Fiverr U.S. English Basic Skills Test

1) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

I wish George ________ Me about the bad acoustics in the room before I took the stage.

·                     Had warned




2) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

The condition of the merchandise was unacceptable, so I demanded that they give me my money ________.

·                     Back


3) I wish it would stop raining so that I ________ outside.

·                     couldgo


4) Pamela has three computers, all of ________ are very old.

·                     Them


5) Fill in the blanks with the correct words or phrases.

Don't forget ________ the oven after ________ the pie.

·                     to turn off, removing




6) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

If Ms. Hernandez ________ for many years at an ad agency, she wouldn't have so many clients as an independent contractor.

·                     hadn'tworked


7) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

Surprisingly, guests have a ________ to use the indoor pool in the summer.

·                     habit




8) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

So far this week, I ________ three seminars about the future of aviation.

·                     have attended




9) Fill in the blanks with the correct words or phrases.

We usually start with the marketing phase, even if we are not finished ________ the development of the product.

·                     with


10) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

Peter saw Rebecca crossing the street when he was stopped ________ the traffic light.

·                     at


11) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

Out of all of us, Jose was the one ________ scored the highest on the exam.

·                     who




12) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

If we take the 9:30 flight, we ________ too late.

·                     will arrive




13) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

I've never seen specifications as detailed as ________.

·                     this


14) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

If Brandon finishes his work by 5:00, he ________ us at the Rosewood Cafe.

·                     will meet




15)Deliveries from Speed Co are ________ punctual.

·                     reliably




16) Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?

The tallest man, who was from Sweden, introduced me to Jennifer.




17) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

I often dream ________ travelling to foreign countries.

·                     of


18) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

The recent cold weather is the ________ reason for the decline in occupancy.

·                     extreme

·                     primary




19) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

In six months PLK Manufacturing's Delhi factory will be completely ________.

·                     operated




20) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

How ________ to repair six computers in an hour?

·                     did you manage




21) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

The budget report for last year was very ________ researched.

·                     well




22) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

Ms. Arguello never expected that her podcast would be ________ popular.

·                     so




23) Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?

·                     The only person, who was interested in the job, was Michael.

 

24) Change the following sentence from a quotation to indirect speech.

I said, "She has been working in this office since 2007."

·                     I said that she had been working in this office since 2007.




25) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

If Rebecca had sent the replacement part for the copier, we ________ it yesterday.

·                     would have received

 

26) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

We are looking to hire someone who has a strong ________ in management.

·                     background




27) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

Unfortnately , there wasn't ________ left after the picnic.

·                     any bread




28) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

Hiring freelancers is not ________ expensive as bringing in a new employee.

·                     as




29) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

How ________ from the airport to the hotel?

·                     did you get




30) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

Many people have difficulty ________ the entrance examination for IT courses at the Snell Institute.

·                     to pass




31) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

No one has yet succeeded ________ improving on Ms. Glaser's original design for our company's logo.

·                     in




32) Fill in the blank with the correct phrase.

 ________ Someone sends me a text, I get back to them within 10 minutes.

·                     Whenever




33) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

Mr. Mettner said that he ________ the security deposit for the apartment.

·                     hasn't yet received




34) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

If I had known his phone number, I ________ him.

·                     would have called




35) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

It took Walter an hour to figure ________ where he had parked his car.

·                     out




36) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

Let's listen ________ what Mr. Freund says about increasing our revenue.

·                     to




37) Martin Beale ________ all of the legal matters for RTG Plastics Inc.

·                     handles




38) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

By next February Roger ________ at his new job for six months.

·                     will work




39) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

If you are in town next week, we should have ________ together.

·                     a dinner




40) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

People will be able to set upwebsites by ________ because the platform is so simple.

·                     themselves




41) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

The factory floor supervisor started the generator ________ the power had gone out.

·                     because




42) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

Ms. Fiallos was not ________ for the truck driver position because she did not have a valid driver's license.

·                     eligible




43) Fill in the blanks with the correct word.

When she discovered the briefcase didn't belong to her, she tried to find out ________ it was.

·                     whose




44) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

Sites like Uploadithere.com are ________ way to send large documents.

·                     the best




45) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

The bulky frame made the picture ________ heavy to hang on the wall.

·                     too




46) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

________ Wednesday, two of the key people on the design team called in sick.

·                     On




47) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

When ________ us the final draft of the report?

·                     will you send




48) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

Robert will stay at the job site until 6pm unless Tony ________ to replace him first.

·                     comes




49) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

Mr. Faisal said that he ________ David since yesterday morning.

·                     didn't see

·                     hadn't seen




50) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

Peter lost control of his car and just missed crashing ________ a wall.

·                     Into

·                     To




51) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

Do you remember ________ to the zoo when you were a child?

·                     going




52) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

Yuko doesn't like to spend money ________ jewelery or cars.

·                     on




53) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

Mr. Weiss considers his company's move to Canada to be ________.

·                     successful




54) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

Try to guess the definition of a word without looking it ________ in the dictionary.

·                     up




55) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

The amount of ________ housing in the southern part of the city has increased in the last five years.

·                     affordable




56) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

Russell doesn't usually work on weekends. ________, he will make an exception for this client.

·                     However




57) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

________ of us are going anywhere this weekend because there is too much work to do.

·                     None




58) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

The manufacturing operation ________ smoothly while Ms. Kurtz was on vacation.

·                     ran




59) Choose the phrase that has the correct punctuation.

First I will send you the document ________

·                     then I will bill you.




60) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

Luckily, Mona remembered ________ an extra set of keys to give to Max.

·                     to bring

·                      




61) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

Who ________ to inform him that his bid for the apartment renovation had been accepted?

·                     Called Eric




62) Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?

·                     "I can get you to the airport in fifteen minutes," the taxi driver said.




63) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase..

After an hour, the mechanic was able to pull the tire ________ of the wheel.

·                     out




64) Fill in the blanks with the correct words or phrases

It's important to put ________ into ________ of any new project.

·                     time, the planning




65) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

Please forgive me ________ not informing you about the problems we were having with the new software.

·                     for




66) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

________ sent you to deliver the printer?

·                     Who




67) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

No one has figured out exactly ________ caused the power failure.

·                     what




68) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

________ twelve years, Opal Systems has been designing operating systems for government institutions.

·                     For




69) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

Ricardo's boss ________ him telling the client how to use the software.

·                     reminded




70) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

The committee ________ the job of quality control to Karl Mertz.

·                     assigned




71) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

If I ________ my vacation in March, I never would have met Mr. Edwards.

·                     had taken




72) Most people prefer sleeping at home ________ sleeping on an airplane.

·                     from




73) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

Mr. Ibanez gave ________ calling Mr. Hansen after Mr. Hansen never responded to his messages.

·                     up




74) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

Tomas decided to visit ________ sisters in Amsterdam in April.

·                     his




75) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

________ happened after I left work yesterday?

·                     What

 

76) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

Please continue to use the front entrance ________ a delivery is too large to fit through the door.

·                     until

·                     when




77) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

Ms. Elkin had two bags with her when she arrived, ________?

·                     hadn't she




78) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

The new operating system should significantly reduce the ________ of time it takes to upload documents.

·                     amount




79) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

________ the switch on the back of the machine do?

·                     What does




80) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

The ________ for submissions to the design competition is March 3.

·                     deadline




81) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

Monday is a holiday, ________ Emily will contact you on Tuesday.

·                     so

·                     therefore




82) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

________ our supplier's shipment was late, I managed to get most of the order ready.

·                     Despite




83) Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?

·                     The lunch truck arrived with nothing more than, a hamburger, three hot dogs, and an apple turnover.

 




84) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

Ms. Costas depends ________ three major accounts for most of her business.

·                     on




85) Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?

·                     Everyone in the copywriting department always checks each other's work.

 




86) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

A huge traffic jam prevented Lila ________ getting to the airport on time.

·                     from


87) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

Mr. Yee shops at ________ hardware store in his area.

·                     the only




88) Fill in the blank with the correct phrase.

________ , I will have the report done by next week.

·                     Whether I take on another job or not




89) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

________ is an important ingredient in any soup.

·                     Salt




90) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

Now that Ms. Brecht has retired, we all agree it will be difficult to ________ her.

·                     replace




91) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

The results of the study were inconclusive. ________, more research needs to be done.

·                     Therefore




92) Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?

·                     Sam's dad's truck was found without its wheels.




93) Fill in the blank with the correct phrase.

Our marketing strategy is based on ________ experience.

·                     both data and




94) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

My ________ hard drive is infected with a virus.

·                     computer's




95) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

When Richard arrived at the studio, Nancy ________ the lights for the film shoot.

·                     had set up




96) Fill in the blank with the correct punctuation.

There are two things you will need to complete this ________ a pair of pliers and a drill.

 

·                     job:




97) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

Ms. Lin is ________ careful about criticising other people's work.

·                     surprisingly


98) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

There are no restaurants anywhere near the factory, ________?

·                     are there

·                     aren't there




99) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

Leila and Rico moved to Spain, ________ they started a consulting business.

·                     where




100) Fill in the blanks with the correct words or phrases.

I usually don't drink ________, but ________ they serve at Tom's Diner is delicious.

·                     coffee, the coffee




101) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

If someone ________ Ms.Langston in advance, she always gives a 5% discount.

·                     paid

·                     pays




102) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

PismoCorp spent _____ little on the renovation of their Berlin headquarters.

·                     comparatively




103) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

Five months after he was laid off, Javier succeeded _____ another job.

·                     to find




104) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

_____ owns the red truck in the parking lot must move it by 2:30.

·                     Whoever




105) Fill in the blanks with the correct words or phrases.

Jenny spent ten minutes trying to sort out _____ jacket was _____.

·                     which, her




106) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

We decided _____ going to this year's trade fair in Mumbai because we were too busy with current projects.

·                     not




107) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

I _____ six commercial jingles in the last 3 weeks.

·                     have composed




108) Fill in the blank with the correct word.

The Vice President _____ a meeting of the senior officers to discuss next year's budget.

·                     called




109) Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?

·                     The only computer in the office that was new was a laptop.

 




110) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

If I _____ how to get there, I would walk there by myself.

·                     knew

111) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

Right at this moment, Leon _____ the delivery truck to the storage facility.

·                     is driving




112) Choose the series of pronouns that best completes the following sentence.

That car, __________ owner was arrested by the police, has been parked there ever since. Two of __________ tyres have been stolen.

·                     whose, its




113) Rearrange the following words to create the most logical and grammatically correct sentence.

home learns its it's that the to find important kitten way

·                     It's important that the kitten learns to find its way home.




114) Choose the series of pronouns that best completes the following sentence.

Are _______ _______ kids? I haven't met _______ for ages!

·                     those, your, them




115) Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence.

Peter was __________ after buying his new bike. He rode it __________ because he didn’t want to reach the class __________.

·                     extremely happy, fast, late




116) Your friends host a party and someone leaves behind a phone. Which of the following is correct?

·                     Whose phone was left at my friends’ house?




117) I will not oppose your decision. I cannot, _________, approve it.

·                     however




118) Fill in the blank.

Mark _________ us yesterday.

·                     called out




119) Choose the series of pronouns that best completes the following sentence.

Start exercising now. You and ________ partner need to prepare ________ for next month's marathon.

·                     your, yourselves




120) Fill in the blank.

Will you be able to translate this document ______ French?

·                     Any of the above can be used.




121) Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence.

There's always a risk _______ an earthquake in Japan. It's difficult to concentrate _______ your work when you know there could be a disaster at any minute.

·                     of, in

·                     of, on




122) Select the sentence that is punctuated most accurately.

·                     Mushrooms grow very quickly; in fact, after a good rain, it takes only a few hours and you can start picking them.




123) Complete the following sentence by choosing the phrase with the best word order from the options given.

One thing I know about him ____________.

 

·                     is that he often reads books.




124) Which of the following sentences illustrate(s) correct verb and verb tense usage?

·                     We have been waiting for the bus for nearly half an hour, but it has still not arrived.

·                     When the old woman had heard that her son was arrested for robbery, she was shocked.

 

125) Change the following sentence from a quotation to indirect speech.

My friend said, "I must leave as soon as possible."

·                     My friend said that he must leave as soon as possible.


126) Fill in the blank.

I _______ my entire childhood in a village in India.

·                     have spent




127) Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence.

My headphones are ________ bad shape. I need to invest ________ some new ones.

·                     of, for




128) Which of the following sentences illustrate the proper use of apostrophes?

·                     In two weeks' time you'll have to begin school again.

 




129) Which of the following sentences illustrates correct verb and verb tense usage?

·                     I loved reading detective novels when I was a kid. By the time I was ten, I had read all the Sherlock Holmes stories.




130) Which of the following sentences is NOT punctuated correctly?

·                     All of the apple's at the grocer's were rotten. so I bought oranges instead.

·                     "Seven canteens full of water should be enough for the hike," said Tabitha.

 

131) Rearrange the following words to create the most logical and grammatically correct sentence.

ordinary accidents year items by every of are thousands caused

·                     Every year thousands of accidents are caused by ordinary items.




132) Rearrange the following words to create the most logical and grammatically correct sentence.

animals business it an to after exotic is look expensive

·                     It is an expensive business to look after exotic animals.




133) Which of the following sentences illustrates correct pronoun usage?

·                     Who's coming to the party tonight?




134) Choose the series of articles and conjunctions that best completes the following sentence.

I love _______ color red; _________, this shade seems a little too bright.

·                     the, although




135) Fill in the blank.

The cake is delicious. Can I have ____________?

·                     some more




136) Which of the following sentences illustrates proper sentence structure?

·                     Unless the world controls its population, mankind will continue to face one problem after another.




137) Complete the following sentence by choosing the phrase with the best word order from the options given.

_____________, I try to keep a positive attitude

·                     Either I am feeling happy or sad

 

138) Which of the following sentences illustrates proper sentence structure? 

·                     The basket was carried by a boy full of fruits. 




139) Rearrange the following words to create the most logical and grammatically correct sentence. 

will a letter not next week send you she 

·                     She will not send you a letter next week. 




140) Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence. 

The________ ________ flower has bloomed and smells very________. 

·                     large dull, sweet




141) Choose the series of pronouns that best completes the following sentence. 

_______ decided to buy the house because _______ location would allow _______to get to work very easily.

·                     they, its, them




142) Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly? 

·                     No, the taxi driver said rudely. "I cannot get you to the airport in fifteen minutes."




143) Rearrange the following words to create the most logical and grammatically correct sentence. 

bed we when have to to clock go strikes 10 the 

·                     We have to go to bed when the clock strikes 10.




144) Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly? 

·                     Sam's dad's truck was found without its wheels in that old, derelict garage.




145) Rearrange the following words to create the most logical and grammatically correct sentence. 

company products enable a to another those distinguish company trademarks its from of 

·                     Trademarks enable a company to distinguish its products from those of another company.

 

146) Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence. 

Rochelle felt ___________about forgetting her ___________ friend's birthday. 

·                     bad, best




147) Choose the phrase that best completes the sentence below without creating a run-on sentence. 

The results of the study were inconclusive __________. 

·                     - therefore more research needs to be done




148) Which of the following sentences illustrates correct usage of articles and conjunctions? 

·                     You have to be on time; otherwise, you'll miss the train. 




149) Choose the series of articles and conjunctions that best completes the following sentence. 

Natalie wanted to bake _______ cake but didn't have flour; _________, she decided to make _______ omelette.

·                     a, therefore, an




150) Which of the following sentences illustrates the proper use of parallel construction?

·                     Your responsibilities include sorting the mail, answering the phone, and organizing files.




151) Complete the following sentence by choosing the phrase with the best word order from the options given. 

Only when I filled my glass __________. 

·                     I did notice that it was broken 




152) Mary couldn’t help _______ at John’s joke. 

·                     laughing 




153) Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence. 

My brother will apply ___________ some local companies _________ a job as a video editor after graduation. 

·                     to, for




154) Which of the following sentences is NOT punctuated correctly? 

·                     All of the apple’s at the grocer’s were rotten, so I bought oranges instead. 

·                     “Seven canteens full of water should be enough for the hike,” said Tabitha.




155) Choose the series of articles and conjunctions that best completes the following sentence.

_________ books are available in _________ local store _________ not online

·                     The, the, but




156) Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence. 

His boss told him to finish the report _______ 5 pm. After that, he could go _______ vacation.

·                     by, on




157) Choose the series of pronouns that best completes the following sentence. 

That book is __________. __________ the same one __________ I gave you last year. 

·                     mine, it’s, that




158) Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following passage. 

Carol's father is very strict. He prohibits her ___________having a boyfriend ___________ she graduates from high school. She spends most of her time in the library, surrounded ___________ books. 

·                     from, until, by




159) Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence. 

She looked __________ at the __________-looking man. 

·                     angrily, suspicious

 

160) Change the following sentence from a quotation to indirect speech. 

"Are you coming with me?" he asked them. 

·                     He asked them if they were coming with him.




161) Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence. 

Anita lived in Japan for several years. She speaks __________ Japanese and knows the culture very ________. 

·                     well, well

162) Rearrange the following words to create the most logical and grammatically correct sentence. 

easily question the way understood can most in this be 

·                     The question can be most easily understood in this way.

163) Change the following sentence from a quotation to indirect speech. 

He said, "I like this song." 

·                     He said that he likes that song.




164) Choose the series of verbs that best completes the following sentence. 

I__________ until I __________ all the exam topics. 

·                     did not stop studying, have covered




165) Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence. 

I need to take care _______ my little sister. She is discriminated _______ at school because she has red hair. Yesterday, a bully punched her. However, my sister didn't tell _______ the bully. 

·                     of, against, on




166) Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence. 

__________ people in this company have been working very __________ __________. 

·                     Most, hard, lately




167) Read the following question and choose the response that uses the correct corresponding verb tense. 

Have you ever been to East Asia? 

·                     No, I can't because it's very far from here. 




168) Choose the phrase that best completes the sentence below without creating a run-on sentence. 

I want to start writing books ________________ one this year! 

·                     , I hope I write 




169) Choose the series of articles and conjunctions that best completes the following sentence. 

_________ had I taken my shoes off _________ I found out we had to leave for _________ office again. 

·                     No sooner, than, the 




170) Which of the following sentences illustrates the proper use of parallel construction?  

·                     John’s was instructed to write his report accurately and in a detailed manner.

 

171) Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence. 

Nicole grew ________ from the hours of overtime at work. It became quite ________ that she needed a long vacation. 

tired, obvious




172) Choose the option that correctly changes the original sentence from active voice to passivevoice

ORIGINAL SENTENCE: 

That tall man is carrying a lot of lumber. 

REWRITTEN SENTENCES: 

A lot of lumber is being carried by that tall man 




173) Which of the following sentences illustrates correct usage of articles and conjunctions? 

·                     Celine lives on Arthur Street; however, she works on Beatrice Boulevard. 




174) Which of the following sentences illustrate(s) the proper use of commas? 

·                     All of the above




175) Which of the following sentences illustrates correct verb and verb tense usage? 

·                     I have tried to find a job for over 6 months and I had over 20 job interviews, but nothing had come up yet. 




176) Which of the following sentences does NOT illustrate proper use of articles and conjunctions? 

 

·                     Bertha decided to change a locks of her house after burglars stole a computer or an oil painting.




177) Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence. 

My mother is often angry ________ me. I don't know why she's always upset. It depends ________ her mood, I guess. 

·                     with, on 




178) Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence. 

__________, he finally decided to go ahead __________ the new marketing project. 

·                     At any rate, with 




179) Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence. 

The residents believe that the development in their city isn't __________ keeping __________ the rest of the country. 

·                     in, with




180) Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence. 

The holiday was too __________; the time went very __________. We left the resort with a __________ heart. 

·                     short, quickly, heavy




181) Choose the series of pronouns that best completes the following sentence. 

______ cannot see through translucent materials, but light can pass through______. 

·                     We, it




182) Which of the following sentences does NOT illustrate correct verb and verb tense usage? 

·                     We all danced across the lawn and lifted Zoe above our heads in triumph. 




183) Which of the following sentences illustrate incorrect pronoun usage? 

·                     It’s not too late to answer their ad for a waitress, is it?




184) Choose the verb that best completes the following sentence. 

Thomas and Marlene ____________ out with each other for two years now. 

·                     have been going




185) Change the following sentence from a quotation to indirect speech.

"Be nice to your father," she said to me.

·                     She asked me to be nice to my father.




186) Choose the series of pronouns that best completes the following sentence.

After realizing that our hosts hadn’t actually invited ________ to ________ party, ______ excused ________ from the table and slipped out the back door.

·                     us, their, we, ourselves




187) Read the original sentence below and then choose the rewritten sentence that illustrates proper sentence structure.

ORIGINAL SENTENCE:

Abu Dhabi Emirate possesses large oil reserves. Dubai does not.

REWRITTEN SENTENCES:

·                     Like Abu Dhabi Emirate, Dubai does not possess large oil reserves.




188) Which of the following sentences illustrates the proper use of parallel construction?

·                     Jerry likes hiking, swimming, and to ride a bicycle.




189) Select the sentence that is punctuated most accurately.

·                     The school specializes in three fields of study: economics, the study of the economy; philosophy, the study of thought; and anthropology, the study of mankind.

190) Choose the series of verbs that best completes the following passage.

I ________ on a road in the mountains when I ________ out of petrol.

·                     had driven, had run




191) Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence.

The young girl sings ________ well for someone her age. Her performance was ________ to say the least.

·                     amazingly, spectacular

 

192) Choose the series of verbs that best completes the following sentence.

The earthquake ________ the city at four in the morning. Most people ________ in their houses.

·                     hit, were sleeping




193) Read the following question and choose the response that uses the correct corresponding verb tense.

Will you be going to the company picnic this year?

·                     Yes, and I plan on swimming, fishing, and eating all day!

·                     I might go if I had known about it sooner.




194) Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence.

Pete is addicted ________ gambling. His wife insists that he quit, but he doesn't care  ________ her opinion.

·                     to, about




195) Choose the series of verbs that best completes the following sentence.

When I ________ another look I ________ my shirt ________.

·                     had, realized, had shrunk




196) Read the following question and choose the response that uses the correct corresponding verb tense.

Was there no one in the office last night?

·                     No, there was no one in the office last night.




197) Choose the series of articles and conjunctions that best completes the following sentence.

I visit ________ Grand Canyon ________ I go to Arizona.

·                     the, whenever




198) Three people thanked mr. genet ________ the village of network in his speech. 

·                     For mentioning

 

199) Choose the series of adjectives and adverbs that best completes the following sentence. 

Of the two books, Sam’s is definitely the ________; however, even though Sandra’s didn’t turn out as ________ as expected, she still did a ________ job of writing it.

·                     better, well, good




200) Fill in the blank with the correct word or phrase.

Fiverr months after he laid off, Javiver succeeded ____ another job.

·                     in finding

 

 

 

Ms. Arguello never expected that her podcast would be _____ popular.

·         so

·         well

·         such

·         much

If Rebecca had sent the replacement part for the copier, we _____ it yesterday.

·         would have received

·         would receive

·         had received

·         received

We are looking to hire someone who has a strong _____ in management.

·         training

·         past

·         background

·         history

Hiring freelancers is not _____ expensive as bringing in a new employee.

·         as

·         much

·         so

·         more

How _____ from the airport to the hotel?

·         you got

·         did you get

·         got you

·         you did get


No one has yet succeed _____ improving on Ms. Glaser’s original design for our company’s logo.

·         in

·         on

·         over

·         with

_____ someone sends me a text, I get back to them within 10 minutes.

·         Even though

·         No matter how

·         Whenever

·         Unless

Mr. Mettner said that he _____ the security deposit for the apartment.

·         hasn’t yet received

·         hadn’t yet received

·         isn’t yet receiving

·         didn’t yet receive

Martin Beale _____ all of the legal matters for RTG Plastics Inc.

·         deals

·         does

·         handles

·         organizes

By next February Roger ______ at his new job for six months.

·         will work

·         will have been working

·         will working

·         will be working

If you are in town next week, we should have _____ together.

·         a dinner

·         dinner

·         an dinner

·         the dinner

People will be able to set up websites by _____ because the platform is so simple.

·         itself

·         themselves

·         myself

·         himself

The factory floor supervisor started the generator _____ the power had gone out.

·         while

·         so

·         nevertheless

·         because

Ms. Fiallos was not _____ for the truck driver position because she did not have a valid driver’s licence.

·         available

·         eligible

·         convenient

·         accessible

When she discovered the briefcase didn’t belong to her, she tried to find out _____ it was.

·         who’s

·         whose

·         hers

·         his

Sites like Uploadithere.com are _____ way to send large documents.

·         a best

·         best

·         the best

·         one best

The bulky frame made the picture _____ heavy to hang on the wall.

·         much

·         too

·         as

·         most

_____ Wednesday, two of the key people on the design team called in sick.

·         On

·         Since

·         Until

·         Next

When _____ us the final draft of the report?

·         you send

·         you will send

·         send you

·         will you send

Robert will stay at the job site until 6pm unless Tony _____ to replace him first.

·         came

·         would come

·         comes

·         had come

Mr. Weiss considers his company’s move to Canada to be _____.

·         success

·         successful

·         succeed

·         succeeded

Try to guess the definition of a word without looking it _____ in the dictionary.

·         out

·         over

·         up

·         through

The amount of _____ housing in the southern part of the city has increased in the last five years.

·         afforded

·         affords

·         affordable

·         affording

Russell doesn’t usually work on weekends. _____, he will make an exception for this client.

·         However

·         Although

·         Therefore

·         Meanwhile

_____ of us are going anywhere this weekend because there is too much work to do.

·         No one

·         Most

·         All

·         None

The manufacturing operation _____ smoothly while Ms. Kurtz was on vacation.

·         has run

·         is running

·         ran

·         runs

First I will send you the document ________________

·         . Then I will bill you.

·         : then I will bill you.

·         then I will bill you.

·         then I will bill you.

Luckily, Mona remembered _____ an extra set of keys to give to Max.

·         to bring

·         bring

·         about bringing

·         bringing

Who _____ to inform him that his bid for the apartment renovation had been accepted?

·         Eric called

·         Did Eric call

·         Did call Eric

·         Called Eric

Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?

·         “I can get you to the airport in fifteen minutes the taxi driver said.”

·         “I can get you to the airport in fifteen minutes.” The taxi driver said.

·         “I can get you to the airport in fifteen minutes” the taxi driver said.

·         “I can get you to the airport in fifteen minutes,” the taxi driver said.

After an hour, the mechanic was able to pull the tire _____ of the wheel.

·         out

·         apart

·         away

·         off

It’s important to put _____ into _____ of any new project.

·         time, planning

·         the time, the planning

·         the time, planning

·         time, the planning

Please forgive me _____ not informing you about the problems we were having with the new software.

·         on

·         with

·         for

·         about

_____ sent you to deliver the printer?

·         Where

·         When

·         Who

·         Why

No one has figured out exactly _____ caused the power failure.

·         what

·         they

·         how

·         that

___ twelve years, Opal Systems has been designing operating systems for government institutions.

·         In

·         By

·         For

·         During

Ricardo’s boss _____ him telling the client how to use the software.

·         encouraged

·         heard

·         reminded

·         told

The committee _____ the job of quality control to Karl Mertz.

·         assigned

·         invested

·         donated

·         contributed

If I _____ my vacation in March, I never would have met Mr. Edwards.

·         took

·         would take

·         take

·         had taken

Most people prefer sleeping at home _____ sleeping on an airplane.

·         from

·         with

·         for

·         to

Mr. Ibanez gave _____ calling Mr. Hansen after Mr. Hansen never responded to his messages.

·         in

·         out

·         over

·         up

Tomas decided to visit _____ sisters in Amsterdam in April.

·         its

·         her

·         his

·         their

_____ happened after I left work yesterday?

·         When

·         What

·         Where

·         How

Please continue to use the front entrance _____ a delivery is too large to fit through the door.

·         if

·         until

·         when

·         unless

Ms. Elkin had two bags with her when she arrived, _____?

·         hadn’t she

·         had she

·         didn’t she

·         did she

The new operating system should significantly reduce the _____ of time it takes to upload documents.

·         number

·         amount

·         size

·         quantity

_____ the switch on the back of the machine do?

·         What

·         Which

·         Which does

·         What does

The _____ for submissions to the design competition is March 3.

·         finish

·         goal

·         limit

·         deadline

Monday is a holiday, _____ Emily will contact you on Tuesday.

·         because

·         though

·         so

·         therefore

_____ our supplier’s shipment was late, I managed to get most of the order ready.

·         Despite

·         Although

·         Because

·         So

Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?

·         The lunch truck arrived with nothing more than a hamburger three hot dogs and an apple turnover.

·         The lunch truck arrived with nothing more than a hamburger, three hot dogs, and an apple turnover.

·         The lunch truck arrived with nothing more than, a hamburger, three hot dogs, and an apple turnover.

·         The lunch truck arrived with nothing more than a hamburger, three hot dogs and, an apple turnover.

Ms. Costas depends _____ three major accounts for most of her business.

·         for

·         on

·         in

·         after

Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?

·         Everyone in the copywriting department always checks each other’s work.

·         Everyone in the copywriting department always checks each others’ work.

·         Everyone in the copywriting department, always checks eachother’s work.

·         Everyone in the copywriting department always checks each others work.

A huge traffic jam prevented Lila _____ getting to the airport on time

·         from

·         to

·         for

·         against

Mr. Yee shops at _____ hardware store in his area.

·         only

·         an only

·         the only

·         a only

_____________, I will have the report done by next week.

·         Either I take on another job or not

·         Whenever I take on another job or not

·         Whether I take on another job or not

·         Neither I take on another job or not

_____ is an important ingredient in any soup.

·         Salt

·         The salt

·         A salt

·         Some salt

Now that Ms. Brecht has retired, we all agree it will be difficult to _____ her.

·         restore

·         renew

·         revive

·         replace

The results of the study were inconclusive. _____, more research needs to be done.

·         Therefore

·         However

·         Rather

·         Althoug

Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?

·         Sam’ dad’s truck was found without its wheels.

·         Sam’s dad’s truck was found without its wheels.

·         Sams dads truck was found without its wheels.

·         Sam’s dad’s truck was found without it’s wheels.

Our marketing strategy is based on _____ experience.

·         either data or

·         both data and

·         neither data nor

·         not only data also

If the hotel has no vacancy, you can stay with ____.

·         ours

·         our

·         we

·         us

This house doesn’t have an attic, ____?

·         won’t it

·         doesn’t it

·         it does

·         does it

_______ Julie’s car was brand new, it had mechanical problems.

·         As though

·         So that

·         In order that

·         Even though

How many guests are we expecting ___

·         .

·         ?

·         !

·         ,

I will present first unless someone _____ the agenda.

·         will change

·         changes

·         would change

·         will have changed

____ coming with us, right?

·         Your

·         You

·         Yours

·         You’re

Jan didn’t like _____ the food on the menu.

·         each of

·         every of

·         many of

·         most of

What ______ about your performance?

·         say she did

·         she did say

·         did she say

·         did say she

_____ the name of your new boss?

·         Why’s

·         Whose

·         What’s

·         Which is

____ roof has sprung a leak.

·         The

·         An

·         A lot of

·         Some

The game show was hosted by an actor ____ name I can’t recall.

·         whom

·         who

·         whose

·         which

Remember _____ the garage after ______ your project.

·         closing, finishing

·         closing, to finish

·         to close, finishing

·         to close, finish

The company decided ___ logo was outdated.

·         it’s

·         it

·         its

·         itself

By next month, the company ______ 2,000 self-driving cars.

·         sells

·         will have sold

·         sold

·         has sold

In my opinion, pistachios are better _____ almonds.

·         as

·         than

·         before

·         though

Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?

·         “I’ll meet you there” said Jonathan.

·         “I’ll meet you there,” said Jonathan.

·         “I’ll meet you there”, said Jonathan.

·         “I’ll meet you there.” said Jonathan.

Every minute of the play was _____.

·         memorably

·         memory

·         memorizing

·         memorable

We are looking to hire someone who has a strong _____ in management.

·         training

·         past

·         background

·         history

No, I didn’t turn ____ the radio.

·         at

·         on

·         out

·         of

I don’t want to go in; there’s a massive ______.

·         cue

·         queue

·         clue

·         chain

_____ the football team is in peak condition.

·         Every

·         Some

·         Each

·         Most of

I think you used too _____ salt in your sauce.

·         many

·         a lot

·         much

·         large

When my husband comes home, ______ to dinner.

·         we will go

·         we would go

·         we would be going

·         we would have gone

Even if we work until midnight, we ____ miss the deadline.

·         we have

·         we have still

·         still

·         will still

Jorge is talented _______ in English, Spanish, and French.

·         to write

·         at writing

·         on writing

·         for writing

______ would you like to have the couch delivered?

·         What

·         Whether

·         Who

·         When

I’ll let you know _____ we arrive.

·         until

·         when

·         so

·         whereas

I will be there on time unless my flight ______.

·         will have been delayed

·         was delayed

·         is delayed

·         would be delayed

Could you do ____ a favor?

·         we

·         ours

·         us

·         ourselves

I usually eat healthy, ______ I love the occasional slice of pizza.

·         as

·         wherever

·         although

·         because

Kwame will have hidden the presents _____ we get there.

·         as

·         even though

·         since

·         before

_____ wasn’t the garage closed last night?

·         Why

·         Whether

·         Who

·         What

Without practice, our team will ____ to the Tigers.

·         loose

·         lose

·         lost

·         losing

Dad won’t remember to bring the gifts unless _____ him.

·         you will ask

·         you ask

·         you had asked

·         you would ask

By 2021, Marcia ______ her second degree.

·         is finishing

·         will finish

·         finishes

·         finish

The principal wants to have a meeting _____ Billy’s behavior.

·         because

·         except

·         about

·         for

As soon as you wake up, you ____ to take the dog out.

·         would need

·         need

·         have needed

·         had needed

After a three-hour delay, the food still ______.

·         won’t arrive

·         isn’t arrived

·         hasn’t arrived

·         can’t arrive

You should be more ______ in class.

·         attentive

·         attentiveness

·         attentively

·         attention

During the hurricane, Jose’s home suffered a lot of ______.

·         the damage

·         a damage

·         damage

·         an damage

One of his least favorite job duties is _____ presentations.

·         giving

·         to give

·         of giving

·         give

If Janine had given you constructive feedback, what _______ said?

·         can you have

·         will you have

·         would you have

·         would you

To join the organization, you need a lot of ______.

·         money

·         the money

·         each money

·         some money

My ____ engine is making a strange sound.

·         car’s

·         cars

·         cars’

·         car’s’

There’s an extra coffee mug ____ the counter.

·         in

·         on

·         because

·         about

Malik hasn’t called you today, _____ he?

·         has

·         did

·         hasn’t

·         didn’t

All of the supplies on the table are for ____.

·         I

·         my

·         mine

·         me

Once you finish your paperwork ___ bring it back to the reception desk.

·         ;

·         ,

·         :

·         .

The dog is sleeping _____ the table.

·         in

·         down

·         underneath

·         as

You don’t happen to have a pen, ____?

·         don’t you

·         will you

·         do you

·         won’t you

We can only serve beer ____ wine at the event.

·         nor

·         or

·         for

·         unless

I finally feel ____ enough to return to work.

·         better

·         best

·         well

·         finer

_____ new store just opened last week.

·         They’re

·         Their