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1.

This is your third warning from me this week about being late for work. NOT This is the third time this week Ibe late for work.

2.

I think Anita must have gone on a diet recently because she's quite slim now. HAS It looks as.dieting because she's quite slim now.

3.

I always hated pasta when I was a child but now I cook it regularly. USE Ipasta when I was a child but now 1 cook it regularly.

4.

I went to have my own look at the apartment and 1 couldn't understand why my friend wanted us to live in such a depressing place! SEE Having..myself, I couldn't understand why my friend wanted us to live in such a depressing place!

5.

We wanted to continue our mountain trek but the weather was too bad. LIKE Weon with our mountain trek but the weather was too bad. I want to inform you that I was not satisfied with the standard of service in your hotel. EXPRESS I wouldwith the standard of service in your hotel. I wanted to stay in last night but my flatmate insisted we go out. SOONER I..in last night but my flatmate insisted we go out. Didn't you want me to tell the staff about your resignation? RATHER Wouldthe staff know about your resignation?

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9.

I didn't stop worrying about the wild animals until we were safe inside camp. ONLY

It was.safety of camp that I stopped worrying about the wild animals.

10. Steve's

one topic of conversation is the time he spent as a pilot.

EVER The time he spent as a pilot ..about.

11. After

arriving at the airport, we realized that our passports were still at home. UNTIL Itat the airport that we realized our passports were still at home.

12. When

Michael's boat began to sink, he sent a signal for help.

DID When Michael's boat began to sink, what ..a signal for help.

13. Immediately

after Emi quit her job, she booked a package tour around Europe.

HAD As..in her notice Emi booked a package tour around Europe.

14. I

don't get on very well with many people but I hit it off with Jason straightaway. TOOK I don't get on very well with many people but Jason . other straightaway.

15. I

was impatient to get home because the holiday was such a disaster. WAIT The holiday was soto get home.

16. I

was hoping not to have to share a tent with anyone else on the camping trip. TO I was hoping I would..myself on the camping trip but I had to share.

17. As

I didn't want to disappoint my parents, I agreed to go to medical school. LET Not..my parents, I agreed to go to medical school.

18. After

deciding he would leave home, Enrique immediately began searching for an apartment. DECISION Havingleave home, Enrique immediately began searching for an apartment.

19. Make

sure you look after your bag in this cafe" as there are many thieves around. EYE I suggest..your bag in this cafe" as there are many thieves around.

20. Your

chances of being affected by eye-strain and back injury increase with the amount of time you spend in front of a screen. LIKELY The more time you spend in front of a screen, the.from eye-strain and back injury.

21. With

that bad cold you won't be able to help us so take the day off work.

USE With that bad cold you'll.anyone so take the day off work.
22. When

James heard his father had left all his money to his brother he did not find it surprising. TO It..to hear that his father had left all his money to his brother.

23.

I feel certain that there will be a new government after the election. BOUND In my opinion, there..of government after the election.

24. Most

employees used to be proud of working for the same company all their lives but not anymore. PRIDE Most employees take no..working for the same company all their lives nowadays.

25. At

Jeremy's leaving party, his boss made a speech and said he hoped Jeremy would have a good future. BEST At Jeremy's leaving party, his boss made a speech and wished.. the future.

26. Our

attempts to persuade Alice to continue his studies weren't successful and he left university early. MET Our attempts to persuade Alice not to give.no success and he left university early.

27. The

interviewer told Belinda that he would write to her to inform her whether

her application had been successful. KNOW The interviewer told Belinda that he would writing whether her application had been successful or not.

28. It's

possible that the shops will sell all their bottled water so we should buy all we need now. CASE We should buy all the bottled water we need now out of it.

29. If

we don't stop the sale of tiger products now, it's possible there will be no more tigers left within the next ten years. OTHERWISE We need to stop the sale of tiger products now ..out

within the next ten years.


30. Even

though Diego didn't know any French at all, he managed to communicate with the Parisian taxi driver. SINGLE Despite French, Diego managed to communicate with the Parisian taxi driver.

31. Tom's

tutor told him that more effort was required in order to pass the course.

MADE Tom's tutor told him he would fail the course .effort.
32. I

wish I hadn't let Max borrow my money because none of his investments has shown a profit. NEVER I ought my money to Max because none of his investments has shown a profit.

33. We

would like you to pay for the delivery of this special order before you receive

it. IF We would appreciate .advance for the delivery of this special order.
34. Scientists

think that there is nothing on that planet to suggest there is any life

there. SIGN According to scientists, there appears .life on that planet.

35. When

I caught my boyfriend reading my emails, I told him I felt he had invadedmy privacy. AN When I caught my boyfriend reading my emails, I told him I regarded it

my privacy.

36. It

is now 24 hours since Mr William's boat sank and people think there is little likelihood he will survive. CHANCES It is now 24 hours since Mr Williams's boat sank and his ..to be slim. regret not having the feeling of achieving anything after reaching the summit but I was too exhausted. SENSE I wish I.after reaching the summit but I was too exhausted. really wants to have everyone looking at her every time we go out in a group. BE Jane can't help attention every time we go out in a group. hoped to persuade the boss of the benefit to me of going away on a camping trip for ten days. WOULD I hoped to persuade the boss that a .me good. the job meant that he earned money regularly, Tony did not enjoy it.

37. I

38. Jane

39. I

40. Although

REGULAR Although the job provided him..of income, Tony did not enjoy it.

41. Electricity

is getting very expensive these days.

COST The ............... higher and higher these days.


42. Unemployment

has risen considerably over the last eighteen months and the government is under pressure to find a solution.

INCREASE The government is under pressure due to ............... over the last eighteen months.

43. The

minister's resignation from the government was caused by the discovery of his role in the financial scandal. LED The discovery of the minister's role in the financial scandal ............... the government. there you are! I didn't even know you had gone out! UNAWARE I ........................... fact that you had gone out.

44. Oh,

45. Don't

get involved in this John, it has nothing to do with you.

KEEP This has nothing to do with you so ...............


46. I

really can't understand why he can't finish the project on time.

BAFFLED I am really ............... to finish the project on time.


47. Mr.

Edwards was sacked partly because of his arriving late to work. CONTRIBUTED Mr. Edwards' constant lateness ............... from the company. can't just suddenly decide to go on a safari. You need to plan things very carefully. SPUR Going on safari isn't a decision you can make ............... moment. You need to plan things very carefully. wants nothing less than to get that job. It would be a dream come true.

48. You

49. She

SET She has ............... getting that job.


50. If

they ever discover your role in the incident, you will go to prison. LIGHT If your role in the incident ............... you'll go to prison.

51. Harry

plays tennis much better than I do. NEARLY I am not ............... tennis player as Harry is. candidates for the job are strong. They are both equally good. HARDLY There is ............... the two job candidates. child is twice as tall as he was two years ago. DOUBLED That child's ............... in the last two years. soon as I arrived at the pub, a fight started. SOONER No ............... a fight broke out in the pub. were very few people who understood what the professor said in the meeting. VIRTUALLY There ............... who understood what the professor said in the meeting. bank robbers had disappeared completely by the time the police arrived. SIGN There ............... robbers when the police arrived. me a call only if you have to buy gas for the car.

52. Both

53. That

54. As

55. There

56. The

57. Give

RUN Unless ............... gas, don't call me.


58. Watch

the new secretary carefully this week to make sure she doesn't make any big mistakes. EYE Keep ............... secretary this week to make sure she doesn't make any big mistakes. shouldn't be surprised at Kevin winning that tournament. COME It ............... that Kevin won that tournament.

59. You

60. There

is no doubt at all that the government will win the election. CONCLUSION

It is ............... that the government will win the election.


61. This

is certainly not the last time you will be needed here on a Sunday. MEANS It is ............... you won't be needed again on a Sunday. happens, don't let anyone into the building without proper identity. CIRCUMSTANCES ............... should you let anyone into the building without proper identity.

62. Whatever

63. If

it wasn't for your arrogance, you would have gotten your promotion a long time ago. BUT ............... arrogance, you would have gotten your promotion a long time ago. presume you are coming to the party Miriam. READ Can I ............... you are coming to the party Miriam? are not a bad lawyer Martin, but I don't think it is a very suitable job for you.

64. I

65. You

CUT I just don't think you ............... a lawyer.


66. I

don't have the foggiest idea whether he will be coming or not. WHATSOEVER I have ............... he will be coming or not. failed the exam as he didn't work as fast as the rest of the class. PACE His failure was blamed on his inability ............... rest of the class. is criticising the government for its poor unemployment record

67. He

68. Everyone

COME The government ............... over its unemployment record.


69. He

was always going to leave that house after the divorce was finalised. BOUND

He ............... the house after the divorce.


70. I

don't find it at all surprising that nobody came to the party. WONDER It's ............... nobody came to the party. tell anyone else what I told you about Elizabeth.

71. Don't

KEEP ............... yourself what I told you about Elizabeth.


72. Our

boss is absolutely determined not to give us that pay rise. INTENTION Our boss ............... the pay rise. could only afford that house because of the loan you gave me. LENT Had ............... money, I wouldn't have been able to afford the house.

73. I

74. You

don't have to come and see the new house if you don't wish. OBLIGATION You are ............... and see the new house if you don't wish. should have seen the boss as soon as you arrived. You knew he wanted to see you. SUPPOSED You ............... boss when you arrived. is already married and you knew! I wish you had told me. MIGHT You ............... she was married! went in to work for an hour even though I knew it was a holiday. NOT I need ............... into work but I did anyway. headmaster will give a prize to the top student of the year. AWARDED The ............... a prize by the headmaster.

75. You

76. She

77. I

78. The

79. Police

arrested Johnson because they think he was involved in the robbery. SUSPICION Johnson was detained ............... in the robbery. don't need to concern yourself with the new tax laws till October. EFFECT The new tax laws ..............

80. You

81. This

is your third warning from me this week about being late for work.

NOT This is the third time this week Ibe late for work.
82. I

think Anita must have gone on a diet recently because she's quite slim now. HAS It looks as.dieting because she's quite slim now. always hated pasta when 1 was a child but now I cook it regularly. USE Ipasta when I was a child but now 1 cook it regularly. went to have my own look at the apartment and 1 couldn't understand why my friend wanted us to live in such a depressing place! SEE Having..myself, I couldn't understand why my friend wanted us to live in such a depressing place!

83. I

84. I

85. We

wanted to tell you what had happened, but we were afraid you'd be upset. LIKE We....but we were afraid you'd be upset. want to inform you that I am not satisfied with the service we received at your restaurant. EXPRESS I wouldwith the service we received at your restaurant.

86. I

87. Ian

wanted to leave early, but his wife insisted they stayed till the end. SOONER Ian .. but his wife insisted they stayed till the end.

88. Did

you want me to inform the boss about the drop in sales? RATHER Wouldthe boss about the drop in sales?

89. I'm

sure she isn't feeling sick now.

BE She ....................................................................... now.

90. Perhaps

Harry will be sunbathing this time tomorrow.

BE Harry ...................................................... tomorrow.

91. Perhaps

he'll be waiting when we get there.

MAY He ............................................................ when we get there.

92. Soldiers

are forbidden to leave the camp unless they get special permission.

NOT Soldiers .... unless they get special permission.


93. Unauthorized

personnel are not allowed to go beyond this point.

MUST Unauthorized personnel ........................................ this point.


94. It

isn't necessary for Jim to get up early tomorrow, as it is a holiday. HAVE Jim ...........................up early tomorrow, as it is a holiday. are not allowed to take books out of the library without first filling in a

95. Readers

form. NOT Readers .................. out of the library without first filling in a form.

96. There's

no need for you to water the plants this morning.

HAVE

You ......................................... the plants this morning.


97. It

wasn't necessary for Arthur to get the train because his brother offered to give him a lift. NEED Arthur.................................... the train because his brother offered to give him a lift. blame me if theres no food in the house. FAULT It theres no food in the house. house is an hours walk from the village. TAKES It ..to our house from the village. I should wash the curtains.

98. Dont

99. Our

100.

NEED The curtains washed.


101.

We werent advised to book in advance. ADVISE They ..book in advance. He arrived too late to catch the 9.30 train. ARRIVE He .to catch the 9.30 train. Preparing the meal took her 3 hours. PREPARE She ..the meal. These trousers are too small for me. ENOUGH These trousers ................................................... for me. Politicians found the results of the local election surprising. WERE Politicians ..................................... of the local election.

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106.

Could you pass me the cheese, please?

MIND Would ..................................................... the cheese?

107.

They made her pay 2,000 tax.

TO She .................................................... 2,000 tax.


108.

She was allowed to stay at her friend's house.

her They .................................. at her friend's house. He wasn't tall enough to become a policeman.

109.

short He .............................................................. a policeman. He had difficulty seeing in the dark room. hardly He ..................................................... in the dark room. I prefer going out to staying at home.

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111.

than I prefer to .................................................... at home. The runner could hardly keep up with the others.

112.

had The runner ...................................... up with the others. They took ages to reach a decision.

113.

them It ....................................................... a decision. The police let the suspect make one phone call.

114.

was The suspect................................................... one phone call. The tourists found the carnival fascinating.

115.

were

The tourists ...................................... the carnival. It was difficult for the jury to reach a verdict. difficulty The jury .................................................... a verdict. The 17-year-olds weren't old enough to get into the club.

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117.

too The 17-year-olds ....................................... into the club.

118.

She prefers speaking French to writing it.

than She prefers ........................................ write it. They made him work overtime.

119.

was He .............................................. overtime. Crying over spilt milk is useless.

120.

use It spilt milk. Its too cold to go camping.

121.

warm It to go camping. Youll have no difficulty getting out of the country.

122.

easy Youll find ..out of the country. The film was amusing.

123.

were We .the film. Im afraid theres no milk left.

124.

run Im afraid we .milk.

125.

He hasnt finished cooking the meal yet.

still He the meal. People say this is the best film ever made. supposed This ..the best film ever made. Sally went to ballet classes three times a week.

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127.

go Sally ballet classes three times a week. It was my intention to phone you last night, but I forgot.

128.

going I you last night but I forgot.

129.

Lying on the beach all day is an unusual experience for me.

used I ..on the beach all day. When I was young, I used to visit my grandmother every day after school. would When I was young, every day after school. Its a week since I last saw him.

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131.

seen I .a week. When did she move to France?

132.

since How long ..to France? He has never seen this film before.

133.

ever Its the first time ..this film. The last time he visited her was a week ago.

134.

for

He .a week. They started eating as soon as the last guests arrived.

135.

had They waited until .they started eating. Its the fastest car Ive ever driven.

136.

never I .fast car. Sue tried on some shoes but none of them fitted. which Sue tried on some shoes, ................................. fitted. Clare Spender is the author; her book became a bestseller overnight. whose Clare Spender is ................................... a bestseller overnight. The team were so good that we couldn't beat them.

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139.

such They were ..... we couldn't beat them.

140.

She had a very bad night's sleep, so she was exhausted.

result She had a very bad night's sleep .............................. she was exhausted. Perhaps he will be on time.

141.

be He .......................................................... time. I have difficulty in understanding his accent.

142.

find I ................................................ his accent. We met several people from Portsmouth, but none of them knew Dr Irons. whom We met several people from Portsmouth, .................................... Dr Irons.

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144.

She has a class of twenty students; half of them are of Canadian origin. whom She has a class of twenty students, ........................ are of Canadian origin. It wasn't necessary for him to write to his mum because she rang him.

145.

need He .... to his mum because she rang him. The car was so expensive that we couldnt buy it.

146.

for The car to buy. Would you mind keeping quiet while she's talking?

147.

keep Could ............................................... she's talking? It isn't necessary for Julie to work today; she can have the day off.

148.

have Julie ......................................... today; she can have the day off. Perhaps she'll come with us.

149.

may She ........................................................... us. The coffee was so strong that I couldn't drink it.

150.

such It..................................................... that I couldn't drink it.