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1: Tony is looking at _____
she
her
he
here
2: "Whose flowers are they?" "They're ______."
to Mary
Maries
of Mary
Mary's
3: Which sentence is correct?
That girl is some of my friends.
This girl is one of my friends.
That girl is me friend.
This girl's are friends.
4: Which sentence is correct?
Go there to they.
Go there to them.
Go here to we.
Go here to us.
5: "Do you like that shop?" "Yes, I ____________ every week."
come there
come here
go there
go here
6: My brother was ________ all week.
at the home
in the home
at home
in home
7: Jack is writing ____________.
with pen
by a pen
on paper
out of a pen
8: When we got to school, we ___________ the bell.
heard
listened
were hearing
were listening
9: This is ______ that.
the same as
different that
the same that
the different from
10: Which sentence is correct?
What shoes are they made?
What shoes are made of?
What are shoes made of?
What are made of shoes?
11: I'm going to give ________
to him a record
him a record
a record him
some record to him
12: His daughter is ___________
as old as yours
as old as your one
so old as yours
so old as your one
13: He had previously had a car but it __________ several times during the spring.
was breaking down
was breaking up
had broken down
had broken up
14: Her children tell her that __________ old to drive a car.
she's getting so
she gets too
she's getting too
she gets so
15: __________ at the moment, I'll go to the shops.
As it doesn't rain
For it doesn't rain
As it isn't raining
For it isn't raining
16: Your bicycle shouldn't be in the house! ____________
Get out it!
Put it off!
Take it out!
Take away it!
17: Molly doesn't eat fish. ___________
John doesn't that either.
So doesn't John.
Neither does John.
John doesn't too.
18: She hardly ever eats _________ potatoes.
neither bread nor
bread or
or bread or
neither bread or
19: Your letter _________
has arrived two days ago
arrived two days ago
arrived since two days
has arrived since two days
20: I'll ring you as soon as I _________ there.
get
shall get
will have got
will get
21: He didn't thank me for the present. That's ________ annoyed me.
what
the which
the thing what
that which
22: She looks _______
pleasantly
that she's pleasant
pleasant
to be pleasant
23: Send him to the baker's _________ the bread.
for buying
to buy
in order he buys
for to buy
24: If you _________ help you, you only have to ask me.
want me to
want that I
want I should
are wanting me to
25: He wants to get a better ________ and earn more money.
employ
work
job
employment
26: I wish I _____ suggest something more suitable, but this is all we have.
should
can
could
would
27: I __________ since breakfast and I'm very tired.
travel
am travelling
was travelling
have been travelling
28: I don't think we've met before. You're confusing me with ________.
one other
someone else
other person
some other
29: He _________ in his homework.
did a lot of faults
made a lot of mistakes
did a lot of mistakes
made a lot of faults
30: He was a good runner so he ________ escape from the police.
was able to
succeeded to
could to
might
31: That's the course of studies _____________.
I'm interested in
what I'm interested on
I'm interested on
what I'm interested in
32: He came to the party, ______ he hadn't been invited.
in case
even
in spite of
although
33: He stayed under water for two minutes and then swam to the _______
sea
level
surface
ground
34: We were in the station for at least half an hour, waiting ________ start.
for the train
the train to
the train's
for the train to
35: Everyone in the factory has to be __________ by 8 o'clock.
at work
in job
in work
at job
36: I _________ you before now but I've been too busy.
must have rung
should have rung
had to ring
ought to ring
37: Dinner will be ready _____ but we have time for a drink before then.
currently
lately
suddenly
presently
38: 100 competitors had _________ the race.
taken part
entered for
put themselves for
put their names for
39: I never expected you to turn ______ at the meeting. I thought you were abroad.
in
around
up
on
40: She was wearing _____________ beautiful clothes that I envied her.
a so
so
such
such a
41: I crossed the room and ______ a light shone through the window.
while doing like that
as I did like that
as I did so
at doing so
42: I'll ask the waiter for the bill when you __________ your coffee.
will have finished
will finish
have finished
shall finish
43: He ________ out of the window for a moment and then went on working.
regarded
glanced
viewed
glimpsed
44: Our main concern is to raise the voters' _______of living.
condition
standard
capacity
degree
45: He reminds me ____ someone I knew in the army.
of
to
from
with
46: I daren't ______ to upset her.
do anything
to do something
do nothing
to do a thing
47: I _________ you that the goods will be delivered next week.
confirm
undergo
assure
insist
48: We can never relax in this office. The problems are continually _________.
coming out
coming up
raising
presenting
49: Hot metal _____ as it grows cooler.
contracts
compresses
reduces
condenses
50: I'm sorry to _________ you while you're working but I must ask you a question.
molest
bother
interfere
intrude

This test W. S. Fowler and Norman Coe 1978, 1987. Addison Wesley   Longman Limited. From Quickcheck Placement Tests.


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