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Simple TOEFL Sentences Practice #2

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Prepositional Phrases

1. Surprisingly cost was regarded __________ important factor in choosing a new cell phone by the three teenagers.

A as the least
B of the least
C in the least
D to the least



2. Maine's coastline is a major attraction and a vista of sandy beaches contrasted ________ rockbound shoreline.

A to the rugged
B by the rugged
C on the rugged
D at the rugged



3. John knows that he had better ________ his algebra skills before the mid-term exam.

A. brush up on
B. brush on up
C. brushing up on
D. brushing on up



4. The pressure ________ was intense after his team lost five basketball games in a row.

A. under the coach
B. over the coach
C. of the coach
D. on the coach



5. In __________, the team has begun to show some form again and has won some big games.

(A) few weeks
(B) few past weeks
(C) the past few weeks
(D) a few weeks since




The Subject

1. In general, ________ have a professional obligation to protect confidential sources of information.

A. which journalists
B. journalists
C. journalists, they
D. journalists that



2. ________ of Elvis Presley is banned in seven different countries across the world.

A. The music is
B. That the music
C. The music which
D. The music



3. For ________ you who don't know, "Rainbow" was a credible children's TV show from the 70's and 80's.

A. those of
B. those in
C. these of
D. these in



4. As was the case throughout the United States, __________ was subject to higher gas prices during the winter of 2002-2003.

A. for New York
B. for New York as well
C. New York which
D. New York



5. ________ in history caused as much shock and grief worldwide as the 2004 tsunami disaster in Asia.

A. None natural disaster
B. That natural disaster
C. No natural disaster
D. The natural disaster



Verb Forms

1. The causes of gamma-ray bursts throughout the universe, and how the gamma rays are actually produced, ________ until recently remained a mystery.

A. have
B. have been
C. has been
D. has



2. That the legal drinking age ________ lowered is a hot topic for debate in many states.

A. should have
B. which should
C. should be
D. should



3. Discovery of these ancient anthropic markings ________ our understanding of how these early humans interacted with their environment.

A. has broadened
B. have broadened
C. broaden
D. will have broadened



4. The rivalry between the two communities stems from ancient times and openly __________ to this day.

A. persist
B. which persist
C. persists
D. which persists



5. Despite the simplicity of their construction, the ancient systems ________ exhibit very complicated behavior.

A. find to
B. found to
C. are found to
D. were found to




Word Order 1:

1. _________ explores the nature of guilt and responsibility and builds to a remarkable conclusion.

A. The written beautifully novel
B. The beautifully written novel
C. The novel beautifully written
D. The written novel beautifully



2. Over time the young students will perfect the art of piano playing. After all, such ________ needs delicate handling.

A. a tuned instrument finely
B. an instrument tuned finely
C. a finely instrument tuned
D. a finely tuned instrument



3. Honore de Balzac said "The errors of ________, from their faith in the good, or their confidence in the true".

A. women spring, almost always
B. almost always, women spring
C. almost women, always spring
D. almost spring, always women



4. In that particular department of the company, production __________ day and night.

(A) going often keeps
(B) keeps often going
(C) keeps going often
(D) often keeps going



5. The tenants were asked to throw all recyclable trash into __________.

A. the green big plastic bag
B. the big plastic green bag
C. the big green plastic bag
D. the green plastic big bag