Exercício: gramática básica do inglês

Olá pessoal, errei várias respostas nessas perguntas (não tenho gabarito, apenas a pontuação que obtive num teste, e fui mal), abaixo das perguntas segue minhas respostas e a explanação de cada uma.

One of the underlined words or phrases is incorret; identify wich is wrong:
1. Nowadays, most(A) botanical gardens had(B) a wide variety of(C) plants, usually for scientific and ornamental purposes(D).
2. According to(A) National Geographic magazine, the(B) tsunami that hit Indonesia in 2004 was the bigger(C) in the Indian Ocean in(D) 600 years.
3. At New York(A) City`s Pier 94 there are many(B) plastic white tables(C) and chairs to sit, drink coffee and enjoy the view of(D) the harbor.
4. Since September 11th, American scientists studied the health(A) of search-and-rescue dogs that nosed through(B) the debris at ground zero, but so far(C), they have found no signs of major illness in them(D).
5. In of of his recent(A) interviews, Woody Allen mentioned that his knowledge of(B) literature had enlarged considerable(C) since he joined(D) a reading group.
6. The more inflation rises, the more likely(A) it is to affect consumer behavior, as consumers respond to(B) inflation by alter(C) the way they spend their money, for instance, spending less on(D) anything that is not essential.
7. Oprah Winfrey was blindsided when she recently found out that(A) her dad, Vernom, with who(B) she had always had a very good relationship, had been secretly shopping(C) a book proposal about(D) her life.
8. Children who live on streets are particulary vulnerable to all kinds of adversity and, what`s more(A), since they are seen as outsiders(B) by society, the often only stand up an outside chance(C) of developing to their fullest potential(D).
9. That(A) Old English changed into Middle English around 1100 AD may seem to be(B) undisputable, but one could point out(C) that languages do not just die overnight and that older forms of it would still have used(D) for longe after that.
10. New evidence suggests people eat(A) a little chocolate daily so as not to(B) prevent the formation of artery-blocking, heart-attack-provoking(C) blood clots, since these clots tend to be formed(D) more slowly in the blood of chocolate lovers.

minhas respostas:

1. B, diferentes tempos verbais entre nowadays e had;
2. C, the biggest para superlativo e the bigger para comparativo;
3. A, In New York;
4. D, uso incorreto do pronome possessivo them;
5. C, pesquisei que a preposição pode ser usada como está em B;
6. C, uso incorreto da preposição;
7. C, pesquisei que existe o uso da expressão with whom e with who;
8. D, uso incorreto do pronome possessivo their, pesquisei que what`s more significa “além disso” no caso em questão;
9. D;
10. C, para mim a letra A deveria ser “suggests that people eat”, porém optei pela letra c devido provoking estar com hífen em relação a heart-attack, ao meu ver o correto seria “heart-attack provoking”.
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One of the underlined words or phrases is incorret; identify wich is wrong:


1. Nowadays, most(A) botanical gardens had(B) a wide variety of(C) plants, usually for scientific and ornamental purposes(D).

C is the wrong, would be HAVE, not "had" it just doesn´t agree with "nowadays", makes no sense.


2. According to(A) National Geographic magazine, the(B) tsunami that hit Indonesia in 2004 was the bigger(C) in the Indian Ocean in(D) 600 years.

C is the one to change, would be BIGGEST instead of "bigger".