Advanced English Grammar Review

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Choose the correct word to fill in the gap.

  1. He drove the car out of the garage and left for work.

    Use the prepositions "out of" when exiting a building.

  2. Jack came into a fortune when his great uncle Jack passed on.

    The phrasal verb "to come into" means "to inherit".

  3. Unfortunately, Mary has few friends in Tacoma.

    Use "few" to express a small amount that is considered negative in a disappointing sense.

  4. Where was Jack yesterday? - I don't know. He might have been seeing the doctor.

    Use "might have + participle" for a past modal verb of probability. The other forms include "could have + participle - possibility, must have + participle - almost certain, can't have + participle - almost certain in a negative way".

  1. "I will finish that project soon." - Ken said he would finish that project soon.

    "Will" becomes "would" in reported speech.

  2. In my opinion, Sophia Loren is an extremely beautiful woman.

    Strong adjectives require a different modifier other than "very."

  3. In his position as managing director, he is responsible for more than 300 employees.

    Use "as" to indicate function, use "like" to indicate similarity.

  4. She wished she had bought the new car.

    The use of the verb "wish" in the past is followed by the past perfect similar to the third conditional.

  5. Fiestas have been made in Cologne, Germany for many years now.

    "have been made" is the correct present perfect passive form required in this case.

  6. I really think you had better see a doctor.

    "Had better", "ought to" and "should" are all ways of giving advice.

  7. You'll be leaving for Tokyo soon, won't you?

    Use the opposite of the auxiliary for a question tag.

  8. During the last market session, the Down Jones dropped 67 points.

    Use "during" with a noun, "while" with a verb clause.

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