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FINAL REVIEW 4TH YEAR. GRAMMAR EXERCISES (08/09) 1.

Fill in the blanks with the right PRONOUN (PERSONAL, POSSESSIVE, REFLEXIVE or RELATIVE) or POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVE 1. Susan and Ben have forgotten . Notebooks again; Tom and Bill have forgotten .too. 2. John is a teacher, but sister is a nurse. 3. Be careful! That plate is hot. Dont burn . 4. (relative)The person .. fingerprints are on the gun .. was found in the bin was the person killed Dr. Martin. 5. (relative) The street .. I live is very noisy at night, makes it difficult to sleep. 6. Have you done . homework? Ive finished 7. We are staying at a nice hotel. room is very comfortable. 8. (relative) The present .. you gave me was the one . I gave you last year!! 2. VERB TENSES. Put the verbs in brackets into the right tense 1. My mother hopes Jack .. (not/come) to the party because he . (always /get) drunk. 2. As he .. (get) onto the bus, it . (start) suddenly and he ..(fall) backwards. 3. If I were sent to prison, .. (you/visit) me? 4. How long . (you/wait) for me? I . (wait) for about half an hour. 5. If I . (know) that things were going go turn out the way they did, I .(never/join) the company. 6. Last night my mother (come) in and (turn) off the TV. My favourite programme .. (just/begin). 7. Unless I (have) a quiet room, I .. (not/be able to) do any work. 8. You . (get) a pneumonia if you . (not/change) your wet clothes. 9. When I last .. (stay) in Cairo, I . (ride) to the Pyramids on a camel that a friend of mine .. (borrow) the day before. 10. a: (George/decide) what to do when he . (leave) school? B: Oh, yes. Everything is planned. He .. (have) a holiday for a few weeks and then he (do) a computer programming course. 11. a: I (just/realise) that I . (not/have) any money. B:Dont worry. I (lend) you some. 12. (active/passive) We .. (not/go) to the party on Saturday because we (not/invite). 13. (active/passive) Two men .. (question) at Marylebone Police Station tonight in connection with last weeks armed robbery in Luton, in which $ 25,000 (steal) from a Securicor van. Another man (already/arrest) for the crime. 14. (active/ passive) Missing schoolgirl Sheila Patterson, aged eleven, (find) alive and well in Leicester. Sheila, who .. (disappear) two days ago, . (say) she . (leave) home to join a circus. Her parents (travel) to Leicester tonight. Meanwhile, Sheila (look) after at Leicester Police Station. 15. In 1964 Martin Luther King (win) the Nobel Prize. In 1968 he (assassinate) in Memphis, Tennessee. 3. THE ACTIVE / PASSIVE VOICE. a) Write into the passive voice 1. They have planted thousands of trees alongside the E19 motorway. 2. They will crown Ronaldinho the football player of the year. 3. Has anybody answered your question? 4. They fought a battle here 300 years ago. 5. Did nobody ever teach you how to behave? 6. Adrian Holt, the well-known composer, is writing the music for Almodovars film. 7. We ought to employ more traffic wardens. 8. The ice-cream vendor has given my child a free ice-cream. (2 ways) 9. People were carrying the chairs into the garden. 10.People think that this surgeon is a brilliant practitioner. (2 ways) 11. They say that the drug produced undesirable side-effects (2 ways) b) Write the following sentences into the active 1. Someone will have to be found to take her place. 2. The referee was being escorted from the football field by a strong police guard. 3. Plants are used by herbalists to cure common diseases. 4. The award is being presented by an eminent scientist. 5. Your flight may be delayed by a strike.

6. The missing person was located by the private detective. 4. Make the questions for the following answers 1. A steak, please. 2. I stayed at home and watched TV. 3. Shes reading a book at the moment. 4. He is single. 5. I was washing up when he arrived. 6. He is five feet and two inches. 7. Tom loves Lucy. (2) 8. Our daughter has been dancing with a stranger. 9. No, I have never met him. 10. This jacket costs $60. 11. The first Olympic Games started in 776 BC. 12. It takes eight hours to get here. 13. I think its Simons bag. 6. DIRECT SPEECH /INDIRECT SPEECH 1. What platform does the train leave from? asked Bill. 2. Dont forget your sandwiches, said his mother. 3. Did you play for your school team? John asked Susan. No, I didnt Susan answered. 4. Make the coffee stronger, I said.It was terribly weak last night. 5. Can I have a sweet, please? said the little boy. (It is a request) 6. Why dont you take up the oboe again? said my friends. (Use advise) 7. Lets leave the washing-up till tomorrow, he said. I hate washing up last thing at night. 8. My young brother wants to be a tax inspector, said Mary. I cant think why. None of my family has ever been a tax inspector. 9. They offered me some more wine and I accepted. 10. She asked the crowd if they thought that she was a liar and the crowd shouted that they did. 11. I told her to stop making a fuss about nothing and said that she was lucky to have a seat at all. 7. CLAUSES. Combine the following sentences using the linking word in brackets. Make all necessary changes 1. Hes a millionaire. He hates spending money. (although) 2. George Perkins was an old friend of mine. I was staying at his house. (relative) 3. Debbie hid her diary. She didnt want anyone to read it. (so that) 4. This ice-cream is delicious. It comes from Italy. (relative) 5. Darren hates flying. He cant go to America (Since) 6. Ive always dreamt of going to Russia. I studied Russian history at university. (because) 7. We dont visit you very often because you live so far away. (if) 8. It was a nice day. We went swimming. (so/such (a) that) 9. Steve! Turn the volume down! I wish 10. We spoke quietly. We didnt want to wake the baby. (in order to) 11. A few days ago I met someone. I went to school with his brother. (relative) 12. You wasted a lot of time watching TV. I wish 13. He is quiet and shy. His sister is lively and talkative. (whereas) 14. It was cold. The river froze. (so/such (a) that) 15. Im having a great time in England. The weather is bad. (despite) 16. The accident happened because the driver in front stopped so suddenly. (if) 17. They dont have many friends. They wish. 18. July was the month. My sister was born then. (relative) 19. My wallet has disappeared. It was in my handbag. (relative) 20. Theyve got three cars. They never use two of them. (relative) 8. GERUNDS AND INFINITIVES 1. I have decided ........................(go) to Belgium next year. 2. John, dont forget ....................... (post) the letter!! Did you remember ............................ (water) the flowers? 3. I avoid .............................. (travel) on buses during rush hour. 4. The teacher doesnt allow ...................... (speak) in class. The teacher doesnt allow students ................ (speak) in class. 5. I regret ................................ (tell) him my secret. It was a mistake. 6. I regret .............................. (tell) you that I cannot allow you .............................. (continue) .................. (work). 7. Do you mind ................................ (open) the window before ....................... (smoke)? 8. He stopped ........................... (speak) to his friends after they had had an argument. 9. He stopped .................... (speak) to his friend on the street. 10. Would you let me ....................... (stay) off school today? 11. My father ordered me ................................. (be) quiet during meals and he also made me ....................... (practise) the piano for two hours every day. 12. Billy Elliot loves ............................ (dance) and he would like ............................ (be) a ballet dancer. 13. .......................... (Chew) gum in class is very rude and unpleasant. It is rude and unpleasant ............... (chew)gum.