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1. How many __________ have you been to Hong Kong?
A. time B. times C. week D. long
2. If you need help you can always look _______ your professor.
A. to B. at C. down D. through
3. If I had _________ the time I would have gone to the museum.
A. have B. to have C. had D. has
4. I want to start the meeting as soon as everyone is here so I strongly suggest that she _______ on time.
A. is B. are C. to be D. be
5. The sun __________ in the east and sets in the west.
A. raises B. roses C. rises D.raised
6. Steve ___________ with his parents until he can find an apartment that’s within his budget.
A. is living B. lives C. is leaving C. leaves
7. The _______________ new car is absolutely beautiful.
A. Johnson’s B. Johnson’s one C. Johnsons’ D. Johnsons’s
8. Before David moved to France he _____________ in banking.
A. had been worked B. has worked C. will be working D. had worked
9. I would love to have a drink with you but unfortunately I have very _______ time.
A. few B. some C. little D. many
10. I know that you’ve tried very _______ to find a job but you just have to keep looking.
A. hardly B. hard C. fastly D. loosely
- B – times (many refers to a countable noun) Compare: “How much time did it take you to paint my bedroom?” and ” How many times have you been to Hong Kong”
- A – “to look to someone” means to turn to someone. You look to someone for help. For this question you need to know your phrasal verbs (To look to/to look at/to look down/ to look through
- C – had. Here you need to know the rules of the conditional tense. When you see “would have + past participle,” the first part of the sentence must be if +past perfect “If I had had the time I would have gone to the museum.”
- D – be. This is a classical case of the subjunctive in English. “To suggest that” is followed by the subjunctive. To form the subjunctive you take the infinitive form of the verb (in this case “to be”) and you remove “to.” “I suggest that she be on time.”
- C – rises. You must know your irregular verbs. “to rise” means “to move upward.” “To raise” means “to lift” or help “to rise.”
- A. – is living. We use the present continuous to indicate a temporary action. He is temporarily living with his parents until he can find an apartment. The present tense is used to indicate a permanent action.
- C – Johnsons’ . When a plural noun possesses we place the apostrophe after the “s”. Compare: “Mr. Johnson’s car is beautiful” We are referring only to Mr. Johnson. – “The Johnsons’ car is beautiful.” Here we are referring to the members of the Johnson family.
- D – had worked. When you have an action that precedes another action in the past we use the past perfect. The second action in the past is “moved”, the action that precedes that (indicated by “before”) is “had worked.”
- C – little. “Time” is considered an uncountable noun in English. (I know it’s illogical but what language is 100% logical?) Since it is uncountable we use “little.” If it were countable we would use “few” – “There were few people present at the meeting.” Please be careful not to confuse “few” (not many) and “a few” (some).
- B- hard. Hard is both the adjective and the adverb. “Hardly” means practically not at all. It is an adverb that precedes the verb. This is a classical trap on most English exams.