1．The three men tried many times to sneak across the border into the neighboring country, ____ by the police each time. (1992-42) a. had been captured b. being always cap
tured c. only to be captured d. unfortunately captured 2. The compositions contained so few errors that the teacher got the students ____ one another’s papers. (1992-58) a. correct b. to correct c. correcting d. to be correcting 3. I don’t like ____ bills but when I do get them I like ____ them promptly. (1992 -60) a. to get, paying b. getting, to pay c. to get, to pay d. getting, paying 4. I never regretted ____ his offer, for it was not where my interest lay. (1993-53) a. not to accept b. not having accepted c. having not accepted d. not accepting 5. ____ regular training in nursing, she could hardly cope with the work at first. (1994-55) a. Not received b. Since receiving c. Having received d. Not having received 6. The country’s chief exports are coal, cars and cotton goods, cars ____ the most important of these. (1994-57) a. have been b. are c. being d. are being 7. He noticed the helicopter hovering over the field. Then to his astonishment, he saw a rope ladder ____ out and three men climbing down it. (1995-52) a. throwing b. being thrown c. having thrown d. having been thrown 8. He resented ____ to wait. He expected the minister ____ him at once. (1995-53) a. to be asked, to see b. being asked, to see c. to be asked, seeing d. being asked, seeing 9. This missile is designed so that once ____ nothing can be done to retrieve it. (1995-63) a. fired b. being fired c. they fired d. having fired 10. ____ time, he’ll make a first-class tennis player. (1996-42) a. Having time b. Given C. Giving D. had 11. He wasn’t asked to take on the chairmanship of the society, ____ insufficiently popular with all members. (1996-45) a. having considered b. was considered c. was being considered d. being considered 12． This may have preserved the elephant from being wiped out as well as other animals ____ in $2. (1996-46) a. hunted b. hunting c. that hunted d. are hunted 13. In international matches, prestige is so important that the only thing that matters is to avoid ___. (1996-48) a. from being beaten b. being beaten c. beating d. to be beaten 14. ____ no cause for alarm, the old man went back to his room. (1996-51) a. There was B. Since C. Being D. There being 15. ____, he can now only watch it on TV at home. (1998-45) a. Obtaining not a ticket for the match b. Not obtaining a ticket for the match c. Not having obtained a ticket for the match d. Not obtained a ticket for the match 16. The $2 haven’t decided yet which hotel ____ . (1998-49) a. to stay b. is to stay c. to stay at d. is for staying
17. ____ enough time and money, the researchers would have been able to discover more in this field. (1998-51) a. Giving b. To give C. Given D. Being given 18. Professor Johnson is said ____ some significant advance in his research in the past year. (1999-43) a. having made b. making c. to have made d. to make 19. There ____ nothing more for discussion, the meeting came to an end half an hour earlier. (2000-45) a. to be b. to have been c. being d. be 20. ____ at in this way, the present economic situation doesn’t seem so gloomy. (2000-51) a. Looking b. Looked c. Having looked d. To look 21. Even as a girl, ____ to be her life, and theater audiences were to be her best teachers. (2001-42) a. performing by Melissa were b. it was known that Melissa’s performances were c. knowing that Melissa’s performances were d. Melissa knew that performing was 22. ____ him tomorrow? (2001-43) a. Why not to call on b. Why don’t call on c. Why not to calling on d. Why not call on 23. ____ is not a serious disadvantage in life. (2001-51) a. To be not tall b. Not to be tall c. Being not tall d. Not being tall 24. AIDS is said ____ the number-one killer of both men and women over the past few years in that region. (2002-46) a. being b. to be c. to have been d. having been 25. Time ____, the celebration will be held as scheduled. (2003-48) a. permit b. permitting c. permitted d. permits 26 . Agriculture is the country’s chief source of wealth, wheat ____ by far the biggest cereal crop. (2003-41) a. is b. been c. be d. being 27. The opening ceremony is a great occasion. It is essential ____ for that. (2003-47) a. for us to be prepared b. that we are prepared c. of us to be prepared d. our being prepared 28. The Minister of Finance is believed _____ of improving new taxes to raise extra revenue. (2004-48) a. that he is thinking b. to be thinking c. that he is to think d. to think 29. If not ____ with the respect he feels due to him, Jack gets very ill-tempered and grumbles all the time. (2004—45) a. being treated b. treated c. be treated d. having been treated 30. What’s the chance of ____ a general election this year? (2005—61) a. there being b. there to be c. there be d. there going to be 31. The meeting was put off because we ____ a meeting without John. (2005—62) a. objected having b. were objected to having c. objected to have d. objected to having 32. There are only ten apples left in the baskets, ____ the spoilt ones. (2006-63) a. not counting b. not to count c. don’t count d. having not counted 33．. _____ should not become a serious disadvantage in life and work. (2010—65) a. To be not tall b. Not being tall c. Being not tall d. Not to be tall 34. It is not uncommon for there ____ problems of communication between the old and the young. （2007-63） a. being b. would be c. be d. to be
35. ____ at in this way, the situation doesn’t seem so desperate. (2007-64) a. Looking b. Looked c. Having looked d. To look 36. What a nice day! How about the three of us _____ a walk in the park nearby? （2009—51） A. to take B. take C. taking D. to be taking 37. Arriving at the bus stop, ____ waiting there. (1994-52) a. a lot of people were b. he found a lot of people c. a lot of people d. people were found 38. Facing the board of directors, he didn’t deny ________ breaking the agreement. (2013) a. him b. his c. it d. its 39. Please pardon _______ you. (2014) A. my disturbing B. disturbing C. me to disturb D. that I disturb
1. _____ the boss says, it is unreasonable to ask me to work overtime without pay. (09, 54) A. Whatever B. Whenever C. Whichever D. However 2. _____ he wanted to go out with his friends at the weekend, he had to stay behind to finish his assignment. (08, 55) A. Much enough B. Much as C. As much D. Though much 3. _____ dull he may be, he is certainly a very successful top executive. (06, 51) A. Although B. Whatever C. As D. However 4. _____, Mr. Wells is scarcely in sympathy with the working class.(05, 52) A. Although he is a socialist B. Even if he is a socialist C. Being a socialist D. Since he is a socialist 5. _____, I’ll marry him all the same. (04, 52) A. Was he rich or poor B. Whether rich or poor C. Were he rich or poor D. Be he rich or poor 6. Whether my brother _____ right or wrong, he will have my unwavering support. (01, 62) A. is B. were C. be D. would be 7. _____ I like economics, I like sociology much better. (03, 59) A. As much as B. So much C. How much D. Much as 8. Fool _____ Jane is, she could not have done such a thing. (02, 58) A. who B. as C. that D. like 9. _____ I sympathize, I can’t really do very much to help them out of the difficulties. (01, 56) A. As long as B. As C. While D. Even 10. Fool _____ Jerry is, he could not have done such a thing. (10, 55) A. who B. as C. like D. that 11. _____ he needed money for a few car, he decided not to borrow it from the bank. (98, 48) A. Much as B. Much though C. As much D. Though much 12. _____, he always tries his best to complete it on time. (99, 51) A. However the task is hard B. However hard the task is C. Though hard the task is D. Though hard is the task 13. Much as _____, I couldn’t lend him the money because I simply didn’t have that much spare cash. (99,52)
A. I would have liked to B. I would like to have C. I should have to like D. I should have liked to 14. _____, he is ready to accept suggestions from different sources.(97, 46) A. Instead of his contribu C. His making notable contributions D. However his notable contributions 15. He asked me to lend him some money, which I agreed to do, _____ that he paid me back the following week. (05, 64) A. on occasion B. on purpose C. on condition D. only if 16. If not _____ with the respect he feels due to him, Jack gets very ill-tempered and grumbles all the time. (04, 55) A. being treated B. treated C. be treated D. having been treated 17. _____ both sides accept the agreement _____ a lasting peace be established in this region. (04, 60) A. Only if, will B. If only, would C. Should, will D. Unless, would 18. _____ that the demand for gasoline continues to rise at the current rate, it will not be long before its price rockets to a terribly high level. (04, 64) A. Ascertaining B. Assuming C. Concerning D. Regarding 19. This is an illness that can result in total blindness ___ left untreated. (00, 42) A. after B. if C. since D. unless 20. The couple had no sooner got to the station _____ the coach left. (09, 60) A. when B. as C. until D. than 21. I enjoyed myself so much _____ I visited my friends in Paris last year. (08, 56) A. when B. which C. that D. where 22. Men differ from animals _____ they can think and speak. (08, 54) A. for which B. for that C. in that D. in which 23. Barry had an advantage over his mother ____ he could speak French. ( 2001, 59) A. since that B. in that C. at that D. so that 24. Nine is to three_______ three is to one. (08, 53) A. when B. that C. which D. what 25. She did her work _____ her manager had instructed. （2002, 41） A. as B. until C. when D. though 26. Intellect is to the mind _____ sight is to the body. ( 2001, 45) A. what B. as C. that D. like 27. Which of the following contains an adverbial clause of cause? 2012 A.I got a job as soon as I left university. B. As there was no answer, I wrote again. C. You must do the exercises as I show you. D. Wealthy as he is, Mark is not a happy man. 28. Which of the following prepositional phrases is an adverbial of concession? 2012 A.They used the box for keeping treasures. B.I stepped aside for her to get in first. C.For all that he seems to dislike me, I still like him. D.The parents bought a birthday cake for their son. 29. After _____ seemed an endless wait, it was his turn to enter the personnel manager’s office. (10, 54) A. that B. it C. what D. there 30. We consider ______ he should have left without telling anyone beforehand. (09, 57) A. strange why B. it strange what
C. it strange that D. that strange 31. The government has promised to do _____ lies in its power to ease the hardships of the victims in the flood-stricken area. (04, 53) A. however B. whichever C. whatever D. wherever 32. After _____ seemed an endless wait, it was her turn to enter the personnel manager’s office. (99, 41) A. that B. there C. what D. it 33. The team can handle whatever _____.(97, 47) A. that needs handling B. which needs handling C. it needs handling D. needs to be handled 34. There is no doubt _____ the company has made the right decision on the sales project. (01, 54) A. why B. that C. whether D. when 35. Quality is ______ counts most. 2010 A. which B. that C. what D. where 36. The research team can handle ________ needs to be handled. 2014 A. whenever B. whichever C. wherever D. whatever 37. Fool ______ Michael is, he could not have done such a thing.2014 A. who B. as C. that D. like
1. There are as good fish in the sea _____ever came out of it . (2007) A. than B. like C. as D. so 2.It is not ______much the language as the background that makes the book difficult to understand. (2007) A.that B.as C.so D.very 3.The research requires more money than ________. (2007) A.have been put in B.has been put in C.being put in D.to be put in 4.Overpopulation poses a terrible threat to the human race.Yet it is probably ________a threat to the human race than enviromental destruction. (2007) A.no more B.not more C.even more D.much more 5. Land belongs to the city; there is thing as private ownership of land. (2006) A no such a B not such C not such a D no such 6. My daughter has walked eight miles today. We never guessed that she could walk far. (2006) A/ B such C that D as 7. It was __ we had hoped (2006) A more a success than B a success more than C as much of a success as D a success as much as 8. His remarks were ________ annoy everybody at the meeting. (2005) A. so as to B. such as to C. such to D. as much as to 9. Do you know Tim’s brother? He is _________ than Tim. (2005) A. much more sportsman B. more of a sportsman C. more of sportsman D. more a sportsma 10.That trumpet player was certainly loud. But I wasn’t bothered by his loudness ____ by his lack of talent. (2004) A. so much as B. rather than C. as D. than 11.The less the surface of the ground yields to the weight of a fully-loaded truck, ____ to the truck.
(2004) 13. —Does Alan like hamburgers? (2003) —Yes. So much ____ that he eats them almost every day. A.for B.as C.to D.so 14. ____ I like economics, I like sociology much better. (2003) A.As mush as B.So much C.How much D.Much as 15. Fool ___Jane is, she could not have done such a thing.(2002) A. who B. as C. that D.like 16. The experiment requires more money than___. (2002) A. have been put in B. being put in C. has been put in 17.She did her work _____ her manager had instructed. (2002) A. as B. until C. when D. though
D. to be put in
18. Intellect is to the mind ___sight is to the body. (2001) A.what B. as C. that D.like 19. You needn’t worry _____ regards the cost of the operation. (2001) A. with B. which C. as D. about 20. He was___to tell the truth even to his closest friend.(2001) A. too much of a coward B. too much the coward C. a coward enough D. enough of a coward 21. Fat cannot change into muscle ___ muscle changes into fat.(1999) A. any more than B. no less than C. no more than D. much more than 22. It is not so much the language ___ the cultural background that makes the book difficult to understand. (1999) A. but B. nor C. as D. like 23. There ought to be less anxiety over the perceived risk of mountain climbing than ___ in the public mind today.(1999) A.exists B. exist C. existing D. to exist 24. Much as ___, I couldn’t lend him the money because I simply didn’t have that much spare cash.(1999) A. I would have liked to B. I would like to have C. 1 should have to like D.1 should have liked to 25. John is __ hardworking than his sister, but he failed in the exam. (1998) [A] no less [B] no more [C] not less [D] no so 26. The indoor swimming pool seems to be a great deal more luxurious than__ (1998) [A] is necessary [B] being necessary [C] to be necessary [D] it is necessary 27. Language belongs to each member of the society, to the cleaner__ to the professor. (1998) [A] as far as [B] the same as [C] as much as [D] as long as 28. __ he needed money for a new car, he decided not to borrow it from the bank. (1998) [A] Much as [B] Much though [C] As much [D] Though much 29. His strong sense of humor was __ make everyone in the room burst out laughing. (1998) [A] so as to [B] such as to [C] so that [D] such that 30.Twelve is to three _____ four is to one. (98) A. what B. as C. that D. like
A. as such B. such as 32. The brilliance of his satires was _____ make even his victims laugh. (96) A. so as to B. such as to C. so that D. carried away 33. Western Nebraska generally receives less snow than _____ Eastern Nebraska. (96) A. in B. it receives in C. does D. it does in 34. My Scottish friend says there is _____ monster in Loch Ness. (93) A. no such thing as B. no such thing as a C. no such a thing as D. no such a thing as a 35. He never hesitates to make _____ criticisms ____ are considered helpful to others. (93) A. so…that B. so…as C. such…that D. such…as 36. I can’t drink ___________.(93) A. as sweet coffee as this B. sweet coffee as this C. as sweet as this coffee D. the coffee as sweet as this 37. Mary is _____ than Alice. (92) A. more experienced a teacher B. a more experienced teacher C. more an experienced teacher D. more experienced teacher 38.A person’s blood flows through a pipeline of vessels that, end to end, would stretch more than _____ half times around the Earth at the equator. (91) A. twice B. two and a C. two and D. twice and 39. The salary of a skilled worker is much higher _____. (91) A. than that of a teacher B. than a teacher C. in comparison with a teacher D. when compared to a teacher 40. The square itself is five hundred yards wide, five times ____ the size of St. Peter's in Rome. A. / B. that of C. which is D. of 2008 41. A new laptop costs about _____ of a second-hand one. 2009 A. the price of three times B. three times the price C. as much as the three times price D. three times more than the price 42. Which of the following italicized phrases is INCORRECT? 2011 A. The city is now ten times its original size. B. I wish I had two times his strength. C. The seller asked for double the usual price. D. They come here four times every year.
1. All the President’s Men_____one of the important books for historians who study the Watergate Scandal. (2007 TEM4-52) A. remain B. remains C. remained D. is remaining 2. The research requires more money than_____. (2007 TEM4-61) A. have been put in B. has been put in C. being put in D. to be put in 3. The statistics ______that living standards in the area have improved drastically in recent times. (2006 TEM4-62) A. proves B. is proving C. are proving D. prove 4. Mr. Wells, together with all the members of his family, ______for Europe this afternoon. (2004-61) A. are to leave B. are leaving C. is leaving D. leave 5. It is futile to discuss the matter further, because _____ going to agree upon anything today. (2003-60) A. neither you nor I are B. neither you nor me is
C. neither you nor I am D. neither me nor you are 6. of the twins was arrested, because I saw both at a party last night. (2002-42) A. None B. Both C. Neither D. All -42) C. knowing that Melissa 8. Which of the sentences is INCORRECT? 2012 A. Twenty miles seems like a long walk to him B. No one except his supporters agree with him C. Few students in my class are really lazy D. Neither Julia nor I were going to the party. 9. Which of the following sentences is INCORRECT? 2012 A. New machinery were introduced in the factory. B. Poultry are very expensive in the city. C. The police are investigating the murder case. D. The militia were called out to rescue flood victims. 10. Which of the following sentences is grammatically INCORRECT? 2013 A. politics are the art or science of government. B. Ten miles seems like a long walk to me. C. Mumps is a kind of infectious disease. D. All the furniture has arrived undamaged. 11. Which of the following sentences is INCORRECT?2014 A. Physics is an important subject B. The United States borders Canada. C.The Niagara Falls is in North America D. Mumps is a kind of infectious disease.
1. In his plays Shakespeare _____ his characters live through their language. 2008 A. would make B. had made C. made D. makes 2. The committee has anticipated the problems that ________in the road construction project. 2007 A.arise B.will arise C.arose D.have arisen 3.The student said there were a few points in the essay he _______impossible to comprehend. 2007 A.had found B.finds C.has found D.would find 4.He would have finished his college education, but he _______to quit and find a job to support his family.2007 A.had had B.has C.had D.would have 5. James has just arrived, but I didn’t know he _________ until yesterday. 2005 A. will come B. was coming C. had been coming D. came 6. _________ conscious of my moral obligations as a citizen. 2005 A. I was and always will be B. I have to be and always will be C. I had been and always will be D. I have been and always will be 7. That was not the first time he us. I think it’s high time we strong actions against him. (2005) A. betrayed; take B. had betrayed; took C. has betrayed; took D. has betrayed; take 8. Jack ______from home for two days now, and I am beginning to worry about his safety. 2003 a. has been missing b. has been missed c. had been missing d. was missed 9．For some time now, world leaders _______ out the necessity for agreement on arms reduction. 2002 A. had been pointing B. have been pointing C. were pointing D. pointed 10. AIDS is said the number-one killer of both men and women over the past few years in that region. (2002) A. being B. to be C. to have been D. having been 11. Much as ___, I couldn’t lend him the money because I simply didn’t have that much spare cash. 1999
A. I would have liked to B. I would like to have C. I should have to like D.I should have liked to 12. How can I ever concentrate if you _____continually _____me with silly questions? a. have…interrupted b. had…interrupted c. are…interrupting d. were…interrupting 1997 13. Mr. White works with a chemical import&export company, but he for the industrial fair, since he is on leave. (1997) A. has worked B. works C. has been working D. is working 14. I ______ writing the paper as scheduled, but my mother’s illness interfered. I hope you will excuse me. (TEM4-1993-54) A. am to have finished B. was to have finished C.was to finish D. ought to finish 15. When I arrived at the meeting, the first speaker _____ and the audience _____. (TEM4-1992-47) A. had finished speaking, were clapping B. had finished speaking, had clapped C.finished speaking, clapped D. finished speaking, were clapping 16. All the following sentences definitely indicate future time EXCEPT_____. 2013 A. Mother is to have tea with Aunt Betty at four B. The school pupils will be home by now. C. The President is coming to the UN next week D. He is going to e-mail me the necessary information. 17. Which of the following sentences expresses a future action?2014 A. Lucy is continually finding fault with her sister. B. We are meeting the visitors after the performance. C. The coach is now crossing the Garden Bridge. D. I’m hoping that you’ll give us some advice. 18. When the sentence “ They had made a mess of the house ” is turned into passive voice, which of the following is CORRECT? 2014 A. A mess had been made in the house B. A mess had been made by them. C. The house has been made a mess of D. The house had been made a mess.
1. Above the trees are the hills, _______ magnificence the river faithfully reflects on the surface. a. where b. of whose c. whose d. which 2. They overcame all the difficulties and completed the project two months ahead of time, _______is something we had not expected. a. which b. it c. that d. what 3. He is quite worn out from years of hard work. He is not the man _______ he was twenty years ago. a. which b. that c. who d. whom 4. The experiment requires more money than _______. a. have been put in b. being put in c. has been put in d. to be put in 5. We’ve just installed two air-conditioners in our apartment, _______should make great differences in our life next summer. a. which b. what c. that d. they 6. Have you ever been in a situation _______you know the other person is right yet you cannot agree with him? a. by which b. that c. in where d. where 7. Firms that use computers have found that the number of staff _______is needed for quality control can be substantially reduced.
a. whose b. as c. what d. that 8. There ought to be less anxiety over the perceived risk of mountain climbing than _______in the public mind today. a. exists b. exist c. existing d. to exist 9. I’ve never been to Lhasa, but that’s the city _______. a. I’d most like to visit b. which I like to visit mostly c. where I like to visit d. I’d like much to visit 10. After _______seemed an endless wait, it was her turn to enter the personnel manager’s office. a. that b. there c. what d. it 11. She remembered several occasions in the past _______she had experienced a similar feeling. a. which b. before c. that d. when 12.The indoor swimming pool seems to be a great deal more luxurious than _______. a. is necessary b. being necessary c. to be necessary d. it is necessary 13. The physicist has made a discovery, _______of great importance to the progress of science and technology. a. I think which is b. that I think is c. which I think is d. I think that is 14. I have never been to London, but that is the city_______. a. where I like to visit most b. I’d most like to visit c. which I like to visit mostly d. where I’d like most to visit 15. This company has now introduced a policy _______pay rises have related to performance at work. a. which b. where c. whether d. what 16. Only take these clothes _______really necessary. a. as were b. as they are c. as they were d. as are 17. _______is often the case with a new idea, much preliminary activity and optimistic discussion produced no concrete proposals. a. That b. It c. This d. As 18. The party, ____ I was the guest of honour, was extremely enjoyable. A.by which B. for which C. to which D. at which 19. My uncle is quite worn out from years of hard work. He is no longer the man _______ he was twenty years ago. a. which b. that c. who d. whom 20. I was very interested in _______ she told me. A. all that B. all which C. all what D. that