Существительное - упражнение №1

Complete the sentences below using the correct alternative from those marked A, B, C, or D.

1. When I came into ________ cottage, the family ________ sitting round the table playing draughts. Draughts ________ their favourite game. They like to play ________ in the evenings.

the Holley's, were, are, it
Holleys, was, are, them
the Holleys', were, is, it
Holleys's, was, is, them

2. When he was going through a narrow passage between two ________ , he heard ________ . These were his neighbours, two ________ girls.

merrys-go-round, laugh, twenty-years old
merry-go-rounds, a laugh, twenty-year old
merry-goes-round, laughter, twenty-years old
merry-goes-rounds, a laughter, twenty-year old

3. They decided to open a season. Though it was a fashionable party and the walls were decorated with ________ and ________ , the majority of the guests ________ wearing jeans and T-shirts.

lilies-of-the-valley, forget-me-nots, were
lily-of-the-valleys, forget-me-nots, were
lilies-of-the-valley, forgets-me-not, was
lilies-of-the-valleys, forgets-me-nots, was

4. The ________ wife was wearing a plain white dress with a string of pearls that cost more than my ________ salary.

governor's-general, two years'
governor-general's, two years'
governor-general, two years
governor's-general's, two-year

5. He pulled off his gloves and put ________ onto the dressing table. She noticed that ________ brand new. So was his hat.

it, it was
it, they were
them, it was
them, they were

6. He conducted a lot of ________ into ________ but ________ a failure.

researches, hay fevers, they were
research, hay fever, it was
researches, hay fever, it was .
research, hay fevers, they were

7. The proceeds of the campaign ________ been spent on the construction of the Children's Care Centre. Roadworks ________ being held there to build a new ________ crossing.

has, are, pedestrian's
have, are, pedestrian
has, is, pedestrians
have, is, pedestrians'

8. Look, Mary is playing with the scissors! Take ________ away from her, ________ may cut into her fingers.

it, it
them, it
it, they
them, they

9. Here ________ the pocket money my uncle has sent me today. ________ will be enough to settle all my debts.

are, It
is, They
is, It
are, They

10. The criteria ________ too vague. If there were a sharper ________ to make our choice, I would be happy.

is, criterion
are, criterion
is, criteria
are, criteria

11. The latest news from the Middle East countries ________ disturbing. A close-up camera showed a man running somewhere. His face was bruised and his clothes ________ torn.

was, was
were, were
was, were
were, was

12. The premises ________ big enough, but the inspection took them a lot of ________ , and they had to drive home at ________ .

was, time, dusks
were, times, a dusk
was, times, dusk
were, time, dusk

13. The price for ________ has increased by ten ________ in the last quarter. Lodgings ________ very expensive nowadays.

an accommodation, per cent, is
accommodation, per cent, are
accommodations, per cents, is
accommodation, per cents, are

14. That species of birds ________ migrant and ________ found in Africa in winter. Our surroundings ________ too severe for such birds and they leave ________ early in September.

is, is, are, them
are, are, are, them
is, is, is, it
are, are, is, it

15. The crossroads at our supermarket ________ a dangerous place. The traffic lights will help both pedestrians and drivers to avoid accidents. The police ________ to set ________ here.

are, needs, them
is, need, them
are, needs, it
is, need, it

16. Measles ________ a dangerous disease and a lot of children catch ________ at an early age.

is, them
is, it
are, them
arc, it

17. This ________ the most effective means of production and ________ can be adjusted to your business in ________ time.

is, it, two month's
are, they, a two-months
is, they, two-month
is, it, two months'

18. The Azores ________ are dark blue species that require ________ cultivation in temperate regions.

forget-me-nots, greenhouse
forgets-me-nots, greenhouse's
forget-me-not, greenhouse
forgets-me-not, greenhouse's

19. Reliable ________ about everyday clothing from the past ________ hard to obtain.

evidences, are
evidence, is
evidences, is
evidence, are

20. These species ________ protected in national parks and ________ .

is, game reserves
are, game's reserves
are, game reserves
is, games reserves