ACTIVITY 5:This test consists of a number of sentences, in each of which
some part or the whole is underlined. Each sentence is followed by five
alternative versions of the underlined portion. Select the
alternative you consider both most correct and most effective
according to the requirements of standard written English. Answer A
is the same as the original version; if you think the original
version is best, select answer A. In
considering the answer choices, be attentive to matters of grammar,
diction, and syntax, as well as clarity, precision, and fluency. Do
not select an answer which alters the meaning of original sentence.
Finally check the correct answers.
was to decide to go to college, I, for one, would recommend that he plan to
A. If he was to
decide to go to college, B. If he were to decide to go to college, C. Had he decided to go to college, D. In the event that he decides to go to college, E. Supposing he was to decide to go to college,
Except for you and I, everyone brought
a present to the party.
A. Except for you and I, everyone brought B. With exception of you and I, everyone brought C. Except for you and I, everyone had brought D. Except for you and me, everyone brought E. Except for you and me, everyone had brought
president's talk was directed toward whomever was present.
A. was directed toward whomever was present. B. was directed toward whoever was present. C. was directed at who was present. D. was directed at whomever was present. E. was directed towards whomever was present.
Because of his broken hip, John Jones has not and
possibly never will be able to run the mile again.
A. has not and possibly never will be able to run B. has not and possibly will never be able to run C. has not
been and possibly never would be able to run D. has not and possibly never would be able to run E. has not been able to run and possibly never will be able to
Had I realized how close
I was to failing, I would not have gone to the party.
A. Had I realized how close B. If I would have realized C. Had I had realized how close D. When I realized how close E. If I realized how close
CONGRATULATIONS! You have finished
at OM Personal
CAE - Certificate in Advanced English. Before moving on to the next lesson, please remember
to revise everything you
have learnt here.