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Grammar Quiz 1

1. Our human resources department will help you acclimate to the San Francisco area
__________ your arrival there.
(A) when
(B) while
(C) upon
(D) if

2. For being the top ________ real estate saleswoman of the quarter, Susan Miller
received the accolades of her manager
(A) produce
(B) production
(C) produced
(D) producing

3. Your accommodations at the Pan-Pacific Hotel in Vancouver __________ been

confirmed for two nights.
(A) having (B) has (C) have (D) have to
4. President Smith's ________ assistant will accompany her on her trip to New York this
(A) executing
(B) executive
(C) execution
(D) executable
5. ________ John accomplished little as production supervisor,he was fired.
(A) Even though
(B) In spite of
(C) While
(D) Because
6. It was quite an accomplishment to turn the company around in such ________.
(A) time a short

(B) short, a time

(C) time a short
(D) a short time
7. Talks have broken off because the two companies have been unable ________ an
(A) to reach
(B) reaching
(C) reach
(D) they reached
8. According to our records, your checking account is $123.00 ________ as of this
(A) overdrawn
(B) overdrawing
(C) was overdrawn
(D) to overdraw
9. You ________ an accountant calculate your taxes and complete your return.
(A) should let
(B) can
(C) could have been
(D) might need

10. Should you decide to take our money market ________ account, interest will accrue
at a rate of 4.5% per year.
(A) to check
(B) check
(C) checking
(D) checked
11. She has yet to achieve her goal ________ the company on sound financial footing.
(A) by putting
(B) with putting
(C) of putting
(D) on putting
12. William's ________ of accomplishment within the company is only exceeded by his

record of service to the community.

(A) record
(B) recorded
(C) recording
(D) records
13. Pacific Gas and Electric refused to acknowledge receiving our letter ________
(A) by
(B) of
(C) in
(D) to
14. Mr. Young is a business acquaintance whom I met at our annual convention ________
(A) past
(B) passed
(C) prior
(D) last
15. Dutch Telecom is reportedly seeking to acquire VoiceStream Technologies for
________ fifty billion dollars.
(A) some
(B) any
(C) much
(D) many
16. AOL's acquisition of Time Warner was accomplished mainly as a result of selling
shares in ________ company.
(A) their
(B) it's
(C) its
(D) they're a
17. As of Mr. Jones' ________ from the company, Janet Jackson has been appointed
acting head of the Trust Division.
(A) dismissive
(B) dismiss
(C) dismissal

(D) dismissed
18. You may activate your credit card by calling 1-800-888-0002 at any ________ 24
hours a day.
(A) timing
(B) times
(C) time
(D) timer
19. According to actuarial calculations, the average male born in the United States has a
life ________ of 74 years.
(A) expectation
(B) expectancy
(C) expecting
(D) expect
20. To become the CEO of a corporation, one must ________ extraordinary business
acumen and aggressive leadership skills.
(A) possess
(B) possessed
(C) have possessing
(D) have been possessed
21. We cannot count on ________ changing their negotiating position because their
response to our latest offer was adamant.
(A) they are
(B) them
(C) their
(D) that they
22. The addendum to the agreement has yet to be formulated but ________ crucial points
which must be worded carefully.
(A) include
(B) includes
(C) including
(D) its including
23. Please note that the address which is listed on our business card has been changed
________ 512 Valencia Avenue.
(A) in

(B) on
(C) by
(D) to
24. I would like to send this letter by ________ return receipt so that the addressee will
have to sign for it.
(A) certify
(B) certification
(C) certifiable
(D) certified
25. ________ our program this afternoon, the meeting will be adjourned promptly at 5:00
(A) In accordance by
(B) To accord with
(C) According to
(D) Accord in

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