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READING

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Review and focus your knowledge of grammar Use context to select correct answers Recognize incorrect responses Interpret the meanings of sentences. Recognize direct and implied answers to questions on reading passages

READING
GRAMMAR PATTERNS: INCOMPLETE SENTENCES 1. CONJUNCTIONS
Adverbs of frequency can be divided in two groups: (1) Those with the idea of definitive frequency such as every day, annually, twice a week, etc. (2) Those with the idea of indefinite frequency, such as always, rarely, never, etc.

PATTERNS TO REMEMBER  Definite frequency adverbs usually go at the beginning or end of the sentences. INCORRECT The manager checks everyday the product levels. CORRECT The manager checks the production levels everyday. Indefinite frequency adverbs precede all other verbs,or, if the verb is preceded by an auxiliary, they go after the first auxiliary. INCORRECT This flight leaves always on time. CORRECT This flight always leaves on time. INCORRECT I would have never said that to her. CORRECT I would never have said that to her. Beware of the subtle differences in the meanings of the various adverbs. INCORRECT There is yet time to correct that error. CORRECT There is still time to correct that error. Certain indefinite frequency adverbs can go at the beginning or end of a sentence or clause. These include: frequently, generally, occasionally, often, sometimes, and usually. INCORRECT Always I eat lunch in the office. CORRECT Usually I eat lunch in the office.

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ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY

Select the one answer that is appropriate in the context.

1. Ms. Buta is an accountant. (A) Ever (C) yet (B) Already (D) often 2. Mr. Thomas in his calculations. (A) Seldom has erred (C) has seldom erred (B) Has erred seldomly (D) has seldomy erred 3. Production levels have (A) Still (B) Never been this high before. (C) yet (D) every month.

4. If they on an agenda, we must postpone the meeting. (A) Have yet agreed (C) already are agreeing (B) Still have not agreed (D) occasionally agree 5. Research and development funds are being reduced because of budget cutbacks. (A) Every year (C) still (B) Never (D) always 6. the right to limit quantities on all items. (A) Daily reserve (C) always reserve (B) Reserve often (D) reserve generally 7. While earning her degree, Ms. Duthuit . (A) Worked every summer (C) every summer worked (B) Every summer was working (D) was every summer working 8. She her training course. (A) Hasn`t completed yet (C) hasn`t never completed (B) Hasn`t completed ever (D) hasn`t yet completed 9. Do not without consulting us. (A) Invest never (C) ever invest (B) Still invest (D) already invest 10. he prefers to communicate by e-mail. (A) Usually (C) never (B) yet (D) ever