1.His illness was … than we first thought.
a)serious b)more serious c)the most serious
2.After her husband had gone to work and the children … to school, Mrs. Richards went upstairs.
a)had sent b)were sent c)had been sent
3.I'll get dinner ready when I … reading this book.
a)shall finish b)finish c)am finishing
4.We … them since they moved here a year ago.
a)know b)knew c)have known
5.I … very fast when the accident happened.?
a)wasn't driving b)didn't drive c)hadn't driven
6.How many cigarettes … a day?
a)have you smoked b)do you smoke c)are you smoking
7.We didn't go out because it … .
a)rained b)was raining c)is raining
8.What do you think she will say? She … nothing.
a)will probably say b)won't probably say c)says
9.She … a box of chocolate on her birthday.
a)was given b)gave c)has given
10.When the accident happened … nobody in the car.
a)there is b)there wasn't c)there was