'Sheer & Pure' Quiz

This is a advanced-level quiz containing 10 multichoice questions from our 'collocation' quiz category. Simply answer all questions and press the 'Grade Me' button to see your score. This exercise is also available as a printable worksheet.

Sheer & Pure

Exercise Instructions: Which sounds more natural?

Q1 - It was ____ hell getting to work this morning.
Q2 - Make sure you only drink ____ water.
Q3 - The theory is ____ science.
Q4 - The speakers produce a ____ sound.
Q5 - The ____ volume was deafening.
Q6 - The ____ fact that he tried to help doesn't excuse him.
Q7 - The ____ speed of the car is frightening.
Q8 - She got out of the situation through ____ bravado.
Q9 - The ____ size of the building is staggering.
Q10 - They tried to deduce the answer by ____ reason.

Printable Worksheet

Instructions: Which sounds more natural?

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Q1 - It was ____ hell getting to work this morning.
 
pure
 
sheer
 
Either
Q2 - Make sure you only drink ____ water.
 
pure
 
sheer
 
Either
Q3 - The theory is ____ science.
 
pure
 
sheer
 
Either
Q4 - The speakers produce a ____ sound.
 
pure
 
sheer
 
Either
Q5 - The ____ volume was deafening.
 
pure
 
sheer
 
Either
Q6 - The ____ fact that he tried to help doesn't excuse him.
 
pure
 
sheer
 
Either
Q7 - The ____ speed of the car is frightening.
 
pure
 
sheer
 
Either
Q8 - She got out of the situation through ____ bravado.
 
pure
 
sheer
 
Either
Q9 - The ____ size of the building is staggering.
 
pure
 
sheer
 
Either
Q10 - They tried to deduce the answer by ____ reason.
 
pure
 
sheer
 
Either

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