TOEFL: Sentence Practice 1

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Sentence Practice 1


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  • 1. 

    There is a law in France, which says that only the family has the right to decide what _______ or not known about the health of a patient.”

    • A.

      Must be known

    • B.

      Must have known

    • C.

      Must have been known

    • D.

      Must have been being known

    Correct Answer
    A. Must be known
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "must be known" because the sentence is talking about a law in France that gives the family the right to decide what information is known about a patient's health. The phrase "must be known" indicates that it is necessary for certain information to be known, aligning with the context of the sentence. The other options ("must have known," "must have been known," and "must have been being known") do not fit grammatically or contextually in the sentence.

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  • 2. 

    A top US disease expert said this week that killer virus "Bird Flu" was the world’s number one health threat and should _______ .

    • A.

      Be took serious

    • B.

      Be took seriously

    • C.

      Be taken serious

    • D.

      Be taken seriously

    Correct Answer
    D. Be taken seriously
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "be taken seriously". In this sentence, the verb "be" is followed by the past participle "taken", indicating that the action should be done in a serious manner. The adverb "seriously" modifies the verb "taken", emphasizing the importance of the action.

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  • 3. 

    After much criticism, the politician _______ his controversial statement of the previous day.

    • A.

      Quickly retracted

    • B.

      Quickly retracted to

    • C.

      Quickly was retracted

    • D.

      Quickly has retracted

    Correct Answer
    A. Quickly retracted
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "quickly retracted" because it implies that the politician took back or withdrew their controversial statement in a fast manner, possibly due to the negative feedback or backlash they received. This suggests that the politician realized their mistake and wanted to rectify it promptly.

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  • 4. 

     The vague and misleading instructions _______ in two entirely opposite ways.

    • A.

      Could been interpreted

    • B.

      Could be interpret

    • C.

      Could easily be interpreted

    • D.

      Could easily interpreted

    Correct Answer
    C. Could easily be interpreted
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "could easily be interpreted" because the phrase "be interpreted" is the correct form of the verb in this sentence. The word "could" indicates possibility, and "easily" describes how the interpretation could be done.

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  • 5. 

    The beginning of the Symbolist movement in art __________ having begun in the late 1880's.

    • A.

      Is regarded as

    • B.

      Is regarded

    • C.

      Is regarding

    • D.

      Regarded as

    Correct Answer
    A. Is regarded as
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is regarded as." This is because the phrase "is regarded as" is grammatically correct and fits well with the sentence structure. It implies that the beginning of the Symbolist movement in art is commonly accepted or acknowledged to have started in the late 1880's.

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  • 6. 

    We don't know __________ taught us noun clauses before.

    • A.

      If the teacher has

    • B.

      The teacher has

    • C.

      The teacher hasn't

    • D.

      Whether teacher

    Correct Answer
    A. If the teacher has
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "if the teacher has" because it suggests that the speaker is uncertain about whether or not the teacher has taught them noun clauses before. The word "if" implies a condition or uncertainty, indicating that the speaker is unsure about the teacher's actions.

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  • 7. 

    The teacher didn't know _______ .

    • A.

      Which noun clauses teach

    • B.

      Which noun clauses to teach

    • C.

      Why noun clauses to teach

    • D.

      When noun clauses to teach

    Correct Answer
    B. Which noun clauses to teach
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "which noun clauses to teach". This is because the sentence is indicating that the teacher lacked knowledge about a specific aspect, which is "which noun clauses to teach". The other options do not fit the context of the sentence as they do not provide a suitable explanation for the teacher's lack of knowledge.

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  • 8. 

    Can you please tell me ________ ?

    • A.

      What time the next bus arrives

    • B.

      What time arrives the next bus

    • C.

      When arrives the next bus

    • D.

      When arrives the bus

    Correct Answer
    A. What time the next bus arrives
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "what time the next bus arrives" because it follows the correct word order in English. In a question, the subject (the next bus) comes before the verb (arrives), and the question word (what time) comes at the beginning of the sentence.

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  • 9. 

    The judges had an extremely hard time deciding _______ .

    • A.

      Who's painting was the best

    • B.

      Whose painting was the best

    • C.

      Painting who was the best

    • D.

      The best painting was who

    Correct Answer
    B. Whose painting was the best
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "whose painting was the best". The phrase "whose painting was the best" is grammatically correct and expresses the idea that the judges had difficulty determining which painting was the best among a group of paintings. The other options have incorrect word order or grammar, making them incorrect choices.

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  • 10. 

    _______ is a mystery. I wish that I could ask him.

    • A.

      How did it

    • B.

      What he did it

    • C.

      How he did it

    • D.

      When did it

    Correct Answer
    C. How he did it
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the manner in which something was done, specifically referring to an unknown person. The phrase "I wish that I could ask him" indicates a desire to know the method or process used by this person. Therefore, the correct answer is "How he did it," as it directly addresses the question being asked.

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  • 11. 

    I think Jane deserved to be fired for her __________ .

    • A.

      Totally behavior irresponsible

    • B.

      Behavior totally irresponsible

    • C.

      Irresponsible totally behavior

    • D.

      Totally irresponsible behavior

    Correct Answer
    D. Totally irresponsible behavior
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "totally irresponsible behavior" because it is the only option that correctly uses the adverb "totally" to modify the adjective "irresponsible" before the noun "behavior". The other options either place the adverb in the wrong position or use the wrong word order, making them grammatically incorrect.

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  • 12. 

    _______ appeared to be coming from the science lab next door.

    • A.

      The pungent unpleasant odor of burning plastic

    • B.

      The unpleasant pungent odor of burning plastic

    • C.

      The pungent unpleasant odor of plastic burning

    • D.

      The unpleasant odor pungent of burning plastic

    Correct Answer
    B. The unpleasant pungent odor of burning plastic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The unpleasant pungent odor of burning plastic." This answer is correct because it follows the correct adjective order in English, which is opinion (unpleasant) followed by size (pungent), and then the noun (odor) and verb phrase (burning plastic).

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  • 13. 

    One of Jane's favorite subjects in school is drama because _______ lots of fun and enjoys being part of it all.

    • A.

      Has really she

    • B.

      She really has

    • C.

      She really is

    • D.

      Is she really

    Correct Answer
    B. She really has
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "she really has". This is because the sentence structure requires a verb after the word "because", and "has" is the correct verb form to match with the subject "she". Additionally, the phrase "she really has" indicates that Jane truly possesses the enjoyment and involvement in drama, emphasizing her genuine interest in the subject.

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  • 14. 

    Only after they had completed the analysis to that degree _______ how to apply technology to the needs of our enterprise.

    • A.

      Did they ask to begin

    • B.

      Did they begin to ask

    • C.

      They did begin to ask

    • D.

      To ask did they begin

    Correct Answer
    B. Did they begin to ask
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "did they begin to ask." This is because the sentence follows the structure of an inverted sentence, where the auxiliary verb "did" is placed before the subject "they" in order to form a question. The phrase "begin to ask" is the correct verb phrase to use in this context, as it indicates that they started to inquire about something.

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  • 15. 

    The archaeologists were astonished to find such _______ at that particular site.

    • A.

      An incredibly rare beautiful artifact

    • B.

      A rare incredibly beautiful artifact

    • C.

      A beautiful artifact incredibly rare

    • D.

      An incredibly beautiful rare artifact

    Correct Answer
    D. An incredibly beautiful rare artifact
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "an incredibly beautiful rare artifact" because it follows the correct order of adjectives. In English, the usual order for multiple adjectives is opinion, size, age, shape, color, origin, material, and purpose. In this case, "incredibly" describes the opinion, "beautiful" describes the size, and "rare" describes the age. "Artifact" is the noun being described.

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  • 16. 

    Choose the correct question form and explain:  a.  Do you know where should I put this?  b.  Do you know where I should put this?

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