BASIC ENGLISH GRAMMAR 2

BASIC ENGLISH GRAMMAR 2

CHOOSE THE CORRECT ANSWER

1. Each of the participants ……. received an invitation.
A. having
B. have
C. has
D. be having
E. to have

2. The school has a lot of classrooms. Each of them ….…equipped with an overhead projector.
A. are
B. is
C. they are
D. being
E. to be

3. Neither the football players nor their coach …… satisfied with referee’s decision.
A. was
B. be
C. were
D. being
E. he was

4. Five hundred miles …..a long distance to drive in one day.
A. to be
B. are being
C. it is
D. they are
E. is

5. The name of a river passing through some big towns …..the title of a very popular Indonesian song.
A. it has become
B. has become
C. having become
D. to have become
E. have become

6. Many of our students can afford to buy a ticket for the Michael Jackson show, the majority ….. from well to do families.
A. to come
B. coming
C. comes
D. they come
E. come

7. The shipment of logs ……..because of the bad weather.
A. they have been postponed
B. being postponed
C. been postponed
D. has been postponed
E. to be postponed

8. It was a miracle that neither
of the passengers nor the driver …. injured in the accident.
A. they were
B. was
C. to be
D. were
E. he was

9. The increase in the sales of new cars ….. not expected to make traffic jams worse.
A. is
B. are
C. be
D. being
E. to be

!0. In the next poetry contest, each of the contestants …. expected to be more critical and more accurate in pronunciation.
A. is
B. are
C. they have
D. to be
E. being

11. The way he smiles and talks always ….. many girls.
A. to attract
B. it attracts
C. attracts
D. attracting
E. attract

12. One of the problems faced by foreign businessmen …. the frequent changing of regulations.
A. are
B. is being
C. Be
D. is
E. to be

13. Due to the monetary crisis, the number of people without jobs ….. at the moment.
A. increase
B. is increasing
C. increase
D. was increasing
E. will increase

14. At the beginning of the semester , each of the students …… given a new time-table.
A. he is
B. they are
C. are
D. is
E. be

15. Is Irma still in the Training Department?
No, She ……to the Sales department.
A. has transferred
B. being transferred
C. has been transferring
D. to be transferred
E. has been transferred

16. The picture is not here anymore. It must have …….. .
A. being taken away
B. took away
C. taken away
D. been taking away
E been taken away

17. This is a very popular TV program. Every week it ……. by millions of people.
A. watches
B. being watched
C. is watched
D. has watched
E. to be watched

18. Can we get tickets for the second show of the “Jurassic park?” I think they ……
A. are sold out
B. are to be sold out
C. sold out
D. be sold out
E. are selling them out

19. What happened to her skirt? Oh, … when she jumped over the fence.
A. It was torn
B. to be torn
C. It tore
D. tearing
E. be torn

20. I don’t know how to arrange these flowers. I’d rather ……
A. do it
B. have to do it
C. have it done
D. it has been done
E. have done it

21. My teacher is usually late for class but he has been on time this week. The headmaster …… him some advice.
A. has to give
B. ought to have given
C. would have given
D. might give
E. must have given

22. We could have eaten the ice cream yesterday. Means ……..
A. We didn’t eat the ice cream
B. We have eaten the ice cream
C. We had to eat the ice cream
D. We should eat the ice cream
E. We would eat the ice cream

23. You were supposed to be here ten minutes ago. Where were you?
I …… for a place to park.
A. am looking
B. looked
C. have looked
D. look
E. was looking

24. X : John, have you met, Bob?
Y : Yes, when I came to his house, he ….. in front of his house.
A. sweep
B. is sweeping
C. was sweeping
D. will sweep
E has swept

25. The curtains are dirty, we…. at the dry cleaner’s.
A. must have washed them
B. have washed then
C. must have them washed
D. are washing them
E. washing them

26. We are going on a long trip , so we must …….
A. have checked the car
B. have had the car checked
C. to have the car checked
D. have the car checked
E. washing them

27. Tom’s Father ……….. health hasn’t been so good lately is in hospital now.
A. who is
B. whose
C. his
D. of whom
E. of which

28. The book ….. is only available in the library.
A. from which these two chapters are taken
B. these two chapters are taken
C. where these two chapter are taken from
D. it was from them the two chapters are
E. the two chapter are taken

29. I’m sure he is not the man in charge of the sales department. But now, he ………..
A. acts as if he is the sales manager
B. is acting as if he would be the sales manager.
C. would have acted as if he had been the sales manager.
D. would act as if he was the sales manager.
E. acts as if he were the sales manager.

30. Bill has been working for this bookstore for many years, and now he acts as if he were the owner.
From this sentence we may conclude that …….
A. Bill is an honest man.
B. Bill has become a rich man
C. Bill is a share holder.
D. Bill is not the owner of the store
E. Bill is the one whom the owner trusts.
31. You look tired. Why don’t you take arrest?
I wish ….. I still have to finish his report.
A. I can
B. I will be able
C. I will
D. I could
E. I had been able

32. X : Did you to come to Janet’s party?

      Y :I wish I had gone there. I had a terrible headache

From the dialogue we may conclude that the second speaker ….. to Jane’s party.
A. didn’t come
B. doesn’t come
C. would come
D. has come
E. had come

33 Let’s go and have lunch.. I’ll join you later. I had better not stop …. on this report now.

A. work
B. to work
C. I’ll work
D. Working
E. I am working

34. Little children are usually afraid of …… by his mothers.
A. left
B. to leave
C. being left
D. leaving
E. been left

35. We always try to avoid …..preserved food.
A. consuming
B. to consume
C. consumed
D. we consume
E. being consumed

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