Honesty Is the Best Policy: Multiple Choice Grammar Test
A few months ago I was (1)_________ a train with a friend of (2)_________. We (3) _________ home from a short trip to the centre of the town, and we had a lot of shopping bags with us. We were discussing (4)_________ interesting, when we (5)_________ the sign of our home station.
After we (6)_________, it was time to (7)_________, we picked up our bags and dashed out of the wagon. We stood on the platform totally out of breath. When the train left, I suddenly realized that I (8)_________ my purse in the compartment. I remembered (9)_________ it on the seat next to me. I was very upset and said that this was the end of the world. My friend kept (10)_________ me that I (11)_________ my purse again, but I didn’t believe a word of (12)_________ she said. We walked home and I told her that I would never see that purse again.
(13)_________ inside I wanted (14)_________ to find the purse and have the decency to give it back to me.
When we finally got home, there was a message on my answering machine. Someone saw me (15)_________ the wagon without my purse. That person (16)_________ straight to the police station at the next stop and left off the purse. I could not believe my ears. I would get my purse back! But (17)_________ I realized that there are a lot of people, who still believe: «Honesty is the best policy».
|3||return||were returning||are returning||have been returning|
|6||understand||were understood||have understood||had understood|
|7||get off||get of||get over||get into|
|8||forgot||has forgotten||have forgotten||had forgotten|
|9||to leave||leaving||left||being left|
|10||telling||to tell||told||being told|
|11||find||will find||would find||found|
|17||the most importantly||most importantly||most important||the most important|
1.C; 2.D; 3.B; 4.A; 5.B; 6.D; 7.A; 8.D; 9.B; 10.A; 11.C; 12.D; 13.B; 14.C; 15.D; 16.A; 17.B