Basic English Usage
Choose the correct answer from the four options.
1. John _______ the subway to the office everyday
2. What’s your _______ name?
3. Does your friend live in Hamburg ? No, she ______
4. _________ flowers are lovely.
5. She _________ from Istanbul.
6. He ______ use a computer.
7. Two weeks ago we _______ a visit from a client from Amsterdam.
8. I _________ in Hamburg since 1998.
9. Could you _________ us some more information about the project?
10. Where _______ that new ring?
11. ________________ tea please
12. There _________________water.
13. His car is___________________her's
14. We like your idea more than ____________
15. We'll meet _____________next Tuesday.
16. ___________________umbrella is this?
17. Choose the correct sentence:
18. While we _____________dinner, the fire alarm rang
19. Have you spoken to ____________________about our new project?
20. John: It is Stephanie's birthday tomorrow.
Maria: Really? I didn't know. I __________her b'day card.
21. You look tired. What ______________________________?
22. He __________there for two years, when she discovered the leaky roof.
23. As an architect, she is ____________regarded.
24. We are writing in regards _____________your email yesterday
25. I can't find my glasses. Can you help me look ______________them?
26. She is of the ____________________that we should invest more in the project.
27. Please give me the report ____________
28. We have _________everything we can to make the report accurate
29. The client is__________buying a new house.
30. This is not the right ________ to ask for my help; I am far too busy even to listen !
31. If only I _______ speak in public as well as you !
32. I _______ my friend to lend me his laptop for the presentation.
33. Because his argument was so confusing, _______ people understood it.
34. Although he was under no __________ , the shopkeeper replaced the defective battery free of charge.
35. John's shirt is ____________ yours.
36. Every old building like this has ________ strange noises
37. If I ____________ the mistake, I would have corrected it.
38. "I'm going to the cinema tomorrow." 'So _____ "
39. I wanted to write to him but he ________ give me his address.
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1.
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takes
(Option 2)

2.
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sister’s
(Option 3)

3.
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doesn’t
(Option 1)

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Those
(Option 4)

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comes
(Option 1)

6.
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can’t
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had
(Option 3)

8.
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have lived
(Option 3)

9.
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give
(Option 3)

10.
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did you buy
(Option 3)

11.
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I’d like some
(Option 1)

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isn't any
(Option 2)

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bigger than
(Option 4)

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their's
(Option 3)

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her
(Option 4)

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whose
(Option 3)

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Next Year I am going to visit Australia to see some Kangaroos
(Option 3)

18.
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were haing
(Option 1)

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anyone
(Option 4)

20.
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will send
(Option 3)

21.
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have you been doing
(Option 2)

22.
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had been living
(Option 4)

23.
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highly
(Option 3)

24.
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to
(Option 2)

25.
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for
(Option 2)

26.
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opinion
(Option 1)

27.
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by
(Option 4)

28.
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done
(Option 2)

29.
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interested in
(Option 1)

30.
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moment
(Option 1)

31.
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could
(Option 2)

32.
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persuaded
(Option 1)

33.
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few
(Option 2)

34.
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obligation
(Option 3)

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similar to
(Option 3)

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its
(Option 1)

37.
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had noticed
(Option 2)

38.
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am I
(Option 2)

39.
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wouldn't
(Option 3)
English Lecturer at ENS BOUZAREAH, ALGIERS, ALGERIA.