Here is a short English test for you. There is always only one correct answer per question.
1Please try to keep the introductory speech as brief as possible so that we can _______ to important business.
2Not only _______ shocked, but I felt angry as well.
I was feeling
didn't I feel
did I feel
3The staff really do respect you, so stop trying to _______ your authority.
4Our apprentice has a complete disregard _______ authority.
5This person must have some experience in _______ an office single-handedly.
6He was _______ because of his incompetence.
7I came _______ with 'flu last winter.
8I pride myself _______ being a perfectionist.
9I have to get up early to catch the first plane to Hamburg, so it’s high time I _______ to bed.
10I resigned my position when I realised that I had no _______ for working with adolescents.
11The members of the expedition had good reason to feel anxious but their leader's calm words _______ their fears.
12The Security Officer _______ the security systems on a regular basis.
13The firm has _______ a time and motion study from a team of consultants.
14Many small firms were no longer able to compete and were _______ out by larger companies.
15We had so many applications that we had to _______ some very interesting ones.
16Your father could lend us his car; _______ him out and see if he would agree to it.
17Have you ever sampled a delicious variety of egg noodle which is _______ to the region of Germany called Swabia?
18Where would you be now if you _______ financial help from your father?
hadn't have had
19Relaxation exercises are just one way to _______ stress.
20Congratulations! You've _______ to the end of the test.