GRAMMAR TEST – 72
GRAMMAR TEST -72
1. We had to drill a number of wells in the area __ we could pump oil profitably.
2. __ spend so much money on the purchase of a computer, I prefer to hire one when necessary.
A) Instead of
B) Rather than
D) In order to
E) So as to
3. It is true that __ a great majority of all foreign graduate students stay on to seek their careers in the nations that educate them, thousands return home annually.
4. The factory where he is working at present is just a short drive __ the village.
5. The new statutes only went __ effect about two weeks before the firm bankrupt.
6. He was recruited to teach economics at the university although he had no teaching experience __ .
E) as well
7. The traditional policies of the company have been completely disregarded in this matter, as I have been told by the deputy manager __ .
8. As soon as the signal __ , the whole force will charge in the direction of the enemy trenches.
A) would be given
B) has given
C) will be given
D) was given
E) is given
9. By the time the warranty expires the equipment they have
installed __ its cost twice over.
A) would have repaid
B) has repaid
C) saw / would hope
D) had been repaid
E) would be repaying
10. From the data we have in our possession, it __ that the chances of survival are not very high.
A) would have been admitted
B) must be admitted
D) had been admitted
E) was admitted
11. Several people __ and bought to trial since the scandal __ out.
A) have been remanded/ broke
B) were remanded/ has broken
C) remanded/ had broken
D) had been remanded/ broke
E) are being remanded/would have been broken
12. Much progress __ in telecommunications during World War I, but the basic technique__ in the previous decades.
A) would have been achieved/were developing
B) has been achieved/ were developed
C) had been achieved/ has been developed
D) was achieved/had been developed
E) was achieving/ would be developing
13. Many observers stress the importance of education ___ democracy.
A) by fostering
B) to be fostered
C) to have fostered
D) having fostered
E) in fostering
14. The board consists __ a good cross-section of local business representatives.
15. Despite long and tiring discussions, the two delegations have failed to come to terms __ the issue of refugees.
16. A number of distinguished physicians were invited to give __ opinions on family planning.
17. The lecture he gave was highly complicated with the result that __ people were capable of following it.
B) a few
18. Of the rock samples we have worked so far, this is probably __ valuable.
A) the most
19. I couldn’t help admiring the professional manner in __ he dealt with the crisis.
20. __ far reaching the benefits of the new policy may be, the country quite simple can’t afford it.
21. __ the interest rates are concerned, it looks as if the inflation has at least been curbed.
A) As far as
B) Owing to
C) By way of
D) Just as
E) As regards
22. Reinforced concrete was used for the new buildings __ there should ever be another landslide in the vicinity.
A) due to
B) in spite of
C) according to
D) in case
23. The witness finally admitted that he did remember __ someone standing by the entrance.
A) being seen
B) to see
C) to have seen
D) having been seen
E) having seen
24. It is time the members of the European Community __ into the open their fears concerning economic recession.
A) have brought
B) should bring
D) are bringing
E) will bring
25. From the report it looked as if he ____ a crucial role in the smuggling.
A) had played
B) has played
C) is playing
D) has been played
E) was played
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