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Information Engineer SENTENCE STRUCTURE (30 minutes)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The sentences below are not complete. There are four options for each question. Choose the best word to complete the sentence and press the button next to itMr. Jones _______ the company since 1990.

    • A.

      Runs

    • B.

      Is running

    • C.

      Has run

    • D.

      Ran

    Correct Answer
    C. Has run
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has run" because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, which is used to talk about an action that started in the past and is still happening or has just finished. "Has run" is the correct form of the verb "run" in the present perfect tense.

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  • 2. 

    The bookshop _______ next to the town hall.

    • A.

      is put

    • B.

      Has the post

    • C.

      Position

    • D.

      is located

    Correct Answer
    D. is located
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is located". This answer is appropriate because it suggests that the bookshop can be found or situated next to the town hall.

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  • 3. 

    _______ his parents allow him or not, John intends to go to the party.

    • A.

      Whether

    • B.

      While

    • C.

      Although

    • D.

      Despite

    Correct Answer
    A. Whether
    Explanation
    The word "whether" is used to introduce a clause indicating a choice between two possibilities. In this sentence, it suggests that John intends to go to the party regardless of whether his parents allow him or not. The other options, "while," "although," and "despite," do not convey the same meaning and are not appropriate in this context.

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  • 4. 

    _______ people know the town better than old Jake here.

    • A.

      The few

    • B.

      Only the few

    • C.

      Only few

    • D.

      Few

    Correct Answer
    D. Few
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Few". This is because the word "few" is used to indicate a small number or amount. In this context, it suggests that there are only a small number of people who know the town better than old Jake. The other options ("The few", "Only the few", and "Only few") do not convey the same meaning and are grammatically incorrect.

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  • 5. 

    You must boil those vegetables before _______ in the stew.

    • A.

      Using them

    • B.

      Their used

    • C.

      The use

    • D.

      Using

    Correct Answer
    D. Using
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "using". In order to incorporate the vegetables into the stew, they must be boiled first. The word "using" indicates the action of utilizing the vegetables in the cooking process.

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  • 6. 

    _______ knows that Dallas is not the capital of Texas.

    • A.

      Anyone

    • B.

      Many persons

    • C.

      Not everyone

    • D.

      Somebody

    Correct Answer
    C. Not everyone
    Explanation
    The given correct answer suggests that there are some people who do not know that Dallas is not the capital of Texas. It implies that while there may be many individuals who are aware of this fact, there are also others who are not. Therefore, the statement "Not everyone knows that Dallas is not the capital of Texas" accurately reflects this understanding.

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  • 7. 

    The first congress _______ in 1776

    • A.

      Was hold

    • B.

      Were held

    • C.

      Took place

    • D.

      Took over

    Correct Answer
    C. Took place
    Explanation
    In this sentence, "took place" is the correct answer because it accurately describes the action of the first congress occurring in 1776. "Was hold" is grammatically incorrect, "were held" is in the wrong verb tense, and "took over" does not accurately convey the action of the congress occurring.

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  • 8. 

    If we are in town we ________ go to the cinema.

    • A.

      Should too

    • B.

      Might as well

    • C.

      Do have to

    • D.

      Used to

    Correct Answer
    B. Might as well
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the phrase "might as well" is used to express that if the speaker is in town, they see going to the cinema as a reasonable or logical option. It implies that there is no strong reason not to go to the cinema, so it would be a good idea to do so. The other options do not convey the same meaning or fit well in the sentence.

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  • 9. 

    The park is named ________ the town's first mayor.

    • A.

      In respect of

    • B.

      Owing to

    • C.

      In honour of

    • D.

      Of the memory of

    Correct Answer
    C. In honour of
    Explanation
    The park is named "in honour of" the town's first mayor. This phrase suggests that the park was named as a tribute or a mark of respect for the town's first mayor. It implies that the mayor has made significant contributions to the town, and naming the park after them is a way to honor their memory and legacy.

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  • 10. 

    She got married _______ while on holiday in Hawaii.

    • A.

      Secretly

    • B.

      Together

    • C.

      Unexpected

    • D.

      With Tom

    Correct Answer
    A. Secretly
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "secretly" because it implies that the marriage was done in a private or concealed manner, without the knowledge or awareness of others. This suggests that the marriage was not openly announced or celebrated, possibly indicating that the person did not want others to know about it.

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  • 11. 

    What did you want to do that _______ ?  

    • A.

      Reason

    • B.

      For

    • C.

      Because

    • D.

      Thing

    Correct Answer
    B. For
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "for". This is because the word "for" is used to express the purpose or reason for wanting to do something. It indicates the intention or motivation behind the action.

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  • 12. 

    Spring is _______ . It will be warmer soon.

    • A.

      On the way

    • B.

      to be coming

    • C.

      Eventually

    • D.

      Prepared now

    Correct Answer
    A. On the way
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on the way". This phrase suggests that spring is approaching or coming soon. It implies that the current season is transitioning into spring and that warmer weather can be expected in the near future.

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  • 13. 

     ______ in 1937, the Golden Gate bridge is a symbol of San Francisco.

    • A.

      Building

    • B.

      Construction

    • C.

      Made

    • D.

      Completed

    Correct Answer
    D. Completed
    Explanation
    The word "completed" is the correct answer because it accurately describes the status of the Golden Gate Bridge. The bridge was finished in 1937, indicating that the construction process had come to an end and the bridge was fully built. As a result, it has become an iconic symbol of San Francisco.

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  • 14. 

    TThe US constitution ________ three branches of government - legislative, executive and judicial.

    • A.

      Is permitted for having

    • B.

      Can allow in

    • C.

      Provides for

    • D.

      foresees as being

    Correct Answer
    C. Provides for
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "provides for". The US constitution establishes and outlines the existence and powers of the three branches of government - legislative, executive, and judicial. The phrase "provides for" accurately captures this idea, indicating that the constitution includes provisions for the establishment and functioning of these branches.

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  • 15. 

    You will find more information in the ________ .

    • A.

      Attached file

    • B.

      attached to file

    • C.

      file what is attached

    • D.

      Attachment file

    Correct Answer
    A. Attached file
    Explanation
    The phrase "attached file" is the correct answer because it directly refers to a file that is connected or linked to another document or message. This phrase is commonly used in emails or online platforms to indicate that there is a file accompanying the message or document being discussed.

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  • 16. 

    Downtown Chicago _______ Manhattan, has very distinctive architecture.

    • A.

      Same with

    • B.

      Like

    • C.

      Similar for

    • D.

      as same

    Correct Answer
    B. Like
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "like". This is because the sentence is comparing the architecture of Downtown Chicago to that of Manhattan. The word "like" is used to show similarity or resemblance between two things.

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  • 17. 

    The _______ state of the US, Alaska, was purchased from Russia in the last century.

    • A.

      North

    • B.

      Northernmost

    • C.

      Northerly

    • D.

      Northest

    Correct Answer
    B. Northernmost
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "northernmost" because it is used to describe the superlative form of "north" and indicates the extreme northern position of Alaska in relation to the other states in the US.

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  • 18. 

    There has been an increase in the price of oil in ___---- weeks.

    • A.

      Recent

    • B.

      Just passed

    • C.

      Some

    • D.

      Yesterday's

    Correct Answer
    A. Recent
    Explanation
    The word "recent" is the correct answer because it indicates a general and unspecified period of time that is close to the present. The other options, such as "just passed," "some," and "yesterday's," are more specific and do not convey the same sense of a recent increase in price.

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  • 19. 

    ________ the American system of primaries, election campaigns begin very early.

    • A.

      As result

    • B.

      Consequently

    • C.

      Even if

    • D.

      Because of

    Correct Answer
    D. Because of
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Because of". This is because the phrase "Because of" is used to indicate a reason or cause. In this context, it suggests that the early start of election campaigns is a result or consequence of the American system of primaries.

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  • 20. 

    _______ minutes will show us which ...... the meeting.

    • A.

      Directors had attendance

    • B.

      The directors were at

    • C.

      Directors attended

    • D.

      Were directors present at

    Correct Answer
    C. Directors attended
    Explanation
    The phrase "_______ minutes will show us which directors attended the meeting" suggests that the minutes of the meeting contain information about the directors who were present. Therefore, the correct answer is "directors attended."

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  • 21. 

    Give me three minutes and I'll _______ .

    • A.

      Return you call

    • B.

      Call you in back

    • C.

      Get back to you

    • D.

      Be phoned back

    Correct Answer
    C. Get back to you
    Explanation
    The phrase "get back to you" means to return a call or respond to someone after a period of time. Therefore, if the speaker is given three minutes, they will use that time to respond or contact the person they are speaking to.

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  • 22. 

    The United States has presidential elections ________ every four years.

    • A.

      At least

    • B.

      there is one

    • C.

      One being

    • D.

      One is held

    Correct Answer
    A. At least
    Explanation
    Presidential elections in the United States are held every four years, but it is possible for additional elections to take place within that time frame. Therefore, the phrase "at least" accurately reflects the fact that there could be more than one presidential election in a four-year period.

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  • 23. 

    Will candidates please ______ section 2 on the paper.

    • A.

      turn on

    • B.

      page to

    • C.

      turn to

    • D.

      page on

    Correct Answer
    C. turn to
    Explanation
    The phrase "turn to" is the correct answer because it is commonly used to indicate the action of moving to a specific page or section in a book or paper. In this context, the instruction is asking candidates to locate and refer to section 2 in the paper by turning to that page.

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  • 24. 

    Please ask Mr. Smith if I __----- him next week.

    • A.

      Am seeing

    • B.

      See

    • C.

      Will be seen

    • D.

      Can be seeing

    Correct Answer
    A. Am seeing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am seeing" because the sentence is in the present tense and is asking about a future action. "Am seeing" is the correct form of the verb "to see" in the present continuous tense, indicating an action that will happen in the future.

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  • 25. 

    You _______ to register for this course.

    • A.

      Mustn't

    • B.

      Shouldn't

    • C.

      Don't need

    • D.

      Can have

    Correct Answer
    C. Don't need
    Explanation
    The phrase "don't need" indicates that there is no requirement or obligation to register for the course. It suggests that registering for the course is optional and not necessary.

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  • 26. 

    We have been working hard. Let's _______ a break.

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Take

    • C.

      Make

    • D.

      Find

    Correct Answer
    B. Take
    Explanation
    After stating that "we have been working hard," the phrase "let's take a break" suggests that the appropriate action to follow is to take a break. "Take" in this context means to engage in or experience something, in this case, a break. The other options, such as "do," "make," or "find," do not fit the context and do not convey the idea of taking a break.

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  • 27. 

    As you drive down the road, take the _______, and you will see his house ahead.

    • A.

      Left second turn

    • B.

      Left turn

    • C.

      Second turn left

    • D.

      Left turning

    Correct Answer
    C. Second turn left
    Explanation
    As you drive down the road, take the second turn to the left, and you will see his house ahead.

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  • 28. 

    ________ you paid me twice the salary, I wouldn't take that job.

    • A.

      Although

    • B.

      Despite

    • C.

      Though

    • D.

      Even if

    Correct Answer
    D. Even if
    Explanation
    The phrase "Even if" is used to introduce a hypothetical situation or condition that is unlikely or contrary to reality. In this context, it suggests that the speaker is not interested in taking the job, regardless of the salary being doubled. The other options, such as "Although," "Despite," and "Though," do not convey the same meaning of a hypothetical condition.

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  • 29. 

    ________ others ahead of yourself is easy to say, but harder to do.

    • A.

      Put

    • B.

      Putting

    • C.

      The putting

    • D.

      For putting

    Correct Answer
    B. Putting
    Explanation
    Putting others ahead of yourself is easy to say, but harder to do. This means that it is easy to talk about prioritizing the needs and well-being of others before your own, but it is more challenging to actually take action and consistently put others first. The word "putting" is the present participle form of the verb "put," which accurately conveys the ongoing and continuous nature of this action.

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  • 30. 

    I'm a bit busy right now, can you _______?

    • A.

      Recall me

    • B.

      Return my call

    • C.

      Rephone

    • D.

      Call back

    Correct Answer
    D. Call back
    Explanation
    The phrase "can you call back?" is the correct answer because it is a polite and common way to ask someone to return a phone call. It implies that the person is currently occupied and unable to talk, but would like the other person to contact them at a later time.

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  • 31. 

    Mr. Jones has studied the matter _______, and he will now present his conclusions.

    • A.

      Profoundly

    • B.

      in depth

    • C.

      Fundamentally

    • D.

      For serious

    Correct Answer
    B. in depth
    Explanation
    The phrase "in depth" means to thoroughly or extensively study a subject or matter. In the given sentence, it is stated that Mr. Jones has studied the matter "in depth," indicating that he has thoroughly examined and analyzed it. Therefore, he is now ready to present his conclusions based on his comprehensive understanding of the subject.

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  • 32. 

    The Texan accent is very _______.

    • A.

      Distinctive

    • B.

      Recognised

    • C.

      Unique

    • D.

      Diverse

    Correct Answer
    A. Distinctive
    Explanation
    The Texan accent is very distinctive because it has unique pronunciation patterns and intonations that set it apart from other accents. It is easily recognizable and can be easily distinguished from other accents.

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  • 33. 

    Can you tell me how to _______ the airport?

    • A.

      Arrive in

    • B.

      Achieve

    • C.

      Get to

    • D.

      Attain

    Correct Answer
    C. Get to
    Explanation
    The phrase "get to" is the correct answer because it is commonly used to indicate the action of reaching or arriving at a destination, in this case, the airport.

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  • 34. 

    He has lost a lot of weight _______ he went on that diet.

    • A.

      in time

    • B.

      Since

    • C.

      Even though

    • D.

      When

    Correct Answer
    B. Since
    Explanation
    The word "since" is used to indicate a cause-and-effect relationship or a reason for something. In this sentence, the phrase "he went on that diet" is the reason for the statement "he has lost a lot of weight." Therefore, "since" is the appropriate word to connect these two ideas and show that the weight loss occurred as a result of going on the diet.

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  • 35. 

    It's raining again. It's _______ the weather improved.

    • A.

      in time

    • B.

      For time

    • C.

      The time

    • D.

      about time

    Correct Answer
    D. about time
    Explanation
    The phrase "about time" is used to express the feeling that something should have happened sooner or that it is long overdue. In this context, the speaker is expressing their relief or satisfaction that the weather has finally improved after a period of rain.

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