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English, Correct Usage Reviewer Part I

Directions: This is the first part of the Correct Usage Test which requires a good command in English Language. It will test how well you can communicate effectively in English. A blank in each of the sentences indicates that a word or a group of words has been omitted. Determine which of the 4 choices is the most appropriate to fill the blank in order to make the sentence correct using the radio buttons of the choices.



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1. Most first-graders in Singapore _____ Mandarin.
talk
speak
speech
converse

2. Cagayan de Oro appears to be on the _____ of an economic boom.
brink
verge
threshold
all of the above

3. In Seoul, It only _____ two days to get a phone installed.
needs
gets
takes
passes

4. Stock market indices are good gauge ___ business confidence.
of
on
in
with

5. Read courtesy is often encouraged but ___ practiced.
always
mostly
daily
occasionally

6. Researchers ____ found a link between smoking and cataracts.
are
can
have
had

7. Many products are _____ designed using computer software.
doing
being
having
making

8. Monkeys apparently know a thing or two ______ herbal remedies.
with
about
arround
against

9. You _____ not need a flash if you use fast film.
may
might
will
all of the above

10. Drug have emerged as ____ of the foremost concerns of this decade.
one
several
some
many

11. One ___ one, leaders of the December coup are being arrested.
to
by
on
in

12. He left my friend and _____ in the park
I
her
hers
their

13. Many of the Philippines' current peace and order problems _____ been experienced by Thailand.
had
have
had also
have also

14. Chinos began _____ military uniform trousers in the Forties.
as
for
with
the

15. Communist governments are being dismantled _____ Eastern Europe.
inside
throughout
over
all of the above

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