English Grammar - Part 2

Choose the correct form of the verb to fill in the gap in each of the following sentences:
01. I wish I _____ you, but unfortunately I do not have enough resources now.
(a) can help
(b) could help
(c) will be able to help
(d) should help

02. I’d rather you _____ it to her just now.
(a) do not mention
(b) had not mentioned
(c) did not mention
(d) would not mention

03. Mary wishes George _____ back a bit earlier from the office. He is usually late for supper.
(a) came
(b) comes
(c) will come
(d) had come.

04. I sincerely wished I _____ to see the end of the film.
(a) did not stay
(b) did not stay
(c) had not stayed
(d) would not stay

05. They wished they _____ the airport in time to receive the dignitary.
(a) reach
(b) reached
(c) would have reached
(d) had reached

06. Supposing he _____ late to reach here! What you would you do then?
(a) was
(b) is
(c) were
(d) had been

07. It's time you _____ married.
(a) got
(b) get
(c) had got
(d) would get

08. He looked as if he _____ anything for a week.
(a) has not eaten
(b) had not eaten
(c) did not eat
(d) does not eat

09. Suppose I _____ you from employment. What would you do for a living then?
(a) dismiss
(b) dismissed
(c) had dismissed
(d) would dismiss

10. O that she _____ a little more common sense! I would gladly marry her then.
(a) had
(b) has
(c) had had
(d) has had

11. It's high time we all _____ to bed.
(a) go
(b) had gone
(c) went
(d) were going

12. If only I _____ it earlier, I would have rung you up
(a) knew
(b) had known
(c) know
(d) would know

13. She wished she _____ me.
(a) had never seen
(b) did not see
(c) does not see
(d) would never see

14. It's long since I (meet) him.
(a) had met
(b) have met
(c) met
(d) would meet

15. She acts as if she _____ French very well.
(a) knows
(b) had known
(c) knew
(d) will know

16. He behaved as though nothing _____
(a) happened
(b) will happen
(c) happens
(d) had happened

17. If only I _____ young again!
(a) was
(b) were
(c) had been
(d) have been

18. If I were you, I _____ looking for another job.
(a) will start
(b) would have started
(c) would start
(d) start

19. He lay as he _____ dead.
(a) were
(b) was
(c) had been
(d) is

20. He pretended as though he _____ her before.
(a) does not know
(b) did not know
(c) would not know
(d) had not known

21. I _____ his marriage if he had invited me.
(a) attended
(b) would attend
(c) would have attended
(d) would be attending

22. Water _____ at a lower temperature on the top of a tall mountain.
(a) boils
(b) will boil
(c) would boil
(d) would have boiled

23. If you _____ ill, go to a doctor.
(a) have been
(b) were
(c) had been
(d) are

24. Were he to come here, I _____ him to be more punctual.
(a) will tell
(b) would have told
(c) told
(d) would tell

25. If he _____ hard, he would pass next time.
(a) works
(b) worked
(c) will work
(d) will have worked

26. If you _____ by the post office, please post this letter.
(a) go
(b) will go
(c) would go
(d) went

27. If I were the Prime Minister of India, I _____ jobs for all people.
(a) will provide
(b) will have provided
(c) will have been providing
(d) would provide

28. Had he not told me, I _____ about the accident.
(a) will not have known
(b) would not have known
(c) did not know
(d) would not know

29. The child _____ if you take away his toys.
(a) shall cry
(b) would have cried
(c) would cry
(d) will cry

30. If you give him money, he _____ it on expensive food and clothes.
(a) should waste
(b) shall waste
(c) will waste
(d) wasted

31. I _____ you how this machine works if you can spare some time.
(a) should show
(b) shall show
(c) showed
(d) should have shown

32. Work hard and you _____ with flying colours.
(a) would come out
(b) would have come out
(c) will come out
(d) came out

33. If you go by train, you _____ there much quicker.
(a) would reach
(b) will reach
(c) reach
(d) would have reached

34. If you (be) proficient in Arabic, you will get a good job in Dubai.
(a) are
(b) were
(c) have been
(d) had been

35. Had he not wasted his time, he _____ very high marks.
(a) will have scored
(b) would have scored
(e) would score
(d) had scored

36. If it _____, take an umbrella with you.
(a) rained
(b) will rain
(c) rains
(d) will be raining

37. The child _____ if you do not give him milk.
(a) would cry
(b) shall cry
(c) would have cried
(d) will cry

38. If you heat water, you _____ steam.
(a) got
(b) will get
(c) get
(d) would have got

39. Were he to come here again, I _____ him to get lost!
(a) would tell
(b) will tell
(c) told
(d) would have told

40. If you bought a house on that locality, it _____ you a fortune.
(a) will cost
(b) would have cost
(c) would cost
(d) costs

41. Truth always triumphs.
(a) isn't it?
(b) doesn't it?
(c) don't it?
(d) didn't it?

42. Make hay while the sun shines.
(a) will you?
(b) can't you?
(c) shouldn't you?
(d) shan't you?

43. Do me the favour of getting a taxicab.
(a) shan't you?
(b) can't you
(c) oughtn't you?
(d) won’t you?

44. Barking dogs seldom bite.
(a) do they?
(b) don't they
(c) won't they?
(d) shouldn't they?

45. Everybody expects you to take up the job.
(a) doesn't he?
(b) don't they?
(c) didn't they?
(d) does he?

46. No one knows how the criminal escaped from custody.
(a) did he?
(b) does he?
(c) do they?
(d) did they?

47. Let’s not waste our time.
(a) shan't we?
(b) will we?
(c) shall we?
(d) should we?

48. I am never late in reaching the office.
(a) aren't I?
(b) amn't I?
(c) are they?
(d) am I?

49. Don't be carried away by his fine words.
(a) won’t you?
(b) will you?
(c) do you?
(d) don’t you?

50. There is a method in his madness.
(a) isn't there?
(b) is there?
(c) doesn't it?
(d) didn't there?

51. An honest politician is the noblest work of God.
(a) is he?
(b) aren't they?
(c) isn't it?
(d) isn't he?

52. Pass the salt.
(a) shan't you?
(b) will you?
(c) don't you
(d) shouldn't you?

53. Cleanliness is next to godliness.
(a) isn't it?
(b) is it?
(c) doesn't it
(d) won't it?

54. That is not the waya gentleman should behave.
(a) is it?
(b) doesn't it
(c) isn't it
(d) is it?

55. The bride had a lot of jewels.
(a) didn't she?
(b) isn't it?
(c) hadn't she?
(d) doesn't she?

56. Little progress has been made in the road work.
(a) has there?
(b) hasn't it?
(c) has it?
(d) isn't it?

57. Be polite to your elders.
(a) don't you?
(b) wilI you?
(c) shouldn't you?
(d) can't you?

58. This car has cost me a fortune.
(a) isn't it
(b) has it?
(c) hasn't it?
(d) doesn't it?

59. The good earth is dying.
(a) is it?
(b) doesn't it?
(c) isn't the earth?
(d) isn't it?

60. Reading seems to be a dying habit now.
(a) doesn't it?
(b) isn't it?
(c) is it?
(d) don't it?

61. The police _____ looking for the escaped prisoner.
(a) is
(b) are
(c) has been
(d) was

62. Mathematics _____ his main subject.
(a) is
(b) are
(c) were
(d) shall be

63. His spectacles _____ lost yesterday.
(a) has been
(b) were
(c) have been
(d) was

64. There _____ a few people waiting outside to meet you.
(a) is
(b) have been
(c) are
(d) was

65. Neither Krishna nor his children _____ at home.
(a) was
(b) were
(c) is
(d) has been

66. My trousers _____ torn here and there, so I must change then
(a) is
(b) has
(c) have
(d) are

67. One hundred rupees _____ not much for that shirt.
(a) were
(b) had been
(c) are
(d) is

68. Six feet _____ a good height for a man
(a) is
(b) have been
(c) am
(d) are

69. My scissors _____ lost.
(a) has been
(b) have been
(c) were
(d) had

70. The audience _____ requested to leave by the nearest exits.
(a) are
(b) is
(c) is being
(d) have been

71. The Prime Minister, with the Minister for External/Affairs and the Minister for Finance _____ for America.
(a) have left
(b) are left
(c) has left
(d) are being left

72. The Woodlanders _____ an interesting novel.
(a) has
(b) had
(c) are
(d) is

73. Ill news _____ fast.
 (a) travel
(b) are travelling
(c) travels
(d) shall travel

74. More than one minister _____ going to resign.
(a) are
(b) is
(c) has
(d) had

75. There _____ two pens on the table.
(a) are
(b) is
(c) has
(d) had

76. The committee _____ divided in their opinions.
(a) has
(b) have
(c) is
(d) are

77. Two sheep _____ seen grazing on the meadow.
(a) were
(b) have
(c) had
(d) is

78. Bread and butter a wholesome food.
(a) is
(b) are
(c) have
(d) has

79. One of the players _____ injured during the match.
(a) has
(b) had
(c) were
(d) was

80. Many a man _____ failed in his attempt to climb Everest.
(a) was
(b) have
(c) has
(d) are

81. Dr. Rajasekhar is now working _____ the General Hospital.
(a) in
(b) on
(c) at
(d) to

82. I studied _____ a co-education college.
(a) on
(b) in
(c) on
(d) upon

83. He has a house _____ the country.
(a) at
(b) into
(c) in
(d) during

84. He prefers to drive _____ the night.
(a) in
(b) at
(c) by
(d) during

85. I reached the venue of the meeting _____ my car.
(a) on
(b) by
(c) in
(d) with

86. He stabbed her _____ a knife.
(a) by
(b) with
(c) in
(d) into

87. The poor woman died _____ poverty and want.
(a) from
(b) of
(c) for
(d) since

88. The United States is the only super power _____ the world.
(a) of
(b) at
(c) in
(d) among

89. Shakespeare lived _____ the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I.
(a) in
(b) at
(c) among
(d) during

90. I have told him to finish the work _____ sunset.
(a) at
(b) in
(c) on
(d) by

91. This social worker works _____ the poor.
(a) by
(b) among
(c) between
(d) at

92. There should be harmony _____ the two communities.
(a) among
(b) between
(c) in
(d) into

93. _____ the Education Minister, the Finance Minister was present at the function.
(a) besides
(b) beside
(c) near
(d) off

94. Her house is _____ the post office.
(a) at
(b) in
(c) beside
(d) besides

95. He is a man _____ great Integrity.
(a) with
(b) in
(c) for
(d) of

96.We are having a party _____ New Year's day.
(a) at
(b) on
(c) during
(d) in

97. I shall be back _____ about twenty minutes' time.
(a) in
(b) at
(c) by
(d) from

98. They ought, to be here _____ now.
(a) at
(b) in
(c) by
(d) during

99. The Second World War ended _____ 1946.
(a) at
(b) by
(c) about
(d) in

100. The subscription falls due _____ January 1.
(a) by
(b) at
(c) in
(d) on

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