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Diagnostic English #14: Intermediate/ Upper-intermediate (gerund, infinitive, participles, causative) Pt.1

Choose the best answer.


1

I felt someone _____ me on the shoulder but when I turned round, there was no-one there.

2

Look at that old man _____ to cross the road.

3

I can feel something _____ up my leg.

4

I won’t waste time _____ to his letter.

5

It’s high time we _____.

6

I’d rather _____ in tonight.

7

There is no point in _____ with her.

8

I think we’d better _____.

9

Would you care _____ a look at my latest report?

10

She seems _____ better today.

11

I daren’t _____ out after dark.

12

Passengers are forbidden _____ to the driver.

13

A: Won’t you stay? There is a good Japanese film on TV.

B: No thanks, I hate _____ Japanese films.

14

She is afraid of the dentist, so she always puts off _____ till the last possible moment.

15

I simply couldn’t resist _____ you to tell you the good news!

16

They were expected _____ back by eleven.

17

We’ll get Robert _____ it.

18

Let’s not waste time _____ about this.

19

I went to the airport _____ to meet her, but she didn’t arrive.

20

_____ that I would be late for school,I took a taxi instead of a bus.

21

A: Why does your sister bite her nails?

B: She doesn’t enjoy _____ them; she just can’t help _____ it.

22

You seem to be _____ problems with your washing machine.

23

Susan _____ the mechanic _____ her car yesterday.

24

Richard is _____ the doctor _____ his chest.

25

The police are looking for a man with dark hair.

A _____ man is being sought by the police.

26

Living in London is expensive. It is expensive _____ in London.

27

She left without _____ goodbye.

28

I can’t forgive Tim’s _____ his promise.

29

Will you come _____ with me?

30

You must see their newly _____ supermarket.

31

The boy _____ a blue jacket is an excellent tennis player.

32

The freshly _____ store is clean.

33

She is the person whom you should see. She’s the person _____.

34

The person who was driving the blue truck almost had an accident.

The person _____ the blue truck almost had an accident.

35

Mr. Hopkins plans on ___ his students ___ the English test tomorrow.

36

Galileo is supposed _____ the telescope.

37

She went into the kitchen _____ dinner ready.

38

Can you tell me how _____ to the library?

39

Do you want _____ something _____ now?

40

They were waiting _____ what the Premier had to say.

41

A: Did someone really write those words on the wall?

B: Yes, I actually saw them_____ on the wall.

42

A: Did they play that song on the radio?

B: Well, I heard it _____ on the radio this morning.

43

I regret _____ you that you are to be dismissed next month.

44

I don’t regret _____ her what I thought, even if it upsets her.

45

I tried _____ her flowers but it didn’t have any effect.

46

I once tried _____ Spanish.

47

It was a tragedy that she was killed on her wedding-day.

To _____ was a tragedy.

48

They should have shown me more consideration.

I ought _____.

49

I remember _____ for the job, but t forgot the exact amount.

50

I have to do a lot of work today. There is a lot of work _____.

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