2001 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.

39. For such a serious offense, Etim was lucky to............ with a fine.

A. get over
B. get on
C. get away
D. get off

40. The members of the association were just rounding............ their discussion when the police arrived.

A. up
B. off
C. of
D. in

41. I could not attend the meeting, so I asked my sister to stand............ for me.

A. up
B. by
C. in
D. on

42. I tendered for that contract, but my application............

A. fell in
B. fell off
C. fell through
D. fell down

43. He is Mr Bello's son, ............?

A. isn't he
B. isn't it
C. is it
D. wont you

44. You will help me with my assignment, ............?

A. can you
B. could you
C. would you
D. won't you

45. I bought my............ today at the mall.

A. very green first party dress
B. green very party first dress
C. first green very party dress
D. very first green party dress

46. Although he was not born in Yoruba land, ............

A. he can't speak the language
B. he can't write the language
C. he can speak the language
D. but he can speak the language

47. Adaku and Udoka were curious............ who was coming to see their father

A. at
B. about
C. in
D. of

48. Moji says she is better in Math............

A. as me
B. than I am
C. as I am
D. with me

49. I have never............ humiliated in my life.

A. being so
B. so being
C. been so
D. so been

50. He............ the scene before that accident occurred.

A. leaves
B. has left
C. left
D. had left

51. The proposer's argument was............ convincing than that of his opponent.

A. much more
B. most
C. much
D. more much

52. The cloth is............ bright for my liking.

A. very
B. so
C. quite
D. too

53. By the time they arrive, we............ the work.

A. shall have finished
B. could have finished
C. will finish
D. have finished

54. This engine is............ that one.

A. superior than
B. more superior than
C. more superior to
D. superior to

55. Janet could not attend the party because she............ with the flu over the weekend

A. came up
B. came down
C. came away
D. came in

56. The new student made a good impression............ rest of the class.

A. with
B. at
C. on
D. for

57. Could I borrow............ cash, please?

A. a little
B. a few
C. much
D. few

58. It is............ this background that we can understand the issue clearly.

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

59. The teacher told the pupils to commit the poem............ memory

A. to
B. in
C. onto
D. inside

60. ............ we waited, Ayo read the letter over again

A. While
B. When
C. Where
D. Why

61. I expect everybody to respect............

A. itself
B. ourselves
C. himself
D. oneself

62. You are............ for having that painful experiences.

A. none the best
B. none the worst
C. none the worse
D. nonetheless

63. ............ is not good for children.

A. To have skipped breakfast
B. To have been skipping breakfast
C. To be skipping breakfast
D. Skipping breakfast

64. The manager is leaving the company to............ a new appointment elsewhere.

A. take over
B. take on
C. take up
D. take off

65. Since we were not given all the things we requested, we should............ with what we have.

A. make up
B. make out
C. make do
D. make over

66. Nigerians will have to............ to blame for withdrawing from the competition at the last minute.

A. themselves
B. one another
C. each other
D. ourselves

67. Many people do not............ their religious professions.

A. live by
B. live
C. live with
D. live on

68. ............ a new teacher, she does not know much about the behavior of the students

A. Being
B. Having been
C. Been
D. Having being

69. The principal hoped that he............ to help the students.

A. can be able
B. is able
C. would be able
D. must be able

70. The lecturer arrived exactly............ time to give the talk.

A. on
B. with
C. by
D. in

71. Olumide initially disliked Mathematics, but............ time began to like it.

A. by
B. on
C. with
D. at

72. The judge says that no one is............ the law.

A. over
B. above
C. after
D. across

73. The officer............ that he was not supposed to talk to the press on the matter.

A. will know
B. shall know
C. could have known
D. should have known

74. He is a dare-devil; I really............ be surprised that he has escaped.

A. ought to
B. oughtn't
C. could
D. couldn't

75. This is Bisi's handwriting: there............ be no argument about it.

A. will
B. may
C. might
D. can

2001 June | Part B – Best Completes 2
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