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I had a grammar test recently, and I got the following questions wrong. I do not know why. Help?
1) Sentence transformation
As soon as she opened the book, she saw the photograph.
No sooner _______________________________________.
My answer: No sooner had she opened the book, than she saw the photograph.
I'd prefer you to sign this document now.
I'd rather ______you signed___________________.
My answer: I'd rather you sign this document now.
Few means of entertainment are as enjoyable as the cinema.
The cinema ________________________________________.
My answer: The cinema is more enjoyable than most other means of entertainment.
I can't think of anything better.
2) Fill in each blank with a suitable word.
(a) She has come round_______ to our way of thinking.
My answer: around
(b) My parents frown _______ the type of music I usually hear.
My answer: upon I agree.
3) Fill in the blanks with the appropriate form of the verb given in the brackets.
When I opened the door I saw a man on his knees. I asked him what he was doing and he said he was looking for a 50 cent coin he had dropped. Actually he was _ (be) making notes of our conversation! By the time I recovered from the shock of this he had (disappeared) round the corner. Curiously enough when I moved my foot I found I was standing (stand) on a 50 cent coin.
My answers: had been, had disappeared, had been standing
Why did I get all this wrong? I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could tell me.