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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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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 ...
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happened vs it happened

I got confused with this question. The train may be late, as ……… yesterday. A. happened B. it happened C. happening D. it was happened Option B sounds correct and natural to me, in ...
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Does the word “each” have the present or past meaning?

I have to choose a mistake in the sentence "The path was made by the walkers which crossed the mountain each summer". Which letter is not standard English, and why? A. was made B. ...
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How could this be a wrong question?

I saw this question in a TOEIC prep textbook: For more information on available job positions and ------- an online application, please visit the company Web site. (1) to complete (2) ...
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Parallelism test question: "By having a budget and (we stuck to it)"

By having a budget and we stuck to it, we had enough money to try a three star Michelin restaurant. A. NO CHANGE B. stuck to it C. having it stick D. sticking to it Question number 15 is testing ...
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Which is correct - "{When / As / Since / Whether} she was 18 years old, she entered the order..."?

Choose correct option and explain why? ___ she was 18 years old, she entered the order of the Sister of Our Lady of Loreto, in India. When As Since Whether Well, All we know ...
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Test question about washing a shirt

*The brown shirt 'wants washing'. has to wash is in need of a wash requires a wash no improvement. This is my exam question. In provisional answer key the answer has given 3. But ...
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Placement of the adverb in "The river Thames last froze over three decades ago."

I was solving a question for TOEIC prep, and found this sentence. The question was "The River Thames last ______ over three decades ago." freeze froze frozen freezing The book says the ...
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could and could have done

I'd like to ask you something about a question. There is the question: "Don't complain about the heat. It __________ hotter." And I thought the answer is could have been and it makes sense. But ...
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Is the error in B: "the number of pearls" or D: "none of them were missing"?

Directions (Q.1): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (E)....
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TOEFL reading question

A very different argument comes from Barbara Bender, who argues that before farming, there was competition between local groups to achieve dominance over each other through feasting and the ...
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Which option is correct

Following is a question from an exercise on active-passive.I am confused between the options because of the clause 'picking up a gun'. Please explain how it should be accounted for in passive voice ...
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What kind of sentence it is

Consider following sentence to be transformed into passive voice. Here what which verb out of 'like' and 'telling' I should consider ti be changed into v3 foRm in passive voice. Same confusion with ...
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Passive voice of the sentence

Why I can't go with option (d). Without 'by you' in the passive voice of the sentence , it is still having the same meaning without any ambiguity.Please explain.
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Which part of the sentence has an error

The need to set up / a good library in the locality / has been in the minds of people / for some time now .  Please explain
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Why "the" should be used before 'sand sculptures'

In an exercise I came to following sentence for error detection. In the answer it is said to use 'the' before 'sand sculptures'. Isn't it a plural noun and plural nouns don't take "the" before them? ...
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Why "the" should be used before 'truth'

Please identify and explain error in the following sentence After knowing truth , (1)/they took the right decision (2) / in the matter (3)/No error (4). Also , Is it correct to use 'ing' form of '...
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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 ...
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Passive voice of "This surface feels smooth"

What is the difference between following passive voice constructs of the sentence given and which one is correct. Please explain Active- This surface feels smooth. Option 1 - This surface is smooth ...
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Active-passive voice

Following is the question on active-passive voice transformation from an exercise. Which option will be correct out of (1) and (3) and please explain the reasoning behind. I opted for (3) but the ...
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"Did you come", or "did you coming" in continuous?

I had an English exam days ago and a question was written like this: In what year did you ____ to the United States? A. come B. coming So I chose A, but the teacher insisted that it was B, ...
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What is wrong with "to temple is full of potholes" in this sentence?

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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The meeting was postponed _____ (for/due to/owing to?)lack of quorum

The meeting was postponed owing to lack of quorum. This is from a sentence improvement MCQ which has the following options : A. due to B. because of C. for D. No improvement Can anyone tell me ...
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Using Verb in past tense with 'had better' in indirect narration

This sentence is from an direct to indirect narration conversion exercise. As you can see the exercise has marked C as correct answer but I suspect it to be wrong as I never came across any sentence ...
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Why does my book say that "to wear a nice dress" is an error in this sentence?

Ritika decided to get up early (1)/ to wear a nice dress (2)/ and visit her aunt. (3)/ No Error (4). What is the error in above sentence? My book says (2) is wrong, but I didn't understand.
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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: ...
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Using present tense with would?

The animals would hunt for food and bring it to the lion and the lion in turn would distribute the food to all. Is it all right to use bring with would which is a past tense form of will or it should ...
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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 ...
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Error correction: several of which?

We have many rooms / in our house; / several of which / have not been in use for years. Is the which used in above sentence correct? I doubt so because which is a relative pronoun and as per my ...
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I want to know about the flow of this passage

This a problem from a reading comprehension workbook. The correct answer is (C)(B)(D), but I was wondering if (C)(D)(B) could work as well. Instruction: Put items (B), (C), and (D) in the correct ...
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I (had to work) late yesterday evening [closed]

Can anyone help me answering that? I think the answer is "I had to work" is it right? I (must work/have to work/work/had to work) late yesterday evening.
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"I wish I could stay" vs "I wish I stayed"

I have to work tomorrow but I would like to stay in bed. I wish I ... stayed in bed tomorrow could stay in bed tomorrow This is a test and the answer is number 2 but why is number 1 wrong? It ...
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People have the right to demand protection (for/of) their business against XYZ

People have the right to demand protection for their business against a bandit group trying to grab it. This sentence is from an error spotting exercise which suggests to replace for with of, Is it ...
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Which word fill in the blank properly (about flow evenly/straightly)

Which word fill in the blank properly? For giving a speech, change the words until they flow ..... and easily. evenly \ 2. straightly \ 3. flexibly \ 4. emotionally I know we can say ...
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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 ...

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