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    I need your help pls.

    Hello Members,
    Please I need your help in these TOEFL practice test questions. I will really really appreciate that. Below are lists of 10 QUESTIONS ONLY. Thanks.

    1.Her father
    ........ that Ellen had been to Prague before.
    A.
    mentioned
    B, C & D. (Can't remember apologies)

    2. Choose the word or phrase that best completes each sentence.
    It seems that every month around this time we have to buy new office ___.
    Supply
    Supplies
    Equipments
    All of the Above


    3. Choose the word or phrase that best completes each sentence.
    The new job provided money for expensive toys, but not very ______ time to play with them.
    little
    few
    much
    big

    4. He _____ to take part.
    advised not them
    invited not them
    offered them not
    ordered them not

    .
    5. Identify the one underlined expression (A, B, C or D) that must be changed in order to correct the sentence.
    It became obvious that a lot of British people didn't like that their government considered it essential that they should join the European Community.
    A.became obvious
    B.like
    C.considered
    D. essential




    6. Billy's shoes look really dirty. Didn't he bring clean ______?
    A. one
    B. ones
    C. any
    D. some

    7. Could you ask those ________________ outside to make less noise?
    A. wait
    B. waiting
    C. waited
    D. to wait
    8. That haunted house looks very ____ to me.
    A. Mystify
    B. Mysterious
    C. Mysteriously

    9. Ashley failed her examination; she must ___ .
    A. Not studied.
    B. Not have study.
    C. Not have studied.
    D. Studies more.

    10. I asked Meg earlier if she thought it would rain and she said, '________'.
    A. hope
    B. hope it
    C. hope not
    D. don't hope so

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    #2

    Re: I need your help pls.

    Quote Originally Posted by movic20 View Post
    Hello Members,
    Please I need your help in these TOEFL practice test questions. I will really really appreciate that. Below are lists of 10 QUESTIONS ONLY. Thanks.

    1.Her father
    ........ that Ellen had been to Prague before.
    A.
    mentioned
    B, C & D. (Can't remember apologies)

    2. Choose the word or phrase that best completes each sentence.
    It seems that every month around this time we have to buy new office ___.
    Supply
    Supplies
    Equipments
    All of the Above


    3. Choose the word or phrase that best completes each sentence.
    The new job provided money for expensive toys, but not very ______ time to play with them.
    little
    few
    much
    big

    4. He _____ to take part.
    advised not them
    invited not them
    offered them not
    ordered them not

    .
    5. Identify the one underlined expression (A, B, C or D) that must be changed in order to correct the sentence.
    It became obvious that a lot of British people didn't like that their government considered it essential that they should join the European Community.
    A.became obvious
    B.like
    C.considered
    D. essential




    6. Billy's shoes look really dirty. Didn't he bring clean ______?
    A. one
    B. ones
    C. any
    D. some

    7. Could you ask those ________________ outside to make less noise?
    A. wait
    B. waiting
    C. waited
    D. to wait
    8. That haunted house looks very ____ to me.
    A. Mystify
    B. Mysterious
    C. Mysteriously

    9. Ashley failed her examination; she must ___ .
    A. Not studied.
    B. Not have study.
    C. Not have studied.
    D. Studies more.

    10. I asked Meg earlier if she thought it would rain and she said, '________'.
    A. hope
    B. hope it
    C. hope not
    D. don't hope so
    Are the answers in bold key answers or your answers?

    Why are there no answers in bold in 7, 8, and 10?

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    Re: I need your help pls.

    10 doesn't have a right answer.
    Something is missing.
    Who spots it?
    Peter
    (I'm not a teacher or a native English speaker. I'm just trying to help...)

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    Re: I need your help pls.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterValk View Post
    10 doesn't have a right answer.
    Something is missing.
    Who spots it?
    What do you think is missing?

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    #5

    Re: I need your help pls.

    I
    Peter
    (I'm not a teacher or a native English speaker. I'm just trying to help...)

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    #6

    Re: I need your help pls.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterValk View Post
    I
    The "I" is optional there. The capital "H" is not.

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    Re: I need your help pls.

    Well, it's either one or the other, right? "I" or capital "H".
    From a grammatical point of view it would be more logical to think that "I" is missing.
    For whatever reason, question 10 doesn't have a correct answer.
    Peter
    (I'm not a teacher or a native English speaker. I'm just trying to help...)

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    #8

    Re: I need your help pls.

    "Hope not" is fine in informal English conversation.

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    Re: I need your help pls.

    I'm probably nitpicking here, but still "Hope not." is not grammatically correct, right?
    Are we teaching informal English here or are we trying to follow the rules of English grammar?
    How are you going to explain to a non-native speaker that "Hope not" is correct?
    That's going to confuse a lot of people.
    Peter
    (I'm not a teacher or a native English speaker. I'm just trying to help...)

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    Re: I need your help pls.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterValk View Post
    I'm probably nitpicking here, but still "Hope not." is not grammatically correct, right?
    It is not a complete sentence, but there's nothing wrong with it as far as the grammar of English is concerned.
    Are we teaching informal English here or are we trying to follow the rules of English grammar?
    That's not really the right question. We don't set out to 'teach' anything. Those of us who respond regularly do our best to answer the questions asked. In doing so, we sometimes find it helpful to explain points of grammar. We are happy to talk about formal language, informal language, slang, dialect, etc. Your question seems to be based on a false assumption - that informal English does not follow the rules of English grammar. When we speak informally, we may not follow the prescriptivist rules of the writers of style guides, but we generally follow the patterns of the language.
    How are you going to explain to a non-native speaker that "Hope not" is correct?
    I'm not. It's not a matter of correctness but of appropriateness. 'Hope not' is often natural and appropriate in informal speech. It is usually not appropriate in, for example, a business letter or a lecture.
    That's going to confuse a lot of people.
    It's not going to confuse them if they understand the concept of register. It will confuse people if we tell them that 'Hope not' is incorrect, and they then hear native speakers saying it.

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