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Hello, native English speakers. Hirashin again.
I'm making an exam for the 11th graders.
If you have time, would you kindly check my exam?
Even a few comments would be appreciated.

Q1. Choose the correct one for the blank.
1 The party last night was wonderful. I wish you ______ .
① come ② came ③ would come ④ had come

2 _____ I had studied science much harder when I was young!
①How ② Would ③ If only ④ What if

3 _____ that, I would have gone there to meet you.
① If I know ② If I have known ③ I had known ④ Had I known

4 Were it not for typhoons and earthquakes, this _____ a more comfortable place to live.
① will be ② would be ③ would being ④ would have been

5 I was really tired last night. Otherwise, I _____ to the concert with you.
① went ② had gone ③ would go ④ would have gone

6 A few minutes' walk _____ me to the beautiful lake.
① brought ② made ③ enabled ④ kept ⑤ caused

7 What club _____ to?
① do you join ② are you joining ③do you belong ④ are you belonging

8 He's going to _____ Tiffany.
① marry to ② marry with ③ get married with ④ get married to

9 My mother _____ me clean my room.
① made ② kept ③ told ④ suggested

10 I _____ Lucy to attend the meeting for me.
① got ② had ③ made ④ let

11 I apologized _____ my ignorance.
① her to ② her for ③ to her for ④ for her to

12 Ladies and gentlemen, we will soon _____ at London. Please fasten your seat belts.
① go down ② get down ③ reach ④ arrive

13 My father suggested _____ go to see the doctor.
① me to ② for me to ③ to me ④ to me that I

14 Would you please _____ me who will come?
① say ② tell ③ talk ④ speak

15 Johnny and I _____ each other since 2000.
① know ② have known ③ are knowing ④ have been knowing

16 This photograph reminds me _____ my high school days.
  ① to ② for ③ of ④ on

17 It _____ me three hours to finish this job.
① took ② taken ③ cost ④ costs

18 It _____ no difference whether he will come or not.
① is ② has ③ makes ④ takes

19 We _____ him as the greatest leader we have ever had.
① think ② look ③ regard ④ tell

20 The eruption of Mt. Fuji in 1707 _____ a lot of damage to all the villages in this area.
① took ② affected ③ gave ④ caused

21 _____ to it that this letter gets mailed today.
① Do ② See ③ Look ④ Mind

22 This printer doesn't _____ . I must fix it.
① work ② move ③play ④ drive

23 Joe's brave action _____ him his life.
① lost ② robbed ③ cost ④ deprived

24 Could you _____ me go home early? I feel sick.
① make ② have ③ let ④ allow

25 My mother _____ me of being lazy.
① scolded ② got angry at me ③ blamed ④ accused

26 メアリーは私がその携帯電話を買ってはどうかと言った。
Mary suggested that I _____ the cellphone.
① buy ② will buy ③ bought ④ would buy

27 彼はまるで何でも知っているかのような口をきく。
He _____ he knew everything.
① tells if ② tells as if ③ talks if ④ talks as if

28 彼は、いわば、大きな赤ん坊だ。
He is, _____, a grown-up baby.
① as if ② as he is ③ as it were ④ as it is

29・30 あなたと一緒なら、私はどこに住んでもかまいません。
It doesn't __29__ where I live, just as __30__ as I am with you.
29→① mind ② care ③ matter ④ object
  30→① wide ② narrow ③ long ④ short

31 もしビルが電話をしてきたら、いつ来てもいいと言っておいて。
If Bill _____ call me, tell him he can come at any time.
① will ② is going to ③ shall ④ should

32 教育はとても重要な問題だ。
Education is a matter _____ great importance.
① of ② in ③ on ④ to

33 なぜそう思ったのですか。
_____ made you think that way?
① How ② What ③ Why ④How come

34 卵が腐った。
The eggs _____ bad.
① rotten ② came ③ went ④ became


Q2  (a)と(b)の文がほぼ同じ意味を表すように( )に合うものを選択肢から一つ 選びなさい。                       
Choose the most suitable one so that (a) and (b) in each set will have almost the same meaning.

35 (a) It's time you _____ for school.
(b) It's time for you to leave for school.
① leave ② left ③ leaving ④ will leave

36 (a) I wish you could join us.
(b) It's a _____ that you can't join us.
① shameful thing ② sorry ③ pity ④ sorrow

37 (a) As I didn't work hard, I failed the examination.
(b) If I _____ hard, I wouldn't have failed the examination.
① worked ② would work ③ have worked ④ had worked

38 (a) He speaks English very well.
(b) He is a very _____ English speaker.
① good ② well ③ better ④ best


Q3. 次の単語を(  )に一語ずつ入れ、日本語の意味に合う文を作りなさい。なお、文頭の文字も小文字にしてあるので注意すること。
Put each word into the correct position so that the sentence will make sense.

ア) 水がなければ、全ての生き物は生きられないだろう。
(   ) water, (    )(    )(   )(   )(   ).
① living ② no ③ without ④ survive ⑤ could ⑥ things

イ) まるで世界の終わりが来たかのように私には思えた。
(   )(   )(   )(   )(   )(   ) the end of the world had come.
① as ② it ③ if ④ me ⑤ to ⑥ seemed

ウ) もしもインターネットがなかったら、私に、こんなにたくさんの
友人はいなかっただろう。
(   )(   )(   )(   )(   ) the Internet,
I wouldn't have as many friends as I do.
① were ② for ③ not ④it ⑤ if

エ) もしあの事故がなかったら、私達はあなたを空港でお見送りできたのですが。
If (   )(   )(   )(   )(   ) the accident, we could (   )
(   ) you (   ) at the airport.
① seen ② it ③ not ④ for ⑤ have ⑥ off ⑦ been ⑧ had

オ) 彼らは、私達に何台コンピュータを持っているか尋ねた。
They (   )(   )(   )(   )(   )(   )(   ).
① us ② many ③ had ④ computers ⑤how ⑥ we ⑦ asked

カ) マイクは、ジェインに自分が力になれるか尋ねた。
Mike (   )(   )(   )(   )(   )(   ) her.
① whether ② could ③ asked ④ he ⑤ help ⑥ Jane

キ) 「赤ペンを貸していただけますか」と私はスーザンに尋ねた。
I asked Susan (   )(   )(   )(   )(   )(   ) a red pen.
① mind ② if ③ would ④ she ⑤ me ⑥ lending

ク) この薬を飲めば気分が良くなるよ。
(   )(   )(   )(   )(   )(   )(   ).
① will ② this ③ you ④ better ⑤ make ⑥ feel ⑦ medicine

ケ) 今の私があるのは父のおかげだ。
I (   )(   )(   )(   )(   ) my father.
① I ② owe ③ to ④ am ⑤ what

コ) あの医者が私の病気を治してくれるでしょう。
That doctor will (   )(   )(   )(   )(   ).
① me ② of ③ disease ④ my ⑤ cure

サ) 彼に謝ることは彼女のプライドが許さなかった。
Her (   )(   )(   )(   )(   )(   ) to him.
① didn't ② her ③ apologize ④ pride ⑤ allow ⑥ to


Thanks in advance.

Hirashin
 

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I looked at 1-10. I'll try to look at the others later. 1-10 mostly look fine. Only two comments:

2 _____ I had studied science much harder when I was young!
①How ② Would ③ If only ④ What if

It seems clear that the expected answer is (3), but (4) is not actually forbidden.

4 Were it not for typhoons and earthquakes, this _____ a more comfortable place to live.
① will be ② would be ③ would being ④ would have been

I assume that the expected answer is (2), but (4) may not be ruled out (this is something that may be debated; some people might say in that case it should be "Had it not been ... ).
 

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Comments on 11-20:

12 Ladies and gentlemen, we will soon _____ at London. Please fasten your seat belts.
① go down ② get down ③ reach ④ arrive

This is correct English, but in this kind of situation "we will soon be arriving" is probably more common.

14 Would you please _____ me who will come?
① say ② tell ③ talk ④ speak

In typical situations this would usually be said another way (e.g. "Would you please tell me who is coming?"). Your version may have a nuance that there have been problems getting people to come, or persuasion needed, or something like that.

18 It _____ no difference whether he will come or not.
① is ② has ③ makes ④ takes

This is not very natural. Normally you would say "It makes no difference whether he comes or not."
 

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Hello, eeky. Thank you very much for your help. I really appreciate it. You are always a great help to me.
 

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I forgot to ever come back and finish this. Do you still care about the other questions or is it too late now?
 

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I forgot to ever come back and finish this. Do you still care about the other questions or is it too late now?
I'd like to hear your opinion. Would you please check the rest and give some comments for me?

Hirashin
 

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The rest of it looks good to me. I could only spot one tiny thing to comment on:

25 My mother _____ me of being lazy.
① scolded ② got angry at me ③ blamed ④ accused

Option 2 seems to be obviously ruled out by the repetition of "me", and I wonder whether you typed it exactly as you intended.
 

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#13 does not sound natural. "My father suggested that I should go see a doctor" would sound more natural in my opinion.

The rest look good to me though.
 

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Thanks for your further help, eeky.

The rest of it looks good to me. I could only spot one tiny thing to comment on:

25 My mother _____ me of being lazy.
① scolded ② got angry at me ③ blamed ④ accused

Option 2 seems to be obviously ruled out by the repetition of "me", and I wonder whether you typed it exactly as you intended.
Yes. You are right. I should have omitted "me" from ②.
 

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#13 does not sound natural. "My father suggested that I should go see a doctor" would sound more natural in my opinion.

The rest look good to me though.
Thanks for the help, RTRC85.
According to my grammar books, you can omit "should" in this case. What do you think of "My father suggested that I go see a doctor"?
 

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Thanks for the help, RTRC85.
According to my grammar books, you can omit "should" in this case. What do you think of "My father suggested that I go see a doctor"?
Your book is correct and his suggestion is wrong. "Suggested" and "should" are redundant in his suggestion.

"My father suggested that I go see a doctor"

Or

"My father said that I should go see a doctor"
 

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According to my grammar books, you can omit "should" in this case. What do you think of "My father suggested that I go see a doctor"?
Some people say that in these cases the use of "should" is more common in British English and the plain subjunctive (here "go") is more common in the US. To me (I am from the UK), both are perfectly acceptable.

"go see" (rather than "go to/and see") is US only.
 

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Your book is correct and his suggestion is wrong. "Suggested" and "should" are redundant in his suggestion.

"My father suggested that I go see a doctor"

Or

"My father said that I should go see a doctor"
One redundant word does not make an entire sentence wrong when it does not violate any grammar laws. Using 'should' in cases where it can be omitted is usually for added emphasis. As eeky said, it is much more common in certain parts of the world. Words such as 'Should', 'Like', and 'just' are used to help better the flow of the sentence, or to add emphasis. Obviously, in a lot of cases, these words may be omitted and the sentence will mean the exact same thing.
 

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One redundant word does not make an entire sentence wrong when it does not violate any grammar laws. Using 'should' in cases where it can be omitted is usually for added emphasis. As eeky said, it is much more common in certain parts of the world. Words such as 'Should', 'Like', and 'just' are used to help better the flow of the sentence, or to add emphasis. Obviously, in a lot of cases, these words may be omitted and the sentence will mean the exact same thing.
You're still wrong.
 
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