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For questions about questions found in practice exams.

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Waiting your comments how to use with verb on below sentence

Q. I ____ john and Liz after school tomorrow. A. am meet B. am meeting C. met Q2. My sister ____ john and Liz after school tomorrow. A. Is meet B. Is meeting C. met ...
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Open cloze exercise question

Is the word in bold correct? If it is not, which word fits better? Today, English is used by at least 750 million people. Some estimates have put the total at 1 billion. Despite the total, ...
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I thought you had taken or took what is the best

The following practice text comes from http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/2g31-penguin-story.php: One day a husband and wife _____ (1) (drive) to the countryside to visit their friends ...
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“The English ____ won the World Cup” - what should I put in the blank?

This Question is in my Exam book. Q1.The English __ won the world cup A) Has B) Have C) Is D) Are Which is correct? Also explain why. Because as far i know we use Have with I, We, They, ...
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Could you pass me ___ remote control for ___ TV please?

Could you pass me _____ remote control for _____ TV please? a) Ø, Ø b) Ø, the c) the, Ø d) the, the I guess d is correct. What do you think, and why?
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In “The population of Pakistan is less than that of China.” what is less?

What is LESS in this sentence? The population of Pakistan is "less" than that of China. a) adjective b) noun c) pronoun d) adverb Why is less adverb here? Is he using population as a verb? ...
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Do we say space of 5 years or timing of 5 years

Edit: I think space is the right answer but some of my collegues told me the the answer should be timing I googled space and timing of time but i only found space-time and 4d and unrelated things like ...
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Who/Whom does this bag belong to?

____ does this bag belong to? A. Whom B. Who Which one should I choose?
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___ of the students should do his own work

Q: ___ of the students should do his own work. a) everyone b) all c) each d) every I think the answer is each (c) because we use each to talk about individual members of the group as ...
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Thai Cloze Test: Why is “another” the correct answer for “One problem invites _____…”?

Problems that teenagers are faced with today are multifarious but interrelated in many cases. One problem invites (another/others/the other/other/the others), then leads to more problems. The answers ...
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Which noun collocates with “leave”? [closed]

I leave no ....... in my life for anyone coming to me by accident. I prefer to spend time with a small group of my close friends. a. care b. thought c. diary d. room
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Have you forgotten (borrowing/to borrow/borrowed)?

Have you forgotten _________ 1000 from me last month? A. borrowing B. to borrow C. borrowed The answer is A, but why not C? Can anybody kindly explain this to me?
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Why is “several two hours' meetings” wrong?

Why is "several two hours' meetings" wrong? Any insight will be greatly appreciated. It is from an ECPE practice exam grammar section question. The boss won't be able to see you today as he has ...
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Dozen/kilogram or Dozens/kilograms

I bought two dozen of mangoes. I bought two dozens of mangoes. My office buys five kilogram of paper every month. My office buys five kilograms of paper every month. In 1& 2 I think 1 is ...
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Help to understand this question from reading comprehension in my GRE textbook

The organizers of tomorrow's outdoor concert announced that it will go on tomorrow on schedule unless bad weather is forecast or too few advance tickets are sold. If the concert is canceled, refunds ...
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an SAT writing problem

Born in Italy in 1853, Maria Spelterini emigrated to the United States as a young woman and quickly became known for her breathtaking stunts. In 1876, the 23-year-old Spelterini became the only woman ...
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Which answer is right? I had a steady (job)?

The question below is from my homework. I had a steady_____ Career Job Work Profession I searched on the internet and I found it difficult to get the answer. I think job is ...
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Should I choose “has, lodging”, “later, lodged”, or “had, stayed” as the answer for this exercise?

I am having trouble choosing the answer for this question : Q The magistrate ______ remanded her in judicial custody till October 1. Police sources said Ms. Saraswathi would be_______in the ...
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demand is weak vs demand is modest

Recent studies suggest that ride-sharing services could do a much better job providing useful information to drivers. For example, one current app provides heat maps... but only when surge pricing is ...
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Vocabulary . Preciseness

In the question below, the answer is clearly A; however, it is indicated C, somehow. Question: But in many respects, the vaunted role of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the ...
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Is “I really liked its theme” the only acceptable alternative to “I also very much liked its theme” in this exam question?

I really enjoyed the way the fashion show was executed and I also very much liked its theme. Its theme conveyed. I really liked its theme. No improvement. It's my exam question and ...
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This letter is to ______________ you with the problems faced by the society members

This letter is to ______________ you with the problems faced by the society members. Options: 1) acquaint 2) illustrate 3) convince 4) demonstrate I think demonstrate should be the right option but ...
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Improve the bracketed part of the sentence

Last week Tim went camping with his friends. They seemed (to have a good time). To having a good time. To have had a good time. To be having a good time. No improvement. ...
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Which is the correct tense to be used in this sentence?

Could you tell me which the correct answer is and why, please? "What is this strange smell?" "The food _________" a) has burnt b) burnt c) was burning d) had burnt
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SAT Writing question about diction: “ranging” vs. “that range”

Which one is correct? The smell can elicit reactions ranging from deep appreciation to intense disgust. The smell can elicit reactions that range from deep appreciation to intense disgust. ...
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Test question with the word “effect”

I was practicing IELTS tests and got this one: The accident has a ... effect on her. Effective Focusing Total Wide I was thinking "wide" is the correct choice here, but it was "total" instead. I ...
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GRE verbal question (“legislation” and “autonomy”)

Federal efforts to regulate standards on educational achievements have been met by intransigence; local governments feel that government imposition represents an undue infringement on their _____. ...
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Stumped by a verbal analogy: “pencil is to sharpen as…”

Pencil is to sharpen as A. knife is to cut B. carpenter is to build C. wood is to saw D. well is to fill E. saw is to ax The answer to this verbal analogy (from here) does not seem ...
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Sentence improvement question: which is the right answer?

By the time tomorrow, I (will reach) my home. will be reaching shall have reached can reach no improvement What would be the appropriate answer, i think it should be 2
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Which is correct : “{which were placed/placed} on buttresses …”?

They wanted a series of statues to adorn the cathedral's exterior, (26) placing high on buttresses so that the art could be admired from afar. A) NO CHANGE B) they were placed C) which were ...
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Why can the answer not be “if”? ___ the government in Greece postpone

____ the government in Greece postpone the debts of farmers, they can cope with the economic difficulties. a. could b. should c. only if d. if e. even if Why is answer "d" (if) not ...
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Why is “have given” not correct in “…and ___ him his hard earned success…”?

My question is about this sentence correction exercise: The qualities which have supported Tilak and given him his hard earned success have been rare in Indian politics. The only options are ...
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why is this answer choice (C) wrong — an SAT problem

Toni Morrison is one of America's outstanding authors, she is known for her critical essays, her novels, and her frequent appearances on television. A. NO CHANGE B. authors; she is known ...
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Is this a trick? Or too difficult?

I am now practicing a TOEFL listening section with a textbook. Now, given such a kind of information like below, Well, I'm a member of the drama club and we are going to on tour two weeks from now....
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Why wasn't “When I was in Sharm El-Sheikh, I *have sunbathed* a lot” a good answer?

When I was in Sharm El-Sheikh, I .... a lot A) Have sunbathed B) Was sunbathing C) Would sunbathe D) Sunbathed why it can't be "have sunbathed" as verb sunbathe means to make the skin brown or ...
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Mary's house is near to/next to the hair salon.

Mary's house is _____ the hair salon. Do you think you can find it? a. Near to b. Next to When I was filling out this question, my answer was "near to" but is wrong according to the page. So ...
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Question regards If-conditional

He didn’t have money, if he had, he (would buy - would have bought) a car? My last year GSEC exam is tomorrow I have finished my novel and faced this question in grammar work book. The answer is ...
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Why is it correct “Do you enjoy swimming”?

Do you enjoy _____? - to swim -swimming -swim -to swimming Can someone explain me why the answer is swimming and not swim or to swim?
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Improving “anybody to invite”

I can't think of anybody whom to invite. Anybody whom I should invite Anybody to invite Anybody who should be invited No improvement. This is my exam question and provisional answer ...
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“The speech he ____ was”? [closed]

The speech he gave was highly informative. Deliver Made Give No improvement. This is my exam question and only one option is correct but I think option 2 and 4 both are correct.
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to be delivered vs to have been delivered

This package was supposed_____yesterday. 1. to be delivered 2. to have been delivered I'm confused with both the options. I think both are correct. Am I right? Please explain in context.
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Stephen Hawking believes that the earth is unlikely to be the only planet ____ life has developed gradually

(I'm reading a grammar textbook, which contains the question and clams it was written for China's National College Entrance Examination in 2010. I checked, and it was.) Stephen Hawking believes ...
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Jane is back in May, by____ the new house should be finished

Jane is back in May, by____ the new house should be finished. A. which B. that C. whom D. when "when" is the answer, and I know its grammar. My question is whether or not "which" works and why. ...
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Exam questions where both options looked acceptable

(If/Suppose) I hadn't done well in the exam I wouldn't have passed the course. If she was fed, she (would have been / would be) calm. There (is said / was said) to be a better turnout at the staff ...
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Why does this test question use “to Verb-ing”?

The question: She is attending the seminar with a view to _______ more qualifications. A. acquire B. having acquired C. acquiring D. being acquired And the answer is C. I don't ...
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Is there an error in “take as many as you can along with you”? Should it be “taking” or is it OK?

In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select ‘No ...
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Which choice best expresses “I will keep your secret.” in Passive/Active voice?

the below-mentioned question is asked in my exam, I think my answer is correct, please tell if I am right, I have to challenge the question in 2 days if its answer given is wrong. correct answer is ...
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Exam question: changing from active to passive voice

the below-mentioned question is asked in my exam, I think my answer is correct, please tell if I am right, I have to challenge the question in 2 days if its answer given is wrong. correct answer is ...
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Which one is correct? A B or C?

24.Tom thought he would get ______ his obsession with computers and become a lawyer like his father. A. over B. in C. out
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“little” vs. “a little”

Her mother has _____ chance of recovery: a. little b. a little c. the little d. none? I need an exact answer, I am unable to understand the usage of little and a little as explained on this ...