ESL Grammar With Readings 5


Questions 1-5

Superstition is a(n) (1) ---- belief or practice resulting from ignorance or fear of the unknown. The validity of superstitions is based (2) ---- belief in the power of magic and witchcraft and in (3) ---- invisible forces as spirits and demons. A common superstition in the Middle Ages was that the devil (4) ---- a person during that unguarded moment when that person was sneezing; this could be avoided if anyone present immediately (5) ---- the name of God. The tradition of saying “God bless you” when someone sneezes still remains today.

1.
irrational
compulsory
illiterate
delicious
arrogant
2.
by
of
with
from
on
3.
so
very
too
such
enough
4.
must have entered
may enter
was to enter
could enter
can't have entered
5.
would call
called
had called
will be called
was called


Questions 6-10

George Westinghouse was a(n) (6) ---- inventor who influenced the course of history by enabling the growth of the railroads through his inventions.(7) ---- an industrial manager, George Westinghouse's influence (8) ---- industrial history is considerable, (9) ---- and directed more than 60 companies to market his and others' inventions during his lifetime. His electric company became one of the greatest electric manufacturing organizations in the United States, and his influence abroad was evident by the many companies he founded in (10) ---- countries.

6.
prolific
invisible
ordinary
illiterate
timid
7.
Like
Both
Such as
So
As
8.
of
at
by
on
in
9.
to have formed
having formed
formed
to be formed
having been formed
10.
the other
one another
other
others
another

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