Gap fills exercise

March 4, 2014pdf

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase.

1. She is ………………….. to refuse.

a) a polite person

b) too polite a person

c) a too polite person

2. I have ………………….. as you.

a) a voice as good

b) as good a voice

c) as good voice

3. I couldn’t afford to buy …………………….

a) that big a home

b) that a big home

c) Either could be used here

4. ……………………… is he?

a) How good a singer

b) How a good singer

c) How good singer

5. ………………………, you are wrong.

a) In my opinion

b) According to me

c) Either could be used here

6. I am interested ………………………..

a) in learning to paint

b) to learn painting

c) Either could be used here

7. It is important that everybody ………………….. comfortable.

a) feels

b) feel

c) should feel

d) Either ‘feel’ or ‘should feel’

8. She smiled ……………………….

a) friendly

b) in a friendly way

9. The ball hit me ………………….. on the nose.

a) right

b) rightly

c) Either could be used here

10. Don’t ……………………

a) be afraid

b) fear

Answers

1. She is too polite a person to refuse.

2. I have as good a voice as you.

3. I couldn’t afford to buy that big a home.

4. How good a singer is he?

5. In my opinion, you are wrong.

6. I am interested in learning to paint.

7. It is important that everybody feel / should feel comfortable. (This is an example of a subjunctive.)

8. She smiled in a friendly way.

9. The ball hit me right on the nose.

10. Don’t be afraid.

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