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Hamid Farid

General English

Test 1 (Vocabulary 1-2, Grammar Intro)

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I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.


Attributed to Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), U.S. writer and humorist

Fill in the blanks using the given words.


accord
adroit
alleviate
affront
advocates
accolades

abstruse
acclaimed
absolution

abide
abdicated
adumbrated

1- Once all the facts were known, the jury gave Angela __________ by giving a verdict of not guilty.
2- The drugs did nothing to __________ her pain/suffering.
3- Everyone offered __________ to Sam after he won the Noble Prize.
4- He regarded the comments as an __________ to his dignity.
5- Everyone else in the class understood geometry easily, but John found the subject __________.
6- He __________ the return of capital punishment.
7- Though he did not agree with the decision, Chuck decided to __________ by it.
8- The project's objectives were __________ in the report.
9- When he realized that the revolutionaries would surely win, the king __________ his throne.
10- It is important to the success of any firm that its partners should be in complete __________.
11- The __________ thief could pick someones pocket without attracting notice.
12- The work was __________ as a masterpiece.

Grammar
Calculate the verbs!

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Example: The Ford Theater where Lincoln was shot must have been restored.
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p.p. modal

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= +1 OK

1. The poet Walt Whitman was just beginning to be recognized as an important influence at the time of his death.

2. It is believed that a horseshoe brings good luck.

3. A stock issued at an inflated price is called a watered stock.