General English Exercise

July 28, 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. He ……………………….. the charge of trespassing into the compound.

a) denied

b) decried

c) declined

d) refused

2. The scheme ……………………….. for want of sufficient support from the members.

a) fell out

b) fell through

c) fell off

d) fell behind

3. We feared that it would rain any time since the sky was …………………………..

a) overclouded

b) overcast

c) overlaid

d) overcoated

4. His speech was so interesting that I was all ………………………….

a) up

b) ears

c) listening

d) tense

5. There are forty teachers ………………………….. the staff roll.

a) from

b) on

c) at

d) in

6. I was glad to hear of his recovery …………………………. a critical illness.

a) of

b) from

c) in

d) to

7. Modern science grew …………………………. the influence of scientists such as Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and Newton.

a) by

b) under

c) from

d) with

8. He was ………………………… the influence of alcohol.

a) under

b) on

c) in

d) behind

9. A servant is expected to ………………………. the orders of his master.

a) carry on

b) carry out

c) carry for

d) get carried

10. There ………………………….. a war over it, but in the end reason prevailed.

a) could be

b) could have been

c) should be

d) should have been

Answers

1. He denied the charge of trespassing into the compound.

2. The scheme fell through (= failed) for want of sufficient support from the members.

3. We feared that it would rain anytime because the sky was overcast.

4. His speech was so interesting that I was all ears.

5. There are forty teachers on the staff roll.

6. I was glad to hear of his recovery from a critical illness.

7. Modern science grew under the influence of scientists such as Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and Newton.

8. He was under the influence of alcohol.

9. A servant is expected to carry out the orders of his master.

10. There could have been a war over it, but in the end reason prevailed.

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