Intermediate English Grammar Review 1 - Answers

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  1. I was watching TV when the telephone rang.

    Use the past continuous to express an interrupted action in the past

  2. I'm afraid I'm not hungry. I've already eaten lunch.

    Use "already" in positive sentences to express something done recently. Use "yet" in the question and negative forms.

  3. My mother let me stay out late when I was a child.

    With the verbs "let, make and help" we use the following structure: S + let, make or help + object + verb without to For other verbs that take this structure we use: S + verb + object + verb with to - for example: She asked me to help her.

  1. Would you like some chicken?

    We usually use "any" in the question form except when offering or requesting something which is present - in this case we use "some"

  2. He has few friends in Chicago.

    We use "few" in a negative sense.

  3. She had finished lunch by the time we arrived.

    Use the past perfect - had + participle - to express an action finished before another action in the past.

  4. What shall we do tonight? How about seeing a film?

    Always use the gerund when the verb is the object of a preposition.

  5. Have you ever gone to Hollywood?

    Use the present perfect to inquire about life experiences.

  6. Have you finished your homework yet?

    Use "already" in positive sentences to express something done recently. Use "yet" in the question and negative forms.

  7. Jack is really interested in history, especially Japanese history.

    The correct usage of this passive infinitive is "to be interested in".

  8. These images were photographed by an artist named Phil Thomsen.

    This is the correct usage of the past passive voice. The passive voice is formed: Passive Subject + to be (conjugated) + participle

  1. If I were you, I would wait a while to begin investing.

    Use "were" in the second conditional if clause for all subjects.

  2. He'll give you a call as soon as he arrives.

    In a future time clause use the present simple - the construction is the same as for the first conditional.

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