General English Exercise

October 25, 2013pdf

Complete the following sentence using appropriate words or phrases.

1. James went to see his old friend …………………………….. to discover that he had already left.

a) seldom

b) never

c) only

d) solely

2. The ties that bind us together are so …………………………… that they can rupture at any moment.

a) tentative

b) tenuous

c) consistent

d) restrictive

3. There was nothing ………………………….. about her reaction to his marriage proposal. She rejected it …………………………

a) surprising, vehemently

b) interesting, violently

c) unpredictable, abruptly

d)sympathetic, angrily

4. The directions that he gave us were so …………………………. that we didn’t know which of the two roads to take.

a) complicated

b) ambiguous

c) narrow

d) fantastic

5. It will be difficult for an ……………………… person to believe that all men are equal irrespective of their caste, race and religion.

a) emotional

b) religious

c) liberal

d) intolerant

6. I met him only a week ……………………..

a) back

b) past

c) ago

d) before

7. She asked me ……………………………

a) why are you angry?

b) why I was angry

b) why you are angry

c) why am I angry?

8. Despite receiving several warnings, he ……………………………….. to office on time.

a) never come

b) never comes

c) is never coming

d) has never come

9. He told his wife that ………………………………… Germany.

a) he will like to visit

b) he would like to visit

c) he was liking to visit

d) he is liking to visit

10. The rich and the influential can ………………………….. even with murder.

a) get on

b) get out

c) get off

d) get away

Answers

1. James went to see his old friend only to discover that he had already left.

2. The ties that bind us together are so tenuous that they can rupture at any moment. (tenuous = very weak)

3. There was nothing surprising about her reaction to his marriage proposal. She rejected it vehemently.

4. The directions that he gave us were so ambiguous that we didn’t know which of the two roads to take.

5. It will be difficult for an intolerant person to believe that all men are equal irrespective of their caste, race and religion.

6. I met him only a week ago.

7. She asked me why I was angry.

8. Despite receiving several warnings, he never comes to office on time.

9. He told his wife that he would like to visit Germany.

10. The rich and the influential can get away even with murder.

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