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Quiz No. 9  Word & Grammar

Prepositions, nouns, figures of speech. Proverbs, alternative spellings
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Fill in the prepositions in the following:

Are you in charge ..... these cats?
He’s much ....... clever for me.
Our army is quite confident ...... victory
What was his reaction  .... what you said?
Why was she talking .... a whisper?
Cast your eyes  ........ this letter please
Magazines are ........ sale .... the back of the shop

Turn each of the following into a noun  (e.g. able = ability)

       Able,  admire, allow,  arrive, behave, choose, cruel, describe

Complete these figures of speech
To put on airs and ......
Everything is cut and .....
They fought tooth and .........
To be worn only on high days and .........
Membership is open to all and ........
The garden has gone to rack and .......
That game is a danger to life and .......

Complete these Proverbs:
Set a thief ..........
When the cat’s away.......
Too many cooks .........
One man’s meat.........

Getting the right words: Spell the missing words in each pair:

There’s a football  .......... (training to be ready) tomorrow afternoon
Can we .......... the song tomorrow afternoon?

The college  ........................... (leader) spoke at prize giving.
Do you agree in ............................. with the idea?

They played on a nine hole golf ............. and the grass in the rough was long and ........................

Spell each word that sounds like the word below but is spelt differently with a completely different meaning:

    Weight, hall, maize, serial, sore, teem, stare, paws, beach, stake, cheque, board, fare