One-third of this article is taken up with statistical analysis.
Much of the book seems relevant to this study.
Half of what he writes is undocumented.
Fifty percent of the job is routine.
All the information is current
With a plural noun, use a plural verb:
One-third of the students have graduate degrees.
Many researchers depend on grants from industry.
Half of his articles are peer-reviewed.
Fifty percent of the computers have CD-ROM drives.
All the studies are current.
With a collective noun, use either a singular or a plural verb, depending on whether you want to emphasize the single group or its individual members:
Half of my family lives/live in Canada.
All of the class is/are here.
Ten percent of the population is/are bilingual.
The majority holds no strong views.
A small minority indicates it supports the proposal.
When majority/minority mean a specific percentage, you may use either a singular or a plural verb:
A 75% majority have/has voted against the measure.
A 10% minority are/is opposed to the measure.
When majority/minority refers to a specified set of persons, use a plural verb:
A majority of Canadians have voted for change.
A minority of the students are willing to pay more.
Expressions of time, money and distance usually take a singular verb:
Ten dollars is a great deal of money to a child.
Ten kilometres is too far to walk.
Six weeks is not long enough.
The number of students registered in the class is 20.
They take plural verbs when they are used as indefinite quantifiers
A number of students were late
1. The snow was getting quite deep. I had __________ hope of getting home that night.
A. much B. little C. a great deal of D. a little
2. I don’t think Jill would be a good teacher. She’s got_____ patience.
A. some B. few C. little D. all
3. Would you like milk in your coffee? “ Yes, please________”
A. little B. a little C. a few D. some
4. Have you seen _______ good films recently?
- No, I haven’t been to the cinema for ages.
A. any B. some C. a few D. most of
5. Can I have _______ coffee for my breakfast?
A. any B. few C. little D. some
6. ______ the Vietnamese people make their living by farming.
A. Most B. Most of C. Some of D. Many of
7. Don’t drink ________wine . It’s bad for your health.
A. many B. a few C. so much D. little
8. He had spent________ time writing an essay about his childhood.
A. a large number of B. a great deal of C. a few D. many
9. In spite of the heavy storm, some villagers were planning to rescue the injured climbers,
but ________ refused to do so.
A. many of them B. most of people C. few of farmers D. many of a number
10. The government is________ worried about the increase of the youth unemployment rates.
11. You talk too________ and you often do too________ tricks in class.
12. _________the countries in that area of the world, perhaps Nigeria has the most potential.
13. After doing the shopping, she had got_________.
A. a few money left B. little money left C. some left of money D. several of money left
14. The examination was not very difficult, but it was _________ long.
A. so much B. too much C. very much D. much too
15. Increasing _________ of fruit in the diet may help to reduce the rick of heart disease.
16. While Southern California is densely populated,_________ live in the northern part of the state.
A. a number of B. many people C. few people D. a few of people
17. Nowadays, due to the increasing unemployment rate, young graduates have _____ opportunities
to find jobs.
A. little B. a little C. few D. a few
18. ________ of Asian students reject the American view that marriage is a partnership of equals.
A. The majority B. The many C. The number D. A great deal
19. In ______ people, the areas of the brain that control speed are located in the left hemisphere.
A. mostly of B. most C. almost of D. the most of
20. The__________ boy is very interested in football, but it is actually not good at playing it.
A. most of B. little C. some D. few
21.They knew _________ about him but they said they didn’t.
A. many B. a lot of C. much D. little
22. Although the government has taken certain measures to protect elephants, numerous threats remain for them.
A. too much B. a lot of C. some D. a few
23. The room is almost empty. There are very ________ people there.
24. The teacher gave us ________ difficult exercises. We could do only _____ of them and _____
of them couldn’t be done.
A. many / a few / most C. some / one / many
B. a lot of/ a little / some D. a great number of/ one / some
25. We have to delay this course because there are __________ students.
A. a large number of B. few C. some D. many
26. Hardly anybody applied for the job.
A. Nobody applied for the job because it was hard.
B. Anybody found it hard to apply for the job.
D. Anybody applied hardly for the job.
27. The majority of the students in this college are from overseas.
A. Everyone in this college is from overseas.
B. No one in this college is from overseas.
C. Few students in this college are from overseas.
28. The tourists were unharmed after the train crash.
A. All the tourists were injured in the train crash.
B. None of the tourists were injured in the train crash.
C. The train crash was not harmful for the tourists.
D. The tourists were very afraid after the train crash.
29. Had the announcement been made earlier, more people would have attended the lecture.
A. Not many people came to hear the lecture because it was held so late.
B. Since the announcement was not made earlier, fewer people came to hear the lecture.
C. The lecture was held earlier so that more people would attend.
D. Fewer people attended the lecture because of the early announcement.
30. Most of the students ignored what the teacher was saying.
A. The teacher was ignored what she was saying by most of students.
B. The majority of the students ignored the teacher’s saying.
C. Most of the students didn’t listen to the teacher.
D. Few students paid attention to what the teacher was saying.
31. The Prime Minister is unlikely to call an early general election.
A. It’s likely that the Prime Minister will call an early general election.
B. The likelihood is that the Prime Minister will call an early general election
D. The likelihood is great that the Prime Minister will cal an early general election
32. Had he known more about the internet, he would have invested in some computer companies
A. Knowing about the internet would help him invest in some computer companies.
C. Knowing about the internet , he would have invested in some computer companies
D. He would have invested in some computer companies without his knowledge of the internet
33. Some children give a great deal of thought to their future work.
A. Some children think a great deal of their given work.
B. Some children’s future work is given to them.
D. Some children thought a lot of their future work.
34. They have no knowledge of what to expect when they start their work.
A. They know little about what to expect when they start their work.
B. They don’t have little knowledge of what to expect when they start their work.
C. When they start their work, they think about their knowledge that they expect.
D. They hardly know of what to expect when they start their work.
35. He gave us and his classmates a lot of help in the study.
A. He gave many help to us and his classmates in the study.
C. He offered much help in the study to us and his classmates.
D. They were given a lot of help in the study by him.
III. Find one word or phrase(A, B, C or D) that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct.
36. It was disappoiting that almost of the guests left the wedding too early.
A B C D
37. He has a great deal of books most of which are on science and technology.
38. John had made several spelling mistake in his assignment so he didn’t get good marks.
39. In the early days of the devolopment, cars used a large number of fuel, and now cars are more economical. A B C D
40. A number of the participants in the survey was 250 students for Oxford University.
42. There is only a few food for dinner. I think you should buy some more to eat.
43. Although Mary has been inViet nam for 10 months, she knows a little Vietnamese.
44. There is too many bad news on TV tonight.
45. My friends can’t buy these jackets because they cost too many.
46. If either of you take a vacation now, we will not be able to finish the work.
47. Because they had spent too many time considering the new contract, the students lost the
opportunities to lease the apartment.
sunlight than the others.
49. The company has so a little money that it can hardly operate any more.
A B C D
50. Athough the weather was not perfect a bunch of people turned out for the annual parade.
A B C
V+ adv: get away, take off
V+ adv+ prep: catch up with
B/ PHÂN LOẠI
Verbs + Particle + Object
(inseparable Phr. Verbs)
Verbs + + particle + Noun
(on , off, up, down, in, out, away)
Dưới đây là một số các nội cụm động từ thường gặp
E.g. 1. We are looking for my key
2. Remember to turn the lights off when going out.
E.g. You have to do this paint job over.
Nhưng khi tân ngữ của cụm động từ đó là đại từ thì cụm động từ đó thường phải được tách ra làm 2.