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English past questions and answer, WAEC, 1988:

 

SECTION 5

Choose the word or group of words that best completes each of the following sentence.

Please read questions 31 - 48 here

.49. Adamu is a very good friend on _____ I can rely.

  1. who
  2. whose
  3. which
  4. whom

 

50. I ought _____ the letter by now.

  1. to be sent
  2. to have being sent
  3. to have sent
  4. to have to send

 

51. Toyin’s fever was so acute that she _____ an injection.

  1. had to have
  2. had to had
  3. must have
  4. ought to have

 

52. I know of a cow _____ has only three legs.

  1. whom
  2. which
  3. who
  4. of which

 

53. Ranti: This is not my key.

Ayo: Then _____ is it?

  1. of which
  2. whose
  3. who’s
  4. whom

 

54. There are no meats in the market _____ Shade bought some fish.

  1. so
  2. unless
  3. since
  4. whereas

 

55. The police vehicles raced _____ full speed with their sirens blaring.

  1. on
  2. with
  3. at
  4. in

 

56. Tutu liked to read detective novels to take her mind _____ her worries.

  1. off
  2. away
  3. out of
  4. from

 

57. I don’t know what to do with these children. They are always fighting _____.

  1. themselves
  2. myself
  3. one another
  4. each other

 

58. Wale couldn’t have said a thing like that, _____.

  1. could he?
  2. did he?
  3. can he?
  4. would he?

 

59. If she had known, she wouldn’t have come, _____.

  1. would she?
  2. wasn’t it?
  3. wouldn’t it?
  4. couldn’t she?

 

60. Salary cuts could be the _____ of the worker’s protest.

  1. course
  2. curse
  3. cause
  4. coarse

 

61. Neither John nor Mary felt happy _____ the incident.

  1. for
  2. in
  3. about
  4. by

 

62. Any parent would be pleased _____ such impressive performance.

  1. at
  2. from
  3. with
  4. for

 

63. Stella wanted to show _____ with her necklace.

  1. off
  2. on
  3. over
  4. back

 

64. The woman _____ daughter he married is his mother-in-law.

  1. whose
  2. which
  3. her
  4. whom

 

65. He acts as if he _____ a general manager.

  1. is been
  2. were
  3. has been
  4. is being

 

66. The National essay competition came _____ on the 23rd of July 1986.

  1. out
  2. in
  3. by
  4. up

 

67. Mrs. Nwokolo had _____ her breakfast before her friend came in.

  1. has
  2. have
  3. had
  4. been had

 

68. If the two boys’ _____ been bitten by the snake, they should be taken to the hospital.

  1. has
  2. had
  3. have
  4. is

 

69. The man _____ missed death during the collision.

  1. extensively
  2. always
  3. narrowly
  4. amply

 

70. I started writing at 9 A.M. It is now 10 A.M. By 11 A.M, I _____ writing for two hours.

  1. will be
  2. am
  3. will have been
  4. have been

 

71. My _____ to you students is to be good.

  1. advice
  2. advise
  3. adverse
  4. advance

 

72. The car couldn’t keep pace _____ the motor-cycle especially in congested areas.

  1. along
  2. with
  3. down
  4. on

 

73. I want everybody to learn the last ten lines of the poem _____ heart.

  1. with
  2. in
  3. for
  4. by

 

74. They went _____ talking after midnight despite the fact that they all had to get up early.

  1. by
  2. for
  3. on
  4. with

 

75. There was a lot of tension in the area and it was felt that a dispute might flare _____ any time.

  1. up
  2. down
  3. in
  4. to

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