Questions tagged [exam-questions]

For questions about questions found in practice exams.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
28 views

What to use before “for over” the past six months?

I has a test a few days ago and one of the questions was weird to me and I can't explain how. The question: My boyfriend, Tom, ______ twenty pounds for over the past six months. The given ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
105 views

I often wonder (to whom does a nation owe / to whom a nation owes) its greatest debt of gratitude

I often wonder to whom does a nation owes its greatest debt of gratitude. This sentence is from an error correction exercise. I see two possible grammatical ways to correct the sentence either by ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

Slick advertising campaigns, soaring gold prices and increasing purchasing power for consumers have helped develop a market for diamonds.

Slick advertising campaigns, soaring gold prices and increasing purchasing power for consumers have helped develop a market for diamonds.  This sentence is from an error spotting exercise which ...
2
votes
2answers
66 views

It was only 5 years ago when(that?) I became an engineer

It was only 5 years ago when I became an engineer. A friend of mine told me that the when used in above sentence is incorrect and it should be replaced by that is it true ? I checked the ngram and ...
2
votes
2answers
36 views

How VS. What is the weather forecast? Which one is correct?

What is the weather forecast? VS. How is the weather forecast? I've just seen these questions asked in an English group and been curious. "What" VS. "How" is the weather? (I use "how"​) but "What" VS....
0
votes
1answer
12 views

Consider the Cambridge English examinations, does “productive vocabulary” have a higher priority than “receptive vocabulary”

A Cambridge English vocabulary says The list covers vocabulary appropriate to the B1 level on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and includes receptive vocabulary (words that the ...
1
vote
1answer
438 views

True False NotGiven questions

I have a some True False NotGiven questions that I had a hard time figuring the answers. In this sort of question, we must read a passage and then choose whether some information is true, false, or ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Can “take”, “took”, and “would take” all be correct in “as long as I ___ care of it”?

She said I could borrow her camera as long as I ___ care of it. Take / Took / would take. We had this question answered in class and I think my teacher's answer was incorrect. (as he states ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

Is the sentence 'I felt safely home in her arms' accetpable?

I immediately felt safe and at home in her arms. Now, as I reflect on that fateful trip, I am proud of the bravery of that little boy who left the security of his childhood home for a new life. Which ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

What is the difference between “introduced”, “had introduced” and “have introduced”?

Although Immanuel Kant, one of the greatest thinkers in the history of philosophy, --- many pieces of technical terminology to articulate the themes of his critical philosophy, perhaps none --- more ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Regarded / Regarded as

Which sentence is better one ? Harvard's MBA programme is regarded as the finest in the country. Or Harvard's MBA programme is regarded the finest in the country. Just like like the use of As ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

About 'I didn't think'

In my exercise book, I have a question as follows: Come on in, Peter, I want to show you something. Oh, how nice of you! I ____ you _____ to bring me a gift. A. didn't think, were going B....
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Opposite meaning

Choose the closest opposite meaning : She is indeed human. a) universal b) devilish c) divine d) terrestrial I'm confused between "devilish" and "divine". Can anyone tell me what is right one?
0
votes
1answer
14 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

will the meeting start vs the meeting start [closed]

Do you know what time ______________? At 3:00 this afternoon. A. will the meeting start B. the meeting will start
3
votes
1answer
70 views

Past simple or past coninuous?

I Need to prove my teacher wrong. We had an English test and there was this one task where we had to put the verbs in the right past tense (past simple or past continuous). So the sentence was: ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

Position of whatever

1.Do not try in your home whatever you see here. Is the sentence correct grrameticaly?otherwise how to use to speak such type of sentence.
0
votes
1answer
539 views

Error Spotting : He says that he has done engineering besides an MBA

He says that he has done engineering besides an MBA. I have an error spotting exercise booklet as per which the above sentence is error free but isn't it better to omit an from the sentence ? To my ...
0
votes
1answer
595 views

One of his many good traits that come to my mind was(is?) his modesty

I read the sentence in title in an English grammar book by P.C. Wren although the actual sentence given in exercise was : One of his many good traits that (come or comes) to my mind was his modesty....
1
vote
2answers
442 views

Error spotting : One who perpetually hesitates which of the two things he will do first will ultimately do neither

Error spotting : One who perpetually hesitates which of the two things he will do first will ultimately do neither One who perpetually hesitates (A) which of the two things he will do first (B) ...
0
votes
1answer
97 views

She danced better than any of us (did?)

I read this sentence : The three individuals are so different that their tastes vary from one another's. In this their tastes are compared so apostrophe is used with another But in this sentence ...
0
votes
1answer
157 views

Every animal in the zoo is fed regularly and (is?) attended to very promptly

Every animal in the zoo is fed regularly and attended to very promptly. Considering formal English usage for exam purpose, Is it okay to do away with second is after and in the above sentence or Do ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Sentence completion question (GRE) “writes with all the characteristics of ____”

It is his dubious distinction to have proved what nobody would think of denying, that Romero at the age of sixty-four writes with all the characteristics of ____. Options: maturity ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Are the “corpus evidence” in the first paragraph and last paragraph of this guide(2012) the same?

A Cambridge english vocabulary says The Preliminary and Preliminary for Schools Vocabulary List was originally developed by Cambridge English in consultation with external consultants to guide item ...
0
votes
4answers
101 views

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 _____. ...
1
vote
1answer
127 views

Error correction : Be careful so that you are not be caught by the police

Be careful so that you are not be caught by the police. The above sentence is from an error correction exercise of my book. The book suggests to change are to may Be careful so that you may not be ...
0
votes
1answer
796 views

“my being” vs. “my having been” (in my younger days)

I am having trouble with a practice exam question. Here is the text from the question: The good fortune of (my being/my having been?) your student in my younger days has helped me greatly in my ...
0
votes
1answer
302 views

Using articles a/an with audience?

If the IPL has succeeded in drawing an audience across the country, it is because cricket has always had a strong foundation and a dedicated audience. I understand audience is a collective noun and ...
2
votes
2answers
44 views

to + inf vs to + '-ing'

I have been doing an online test to check my English skills and found this: I was looking forward ____ at the new restaurant, but it was closed. Incorrect (your answer): to eat ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

What is the difference between 'he hasn't said' and 'he did not say'? What are the rules and which should I use?

I am following an exercise to fill in the gaps in a text. The text is: Jacques _____ how he pulled off perhaps the most systematic plundering of Britain's great libraries ever carried out by an ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
76 views

Logical prediction and parallelism

I am preparing for the GMAT exam, and this was a practice question. Please explain why E is the correct answer choice to the following question: Choose a grammatically correct option of the bold ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

More contributions to (make/making?) up

In response to the growing crisis, the agency is urgently asking for more contributions to _____ up for its sharp decline in purchasing power. Which out of make and making is correct to use here ? I ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Can “who” be omitted in “Managers (who) formerly supervised”?

Managers formerly ( ) the software engineering groups for the development project will now be in charge of much larger teams. A. supervised B. supervising The answer is B, and I get it, ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

Credulity versus Complacency in “The __ of the king in running the country…”?

The __ of the king in running the country motivated the parliamentarians to usurp the throne & execute him; hence Oliver Cromwell was named Lord Protector of the realm. The sentence came in fill ...
1
vote
2answers
48 views

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. ...
-1
votes
1answer
182 views

no other than and none other than [closed]

Is there any difference between “no other than” and “none other than. This is one of questions came in my exam. ............ reason than poverty is hampering India’s progress. Options: 1)...
0
votes
1answer
12 views

question on sentence creation

Peter is registering a case in a Police station against his neighbour. Peter is registering a case against his neighbor in a Police Station. now what is the differences on the above sentences....
2
votes
2answers
52 views

Question based on the paragraph above it

I had an English exam today, and none of the answers below seems right. However, if I had to choose one, I'd choose B. But, I had to answer 15 questions and this was the only one that could have a C ...
3
votes
1answer
100 views

“I’m reading so slowly it’s going to take me about three weeks to finish the writing.” - Where is the mistake?

I was given the following task: Correct the mistakes in the forum message: Can anyone helping (1)? I’ve just got my essay to write about personality but the articles I’ve found are too ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Is saying “couldn't have” here incorrect?

This is the original sentence: According to the police, it’s impossible that the prisoner escaped without help from the outside. This is the transformation that's given as correct: The police ...
1
vote
2answers
119 views

Fill in the blank: “One problem invites _____”

In the Thai Cloze Test, why is "another" the correct answer for "One problem invites _____"? Here is the question: Problems that teenagers are faced with today are multifarious but interrelated in ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

“either” or “neither” after “I don't like…” [duplicate]

Consider this fill-in-the-blank question: I don't like _______ of the films. Both of them are boring. Will the correct choice will be either OR neither? Why? I think the correct answer will be "...
1
vote
2answers
340 views

Error Spotting : His parents usually spent / their summer in New York / but this year they are spending it in London

His parents usually spent (A)/ their summer in New York (B) / but this year they are spending it in London.(C) No error (D) What's the error in the above sentence ? My books says part A is wrong . ...
0
votes
2answers
44 views

What is the meaning of the word 'but' here

Science will continue to invent more things, but most significant improvements in people's lives are done by science. What is the meaning of 'but' in the above sentence? I am having difficulty ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

“Have questions”, how to use the correct sentence to feedback “Have they finished painting the office yet?”

How to response Q&A Question sentence : Have they finished painting the office yet? Answers: 1. Yes, they finished yesterday. 2. No, he's still painting the ...
1
vote
3answers
39 views

Is “they are by the hill” grammatical?

Can I write: They aren't by the lake, they are by the hill. My son had task in workbook to continue sentence They aren't by the lake, they are by the .... He wrote in such way They aren'...
1
vote
1answer
286 views

Error correction : All the children have assembled on the ground and are waiting for the Principal to come

All the children have assembled on the ground and are waiting for the Principal to come. My book says the correction to above sentence is to replace the principal to come with the principal's coming ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

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, ...