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Question 1: a panic or panic?

I got into ___panic when I found the door was locked.

There was__ immediate panic when the alarm sounded.

A. a; an B. /; an C. a; /

Reference Answer: B

Question 2: running out or having run out?

Her money_____. the lazy middle-aged woman began to steal others’ money at crowded places, such as bus stops, stations, airports and ports.

A.had run out B.running out

C.having been run out D.having run out

Reference Answer: B

Question 3: a waste time to do or a waste of time doing?

It's only a waste of time to her.

A. to speak B. speaking

Reference Answer: B

Question 4: “quick and gentle” or “quickly and gently”?

Thinking that her baby was fast asleep, the young mother left the room, _.

A. quick and gentle B. quickly and gently

Reference Answer: B

Question 5: “however much progress” or “whatever much progress”

__ you can make in all your subjects in the future, you should keep modest.

A. However much progress B. What much progress

Reference Answer: A

Question 6: “ Clever student as he is” or “A clever student as he is”?

__, he also failed to answer the question.

A. Clever student as he is B. A clever student as he is

Reference Answer: B

Question 7: deny or refuse?

A. American women were ___ the right to vote until until 1920 after many years of struggle.

A. denied B. refused

Reference Answer: A

Question 8: everyone else or the rest?

It is important to recognize what kind of person you are and which special qualities make you different from__.

A. everyone else B. the rest

Reference Answer: A

Question 9: nothing to worry about or nothing to be worried about?

---Be careful! Don’t forget you are on the ladder!

---But you are holding it for me, __

A. nothing to worry about B. nothing to be worried about

Reference Answer: A

Question 10: have been looking or had been looking

---Why are you so excited, John?

---Our class got the first prize in the singing contest at last, which we ___ forward to.

A. have been looking B. had been looking

Reference Answer: A

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Hi,

Question 1: a panic or panic?

I got into ___panic when I found the door was locked.

There was__ immediate panic when the alarm sounded.

A. a; an B. /; an C. a; /

Reference Answer: B No, A or possibly C

Question 2: running out or having run out?

Her money_____. the lazy middle-aged woman began to steal others’ money at crowded places, such as bus stops, stations, airports and ports.

A.had run out B.running out

C.having been run out D.having run out

Reference Answer: B or D. D makes more sense to me.

Question 3: a waste time to do or a waste of time doing?

It's only a waste of time to her.

A. to speak B. speaking

Reference Answer: B Yes, but A is not completely wrong.

Question 4: “quick and gentle” or “quickly and gently”?

Thinking that her baby was fast asleep, the young mother left the room, _.

A. quick and gentle B. quickly and gently

Reference Answer: B

Question 5: “however much progress” or “whatever much progress”

__ you can make in all your subjects in the future, you should keep modest.

A. However much progress B. What much progress

Reference Answer: A

Question 6: “ Clever student as he is” or “A clever student as he is”?

__, he also failed to answer the question.

A. Clever student as he is B. A clever student as he is

Reference Answer: B No, A

Question 7: deny or refuse?

A. American women were ___ the right to vote until until 1920 after many years of struggle.

A. denied B. refused

Reference Answer: A B is also possible.

Question 8: everyone else or the rest?

It is important to recognize what kind of person you are and which special qualities make you different from__.

A. everyone else B. the rest

Reference Answer: A But I wouldn't say B is wrong.

Question 9: nothing to worry about or nothing to be worried about?

---Be careful! Don’t forget you are on the ladder!

---But you are holding it for me, __

A. there's nothing to worry about B. there's nothing to be worried about

Reference Answer: A B is also possible

Question 10: have been looking or had been looking

---Why are you so excited, John?

---Our class got the first prize in the singing contest at last, which we ___ forward to.

A. have been looking B. had been looking

Reference Answer: A A is more natural because the prize was won not very long ago, although you could argue that B is more logical so I wouldn't call it wrong.

Best wishes, Clive

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Question 1: a panic or panic?
I got into ___panic when I found the door was locked.

There was__ immediate panic when the alarm sounded.

A. a; an B. /; an C. a; /

Reference Answer: B

... got into a panic ... ... was (an) immediate panic ...
C (preferred) or A.

Question 2: running out or having run out?

Her money_____. the lazy middle-aged woman began to steal others’ money at crowded places, such as bus stops, stations, airports and ports.

A.had run out B.running out

C.having been run out D.having run out

Reference Answer: B

Her money having run out, ... / Possible, but not the best: Her money running out, ...
D

Question 3: a waste time to do or a waste of time doing?

It's only a waste of time to her.

A. to speak B. speaking

Reference Answer: B

speaking
B

Question 4: “quick and gentle” or “quickly and gently”?

Thinking that her baby was fast asleep, the young mother left the room, _.

A. quick and gentle B. quickly and gently

Reference Answer: B

quickly and gently
B

Question 5: “however much progress” or “whatever much progress”

__ you can make in all your subjects in the future, you should keep modest.

A. However much progress B. What much progress

Reference Answer: A

However much progress ...
A

Question 6: “ Clever student as he is” or “A clever student as he is”?

__, he also failed to answer the question.

A. Clever student as he is B. A clever student as he is

Reference Answer: B

Clever student as he is, ...
A

Question 7: deny or refuse?

A. American women were ___ the right to vote until until 1920 after many years of struggle.

A. denied B. refused

Reference Answer: A

denied
A

Question 8: everyone else or the rest?

It is important to recognize what kind of person you are and which special qualities make you different from__.

A. everyone else B. the rest

Reference Answer: A

everyone else.
A

Question 9: nothing to worry about or nothing to be worried about?

---Be careful! Don’t forget you are on the ladder!

---But you are holding it for me, __

A. nothing to worry about B. nothing to be worried about

Reference Answer: A

(so there's) nothing to worry about. Also possible: (so there's) nothing to be worried about.
A (preferred) or B

Question 10: have been looking or had been looking

---Why are you so excited, John?

---Our class got the first prize in the singing contest at last, which we ___ forward to.

A. have been looking B. had been looking

Reference Answer: A

had been looking forward to. / have been looking forward to. Both possible.
B (preferred) or A

CJ

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