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PSC Class 149: Choose the Correct Answer English Grammar

Choose the Correct Answer English Grammar:

01.He (knows) five Indian Languages, and he is good atall of them.
(a) know       (b) knows      (c) is knowing      (d) has known

02.They just (complete) the work.
(a)  are just completing       (b) have just completed      (c) complete      (d) have just been completing

03.The doctor (tell) me yesterday that he would be available for consultation on Monday next.
(a)  told       (b) had told      (c) was telling      (d) had been telling

04.Whenever he has some time to spare, he (come) to see me.
(a)  came       (b) comes      (c) has been coming      (d) was coming

05.Mother (lay) the table while the maid was washing the plates.
(a)  laid       (b) had laid      (c) had been laying      (d) lays

06.Ever Year I (go) to Ooty with my family during the Summer Holidays.
(a)  am going       (b) go      (c) goes      (d) have been going

07.The country (not succeed) in providing the basic needs of five people.
(a)  has not succeeded       (b) have not succeeded      (c) do not succeed      (d) has not been succeeding

08.If you (lose) your purse, I would advice you to inform the police.
(a)  lost       (b) have lost      (c) are losing      (d) had lost

09.When I was in Chennai, I usually (meet) him at the Marina Beach.
(a)  was usually meeting       (b) met      (c) had met      (d) had been meeting

10.Large crowds waited at the airport when the victorious cricket team (return) home.
(a)  was returning       (b) had returned      (c) returned      (d) had been returning

11.I (prefer) reading to watching TV.
(a)  have been preferring       (b) prefers      (c) am preferring      (d) prefer

12.I just know now (get) a letter from my brother in Dubai informing me of his arrival home next week.
(a)  am just now getting       (b) have just been getting      (c) have just now got      (d) get

13.What you (do) with your hair ? I could not recognize you at first.
(a)  did you do       (b) had you done      (c) have you done      (d) have you being doing

14.We usually (have) our support at 7 pm.when we were young.
(a)  have       (b) had had      (c) were having      (d) had

15.It (rain) cats and dogs at this time yesterday.
(a)  rains       (b) was raining      (c) had rained      (d) had been raining

16.It (rain) now.
(a)  is raining       (b) rains      (c) has been raining      (d) has rained

17.We already (have) lunch.
(a)  has already had       (b) have already had      (c) are already having      (d) have

18.My driver left me last week. I do not know where he (go).
(a)  went       (b) had gone      (c) was going      (d) has gone

19.At the sealevel, water (boil) at 100 degree celcius.
(a)  was boiling      (b) boiled      (c) has been boiling      (d) boils

20.The fire was spreading fast, so we (break) a window to get out.
(a)  broke      (b) break      (c) had broken      (d) were breaking

21.I strongly (object) to your smoking in this room.
(a)  am stringly objecting      (b) have strongly objected      (c) object      (d) have been strongly objecting

22.I  (go) through your explanation and regret to say it is not satisfactory.
(a)  go      (b) have gone      (c) am going     (d) have been going

23.I  (not speak) to him for over a week.
(a)  do not speak      (b) have not been speaking      (c) have not spoken     (d) did not speak

24.Students frequently  (go) wrong when they do grammer exercises.
(a)  were going      (b) went      (c) go     (d) had gone

25.We  (run) into a waiting shed when the strom lashed.
(a)  were running      (b) had run      (c) ran     (d) had been running

26.They (not talk)  to each other since they quarrelled.
(a)  have not been talking      (b) have not talked      (c) are not talking     (d) do not talk

27.He (work)  here since 1999.
(a)  is working      (b) works      (c) has worked     (d) has been working

28.How long ago the Aeroplane (land).
(a)  did the aeroplane land      (b) has the aeroplane landed      (c) was the aeroplane landing     (d) had the aeroplane landed.

29.Father (take)  our dog out for a walk every morning last year.
(a)  was taking      (b) had been taking      (c) took     (d) has been taking

30.Hundreds of tourists  (sit) on the beach when the tsunami struck.
(a)  were sitting      (b) sat      (c) had been sitting     (d) had sat

31.I (wait) for you since three o’ clock..
(a)  have been waiting      (b) am waiting      (c) have waited     (d) wait

32.She (teach) grammer for the last half an hour.
(a)  has been teaching      (b) teaches      (c) is teaching     (d) teach

33.We (not pay) the milkman for over two months.
(a)  did not pay      (b) have not paid     (c) had not paid     (d) had not been paying

34.One (use) milk to make butter and cheese.
(a)  used      (b) uses     (c) has used     (d) has been using

35. While he (get) off the bus, he fell and broke his left leg.
(a)  got      (b) had been getting     (c) was getting     (d) had got

36. The light (burn) all night.
(a)  has burnt      (b) is burning     (c) burns     (d) has been burning

37. He already (vacate) the house.
(a)  has already been vacating      (b) vacates    (c) has already vacated    (d) is already vacating

38. I (read) all the novels of Tolstoy.
(a)  have read      (b) read    (c) was reading    (d) had been reading

39. She (sing) very beautifully at the concert  last evening.
(a)  sings      (b) sang    (c) had been singing    (d) was singing

40. The dog (bite) her on the ankle when she tried to catch it..
(a)  had bitten      (b) was biting    (c) bit    (d) had been bitting

41. She usually (sing) classical songs, but today she is singing film songs.
(a)  sings      (b) is usually singing    (c) has usually sung    (d) has usually been singing

42. He just (have) his haircut.
(a)  have just had      (b) has just had    (c) is just having    (d) is just having

43. I (buy) a new car last month.
(a)  have bought      (b) had bought    (c) bought    (d) was buying

44. How often you (see) Hindi movies when you were in New Delhi.
(a)  did you see      (b) had you seen    (c) were you seeing    (d) had you been seeing

45. The servant dropped one glass while she (see) Hindi movies when you were in New Delhi.
(a)  did you see      (b) had you seen    (c) were you seeing    (d) had you been seeing

46. He (collect) stamps for over ten years now.
(a)  collects      (b) has been collecting    (c) is collecting    (d) has collected

47. My nephew (stay) with me now.
(a)  stays      (b) has been staying   (c) has stayed    (d) is staying

48. I (not hear) from him for over a year.
(a)  did not hear      (b) had not heard   (c) was not hearing    (d) have not heard

49. Evertime he (open) his mouth a reputation dies.
(a)  opened      (b) has opened   (c) was opening    (d) opens

50. The boat (sink), so all the passengers jumped into the river and swam to the shore. .
(a)  sank      (b) had sunk   (c) has sunk    (d) was sinking

51. He now (live) in Mumbai with his grandparents.
(a)  lives      (b) has now been living   (c) is now living    (d) has now lived

52. Those of you who (not know) the answer can ask for help.
(a)  do not      (b) does not   (c) know not    (d) are not knowing

53. I just now (pay) my tution fee.
(a)  am just now playing      (b) pay   (c) have just now paid    (d) have just noe being paid.

54. Look! An old man (run) after the bus.
(a)  runs      (b) has run   (c) has been running    (d) is running

55. We can resume our journey, for the sun (shine) now.
(a)  has been shining      (b) is shining   (c) has shone    (d) shines

56. Whenever she (want) to explain something, the teacher uses the Black Board.
(a)  is wanting      (b) want   (c) wants    (d) has been wanting

57. He is not here now. He (go) to Chennai.
(a)  goes      (b) has been going   (c) is going    (d) has gone

58. You will spoil youreyesight if you (gaze) too much at the sun.
(a)  gaze      (b) gazes   (c) are gazing    (d) have gazed

59. Whatever you (do) do with your might.
(a)  have done      (b) have been doing   (c) are doing    (d) do

60. It is common knowledge that barking dogs seldom (bite).
(a)  bites      (b) bite   (c) have seldon bitten    (d) are seldom bitting

61. The children (play) all this afternoon.
(a)  are playing      (b) have played   (c) have been playing    (d) play

62. How long you (work) in this office.
(a)  are you working      (b) have you worked   (c) you have worked    (d) work

63. Since when you (have) that new computer?
(a)  are you having      (b) do you have   (c) have you had    (d) have been having

64. The child (cry) for a long time. It seems his mother does not hear his cry.
(a)  is crying      (b) has been crying   (c) cries    (d) has cried

65. They (build) that house for over a year and it hasn’t been finished yet.
(a)  have been building      (b) are building   (c) have built    (d) build

66. He (appear) for the examinationthree times, but has not passed it yet.
(a)  appears      (b) has appeared   (c) has been appearing    (d) is appearing

67. How many times you (be) to the show this week.
(a)  are you      (b) have you been   (c) you have been    (d) are you being

68. She (be) to the doctor of and on for six months.
(a)  has been      (b) is   (c) is being    (d) having been

69. Look! The poor man (stand) in the rain for an hour now.
(a)  is standing     (b) stands   (c) has stood    (d) has been standing

70. I think I should go now, for the sun (shine).
(a)  shines     (b) has been shining   (c) is shining    (d) has shone

71. The First World War (break) out in 1914.
(a)  broke     (b) had broken   (c) was breaking out    (d) had been breaking

72. He (work) in a school for two years when he was selected for appointment in a bank.
(a)  was working     (b) has been working   (c) had been working    (d) worked

73. They (finish) their work half an hour ago..
(a)  have finished     (b) finished   (c) had finished    (d) had been finishing

74. We (know) each other for the past ten years.
(a)  have known     (b) had known   (c) knew    (d) were knowing

75. They (live) in this house when their father was working here.
(a)  had lived     (b) lived   (c) have lived    (d) had been living

76. I (see) this fellow at the station last week.
(a)  saw     (b) had seen   (c) were  seeing    (d) had seen

77. He (head) several committees  in his official career.
(a)  had been heading     (b) was heading   (c) had headed    (d) headed

78. My father (drop) me to school every morning when he was working in this city.
(a)  was dropping     (b) had dropped   (c) dropped   (d) had been dropping

79. I (have) so many interruptions yesterday.
(a)  have had     (b) was having   (c) had had   (d) had

80. The patient (sleep) for three hours, so you can wake him up.
(a)  slept     (b) was sleeping   (c) had slept   (d) has slept

81. You (speak) French when you were in Paris?.
(a)  Have you spoken     (b) Had you spoken   (c) were you speaking   (d) did you speak

82. Whenever we (go) to see him, he was out.
(a)  went     (b) have gone   (c) had gone   (d) go

83. We (see) the film last week.
(a)  had seen     (b) have seen   (c) saw   (d) see

84. My friend Gopal (buy) a new car every time a new model appears.
(a)  buys    (b) bought   (c) has bought   (d) has been buying

85. Colombus (discover) America in 1492.
(a)  had discovered    (b) has discovered   (c) was discovering   (d) discovered

86. When they went out, the sun (shine).
(a)  was shining    (b) shone   (c) had shone   (d) had been shining

87. When I was in Rome, I (learn) the Italian language.
(a)  was learning    (b) had learnt   (c) have learnt   (d) learnt

88. He (have) his lunch when I went to see him.
(a)  has been having    (b) had had   (c) has had  (d) was having

89. When my grandfather went for a walk, he always (take) an umbrella with him.
(a)  takes    (b) took   (c) had always taken  (d) was always taking

90. When the telephone rang, he (have) a bath.
(a)  is having    (b) had   (c) was having  (d) had been having

91. How often you (play) football when you were at the University.
(a)  did you play    (b) have you played   (c) were you playing  (d) you played

92. She sprained her ankle while she (play) tennis.
(a)  was playing    (b) played   (c) had been playing  (d) had played

93. The aeroplane (fly) very low when I caught sight of it.
(a)  flew    (b) flows   (c) was flying  (d) had been flying

94. She was talking to your neighbour when the telephone (ring).
(a)  rang    (b) rings  (c) was ringing  (d) had been ringing

95. The thief (get) out of the house by the time the police arrived.
(a)  got    (b) was getting   (c) had been getting     (d) had got

96. He told me he already (discuss) the matter with his parents.
(a)  discussed    (b) had already discussed   (c) has already discussed     (d) was already discussing

97. They (want) to know what had happened to their propasal.
(a)  want    (b) wanted   (c) were wanting     (d) had been wanting

98. He (say) he was not present at the meeting. .
(a)  says    (b) had said   (c) said     (d) was saying

99. She presumed you (take) her purse .
(a)  were taking    (b) had taken   (c) took     (d) had been taking

100. The plane had already landed by the time I (reach) the airport .
(a)  reach    (b) was reaching   (c) reached     (d) had reached

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PSC Class 149: Choose the Correct Answer English Grammar


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