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  • 1. 

    The doctor didn't ___ his patients yesterday

    • A.

      Visited

    • B.

      Visit

    • C.

      Visiting

    • D.

      Visits

    Correct Answer
    B. Visit
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "visit" because the sentence is in the past tense and the verb should be in the simple past form. "Visited" is the past tense form of "visit" and is the correct choice here.

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  • 2. 

    I ___ to New York tommorow

    • A.

      Will go

    • B.

      Went

    Correct Answer
    A. Will go
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will go" because the sentence is talking about a future action that is going to happen tomorrow. The verb "will" is used to express future tense, and "go" is the appropriate verb to use in this context.

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  • 3. 

    He used ___ his teeth five times a day but now only three rimes

    • A.

      Brush

    • B.

      Brushed

    • C.

      Brushes

    • D.

      Brushing

    • E.

      To brush

    Correct Answer
    E. To brush
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to brush" because it fits grammatically in the sentence and maintains the parallel structure. The sentence is discussing a change in someone's dental hygiene habits, indicating that they used to brush their teeth five times a day but now only three times. The phrase "to brush" is used to express the action of brushing teeth in an infinitive form, which is appropriate in this context.

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  • 4. 

    Does he ___ too much ?

    • A.

      Works

    • B.

      Work

    • C.

      Working

    • D.

      Has worked

    • E.

      Worked

    Correct Answer
    B. Work
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the subject "he" and whether he does something excessively. The correct verb form to use in this case is "work" because it agrees with the subject "he" and is in the present tense. The other options are either in the past tense ("worked" and "has worked") or the present participle form ("working"), which do not match the subject and tense of the sentence.

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  • 5. 

    When he left the office she ___ on her table

    • A.

      Still works

    • B.

      Has still worked

    • C.

      Was still working

    • D.

      Still worked

    • E.

      Is still working

    Correct Answer
    C. Was still working
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was still working." This is because the sentence is in the past tense and the verb "work" should also be in the past tense to maintain consistency. The use of "was" indicates that the action of working was ongoing at the time he left the office.

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  • 6. 

    Mary ______ six years old.

    • A.

      Has

    • B.

      Have

    • C.

      Is

    • D.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    C. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because the subject "Mary" is singular, so we use the singular form of the verb "to be" which is "is".

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  • 7. 

    Alice ______ go to the concert tomorrow.

    • A.

      Don't

    • B.

      Isn't

    • C.

      Wasn't

    • D.

      Won't

    Correct Answer
    D. Won't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "won't". This is because "won't" is the contraction of "will not", indicating a future negative action or event. In this case, Alice will not go to the concert tomorrow.

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  • 8. 

    She knocked the door while he ___

    • A.

      Is sleeping

    • B.

      Sleeps

    • C.

      Has slept

    • D.

      Will sleep

    • E.

      Was sleeping

    Correct Answer
    E. Was sleeping
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was sleeping" because it is in the past continuous tense, indicating that the action of sleeping was happening at the same time as the action of knocking the door.

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  • 9. 

    They never ______ wine.

    • A.

      Drink

    • B.

      Drinks

    • C.

      Drunk

    • D.

      Drinking

    Correct Answer
    A. Drink
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "drink" because the sentence is in present tense and the subject "they" is plural. Therefore, the correct verb form to use is "drink."

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  • 10. 

    The old man ___ to cinema when he was a child

    • A.

      Will go

    • B.

      Used to go

    • C.

      Goes

    Correct Answer
    B. Used to go
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "used to go" because it implies that the old man had a habit of going to the cinema when he was a child. The phrase "used to" is used to talk about past habits or repeated actions that no longer happen in the present. Therefore, it suggests that going to the cinema was a regular activity for the old man during his childhood.

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  • 11. 

    Our alarm clock is set to go ___ at 6 a.m.

    • A.

      Away

    • B.

      Up

    • C.

      Out

    • D.

      Off

    Correct Answer
    D. Off
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "off" because when an alarm clock is set to go off, it means that it will stop making noise or ringing at the designated time, which in this case is 6 a.m.

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  • 12. 

    The math teacher lets students chew gum in class, but the French teacher does not put ___ woth it.

    • A.

      Over

    • B.

      Out

    • C.

      Up

    • D.

      Along

    Correct Answer
    C. Up
    Explanation
    The phrase "put up with it" means to tolerate or endure something. In this context, the French teacher does not tolerate or endure students chewing gum in class. Therefore, the correct answer is "up" as it completes the phrase and conveys the idea that the French teacher does not put up with students chewing gum.

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  • 13. 

    The kindergarten teachers told Barbara that Max had tried to lead the other children in an ______.

    • A.

      Uppity

    • B.

      Uptight

    • C.

      Upturn

    • D.

      Uprising

    Correct Answer
    D. Uprising
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "uprising". The word "uprising" implies a rebellion or revolt, suggesting that Max attempted to lead the other children in a rebellious or defiant act. This aligns with the context provided by the sentence, indicating that Max's behavior was not in line with what was expected or desired by the kindergarten teachers.

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  • 14. 

    Max didn't like the kindergarten's rule against chewing gum in class, but the teachers said they would ______ the rule.

    • A.

      Uphill

    • B.

      Uphold

    • C.

      Uptight

    • D.

      Upkeep

    Correct Answer
    B. Uphold
    Explanation
    The word "uphold" means to support or maintain a rule or decision. In this context, the teachers said they would uphold the rule against chewing gum in class, meaning they would continue to enforce and follow the rule.

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  • 15. 

    Harry was confused, but he decided to travel ______ the following summer instead of going home.

    • A.

      Akin

    • B.

      Amuch

    • C.

      Alight

    • D.

      Abroad

    Correct Answer
    D. Abroad
    Explanation
    The word "abroad" in this context means to travel to a foreign country or to go on an international trip. Harry, feeling confused, made the decision to travel abroad during the following summer instead of returning home. This implies that he wanted to explore new places and have a different experience by visiting a foreign country.

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