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Grammar exercices .

Post  MiStA Fouzi on Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:45 pm

Prepositions

Add the correct preposition [ Helpful for Bac II students since we have prepositions this year ... ]

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1 John was later blamed ... the accident.
with
about
for
from


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For

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2 He reported ... that matter to me months ago.
about
on
of
for


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On

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3 The whole room smelled ... lavender !
to
of
with
from


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Of

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4 The inheritance was divided ... equal parts.
to
at
into
for

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Into


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5 A good thing we could stop him ... making that stupid remark !
from
against
at
for

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From


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6 Jane congratulated her sister ... her birthday
with
on
for
by


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On

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7 You shouldn't compare a Ferrari ... a BMW.
by
against
to
with

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With

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8 Why didn't you inform us ... the strike ?
about
against
to
with


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About

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9 I agree ... his proposal on the condition that he dropped all charges.
with
to
on
about


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To : you agree TO a proposal, but you agree with somebody.

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10 Are we sufficiently insured ... fire ?
for
at
against
from

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Prepostitions : II

Post  MiStA Fouzi on Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:45 pm

1 "Late ... work again ?"
on
for
at
to

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For


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2 John is very good ... mathematics.
at
in
for
with


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At

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3 This mushroomsoup tastes ... tomatoes !
of
after
to
about


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Of

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4 That's just typical ... Helen to forget our wedding anniversary.
with
on
for
of


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Of

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5 I'm so glad I got the contract. I'm really keen ... working in London.
to
on
for
with


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On

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6 I have been suffering ... dizziness lately.
with
from
about
of


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From

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7 I knew you were going to succeed. I'm so pleased ... you !
with
for
at
of


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With

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8 His wife is so jealous ... him she follows him everywhere he goes !
with
at
of
about


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Of

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9 Jeremy is so slow ... typing, I'd rather type myself !
for
with
in
at


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At

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10 Yesterday I was angry ... you because I had just received some bad news.
at
on
to
with

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With : You can indeed be angry WITH a person about something.

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Post  MiStA Fouzi on Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:46 pm

1 The room was infested ... cockroaches.
to
by
at
with


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with

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2 In my company only executives are eligible ... share option schemes.
for
of
with
to


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for

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3 Anne's boss is sometimes forgetful ... the promises he has made.
at
with
to
of


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of

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4 His speech was not appropriate ... the occasion.
of
to
with
for

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to


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5 Try not be too impatient ... him.
with
at
for
to


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with

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6 Helen is expert ... drafting the minutes of a meeting.
with
in
at
for

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in...but to be expert at something !


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7 Johnny is simply blind ... his own shortcomings.
with
to
for
at

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to... but to be blind IN the right eye.


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8 From now on I am not liable ... my wife's debts.
for
to
with
at


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for

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9 John was born ... two intelligent people.
to
of
with
from

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of . But mind you: a child born in poverty.


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10 I was moved to tears ... sorrow.
at
of
with
by

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Post  MiStA Fouzi on Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:46 pm

Links
Gap-Fill Exercise


Complete the following sentences with appropriate link words. Options are given beneath the exercises. Good luck.

1. My friend A. has just bought herself some new shoes . . . she already has some 20 pairs.

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although

2. We decided to walk from coast to coast . . . our lack of training.

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despite

3. Giving up was not an issue . . . the situation got more confusing by the day.

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although

4. The children behaved like angels . . . the long drive and the hot weather.

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despite

5. The hotel wasn't really idyllic. . . ., we had a great time there.

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Yet

6. I love cycling . . . my wife prefers walking.

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whereas

7. . . . the weather forecast spoke of wind and rain, we really enjoyed a warm and sunny afternoon.

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Although

8. I don't really believe everything he says. . . ., I thoroughly enjoy being with him.

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However

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Re: Grammar exercices .

Post  MiStA Fouzi on Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:47 pm

More links
Gap-Fill Exercise


Again complete the following sentences with appropriate link words. Your options are given below. Good luck !

1. . . . he's 6 already Steve still can't ride a bike.

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Although

2. Hans finished second . . . his leg injury.

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in spite of

3. Nothing will ever grow on this plot (= piece of land) . . . in the 60s a nearby factory dumped its waste here.

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because

4. A. is a fine person to be with . . . ,. . . what she thinks herself, she has great listening skills.

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because
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in spite of

5. John never apologizes . . . real friends need not apologize all the time he says.

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because

6. We arrived at the hospital soaking wet . . . the fact that we were all wearing waterproof jackets.

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in spite of

7. The evolution of modern technology never ceases to amaze me. . . . , I'm pretty sure the mysteries of life will never be revealed.

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Post  MiStA Fouzi on Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:47 pm

Tenses


Choose the appropriate tense: present, past, perfect, past perfect; simple and contionuous

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+I (see) Bill this morning, but I (not see) him since.
have seen, haven't seen
saw, haven't seen
saw, didn't see
have seen, didn't see
had seen, haven't seen

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saw, haven't seen


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+My father just (finish) primary school when the war (break) out
just finished, broke
has just finished, broke
just finished, was breaking
had just finished, broke
had just finished, was breaking


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had just finished, broke

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+You (type) all morning, but you only (do) three letters !
have been typing, have only done
were typing, only did
typed, only did
have typed, have only done
had been typing, have only done

Spoiler:
have been typing, have only done


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+It just isn't fair: while I (work) as a waiter last month, my friends (lie) on the beach
worked, lied
was working, lied
have been working, lied
worked, were lying
was working, were lying

Spoiler:
was working, were lying


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+It's very annoying: he always (brag) about his rafting adventure.I (do) the same, twice already, but I don't make such a fuss!
always brags, have done
has always bragged, did
is always bragging, have done
has always been bragging, did
was always bragging, have done

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is always bragging, have done


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+Oh, that's the MGf Tim (buy) second-hand. How much (pay) for it?
bought, did he pay
bought, has he payed
has bought, did he pay
has bought, has he payed
has bought, does he pay

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has bought, did he pay


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+The reason why I (prefer) a yew hedge here because it (provide) a beautiful setting for my herbaceous border plants.
preferred, provides
preferred, is providing
have preferred, provides
prefer, provided
preferred, has provided


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preferred, provides

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+I can see by the paint on your face that you (paint). You (finish) ?
were painting, have you finished
have been painting, have you finished
are painting, have you fished
were painting, did you finish
have painted, have you finished


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have been painting, have you finished

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+Unfortunately, she (find) out that he secretly (buy) her what she (long) for all her life: a ticket to a Rolling Stones concert.
found, bought, had longed for
found ,had bought, was longing for
had found, bought, had been longing for
found, had bought, had been longing for
found, bought, had been longing for

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found, had bought, had been longing for

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+You (know) that he says that he never (lie) in all his entire life ?
Do you know, lied
Do you know, had never lied
Do you know, never lies
Do you know, was never lying
Do you know, has never lied

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