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In grammar, tense is a category that expresses time reference. Tenses are usually manifested by the use of specific forms of verbs, particularly in their conjugation patterns.
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  • 1. 

    The list of the broadcast in this week are ; breezy, chilly, cool, clear and _________

    • A.

      Dry

    • B.

      Dried

    • C.

      Dryly

    • D.

      Dryness

    Correct Answer
    A. Dry
    Explanation
    The given list of words consists of adjectives that describe weather conditions. The missing word should also be an adjective that describes a weather condition. Out of the options provided, "Dry" is the only adjective that fits this requirement. It describes a lack of moisture or precipitation in the atmosphere, which is a common weather condition.

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  • 2. 

    The minister education suggested having a standard of healthy life and __________ the quality of life.

    • A.

      Improve

    • B.

      Improved

    • C.

      To improving

    • D.

      Improving

    Correct Answer
    D. Improving
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Improving" because it is the correct form of the verb to match the subject "suggested." The minister of education suggested that there should be a standard of healthy life and that it should improve the quality of life.

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  • 3. 

      It is zebra crossing; cars __________ stop to let us cross here.

    • A.

      Have to

    • B.

      Should

    • C.

      Need to

    • D.

      May

    Correct Answer
    A. Have to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Have to" because zebra crossings are designated areas for pedestrians to cross the road, and it is a legal requirement for cars to stop and allow pedestrians to cross. "Have to" implies a mandatory action, which accurately reflects the rule of stopping at a zebra crossing.

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  • 4. 

    The duties of the new secretary are to answer the telephone, to type letters and ______________ the book keeping.

    • A.

      Doing

    • B.

      Did

    • C.

      Do

    • D.

      To do

    Correct Answer
    D. To do
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to do" because it maintains parallel structure with the previous verbs "answer" and "type." The sentence structure suggests that the secretary's duties include answering the telephone, typing letters, and doing the bookkeeping.

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  • 5. 

    After the reward had been distributed, the participants ___________ out of the room.

    • A.

      Went

    • B.

      Have gone

    • C.

      Were Going

    • D.

      Go

    Correct Answer
    A. Went
    Explanation
    After the reward had been distributed, the participants "went" out of the room. This is the correct answer because "went" is the past tense form of the verb "go," which is the appropriate verb to use in this context to indicate the action of leaving the room.

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  • 6. 

    The parliament need to rethink, revise, and _________.

    Correct Answer
    Reform
    Explanation
    The word "reform" is the correct answer because it completes the sentence in a logical and grammatically correct manner. The sentence suggests that the parliament needs to reconsider and make changes to something, and "reform" fits perfectly in this context. It implies that the parliament should review existing systems or policies and make improvements or alterations to them.

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  • 7. 

    (be)________a very enjoyable day.

    Correct Answer
    was
  • 8. 

    Tywe (take)_______a long walk. when we (get)_____pe question here. 

    Correct Answer
    Took, got
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Took, got." In the sentence, "Tywe took a long walk" indicates that Tywe performed the action of taking a walk. Additionally, "we got the question here" implies that "we" received or obtained the question. Therefore, the correct forms of the verbs are "took" and "got."

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  • 9. 

    _____to him for a fifteen or twenty minutes.

    Correct Answer
    spoke
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "spoke". The word "spoke" is the correct past tense form of the verb "speak". In the given sentence, the verb needs to be in the past tense to match the time frame indicated by the phrase "for fifteen or twenty minutes". Therefore, "spoke" is the appropriate choice as it correctly conveys the action of someone talking to him in the past.

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  • 10. 

    Who (be)_____an artist, (draw)______

    Correct Answer
    was, drew
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was, drew". In this sentence, the subject "who" is referring to a person who was an artist in the past. Therefore, the past tense of the verb "to be" is used, which is "was". The verb "to draw" is also in the past tense, "drew", to indicate that the person performed this action in the past as well.

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