Capital Letters: Multiple Choice Grammar Test

A New Zealand boss saw red after one of his employees (1) ________ block capitals in e-mails to colleagues.

Vicki Walker, an accountant in Auckland, (2) ________ after her co-workers complained (3) ________ her use of caps.

Members of staff at ProCare Health were angry (4)________ Ms Walker for (5) ________ her mails with sentences in capital letters, bold and red text. They said they (6) ________ the e-mails «confrontational».

Bosses at ProCare dismissed Ms Walker for (7) ________ «disharmony» in the workplace. Walker took the company to court and sued for unfair dismissal. She won the case and ProCare (8) ________ pay her US $11,500 .

According to the New Zealand Herald newspaper, Ms Walker is still not happy. She plans to appeal for (9) ________ compensation. She also wants to speak out for greater protection for office workers when they are in disputes with big companies. Walker said too many white-collar workers feel (10) ________ when large employers fire them. She says many people (11) ________ to fight for justice with their bosses because of the financial and mental stresses (12) ________. She used her own experience as an example: «I am a single woman with a mortgage, and I had to re-mortgage my home and borrow money... to make it through. They nearly ruined my life». This case highlights a widespread uncertainty regarding «netiquette» and e-mails.

1 uses being used had used was used
2 fired was fired firing had fired
3 for in on about
4 by at with on
5 constant being filled constantl fill constantly filled constantly filling
6 found had found find founded
7 cause to be caused being caused causing
8 did not have to has to had to have had to
9 further farther more far more further
10 helpless helplessly . helply helping
11 not being prepared are not prepared not prepared having not prepared
12 are involved to involve involving involved

1.C; 2.B; 3.D; 4.C; 5.D; 6.A; 7.D; 8.C; 9.A; 10.A; 11.B; 12.D

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