive

    • C.

      Decisive

    Correct Answer
    C. Decisive
    Explanation
    Decisive is the correct answer because it refers to individuals who are determined and firm in their choices and actions. They have the ability to make quick and effective decisions, and they are committed to following through with their plans and goals. This term accurately describes people who are resolute and unwavering in pursuing what they want or have planned to do.

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  • 40. 

    What do you call people who are good friends and you can always count on them?

    • A.

      Sociable

    • B.

      Honest

    • C.

      Sensitive

    Correct Answer
    C. Sensitive
    Explanation
    Sensitive is the correct answer because people who are good friends and can always be counted on are often empathetic and understanding. They are sensitive to the needs and emotions of others, making them reliable and supportive in times of need.

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  • 41. 

    What do you call a person who is able to accept to do other people's chores?

    • A.

      Flexible

    • B.

      Grief

    • C.

      Sensitive

    Correct Answer
    A. Flexible
    Explanation
    A person who is able to accept to do other people's chores can be called flexible. This term suggests that the person is adaptable and willing to help others by taking on tasks that may not be their own responsibility.

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  • 42. 

    What do you call a person who is practical and doesn't get into trouble?

    • A.

      Ambitious

    • B.

      Sensible

    • C.

      Sympathetic

    Correct Answer
    C. Sympathetic
    Explanation
    A person who is practical and doesn't get into trouble is often referred to as "sensible". This term implies that the individual is level-headed, rational, and makes wise decisions, avoiding unnecessary risks or complications. The term "sympathetic" refers to someone who is understanding and compassionate towards others, which is not necessarily related to being practical or trouble-free. Therefore, "sensible" is the most appropriate term to describe a person who fits the given description.

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  • 43. 

    When you get dumped and fired in the same day often you are.......

    • A.

      Impulsive

    • B.

      Ashamed

    • C.

      Depressed

    • D.

      Jealous

    Correct Answer
    C. Depressed
    Explanation
    depression - mental state that can occur after many bad and sad incidents

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  • 44. 

    How would you call a person that works very hard to achieve a goal?

    • A.

      Self disipline

    • B.

      Flexible

    • C.

      Upset

    • D.

      Grief

    Correct Answer
    A. Self disipline
    Explanation
    dilligent = very hard working

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