Mixed Grammar Points Test 1

Find a mistake and correct it.

I.

  1. Ms. Erickson is a sales clerk in a large department store. It’s almost closing time. Her feet A hurt as they B do every day, because she C is standing at the sales counter since eight o’clock D this morning.
  2. My uncleA is painting the outside of his house for three weeks, and B he has still not finished. He is very careful. He C wants his house D to look just right.
  3. Dolphins, whales, and A many B other sea creatures use C high sophisticated navigation D systems.
  4. The A smallest things B in the universe are, paradoxically, C beexplored D by the largest machines.

II.

  1. A By the time Jason arrived to help we B already C finished D moving everything.
  2. The farmer’s barn A caught on fire some time during the night. By the time the firefighters B arrived, the building C burnt to the ground. It D was a total loss.
  3. Scurvy, A caused by the B lack of vitamin C, could kill C the most of a ship’s crew on a long D voyage.
  4. A The term '‘Punchinello” B refer to a clown C in Italian D puppet shows.


III.

  1. A Most critics agree B that William Shakespeare was theC greaterwriter D in the English language.
  2. A Symptoms of multiple sclerosis B may be eased C by injecting a solution D consisted of snake venom.
  3. Uranus is the A aloneplanet B in the solar system C which is tipped on D its side.
  4. A Much nutritionists B argue that people’s intake of C fat should be D reduced.


IV.

  1. A Many American novelists, B such as Gore Vidal, C resides in D other countries.
  2. The refracting telescope A contains lenses B that C magnificationthe image which reaches D it.
  3. In some societies A hired B people cook, clean, take care C afterthe children, and D do the yard work.
  4. The A highly endangered Waldrapp ibis B it is a C wading bird, D related to the stork and flamingo.

V.

  1. A During the two centuries B between Herschel and Voyager, C relatively little D learnedabout the planet Uranus.
  2. Platinum is a A rare and B valuemetal, white in C colour, and D easy to work.
  3. A Some conservationists B attempt to save rare domestic farm C animal, D such as the Tamworth pig.
  4. Sigmund Freud, the A founding of psychoanalysis B settled in London C at the D age of eighty-two.


VI.

  1. A Although France is a B predominant Catholic country, C it has D a large Muslim minority.
  2. A Adult education has become B increasingly popular in C the United States in recent D years ago.
  3. Many A disabled children cannot B derive full C enjoyment from toys D make for non-disabled children.
  4. The C oceans contain many B forms of life that C has not C yet been discovered.


VII.

  1. A Perhaps were his defiance against B his parents’ attitude C that led Salvatore Ferragamo to fame D as the shoemaker for the world’s most famous women.
  2. A As medical costs soar, B the idea of a complete physical checkup has come C under fire as both a waste of time D ormoney.
  3. A Married women are B twiceso likely as married C men to D be depressed.
  4. On February' 21,1995, the A oldest person in the world, B a French woman C named Jeanne Calment, D she celebrated her 120th birthday.

VIII.

  1. The Concorde can fly A acrossthe Atlantic B without refueling and C carrying 11 tons of D freight.
  2. I A have seenyou in the school play last night. You B did a terrific acting job. C Had you ever acted D in a play before this one?
  3. American’s first A satellitesexploded B before it had C risen three and a half D feet off the ground.
  4. Last year A I had gone mountain climbing for the first time. It B was exciting and terrifying at the same time. We C moved slowly and carefully and it D took three days to get to the top.

IX.

  1. A Most babies will grow B up to be as C cleverer as their D parents.
  2. It should not be A assume that the B lower the price, C the happier the D buyer.
  3. A To help policymakers and B another, the U.S. government spends as C much as $ 1,4 billion a year in D collecting statistics.
  4. Sprinkler system A have proven to be B the most effective C means of D fighting hotel fire.

X.

  1. A For more than 450 years, Mexico City has been the economic, B culture and C political centre of Mexican D people.
  2. Some bacteria A are extremely harmful but B anothers are C regulary D used in producing cheeses, crackers, yogurts.
  3. A In 1927, Charles Lindbergh completed B a solo C crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in D its aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis.
  4. The A firing of bricks and tiles B for use in the C buildindustry requires large D amounts of fuel. 

I.



  1. Ms. Erickson is a sales clerk in a large department store. It’s almost closing time. Her feet A hurt as they B do every day, because she C is standing at the sales counter since eight o’clock D this morning.

  2. My uncleA is painting the outside of his house for three weeks, and B he has still not finished. He is very careful. He C wants his house D to look just right.

  3. Dolphins, whales, and A many B other sea creatures use C high sophisticated navigation D systems.

  4. The A smallest things B in the universe are, paradoxically, C be explored D by the largest machines.


II.





  1. A By the time Jason arrived to help we B already C finished D moving everything.


  2. The farmer’s barn A caught on fire some time during the night. By the time the firefighters B arrived, the building C burnt to the ground. It D was a total loss.


  3. Scurvy, A caused by the B lack of vitamin C, could kill C the most of a ship’s crew on a long D voyage.


  4. A The term '‘Punchinello” B refer to a clown C in Italian D puppet shows.


III.





  1. A Most critics agree B that William Shakespeare was the C greater writer D in the English language.


  2. A Symptoms of multiple sclerosis B may be eased C by injecting a solution D consisted of snake venom.


  3. Uranus is the A alone planet B in the solar system C which is tipped on D its side.

  4. A Much nutritionists B argue that people’s intake of C fat should be D reduced.


IV.





  1. A Many American novelists, B such as Gore Vidal, C resides in D other countries.


  2. The refracting telescope A contains lenses B that C magnification the image which reaches D it.


  3. In some societies A hired B people cook, clean, take care C after the children, and D do the yard work.


  4. The A highly endangered Waldrapp ibis B it is a C wading bird, D related to the stork and flamingo.


V.





  1. A During the two centuries B between Herschel and Voyager, C relatively little D learned about the planet Uranus.


  2. Platinum is a A rare and B value metal, white in C colour, and D easy to work.


  3. A Some conservationists B attempt to save rare domestic farm C animal, D such as the Tamworth pig.


  4. Sigmund Freud, the A founding of psychoanalysis B settled in London C at the D age of eighty-two.


VI.





  1. A Although France is a B predominant Catholic country, C it has D a large Muslim minority.


  2. A Adult education has become B increasingly popular in C the United States in recent D years ago.


  3. Many A disabled children cannot B derive full C enjoyment from toys D make for non-disabled children.


  4. The C oceans contain many B forms of life that C has not C yet been discovered.


VII.




  1. A Perhaps were his defiance against B his parents’ attitude C that led Salvatore Ferragamo to fame D as the shoemaker for the world’s most famous women.


  2. A As medical costs soar, B the idea of a complete physical checkup has come C under fire as both a waste of time D or money.


  3. A Married women are B twice so likely as married C men to D be depressed.


  4. On February' 21,1995, the A oldest person in the world, B a French woman C named Jeanne Calment, D she celebrated her 120th birthday.


VIII.





  1. The Concorde can fly A across the Atlantic B without refueling and C carrying 11 tons of D freight.


  2. I A have seen you in the school play last night. You B did a terrific acting job. C Had you ever acted D in a play before this one?


  3. American’s first A satellites exploded B before it had C risen three and a half D feet off the ground.


  4. Last year A I had gone mountain climbing for the first time. It B was exciting and terrifying at the same time. We C moved slowly and carefully and it D took three days to get to the top.


IX.





  1. A Most babies will grow B up to be as C cleverer as their D parents.


  2. It should not be A assume that the B lower the price, C the happier the D buyer.


  3. A To help policymakers and B another, the U.S. government spends as C much as $ 1,4 billion a year in D collecting statistics.


  4. Sprinkler system A have proven to be B the most effective C means of D fighting hotel fire.


X.





  1. A For more than 450 years, Mexico City has been the economic, B culture and C political centre of Mexican D people.

  2. Some bacteria A are extremely harmful but B anothers are C regulary D used in producing cheeses, crackers, yogurts.

  3. A In 1927, Charles Lindbergh completed B a solo C crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in D its aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis.

  4. The A firing of bricks and tiles B for use in the C build industry requires large D amounts of fuel. 
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