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Hi there.
I came across some "fill in the missing words" sentences. Most of them I could solve, but I'm not sure about these ones:

Everybody was there ... my best friend who couldn't come.

a) beside
b) besides (x)

Before ... we wrote a message for him.

a) we leave
b) we have left (x)
c) leaving
d) we will leave

We had an accident yesterday and father took the car to the mechanic. Now our car is... .

a) being repaired (x)
b) repair
c) repairing
d) being repair

I know I ... before you came back home from work.

a) should do it
b) should did it
c)should have done it (x)
d) could do

They ... if they had had your phone number.

a) called
b) would call
c) would have called (x)
d) would called

You needn't have ... potatoes. We are going out to dinner tonight.

a) peel
b) peeled (x)
c) peeling
d) peelt

I always travel with as ... as possible.

a) little luggages
b) few luggages
c) few luggage
d) little luggage (x)

Mother has told me that I ... visit him because we are all going to him tomorrow.


a) must
b) needn't (x)
c) mustn't
d) can't

I marked with (x) the ones I thought to be the right answers.

Tell me your opinion, please. Thank you very much.
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RifeHi there.
I came across some "fill in the missing words" sentences. Most of them I could solve, but I'm not sure about these ones:

Everybody was there ... my best friend who couldn't come.

a) beside
b) besides (x) Right.

Before ... we wrote a message for him.

a) we leave
b) we have left (x)
c) leaving (X) It's a gerund.
d) we will leave .

We had an accident yesterday and father took the car to the mechanic. Now our car is... .

a) being repaired (x) Right.
b) repair
c) repairing
d) being repair

I know I ... before you came back home from work.

a) should do it
b) should did it
c)should have done it (x) Right.
d) could do

They ... if they had had your phone number.

a) called
b) would call
c) would have called (x) Right.
d) would called

You needn't have ... potatoes. We are going out to dinner tonight.

a) peel
b) peeled (x) Right.
c) peeling
d) peelt

I always travel with as ... as possible.

a) little luggages
b) few luggages
c) few luggage
d) little luggage (x) Right. Luggage is uncountable, and little goes only with uncountable nouns.

Mother has told me that I ... visit him because we are all going to him tomorrow.


a) must
b) needn't (x) Right.
c) mustn't
d) can't

I marked with (x) the ones I thought to be the right answers.

Tell me your opinion, please. Thank you very much.

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Hello, Rife-- and welcome to English Forums.

Everybody was there ... my best friend who couldn't come.-- There is no right answer; the right answer is 'except'.

Before ... we wrote a message for him.-- There is no right answer; the right answer is 'we left'.

We had an accident yesterday and father took the car to the mechanic. Now our car is... .
a) being repaired (x)--- Yes

I know I ... before you came back home from work.
c)should have done it (x)-- Yes

They ... if they had had your phone number.
c) would have called (x)-- Yes

You needn't have ... potatoes. We are going out to dinner tonight.
b) peeled (x)-- Yes

I always travel with as ... as possible.
d) little luggage (x)-- Yes

Mother has told me that I ... visit him because we are all going to him tomorrow.
b) needn't (x)-- Yes
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Hi, Mr.Micawber. So there could not be a gerund? I've doubted twice and edited the reply twice. Emotion: zip it
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No, no-- you're right, Fandorin. C is correct. I missed that one, probably because there was no comma.
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Thank you very much.
I'm a bit surprised that there is no right answer for two of the sentences...
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I mistook, Rife; only the first has no correct answer. 'Besides' means 'including', but what is needed is 'except', which means 'excluding'. The best friend was not there.
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Ok, thank you Mister Micawber, and thank you Fandorin.