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  • 1. 

    Every Monday, Sally __________________ (drive) her kids to football practice. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "drives" because the sentence is in present simple tense and "Sally" is a singular noun, so the verb should be in the third person singular form.

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  • 2. 

    Usually, I ____________________ (work) as a secretary.

    Explanation
    The given sentence is in the present simple tense and is a statement about a habitual or regular action. The verb "work" is used in its base form without any additional helping verbs or conjugations. Therefore, the correct answer is "work."

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  • 3. 

     Now I __________________________ (study) French at a language school in Paris. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "am studying" or "'m studying". These options are the present continuous tense forms of the verb "study" in the first person singular. They indicate that the action of studying French is currently happening. Both forms are grammatically correct and can be used interchangeably in this context.

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  • 4. 

    Shhhhh! Be quiet! John ____________________ (sleep). 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is sleeping,'s sleeping". In this sentence, we are talking about John's current state of sleeping, so we use the present continuous tense "is sleeping". Additionally, the contraction "'s" is short for "is" and is used to indicate possession or a characteristic, so we can also say "John's sleeping". Both forms are correct in this context.

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  • 5. 

    I hate living in Seattle because it always ____________________ (rain). 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "rains" because the sentence is in present tense and the verb "rain" needs to be conjugated to match the subject "it".

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  • 6. 

    I'm sorry I can't hear what you ____________________ (say).

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are saying,'re saying". This is because the sentence is in the present tense and requires the use of the present continuous tense to indicate an ongoing action. Therefore, "are saying" is used for the first person singular and plural pronouns. Additionally, the contraction "'re" is used for the second person singular and plural pronouns.

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  • 7. 

    It's so noisy here. Everybody ____________________ (talk) so loudly. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is talking,'s talking". This is because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action happening at the moment. The verb "talk" is being performed by everybody, which is a plural subject. Therefore, the correct form of the verb is "is talking" for singular subjects and "'s talking" for plural subjects.

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  • 8. 

    Justin ___________________________ (currently / write) a book about his adventures in Tibet.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is currently writing," 's currently writing. This is because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action that is happening at the moment of speaking. The correct form of the verb "write" in the present continuous tense is "is currently writing" for the third person singular (he, she, it) and "'s currently writing" for the contraction of "is" and "currently" for the first person singular (I).

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  • 9. 

    This delicious chocolate ____________________ (be) made by a small chocolatier in Zurich, Switzerland.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because the sentence is in the present tense and refers to something happening currently. The verb "be" needs to be conjugated to match the subject "This delicious chocolate."

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  • 10. 

    In the future, James __________________ (want) to become a banker. 

    Explanation
    The given sentence is in the present tense and is talking about James's future aspiration. Therefore, the correct verb form to use in this case is "wants."

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  • 11. 

    There __________________ (be) a bank in a nearby town.

    Explanation
    The given correct answer "is" is appropriate because it agrees with the subject "There" which is singular. In this sentence, "There" is used as a dummy subject to indicate the existence of something. Therefore, the correct form of the verb "to be" to use with a singular subject is "is".

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  • 12. 

    James __________________ (have) to take the bus to get to the store. 

    Explanation
    The given sentence is in the present tense and is referring to a singular subject, James. In the present tense, when the subject is a third-person singular pronoun (he, she, it), we use "has" as the helping verb. Therefore, the correct answer is "has."

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  • 13. 

    The bus __________________ (leave) at 5:30 in the morning.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "leaves" because the sentence is in the present tense and is referring to a habitual action. The verb "leave" needs to agree with the subject "bus" and in this case, it should be in the third person singular form, which is "leaves".

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  • 14. 

    James ________________________ (not / like) to spend so much time waiting for the bus. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "does not like" or "doesn't like" because the sentence is in the present tense and refers to a habitual dislike. The word "not" is used to negate the verb "like," indicating that James has a dislike for spending a lot of time waiting for the bus. Both "does not like" and "doesn't like" are correct forms of the negative present tense of the verb "like."

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  • 15. 

    I __________________ (return) at 8:15 in the evening every day.

    Explanation
    The verb "return" is the correct answer because it is the base form of the verb and matches the subject "I" in the sentence. The sentence is in the present simple tense, indicating a habitual action that occurs every day at 8:15 in the evening.

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  • 16. 

    This week he __________________ (stay) with his aunt.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is staying" because the sentence is in the present tense and the subject "he" is performing the action of staying with his aunt this week. The contraction "'s" could also be used, but it is less commonly used and may be considered informal.

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  • 17. 

    My grand-parents __________________ (live) in town. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "live" because it agrees with the subject "my grandparents" and is in the present tense. This indicates that the action of living in town is currently happening.

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  • 18. 

    Peter usually __________________ (wear) jeans and t-shirts.

    Explanation
    Peter usually wears jeans and t-shirts. The verb "wears" is in the present simple tense, indicating a habitual action or a general truth. This means that Peter regularly puts on jeans and t-shirts as his typical choice of clothing.

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  • 19. 

    Peter ______________ (work) at the bank now.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "works" because it matches the subject "Peter" in the sentence. When using the present tense for third-person singular subjects (he, she, it), the verb form should end in "-s". Therefore, "works" is the correct form of the verb "work" to use in this sentence.

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  • 20. 

    They let him go _____ the concert with his friends.

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      In

    • D.

      To

    Correct Answer
    D. To
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to". In this sentence, "to" is used to show the purpose or destination of the action. It indicates that the person was allowed to go to the concert with his friends.

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  • 21. 

    I heard her singing _____ the living room.

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      In

    • D.

      To

    Correct Answer
    C. In
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in." This preposition is used to indicate location or position within a space, and in this context, it suggests that the person heard the singing while they were inside the living room.

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  • 22. 

    Were you ___ home yesterday afternoon?

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      In

    • D.

      To

    Correct Answer
    B. At
    Explanation
    The word "at" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate a specific point or location in time. In this sentence, "at" is used to ask about the specific location of being home yesterday afternoon.

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  • 23. 

    I woke up ____ eight o'clock  ____  the morning.

    • A.

      At - in

    • B.

      In - at

    • C.

      At - on

    • D.

      On - to

    Correct Answer
    A. At - in
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at - in". In this sentence, "at" is used to indicate a specific time ("eight o'clock") and "in" is used to indicate a specific period of time ("the morning").

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  • 24. 

    He went ___ his friend's house ____ 24th December. 

    • A.

      On - to

    • B.

      At - in

    • C.

      In - at

    • D.

      To - on

    Correct Answer
    D. To - on
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to - on". This is because the sentence is indicating movement towards the friend's house (to) and specifying the date of the visit (on 24th December).

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  • 25. 

    I arrived ____ work ____ two ____ the afternoon. .

    • A.

      To - at - in

    • B.

      In - at - on

    • C.

      At - at - in

    • D.

      To - to - on

    Correct Answer
    C. At - at - in
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at - at - in". This is because "at" is used to indicate a specific point or location, so it is appropriate to use "at" to indicate the time of arrival at work. "At" is also used to indicate a specific location, so it is appropriate to use "at" to indicate the location of work. "In" is used to indicate a period of time, so it is appropriate to use "in" to indicate the time of the afternoon.

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  • 26. 

    They went  ____ the zoo ____ Sunday.

    • A.

      To - in

    • B.

      At - at

    • C.

      In - at

    • D.

      To - on

    Correct Answer
    D. To - on
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to - on" because the phrase "went to the zoo" indicates a movement towards the zoo, and "on Sunday" specifies the day when this action took place.

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  • 27. 

    The twins were born ____ 2010. 

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      At

    • D.

      To

    Correct Answer
    B. In
    Explanation
    The word "in" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate a specific year or time period. In this case, it is indicating that the twins were born during the year 2010.

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  • 28. 

    Which pronouns can replace the underlines proper nouns?The soccer balls belongs to Sam and Sara.

    • A.

      Their

    • B.

      Them

    • C.

      Theirs

    • D.

      It

    Correct Answer
    B. Them
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "them" because it is a pronoun that can replace the proper nouns "Sam and Sara" as the owners of the soccer balls.

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  • 29. 

    Which word is not a possessive noun?

    • A.

      My

    • B.

      I

    • C.

      Our

    • D.

      His

    Correct Answer
    B. I
    Explanation
    The word "I" is not a possessive noun because it is a pronoun used to refer to oneself. Possessive nouns show ownership or possession, such as "my," "our," or "his." In this case, "I" is not indicating possession but rather referring to the speaker.

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  • 30. 

    Choose the correct possessive pronoun for the underlined words.Children and adults like Avi's historical novels.

    • A.

      Him

    • B.

      His

    • C.

      Their

    • D.

      Its

    Correct Answer
    B. His
    Explanation
    The correct possessive pronoun for "Avi's historical novels" is "his" because "Avi" is a singular male noun, so the possessive pronoun must also be singular and masculine. "Him" is an objective pronoun, "their" is a plural pronoun, and "its" is used for inanimate objects or animals.

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  • 31. 

    Choose the correct noun for the underlined word. Scientists are searching for the cure for cancer.

    • A.

      He

    • B.

      She

    • C.

      It

    • D.

      They

    Correct Answer
    D. They
    Explanation
    The underlined word "Scientists" is a plural noun, so the correct noun to refer to them is "They."

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  • 32. 

    Choose the pronoun to replace the underlined word.Scientists are constantly testing and retesting the scientists findings.

    • A.

      Him

    • B.

      It

    • C.

      Us

    • D.

      Their

    Correct Answer
    D. Their
    Explanation
    The underlined word "scientists" is a plural noun, so the pronoun that should replace it should also be plural. "Their" is the only pronoun among the options that is plural, making it the correct answer.

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  • 33. 

    Choose the correct pronoun to replace the underlined words.Tom Carroll was a real sailor on the Monitor.

    • A.

      Him

    • B.

      Her

    • C.

      It

    • D.

      Its

    Correct Answer
    C. It
    Explanation
    The correct pronoun to replace "Tom Carroll" is "it" because "Tom Carroll" refers to a singular noun and "it" is the appropriate pronoun for singular objects or things.

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  • 34. 

    Choose the correct pronoun to replace the underlined word.Tom's mother worked hard to support the family.

    • A.

      Her

    • B.

      It

    • C.

      She

    • D.

      They

    Correct Answer
    C. She
    Explanation
    The correct pronoun to replace "Tom's mother" in the sentence is "She." This is because "She" is the pronoun used to refer to a female subject. In this case, "She" refers to Tom's mother, who is the subject of the sentence and is being described as working hard to support the family.

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  • 35. 

    Choose the correct pronoun to replace the underlined words.Tom left to live on The Monitor with the crew.

    • A.

      Them

    • B.

      They

    • C.

      Us

    • D.

      Me

    Correct Answer
    A. Them
    Explanation
    The correct pronoun to replace "The Monitor with the crew" is "them" because it refers to multiple people. "Them" is the appropriate pronoun to use when referring to a group of individuals as the object of a sentence.

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  • 36. 

    Choose the correct pronoun to replace the underlined words.Tom admired Captain Ericsson.

    • A.

      He

    • B.

      Him

    • C.

      They

    • D.

      Them

    Correct Answer
    B. Him
    Explanation
    The correct pronoun to replace "Tom admired Captain Ericsson" is "him" because "him" is the objective form of the pronoun and is used when the pronoun is the object of a verb or preposition. In this sentence, "Captain Ericsson" is the object of the verb "admired," so the pronoun "him" is the appropriate choice.

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  • 37. 

    Choose the corect pronoun to replace the underlined words."Tom and Garrett are the heroes of the neighborhood!" exclaimed Garrett.

    • A.

      Me

    • B.

      We

    • C.

      I

    • D.

      Us

    Correct Answer
    C. I
    Explanation
    The correct pronoun to replace the underlined words is "I" because Garrett is referring to himself when he says "Tom and Garrett are the heroes of the neighborhood!"

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  • 38. 

    Where's she? I want to talk to.......

    • A.

      Him

    • B.

      Her

    • C.

      Them

    Correct Answer
    B. Her
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "her" because the question is asking about the location of a female person. The pronoun "she" is used in the question, indicating that the person being referred to is female. Therefore, the appropriate pronoun to use in response would be "her".

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  • 39. 

    I don't like dogs. I'm afraid of......

    • A.

      It

    • B.

      Them

    • C.

      Us

    Correct Answer
    B. Them
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "them". The sentence states "I don't like dogs", indicating a dislike for multiple dogs. The pronoun "them" is used to refer to multiple objects or people, making it the appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 40. 

    You're a musician. I'd like to hear.....

    • A.

      You

    • B.

      Her

    • C.

      Him

    Correct Answer
    A. You
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "you" because as a musician, the person being addressed is expected to perform and showcase their musical abilities. The speaker wants to hear the musician play or sing, indicating their interest in the musician's talent and performance.

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  • 41. 

    I don't really like soap operas. Do you like......?

    • A.

      Her

    • B.

      Us

    • C.

      Them

    Correct Answer
    C. Them
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "them" because the pronoun "them" is used to refer to a plural noun, which in this case would be "soap operas." Since the speaker doesn't like soap operas, they are asking if the person they are speaking to likes them (soap operas).

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  • 42. 

    We're going to the movies. Do you want to come with......?

    • A.

      Us

    • B.

      Them

    • C.

      You

    Correct Answer
    A. Us
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "us" because the speaker is inviting the person to come with them to the movies. "Us" is the appropriate pronoun to use when referring to the speaker and the person being addressed in a group context.

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  • 43. 

    It's a nice day. I like......

    • A.

      It

    • B.

      Us

    • C.

      Her

    Correct Answer
    A. It
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "it" because the sentence is referring to the day, which is a singular and non-gendered object.

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  • 44. 

    He's a good singer. Do you like.......?

    • A.

      Me

    • B.

      Him

    • C.

      Her

    Correct Answer
    B. Him
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "him" because the question is asking if the person likes the good singer. In this context, "him" is the correct pronoun to refer to the singer, indicating that the speaker likes the singer.

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  • 45. 

    I have a lot of homework to do. Can you help.....?

    • A.

      Him

    • B.

      You

    • C.

      Me

    Correct Answer
    C. Me
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "me" because the sentence is asking if the person can help with the homework. Since the person is referring to themselves as the one who needs help, the correct pronoun to use is "me".

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  • 46. 

    A horror film...

    • A.

      ... usually has people singing in it.

    • B.

      ... involves nightmares, hidden fears, revulsions and terror of the unknown.

    • C.

      ... takes place in a past historical setting.

    Correct Answer
    B. ... involves nightmares, hidden fears, revulsions and terror of the unknown.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "involves nightmares, hidden fears, revulsions and terror of the unknown." This answer accurately describes the characteristics of a horror film. Horror films typically focus on themes of fear, terror, and the unknown, often involving elements such as nightmares and hidden fears to create a sense of suspense and horror for the audience.

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  • 47. 

    Thrillers usually...

    • A.

      ...show society as dark, corrupt and dangerous and have got a villain as one of the main characters.

    • B.

      ...take place in the Wild West.

    • C.

      ...are films that have zombies and corpses dancing in them.

    Correct Answer
    A. ...show society as dark, corrupt and dangerous and have got a villain as one of the main characters.
    Explanation
    Thrillers usually depict society as dark, corrupt, and dangerous, often featuring a villain as one of the main characters. This is because thrillers aim to create suspense and tension by exploring the darker aspects of human nature and society. By portraying a corrupt and dangerous world, thrillers engage the audience's fear and curiosity, keeping them on the edge of their seats. The presence of a villain adds to the intrigue and conflict within the story, further intensifying the suspense and providing a central antagonist for the protagonist to overcome.

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  • 48. 

    What is true about war films? One or more may be correct!

    • A.

      They are about love, emotions and relationships.

    • B.

      They can have prisoners of war as main characters.

    • C.

      They are always fiction.

    • D.

      They are meant for teens and children.

    • E.

      They are always about World War I and World War II.

    • F.

      They can be about naval, air or land battles.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. They can have prisoners of war as main characters.
    F. They can be about naval, air or land battles.
    Explanation
    War films can have prisoners of war as main characters, as they often depict the experiences and struggles of soldiers who have been captured by the enemy. Additionally, war films can be about naval, air, or land battles, as they can focus on different aspects of warfare and the different branches of the military involved. It is not true that war films are always about World War I and World War II, as they can explore various conflicts throughout history. While war films can certainly involve love, emotions, and relationships, it is not a defining characteristic of the genre. It is also not accurate to say that war films are always fiction, as they can be based on true events or real-life stories. Lastly, war films are not exclusively meant for teens and children, as they can be targeted at adult audiences as well.

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  • 49. 

    Don't forget to take your umbrella. It ____________________ (rain).

    Correct Answer(s)
    is raining
    's raining
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is raining" or "'s raining" because both options indicate that it is currently raining. The use of "is" or "'s" (contraction of "is") with the verb "raining" indicates the present continuous tense, which is used to describe actions happening at the present moment. Therefore, either option would be grammatically correct and convey the same meaning.

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  • 50. 

    Write a WH question word to make a question.___ car is parked in front of the lobby? It's Mr. Sam's.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Whose
    Explanation
    The question word "Whose" is used to inquire about possession or ownership. In this case, the question is asking about the owner of the car parked in front of the lobby, and the answer states that it belongs to Mr. Sam.

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