Less is More- Answer Sheet

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Now that you had a chance to learn about the use of More and Most in English, let alone do the exercises (which you can access here), here are the answers to the two exercises.

More or Not:

Look at the following adjectives and determine whether the use of more and most apply or not. Mark with Y for yes or N for no.

  1. Impressive   Yes
  2. Greedy   No
  3. Angry   No
  4. Impulsive   Yes
  5. Insistent   Yes
  6. Sad   No
  7. Happy   No
  8. Excited   Yes
  9. Pale   No
  10. Busy   No
  11. Stressed   Yes
  12. Authoritative   Yes
  13. Tough   No
  14. Fair   No
  15. Beautiful   Yes
  16. Ugly   No
  17. Picky   No
  18. Disgusted   Yes
  19. Furious   Yes
  20. Peaceful   Yes

 

Multiple Choice:

Choose the correct word in each sentence.

  1. Colin could have ______________ told us about the accident last night instead of running off.
  • Least
  • Less
  • At least
  • Little

 

 

2. Frank smiles ________________. He always makes a serious look when we take pictures.

  • The least
  • The most
  • Less
  • More

 

 

3. Dorothea is ___________________ of the students in her class. Her IQ matches that of Einstein’s.

  • The least intelligent
  • The less intelligent
  • Intelligentest
  • The most intelligent

 

 

4. We have a choice between selling our business and taking out a loan. We need to ___________________________.

  • Make the best of the situation
  • Choose the lesser of the two evils
  • Choose the option with least resistence
  • Do nothing.

 

 

5. And _________________________, before we open the festivities, we need to bring the wedding cake to the Restaurant.

  • Least of all
  • Last but not least
  • More of all
  • More or less.

 

 

6. _________________________! We should have left some meat out of our presentation!

  • Less is more!
  • More is everything!
  • Last but not least!
  • Above all!

 

 

7.  Clarinda is the __________________ of the women on the wrestling team. She may be 17 years old but she has a height of 5 feet even.

  • Smallest
  • Most tiny
  • Littlest
  • Least tiny

 

 

8. Instead of playing with your Smartphone, you could have ______________ paid attention and not crashed into that tree!

  • At least
  • At the latest
  • The least
  • Less

 

 

9. You are not going anywhere _____________ you clean that room of yours! It’s a real mess!

  • Less
  • Least
  • Unless
  • The least

 

 

10.  _________________ Bill could have done was inform the landlord of the water damage in the bathroom.

  • The least
  • At least
  • Lest
  • Both a & b

 

 

11. There are ______________ on the streets today than normal. We would have 400 or more visitors at any given day and not 20.

  • Few
  • Fewer
  • Fewest
  • Least

 

 

12. There is ____________ milk in the gallon jug. Who took a drink?

  • Fewer
  • Less
  • Smaller
  • Least

 

 

13. The sandwiches at the snack shop are _____________ then normal. Are they cutting back on the fixings or what?

  • Smaller
  • Less
  • Fewer
  • More

 

 

14. There are __________ bikes than usual because of the expanded bike trail network.

  • More
  • Most
  • Less
  • Least

 

 

15. The number two is _______________ four in this equation.

  • Greater
  • Less than
  • The least
  • More than

 

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LOOK AT THAT!!! DID YOU SEE IT? Answers to the Exercises

 

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After having done the exercises dealing with Perception Verbs, here are the answers to three of the four activities, namely Activities 1-2 and 4.  If you are unsure what Perception Verbs are, click  here to review. The worksheet is included there as well. 🙂

Activity 3 with the slide show has many answers possible and teachers of English will need to use their best judgement to determine whether these answers are correct or not, being prepared to explain the grammatical and contextual reasons behind your answer.

ACTIVITY 1:

  1. When I opened the window, I _____saw____ Mr. Markman mowing the lawn.       a. Watch          b. See                  c. Observe          d. Look at

 

  1. I __notice(d)______ that you have a cool haircut, Mia. Which hair dresser did you visit?   a.  Notice      b. Observe          c. Look                d. Watch

 

  1. Ken, Don and I _watched____ three hours of professional wrestling on TV last night.     a. Look             b. Notice             c. Watch             d. See

 

  1. Quit __staring_ at me, Jake! I don’t like that.                                                               a. Watch          b. See                c. Stare           d. Look at

 

  1. Karen and Mattie _are looking at_ exhibits at the museum while I’m meeting friends at a pub.        a. Stare                    b. Notice             c. Look at            d. Observe

 

  1. Fans and the prep band __will watch___ the football game at the stadium in Hanover on Friday.         a.  Watch                b. Look at           c. Observe          d. Stare

 

  1. Wow! __Look at__ that beauty walking down the stage!                                        a.   Stare       b.  see                c. Look at            d. Observe

 

  1. Did you __see___ that asteroid that landed in the field, last night?!!                a.      See         b. Look                c. Stare                d. Observe

 

  1. Many kids in the class __observe___ Ms. Mulder’s amazing chemistry project in the science lab.   a. Notice                 b. Observe          c. Stare                d. Look

 

  1. Wow, Dean! You ___look____ pale. Are you OK, Bud?    a Watch                            b. Stare               c. Notice             d. Look

 

  1. We _watched___ the snow falling onto the ground for a few minutes yesterday.    a.  Look                    b. Watch          c. Notice             d. See

 

  1. Millie, you __will/are going to   watch___ the kids this evening as we will go out for dinner, understand?    a. See               b. Observe          c. Watch          d. Notice

 

  1. Look(at)__ what you did! Who’s going to pay for the new window?                     a. Watch                 b. See                  c. Look                d. Notice

 

  1. Mr Hildebrandt __observed___ Heidi’s change in behavior in class and went to talk with her about it.    a. Look at               b. Observe          c. Watch             d. See

 

  1. Leia _observed___ the ducks closely on the lake and wrote down her results. a.  Observe          b. See                  c. Notice             d. Look

 

ACTIVITY 2:

Word Group:   Look at the following group of words and determine which of the perceptive verbs you would use. One answer possible!

 

  1. Student               Test                      Classroom          Write

ANS: ____Observe__________

  1. Stadium              Baseball              Umpire                Pitcher

ANS: ____Watch____________

  1. Car                       Deer                     Road                    Darkness

ANS: ____Watch_____ ______

  1. Wildlife               Forest                  Bear                     Mating

ANS: ____Observe __________

  1. Highway              Car                       Flat tire               Police Officer

ANS: ____See _____________

  1. Games                 Kids                       TV                         Trouble

ANS: _____Watch___________

  1. Old dress            New outfit          New hair style   New attitude

ANS: ____Look____________

  1. UFO                     Farm field           Alien (E.T.)          Rotating Lights

ANS: ____Watch/ Observe___

  1. Boss      Anger Management        Crying Worker      Fired

ANS: ____Notice___________

  1. Parking lot         Parking Meter   Parking Ticket    Car

ANS: ____Notice/ See_______

 

ACTIVITY 4

A Couple or Not? Sometimes it is possible to use more than one perceptive word in a sentence. Look at each pair and determine if they are a match or not. Answer with either Yes or No.

    • Trevon stared at Pauline for a long time because of her beauty.
    • Trevon looked at Pauline for a long time because of her beauty.
    • YES

 

  • 2.
    • WATCH OUT! DEER!!
    • LOOK OUT! DEER!!
    • YES

 

  • 3.
    • We saw that you bought a new car. How much was it?
    • We watch that you bought a new car. How much was it?
    • NO

 

  • 4.
    • Did you see Fall Guy on TV last night?
    • Did you watch Fall Guy on TV last night?
    • YES

 

  • 5.
  • I was watching your interaction with Anja with concern. Do you want to talk about it?
  • I was observing your interaction with Anja with concern. Do you want to talk about it?
  • YES

 

  • 6.
    • Sean got a notice from his boss today.
    • Sean got a watch from his boss today.
    • NO

 

  • 7.
    • Jana was watching Dr. Quincy when the phone rang.
    • Jana was seeing Dr. Quincy when the phone rang.
    • NO

 

  • 8.
    • Hundreds of fans watched the soccer team score the winning goal the last second.
    • Hundreds of fans observed the soccer team score the winning goal the last second.
    • NO

 

  • 9.
    • Did you see the UFO fly over the city hall?
    • Did you watch the UFO fly over the city hall?
    • YES

 

  • 10.
    • I see that you are packing your stuff and leaving. Where are you going?
    • I notice that you are packing your stuff and leaving. Where are you going?
    • NO

 

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