General English Exercise

June 12, 2013pdf

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase. Each question is followed by four suggested answers. Choose the most appropriate one.

1. I shall …………………….. him if he ………………………….. to me for his misconduct.

a) pardon, commits

b) forgive, apologizes

c) reprimand, commands

d) forgives, apologize

2. It is natural ……………………… a man to make mistakes.

a) of

b) for

c) with

d) in

3. Lions roar, elephants ……………………..

a) bellow

b) bleat

c) trumpet

d) grunt

4. If a candidate wants …………………….. as President, he / she must win the majority of votes.

a) elected

b) to be elected

c) having elected

d) electing

5. Which of the following words has the same meaning as the word ‘Conversant’?

a) familiar

b) pleasant

c) ignorant

d) intelligent

6. The plane took …………………….. an hour ……………………… its arrival.

a) after, of

b) off, after

c) of, off

d) of, to

7. I was tired because I ……………………….. the whole day.

a) was working

b) had been working

c) am working

d) have been working

8. Give the plural form of sheep

a) sheep

b) sheeps

c) sheepz

d) sheepes

9. Maiden speech means ………………………

a) speech given by a maiden

b) one’s first speech

c) one’s last speech

d) an important speech

10. Though she refused first, she …………………….. in the end.

a) came out

b) came around

c) came off

d) came up

Answers

1. I shall forgive him if he apologizes to me for his misconduct.

2. It is natural for a man to make mistakes.

3. Trumpet

4. If a candidate wants to be elected as President, he/she must win the majority of votes.

5. Familiar

6. The plane took off an hour after its arrival.

7. I was tired because I had been working the whole day.

8. Sheep

9. One’s first speech

10. Though she refused first, she came around in the end.

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