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Write the letter of your choice on the provided. (1mark each) 1. Temesgen ought not to tell

me your secret, but he did.

a. tell b. having told c. be telling d. have told

2. A serious disagreement between management and him caused his resignation.

a. he b. his c. him d. they

3. It looks as if she is the only report that cites electronic sources.

a. her's b. she c. her d. hers

4. Either of the printers that the committee selects are acceptable to the budget analyst.

a. are b. were c. have d. is

5. The patient has laid in the recovery room over an hour

a. Lie  b. laid  c. has laid d. lay

6. Neither the typist nor the supervisor is satisfied with the productivity of these automatic typewriters.

a. is b. are c. has d. have

 7. place the box of supplies beside the storage cabinet

a. besides b. beside c. among d. between

8. An agreement has just been reached between our Company and the department stores, independent retailers and discount stores handling our product.

a. among b. between c. beside d. with

9. If she had paid the fine, she _would not have to sent to prison.

a. would not have b. would have been c. would not have been d. would be

10. I bought a new house's last year, but I have not sold my old house yet, so, at the moment I have two houses.

a. however b. so c. yet d. because

11. I use to go to my uncle's farm every weekend.

a. am used b. used c. was used d. use

12. She put her handbag down somewhere, and now she can't find it.

a. Somehow b. somewhere c. somewhat d. anywhere

13. The number of accident in our city has declined during the past few years

a. has b. been c. have d. are

14. Many a drama and musician have been performed in the theater.

a. has been b. has c. have d. have been

15. Someone knocked on the door, and I was nearest the door, so I opened it.

a. Since b. being that c. that d. so

16. Helen appeared to be angry at the suggestion, made at yesterday's meeting.

a. at b. with c. to d. in

17. In just two years, the accountants and managers devised an entirely new system.

a. Year's b. years c. years' d. year

18. The present tax reforms have benefited for poor.

 a. a  b. on  c. the  d. for

19. My mother told me to go to the market and buy some tomatoes.

a. remind b. recommended c. told d. for

20. Have you ever seen such a beautiful recreation center since you came to Addis

a. because b. as c. since d. for

21. He may not come, but we will get ready in case he is.

a. will b. is c. does d. many

22. I know I should not feel miserable but I am.

a. am b. was c. do d. don't

23. He asked his sons-in-law to take over the business.

a. son-in-laws b. son-in-lows c. sons in law d. sons-in-lows

24. I am not tired enough to go to bed yet. I would not sleep if I go to bed now.

a. Had gone b. go c. would go d. went

25. The teacher asked her what her name is

a. Her name b. is her name c. was her name d. her name is

 

Part Three: Right/Wrong (10 marks) Read the following sentences and write "R" if the sentence is grammatically correct and write "W" if the sentence is grammatically incorrect. 

 

1. Do you have one of those pens that have felt-tip points? R

2. Do not mail this check, unless you get the dean's signature. R

3. The attorneys and them are discussing what action should be taken next. R

4. Not being that Ms. Hirut is on vacation, we decided to postpone our discussion of employee benefits. W

5. Of all the wallpapers on display, this one is the most colorful. W

6. Your sales for this month are not so high as last month's. W

7. Neither the twins nor Liyu have had their six-month dental check up. W

8. The new machine works quietly and with speed. R

9. I don't know whose house it is. R

10. Would you tell her if you knew about the matter? R

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