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As a person of dignity, I would rather _____ to death than steal.

A. starve

B. starving

C. to starving

D. to starve


He _____ wash his clothes by hand because his washing machine was out of order.

A. had no choice but

B. couldn’t help

C. couldn’t choose but to

D. couldn’t help but


There are no easy solutions to the problem, _____ solutions that are agreeable to all parties.

A. to begin with

B. not to mention

C. strange to say

D. to sum up


In the USA, people prefer waiting for a table _____ with people they don’t know.

A. to sit

B. to sitting

C. rather than sit

D. instead of sitting


I felt so cold that I could not help _____ when I talked to him.

A. shake

B. being shaken

C. to shake

D. shaking


It is not worth ______ your family time to get promoted at work.

A. sacrifice

B. to sacrifice

C. being sacrificed

D. sacrificing


I ______ the weather in Taiwan, so I think I’ll stay here for another year.

A. am used to

B. used to

C. used to be

D. am used to like


He regretted _____ his house at such a low price. It would have been worth more.

A. sold

B. selling

C. to sell

D. to have sold


They had a hard time _____ the patients back to life.

A. bring

B. to bring

C. bringing

D. to bringing


There is no use _____ about one’s lost youth.

A. of thinking

B. think

C. thinking

D. to think


The only thing you should do is _____ the medicine that the doctor gave you.

A. to taking

B. taking

C. take

D. have taken


He spoke English _____ quickly for me to follow.

A. such

B. so

C. too

D. as


I make _____ a rule to side with the weaker party.

A. that

B. it

C. this

D. one


The heavy rain kept him ______ here on time.

A. come

B. to come

C. for coming

D. from coming


The old man often forgets ______ the same stories to his grandson and kept repeating them.

A. telling

B. to tell

C. from telling

D. that tells


Those who are desperate may commit the crime because they have nothing _____.

A. to lost

B. to be lost

C. to lose

D. losing


They would rather _____ about the matter anymore

A. not to talk

B. not talking

C. not talk

D. not talked


_____ is no denying that hard work leads to success.

A. Here

B. That

C. It

D. There


The students ______ up the classroom after they made a mess.

A. were asked cleaning

B. were let clean

C. made to clean

D. were made to clean


The old man is so poor that he has no house ______ in.

A. lived

B. living

C. to live

D. for live




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