Choose the best answer from
the choices given:
1. In the end , he _____. [ ]
a. got invited
b. gets invited
c. was invited
d. was to be invited
2. He wore dark glasses to avoid _____. [ ]
a. having been spotted
b. to be spotted
d. being spotted
3. A new theory ______ before it can be put into practice.
a. must be tested
b. be tested
c. can be tested
d. to be tested
4. Sooner than ______ for others, she started her own
business. [ ]
c. to work
5. I can't afford as _____ car as this one. [ ]
a. expensive a
b. an expensive
c. a more expensive
d. a most expensive
6. Do what I tell you --_____! [ ]
a. or else
b. or so
c. and that
d. and do
7. This is the house _____ windows were broken. [ ]
d. of which
8. A hot shower, a cup of milk, a bag of potato chips, and
then a good sleep _____ the luxury that he needed after the
examination. [ ]
9. Every drop of tears, every moan out of pain and every
cry for help then _____ like knife cutting deep into his
heart. [ ]
10. I expect all the letters _____ promptly. [ ]
a. being typed
b. to be typed
c. having been typed
d. to have been typed
11. The information was later admitted _____ from
unreliable sources. [ ]
a. to be obtained
b. to have been obtained
it has been obtained
d. that it was obtained
12. For a child to give up less mature idea for a more
sophisticate one, it requires that the child____
psychologically ready for the new idea. [ ]
d. would be
13. We still have a lot of problems ____. [ ]
d. to be
14. He regretted _____ her the truth. [ ]
a. having told
b. to have told
c. had told
15. Domestic-made TV sets are not ____ imported ones at
all. [ ]
a. more inferior than
b. inferior to
d. more inferior as
16. ____ by accident _____ by design, he arrived too late
to help us. [ ]
a. Not only...but also
17.____ , he managed to remain among the top 5% of his
class. [ ]
a. To work hard as he did
b. Working hard as he did
c. Work hard as he did
d. Worked hard as he did
18. They left the door open _____ to hear the baby. [ ]
a. so as for me
b. so that me
c. in order for me
d. and for me
19. New machinery _____ arriving tomorrow. [ ]
a. will be
d. shall be
20. The family ____ able to come to a unanimous consent
that the child must be operated on as quickly as possible. [ ]
Fill in the blanks with one
of the items given below:
21. From _____ time we learned to count, ____ of us knew
how old we'd be in the Year 2000.
the, a, every, none, all
22. The Winter Olympics did not prove especially popular
among Americans this year. First, the weather was _____
historical disaster from the beginning of the events. ____
snow began falling the very first day.
a, the, any, some, all
23. _____ of us decides what to take into the future and
what to leave behind. That's why_____ arrival of the Year 2000
has become such a personal moment.
each, every, all, the, a
24. I ____ coffee, give me some tea.
will go, have gone, go, through, off, on
25. Put the food where the cat____ it.
Didn't come, has come, can't come, at , around, with
Fill in the blanks with an
appropriate unit noun:
26. a _____ of coughing
27. a ____ of lightning
28. a __________ of bees
29. a ____ of advice
Fill in the blanks with the appropriate form of the verb or
verb phrase given:
30. Jane appears as though she ____(know) the secret.
31. Two players _____(send) off the field during last
32. I've forgotten to return the key of the safe. People
____(must look) everywhere for it.
Fill in the blank with an appropriate coordinator or
33. It was an island ____ name I have forgotten.
34. He carried his luggage all the way home, ____ was
35. He soon made it clear _____ he had asked for a meeting.
36. The police arrived, after _____ the situation became
Fill in the blank with an appropriate conjunct:
37. We visited Nimes ad Arles, _____ , two ancient cities.
38. He has not paid his debts and, _____ , he has no
intention of paying.
39. They'll be back in an hour. _____ , we could play
Fill in the blank with an appropriate pronoun:
40. The only thing ______ impresses me is her directness.
41. He is a top student at school, _____ his brother never
Fill in the blank with an appropriate preposition:
42. I hid my gun _____ the pillow.
43. I don't go _____ men of his type.
Fill in the blank with an appropriate form of the word
44. Jane is hardly _____(smart) than Mrs. White.
45. She is the ____(tall) of the two.
Correct errors in the
46. We must hurry, other wise the meeting will begin when
we get there.
47. I think the students see too many love stories these
days to be realistic.
48. The company has promised a rise to salary for ages, but
nothing has happened yet.
49. He suddenly saw the answer to the problem that has
occupied his mind for the last two years.
50. Please do not smoke until after the plane takes off.
51. As she is tired of working as a secretary, she thinks
of finding another job.
52. Francis Bacon wrote that reading made a full man.
53. Go and get some fresh air! You were sitting here all
Rewrite the following
sentences as required:
54.Turning the following imperatives into the tag question
Don't let the children stay up too late on weekends.
55. Turning the following imperatives into the tag question
Let's do it together.
56. Turning the following statement into a YES-NO question:
I have already finished the assignment the teacher gave us
57. Turning the singular nouns or noun phrases into plural
forms wherever possible with other necessary changes:
A traffic accident often occurs at a crossroads.
58. Using subjunctive mood:
A neighbour acted quickly and thus stopped the fire from
spreading to the other floors.
59. Using a non-finite verb:
I don't think she would admit that she had sold the house .
60. Combining sentences using comparative degree
Susan is intelligent. Mary is not that intelligent.
61. Combining the sentences into one that contains a
You sent my son an English-Chinese dictionary. Thank you
62. Combining the sentences into one that contains a
Twenty horses were put into the corral. They were to be
trained for riding.
63. Rewrite the following sentence using a disjunct:
It is natural that as a beginner he isn't a good driver
64. Rewrite the following sentence as required: (Using
"either you or I " as the subject)
We were responsible for the mistake.
65. Rewrite the following sentence using whatever cohesive
device is appropriate:
If you travel often, keep a collection of necessities
pre-packed. Keeping a collection of necessities pre-packed
will give you time to pare the nonessentials.
66. Rewrite the following sentence using whatever cohesive
device is appropriate:
My wife and I are going to dine out this evening. In fact,
we dine out every weekend.
67. Rewrite the following sentences beginning each with
a. This question is very easy to answer.
b. You seem to
have taken a dislike to him
Define the following terms
69. non-finite verbs
70. How is aspect related to time?
71. What are inherent adjectives?
72. What is the difference between reference and
73. Identify (a) the subject, and (b) the theme, of each of
the sentences below. Say whether the theme occurs as S
(subject), Cs (subject complement), Od (direct object), Co
(object complement), Cp (prepositional complement), P
(predication) or V (verb)
a. My husband will carry your suitcase.
b. Not one girl
in ten can a young man trust these days.
74.Answer the question below by using (a) the information
given in brackets, and (b) the passive voice as a means of
Who invented the telephone? (Graham Bell, in 1876)
1、a 2、d 3、a 4、d 5、a 6、a 7、a 8、c 9、a 10、b
12、b 13、a 14、a 15、b 16、c 17、b 18、c 19、b 20、a
21. the , all （共2分，一格1分）
22. a, Some （共2分，一格1分）
Each, the （共2分，一格1分）
24. have gone off （共2分，一格1分）
Can't come at （共2分，一格1分）
31. were sent
32. must have been looking
38. worse still
40. that (用
41. which (用 who应看作错误)
Correct errors in the following
46. We must hurry, otherwise the meeting will have begun
when we get there.
47. I think the students are seeing too many love stories
these days to be realistic.
47. The company has been promising a rise to salary for
ages, but nothing has happened yet.
49. He suddenly saw the answer to the problems that had
occupied his mind for the last two years.
50. Please do not smoke until after the plane has taken
51. As she is tired of working as a secretary, she is
thinking of finding another job.
52. Francis Bacon wrote that reading makes a full man.
53. Go and get some fresh air! You have been sitting here
54. Don't let the children stay up too late on weekends,
55. Let's do it together, shall we?
56. Have you finished the assignment the teacher gave us
last week yet?
57. Traffic accidents often occur at crossroads.
58. If it had not been for the quick action of a neighbour,
the fire would have spread to the other floors.
59. I don't think she would admit selling the house .
60. Susan is more intelligent than Mary.
61. Thank you very much for the English-Chinese dictionary
you sent my son.
62. Twenty horses that were to be trained for riding were
put into the corral.
63. Naturally, as a beginner, he isn't a good driver yet.
64. (Either you or I was) responsible for the mistake.
65. (...That will give you time to pare the nonessentials.)
66. (... In fact, we do it/so every weekend.)
67. a. It is very easy to answer...
b. It seems that
you have taken...
68. A WH-question is a question that normally begins with a
WH-word, eg. What did you do last night?
69. The non-finite verbs are verbs that are not marked for
tense or for subject-verb concord.
70. Aspect reflects the way in which the verb action is
regarded or experienced with respect to time.
71. Generally speaking, adjectives denoting inherent
qualities characterize the referent of the noun. e.g. A big
house refers to a house whose size is big.
72. The difference between reference and substitution is
that reference is a relation between meanings, whereas
substitution is a relation between linguistic items, such as
words, phrases or clauses. The reference item and its referent
(i.e. what is referred to) are assumed to be semantically
equivalent (i.e. of the same thing; e.g. Jack hates himself.)
while substitution is a relation in wording rather than in
meaning, which constitutes the cohesive relation between a
substitute and the item it replaces (e.g. Jack bought a big
house but Jane rented a smaller one.).
73. a. both (a) and (b) are "my husband" which occurs as S.
b. (a): a young man; (b): not one girl in ten which
occurs as Od.
74. Telephone was invented by Graham Bell in