Errors in English Tests - 2006

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net TESTS Errors in English Usage Tests

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 1. elementary-1 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 1 Much information Q1 I went to the library to get as many information as I could. a to b as many c as Your entry:____________________ Q2 When it is possible I will help you later today. a When b will c later Your entry:____________________ Q3 I can speaking English quite well now. a speaking b quite c well Your entry:____________________ Q4 He will not let me to borrow his computer. a will not b to borrow c his Your entry:____________________ Q5 Tonight Im going to stay at home with myself. a Tonight b going c with Your entry:____________________ Q6 I think it is a spend of money to buy cigarettes. a it is b spend c of money Your entry:____________________ Q7 I look forward to see you on Tuesday after work. a forward b to see c on Your entry:____________________ Q8 I didnt see someone on the way to your house. a didnt b someone c to your Your entry:____________________ Q9 It is sure that one day she will pass her examinations. a sure b one day c pass Your entry:____________________ Q10 I dont think I have ever red one of his books. a think b ever c red Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 2. elementary-2 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 2 Be careful Q1 I never have been to see that film at the local cinema. a never have been b to see c at Your entry:____________________ Q2 Is this theperson about which you were spoken about last night a this b which c spoken Your entry:____________________ Q3 Her teacher is always giving her lots of homeworks. a is b giving c homeworks Your entry:____________________ Q4 He needs to be more carefully when he is driving his car. a needs to b carefully c is driving Your entry:____________________ Q5 She wants live in Paris because she likes the French language very much. a wants b likes c very much Your entry:____________________ Q6 I am really not interesting in mobile phones as I prefer ordinary phones. a interesting in b as c ordinary Your entry:____________________ Q7 When you wish to buy a book you should to go to a bookshop. a to buy b should to c bookshop Your entry:____________________ Q8 The good thing about computers is that you can find all kind of information about everything. a about b that c all kind of Your entry:____________________ Q9 I prefer go to the cinema instead of watching television. a prefer b the c instead of Your entry:____________________ Q10 Sometimes you get too much of news every day on television. a Sometimes b much of news c on Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 3. elementary-3 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 3 She works hard Q1 If you dont mind Id like to have a few salt on my food before it gets any colder. a mind b a few c food Your entry:____________________ Q2 He never takes a day off work and when he is at work he always works very hardly. a takes b off c hardly Your entry:____________________ Q3 You can usually tell when she has been laying because her cheeks go bright red. a tell b laying c go Your entry:____________________ Q4 My language has the same grammar with yours. a language b the same c with Your entry:____________________ Q5 It is very gentle of you to help me in this matter. a gentle b to help c matter Your entry:____________________ Q6 He finds it very difficult to communicate with people who doesnt have the same language as his. a difficult b doesnt c as Your entry:____________________ Q7 Time spends very slowly when you are waiting for a bus to arrive. a spends b slowly c to arrive Your entry:____________________ Q8 At last we decided it was stupid to wait any longer for a bus. a At last b stupid c for Your entry:____________________ Q9 When she was asked for her opinion on the course she said it had been a waist of time. a was asked b opinion c waist Your entry:____________________ Q10 They have been writing to each others since they were children. a have been writing b each others c were Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 4. elementary-4 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 4 Present Tense Q1 I am seeing her every day and she never says hello to me. a am seeing b says c to Your entry:____________________ Q2 What is the name of that picture which you look at on the wall a is b which c look at Your entry:____________________ Q3 Do you go to see that film that is on at the cinema next week a Do you go b see c is Your entry:____________________ Q4 Are you believing every single thing which that man says a Are you believing b which c says Your entry:____________________ Q5 Sometimes I not understand what the teacher says to me. a not understand b says c to Your entry:____________________ Q6 Later tonight I visit my uncle who is ill in hospital. a visit b who c is Your entry:____________________ Q7 Why is he being late every time we arrange to meet a is he being b arrange c meet Your entry:____________________ Q8 Im not often travelling by air because the cost of flying is very high. a Im not often travelling b flying c is Your entry:____________________ Q9 Next time you are coming to my house you must bring that book. a are coming b must c bring Your entry:____________________ Q10 I try to remember your name but Im afraid I cant remember it. a I try b remember c cant Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 5. elementary-5 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 5 Relative Pronouns Q1 Whom is that sitting over there in the corner a Whom b that c there Your entry:____________________ Q2 I dont understand a word what you are talking about. a a b what c are Your entry:____________________ Q3 They have a very large house round that there are some lovely gardens. a a b that c there Your entry:____________________ Q4 Im looking at the photograph whom you sent me with your letter. a looking b the c whom Your entry:____________________ Q5 There is a new television programme called. Which wants to be a millionaire. a There b a c Which Your entry:____________________ Q6 I think you will see that this is the best museum which you can find in the town. a that b this c which Your entry:____________________ Q7 The police want to find out whose drove the red car into the shop window. a The b whose c the Your entry:____________________ Q8 Did you meet the lady whos uncle works in the library a you b the c whos Your entry:____________________ Q9 The person in the house next to mine knows someone which met the Queen. a mine b which c the Your entry:____________________ Q10 The grass whom I cut every week seems to grow very quickly. a The b whom c seems Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 6. elementary-6 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 6 Stop making plans Q1 I must ask you to stop to make all these plans before I have seen them. a must b to make c have seen Your entry:____________________ Q2 I have absolutely no ideal why he wants to leave home and work in another country. a no ideal b leave home c another Your entry:____________________ Q3 Time runs out and you will have to make a decision in the next few days. a Time runs out b have to c few days Your entry:____________________ Q4 I really dont mind at all because the choice is yours and you can do which you like. a dont mind b yours c which Your entry:____________________ Q5 You going to the club this evening or do you want to stay at home and watch TV a You going b do you c to stay Your entry:____________________ Q6 The reason why hes not feeling very well is simple — hes ate too much as usual. a hes not feeling b hes ate c as usual Your entry:____________________ Q7 I cant coming out this evening Im afraid because I have too many jobs to do in the house. a cant coming b Im afraid c to do Your entry:____________________ Q8 It seems to me that she was perfectly correct and I think its not fare of you to say that she has behaved badly. a It seems b not fare c to say Your entry:____________________ Q9 When you are arriving at the station give me a ring and then Ill come and fetch you in my car. a you are arriving b give me a ring c Ill come Your entry:____________________ Q10 Today it seems to me that in all kinds of ways nobody cares no more if you want to make a complaint. a it seems b all kinds c no more Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 7. elementary-7 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 7 English Prepositions Q1 Say what you like but I simply dont understand what shes over to — it just doesnt make sense. a but b over to c make sense Your entry:____________________ Q2 Are you up to the game of cricket or doesnt it interest you in the slightest a up to b of c in the slightest Your entry:____________________ Q3 Please read this document out before you make your mind up because its very important to understand the details. a out b before c up Your entry:____________________ Q4 Up and over again Ive warned you that doing that is very dangerous and now I hope youll believe me. a Up b over c now Your entry:____________________ Q5 Im feeling a little below the weather today and I just dont know whats wrong with me. a Im feeling b below c with Your entry:____________________ Q6 Charlie is always on it from morning till night — hes probably the hardest worker Ive ever met. a on b from c till Your entry:____________________ Q7 Ill go across with you on the first point but Im afraid I cant possibly agree with you on points two and three. a across b on c with Your entry:____________________ Q8 Try as hard as they will but Im afraid theyll never come on to the standard that is required by the committee. a on b to c by Your entry:____________________ Q9 Hes an on and on supporter of that political party and nothing you can say will make him change his mind. a on and on b of c make Your entry:____________________ Q10 Im sorry to have to say this but Im afraid were out with your company because we can no longer trust them. a out b with c because Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 8. elementary-8 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 8 A Change of Heart Q1 Ive told you before you cant do that here because its not aloud. a told b before c aloud Your entry:____________________ Q2 Well it doesnt make any sensible at all to me Im afraid. a doesnt make b sensible c Im afraid Your entry:____________________ Q3 You all ways say that when you dont like something. a all ways b when c something Your entry:____________________ Q4 Youre laying — I dont agree with you in fact its completely untrue. a Youre laying b dont agree c completely untrue Your entry:____________________ Q5 Anyhow I dont care what that sign say Im going to smoke and enjoy myself. a Anyhow b say c enjoy myself Your entry:____________________ Q6 Dont be stupid — its just not worthy it you know why. a stupid b worthy c know Your entry:____________________ Q7 Why what is happening if I do decide to smoke after all a is happening b do c after all Your entry:____________________ Q8 You will be fine and it will probably cost you a lot of money. a be fine b probably c a lot of Your entry:____________________ Q9 If you say so — it is a bit stupid I suppose and as usual youre write. a say b as usual c write Your entry:____________________ Q10 Well that was a quick change of hart — oh I see you havent got any matches a was b hart c any Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 9. elementary-9 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 9 Sorry Wrong Number Q1 Hello Mike this is Frank speak. Could you give me Annas telephone number please a is b speak c me Your entry:____________________ Q2 Im afraid so. I dont know Annas telephone number. As a matter of fact I dont know any Anna either. a so b any c either Your entry:____________________ Q3 Oh arent you Mike Fuller A good friend of my gave me your number. a arent b my c me Your entry:____________________ Q4 No as a matter of fact Im not. Me name is Steven Playhill. a as b of fact c Me Your entry:____________________ Q5 Really So this must be the wrong number than a must b wrong c than Your entry:____________________ Q6 It seems so which number did you dialling a so b did c dialling Your entry:____________________ Q7 Let me seen I dialled 88148258. I thought that was Mike Fullers telephone number. a seen b dialled c was Your entry:____________________ Q8 Ah you must have muddling up the last two digits because you obviously dialled 8 — 5 instead of 5 — 8. a must b muddling c instead of Your entry:____________________ Q9 Well to tell you the truth Im below a bit of stress at the moment. Sorry to have bothered you. Ill try again. a to tell b below c have bothered Your entry:____________________ Q10 Dont worry. Give Anna my best wishings if you ever do get hold of her telephone number. a worry b wishings c hold of Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 10. elementary-10 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 10 Tell me about Yourself Q1 There are so much questions Id like to ask you but first let me tell you a little bit about myself. a much b Id like c about Your entry:____________________ Q2 My name is Sue Sarville and I life in a suburb of Bristol in the south of England so that means Im from the United Kingdom. a My b life c that means Your entry:____________________ Q3 Bristol is a very large city and its famous not only for its university but also for its connection with the world of hot air ballooning. a is b its c its Your entry:____________________ Q4 Every summer peoples from all over the world come to Bristol to take part in the international hot air balloon fiesta. a peoples b to c in Your entry:____________________ Q5 If you like I can say you more about this wonderful event. a If b say c more Your entry:____________________ Q6 At the meantime you can tell me something about where you live. a At b tell c about Your entry:____________________ Q7 Is there anything the place your are from or your city is famous for a anything b your c for Your entry:____________________ Q8 I have hear a lot about Leipzig and its international trade fair. a hear b about c its Your entry:____________________ Q9 There are a lot of information on Leipzig on the internet and much of it is in English. a are b much c is Your entry:____________________ Q10 As you know we live in a very fast moving world and keep ones job can sometimes be very challenging. a live b keep c be Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 11. elementary-11 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 11 At the Finance Company Q1 Hello everyone these is Sue Sarville once again. How are things with you a these b once c with Your entry:____________________ Q2 Today Im going to telling you a little about what I do every day. a telling b about c do Your entry:____________________ Q3 I usually get up on about 6.30 and the very first thing I do is switch on the radio. a get b on c switch Your entry:____________________ Q4 Its always tuned with BBC radio news so I start the day finding out whats been happening in the world. a always b with c start Your entry:____________________ Q5 My workplace is very closely by so I can easily walk there. It takes about 20 minutes in all and its good exercise for me as I try to walk as quickly as possible. a closely b easily c quickly Your entry:____________________ Q6 I usually start work at 8:45 and finish at about 5:15. My colleagues and I work for the large finance company. a start work b colleagues c the Your entry:____________________ Q7 There is 10 people in our office — 7 financial advisors a customer relations manager a training officer and our area manager. a is b in c a Your entry:____________________ Q8 I have my own desk which has a PC and a telephone. From my PC I can access the internet as well also our corporate intranet. a own b has c also Your entry:____________________ Q9 All of our clients are private individuals who needs advice on how best to invest their money. a of b needs c to Your entry:____________________ Q10 The clients get in touch with our company either through email or the website or they phone to make an appointment with on of the advisors. a with b either c on Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 12. elementary-12 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 12 At the Finance Company Again Q1 Our clients than come to the office and we design a personal investment plan for them. a than b to c personal Your entry:____________________ Q2 My job is to handle the day to day administration at my area manager who has got ten offices to run. a is b at c run Your entry:____________________ Q3 I also take me turn at advising our clients when required. a also b me c when Your entry:____________________ Q4 I enjoy the personnel contact with them as they come from all walks of life and are all ages. a personnel b them c are Your entry:____________________ Q5 All our corporate clients are dealt with at our head office so we do not actually see any of they. a are b at c they Your entry:____________________ Q6 We sometimes send greeting cards to our regular customers to showing our appreciation for their trust in us. a send b to c showing Your entry:____________________ Q7 Over the years I have meet a lot of different people — some of them having quite unique personalities. a meet b people c them Your entry:____________________ Q8 I guess a strangest thing that happened to me at work was when a man phoned to tell me he had found a million Euro in a paper bag lying on the pavement. a a b to c lying Your entry:____________________ Q9 He offered to share the money with me when I agreed to open a private bank account for him. a offered b when c him Your entry:____________________ Q10 As it turned out he had indeed find a paper bag full of money- the only problem was that unfortunately it was only pretend money. a turned b find c was Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 13. elementary-13 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 13 Telephones Q1 When you tell a phone number from outside a town you usually have to dial an area or city code before the actual number. a tell b dial c actual Your entry:____________________ Q2 The area code for London for example is 207 if you call for within the UK. a for b for c for Your entry:____________________ Q3 If you call from another country you must to put that countrys code in before the city code. a call b must c before Your entry:____________________ Q4 Companies usually have ISDN connections so their telephone number can have much extensions. a have b their c much Your entry:____________________ Q5 Each extension is assigned to one person in the organisation which make it possible to call that person direct. a Each b to c make Your entry:____________________ Q6 As you know we are now leaving in a fast moving world — that of telecommunications. a leaving b fast moving c of Your entry:____________________ Q7 Almost everybody today has their own mobiles phone or cell phone as people in North America call it. a everybody b has c mobiles phone Your entry:____________________ Q8 In Germany those phones are called Handy and many German in fact think that this is the English word for mobile phone. a those b are c German Your entry:____________________ Q9 Soon will come a time when you want be able to do a lot of different things with your mobile phone. a when b want c different things Your entry:____________________ Q10 Today you can already make phone calls take photographs send text messages and download music file. a can b take c file Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 14. elementary-14 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 14 Listen and Improve Your English Q1 Hello everybody in this session we are going to go over some of the vocabulary that you learn in session 1. a this b some c learn Your entry:____________________ Q2 First of all there was the verb to listen to what means in effect deliberately to hear something. a First of all b what c something Your entry:____________________ Q3 You can listen to the new on the radio or indeed to music and you can listen to English texts so that you can practise your English. a new b texts c practise Your entry:____________________ Q4 We call the person when is listening a listener. We hear with our ears. a call b when c hear Your entry:____________________ Q5 At this precise moment you are my listener and I hope you can hear me loudly and clear. a are b loudly c clear Your entry:____________________ Q6 The second verb Id like to explain is the verbs improve. a verb b is c verbs Your entry:____________________ Q7 To improve means to make someting better so if you want to improve your English you must practise it in a regular basis. a means b better c in Your entry:____________________ Q8 For example you should listen at spoken English every day for 5 — 10 minutes by following our texts. a at b every day c by Your entry:____________________ Q9 There are lots of things we can improve: Our standard of living or our relationship with others people. We also can improve our physical condition. a are b others c physical condition Your entry:____________________ Q10 I do hope this session helps you improve your listening skills. Buy for now. a do b helps c Buy Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 15. elementary-15 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 15 The Months of the Year Q1 In this session of our audio programme we are going talk about the words used in English for the months of the year. a of b going talk c used Your entry:____________________ Q2 As you know there are twelve month this year just as there are in any year. a As b month c any Your entry:____________________ Q3 Lets start with the first month of the year. It is called January. Next comes February which is follow by March. a with b called c follow Your entry:____________________ Q4 After March come April May and June. The eighth month is August which is followed by September October and November. The least month of the year is December. a come b eighth c least Your entry:____________________ Q5 As you can see most of the English words for months are similar to the Latin words. Now can you say which month your birthday is of a most b to c of Your entry:____________________ Q6 My birthday is in November but the month I like well my favourite month is May when spring changes into summer. a well b when c into Your entry:____________________ Q7 January is usually a very cold month with plenty of rains and sometimes snow. February is the shortest month — usually containing only 28 days. a is b rains c the shortest Your entry:____________________ Q8 Spring starts in March. April the first is known as All Fools Day where people play practical jokes on each other. In May Im usually very busy in my garden. a is known b where c busy Your entry:____________________ Q9 June July and August are typical summer months with many long sunny days. September is the start of autumn or the fall as people in North America says. October is very colourful month because of the different colours on the trees. a many b says c because of Your entry:____________________ Q10 In November the Christmas season begins and many people start doing her Christmas shopping. In the last month of the year — December — many people are usually very busy with various Christmas activities such as baking cakes and choosing Christmas gifts. a her b with c such as Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 16. elementary-16 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 16 Where are my Glasses Q1 Mrs Jones was 88 and worried on every single thing. a was b on c single thing Your entry:____________________ Q2 Yesterday she was worried because she thought she has lost her glasses. a was worried b thought c has Your entry:____________________ Q3 She searched high and down but she simply couldnt find them. a down b simply c them Your entry:____________________ Q4 She was convicted that she would now have to buy a new pair. a convicted b would c have to Your entry:____________________ Q5 She worried again because she knew that this would meaning buying a new pair. a worried b knew c meaning Your entry:____________________ Q6 And her friends had tolled her that the price of spectacles was now very high. a tolled b spectacles c high Your entry:____________________ Q7 The big problem of course is that if you are looking for glasses and youre not actually carrying any. a if b for c carrying Your entry:____________________ Q8 It makes the whole business ten times worst because you cant see very well. a whole business b worst c well Your entry:____________________ Q9 Completely exhausted Mrs Jones sat down on her favourite chair and then got up quickly because she fell something strange. a sat b on c fell Your entry:____________________ Q10 She put her hand on the chair and to her delight she found her long loose glasses. a put b found c loose Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 17. elementary-17 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 17 My Thoughts Q1 I have a very interested job because as a journalist I meet many people. a have b interested c many Your entry:____________________ Q2 My boss watches me very closely and always lets me know how I am doing my job and always tells me if I am doing bad. a watches b doing c bad Your entry:____________________ Q3 You probably have never heard of my country or the town where I live because they are very far of your home. a probably b heard c of Your entry:____________________ Q4 I would like you at see some pictures of my country and I will attach them to my next report. a at b of c to Your entry:____________________ Q5 I am trying since I was at school to learn another foreign language but its very difficult for me. a am b to learn c but Your entry:____________________ Q6 Whenever I open my mouth to speak English I always feel that peoples are laughing and that makes me nervous. a Whenever b peoples c makes Your entry:____________________ Q7 What I find is that either I make a bad grammatical mistake also I pronounce the word the wrong way. a either b also c way Your entry:____________________ Q8 I wonder if you have ever visit my country because more and more tourists are coming now. a have b visit c coming Your entry:____________________ Q9 I hope one day you will come and I hope that I havent done too many mistakes in my sentences. a will come b done c many Your entry:____________________ Q10 I expect you will understand most of what I have written and that you are not effected too much by the mistakes. a expect b most c effected Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 18. intermediate-1 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 1 Save money now Q1 He is very careful with his money and spares at least a quarter of his pay every month. a careful b spares c a quarter d pay Your entry:____________________ Q2 In the moment I am working hard to pass my examinations. a In b the c am working d to pass Your entry:____________________ Q3 The news today are always full of stories about people who are unhappy. a news b are c of d about Your entry:____________________ Q4 She gave me some very good advise when she told me to buy that car. a gave b advise c told d buy Your entry:____________________ Q5 He saw that it was a very good chance and decided to accept the new job. a saw b was c chance d decided Your entry:____________________ Q6 The police in that country does not carry guns when they are in the street. a does b carry c they d street Your entry:____________________ Q7 When you have finished eating in the restaurant you ask the waiter for the account. a have b eating c ask d account Your entry:____________________ Q8 I just dont understand it and I admire why she did it. a just b it c admire d did Your entry:____________________ Q9 I read today in my newspaper the topical words that the President spoke at the meeting. a read b my c topical d spoke Your entry:____________________ Q10 The picture on the television is not at all clear because something needs to be adapted. a picture b at c needs d adapted Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 19. intermediate-2 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 2 Between the lines Q1 There are clear differences among the two pictures if you take the trouble to look very closely. a There are b among c the trouble d closely Your entry:____________________ Q2 I honestly cant remember how long Ive been waiting but it must have been since at least 45 minutes. a honestly b Ive been waiting c must d since Your entry:____________________ Q3 These sorts of stories have been told at bedtime again and again for children from their parents. a These sorts b have been told c again and again d from Your entry:____________________ Q4 They knew that the enemy had far superior armements than they did and flood. a knew b superior c than d flood Your entry:____________________ Q5 I often surf the Internet to find out certain things but I also use it to get the latest news due to it provides up to date information. a surf b to find out c but d due to Your entry:____________________ Q6 She has been searching something in that book all morning but she still hasnt found anything. a has been searching b in that book c but d anything Your entry:____________________ Q7 He was much more thorough in his studies than the rest of the class and it was for that reason that he make such good progress. a was b thorough c make d progress Your entry:____________________ Q8 I did exactly what you suggested took your opinion and applied for promotion. a did exactly b suggested c opinion d applied Your entry:____________________ Q9 I worship spaghetti and whenever I go to an Italian restaurant I always make sure that it is part of my meal. a worship b whenever c make sure d my meal Your entry:____________________ Q10 Can you tell me precisely what the admittance fee is for entry to that museum a precisely b admittance c is d entry Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 20. intermediate-3 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 3 Sally and her Letter Q1 Sally sent out several letters to members about the proposed meeting but so far no-one has taken the trouble to answer her invitation. a sent out b to c about d answer Your entry:____________________ Q2 She said her boss that she would be unable to come to work the following day because her car had broken down. a said b would be c to d had Your entry:____________________ Q3 It is much more funny if you can share an amusing experience with someone you know well. a more funny b share c with d well Your entry:____________________ Q4 If I have the choice I much prefer eat in a restaurant rather than in a public house. a have b eat c rather than d public house Your entry:____________________ Q5 A dangerous criminal who was last seen having a drink in a small restaurant is being searched by the police. a criminal b seen c is d searched Your entry:____________________ Q6 I simply cannot imagine the life today without having the facility to use the internet with my computer. a simply b the life today c having d to use Your entry:____________________ Q7 After years of working at home he now cannot get used to have colleagues in the same office. a After b working c have d the same Your entry:____________________ Q8 He always manages to arrive lately at work although he has recently bought three alarm clocks. a manages b lately c bought d alarm clocks Your entry:____________________ Q9 The whole point of the exercise is to make a compare between the two types of technology. a The whole b of c compare d types Your entry:____________________ Q10 In my meaning there should ideally be a gap between school and university so that young people can see something of life. a meaning b should c between d something Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 21. intermediate-4 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 4 When you go to France... Q1 How many occasions have you been to France so far a How b occasions c been to d far Your entry:____________________ Q2 I cant tell you the exactly number but I think its probably fourteen. a tell b exactly c but d probably Your entry:____________________ Q3 In that case you must can to speak the language as well as a native French person. a can b speak c as well as d French Your entry:____________________ Q4 I wouldnt go as further as that but the main thing is that I can make myself understood in most situations. a wouldnt b as further as c main thing d understood Your entry:____________________ Q5 Yes thats important because if you find yourself in a difficult situation you can speak yourself out of it. a important b if c yourself d speak Your entry:____________________ Q6 Can you remember any particular incident when your knowing of the language was a real help a remember b incident c knowing d a real help Your entry:____________________ Q7 Yes we were driving our car through a forest and suddenly the engine ceased. a were b through c suddenly d ceased Your entry:____________________ Q8 Unfortunately this happened near a signal that told you that it was dangerous to park there. a Unfortunately b near c signal d told Your entry:____________________ Q9 A police car arrived and an angry-looking police officer got off the car and came up to me. a arrived b angry-looking c off d up Your entry:____________________ Q10 I immediately explained the problem and the officer was so influenced by the way I spoke French that he telephoned a garage for help. a explained b influenced c way d garage Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 22. intermediate-5 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 5 Talk about it later Q1 Im not going to accept this offer that you and the company have made and thats at last. a going to b offer c have made d at last Your entry:____________________ Q2 Who would know among all the people that matter that you done that a would b among c matter d done Your entry:____________________ Q3 I would rather not discuss the matter now but Ill say about it later. a rather not b matter c say d later Your entry:____________________ Q4 Im quite decided on what action Im going to take so its pointless trying to make me adapt my mind. a decided on b going to c trying to d adapt Your entry:____________________ Q5 If you want to know my thoughts on the subject I think its a complete waist of time. a want to b thoughts c subject d waist Your entry:____________________ Q6 Can you please not talk so aloud because I can assure you Im not really deaf. a Can b not talk c aloud d deaf Your entry:____________________ Q7 Before you try to start that car theres one important thing you have to do and that is to load the battery. a try to b have to c load d battery Your entry:____________________ Q8 I really think you ought to put off your coat because its very hot in here. a ought b put c because d in Your entry:____________________ Q9 What would you say was the middle income for young people starting work in your country a would b middle c starting d country Your entry:____________________ Q10 Ive been paying out a lot of money recently in the hope of winning the lottery but so far I havent had much chance yet. a paying out b recently c havent had d chance Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 23. intermediate-6 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 6 The worse it will be Q1 I cant help think that it would be much better if we went there next week instead of this week. a cant b think c would be d went Your entry:____________________ Q2 If I am you I wouldnt dream of taking on that extra responsibility without some kind of insurance. a am b wouldnt c taking d kind Your entry:____________________ Q3 The longer you delay making a decision the worst the consequences will be. a longer b making c worst d will Your entry:____________________ Q4 The influence that this novelist has had in future generations of writers should not be ignored. a influence b in c of d be Your entry:____________________ Q5 Weve just run out of sugar. Do you think you could possibly grant me some till tomorrow a out b possibly c grant d till Your entry:____________________ Q6 I can see from all those teapots that you must like drinking tea. What is the name of the mark you use a from b must c drinking d mark Your entry:____________________ Q7 When you see the clothes that people are wearing today you wander what sort of fashion will be popular fifty years from now. a that b are wearing c wander d from Your entry:____________________ Q8 I need to make a phone call but unfortunately I only have notes so could you let me have some small money. a to make b unfortunately c notes d money Your entry:____________________ Q9 All thepastry that you can buy in this shop is particularly tasty because its housemade. a that b buy c tasty d housemade Your entry:____________________ Q10 As the good philosopher said how ever many mistakes people make we are after all only humane beings. a As b ever c after all d humane Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 24. intermediate-7 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 7 Her latest book Q1 Your late and this is the sixth time youve been late this week. a Your b this c time d been Your entry:____________________ Q2 When you reach the old age you realize all those things you should have done when you were young. a When b the old age c realize d done Your entry:____________________ Q3 Ive read most of her books and theyre all fascinating but I havent read her newest book. a read b of c havent d newest Your entry:____________________ Q4 This was a very bad railway accident because two trains ran into each other but fortunately nobody was seriously wounded. a bad b accident c each other d wounded Your entry:____________________ Q5 Were going to spend our summer holiday in Majorca this summer because we went thirteen years before and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. a spend b went c before d ourselves Your entry:____________________ Q6 The reason why I like those huge American cars is because they all have very attractive bends in the bodywork. a reason b those c bends d bodywork Your entry:____________________ Q7 After a lot of telephoning they managed to find two seats for tonights concert so they can sit besides each other. a a lot b managed c tonights d besides Your entry:____________________ Q8 I like most coffees very much but Im not too sure about this one. It seems much too sour to me. a most b about c seems d sour Your entry:____________________ Q9 His life and achievements are being celebrated tonight to mark his birthday. He was borne in 1912. a achievements b being c mark d borne Your entry:____________________ Q10 They have showed to the rest of the world that they are probably the best players. a They b showed c world d probably Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 25. intermediate-8 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 8 Tenses Q1 I have learn many things in my class today and now I can do my homework without any problems. a learn b things c do d any Your entry:____________________ Q2 I get a lot of presents for my birthday last week as well as a lot of money. a get b lot of c for d as well as Your entry:____________________ Q3 I eat not chicken because it tastes horrible and I think there are too many bones. a eat not b it tastes c think d many Your entry:____________________ Q4 The weather is becoming worst every day and we are going on holiday on Tuesday. a is becoming b worst c are going d on Your entry:____________________ Q5 There is hardly anything wrong with your answers but you must listen more careful. a hardly b wrong c must d careful Your entry:____________________ Q6 I have been lived in the same town all my life and I do not want to move to another one. a have been lived b all c move d one Your entry:____________________ Q7 If I get a job in a bank when I leave school I have to speaking at least two foreign languages. a get b eave c have d speaking Your entry:____________________ Q8 Do you know the name of the person who speaks at this moment because I dont remember his name. a Do b speaks c because d remember Your entry:____________________ Q9 I find it very hard to understanding every word the teacher says because he speaks French very quickly. a find b understanding c says d speaks Your entry:____________________ Q10 Where we are living now it is very easy to get to the shops because our house is next the town centre. a are living b to get to c shops d next Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 26. intermediate-9 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 9 Conditionals Q1 If I win the lottery I should buy you a very big car as a present. a If b win c should Your entry:____________________ Q2 When I bought you a new car would you be very happy a When b bought c would Your entry:____________________ Q3 If you have got that job would you have been able to move to a new house a If b have c been Your entry:____________________ Q4 I would want very much to move to a new house if I have that job. a would b if c have Your entry:____________________ Q5 Will you come to dinner with us if we had found a babysitter for you a Will b if c had found Your entry:____________________ Q6 I will try very hard to come and have dinner at your house if I was able to. a will b if c was Your entry:____________________ Q7 If I am you I should work very hard so that I could earn more money. a If b am c could Your entry:____________________ Q8 Were you able to lend me some money if I promise you that you will get it back very soon a Were b if c will get Your entry:____________________ Q9 If you really want to be helpful then you had to tell me the truth. a If b then c had Your entry:____________________ Q10 If I try very hard I would have been able to stop smoking. a If b try c to stop Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 27. intermediate-10 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 10 Is she lying Q1 Shes been laying on that couch now for the last six hours and is fast asleep. a laying b for c last d fast Your entry:____________________ Q2 I simply cant believe it but Im afraid that its official now that the government is going to rise the tax on petrol yet again. a simply b official c rise d yet again Your entry:____________________ Q3 Thats the second time youve loosed the front door key and thats why Ive decided not to let you have another one. a second time b loosed c Ive decided d have Your entry:____________________ Q4 Theyve hanged the picture of the duke at the very top of the stairs so that it is as if hes watching you all the time. a hanged b at the very top c so that d all the time Your entry:____________________ Q5 One of the most difficult things that a child learning to ride a bicycle finds is lifting the foot on the ground and pushing it down on the petal. a most difficult b learning c the foot d petal Your entry:____________________ Q6 A comprehending insurance policy is absolutely essential for you now that youve just acquired a new car. a comprehending b policy c essential d acquired Your entry:____________________ Q7 Ive checked the items in the shopping bags again and again and I cant find any cornflakes although Im sure I brought some. a items b again and again c any d brought Your entry:____________________ Q8 My instructor has been learning me English for over 6 years now and I must admit I havent yet mastered the basics. a learning b for c admit d the basics Your entry:____________________ Q9 There is one date that is very easy for children at school to remember and that is 1492 when Christopher Columbus uncovered America. a date b children c remember d uncovered Your entry:____________________ Q10 You must get a conscription from a doctor for that drug because you cannot buy it at a chemists without one. a must b conscription c drug d one Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 28. intermediate-11 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 11 I really wonder Q1 The trouble with him is that even when he is very angry inside he never shows any feel on the outside. a trouble b even c angry d feel Your entry:____________________ Q2 During the war the soldiers had tried several times to captivate the enemy leader but had never managed to do so. a During b had tried c captivate d to do so Your entry:____________________ Q3 I wander why it is that you always manage to say something that is guaranteed to upset the person you are talking to. a wander b manage to say c is guaranteed d talking to Your entry:____________________ Q4 They spoke to several persons at the party and they were all of the opinion that it was clearly the best event of the season. a spoke b persons c opinion d clearly Your entry:____________________ Q5 It was one of those horrible movies where the main character turns into a werewolf as soon as there is a full moon. a horrible b main character c werewolf d a full moon Your entry:____________________ Q6 Although he had made every effort to show that he had had a change of heart and would try to go straight in the future nobody was in the least convicted. a every effort b had had c go straight d convicted Your entry:____________________ Q7 If we have the times I promise you that well do the best we can to call in to see you next time were in town. a times b well do c call in d in town Your entry:____________________ Q8 It was concluded after the investigation had taken place that nobody was to be regarded as in fault concerning the accident. a concluded b investigation c in fault d accident Your entry:____________________ Q9 Let me make it perfectly plane that if you decide to leave your job I shall in no way try and stop you. a perfectly plane b to leave c no way d stop you Your entry:____________________ Q10 Never mind were all in the same ship now and we shall have to work together in order to find a solution. a Never mind b in the same ship c have to d solution Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 29. intermediate-12 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 12 Some Advice Q1 I wonder if you would be able to give me some aid after youve finished work tomorrow. a wonder b be able to c aid d finished Your entry:____________________ Q2 You can buy a newspaper at that little kiosk on the corner which is right before the cinema. a can buy b at c on d before Your entry:____________________ Q3 Come and sit besides me because its ages since weve met and had a good long chat. a besides b since c met d had Your entry:____________________ Q4 I had a big surprise this morning because in the post was an invitation to a wedding and of course Ive accepted to go. a had b this morning c invitation d accepted Your entry:____________________ Q5 Weve found the best way to get good accommodations before a holiday is due. a found b way c accommodations d a holiday Your entry:____________________ Q6 According to my opinion there should be some sort of help for the growing number of people who are finding it difficult to get a job. a According to b should be c growing d are finding Your entry:____________________ Q7 This country has now adapted the parliamentary system that is already used in many different parts of the world. a has c already b adapted d many different parts Your entry:____________________ Q8 We met by pure adventure and I can assure you that nothing had been planned in advance. a met b adventure c assure d had been planned Your entry:____________________ Q9 Theyve saved up and gone on a cruise about the world and so they wont be home for at least 3 months. a saved up b on c about d wont be Your entry:____________________ Q10 If you want an advice on that topic I suggest you go to the local Adice Bureau. a an advice b suggest c to d local Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 30. intermediate-13 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 13 Learning new words Q1 In this session well take a closer look on some of the words youve heard already. a well b closer c on d already Your entry:____________________ Q2 Now do you remember the word customer What does this word really mean When in fact you know what the words mean then how would you actually explain it a do b does c When d mean Your entry:____________________ Q3 When you want learn English its important to learn new words but even more important are the learning techniques that help you memorize new vocabulary. a want learn b to learn c more important d memorize Your entry:____________________ Q4 Do you remind how you learned your mother tongue What happened was that you heard a new word over and over again. a remind b mother tongue c heard d over and over Your entry:____________________ Q5 You could not translate that new word to another language. Instead your parents or someone else explained it for you. a could b to c Instead d explained Your entry:____________________ Q6 Its exactly the same when you learn English: First of all you have to hear the new word several time then you repeat it and then someone explains what it means. a the same b First of all c have to d several time Your entry:____________________ Q7 So lets see how we can explain the word customer: First we must to put it into a category. Is it food Can you eat it Or is it a machine or a device a lets see b can explain c must to d device Your entry:____________________ Q8 Of course its not of these because a customer is a person a woman or a man — an individual who buys a product or a service from your company. a not b person c an individual d from Your entry:____________________ Q9 Another word for customer could be client or buyer. Customers are very important for some business because without them no company can exist. a Another b could be c some d no company Your entry:____________________ Q10 Now what type of word is customer It is a verb an adjective or a noun Yes youre right the word is a noun. But in English there is also the verb to customize. a type of word b It is c youre right d there is Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 31. intermediate-14 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 14 Great expectations... Q1 Have you heard the earliest news about our mutual friend Mary a Have b earliest c mutual Your entry:____________________ Q2 I was telephoned late last night just before I went to bed and told Mary is awaiting a baby. a was b went c awaiting Your entry:____________________ Q3 According to my informant the baby is likely to be borne some time in late March or early April. a to b likely c borne Your entry:____________________ Q4 As you know Mary and her husband Dave have been attempting for a baby for some years now. a As b attempting c for Your entry:____________________ Q5 Dave is deliriously happy about the news and just cant stop to talk about it. a about b news c to talk Your entry:____________________ Q6 Mary remains very calm and cool on the outside but you can tell that internally shes just as pleased as Dave. a remains b outside c internally Your entry:____________________ Q7 Naturally the arrival of a baby after all these years is going to completely transfer their lives from now on. a arrival of b transfer c now on Your entry:____________________ Q8 At the moment they are busy making plans about which room to use and weather Mary should continue working. a busy b about c weather Your entry:____________________ Q9 Dave is so carried on with it all that hes put the babys name down for a very expensive private boys school. a on b put c down Your entry:____________________ Q10 There is one small problem of course. What happens if the baby turns off to be a girl a small b if c off Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 32. intermediate-15 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 15 Sleep well 1 Q1 She was always finding it difficult to get up in the morning. a was always finding b to c in Your entry:____________________ Q2 It was worse of all in the winter as it was usually dark then. a worse b as c then Your entry:____________________ Q3 Nevertheless she made every effort to get to work on time to open the shop before customers arrived. a Nevertheless b on c before Your entry:____________________ Q4 On one occasion to her shame she slept over. a On b to c slept over Your entry:____________________ Q5 By the time she had got to the shop there was a long queue of persons waiting patiently to get inside. a By b had c persons Your entry:____________________ Q6 The manager was very angry with her and she made an oath to herself that it wouldnt happen again. a was b her c an oath Your entry:____________________ Q7 On the way home she bought herself a very wide alarm clock which was loud enough for a fire alarm. a bought b wide c for Your entry:____________________ Q8 She used it every day from then on and it was a wonder. a used b then c wonder Your entry:____________________ Q9 that everyone in the rest of her road was not awake as well by the noise it made. a everyone b awake c noise Your entry:____________________ Q10 The trouble was she always set the alarm to go off early and fell very tired during the day. a trouble b off c fell Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 33. intermediate-16 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 16 Sleep well 2 Q1 Then her manager moved her to the bedding department and the site of all those beds made her feel sleepier still. a moved b site c sleepier Your entry:____________________ Q2 One afternoon after she had come back from lunch she could not restrain it any longer. a after b back c restrain Your entry:____________________ Q3 It had been raining very hardly and as a result there werent many people about. a been raining b hardly c many people Your entry:____________________ Q4 Unfortunately she fell asleep on one of the beds and the manager shaking her violently through the shoulder told her she was fired. a fell asleep b through c was fired Your entry:____________________ Q5 For what seemed ages she read through the situations empty in her local newspaper for a new job. a seemed b through c empty Your entry:____________________ Q6 After two weeks she saw an advertisement that appealed to her and she wrote her letter of appliance. a saw b appealed c appliance Your entry:____________________ Q7 She included details of her previous engagement and posted it with her fingers firmly crossed. a details b engagement c firmly crossed Your entry:____________________ Q8 This obviously worked because she was very fortuitous and the interview went very well. a obviously b fortuitous c went Your entry:____________________ Q9 The boss of the factory liked her and offered her the job straightforward. a of b offered c straightforward Your entry:____________________ Q10 You see the job suited her down to the floor. The factory manufactured beds and they needed a new tester. a suited b floor c manufactured Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 34. intermediate-17 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 17 Christmas is coming Q1 A: Youre looking very thoughtful. Is something on your brain at the moment a Youre looking b brain c moment Your entry:____________________ Q2 B: Well Ive been thinking about weather Ive been good enough to get any presents this year. a weather b enough c any Your entry:____________________ Q3 A: What on world do you mean Im sorry I really dont know what youre talking about. a world b sorry c youre talking Your entry:____________________ Q4 B: Well you know that season is coming you know the time of good willing to everyone and Father Christmas and all that. a is coming b willing c all that Your entry:____________________ Q5 A: Oh I follow you. You mean if you havent behaving yourself well you dont get any presents. a I follow b havent behaving c any Your entry:____________________ Q6 B: Exactly thats whats doing me look so thoughtful as you say and I did get caught three times for speeding this year. a Exactly b doing c speeding Your entry:____________________ Q7 A: If you want my view I cant see thats really anything to worry about at all. a view b anything c about Your entry:____________________ Q8 B: And what makes you so surely that it wont go against me when Father Christmas finds out a surely b wont c when Your entry:____________________ Q9 A: Well think about it. You know how much he has to do and how quickly he has to do it everything. a about b how much c everything Your entry:____________________ Q10 B: I see what you mean. I suppose now you mention it hes tied to break the speed limit many times. a mean b tied c many times Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 35. intermediate-18 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 18 Prepositions and Phrasal Verbs Q1 I promise I wont be long. Just wait here before the post office so that I can see you. a be long b before c so that Your entry:____________________ Q2 Theres not very much room at this table but I think you could just squeeze in besides me. a much room b squeeze c besides Your entry:____________________ Q3 I was just wandering what it would be like if suddenly we lost all our money and found ourselves poor. a wandering b like c ourselves Your entry:____________________ Q4 Im only going away for a weak just seven days and Ill be back again. a away b weak c Ill be back Your entry:____________________ Q5 I am waiting the bus to arrive any minute providing the timetable is correct. a waiting b arrive c providing Your entry:____________________ Q6 At the moment the company is in a state of disorder because we are in the way of moving to new premises. a At the moment b state c way Your entry:____________________ Q7 I awoke up when I heard the sound of the explosion caused by the fire at the oil refinery. a awoke up b heard c caused Your entry:____________________ Q8 The ambulance people had to bear the injured all the way down from the top of the hill. a ambulance people b bear c injured Your entry:____________________ Q9 The new teacher just couldnt keep control of the children and they simply wouldnt become quiet. a just b keep control c become Your entry:____________________ Q10 I would call him down to see you in normal circumstances but hes so tired hes to bed already. a would call b down c to Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 36. intermediate-19 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 19 Adverbs and Gerunds Q1 We went there on holiday. I remember it well but then that was before many years and its probably changed since then. a went b before many years c since then Your entry:____________________ Q2 The policeman asked a lot of questions about the car and I kept telling him it was mine and I belonged it. a about b kept telling c belonged Your entry:____________________ Q3 You just cant compare the two houses because its quite obvious that theirs is very larger than ours. a compare b obvious c very larger Your entry:____________________ Q4 Sometimes when you see the news on television you get a living report from a journalist at the scene of an incident. a see b living c an incident Your entry:____________________ Q5 When I was living in the country I was used to get up very early to catch the train into the city. a was living b I was used c catch Your entry:____________________ Q6 They have a tendency to miss the train they wanted and so theyll probably arrive late as usually. a tendency b wanted c usually Your entry:____________________ Q7 Itll only take me a few minutes and Ill be back very soon but I just have to do a phone call home. a Itll b a few c do Your entry:____________________ Q8 I delayed to write my letter to her because I didnt know in all honesty what to say. a to write b in c to say Your entry:____________________ Q9 Waiter I wonder if you could get me the addition as soon as possible because we have to catch the last train home. a wonder b addition c have to Your entry:____________________ Q10 Just one more thing waiter do I have to pay with cash or do you accept credit cards a thing b with c accept Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 37. intermediate-20 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 20 Singular vs. Plural Nouns Q1 Im not totally certain for the facts but from what I have heard it seems that there were several people injured. a totally b for c injured Your entry:____________________ Q2 Come on in and please make yourself comfortable and please dont stand there take a place. a on in c place b make yourself comfortable Your entry:____________________ Q3 Its a sure sign that shes contented because she goes around the house chanting songs from the musicals. a sure sign b contented c chanting Your entry:____________________ Q4 Come on we cant wait much longer. Just make your mind up and please make a choose. a Come on b mind up c choose Your entry:____________________ Q5 You can see that the place is immaculate because theres not a sign of dust anywhere as she makes the cleaning every day. a immaculate b anywhere c makes Your entry:____________________ Q6 There were several clients sitting in the surgery waiting to see the doctor. a clients b surgery c see Your entry:____________________ Q7 Im very keen to cut down on the cost of electricity in this house and so please close off all the lights before you go to bed. a cut down b close off c before Your entry:____________________ Q8 Ive been walking for ages in the pouring rain and as a consequence my clothes is wet through. a for b pouring c is Your entry:____________________ Q9 Now remember when youre travelling on the underground train dont stand too closely to the doors. a remember b on c closely Your entry:____________________ Q10 Weve got an open fire in our house and the great thing is to go looking for woods to put on the fire. a Weve got b looking c woods Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 38. intermediate-21 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 21 Modal Verbs Q1 When their dog got really old and couldnt move very much it will sit in the sunshine all day. a got b move c will Your entry:____________________ Q2 Im wishing I could help you with this grammatical problem but Im afraid I cant. a Im wishing b grammatical c afraid Your entry:____________________ Q3 There is little if any cultivation in that area of the country and so all you see is miles of savage countryside. a cultivation b all c savage Your entry:____________________ Q4 In order to save money householders are asked to leave their dustbins at the border of their gardens. a save b householders c border Your entry:____________________ Q5 Could you run out to the baker and buy me some cakes buns and two breads please. a run out b buns c two breads Your entry:____________________ Q6 No theres no railway station near us and so you either have to take your car or alternatively go with the bus. a theres no b near us c with the bus Your entry:____________________ Q7 I can honestly recommend that firm because several members of my family have made business with them. a recommend b made c them Your entry:____________________ Q8 Its very difficult sometimes to find out exactly what happened and get to the true of the situation. a find out b happened c true Your entry:____________________ Q9 Its a story told in six hundred pages and it took me the best part of six weeks to read the total book. a told b took me c total Your entry:____________________ Q10 We walked for miles and miles that day in fact we even managed to get till river before it got dark. a for b managed c till Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 39. intermediate-22 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 22 Gerunds and Idioms Q1 I dont think well have any problem with the language here because theres a notice in most shops saying: Man speaks English here. a any b notice c Man Your entry:____________________ Q2 Its no good sitting around and daydreaming simply wishing things that youll never have a chance of getting. a no good b wishing c of getting Your entry:____________________ Q3 All right everything is now finished and cleared away and we can sit and relax after the meal and Ive made the washing up. a All right b cleared away c made Your entry:____________________ Q4 Its a good job and shes paid regularly on a certain day at the end of each month. I think its a very good wage for someone her age. a shes paid b certain c wage Your entry:____________________ Q5 Its a very simple question and Im sure youre quite capable of answering it: Are you understanding what Im saying a Im sure b quite capable of c Are you understanding Your entry:____________________ Q6 Theyve searched everywhere for the thieves who stole half of their possessions but theyve simply disappeared without sign. a searched b thieves c sign Your entry:____________________ Q7 I was really embarrassed when I got to the barrier at the end of the platform and I couldnt find my train billet to show to the collector. a really embarrassed b barrier c billet Your entry:____________________ Q8 Ill tell you what I really like about cars that were manufactured in America in the 1950s and thats those wonderful bends in the body shape. a Ill tell you b manufactured c bends Your entry:____________________ Q9 No one had the least suspicion that she was a shoplifter but the detective noticed that she was carrying a bag below her arm full of stolen items. a suspicion b shoplifter c below Your entry:____________________ Q10 Im really boring with all this mail that comes through my door asking me to give money to this or that charity. a boring b this mail c asking Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 40. intermediate-23 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 23 Expressions and Gerunds Q1 The secret to calming yourself down in moments of panic or crisis is simple: just breath slowly in and out a few times. a calming b down c breath Your entry:____________________ Q2 Do you know what the cat bought in for me today Yes thats right another dead mouse. a Do b bought in c another Your entry:____________________ Q3 The advantage of this kind of store is that if youre not absolutely sure the clothing is the right size you can try it on in one of the changing cabins. a advantage b clothing c cabins Your entry:____________________ Q4 You can always book seats in advance by paying on the Internet and when you get to the theatre you can collect your cards. a book b by paying c cards Your entry:____________________ Q5 Thats a play Id very much like to see. Ive just been reading some rave reports of it in todays newspaper. a Id b Ive just been c reports Your entry:____________________ Q6 It was quite straightforward really. The police caught the man with the dagger in his hand and charged him of murder on the spot. a straightforward b caught c of Your entry:____________________ Q7 A good boss is someone who shows appreciation at Christmas time for all the work his employed have done throughout the year. a appreciation b employed c throughout Your entry:____________________ Q8 Ive just bought one of those new digital cameras. Would you like to have a look at some of the images Ive been taking a Ive just bought b at c images Your entry:____________________ Q9 They were really excited and thought theyd bought a painting by Van Gogh but an expert pointed out that the signature had been imitated. a excited b by c imitated Your entry:____________________ Q10 Im absolutely starving as I havent eaten all day. What about you do you have hunger or have you eaten a starving b all day c do you have hunger Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 41. advanced-1 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 1 Give me the bill Q1 After they had finished their meal they asked the waiter the bill. a had b their c the d the bill Your entry:____________________ Q2 Most banks do not mind to lend money to young entrepreneurs. a Most b do c to lend d to Your entry:____________________ Q3 Working all day long in financial services can be a very tired occupation. a all day b in c services d tired Your entry:____________________ Q4 It is quite acceptable to pay a lot for high quality work especially if the service is very well. a quite b to pay c if d well Your entry:____________________ Q5 There is so many more opportunities today in media related industries than could be found 30 years ago. a is b in c related d than Your entry:____________________ Q6 At the beginning everybody put their money into internet enterprises. a At b everybody c their d into Your entry:____________________ Q7 It is important to initiate all new recruits quickly into company procedures to stop the former becoming boring. a to initiate b into c to stop d boring Your entry:____________________ Q8 Whenever they would need additional supplies they used to contact the main warehouse. a would need b supplies c used to d warehouse Your entry:____________________ Q9 It depends in your attitude whether or not you adapt to the new demands of a job. a in b whether c adapt to d of Your entry:____________________ Q10 It is no good expecting for promotion within the first two years. a no good c within b expecting for promotion d years Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 42. advanced-2 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 2 Please remind me Q1 To eliminate any delays on handover we would remember you to bring all the necessary documentation. a any delays b remember c all d necessary Your entry:____________________ Q2 A vehicle cannot be released until we have received confirmability from the finance company. a vehicle b released c have d confirmability Your entry:____________________ Q3 I would like to express my thankfulness to you for your business. a would b to express c thankfulness d business Your entry:____________________ Q4 Foreign ministers from the six countries involved have gone to the conference last week. a ministers b have gone c to d last week Your entry:____________________ Q5 After about an one hour the director appeared and announced that there would be no redundancies. a an one hour b appeared c would d redundancies Your entry:____________________ Q6 The point of these events is to give colleagues a chance to recognize each other better. a of b to give c recognize d other Your entry:____________________ Q7 Those employees which were working on the upper floors of the building were unaware of the fire. a which b on c were d of Your entry:____________________ Q8 The most cheapest way to buy those products is to offer cash. a most cheapest b to c those d to Your entry:____________________ Q9 They wanted to leave in America in order to fulfil their aspirations. a leave b in c to d aspirations Your entry:____________________ Q10 The main reason for further study is for to get a better job. a main b for c study d for to get Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 43. advanced-3 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 3 The audience went wild Q1 He was accused of stealing an old lady in the high street just after she had left the bank. a accused b stealing c just after d had left Your entry:____________________ Q2 The spectators went wild started cheering and eventually stood up as they clapped to show their appreciation for the orchestra. a spectators b cheering c eventually d appreciation Your entry:____________________ Q3 Since the abolition of capital punishment in this country murderers are not hung if they are found guilty. a abolition b capital punishment c hung d guilty Your entry:____________________ Q4 Since the frontiers between different countries have almost stopped having any importance nobody bothers to control your passport. a frontiers b stopped c any d control Your entry:____________________ Q5 I think its time you made your mind up regarding this situation because nobody really knows whose part you are on. a mind b regarding c whose d part Your entry:____________________ Q6 In a democratic country it is absolutely essential that anyone who is suspected of having committed a crime should be given a fair process. a essential b suspected c committed d process Your entry:____________________ Q7 Most of the production like fruit and vegetables that you find in this supermarket has been imported. a Most b production c fruit d imported Your entry:____________________ Q8 Remember that if you buy something expensive its very important to keep the recipe just in case theres a problem. a Remember b keep c recipe d in case Your entry:____________________ Q9 She never wears ordinary cloths when she does the gardening especially during the autumn. a wears b cloths c gardening d during Your entry:____________________ Q10 As it was a very serious occasion and it involved an interview for his first proper job he decided to buy himself a new suite. a As b occasion c proper d suite Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 44. advanced-4 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 4 Not the slightest idea Q1 Its absolutely no good asking me. I havent the smallest idea. a absolutely b good c asking d smallest Your entry:____________________ Q2 Ive thought over what you said and after a great deal of thought I am seeing what you mean. a thought b said c deal d am seeing Your entry:____________________ Q3 Let me knowing when you come back from your holidays so that we can make arrangements to meet. a knowing b come c make d to meet Your entry:____________________ Q4 This meat is very hard and I think you should ask the chef to cook it for a bit longer. a meat b hard c should d chef Your entry:____________________ Q5 You should know by now that I cannot stand it when my steak is not cooked properly as I always have mine well made. a by now b stand it c cooked d made Your entry:____________________ Q6 You really must be more careful when you do your exercises because you did six elementary mistakes in this one. a more careful b do c did d one Your entry:____________________ Q7 As you probably know they are very organized people and when there are a lot of people at the bus stop they stand in a line. a As b organized c there d line Your entry:____________________ Q8 I see you have some apples for sale and I only want two. Can you please tell me how much they are the piece a see b for sale c how much d the piece Your entry:____________________ Q9 In view of his poor health and also because he found it difficult to breath the doctor recommended that he moved to a warmer country. a In view b poor health c breath d recommended Your entry:____________________ Q10 Im afraid the number you want is occupied at the moment so I suggest you ring back later. a afraid b occupied c suggest d ring Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 45. advanced-5 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 5 At the Airport Q1 Working at the reception desk for an airline can be hard work when you consider all the different people you have to hold with. a Working b consider c different people d hold with Your entry:____________________ Q2 If you are about to book a long haul flight to the other side of the world its a good idea to check for the most economic route. a about b its c check d economic Your entry:____________________ Q3 As the working party had several hours to wait for the next flight some of the members decided to go on a short expedition to a local castle. a several b for c expedition d local Your entry:____________________ Q4 When you buy items like perfume and jewellery on the plane itself you can usually save money because the goods are less valuable. a items b jewellery c save d valuable Your entry:____________________ Q5 If you or a member of your family work for an airline one of the great advantages is that you get a substantive reduction in the price of your air ticket. a If b advantages c substantive d price Your entry:____________________ Q6 The service that you receive on this particular airline is ambivalent to that you would receive in a five star hotel. a service b receive c ambivalent d would Your entry:____________________ Q7 We were having such an enjoyable time on our holiday that we visited our travel agent at the airport and asked whether it would be possible to lengthen our stay by another week. a enjoyable b visited c whether d lengthen Your entry:____________________ Q8 The purpose of having an open day at the airport when everybody was invited to look round and see the way it was run was to encourage perspective clients. a purpose b look round c run d perspective Your entry:____________________ Q9 There is a large board in the main hall of the airport where you can easily read the different terminations to which airlines can take you. a There is b main hall c easily d terminations Your entry:____________________ Q10 If you go to a major airport in a capital city you can often see very extinguished people setting out on their journeys. a major b extinguished c setting out d journeys Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 46. advanced-6 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 6 At the Conference Q1 We left our booking for the event until the last moment and so the hotel could not accumulate all of us. a booking b last moment c accumulate d us Your entry:____________________ Q2 Probably the most interesting meeting of the whole week was the one when everybody had the opportunity to take portion. a Probably b the whole c had d portion Your entry:____________________ Q3 In the beginning before the actual conference started there was an informal gathering at which the different members were able to get in gear with each other. a actual b started c gathering d get in gear Your entry:____________________ Q4 After breakfast on the second day there was a notice pinned up on a board near reception that indicated the new position where that afternoons activities would be held. a notice b reception c position d would be held Your entry:____________________ Q5 One of the speakers scheduled for the day before the final meeting was known to be very boring and so few delegates waited his presentation. a scheduled b few c waited d presentation Your entry:____________________ Q6 For the most popular speakers the committee had decided to use the main hall that is capable of supporting at least 200 people. a the most popular b had decided c main hall d supporting Your entry:____________________ Q7 There was such overwhelming support for the sitting on psychology that the organisers decided to repeat it in the evening. a overwhelming b sitting c that d to repeat Your entry:____________________ Q8 They had not allowed for the high demand there would be for evening meals among the participants and so the dining hall was always overpopulated then. a allowed b would be c participants d overpopulated Your entry:____________________ Q9 There was a lot of administration during the first afternoon before the conference started when all the delegates had to record. a a lot of administration c all b started d record Your entry:____________________ Q10 At the end of the conference organisations had been made for all members who had come by train to be taken by taxi to the station. a At the end b organisations c had come d to be taken Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 47. advanced-7 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 7 At the Meeting Q1 The members of the committee conduced in the end that the topic under discussion should be postponed until further notice. a members b conduced c topic d be postponed Your entry:____________________ Q2 By taking ahead with the proposal without reference to other members of the board the chairman got into serious trouble. a taking ahead b proposal c chairman d serious trouble Your entry:____________________ Q3 We decided that there were no other substances to discuss and for the first time in ages we decided to close the meeting and go home early. a decided b substances c in ages d to close Your entry:____________________ Q4 The aiming that the company had set itself of doubling production within 5 years has certainly not been reached. a aiming b set itself c within d been reached Your entry:____________________ Q5 It was a difficult topic to discuss but after lengthening discussions it was finally agreed that the whole business should be looked at by a much smaller group. a topic b lengthening c agreed d should be Your entry:____________________ Q6 The chairman insisted that the members were not getting their priories right because they were spending far too much time on less significant matters. a insisted b getting c priories d less significant Your entry:____________________ Q7 The leader of the group has to produce a progression report at the end of each financial year so that shareholders know how successful the company has been. a leader b progression report c financial year d has been Your entry:____________________ Q8 It would be a complete wastage of time if we tried to debate that issue again because last time we reached no conclusion. a would be b wastage c issue d conclusion Your entry:____________________ Q9 If you want something to be brought over at the next meeting you must give sufficient notice to the clerk to the corporation. a brought over b sufficient c clerk d corporation Your entry:____________________ Q10 We dont have a regular timetable we simply meet periodic if and when there appear to be enough items to justify drawing up an agenda. a timetable b periodic c there appear d to justify Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 48. advanced-8 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 8 Admire his Achievement Q1 I promise I wont forget the date of that meeting because I have made a note of it in my calendar. a wont forget b have made c of it d calendar Your entry:____________________ Q2 The cabin over there is free at the moment if youd like to try on those clothes to see if they fit. a cabin b at the moment c youd like d fit Your entry:____________________ Q3 I postponed to taking my driving test until I was absolutely sure that I had mastered the technique of driving. a to taking b until c had mastered d of driving Your entry:____________________ Q4 Did you notice any particular characteristics about the thief — was he wearing long hair a Did b notice c characteristics d was he wearing Your entry:____________________ Q5 The waiter insisted that I paid the bill with cash although I wanted to pay by cheque. a insisted b paid c with d by Your entry:____________________ Q6 Its a very rare case indeed if a serious earthquake takes place in that country. a case b if c serious d takes place Your entry:____________________ Q7 Ive asked again and again but nobody seems capable of explaining the reason of the accident that took place last week. a Ive asked c reason b capable of explaining d took place Your entry:____________________ Q8 When the president appeared on the balcony a large crowd started singing Go home Go home until the poor man had to leave. a When b singing c until d had to Your entry:____________________ Q9 Its virtually impossible to cheat in the examination because investigators patrol the room every ten minutes. a virtually b cheat c investigators d every Your entry:____________________ Q10 Since hes now the chef of the company and has worked his way to the top from office junior you have to admire his achievement. a chef b has worked c admire d achievement Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 49. advanced-9 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 9 This way and that Q1 My main trouble is that I have a terrible feel of direction. a main b is c a d feel Your entry:____________________ Q2 I can go into a shop down the street come out and then not know which way to bend to continue my journey down the road. a into b down c not know d bend Your entry:____________________ Q3 I think that this probably has something to do with my jeans. a that b probably c do d jeans Your entry:____________________ Q4 I have possibly incurred this disability from my grandfather who got into all sorts of difficulties. a incurred b disability c got d sorts of Your entry:____________________ Q5 The story was that after his wedding he took his young bride on their honey pot to stay at a hotel in Paris. a after b took c honey pot d at Your entry:____________________ Q6 Clearly he was a very romance kind of chap and thats why he chose Paris. a Clearly b romance c chap d chose Your entry:____________________ Q7 On their very first evening he told his wife he was just going out for a short walking but it was really to buy her some flowers. a very first b just c walking d really Your entry:____________________ Q8 He found a shop quickly and brought the flowers but he couldnt remember how to get back to the hotel. a found b quickly c brought d get Your entry:____________________ Q9 He got back very late and his bride was really upturned but soon forgave him when she saw the flowers. a got back b upturned c forgave d saw Your entry:____________________ Q10 For the rest of their long married life my grandmother never let him go out lonely ever again. a For the rest b married life c let d lonely Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 50. advanced-10 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 10 Late at the Office Q1 Mary could always be trusted on to be late for work. a could b trusted on c be d for work Your entry:____________________ Q2 Her office supervisor had a special attendance book and in it she painted a line at quarter past nine. a supervisor b attendance c painted d quarter past Your entry:____________________ Q3 Anyone who arrived after that timing had to sign below the line and was therefore late. a Anyone b timing c below d therefore Your entry:____________________ Q4 Ms Primshaw checked the book at the end of each month and without failing Marys signature was always below the line. a checked b at c failing d below Your entry:____________________ Q5 In desolation Ms Primshaw hoped she would be able to make one last effort to help Mary. a desolation b hoped c be able d to Your entry:____________________ Q6 She told Mary that her lateness was now outside a joke and she had to try very hard to get up earlier. a lateness b outside c had to d earlier Your entry:____________________ Q7 As her very last chance to keep her job Mary had to be on time for at last one day. a As b keep c on d at last Your entry:____________________ Q8 But it didnt function at all because again and again Mary found herself signing below the famous line. a function b again and again c herself d below Your entry:____________________ Q9 Then there happened what can only be depicted as a miracle because she arrived at the office at nine. a Then b what c depicted d at Your entry:____________________ Q10 There was however one small matter that Mary had overseen the day she was early because the office was shut as it was Sunday. a however b matter c overseen d as Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 51. advanced-11 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 11 Adjectives and Verbs Q1 We were very surprised at the generosity of the offer as it far acceded our expectations. a were b at c acceded d expectations Your entry:____________________ Q2 The teeth were in such a bad condition that three of them had to be detracted. a teeth b condition c had to d detracted Your entry:____________________ Q3 From its very beginning the piece of music has the power to carry you away to distant lands. a its b beginning c carry d distant Your entry:____________________ Q4 It was suggested by some commentators that the two countries had collided with each other to pass the resolution. a suggested b commentators c collided d resolution Your entry:____________________ Q5 Its a quite straightforward language test called an aural examination to check on the candidates ability to hold a conversation. a straightforward b aural c candidates d hold Your entry:____________________ Q6 He based his behaviour on the fictitious character Mr Micawber who was never able to pay his bills. a based b fictitious c able d bills Your entry:____________________ Q7 I honestly cannot except the basis of your argument because it is too full of holes. a except b basis c argument d holes Your entry:____________________ Q8 You must be more credible than I thought if you believe in that load of rubbish. a must b credible c believe d load of rubbish Your entry:____________________ Q9 Those sorts of violent protest only help to mitigate against the very argument for peace that you are making. a sorts b violent c mitigate d making Your entry:____________________ Q10 She has never ever complained and has born all her troubles with great courage. a complained b born c troubles d courage Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 52. advanced-12 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 12 Latin Words Q1 According to the latest opinion polls the government is doing very badly and trialing well behind the opposition. a According b opinion polls c badly d trialing Your entry:____________________ Q2 Are you in agreement with the new proposal or put it another way are you in flavour of it a in agreement b proposal c put d in flavour Your entry:____________________ Q3 This is a complete reversal of the terms as they were originally laid out in the last will and testament. a reversal b terms c laid out d will Your entry:____________________ Q4 The scheme was to try and rise the morale of the workers and make them feel more cheerful. a scheme b rise c morale d cheerful Your entry:____________________ Q5 The detective came to the conclusion that the crime had been commissioned by person or persons unknown. a detective b conclusion c commissioned d unknown Your entry:____________________ Q6 To act in this disgraceful manner can only be described as contemptuous by anybodys standards. a disgraceful b described c contemptuous d anybodys Your entry:____________________ Q7 Theyve sent far too many of these items and thus they are supercilious to our requirements. a Theyve sent b items c thus d supercilious Your entry:____________________ Q8 This document must be regarded as containing an officiousregulation as it comes from a government department. a document c officious b be regarded d government department Your entry:____________________ Q9 Hes always losing his temper shouting and getting himself into a terrible state of range. a losing b temper c into d range Your entry:____________________ Q10 I can borrow you a little money if you like because as they say every little helps. a borrow b little c as d every little Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 53. advanced-13 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 13 Infinitive vs. Gerund Q1 They really looked forward to bedtime because their father would read them some extraordinary tails of mystery. a looked forward b would c extraordinary d tails Your entry:____________________ Q2 They decided to spare no expense and instead of paying for just one room at the hotel they hired a complete suit of rooms. a spare b expense c hired d suit Your entry:____________________ Q3 It was cheaper to take out a prescription for the magazines than to buy them separately each month. a cheaper b prescription c than d separately Your entry:____________________ Q4 The affect of increasing the tax on motor fuel meant that the average family was finding it difficult to run a car. a affect b fuel c average family d run Your entry:____________________ Q5 The function of the judge is to present an subjective summary for the jury so that they can make their own minds up. a function b subjective c jury d up Your entry:____________________ Q6 Today you cant go somewhere in the high street or on public transport without seeing someone talking into a mobile phone. a somewhere b high street c on d someone Your entry:____________________ Q7 Im sorry but however persuasive you are you just cant convict me that you are telling the truth. a but b persuasive c convict d truth Your entry:____________________ Q8 The roll of the teacher as I understand it is to help their students to think for themselves. a roll b as c to d themselves Your entry:____________________ Q9 You can understand why they dont like living in towns because they have their routes in the country. a understand b living c routes d country Your entry:____________________ Q10 They were very thorough in their investigation and carried out an exhausting search. a thorough b investigation c carried out d exhausting Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 54. advanced-14 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 14 Gerunds and Prepositions Q1 I would like to make a demand to the hotel management that they allow people to choose the TV programme they want to watch. a would like b demand c allow d choose Your entry:____________________ Q2 If you buy large quantities of this product you will be able to get a much better price than the usual detail price. a quantities b able to c than d detail Your entry:____________________ Q3 They say but then no one really knows that the presence of security cameras in the street deters people to behaving in a criminal way. a then b presence c deters d to Your entry:____________________ Q4 The hotel Direction insists that all visitors leave their rooms by 11 am at the very latest on the day of departure. a Direction b leave c by d day of departure Your entry:____________________ Q5 Im absolutely sure that thats the man whom has been following me around all day long. a absolutely b thats c whom d all day long Your entry:____________________ Q6 You can easily tell that the parents paid a lot of attention to those children because they have excellent ways. a easily b paid c those d ways Your entry:____________________ Q7 Ive just been on the bathroom scales and I know Ive got to eat less because I am weighing far too. a Ive just been b scales c Ive got to d I am weighing Your entry:____________________ Q8 I advised him about the low ceilings in the house but he took no notice and hit his head three times. a advised b about c in d no notice Your entry:____________________ Q9 The first thing she did when she got to the hotel was to put her rings and other values in the safe provided. a got b put c values d provided Your entry:____________________ Q10 You must really make an effort stop making excuses and try saving some money each month from wages this year. a must b making c saving d wages Your entry:____________________

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net ANSWER KEYS Errors in English Usage Answer Keys

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 1. elementary-1 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 1 Answer Keys Much information A1 I went to the library to get as much information as I could. correct entry: as much the error was: b as many A2 If it is possible I will help you later today. correct entry: If the error was: a When A3 I can speak English quite well now. correct entry: speak the error was: a speaking A4 He will not let me borrow his computer. correct entry: borrow the error was: b to borrow A5 Tonight Im going to stay at home by myself. correct entry: by the error was: c with A6 I think it is a waste of money to buy cigarettes. correct entry: waste the error was: b spend A7 I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday after work. correct entry: to seeing the error was: b to see A8 I didnt see anyone anybody on the way to your house. correct entry: anyone anybody the error was: b someone A9 It is clear obvious that one day she will pass her examinations. correct entry: clear obvious the error was: a sure A10 I dont think I have ever read one of his books. correct entry: read the error was: c red

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 2. elementary-2 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 2 Answer Keys Be careful A1 I have never been to see that film at the local cinema. correct entry: have never been the error was: a never have been A2 Is this theperson about which you were speaking about last night correct entry: speaking the error was: c spoken A3 Her teacher is always giving her lots of homework. correct entry: homework the error was: c homeworks A4 He needs to be more careful when he is driving his car. correct entry: careful the error was: b carefully A5 She wants to live in Paris because she likes the French language very much. correct entry: wants to the error was: a wants A6 I am really not interested in mobile phones as I prefer ordinary phones. correct entry: interested in the error was: a interesting in A7 When you wish to buy a book you should go to a bookshop. correct entry: should the error was: b should to A8 The good thing about computers is that you can find all kinds of information about everything. correct entry: all kinds of the error was: c all kind of A9 I prefer to go to the cinema instead of watching television. correct entry: prefer to the error was: a prefer A10 Sometimes you get too much news every day on television. correct entry: much news the error was: b much of news

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 3. elementary-3 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 3 Answer Keys She works hard A1 If you dont mind Id like to have a little salt on my food before it gets any colder. correct entry: a little the error was: b a few A2 He never takes a day off work and when he is at work he always works very hard. correct entry: hard the error was: c hardly A3 You can usually tell when she has been lying because her cheeks go bright red. correct entry: lying the error was: b laying A4 My language has the same grammar as yours. correct entry: as the error was: c with A5 It is very kind of you to help me in this matter. correct entry: kind the error was: a gentle A6 He finds it very difficult to communicate with people who dont have the same language as his. correct entry: dont the error was: b doesnt A7 Time passes very slowly when you are waiting for a bus to arrive. correct entry: passes the error was: a spends A8 In the end we decided it was stupid to wait any longer for a bus. correct entry: In the end the error was: a At last A9 When she was asked for her opinion on the course she said it had been a waste of time. correct entry: waste the error was: c waist A10 They have been writing to each other since they were children. correct entry: each other the error was: b each others

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 4. elementary-4 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 4 Answer Keys Present Tense A1 I see her every day and she never says hello to me. correct entry: see the error was: a am seeing A2 What is the name of that picture which you are looking at on the wall correct entry: are looking at the error was: c look at A3 Are you going to see that film that is on at the cinema next week correct entry: Are you going the error was: a Do you go A4 Do you believe every single thing which that man says correct entry: Do you believe the error was: a Are you believing A5 Sometimes I dont understand do not understand what the teacher says to me. correct entry: dont understand do not understand the error was: a not understand A6 Later tonight I am visiting my uncle who is ill in hospital. correct entry: am visiting the error was: a visit A7 Why is he late every time we arrange to meet correct entry: is he the error was: a is he being A8 I dont often travel by air because the cost of flying is very high. correct entry: I dont often travel the error was: a Im not often travelling A9 Next time you come to my house you must bring that book. correct entry: come the error was: a are coming A10 Im trying I am trying to remember your name but Im afraid I cant remember it. correct entry: Im trying I am trying the error was: a I try

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 5. elementary-5 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 5 Answer Keys Relative Pronouns A1 Who is that sitting over there in the corner correct entry: Who the error was: a Whom A2 I dont understand a word that you are talking about. correct entry: that the error was: b what A3 They have a very large house round which there are some lovely gardens. correct entry: which the error was: b that A4 Im looking at the photograph which you sent me with your letter. correct entry: which the error was: c whom A5 There is a new television programme called. Who wants to be a millionaire. correct entry: Who the error was: c Which A6 I think you will see that this is the best museum that you can find in the town. correct entry: that the error was: c which A7 The police want to find out who drove the red car into the shop window. correct entry: who the error was: b whose A8 Did you meet the lady whose uncle works in the library correct entry: whose the error was: c whos A9 The person in the house next to mine knows someone who met the Queen. correct entry: who the error was: b which A10 The grass which I cut every week seems to grow very quickly. correct entry: which the error was: b whom

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 6. elementary-6 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 6 Answer Keys Stop making plans A1 I must ask you to stop making all these plans before I have seen them. correct entry: making the error was: b to make A2 I have absolutely no idea why he wants to leave home and work in another country. correct entry: no idea the error was: a no ideal A3 Time is running out and you will have to make a decision in the next few days. correct entry: Time is running out the error was: a Time runs out A4 I really dont mind at all because the choice is yours and you can do what whatever you like. correct entry: what whatever the error was: c which A5 Are you going to the club this evening or do you want to stay at home and watch TV correct entry: Are you going the error was: a You going A6 The reason why hes not feeling very well is simple — hes eaten he has eaten too much as usual. correct entry: hes eaten he has eaten the error was: b hes ate A7 I cant come out this evening Im afraid because I have too many jobs to do in the house. correct entry: cant come the error was: a cant coming A8 It seems to me that she was perfectly correct and I think its not fair of you to say that she has behaved badly. correct entry: not fair the error was: b not fare A9 When you arrive at the station give me a ring and then Ill come and fetch you in my car. correct entry: you arrive the error was: a you are arriving A10 Today it seems to me that in all kinds of ways nobody cares any more anymore if you want to make a complaint. correct entry: any more anymore the error was: c no more

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 7. elementary-7 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 7 Answer Keys English Prepositions A1 Say what you like but I simply dont understand what shes up to — it just doesnt make sense. correct entry: up to the error was: b over to A2 Are you into the game of cricket or doesnt it interest you in the slightest correct entry: into the error was: a up to A3 Please read this document through before you make your mind up because its very important to understand the details. correct entry: through the error was: a out A4 Over and over again Ive warned you that doing that is very dangerous and now I hope youll believe me. correct entry: Over the error was: a Up A5 Im feeling a little under the weather today and I just dont know whats wrong with me. correct entry: under the error was: b below A6 Charlie is always at it from morning till night — hes probably the hardest worker Ive ever met. correct entry: at the error was: a on A7 Ill go along with you on the first point but Im afraid I cant possibly agree with you on points two and three. correct entry: along the error was: a across A8 Try as hard as they will but Im afraid theyll never come up to the standard that is required by the committee. correct entry: up the error was: a on A9 Hes an out and out supporter of that political party and nothing you can say will make him change his mind. correct entry: out and out the error was: a on and on A10 Im sorry to have to say this but Im afraid were through with your company because we can no longer trust them. correct entry: through the error was: a out

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 8. elementary-8 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 8 Answer Keys A Change of Heart A1 Ive told you before you cant do that here because its not allowed. correct entry: allowed the error was: c aloud A2 Well it doesnt make any sense at all to me Im afraid. correct entry: sense the error was: b sensible A3 You always say that when you dont like something. correct entry: always the error was: a all ways A4 Youre lying — I dont agree with you in fact its completely untrue. correct entry: Youre lying the error was: a Youre laying A5 Anyhow I dont care what that sign says Im going to smoke and enjoy myself. correct entry: says the error was: b say A6 Dont be stupid — its just not worth it you know why. correct entry: worth the error was: b worthy A7 Why what happens will happen if I do decide to smoke after all correct entry: happens will happen the error was: a is happening A8 You will be fined and it will probably cost you a lot of money. correct entry: be fined the error was: a be fine A9 If you say so — it is a bit stupid I suppose and as usual youre right. correct entry: right the error was: c write A10 Well that was a quick change of heart — oh I see you havent got any matches correct entry: heart the error was: b hart

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 9. elementary-9 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 9 Answer Keys Sorry Wrong Number A1 Hello Mike this is Frank speaking. Could you give me Annas telephone number please correct entry: speaking the error was: b speak A2 Im afraid not. I dont know Annas telephone number. As a matter of fact I dont know any Anna either. correct entry: not the error was: a so A3 Oh arent you Mike Fuller A good friend of mine gave me your number. correct entry: mine the error was: b my A4 No as a matter of fact Im not. My name is Steven Playhill. correct entry: My the error was: c Me A5 Really So this must be the wrong number then correct entry: then the error was: c than A6 It seems so which number did you dial correct entry: dial the error was: c dialling A7 Let me see I dialled 88148258. I thought that was Mike Fullers telephone number. correct entry: see the error was: a seen A8 Ah you must have muddled up the last two digits because you obviously dialled 8 — 5 instead of 5 — 8. correct entry: muddled the error was: b muddling A9 Well to tell you the truth Im under a bit of stress at the moment. Sorry to have bothered you. Ill try again. correct entry: under the error was: b below A10 Dont worry. Give Anna my best wishes if you ever do get hold of her telephone number. correct entry: wishes the error was: b wishings

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 10. elementary-10 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 10 Answer Keys Tell me about Yourself A1 There are so many questions Id like to ask you but first let me tell you a little bit about myself. correct entry: many the error was: a much A2 My name is Sue Sarville and I live in a suburb of Bristol in the south of England so that means Im from the United Kingdom. correct entry: live the error was: b life A3 Bristol is a very large city and its famous not only for its university but also for its connection with the world of hot air ballooning. correct entry: its the error was: c its A4 Every summer people from all over the world come to Bristol to take part in the international hot air balloon fiesta. correct entry: people the error was: a peoples A5 If you like I can tell you more about this wonderful event. correct entry: tell the error was: b say A6 In the meantime you can tell me something about where you live. correct entry: In the error was: a At A7 Is there anything the place you are from or your city is famous for correct entry: you the error was: b your A8 I have heard a lot about Leipzig and its international trade fair. correct entry: heard the error was: a hear A9 There is a lot of information on Leipzig on the internet and much of it is in English. correct entry: is the error was: a are A10 As you know we live in a very fast moving world and keeping ones job can sometimes be very challenging. correct entry: keeping the error was: b keep

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 11. elementary-11 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 11 Answer Keys At the Finance Company A1 Hello everyone this is Sue Sarville once again. How are things with you correct entry: this the error was: a these A2 Today Im going to tell you a little about what I do every day. correct entry: tell the error was: a telling A3 I usually get up at about 6.30 and the very first thing I do is switch on the radio. correct entry: at the error was: b on A4 Its always tuned to BBC radio news so I start the day finding out whats been happening in the world. correct entry: to the error was: b with A5 My workplace is very close by so I can easily walk there. It takes about 20 minutes in all and its good exercise for me as I try to walk as quickly as possible. correct entry: close the error was: a closely A6 I usually start work at 8:45 and finish at about 5:15. My colleagues and I work for a large finance company. correct entry: a the error was: c the A7 There are 10 people in our office — 7 financial advisors a customer relations manager a training officer and our area manager. correct entry: are the error was: a is A8 I have my own desk which has a PC and a telephone. From my PC I can access the internet as well as our corporate intranet. correct entry: as the error was: c also A9 All of our clients are private individuals who need advice on how best to invest their money. correct entry: need the error was: b needs A10 The clients get in touch with our company either through email or the website or they phone to make an appointment with one of the advisors. correct entry: one the error was: c on

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 12. elementary-12 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 12 Answer Keys At the Finance Company Again A1 Our clients then come to the office and we design a personal investment plan for them. correct entry: then the error was: a than A2 My job is to handle the day to day administration for my area manager who has got ten offices to run. correct entry: for the error was: b at A3 I also take my turn at advising our clients when required. correct entry: my the error was: b me A4 I enjoy the personal contact with them as they come from all walks of life and are all ages. correct entry: personal the error was: a personnel A5 All our corporate clients are dealt with at our head office so we do not actually see any of them. correct entry: them the error was: c they A6 We sometimes send greeting cards to our regular customers to show our appreciation for their trust in us. correct entry: show the error was: c showing A7 Over the years I have met a lot of different people — some of them having quite unique personalities. correct entry: met the error was: a meet A8 I guess the strangest thing that happened to me at work was when a man phoned to tell me he had found a million Euro in a paper bag lying on the pavement. correct entry: the the error was: a a A9 He offered to share the money with me if I agreed to open a private bank account for him. correct entry: if the error was: b when A10 As it turned out he had indeed found a paper bag full of money- the only problem was that unfortunately it was only pretend money. correct entry: found the error was: b find

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 13. elementary-13 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 13 Answer Keys Telephones A1 When you call a phone number from outside a town you usually have to dial an area or city code before the actual number. correct entry: call the error was: a tell A2 The area code for London for example is 207 if you call from within the UK. correct entry: from the error was: c for A3 If you call from another country you have to put that countrys code in before the city code. correct entry: have the error was: b must A4 Companies usually have ISDN connections so their telephone number can have many extensions. correct entry: many the error was: c much A5 Each extension is assigned to one person in the organisation which makes it possible to call that person direct. correct entry: makes the error was: c make A6 As you know we are now living in a fast moving world — that of telecommunications. correct entry: living the error was: a leaving A7 Almost everybody today has their own mobile phone or cell phone as people in North America call it. correct entry: mobile phone the error was: c mobiles phone A8 In Germany those phones are called Handy and many Germans in fact think that this is the English word for mobile phone. correct entry: Germans the error was: c German A9 Soon will come a time when you will be able to do a lot of different things with your mobile phone. correct entry: will the error was: b want A10 Today you can already make phone calls take photographs send text messages and download music files. correct entry: files the error was: c file

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 14. elementary-14 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 14 Answer Keys Listen and Improve Your English A1 Hello everybody in this session we are going to go over some of the vocabulary that you learned learnt in session 1. correct entry: learned learnt the error was: c learn A2 First of all there was the verb to listen to which means in effect deliberately to hear something. correct entry: which the error was: b what A3 You can listen to the news on the radio or indeed to music and you can listen to English texts so that you can practise your English. correct entry: news the error was: a new A4 We call the person who is listening a listener. We hear with our ears. correct entry: who the error was: b when A5 At this precise moment you are my listener and I hope you can hear me loud and clear. correct entry: loud the error was: b loudly A6 The second verb Id like to explain is the verb improve. correct entry: verb the error was: c verbs A7 To improve means to make someting better so if you want to improve your English you must practise it on a regular basis. correct entry: on the error was: c in A8 For example you should listen to spoken English every day for 5 — 10 minutes by following our texts. correct entry: to the error was: a at A9 There are lots of things we can improve: Our standard of living or our relationship with other people. We also can improve our physical condition. correct entry: other the error was: b others A10 I do hope this session helps you improve your listening skills. Bye for now. correct entry: Bye the error was: c Buy

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 15. elementary-15 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 15 Answer Keys The Months of the Year A1 In this session of our audio programme we are going to talk about the words used in English for the months of the year. correct entry: going to talk the error was: b going talk A2 As you know there are twelve months this year just as there are in any year. correct entry: months the error was: b month A3 Lets start with the first month of the year. It is called January. Next comes February which is followed by March. correct entry: followed the error was: c follow A4 After March come April May and June. The eighth month is August which is followed by September October and November. The last month of the year is December. correct entry: last the error was: c least A5 As you can see most of the English words for months are similar to the Latin words. Now can you say which month your birthday is in correct entry: in the error was: c of A6 My birthday is in November but the month I like best my favourite month is May when spring changes into summer. correct entry: best the error was: a well A7 January is usually a very cold month with plenty of rain and sometimes snow. February is the shortest month — usually containing only 28 days. correct entry: rain the error was: b rains A8 Spring starts in March. April the first is known as All Fools Day when people play practical jokes on each other. In May Im usually very busy in my garden. correct entry: when the error was: b where A9 June July and August are typical summer months with many long sunny days. September is the start of autumn or the fall as people in North America say. October is very colourful month because of the different colours on the trees. correct entry: say the error was: b says A10 In November the Christmas season begins and many people start doing their Christmas shopping. In the last month of the year — December — many people are usually very busy with various Christmas activities such as baking cakes and choosing Christmas gifts. correct entry: their the error was: a her

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 16. elementary-16 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 16 Answer Keys Where are my Glasses A1 Mrs Jones was 88 and worried about every single thing. correct entry: about the error was: b on A2 Yesterday she was worried because she thought she had lost her glasses. correct entry: had the error was: c has A3 She searched high and low but she simply couldnt find them. correct entry: low the error was: a down A4 She was convinced that she would now have to buy a new pair. correct entry: convinced the error was: a convicted A5 She worried again because she knew that this would mean buying a new pair. correct entry: mean the error was: c meaning A6 And her friends had told her that the price of spectacles was now very high. correct entry: told the error was: a tolled A7 The big problem of course is that if you are looking for glasses and youre not actually wearing any. correct entry: wearing the error was: c carrying A8 It makes the whole business ten times worse because you cant see very well. correct entry: worse the error was: b worst A9 Completely exhausted Mrs Jones sat down on her favourite chair and then got up quickly because she felt something strange. correct entry: felt the error was: c fell A10 She put her hand on the chair and to her delight she found her long lost glasses. correct entry: lost the error was: c loose

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 17. elementary-17 Errors in Sentences / Elementary level 17 Answer Keys My Thoughts A1 I have a very interesting job because as a journalist I meet many people. correct entry: interesting the error was: b interested A2 My boss watches me very closely and always lets me know how I am doing my job and always tells me if I am doing badly. correct entry: badly the error was: c bad A3 You probably have never heard of my country or the town where I live because they are very far from your home. correct entry: from the error was: c of A4 I would like you to see some pictures of my country and I will attach them to my next report. correct entry: to the error was: a at A5 I have been trying since I was at school to learn another foreign language but its very difficult for me. correct entry: have been the error was: a am A6 Whenever I open my mouth to speak English I always feel that people are laughing and that makes me nervous. correct entry: people the error was: b peoples A7 What I find is that either I make a bad grammatical mistake or I pronounce the word the wrong way. correct entry: or the error was: b also A8 I wonder if you have ever visited my country because more and more tourists are coming now. correct entry: visited the error was: b visit A9 I hope one day you will come and I hope that I havent made too many mistakes in my sentences. correct entry: made the error was: b done A10 I expect you will understand most of what I have written and that you are not affected too much by the mistakes. correct entry: affected the error was: c effected

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 18. intermediate-1 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 1 Answer Keys Save money now A1 He is very careful with his money and saves at least a quarter of his pay every month. correct entry: saves the error was: b spares A2 At the moment I am working hard to pass my examinations. correct entry: At the error was: a In A3 The news today is always full of stories about people who are unhappy. correct entry: is the error was: b are A4 She gave me some very good advice when she told me to buy that car. correct entry: advice the error was: b advise A5 He saw that it was a very good opportunity and decided to accept the new job. correct entry: opportunity the error was: c chance A6 The police in that country do not carry guns when they are in the street. correct entry: do the error was: a does A7 When you have finished eating in the restaurant you ask the waiter for the bill. correct entry: bill the error was: d account A8 I just dont understand it and I wonder why she did it. correct entry: wonder the error was: c admire A9 I read today in my newspaper the actual words that the President spoke at the meeting. correct entry: actual the error was: c topical A10 The picture on the television is not at all clear because something needs to be adjusted. correct entry: adjusted the error was: d adapted

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 19. intermediate-2 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 2 Answer Keys Between the lines A1 There are clear differences between the two pictures if you take the trouble to look very closely. correct entry: between the error was: b among A2 I honestly cant remember how long Ive been waiting but it must have been for at least 45 minutes. correct entry: for the error was: d since A3 These sorts of stories have been told at bedtime again and again for children by their parents. correct entry: by the error was: d from A4 They knew that the enemy had far superior armements than they did and fled. correct entry: fled the error was: d flood A5 I often surf the Internet to find out certain things but I also use it to get the latest news because it provides up to date information. correct entry: because the error was: d due to A6 She has been searching for something in that book all morning but she still hasnt found anything. correct entry: has been searching for the error was: a has been searching A7 He was much more thorough in his studies than the rest of the class and it was for that reason that he made such good progress. correct entry: made the error was: c make A8 I did exactly what you suggested took your advice and applied for promotion. correct entry: advice the error was: c opinion A9 I adore spaghetti and whenever I go to an Italian restaurant I always make sure that it is part of my meal. correct entry: adore the error was: a worship A10 Can you tell me precisely what the admission fee is for entry to that museum correct entry: admission the error was: b admittance

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 20. intermediate-3 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 3 Answer Keys Sally and her Letter A1 Sally sent out several letters to members about the proposed meeting but so far no-one has taken the trouble to reply to her invitation. correct entry: reply to the error was: d answer A2 She told her boss that she would be unable to come to work the following day because her car had broken down. correct entry: told the error was: a said A3 It is much funnier if you can share an amusing experience with someone you know well. correct entry: funnier the error was: a more funny A4 If I have the choice I much prefer to eat eating in a restaurant rather than in a public house. correct entry: to eat eating the error was: b eat A5 A dangerous criminal who was last seen having a drink in a small restaurant is being soughtwanted by the police. correct entry: soughtwanted the error was: d searched A6 I simply cannot imagine life today without having the facility to use the internet with my computer. correct entry: life today the error was: b the life today A7 After years of working at home he now cannot get used to having colleagues in the same office. correct entry: having the error was: c have A8 He always manages to arrive late at work although he has recently bought three alarm clocks. correct entry: late the error was: b lately A9 The whole point of the exercise is to make a comparison between the two types of technology. correct entry: comparison the error was: c compare A10 In my opinion there should ideally be a gap between school and university so that young people can see something of life. correct entry: opinion the error was: a meaning

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 21. intermediate-4 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 4 Answer Keys When you go to France... A1 How many times have you been to France so far correct entry: times the error was: b occasions A2 I cant tell you the exact number but I think its probably fourteen. correct entry: exact the error was: b exactly A3 In that case you must be able to speak the language as well as a native French person. correct entry: be able the error was: a can A4 I wouldnt go as far as that but the main thing is that I can make myself understood in most situations. correct entry: as far as the error was: b as further as A5 Yes thats important because if you find yourself in a difficult situation you can talk yourself out of it. correct entry: talk the error was: d speak A6 Can you remember any particular incident when your knowledge of the language was a real help correct entry: knowledge the error was: c knowing A7 Yes we were driving our car through a forest and suddenly the engine stopped. correct entry: stopped the error was: d ceased A8 Unfortunately this happened near a sign that told you that it was dangerous to park there. correct entry: sign the error was: c signal A9 A police car arrived and an angry-looking police officer got out of the car and came up to me. correct entry: out of the error was: c off A10 I immediately explained the problem and the officer was so impressed by the way I spoke French that he telephoned a garage for help. correct entry: impressed the error was: b influenced

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 22. intermediate-5 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 5 Answer Keys Talk about it later A1 Im not going to accept this offer that you and the company have made and thats final. correct entry: final the error was: d at last A2 Who would know among all the people that matter that you did that correct entry: did the error was: d done A3 I would rather not discuss the matter now but Ill talk about it later. correct entry: talk the error was: c say A4 Im quite decided on what action Im going to take so its pointless trying to make me change my mind. correct entry: change the error was: d adapt A5 If you want to know my thoughts on the subject I think its a complete waste of time. correct entry: waste the error was: d waist A6 Can you please not talk so loud because I can assure you Im not really deaf. correct entry: loud the error was: c aloud A7 Before you try to start that car theres one important thing you have to do and that is to charge the battery. correct entry: charge the error was: c load A8 I really think you ought to take off your coat because its very hot in here. correct entry: take the error was: b put A9 What would you say was the average income for young people starting work in your country correct entry: average the error was: b middle A10 Ive been paying out a lot of money recently in the hope of winning the lottery but so far I havent had much luck yet. correct entry: luck the error was: d chance

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 23. intermediate-6 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 6 Answer Keys The worse it will be A1 I cant help thinking that it would be much better if we went there next week instead of this week. correct entry: thinking the error was: b think A2 If I were you I wouldnt dream of taking on that extra responsibility without some kind of insurance. correct entry: were the error was: a am A3 The longer you delay making a decision the worse the consequences will be. correct entry: worse the error was: c worst A4 The influence that this novelist has had on future generations of writers should not be ignored. correct entry: on the error was: b in A5 Weve just run out of sugar. Do you think you could possibly lend me some till tomorrow correct entry: lend the error was: c grant A6 I can see from all those teapots that you must like drinking tea. What is the name of the brand you use correct entry: brand the error was: d mark A7 When you see the clothes that people are wearing today you wonder what sort of fashion will be popular fifty years from now. correct entry: wonder the error was: c wander A8 I need to make a phone call but unfortunately I only have notes so could you let me have some small change. correct entry: change the error was: d money A9 All thepastry that you can buy in this shop is particularly tasty because its homemade. correct entry: homemade the error was: d housemade A10 As the good philosopher said how ever many mistakes people make we are after all only human beings. correct entry: human the error was: d humane

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 24. intermediate-7 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 7 Answer Keys Her latest book A1 Youre You are late and this is the sixth time youve been late this week. correct entry: Youre You are the error was: a Your A2 When you reach old age you realize all those things you should have done when you were young. correct entry: old age the error was: b the old age A3 Ive read most of her books and theyre all fascinating but I havent read her latest book. correct entry: latest the error was: d newest A4 This was a very bad railway accident because two trains ran into each other but fortunately nobody was seriously injured. correct entry: injured the error was: d wounded A5 Were going to spend our summer holiday in Majorca this summer because we went thirteen years ago and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. correct entry: ago the error was: c before A6 The reason why I like those huge American cars is because they all have very attractive curves in the bodywork. correct entry: curves the error was: c bends A7 After a lot of telephoning they managed to find two seats for tonights concert so they can sit beside each other. correct entry: beside the error was: d besides A8 I like most coffees very much but Im not too sure about this one. It seems much too bitter to me. correct entry: bitter the error was: d sour A9 His life and achievements are being celebrated tonight to mark his birthday. He was born in 1912. correct entry: born the error was: d borne A10 They have shown to the rest of the world that they are probably the best players. correct entry: shown the error was: b showed

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 25. intermediate-8 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 8 Answer Keys Tenses A1 I have learned learnt many things in my class today and now I can do my homework without any problems. correct entry: learned learnt the error was: a learn A2 I got a lot of presents for my birthday last week as well as a lot of money. correct entry: got the error was: a get A3 I dont eat do not eat chicken because it tastes horrible and I think there are too many bones. correct entry: dont eat do not eat the error was: a eat not A4 The weather is becoming worse every day and we are going on holiday on Tuesday. correct entry: worse the error was: b worst A5 There is hardly anything wrong with your answers but you must listen more carefully. correct entry: carefully the error was: d careful A6 I have lived in the same town all my life and I do not want to move to another one. correct entry: have lived the error was: a have been lived A7 If I get a job in a bank when I leave school I have to speak at least two foreign languages. correct entry: speak the error was: d speaking A8 Do you know the name of the person who is speaking at this moment because I dont remember his name. correct entry: is speaking the error was: b speaks A9 I find it very hard to understand every word the teacher says because he speaks French very quickly. correct entry: understand the error was: b understanding A10 Where we are living now it is very easy to get to the shops because our house is near the town centre. correct entry: near the error was: d next

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 26. intermediate-9 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 9 Answer Keys Conditionals A1 If I win the lottery I will buy you a very big car as a present. correct entry: will the error was: c should A2 If I bought you a new car would you be very happy correct entry: If the error was: a When A3 If you had got that job would you have been able to move to a new house correct entry: had the error was: b have A4 I would want very much to move to a new house if I had that job. correct entry: had the error was: c have A5 Will you come to dinner with us if we find a babysitter for you correct entry: find the error was: c had found A6 I will try very hard to come and have dinner at your house if I am able to. correct entry: am the error was: c was A7 If I were you I should work very hard so that I could earn more money. correct entry: were the error was: b am A8 Are you able to lend me some money if I promise you that you will get it back very soon correct entry: Are the error was: a Were A9 If you really want to be helpful then you have to tell me the truth. correct entry: have the error was: c had A10 If I had tried very hard I would have been able to stop smoking. correct entry: had tried the error was: b try

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 27. intermediate-10 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 10 Answer Keys Is she lying A1 Shes been lying on that couch now for the last six hours and is fast asleep. correct entry: lying the error was: a laying A2 I simply cant believe it but Im afraid that its official now that the government is going to raise the tax on petrol yet again. correct entry: raise the error was: c rise A3 Thats the second time youve lost the front door key and thats why Ive decided not to let you have another one. correct entry: lost the error was: b loosed A4 Theyve hung the picture of the duke at the very top of the stairs so that it is as if hes watching you all the time. correct entry: hung the error was: a hanged A5 One of the most difficult things that a child learning to ride a bicycle finds is lifting the foot on the ground and pushing it down on the pedal. correct entry: pedal the error was: d petal A6 A comprehensive insurance policy is absolutely essential for you now that youve just acquired a new car. correct entry: comprehensive the error was: a comprehending A7 Ive checked the items in the shopping bags again and again and I cant find any cornflakes although Im sure I bought some. correct entry: bought the error was: d brought A8 My instructor has been teaching me English for over 6 years now and I must admit I havent yet mastered the basics. correct entry: teaching the error was: a learning A9 There is one date that is very easy for children at school to remember and that is 1492 when Christopher Columbus discovered America. correct entry: discovered the error was: d uncovered A10 You must get a prescription from a doctor for that drug because you cannot buy it at a chemists without one. correct entry: prescription the error was: b conscription

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 28. intermediate-11 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 11 Answer Keys I really wonder A1 The trouble with him is that even when he is very angry inside he never shows any feeling anger on the outside. correct entry: feeling anger the error was: d feel A2 During the war the soldiers had tried several times to capture the enemy leader but had never managed to do so. correct entry: capture the error was: c captivate A3 I wonder why it is that you always manage to say something that is guaranteed to upset the person you are talking to. correct entry: wonder the error was: a wander A4 They spoke to several people at the party and they were all of the opinion that it was clearly the best event of the season. correct entry: people the error was: b persons A5 It was one of those horror movies where the main character turns into a werewolf as soon as there is a full moon. correct entry: horror the error was: a horrible A6 Although he had made every effort to show that he had had a change of heart and would try to go straight in the future nobody was in the least convinced. correct entry: convinced the error was: d convicted A7 If we have the time I promise you that well do the best we can to call in to see you next time were in town. correct entry: time the error was: a times A8 It was concluded after the investigation had taken place that nobody was to be regarded as at fault guilty concerning the accident. correct entry: at fault guilty the error was: c in fault A9 Let me make it perfectly plain perfectly clear that if you decide to leave your job I shall in no way try and stop you. correct entry: perfectly plain perfectly clear the error was: a perfectly plane A10 Never mind were all in the same boat now and we shall have to work together in order to find a solution. correct entry: in the same boat the error was: b in the same ship

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 29. intermediate-12 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 12 Answer Keys Some Advice A1 I wonder if you would be able to give me some help after youve finished work tomorrow. correct entry: help the error was: c aid A2 You can buy a newspaper at that little kiosk on the corner which is right in front of the cinema. correct entry: in front of the error was: d before A3 Come and sit beside me because its ages since weve met and had a good long chat. correct entry: beside the error was: a besides A4 I had a big surprise this morning because in the post was an invitation to a wedding and of course Ive agreed to go. correct entry: agreed the error was: d accepted A5 Weve found the best way to get good accommodation before a holiday is due. correct entry: accommodation the error was: c accommodations A6 In my opinion there should be some sort of help for the growing number of people who are finding it difficult to get a job. correct entry: In the error was: a According to A7 This country has now adopted the parliamentary system that is already used in many different parts of the world. correct entry: adopted the error was: b adapted A8 We met by pure chance and I can assure you that nothing had been planned in advance. correct entry: chance the error was: b adventure A9 Theyve saved up and gone on a cruise around the world and so they wont be home for at least 3 months. correct entry: around the error was: c about A10 If you want some advice on that topic I suggest you go to the local Adice Bureau. correct entry: some advice the error was: a an advice

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 30. intermediate-13 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 13 Answer Keys Learning new words A1 In this session well take a closer look at some of the words youve heard already. correct entry: at the error was: c on A2 Now do you remember the word customer What does this word really mean If in fact you know what the words mean then how would you actually explain it correct entry: If the error was: c When A3 When you want to learn English its important to learn new words but even more important are the learning techniques that help you memorize new vocabulary. correct entry: want to learn the error was: a want learn A4 Do you remember how you learned your mother tongue What happened was that you heard a new word over and over again. correct entry: remember the error was: a remind A5 You could not translate that new word into another language. Instead your parents or someone else explained it for you. correct entry: into the error was: b to A6 Its exactly the same when you learn English: First of all you have to hear the new word several times then you repeat it and then someone explains what it means. correct entry: several times the error was: d several time A7 So lets see how we can explain the word customer: First we must put it into a category. Is it food Can you eat it Or is it a machine or a device correct entry: must the error was: c must to A8 Of course its none of these because a customer is a person a woman or a man — an individual who buys a product or a service from your company. correct entry: none the error was: a not A9 Another word for customer could be client or buyer. Customers are very important for any business because without them no company can exist. correct entry: any the error was: c some A10 Now what type of word is customer Is it a verb an adjective or a noun Yes youre right the word is a noun. But in English there is also the verb to customize. correct entry: Is it the error was: b It is

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 31. intermediate-14 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 14 Answer Keys Great expectations... A1 Have you heard the latest news about our mutual friend Mary correct entry: latest the error was: b earliest A2 I was telephoned late last night just before I went to bed and told Mary is expecting a baby. correct entry: expecting the error was: c awaiting A3 According to my informant the baby is likely to be born some time in late March or early April. correct entry: born the error was: c borne A4 As you know Mary and her husband Dave have been trying for a baby for some years now. correct entry: trying the error was: b attempting A5 Dave is deliriously happy about the news and just cant stop talking about it. correct entry: talking the error was: c to talk A6 Mary remains very calm and cool on the outside but you can tell that inwardly shes just as pleased as Dave. correct entry: inwardly the error was: c internally A7 Naturally the arrival of a baby after all these years is going to completely transform change their lives from now on. correct entry: transform change the error was: b transfer A8 At the moment they are busy making plans about which room to use and whether Mary should continue working. correct entry: whether the error was: c weather A9 Dave is so carried away with it all that hes put the babys name down for a very expensive private boys school. correct entry: away the error was: a on A10 There is one small problem of course. What happens if the baby turns out to be a girl correct entry: out the error was: c off

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 32. intermediate-15 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 15 Answer Keys Sleep well 1 A1 She always found it difficult to get up in the morning. correct entry: always found the error was: a was always finding A2 It was worst of all in the winter as it was usually dark then. correct entry: worst the error was: a worse A3 Nevertheless she made every effort to get to work in time to open the shop before customers arrived. correct entry: in the error was: b on A4 On one occasion to her shame she overslept. correct entry: overslept the error was: c slept over A5 By the time she had got to the shop there was a long queue of people waiting patiently to get inside. correct entry: people the error was: c persons A6 The manager was very angry with her and she made a promise to herself that it wouldnt happen again. correct entry: a promise the error was: c an oath A7 On the way home she bought herself a very large big alarm clock which was loud enough for a fire alarm. correct entry: large big the error was: b wide A8 She used it every day from then on and it was a miracle. correct entry: miracle the error was: c wonder A9 that everyone in the rest of her road was not awakened as well by the noise it made. correct entry: awakened the error was: b awake A10 The trouble was she always set the alarm to go off early and felt very tired during the day. correct entry: felt the error was: c fell

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 33. intermediate-16 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 16 Answer Keys Sleep well 2 A1 Then her manager moved her to the bedding department and the sight of all those beds made her feel sleepier still. correct entry: sight the error was: b site A2 One afternoon after she had come back from lunch she could not resist it any longer. correct entry: resist the error was: c restrain A3 It had been raining very hard and as a result there werent many people about. correct entry: hard the error was: b hardly A4 Unfortunately she fell asleep on one of the beds and the manager shaking her violently by the shoulder told her she was fired. correct entry: by the error was: b through A5 For what seemed ages she read through the situations vacant in her local newspaper for a new job. correct entry: vacant the error was: c empty A6 After two weeks she saw an advertisement that appealed to her and she wrote her letter of application. correct entry: application the error was: c appliance A7 She included details of her previous employment and posted it with her fingers firmly crossed. correct entry: employment the error was: b engagement A8 This obviously worked because she was very fortunate and the interview went very well. correct entry: fortunate the error was: b fortuitous A9 The boss of the factory liked her and offered her the job straightaway. correct entry: straightaway the error was: c straightforward A10 You see the job suited her down to the ground. The factory manufactured beds and they needed a new tester. correct entry: ground the error was: b floor

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 34. intermediate-17 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 17 Answer Keys Christmas is coming A1 A: Youre looking very thoughtful. Is something on your mind at the moment correct entry: mind the error was: b brain A2 B: Well Ive been thinking about whether Ive been good enough to get any presents this year. correct entry: whether the error was: a weather A3 A: What on earth do you mean Im sorry I really dont know what youre talking about. correct entry: earth the error was: a world A4 B: Well you know that season is coming you know the time of good will to everyone and Father Christmas and all that. correct entry: will the error was: b willing A5 A: Oh I follow you. You mean if you havent been behaving yourself well you dont get any presents. correct entry: havent been behaving the error was: b havent behaving A6 B: Exactly thats whats making me look so thoughtful as you say and I did get caught three times for speeding this year. correct entry: making the error was: b doing A7 A: If you want my opinion I cant see thats really anything to worry about at all. correct entry: opinion the error was: a view A8 B: And what makes you so sure that it wont go against me when Father Christmas finds out correct entry: sure the error was: a surely A9 A: Well think about it. You know how much he has to do and how quickly he has to do it all. correct entry: all the error was: c everything A10 B: I see what you mean. I suppose now you mention it hes bound to break the speed limit many times. correct entry: bound the error was: b tied

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 35. intermediate-18 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 18 Answer Keys Prepositions and Phrasal Verbs A1 I promise I wont be long. Just wait here in front of the post office so that I can see you. correct entry: in front of the error was: b before A2 Theres not very much room at this table but I think you could just squeeze in beside me. correct entry: beside the error was: c besides A3 I was just wondering what it would be like if suddenly we lost all our money and found ourselves poor. correct entry: wondering the error was: a wandering A4 Im only going away for a week just seven days and Ill be back again. correct entry: week the error was: b weak A5 I am expecting the bus to arrive any minute providing the timetable is correct. correct entry: expecting the error was: a waiting A6 At the moment the company is in a state of disorder because we are in the process of moving to new premises. correct entry: process the error was: c way A7 I woke up when I heard the sound of the explosion caused by the fire at the oil refinery. correct entry: woke up the error was: a awoke up A8 The ambulance people had to carry the injured all the way down from the top of the hill. correct entry: carry the error was: b bear A9 The new teacher just couldnt keep control of the children and they simply wouldnt be quiet. correct entry: be the error was: c become A10 I would call him down to see you in normal circumstances but hes so tired hes in bed already. correct entry: in the error was: c to

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 36. intermediate-19 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 19 Answer Keys Adverbs and Gerunds A1 We went there on holiday. I remember it well but then that was many years ago and its probably changed since then. correct entry: many years ago the error was: b before many years A2 The policeman asked a lot of questions about the car and I kept telling him it was mine and I owned it. correct entry: owned the error was: c belonged A3 You just cant compare the two houses because its quite obvious that theirs is very much larger than ours. correct entry: very much larger the error was: c very larger A4 Sometimes when you see the news on television you get a live report from a journalist at the scene of an incident. correct entry: live the error was: b living A5 When I was living in the country I used to get up very early to catch the train into the city. correct entry: I used the error was: b I was used A6 They have a tendency to miss the train they wanted and so theyll probably arrive late as usual. correct entry: usual the error was: c usually A7 Itll only take me a few minutes and Ill be back very soon but I just have to make a phone call home. correct entry: make the error was: c do A8 I delayed writing my letter to her because I didnt know in all honesty what to say. correct entry: writing the error was: a to write A9 Waiter I wonder if you could get me the bill as soon as possible because we have to catch the last train home. correct entry: bill the error was: b addition A10 Just one more thing waiter do I have to pay in cash or do you accept credit cards correct entry: in the error was: b with

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 37. intermediate-20 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 20 Answer Keys Singular vs. Plural Nouns A1 Im not totally certain of the facts but from what I have heard it seems that there were several people injured. correct entry: of the error was: b for A2 Come on in and please make yourself comfortable and please dont stand there take a seat. correct entry: seat the error was: c place A3 Its a sure sign that shes contented because she goes around the house singing songs from the musicals. correct entry: singing the error was: c chanting A4 Come on we cant wait much longer. Just make your mind up and please make a choice. correct entry: choice the error was: c choose A5 You can see that the place is immaculate because theres not a sign of dust anywhere as she does the cleaning every day. correct entry: does the error was: c makes A6 There were several patients sitting in the surgery waiting to see the doctor. correct entry: patients the error was: a clients A7 Im very keen to cut down on the cost of electricity in this house and so please turn off all the lights before you go to bed. correct entry: turn off the error was: b close off A8 Ive been walking for ages in the pouring rain and as a consequence my clothes are wet through. correct entry: are the error was: c is A9 Now remember when youre travelling on the underground train dont stand too close to the doors. correct entry: close the error was: c closely A10 Weve got an open fire in our house and the great thing is to go looking for wood to put on the fire. correct entry: wood the error was: c woods

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 38. intermediate-21 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 21 Answer Keys Modal Verbs A1 When their dog got really old and couldnt move very much it would sit in the sunshine all day. correct entry: would the error was: c will A2 I wish I could help you with this grammatical problem but Im afraid I cant. correct entry: I wish the error was: a Im wishing A3 There is little if any cultivation in that area of the country and so all you see is miles of wild countryside. correct entry: wild the error was: c savage A4 In order to save money householders are asked to leave their dustbins at the boundary of their gardens. correct entry: boundary the error was: c border A5 Could you run out to the baker and buy me some cakes buns and loaves of bread please. correct entry: loaves of bread the error was: c two breads A6 No theres no railway station near us and so you either have to take your car or alternatively go by bus. correct entry: by bus the error was: c with the bus A7 I can honestly recommend that firm because several members of my family have done business with them. correct entry: done the error was: b made A8 Its very difficult sometimes to find out exactly what happened and get to the truth of the situation. correct entry: truth the error was: c true A9 Its a story told in six hundred pages and it took me the best part of six weeks to read the whole entire book. correct entry: whole entire the error was: c total A10 We walked for miles and miles that day in fact we even managed to get to river before it got dark. correct entry: to the error was: c till

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 39. intermediate-22 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 22 Answer Keys Gerunds and Idioms A1 I dont think well have any problem with the language here because theres a notice in most shops saying: One speaks English here. correct entry: One the error was: c Man A2 Its no good sitting around and daydreaming simply wishing for things that youll never have a chance of getting. correct entry: wishing for the error was: b wishing A3 All right everything is now finished and cleared away and we can sit and relax after the meal and Ive done the washing up. correct entry: done the error was: c made A4 Its a good job and shes paid regularly on a certain day at the end of each month. I think its a very good salary for someone her age. correct entry: salary the error was: c wage A5 Its a very simple question and Im sure youre quite capable of answering it: Do you understand what Im saying correct entry: Do you understand the error was: c Are you understanding A6 Theyve searched everywhere for the thieves who stole half of their possessions but theyve simply disappeared without trace. correct entry: trace the error was: c sign A7 I was really embarrassed when I got to the barrier at the end of the platform and I couldnt find my train ticket to show to the collector. correct entry: ticket the error was: c billet A8 Ill tell you what I really like about cars that were manufactured in America in the 1950s and thats those wonderful curves in the body shape. correct entry: curves the error was: c bends A9 No one had the least suspicion that she was a shoplifter but the detective noticed that she was carrying a bag under her arm full of stolen items. correct entry: under the error was: c below A10 Im really bored with all this mail that comes through my door asking me to give money to this or that charity. correct entry: bored the error was: a boring

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 40. intermediate-23 Errors in Sentences / Intermediate level 23 Answer Keys Expressions and Gerunds A1 The secret to calming yourself down in moments of panic or crisis is simple: just breathe slowly in and out a few times. correct entry: breathe the error was: c breath A2 Do you know what the cat brought in for me today Yes thats right another dead mouse. correct entry: brought in the error was: b bought in A3 The advantage of this kind of store is that if youre not absolutely sure the clothing is the right size you can try it on in one of the changing cubicles. correct entry: cubicles the error was: c cabins A4 You can always book seats in advance by paying on the Internet and when you get to the theatre you can collect your tickets. correct entry: tickets the error was: c cards A5 Thats a play Id very much like to see. Ive just been reading some rave reviews of it in todays newspaper. correct entry: reviews the error was: c reports A6 It was quite straightforward really. The police caught the man with the dagger in his hand and charged him with murder on the spot. correct entry: with the error was: c of A7 A good boss is someone who shows appreciation at Christmas time for all the work his employees have done throughout the year. correct entry: employees the error was: b employed A8 Ive just bought one of those new digital cameras. Would you like to have a look at some of the pictures Ive been taking correct entry: pictures the error was: c images A9 They were really excited and thought theyd bought a painting by Van Gogh but an expert pointed out that the signature had been forged. correct entry: forged the error was: c imitated A10 Im absolutely starving as I havent eaten all day. What about you are you hungry or have you eaten correct entry: are you hungry the error was: c do you have hunger

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 41. advanced-1 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 1 Answer Keys Give me the bill A1 After they had finished their meal they asked the waiter for the bill. correct entry: for the bill the error was: d the bill A2 Most banks do not mind lending money to young entrepreneurs. correct entry: lending the error was: c to lend A3 Working all day long in financial services can be a very tiring occupation. correct entry: tiring the error was: d tired A4 It is quite acceptable to pay a lot for high quality work especially if the service is very good. correct entry: good the error was: d well A5 There are so many more opportunities today in media related industries than could be found 30 years ago. correct entry: are the error was: a is A6 In the beginning everybody put their money into internet enterprises. correct entry: In the error was: a At A7 It is important to initiate all new recruits quickly into company procedures to stop the former becoming bored. correct entry: bored the error was: d boring A8 Whenever they needed additional supplies they used to contact the main warehouse. correct entry: needed the error was: a would need A9 It depends on your attitude whether or not you adapt to the new demands of a job. correct entry: on the error was: a in A10 It is no good expecting promotion within the first two years. correct entry: expecting promotion the error was: b expecting for promotion

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 42. advanced-2 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 2 Answer Keys Please remind me A1 To eliminate any delays on handover we would remind you to bring all the necessary documentation. correct entry: remind the error was: b remember A2 A vehicle cannot be released until we have received confirmation from the finance company. correct entry: confirmation the error was: d confirmability A3 I would like to express my gratitude to you for your business. correct entry: gratitude the error was: c thankfulness A4 Foreign ministers from the six countries involved went to the conference last week. correct entry: went the error was: b have gone A5 After about an hour the director appeared and announced that there would be no redundancies. correct entry: an hour the error was: a an one hour A6 The point of these events is to give colleagues a chance to get to know each other better. correct entry: get to know the error was: c recognize A7 Those employees who were working on the upper floors of the building were unaware of the fire. correct entry: who the error was: a which A8 The cheapest way to buy those products is to offer cash. correct entry: cheapest the error was: a most cheapest A9 They wanted to live in America in order to fulfil their aspirations. correct entry: live the error was: a leave A10 The main reason for further study is to get a better job. correct entry: to get the error was: d for to get

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 43. advanced-3 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 3 Answer Keys The audience went wild A1 He was accused of robbing an old lady in the high street just after she had left the bank. correct entry: robbing the error was: b stealing A2 The audience went wild started cheering and eventually stood up as they clapped to show their appreciation for the orchestra. correct entry: audience the error was: a spectators A3 Since the abolition of capital punishment in this country murderers are not hanged if they are found guilty. correct entry: hanged the error was: c hung A4 Since the frontiers between different countries have almost stopped having any importance nobody bothers to check your passport. correct entry: check the error was: d control A5 I think its time you made your mind up regarding this situation because nobody really knows whose side you are on. correct entry: side the error was: d part A6 In a democratic country it is absolutely essential that anyone who is suspected of having committed a crime should be given a fair trial. correct entry: trial the error was: d process A7 Most of the produce like fruit and vegetables that you find in this supermarket has been imported. correct entry: produce the error was: b production A8 Remember that if you buy something expensive its very important to keep the receipt just in case theres a problem. correct entry: receipt the error was: c recipe A9 She never wears ordinary clothes when she does the gardening especially during the autumn. correct entry: clothes the error was: b cloths A10 As it was a very serious occasion and it involved an interview for his first proper job he decided to buy himself a new suit. correct entry: suit the error was: d suite

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 44. advanced-4 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 4 Answer Keys Not the slightest idea A1 Its absolutely no good asking me. I havent the slightest faintest idea. correct entry: slightest faintest the error was: d smallest A2 Ive thought over what you said and after a great deal of thought I see what you mean. correct entry: see the error was: d am seeing A3 Let me know when you come back from your holidays so that we can make arrangements to meet. correct entry: know the error was: a knowing A4 This meat is very tough and I think you should ask the chef to cook it for a bit longer. correct entry: tough the error was: b hard A5 You should know by now that I cannot stand it when my steak is not cooked properly as I always have mine well done. correct entry: done the error was: d made A6 You really must be more careful when you do your exercises because you made six elementary mistakes in this one. correct entry: made the error was: c did A7 As you probably know they are very organized people and when there are a lot of people at the bus stop they stand in a queue. correct entry: queue the error was: d line A8 I see you have some apples for sale and I only want two. Can you please tell me how much they are each correct entry: each the error was: d the piece A9 In view of his poor health and also because he found it difficult to breathe the doctor recommended that he moved to a warmer country. correct entry: breathe the error was: c breath A10 Im afraid the number you want is engaged busy at the moment so I suggest you ring back later. correct entry: engaged busy the error was: b occupied

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 45. advanced-5 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 5 Answer Keys At the Airport A1 Working at the reception desk for an airline can be hard work when you consider all the different people you have to deal with. correct entry: deal with the error was: d hold with A2 If you are about to book a long haul flight to the other side of the world its a good idea to check for the most economical route. correct entry: economical the error was: d economic A3 As the working party had several hours to wait for the next flight some of the members decided to go on a short excursion to a local castle. correct entry: excursion the error was: c expedition A4 When you buy items like perfume and jewellery on the plane itself you can usually save money because the goods are less expensive. correct entry: expensive the error was: d valuable A5 If you or a member of your family work for an airline one of the great advantages is that you get a substantial reduction in the price of your air ticket. correct entry: substantial the error was: c substantive A6 The service that you receive on this particular airline is equivalent to that you would receive in a five star hotel. correct entry: equivalent the error was: c ambivalent A7 We were having such an enjoyable time on our holiday that we visited our travel agent at the airport and asked whether it would be possible to extend our stay by another week. correct entry: extend the error was: d lengthen A8 The purpose of having an open day at the airport when everybody was invited to look round and see the way it was run was to encourage prospective clients. correct entry: prospective the error was: d perspective A9 There is a large board in the main hall of the airport where you can easily read the different destinations to which airlines can take you. correct entry: destinations the error was: d terminations A10 If you go to a major airport in a capital city you can often see very distinguished people setting out on their journeys. correct entry: distinguished the error was: b extinguished

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 46. advanced-6 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 6 Answer Keys At the Conference A1 We left our booking for the event until the last moment and so the hotel could not accommodate all of us. correct entry: accommodate the error was: c accumulate A2 Probably the most interesting meeting of the whole week was the one when everybody had the opportunity to take part. correct entry: part the error was: d portion A3 In the beginning before the actual conference started there was an informal gathering at which the different members were able to get in touch with each other. correct entry: get in touch the error was: d get in gear A4 After breakfast on the second day there was a notice pinned up on a board near reception that indicated the new location where that afternoons activities would be held. correct entry: location the error was: c position A5 One of the speakers scheduled for the day before the final meeting was known to be very boring and so few delegates attended his presentation. correct entry: attended the error was: c waited A6 For the most popular speakers the committee had decided to use the main hall that is capable of holding at least 200 people. correct entry: holding the error was: d supporting A7 There was such overwhelming support for the session on psychology that the organisers decided to repeat it in the evening. correct entry: session the error was: b sitting A8 They had not allowed for the high demand there would be for evening meals among the participants and so the dining hall was always overcrowded then. correct entry: overcrowded the error was: d overpopulated A9 There was a lot of administration during the first afternoon before the conference started when all the delegates had to register. correct entry: register the error was: d record A10 At the end of the conference arrangements had been made for all members who had come by train to be taken by taxi to the station. correct entry: arrangements the error was: b organisations

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 47. advanced-7 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 7 Answer Keys At the Meeting A1 The members of the committee concluded in the end that the topic under discussion should be postponed until further notice. correct entry: concluded the error was: b conduced A2 By going ahead with the proposal without reference to other members of the board the chairman got into serious trouble. correct entry: going ahead the error was: a taking ahead A3 We decided that there were no other matters issues topics problems subjects to discuss and for the first time in ages we decided to close the meeting and go home early. correct entry: matters issues topics problems subjects the error was: b substances A4 The goal target that the company had set itself of doubling production within 5 years has certainly not been reached. correct entry: goal target the error was: a aiming A5 It was a difficult topic to discuss but after lengthy discussions it was finally agreed that the whole business should be looked at by a much smaller group. correct entry: lengthy the error was: b lengthening A6 The chairman insisted that the members were not getting their priorities right because they were spending far too much time on less significant matters. correct entry: priorities the error was: c priories A7 The leader of the group has to produce a progress report at the end of each financial year so that shareholders know how successful the company has been. correct entry: progress report the error was: b progression report A8 It would be a complete waste of time if we tried to debate that issue again because last time we reached no conclusion. correct entry: waste the error was: b wastage A9 If you want something to be brought up at the next meeting you must give sufficient notice to the clerk to the corporation. correct entry: brought up the error was: a brought over A10 We dont have a regular timetable we simply meet periodically if and when there appear to be enough items to justify drawing up an agenda. correct entry: periodically the error was: b periodic

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 48. advanced-8 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 8 Answer Keys Admire his Achievement A1 I promise I wont forget the date of that meeting because I have made a note of it in my diary. correct entry: diary the error was: d calendar A2 The cubicle over there is free at the moment if youd like to try on those clothes to see if they fit. correct entry: cubicle the error was: a cabin A3 I postponed taking my driving test until I was absolutely sure that I had mastered the technique of driving. correct entry: taking the error was: a to taking A4 Did you notice any particular characteristics about the thief — did he have long hair correct entry: did he have the error was: d was he wearing A5 The waiter insisted that I paid the bill in cash although I wanted to pay by cheque. correct entry: in the error was: c with A6 Its a very rare occurrence indeed if a serious earthquake takes place in that country. correct entry: occurrence the error was: a case A7 Ive asked again and again but nobody seems capable of explaining the cause of the accident that took place last week. correct entry: cause the error was: c reason A8 When the president appeared on the balcony a large crowd started chanting Go home Go home until the poor man had to leave. correct entry: chanting the error was: b singing A9 Its virtually impossible to cheat in the examination because invigilators patrol the room every ten minutes. correct entry: invigilators the error was: c investigators A10 Since hes now the chief of the company and has worked his way to the top from office junior you have to admire his achievement. correct entry: chief the error was: a chef

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 49. advanced-9 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 9 Answer Keys This way and that A1 My main trouble is that I have a terrible sense of direction. correct entry: sense the error was: d feel A2 I can go into a shop down the street come out and then not know which way to turn to continue my journey down the road. correct entry: turn the error was: d bend A3 I think that this probably has something to do with my genes. correct entry: genes the error was: d jeans A4 I have possibly inherited this disability from my grandfather who got into all sorts of difficulties. correct entry: inherited the error was: a incurred A5 The story was that after his wedding he took his young bride on their honey moon to stay at a hotel in Paris. correct entry: honey moon the error was: c honey pot A6 Clearly he was a very romantic kind of chap and thats why he chose Paris. correct entry: romantic the error was: b romance A7 On their very first evening he told his wife he was just going out for a short walk but it was really to buy her some flowers. correct entry: walk the error was: c walking A8 He found a shop quickly and bought the flowers but he couldnt remember how to get back to the hotel. correct entry: bought the error was: c brought A9 He got back very late and his bride was really upset but soon forgave him when she saw the flowers. correct entry: upset the error was: b upturned A10 For the rest of their long married life my grandmother never let him go out alone ever again. correct entry: alone the error was: d lonely

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 50. advanced-10 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 10 Answer Keys Late at the Office A1 Mary could always be relied on to be late for work. correct entry: relied on the error was: b trusted on A2 Her office supervisor had a special attendance book and in it she drew a line at quarter past nine. correct entry: drew the error was: c painted A3 Anyone who arrived after that time had to sign below the line and was therefore late. correct entry: time the error was: b timing A4 Ms Primshaw checked the book at the end of each month and without fail Marys signature was always below the line. correct entry: fail the error was: c failing A5 In desperation Ms Primshaw hoped she would be able to make one last effort to help Mary. correct entry: desperation the error was: a desolation A6 She told Mary that her lateness was now beyond a joke and she had to try very hard to get up earlier. correct entry: beyond the error was: b outside A7 As her very last chance to keep her job Mary had to be on time for at least one day. correct entry: at least the error was: d at last A8 But it didnt work at all because again and again Mary found herself signing below the famous line. correct entry: work the error was: a function A9 Then there happened what can only be described as a miracle because she arrived at the office at nine. correct entry: described the error was: c depicted A10 There was however one small matter that Mary had overlooked the day she was early because the office was shut as it was Sunday. correct entry: overlooked the error was: c overseen

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 51. advanced-11 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 11 Answer Keys Adjectives and Verbs A1 We were very surprised at the generosity of the offer as it far exceeded our expectations. correct entry: exceeded the error was: c acceded A2 The teeth were in such a bad condition that three of them had to be extracted removed pulled out. correct entry: extracted removed pulled out the error was: d detracted A3 From its very beginning the piece of music has the power to carry you away to distant lands. correct entry: its the error was: a its A4 It was suggested by some commentators that the two countries had colluded with each other to pass the resolution. correct entry: colluded the error was: c collided A5 Its a quite straightforward language test called an oral examination to check on the candidates ability to hold a conversation. correct entry: oral the error was: b aural A6 He based his behaviour on the fictional character Mr Micawber who was never able to pay his bills. correct entry: fictional the error was: b fictitious A7 I honestly cannot accept the basis of your argument because it is too full of holes. correct entry: accept the error was: a except A8 You must be more credulous than I thought if you believe in that load of rubbish. correct entry: credulous the error was: b credible A9 Those sorts of violent protest only help to militate against the very argument for peace that you are making. correct entry: militate the error was: c mitigate A10 She has never ever complained and has borne all her troubles with great courage. correct entry: borne the error was: b born

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 52. advanced-12 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 12 Answer Keys Latin Words A1 According to the latest opinion polls the government is doing very badly and trailing well behind the opposition. correct entry: trailing the error was: d trialing A2 Are you in agreement with the new proposal or put it another way are you in favour of it correct entry: in favour the error was: d in flavour A3 This is a complete reversion of the terms as they were originally laid out in the last will and testament. correct entry: reversion the error was: a reversal A4 The scheme was to try and raise the morale of the workers and make them feel more cheerful. correct entry: raise the error was: b rise A5 The detective came to the conclusion that the crime had been committed by person or persons unknown. correct entry: committed the error was: c commissioned A6 To act in this disgraceful manner can only be described as contemptible by anybodys standards. correct entry: contemptible the error was: c contemptuous A7 Theyve sent far too many of these items and thus they are superfluous to our requirements. correct entry: superfluous the error was: d supercilious A8 This document must be regarded as containing an officialregulation as it comes from a government department. correct entry: official the error was: c officious A9 Hes always losing his temper shouting and getting himself into a terrible state of rage. correct entry: rage the error was: d range A10 I can lend you a little money if you like because as they say every little helps. correct entry: lend the error was: a borrow

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 53. advanced-13 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 13 Answer Keys Infinitive vs. Gerund A1 They really looked forward to bedtime because their father would read them some extraordinary tales of mystery. correct entry: tales the error was: d tails A2 They decided to spare no expense and instead of paying for just one room at the hotel they hired a complete suite of rooms. correct entry: suite the error was: d suit A3 It was cheaper to take out a subscription for the magazines than to buy them separately each month. correct entry: subscription the error was: b prescription A4 The effect of increasing the tax on motor fuel meant that the average family was finding it difficult to run a car. correct entry: effect the error was: a affect A5 The function of the judge is to present an objective summary for the jury so that they can make their own minds up. correct entry: objective the error was: b subjective A6 Today you cant go anywhere in the high street or on public transport without seeing someone talking into a mobile phone. correct entry: anywhere the error was: a somewhere A7 Im sorry but however persuasive you are you just cant convince me that you are telling the truth. correct entry: convince the error was: c convict A8 The role of the teacher as I understand it is to help their students to think for themselves. correct entry: role the error was: a roll A9 You can understand why they dont like living in towns because they have their roots in the country. correct entry: roots the error was: c routes A10 They were very thorough in their investigation and carried out an exhaustive search. correct entry: exhaustive the error was: d exhausting

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© 2003—2006 www.english-test.net 54. advanced-14 Errors in Sentences / Advanced level 14 Answer Keys Gerunds and Prepositions A1 I would like to make a request to the hotel management that they allow people to choose the TV programme they want to watch. correct entry: request the error was: b demand A2 If you buy large quantities of this product you will be able to get a much better price than the usual retail price. correct entry: retail the error was: d detail A3 They say but then no one really knows that the presence of security cameras in the street deters people from behaving in a criminal way. correct entry: from the error was: d to A4 The hotel Management insists that all visitors leave their rooms by 11 am at the very latest on the day of departure. correct entry: Management the error was: a Direction A5 Im absolutely sure that thats the man who has been following me around all day long. correct entry: who the error was: c whom A6 You can easily tell that the parents paid a lot of attention to those children because they have excellent manners. correct entry: manners the error was: d ways A7 Ive just been on the bathroom scales and I know Ive got to eat less because I weigh far too. correct entry: I weigh the error was: d I am weighing A8 I warned him about the low ceilings in the house but he took no notice and hit his head three times. correct entry: warned the error was: a advised A9 The first thing she did when she got to the hotel was to put her rings and other valuables in the safe provided. correct entry: valuables the error was: c values A10 You must really make an effort stop making excuses and try to save some money each month from wages this year. correct entry: to save the error was: c saving

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