General Grammar Exercise

Fill in the blanks.

1. ………………………………. it may seem, I don’t enjoy watching movies.

a) Though strange
b) Strange though
c) Strangely though

2. As I get older, I ……………………… more optimistic.

a) get
b) am getting
c) have gotten

3. Smoking is dangerous, ……………………… you smell bad.

a) as well as make
b) as well as making
c) as well making

4. He is arriving…………………….. the 3.15 train.

a) on
b) in
c) with

5. She comes to our parties but never invites ……………………..

a) us
b) us again
c) us back

6. Does she understand the need ………………….

a) for scenery
b) of scenery

7. There are ……………………….. in the town centre.

a) much nice shops
b) much nicer shops
c) much more nicer shops

8. She spent more money ……………………

a) than was sensible
b) than it was sensible
c) than was it sensible

9. I resent ………………… on Sundays.

a) to work
b) working
c) Either could be used here

10. You ought to get your watch ………………..

a) repaired
b) repairing

Answers

1. Strange though it may seem, I don’t enjoy watching movies.

2. As I get older, I get more optimistic.

3. Smoking is dangerous, as well as making you smell bad.

4. He is arriving on the 3.15 train.

5. She comes to our parties but never invites us back.

6. Does she understand the need for secrecy?

7. There are much nicer shops in the town centre.

8. She spent more money than was sensible.

9. I resent working on Sundays.

10. You ought to get your watch repaired.

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