ESL Grammar With Readings 3


Questions 1 through 5

In 1907, James Murray Spangler, a janitor in a Canton, Ohio department store, (1) ---- that the carpet sweeper he used was the source of his cough. He tinkered with an old fan motor and attached it to a soap box (2) ---- to a broom handle. Using a pillowcase (3) ---- a dust collector on the contraption, Spangler invented a portable electric vacuum cleaner. He then improved his basic model the first to use (4) ---- a cloth filter bag and cleaning attachments, and received a patent in 1908, and (5) ---- the Electric Suction Sweeper Company.

1.
found out
took after
came by
run out of
got away
2.
had stapled
stapled
have stapled
was stapled
was stapling
3.
too
such
as
so
very
4.
all
much
both
either
neither
5.
established
forsaken
acquitted
inflated
investiaged


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Questions 6 through 10

Mary Queen of Scots, had (6) ---- claim to the throne of England after the children of Henry VIII through her grandmother Margaret Tudor. This claim made Mary a (7) ---- to Elizabeth I of England, who finally had her (8) ----. (9) ----, Mary's son, James VI of Scotland, succeeded Elizabeth to the English throne as James I. Mary's reported beauty and charm and her undoubted courage (10) ---- her a particularly romantic figure in history. She is the subject of Schiller's great drama Maria Stuart, of an opera by Donizetti.

6.
strongest
much stronger
the strongest
the stronger
stronger
7.
threat
execution
validity
requirement
reflection
8.
execute
to execute
executing
executed
being executed
9.
However
Much as
In spite of
Even though
Hence
10.
make
will make
was made
have made
had made

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