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1. Mixed tenses. Get your tenses right. Choose one answer for each of the pull-down menus. Do not check the results until you have chosen all the answers. Wrong answers will be indicated with a check mark in the left check box.

1.1. The "Red Death" (long / to devastate) the country.

1.2. No pestilence (ever / to be) so fatal, or so hideous.

1.3. Blood (to be) its Avatar and its seal -- the redness and the horror of blood.

1.4. There (to be) sharp pains, and sudden dizziness, and then profuse bleeding at the pores, with dissolution.

1.5. The scarlet stains upon the body and especially upon the face of the victim (to be) the pest ban (...).

1.6. And the whole seizure, progress and termination of the disease (to be) the incidents of half an hour.

1.7. But the Prince Prospero (to be) happy and dauntless and sagacious.

1.8. When the dominions (to be) half depopulated,

1.9. he (to summon) to his presence a thousand hale and light-hearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court,

1.10. and with these (to retire) to the deep seclusion of one of his castellated abbeys.  (...)

from: Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death



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2. Emphasis. Rewrite the given sentences using the emphatic "do".

2.1. Any form of casual thinking broke down.

2.2 You discuss nothing that is not directly related to "the knowledge".

2.3. They went away from such a euphoria, back to a world of doubt and criticism.

2.4. "After two hours of physical work I am tired." - "Then meditate."

2.5. Be quiet and close the windows.

2.6. "What makes you laugh, Peter?" - "This funny photo. Look."

2.7. A few multinationals control the oil market.

2.8. "Sorry for being late again." - "But you promised you'd be home on time."

2.9. She thought she was the only person who ever got really close to her.

2.10. A beer tastes good while you are working.

2.11. Maybe she believed it.

2.12. But I have a grown-up son.

2.13. From what he said I think he's wrong.

2.14. I never saw that knife.

2.15. When he looked up at last, there was a smile on his face.

3. Prepositions. Prepositions play an important part in the English language. Find the correct preposition that follows the nouns, verbs or adjectives.

3.1. Frankfurt lies  the Rhine.

3.2. My son drives early every morning the university.

3.3. She was interested that job.

3.4. Ian applied  the vacant post of sales representative.

3.5.We turned our friends help.

3.6. We got accustomed his strange behaviour.

3.7. The manager concealed those facts the public.

3.8. We had the money given back  us  the robbers.

3.9. What has become Tony his accident?

3.10. What were you talking ?

3.11. If posted  once the parcel will arrive the South of England the evening.

3.12. The boy was proud having achieved  everything.


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