2002 June | Part B – Best Completes 2

From the words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the word or group of words that best completes each of the following sentences.

38. The secretary needs to run............ two hundred copies of the previous minutes for the next meeting.

A. off
B. on
C. out
D. over

39. Let us keep............ the plans made earlier.

A. away
B. to
C. off
D. on

40. To be alive after such serious accident............ a celebration.

A. is called for
B. calls for
C. has been called
D. call for

41. She does not remember ever............ a tiger.

A. to see
B. to have seen
C. seeing
D. having to see

42. The commissioner for Education, together with his secretary, ............ expected yesterday.

A. are
B. was
C. were
D. is

43. After rigorous interrogation, the thief had no alternative............ to confess the truth.

A. except
B. unless
C. but
D. rather

44. The director is open............ criticism.

A. for
B. to
C. on
D. about

45. Tunji divided the money between David and............

A. he
B. him
C. himself
D. themselves

46. The jury gave............ verdict.

A. it's
B. its
C. his
D. her

47. No............ person will do that

A. matured
B. maturing
C. mature
D. matures

48. She stabbed her friend............ the back.

A. on
B. at
C. upon
D. in

49. I am not accustomed............ on an empty stomach

A. to sleep
B. to have slept
C. for sleeping
D. to sleeping

50. Take your share and give them............

A. their
B. there
C. there's
D. theirs

51. My uncle was not sure............ the strange guests were.

A. which
B. who
C. whom
D. what

52. The principal has already summoned all the............ on the matter.

A. heads of departments
B. head of department
C. heads of department
D. head of departments

53. But for the timely intervention of the police, the kidnapper............ by the angry mob

A. will be lynched
B. would have been lynched
C. would be lynched
D. will have been lynched

54. ........... she was tired when we arrived, Mummy prepared a delicious dinner for us

A. Despite
B. If
C. Since
D. Although

55. ............ science and technology many African countries have not made significant progress since their independence.

A. With regards to
B. In respect to
C. As far as
D. With regard to

56. If I............ your father, I would call the police.

A. have been
B. am
C. will be
D. were

57. I hate............ waiting.

A. to be keeping
B. having been kept
C. being kept
D. to have been kept

58. You had better............ the examination.

A. written
B. write
C. wrote
D. be writing

59. The policeman tried to cash in............ the driver's ignorance.

A. under
B. against
C. on
D. with

60. Yesterday, I............ on the beach for half an hour.

A. lain
B. lay
C. lie
D. lied

61. We were told to mind our business during the examination and not............

A. somebody's else
B. somebody else's
C. somebody's else's
D. somebody else

62. Whenever you travel buy me............ please.

A. a trouser
B. one trouser
C. a pair of trousers
D. trouser

63. The Housemaster asked Ekene whether he had ever............ the marathon.

A. run
B. ran
C. running
D. runs

64. The maid denied............ her mistress' money.

A. to stealing
B. stolen
C. to have stolen
D. stealing

65. One of the victims............ rushed to the nearest hospital.

A. was
B. have been
C. were
D. were being

66. Bachelors find it convenient to buy............ pepper.

A. grind
B. grinding
C. ground
D. grounded

67. I heard the news............ the radio

A. from
B. by
C. on
D. through

68. The invigilator had hardly turned her back............ the candidate was caught cheating.

A. than
B. when
C. hence
D. that

69. Of the three girls, Yetunde is the............

A. tallest
B. taller
C. most tall
D. tall

70. It was Peter that I saw, ............?

A. wasn't it
B. didn't I
C. isn't it
D. wasn't he

71. They finally broke............ after years of being together.

A. up
B. away
C. out
D. in

72. When I was in school, boarders............ very early every morning.

A. are rising
B. have risen
C. had to rise
D. have to rise

73. ............ of the two girls sang sweetly.

A. Every one
B. Each
C. Some
D. All

2002 June | Part B – Best Completes 2
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