English Grammar Practice Test 131211 Answers

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Question 1
Rewrite the following sentences as per the directions given
1.     
It can be very interesting to listen to the radio. (Begin:
Listening…)
Listening to the radio can be very interesting.
2.     
Start now or you will not arrive in time. (Begin: You…)
You should start now otherwise/ or else you will not arrive
in time.
You will not arrive in time if you do not start now.
You will not arrive in time unless you start now.
3.     
In your place, I would ask for a better reward. (Begin: If…)
If I were you, I would ask for a better reward.
4.     
He tried harder and harder but achieved less and less.
(Begin: The…)
The harder he tried, the less he achieved.
5.     
The bag was so heavy that it could not be carried. ( Use: too
The bag was too heavy to be carried.
6.     
Your answers need correcting. ( Use: corrected)
Your answers need to be corrected.
7.     
Very few people are as honest as Mrs. Jacob. ( Use: most)
Mrs. Jacob is one of the most honest people.
8.     
As soon as they write the exam, they start discussing the
answers. (Begin: No ….)
No sooner do they write the exam than they start discussing
the answers.
9.     
If you had not advised me, I would have been deceived.
(Begin: But…)
But for your advice, I would have been deceived.
10. 
The sudden knock startled her. ( Change the voice)
She was startled by the sudden knock.
Question 2
Fill in the blanks
with appropriate words:                                                    
1.The
corrupt official was relieved of his duties.
2.I
count on your timely help.
3.The
salesman did not come up to to her expectations.
4.We
must live by honest work.
5.This
shop deals in imported pens.
6.He
is blind to his beloved’s flaws.
Question 3
Rewrite
the following sentences after filling in the correct form of the word given in
brackets:
1.      He
came first in the race and stood triumphantly on the victory stand.
(triumph)
2.      He
was courageous
enough to face the dreadful enemy. (courage)
3.      Is
your friend always reliable? (rely)
4.      He
swam desperately
to reach the shore. (despair)
5.      Please
straighten
the photo-frame on the wall. (straight)

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