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SUB: VERBAL

TOPIC: GRAMMAR

ARTICLES

Complete the sentences. Use ‘a’, ‘an’, ‘the’ or no article(-).

1. _____ diplomat is _____ person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually
look forward to _____ trip. Caskie Stinnett
2. _____ dog is _____ only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
Josh Billings
3. _____ Americans like _____ fat books and _____ thin women. Russell Baker
4. _____ accountant is _____ man who is hired to explain that you didn’t make _____ money you
did. Anonymous
5. _____ actor’s _____ guy who, if you aren’t talking about him, aren’t listening.
Attributed to Marlon Brando
6. _____ optimist is someone who thinks _____ future is uncertain. Anonymous
7. _____ death is _____ nature’s way of telling you to slow down. Anonymous
8. _____ diplomacy is the art of saying ‘nice doggie!’ until you can find _____ stone.
Wynn Catlin
9. _____ equality is _____ lie— _____ women are better. Anonymous
10. _____ birds do it; _____ bees do it; _____ even _____ educated fleas do it. Let’s do it. Let’s fall in
_____ love. Cole Porter
11. I always pass on ____ good advice. It is ____ only thing to do with it. It is never any use to
oneself. Oscar Wilde
12. I love acting. It is so much more real than ____ life. Oscar Wilde
13. Never put anything on _____ paper, my boy, and never trust _____ man with _____ small black
moustache.
14. Nothing’s illegal if _____ hundred businessmen decide to do it, and that’s true anywhere in _____
world. Andrew Young
15. Remember that as _____ teenager you are at _____ last stage in your life when you will be happy
to hear that _____ phone is for you. Fran Lebowitz
16. Save _____ water, shower with _____ friend. Anonymous
17. _____ happiest time of anyone’s life is just after _____ first divorce. John K Galbraith
18. Treat _____ work of art like _____ prince: let it speak to you first.
Attributed to Arthur Schopenhauer
19. When I was _____ boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have _____
old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned
in seven years. Mark Twain
20. When I was born, I was so surprised that I couldn’t talk for _____ year and _____ half.
Gracie Allen
21. A banker is _____ man who lends you _____ umbrella when _____ weather is fair, and takes it
away from you when it rains. Anonymous
22. California is _____ great place – if you happen to be ______ orange. F Allen
23. Writing about _____ art is like dancing about _____ architecture. Anonymous
24. Advertising is _____ valuable economic factor because it is _____ cheapest way of selling goods,
particularly if ____ goods are worthless. Sinclair Lewis
25. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is _____ attribute of _____ strong.
Mahatma Gandhi

SUB: VERBAL

TOPIC: GRAMMAR

ANSWERS

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