Grammar exercise

October 23, 2013pdf

Complete the following sentences using a word or phrase from the given options.

1. If I were you, I ……………………………… be careful with the choice of my words.

a) would

b) will

c) can

d) shall

2. James is the ……………………………….. efficient of the two assistants we employed last month.

a) more

b) most

c) least

d) only

3. The mother of the dead child was overwhelmed ……………………………. grief.

a) by

b) with

c) for

d) about

4. I congratulate you ………………………….. your wonderful achievement.

a) for

b) on

c) about

d) in

5. She was so fastidious that she liked ………………………….. of the three designs I submitted.

a) either

b) neither

c) none

d) any

6. ………………………….. a very long time, this city has been prosperous.

a) since

b) for

c) from

d) till

7. You won’t have much difficulty ……………………………… making friends in Italy.

a) with

b) in

c) to

d) for

8. Not many people are interested …………………………. algebra.

a) with

b) in

c) for

d) about

9. I was sorry when Alice moved to France. We ………………………………. good friends since our school days.

a) were

b) had been

c) have been

d) are

10. We walked …………………………. the edge of the valley.

a) till

b) as far as

c) up to

d) until

Answers

1. If I were you, I would be careful with the choice of my words.

2. James is the more efficient of the two assistants we employed last month.

3. The mother of the dead child was overwhelmed with grief.

4. I congratulate you on/for your wonderful achievement. (In American English, for is also possible here. British speakers usually use on.)

5. She was so fastidious that she liked none of the three designs I submitted.

6. For a very long time, this city has been prosperous.

7. You won’t have much difficulty in making friends in Italy.

8. Not many people are interested in algebra.

9. I was sorry when Alice moved to France. We had been good friends since our school days.

10. We walked as far as / up to the edge of the valley.

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