Test your grammar — Ex No. 1

Grammar exercise..

Question A ..Where to insert the preposition given in brackets at the end of the sentence?

  1. Captains like Dhoni know best when to declare an innings. (always)
  2. The mathematician has made a mistake in calculations their life, it seems. (never)
  3. Or at least, he will admit that he has made one. (never)
  4. The ship’s crew are calm and happy. (usually)
  5. The gurus tell us, very kindly, how to run our lives. (often)
  6. Because they know better than we do. (invariably)
  7. This is because they are right. (always)
  8. The only trouble is they are wrong. (nearly always)

Question B .. In the following sentences, two choices of prepositions have been given. Underline the choice that you feel is correct.

  1. I will probably not / will not probably be in the office tomorrow.
  2. The train is certainly / certainly is going to be late.
  3. We can definitely /definitely can give you a place to rest tonight.
  4. Kohli is always not / not always so bad tempered.
  5. I am sorry, I am definitely not / not definitely interested in your proposition.
  6. Don’t worry – it doesn’t matter. Honestly, it really doesn’t / doesn’t really
  7. The building work is not completely / completely not finished yet, I am afraid.
  8. Asita is often not / not often depressed, but she is having a bad week.

[Answers will be posted late evening today.]

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Grammar exercise answers..

Answers ..Where to insert the preposition given in brackets at the end of the sentence?

  1. Captains like Dhoni always know best when to declare an innings. (always)
  2. The mathematician has never made a mistake in calculations their life, it seems. (never)
  3. Or at least, he will never admit that he has made one. (never)
  4. The ship’s crew are usually calm and happy. (usually)
  5. The gurus often tell us, very kindly, how to run our lives. (often)
  6. Because they invariably know better than we do. (invariably)
  7. This is because they are always (always)
  8. The only trouble is they are nearly always (nearly always)

Answers B .. In the following sentences, two choices of prepositions have been given. Underline the choice that you feel is correct.

  1. I will probably not / will not probably be in the office tomorrow.
  2. The train is certainly / certainly is going to be late.
  3. We can definitely /definitely can give you a place to rest tonight.
  4. Kohli is always not / not always so bad tempered.
  5. I am sorry, I am definitely not / not definitely interested in your proposition.
  6. Don’t worry – it doesn’t matter. Honestly, it really doesn’t / doesn’t really
  7. The building work is not completely / completely not finished yet, I am afraid.
  8. Asita is often not / not often depressed, but she is having a bad week.

 

 

 

 

 

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