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Completing Sentence Practice for HSC Examination 5.0 (Board Questions with Answer)

Updated: Jun 7

Completing Sentence Worksheet-5.0


Completing sentence HSC-2022


1. [Dhaka Board -2022]

(a) I could not recognise you at first. It was many years since we had met last.

(b) Water is polluted in different ways. It is high time we stopped air pollution.

(c) I think you are not regular in studies. Be attentive lest you should fail in the examination.

(d) Birds fly in the sky freely. Had I the wings of a bird I could fly like a bird.

(e) There are many obstacles in our way to success. We must work hard so that we can easily overcome the obstacles.


2. [Rajshahi Board -2022]

(a) If I had a camera, I would take some photographs. I like photography very much.

(b) Though he was brilliant, he did not score well in the examination/he failed in the exam. He was very irregular in his college.

(c) Jamil had an accident yesterday while he was driving his new car.

(d) I am not a rich man. The car is too expensive for me to buy.

(e) There goes a proverb that a man is known by the company he keeps. So, we should make friendship with a gentleman.


3. [Cumilla Board -2022]

(a) Had he been a poet, he would have composed a poem.

(b) Honesty is a great virtue. We should not like those who are dishonest.

(c) A rainy day is the day when it rains almost all day long.

(d) All of us should try our best to do something for the welfare of the country.

(e) It is very cold. They have to put on warm clothes so that they can save themselves from the winter wind.


4. [Jashore Board -2022]

(a) Sabbir Khan is a quack. He behaves as though he were an expert MBBS doctor.

(b) A proverb goes that morning shows the day.

(c) I found a box in the room. The box was too heavy for me to carry.

(d) Corruption is an obstacle to our national development. It is high time we stood against this social malady.

(e) It is love that means an intense, deep affection for another person.


5. [Sylhet Board -2022]

(a) A good student must possess some good qualities.

(b) The student who learns by trial and error is a good student.

(c) He must be honest in thought, active in habit and obedient to his parents and teachers.

(d) To observe the rules health is another quality of an ideal student.

(e) He who is always sincere in his studies makes a glorious result in the examination.


6. [Barishal Board -2022]

(a) I can't recall his name. It is long since I met him last.

(b) A village doctor is a person who treats the villagers with little money. He is the best friend to the villagers.

(c) Our country is beset with many problems. We all should come forward in order to solve these problems.

(d) Whenever he speaks in English, he makes mistakes. In fact, we learn through mistakes.

(e) A student has to be punctual. He/She has to study regularly lest he/she should fail the examination.


7. [Chattogram Board-2022]

(a) Time once lost is lost forever. So we should utilize time properly.

(b) All around us are not friends. In fact, friends who stand by us in our danger are real friends.

(c) For higher education, we should learn English. So, it is high time we started learning English.

(d) Neighbours are those persons who live adjacent to us. As man cannot live alone, he lives in a society.

(e) Birds fly in the sky. I wish I had the wings of a bird.


8. [Dinajpur Board -2022]

(a) I am waiting for the chairman. Can you tell me when he will come?

(b) Development of a country depends on the active participation of every citizen. Bangladesh expects that every citizen will actively participate in its development.

(c) Give me your address. I will send the documents to you by post.

(d) Her son died in an accident. She was so grief-stricken that she even could not cry. She had to cry, or she would go insane.

(e) There is a job vacancy announced on BD.job.com. Anyone who wants to apply should go through the advertisement properly.


9. [Mymensingh Board -2022]

(a) Florence Nightingale wanted to be a nurse with a view to serving the sick people.

(b) We are a free nation now. 1971 is the year when we achieved our independence.

(c) I don't have enough money. Had I been a rich man, I would have helped the poor.

(d) My final examination is going on. I studied hard lest I should cut a sorry figure in the exam.

(e) Man proposes, God disposes.



HSC Examination- 2019 All Board Questions


1. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases.[Dhaka Board-2019]

(a) We are late. The class will start soon. Walk fast lest ___________________.

(b) There goes a proverb that ___________________.So, we must make proper use of time.

(C) The condition of Mitu's father was not well. If I knew his mobile number___________________.

(d) Though Bangladesh is a small country ___________________.We are proud of our world heritage sites.

(e) We are a free nation now. 1971 is the year when ___________________.

(t) English is an international language. If you are weak in English ___________________. (g) I found a box in the room. The box was too heavy for ___________________.

(h) I was really in great danger. He came here with a view to ___________________.

(i) I can't recall his name. It is long since ___________________.

(j) Time will decide everything. Do your best ___________________.


2. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Cumilla Board-2019]

(a) Samudra Haque is a great journalist. Do you know where ___________________.

(b) Unity is power. Unless you are united, ___________________.

(c) Work carefully lest ___________________.

(d) Shabbir Khan is a quack. He behaves as though ___________________.

(e) It is very cold. I have to put on warm clothes so that ___________________.

(f) Could you avoid ___________________.

(g) A proverb goes that morning shows the day.

(h) Democratic Govt. will provide ___________________.

(i) Let us play in the field, shall we?

(j) The bee is one of the busiest insects. We should follow the ___________________.



3. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases.[Rajshahi Board-2019]

(a) Florence Nightingale wanted to be a nurse with a view to ___________________.

(b) She was thirty years old when ___________________.

(c) If a man sows good seeds, ___________________.

(d) I got up late today. Let's take a taxi so that ___________________.

(e) A village doctor is a person who ___________________. He is the best friend to the villagers.

(f) She said, “It is high time we ___________________”

(g) I wish I could fly in the sky. If I had the wings of a bird, ___________________.

(h) I don't know why you go there, most probably, ___________________.

(i) But all sorts of attempts to solve food problem will fail unless ___________________.

(i) He who follows two hares ___________________.


4. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases.[Jashore Board-2019]

(a) We cannot buy a car if ___________________.It costs a lot of money.

(b) You are now very helpless. Call me whenever ___________________.

(c) The man was so weak that ___________________.He should consult with a doctor.

( d) Since it was raining heavily, we could not go to the field. We tayed at home.

(e) Though he is dull of hearing, ___________________.He can make a good result.

(f) Danger comes when ___________________.So, we have to be careful in our life.

(g) When I was a child ___________________.I was fond of playing cricket.

(h) Hardly had we seen the police when ___________________.Thus we were saved.

(i) Speak the truth or ___________________.. A truthful man is always honoured everywhere.

(j) He took biology in lieu of___________________. Biology is difficult for him.


5. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Sylhet Board 2019]

a) "Do you know this man?" "Yes, I know him. ___________________,since he was a boy."

(b) What a lovely view that was! If I had had a camera, ___________________.

(c) I have never been suspicious of his honesty. I have always believed ___________________.

(d) It was very hot outside. Nobody actually wanted ___________________.

(e) The woman ___________________was taken to hospital.

(f) When my sister was young, she hid chocolate in impossible places. Once I found bar ___________________.

(g) My grandfather has no interest in TV. He often talks about the old days ___________________..

(h) I am not a rich man. So I never go to the shops ___________________.

(i) Don't worry. We are going to be there right on time. I am driving ___________________.

(j) She never travels alone. She is ___________________.


6. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Barishal Board-2019]

(a) A railway station is the place ___________________.

(b) No sooner had he reached the station than the train left.

(c) He is satisfied with what ___________________.

(d) The car made in Japan runs very smoothly.

e) He behaved as if ___________________.

f) What is lotted ___________________.

g) My purse has been lost where ___________________.

h) My friend, Ripon, appeared before the interview board. As he was smart ___________________.

i) You are a late. You cannot eat a mango let alone ___________________.

j) I am very hungry today. I had better ___________________.


7. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Chattogram Board-2019]

a) English is an international language. So. to keep pace with the process of globalization ___________________.

b) I am an early riser. I am used to ___________________.

c) You are getting fat. If you want to lose weight ___________________.

(d) Many people of our country are illiterate. They do not know ___________________.

e) Women constitute half of the total population of our country. No progress is possible ___________________.

f) An unhealthy man cannot enjoy life. A proverb goes that ___________________.

g) She loves reading. She will be reading while ___________________.

h) Habit of eating is also important for good health. We should eat a balanced diet ___________________.

(i) Environment pollution is a serious problem nowadays. We should plant trees ___________________.

j) Environment in polluted in many ways. It is high time ___________________.

8. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Dinajpur Board-2019]

(a) He is a liar. Do not rely ___________________.

(b) Mobile phone is a wonder of modern science, But ___________________.

(c) Time has its wings. It was five years since we ___________________.

(d) Our country is beset with many problems. We all should come forward with a view to ___________________.

(e) Whenever he speaks in English, ___________________.But we learn through mistakes.

(f) Patriotism is a noble virtue. It is high time ___________________.

(g) A student has to be punctual. He has to study regularly lest ___________________.

(h) There is nobody ___________________.Hence happiness is a relative term.

(i) Trees are essential for our existence. So, we should plant ___________________.

(g) Early rising gives a man enough free time. Since I am an early riser, ___________________.


HSC Examination- 2018 All Board Questions


9. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [HSC Exam-Ka Set-2018]

(a) Industry is the ___________________.

(b) A man cannot succeed in life without being industrious.

(c) ___________________.of the world are industrious.

(d) The man who is industrious can maintain sound health.

(e) We should not like those persons ___________________.

(f) I always ___________________.

(g) I know the story of an industrious person ___________________.

(h) That man always inspires me ___________________.

(i) I have a poor uncle. He could be rich ___________________.

(j) ___________________.of his idleness.

Completing sentence exercise with answer

10. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [HSC Exam-Kha Set-2018]

(a) Whenever he goes to the book fair, ___________________.

(b) It is high time ___________________.

(c) No sooner had the teacher entered the classroom than ___________________.

(d) I wish ___________________.

(e) She loved to live among the poor villagers so that ___________________.

(f) She cannot compete with her classmates because of ___________________.

(g) We saw a snake while we ___________________.

(h) Had I been a rich man, ___________________.

(i) Death is inevitable. There is nobody who ___________________.

(j) Be attentive to my lecture, otherwise ___________________.



HSC Examination- 2017 All Board Questions


11. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Dhaka Board-2017]

(a) So, we should ___________________.

(b) ___________________, you cannot get a good job.

(c) It is high time ___________________.

(d) I wish ___________________.

(e) Mobile phone is a wonder of modem science. But ___________________.

(f) So, he should ___________________.

(g) He confessed that ___________________.

(h) It was too difficult ___________________.

(i) Since there was no more question to discuss, ___________________.

(j) It is a good sign that nowadays ___________________.

12. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Cumilla Board-2017]

(a) He studies medicine so that ___________________.

(b) It was five years since we ___________________.

(c) He came to me with a view to ___________________.

(d) The box was too heavy for ___________________.

(e) went to the market yesterday. Had you requested me? I ___________________.

(f) ___________________I have finished my study.

(g) If the bank gives them a loan on easy terms. they ___________________.

(h) Unity is strength, united we stand, ___________________.

(i) We saw a snake while ___________________.

(j) A graveyard is a place ___________________.

13. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Rajshahi Board-2017]

(a) 21st February is a red letter day in our life because___________________.

(b) They were so lazy that ___________________.

(c) Do you know ___________________?

(d) It is high time you ___________________..

(e) If you want to go abroad for higher studies, ___________________..

(f) It flies from flower to flower to ___________________.

(g) It is many years since ___________________.

(h) The sooner we get up, the earlier ___________________.

(i) There goes the proverb "United we stand. divided we fall", Unless we are united ___________________.

(j) Our country is beset with many problems. We all should come forward with a view to ___________________.

14. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Jashore Board-2017]

a) Last night I did not have a sound sleep I feel sleepy ___________________.

b) You cannot handle such ___________________if you do not have prior experience in teaching.

c) If the driver had been more careful, ___________________the fatal accident.

d) We were supposed to start our journey the next day. But it was so hot that ___________________.

e) A village market is one the many attractions of country life. It is a public place where people ___________________.

f) The box is very heavy. Are you strong enough ___________________?

g) Begging is not a profession. It is most disreputable. We must not ___________________.

h) Whenever he speaks in English, ___________________. But it is natural that we learn through mistakes.

i) The station is not far away from here. It will take you five minutes ___________________.

j) One should bear in mind that forming bad habit is easy to do but ___________________.

15. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Sylhet Board-2017]

a) Honesty is the best policy. If you maintain honesty, ___________________.

(b) Patriotism is a noble virtue. It is high time ___________________.

c) English is an international language. I wish ___________________.

d) If I had much money, ___________________.

(e) There goes a proverb that ___________________.So, you have to make friendship with a gentleman.

f) Hardly has he seen his friend ___________________.

g) It is a long time since we ___________________.

h) All of us have to work hard with a view to ___________________.

i) I was too young to ___________________.

j) A student has to be punctual. He has to study regularly lest he ___________________.

16. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Barishal Board-2017]

a) The job market is getting bad to worse day by day. If you don't work hard in your student life, ___________________.

b) Trees are most important for our survival. They supply oxygen without which ___________________.

c) My HSC exam is knocking at the door. I have to study attentively so that ___________________.

d) I have lost my cell phone. Would you mind ___________________so that I can talk to my mother.

e) Last week my friend Hasan met with an accident. No sooner had I heard the news than ___________________.

f) Flower is a symbol of beauty, love and purity. There is hardly any one who ___________________.

g) Walk fast lest ___________________.

h) Jui is studying medicine. She wants ___________________.

i) During the recent years, most teenagers have become face-book freak. They waste time for nothing. They should know that ___________________.

j) He came to my room while ___________________.He did not wake me up.



17. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Chattogram Board-2017]

a) We should keep the environment free from pollution so that ___________________.

b) Without following the rules of hygiene. We ___________________.

c) He ___________________.before he took part in the competition.

d) To tell the truth misfortune ___________________.

e) ___________________more seriously, she would have got GPA 5 in the exam.

f) They boy was playing when ___________________.

g) If I felt better, I would continue my classes.

h) We cannot prosper in life unless ___________________.

i) Last year ___________________that other competitors were left behind.

j) If we take a balanced diet, ___________________.


18. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Dinajpur Board-2017]

a) Rifat does not like ___________________.He knows that rich food does not contain rich vitamins.

b) As Shafi is devoted to studies, all his teachers love him. He hopes to do well in his examinations.

c) ___________________.is not good. We should give up it.

d) Learning without understanding gives no pleasure. It is always painstaking.

e) There is nobody ___________________.Hence happiness is a relative term.

f) Birds ___________________in winter are called migratory birds. We should not kill them.

g) People are careful ___________________.In Dhaka city. They don't waste their resource. Man is a social being. No man can do ___________________.

i) Robinson Crusoe was born in England. His father wanted him ___________________.

j) A large number of people in Bangladesh are unemployed. ___________________is a possible solution to this problem.


HSC Examination- 2016 All Board Questions



19. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Dhaka Board-2016]

(a) Physical exercise keeps us healthy and strong. If you take regular physical exercises, ___________________.

(b) They came to you with a view to ___________________.but you scolded them without any reason.

(c) Please wait here until ___________________.. I have a serious matter to discuss with you.

(d) I was not hungry at all. If I had been hungry, ___________________.

(e) Trees are essential for our existence. So, we should plant more and more trees.

f) There goes a proverb that ___________________.So, we must make proper use of time.

(g) We should drink pure water. Since the water of this bottle is not pure, ___________________.

(h) The two brothers are not on good terms. Yesterday when we went to their house, ___________________.

i) Air is polluted in many ways. It is high time ___________________.

(j) The martyrs laid down their lives in 1971. They did it so that ___________________.


20. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Cumilla Board-2016]

(a) 16th December is observed as Victory Day every year in Bangladesh. It is really a red-letter day in our national history, because on this day ___________________.

(b) A proverb goes that ___________________.So we must try to lead an honest life.

(c) Courtesy means ___________________.Courtesy costs nothing but brings a lot.

(d) Bangladesh is an agricultural country. As her economy depends on agricultures, ___________________.

(e) Time is very important in our life. You cannot prosper in life unless ___________________.

(f) Bangladesh is our motherland. It is a small but beautiful country. Though it is a small country, it is ___________________.

(g) Early rising gives a man enough free time. Since I am an early riser ___________________.

(h) You must have confidence in your ability. If you ___________________.you will be successful.

(i) My final examination is going on. I studied hard lest I ___________________.

(j) His father has no ability to bear his sons educational expenses. So the son takes up a part-time job so that ___________________.


21. Complete using suitable clauses/phrases: [Rajshahi Board-2016]

(a) Industry is the key to success. If you work hard, ___________________.

(b) Corruption is the main hindrance to development. It is high time ___________________.

(c) Abdul is an a H.S.C candidate. He is studying hard lest ___________________.

(d) There are a good number of reasons why ___________________.That English is a foreign language is the main reason.

(e) Birds fly in the sky. I wish ___________________.

(f) No sooner had we reached there than ___________________.Unless we went there earlier, we would miss the beginning of the programme.

(g) It is not good ___________________.A man is known by the company he keeps.

(h) Dulal Sheikh is a quack. He behaves as ___________________.

(i) It is very cold outside. You had better ___________________.

(j) My childhood was full of joys and happiness, Would that ___________________.


22. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Jashore Board-2016]

(a) Geometry is very much confusing to Zillur. He practices geometry a lot so that ___________________.

(b) I could not recognize you at first. It was five years since we ___________________.

(c) Sanjida was writing quite well in the exam when suddenly she ___________________.As a result, she could not finish the exam with satisfaction.

(d) Don't worry. ___________________after I have finished my study.

(e) Fateen was really in a great danger. He came to you with a view to ___________________but you disappointed him.

(f) Sujon was very weak, but he had to carry a big box. The box was too heavy for ___________________.

(g) The farmers of our country are very poor, but they can work hard. If the bank gives them loan on easy term, they ___________________.

(h) Load-shedding occurs because we cannot produce adequate electricity. It is high time we ___________________.

(i) I requested him to join me in playing cricket. He joined me ___________________.

(j) He tried his best to get the job but he could not get it. Had he got the job, he ___________________.


23. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases:[Sylhet Board-2016]

(a) The students were sympathetic and patriotic. That's why ___________________.

(b) There were five boys. I took five books that ___________________.

(c) When he came out, ___________________.He was worthy of getting such greetings.

(d) Though the pen writes well, ___________________.I can't afford to use it.

(e) The poem is too difficult for the students ___________________.They couldn't but memorize it.

(f) If I had a camera, ___________________.I like photography.

(g) He came to my room while ___________________.He didn't wake me up.

(h) Rina waited until ___________________.She went after getting it.

(i) He went to London so that ___________________.He was devoted to study.

(j) He confessed that ___________________.So, I forgave him.


24. Complete the sentences using suitable clause/phrases. [Barishal Board-2016]

(a) You cannot buy a car unless ___________________. It costs a lot.

(b) You are now sick. Call me in case ___________________.

(c) He is so short that ___________________.

(d) Since there are no more questions to discuss ___________________.

(e) I worked hard although ___________________.

(f) Hardly had we started to eat when ___________________.

(g) We were unable to go by train because of ___________________.

(h) I will give him the message as soon as ___________________.

(i) When I was a child, ___________________..

(j) There are many helpless people I wish ___________________.


25. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases: [Chattogram Board-2016]

(a) Garment industry in Bangladesh is one of the major sources ___________________.But this sector is afflicted with many problems.

(b) Once Taimur attacked the province of a powerful prince. When the prince heard the news, ___________________.

(c) Mr. Karim is a hardworking man. Unfortunately, he ___________________.

(d) Success does not come to a man automatically. When a man works in a systematic way ___________________.

(e) Female education is a crying need for our country. It is a good sign that nowadays ___________________.

(f) Motherland is like heaven. It is our sacred duty ___________________.

(g) Life should not be considered ___________________.It is full of sorrows and sufferings.

(h) When you ___________________, you will go home.

(i) The thief was afraid of police. He ran away lest ___________________.

(j) He is an honest worker. Despite his honest work, ___________________.


26. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases: [Dinajpur Board-2016]

(a) I think you are not punctual in studies. Be punctual lest ___________________.

(b) I've missed the 8 O'clock train. Do you know when ___________________.

(c) The thief stole my watch and I saw it. As soon as I saw him, ___________________.

(d) Though he was late, ___________________.

(e) As he is unwilling to work, he cannot get rid of poverty. He must work if ___________________.

(f) I usually avoid ___________________.It is boring to drive now.

(g) As it is a difficult task, ___________________.He is very skilled in doing such work.

(h) Whenever 1 go to visit the factory. I ___________________.He must account for his absence.

(i) The film ended very fantastically. If you enjoyed the film, ___________________.

(j) There are many obstacles in our way to success. We must work hard so ___________________.




Completing Sentence Worksheet-5.0 Answer


HSC Examination- 2019 All Board Questions


1. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases.[Dhaka Board-2019]

(a) We are late. The class will start soon. Walk fast lest we should miss the class.

(b) There goes a proverb that time and tide wait for none. So, we must make proper use of time.

(C) The condition of Mitu's father was not well. If I knew his mobile number I would phone him.

(d) Though Bangladesh is a small country we have many heritage sites. We are proud of our world heritage sites.

(e) We are a free nation now. 1971 is the year when we became independent.

(t) English is an international language. If you are weak in English you cannot get a good job.

(g) I found a box in the room. The box was too heavy for me to lift/carry/.

(h) I was really in great danger. He came here with a view to helping/ rescuing me.

(i) I can't recall his name. It is long since I saw/met him.

(j) Time will decide everything. Do your best without any hesitation.


2. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Cumilla Board-2019]

(a) Samudra Haque is a great journalist. Do you know where he was born?

(b) Unity is power. Unless you are united, You may be harmed.

(c) Work carefully lest you should fail.

(d) Shabbir Khan is a quack. He behaves as though he were an MBBS.

(e) It is very cold. I have to put on warm clothes so that I can keep me warm.

(f) Could you avoid quarreling with your neighbors?

(g) A proverb goes that morning shows the day.

(h) Democratic Govt. will provide freedom of speech for all.

(i) Let us play in the field, shall we?

(j) The bee is one of the busiest insects. We should follow the lifestyle of bee.



3. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases.[Rajshahi Board-2019]

(a) Florence Nightingale wanted to be a nurse with a view to serving the sick people.

(b) She was thirty years old when she took nursing as her profession.

(c) If a man sows good seeds, he will reap a good harvest.

(d) I got up late today. Let's take a taxi so that we may reach the exam hall on time.

(e) A village doctor is a person who serves the villagers. He is the best friend to the villagers.

(f) She said, “It is high time we left the place”.

(g) I wish I could fly in the sky. If I had the wings of a bird, I could fly in the sky.

(h) I don't know why you go there, most probably, to meet your friend.

(i) But all sorts of attempts to solve food problem will fail unless our farmers work hard.

(i) He who follows two hares catches neither.


4. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases.[Jashore Board-2019]

(a) We cannot buy a car if don't get a car. It costs a lot of money.

(b) You are now very helpless. Call me whenever you need help.

(c) The man was so weak that he could not walk. He should consult with a doctor.

( d) Since it was raining heavily, we could not go to the field. We tayed at home.

(e) Though he is dull of hearing, he is serious about his study. He can make a good result.

(f) Danger comes when it is feared. So, we have to be careful in our life.

(g) When I was a child I used to play cricket. I was fond of playing cricket.

(h) Hardly had we seen the police when we cried for help to save us. Thus we were saved.

(i) Speak the truth or you will be punished. A truthful man is always honoured everywhere.

(j) He took biology in lieu of-agriculture/Electric Math. Biology is difficult for him.


5. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Sylhet Board 2019]

a) "Do you know this man?" "Yes, I know him. He has been known to me since he was a boy."

(b) What a lovely view that was! If I had had a camera, I would have. captured/photographed it.

(c) I have never been suspicious of his honesty. I have always believed he is a thoroughly honest man.

(d) It was very hot outside. Nobody actually wanted to play in such hot condition.

(e) The woman who was hit by a bus was taken to hospital.

(f) When my sister was young, she hid chocolate in impossible places. Once I found bar inside a ower vase.

(g) My grandfather has no interest in TV. He often talks about the old days when there was no TV.

(h) I am not a rich man. So I never go to the shops where costly products are sold.

(i) Don't worry. We are going to be there right on time. I am driving as fast as I can.

(j) She never travels alone. She is very afraid of travelling alone.


6. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Barishal Board-2019]

(a) A railway station is the place where people wait for the train.

(b) No sooner had he reached the station than the train left.

(c) He is satisfied with what he earns.

(d) The car made in Japan runs very smoothly.

e) He behaved as if he had been mad.

f) What is lotted cannot be blotted.

g) My purse has been lost where it is least feared.

h) My friend, Ripon, appeared before the interview board. As he was smart he could easily please the interviewers.

i) You are a late. You cannot eat a mango let alone ten mangoes.

j) I am very hungry today. I had better take my dinner early.


7. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Chattogram Board-2019]

a) English is an international language. So. to keep pace with the process of globalization we must learn English.

b) I am an early riser. I am used to getting up early and having a walk in the morning.

c) You are getting fat. If you want to lose weight you have to take physical exercise.

(d) Many people of our country are illiterate. They do not know how to read or write.

e) Women constitute half of the total population of our country. No progress is possible without their contribution.

f) An unhealthy man cannot enjoy life. A proverb goes that "a sound mind lives in sound body".

g) She loves reading. She will be reading while we are playing in the field.

h) Habit of eating is also important for good health. We should eat a balanced diet so that we can be healthy.

(i) Environment pollution is a serious problem nowadays. We should plant trees in order to reduce the effect of environment pollution.

j) Environment in polluted in many ways. It is high time we stopped polluting our environment.


8. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Dinajpur Board-2019]

(a) He is a liar. Do not rely on him.

(b) Mobile phone is a wonder of modern science, But it is harmful too.

(c) Time has its wings. It was five years since we had met.

(d) Our country is beset with many problems. We all should come forward with a view to addressing them.

(e) Whenever he speaks in English, he makes no mistake. But we learn through mistakes.

(f) Patriotism is a noble virtue. It is high time we developed it.

(g) A student has to be punctual. He has to study regularly lest we should fail.

(h) There is nobody who is happy with what he has. Hence happiness is a relative term.

(i) Trees are essential for our existence. So, we should plant trees and not cut them down.

(g) Early rising gives a man enough free time. Since I am an early riser, I get plenty of time to work.


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9. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [HSC Exam-Ka Set-2018]

(a) Industry is the key to success.

(b) A man cannot succeed in life without being industrious.

(c) Most of the living beings of the world are industrious.

(d) The man who is industrious can maintain sound health.

(e) We should not like those persons who are lazy.

(f) I always try to work hard.

(g) I know the story of an industrious person who lived in our village.

(h) That man always inspires me to work hard.

(i) I have a poor uncle. He could be rich by working hard.

(j) He has become poor- as a result of his idleness.

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10. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [HSC Exam-Kha Set-2018]

(a) Whenever he goes to the book fair, he buys a number of books.

(b) It is high time you stopped smoking.

(c) No sooner had the teacher entered the classroom than the students stood up.

(d) I wish I were a bird.

(e) She loved to live among the poor villagers so that she could help them.

(f) She cannot compete with her classmates because of weakness in English.

(g) We saw a snake while we were crossing the jungle.

(h) Had I been a rich man, I would have helped the flood affected people.

(i) Death is inevitable. There is nobody who can avoid death.

(j) Be attentive to my lecture, otherwise you will not be able to understand it.


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11. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Dhaka Board-2017]

(a) So, we should not cut trees at random.

(b) If you do not know English well, you cannot get a good job.

(c) It is high time we stood against corruption.

(d) I wish I were a child again.

(e) Mobile phone is a wonder of modem science. But we must not misuse it.

(f) So, he should engage someone to run it.

(g) He confessed that he was guilty.

(h) It was too difficult for them to memorise.

(i) Since there was no more question to discuss, the president finished the meeting.

(j) It is a good sign that nowadays girls are being educated in good numbers.


12. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Cumilla Board-2017]

(a) He studies medicine so that he can become a medical specialist.

(b) It was five years since we had last met.

(c) He came to me with a view to getting some help.

(d) The box was too heavy for me to lift.

(e) went to the market yesterday. Had you requested me? I would have bought a gift for you.

(f) I will come back after I have finished my study.

(g) If the bank gives them a loan on easy terms they can change their condition.

(h) Unity is strength, united we stand, divided we fall.

(i) We saw a snake while we were walking.

(j) A graveyard is a place where the dead are buried.


13. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Rajshahi Board-2017]

(a) 21st February is a red letter day in our life because on this day we achieved the rightful place of Bangla through sacrifice.

(b) They were so lazy that the farmer became very worried about them.

(c) Do you know where he lives?

(d) It is high time you gave up smoking.

(e) If you want to go abroad for higher studies, you have to learn English.

(f) It flies from flower to flower to collect honey.

(g) It is many years since we last sat together.

(h) The sooner we get up, the earlier we can start our activities.

(i) There goes the proverb "United we stand. divided we fall", Unless we are united we will fall.

(j) Our country is beset with many problems. We all should come forward with a view to solving these problems.



14. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Jashore Board-2017]

a) Last night I did not have a sound sleep I feel sleepy as soon as I start watching TV.

b) You cannot handle such a situation in the class if you do not have prior experience in teaching.

c) If the driver had been more careful, he could have avoided the fatal accident.

d) We were supposed to start our journey the next day. But it was so hot that we decided to postpone it.

e) A village market is one the many attractions of country life. It is a public place where people buy and sell things.

f) The box is very heavy. Are you strong enough to carry it?

g) Begging is not a profession. It is most disreputable. We must not earn by begging.

h) Whenever he speaks in English, he makes a lot of mistakes. But it is natural that we learn through mistakes.

i) The station is not far away from here. It will take you five minutes before the train stars.

j) One should bear in mind that forming bad habit is easy to do but difficult to give up.



15. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Sylhet Board-2017]

a) Honesty is the best policy. If you maintain honesty, you will be respected by all.

(b) Patriotism is a noble virtue. It is high time we loved our country.

c) English is an international language. I wish I could speak English fluently.

d) If I had much money, I would help the poor.

(e) There goes a proverb that a friend in need a friend indeed. So, you have to make friendship with a gentleman.

f) Hardly has he seen his friend when he left the place.

g) It is a long time since we met last together.

h) All of us have to work hard with a view to having success in life.

i) I was too young to understand the politics of people.

j) A student has to be punctual. He has to study regularly lest he should fail in the examination.


16. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Barishal Board-2017]

a) The job market is getting bad to worse day by day. If you don't work hard in your student life, you will not get a job in future.

b) Trees are most important for our survival. They supply oxygen without which we can not live.

c) My HSC exam is knocking at the door. I have to study attentively so that I can do well in the exam.

d) I have lost my cell phone. Would you mind giving me your cellphone so that I can talk to my mother.

e) Last week my friend Hasan met with an accident. No sooner had I heard the news than I went to see him.

f) Flower is a symbol of beauty, love and purity. There is hardly any one who does not love flower.

g) Walk fast lest you should miss the bus.

h) Jui is studying medicine. She wants to serve the poor in her village.

i) During the recent years, most teenagers have become face-book freak. They waste time for nothing. They should know that time once lost is lost forever.

j) He came to my room while I was sleeping. He did not wake me up.



17. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Chattogram Board-2017]

a) We should keep the environment free from pollution so that we can live a healthy life.

b) Without following the rules of hygiene. We cannot have good health.

c) He practiced a lot before he took part in the competition.

d) To tell the truth misfortune does not come alone.

e) If she had studied more seriously, she would have got GPA 5 in the exam.

f) They boy was playing when his mother called him.

g) If I felt better, I would continue my classes.

h) We cannot prosper in life unless we make proper use of time.

i) Last year he ran so fast that other competitors were left behind.

j) If we take a balanced diet, it works well.


18. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Dinajpur Board-2017]

a) Rifat does not like to eat rich foods. He knows that rich food does not contain rich vitamins.

b) As Shafi is devoted to studies, all his teachers love him. He hopes to do well in his examinations.

c) The habit of telling lies is not good. We should give up it.

d) Learning without understanding gives no pleasure. It is always painstaking.

e) There is nobody who is happy with his present condition. Hence happiness is a relative term.

f) Birds that come to our country in winter are called migratory birds. We should not kill them.

g) People are careful in using water, gas etc. In Dhaka city. They don't waste their resource. Man is a social being. No man can do without the help of others.

i) Robinson Crusoe was born in England. His father wanted him to be physician.

j) A large number of people in Bangladesh are unemployed. Self employment is a possible solution to this problem.


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19. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Dhaka Board-2016]

(a) Physical exercise keeps us healthy and strong. If you take regular physical exercises, you will be healthy and strong.

(b) They came to you with a view to having a talk, but you scolded them without any reason.

(c) Please wait here until I returned. I have a serious matter to discuss with you.

(d) I was not hungry at all. If I had been hungry, I would have taken my meal.

(e) Trees are essential for our existence. So, we should plant more and more trees.

f) There goes a proverb that time and tide wait for none. So, we must make proper use of time.

(g) We should drink pure water. Since the water of this bottle is not pure, we must do not drink it.

(h) The two brothers are not on good terms. Yesterday when we went to their house, we found them quarreling with each other.

i) Air is polluted in many ways. It is high time we prevented air pollution.

(j) The martyrs laid down their lives in 1971. They did it so that we could live in an Independent country.


20. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Cumilla Board-2016]

(a) 16th December is observed as Victory Day every year in Bangladesh. It is really a red-letter day in our national history, because on this day we became independent.

(b) A proverb goes that honesty is the best policy. So we must try to lead an honest life.

(c) Courtesy means showing of politeness in one's attitude and behaviour towards others. Courtesy costs nothing but brings a lot.

(d) Bangladesh is an agricultural country. As her economy depends on agricultures, she needs to put emphasis on it.

(e) Time is very important in our life. You cannot prosper in life unless you are punctual.

(f) Bangladesh is our motherland. It is a small but beautiful country. Though it is a small country, it is over populated.

(g) Early rising gives a man enough free time. Since I am an early riser I get enough time to do my work.

(h) You must have confidence in your ability. If you are confident, you will be successful.

(i) My final examination is going on. I studied hard lest I get enough time to do my work.

(j) His father has no ability to bear his sons educational expenses. So the son takes up a part-time job so that he can continue his study.


21. Complete using suitable clauses/phrases: [Rajshahi Board-2016]

(a) Industry is the key to success. If you work hard, you will succeed.

(b) Corruption is the main hindrance to development. It is high time we stood against corruption.

(c) Abdul is an a H.S.C candidate. He is studying hard lest he should fail in the exam.

(d) There are a good number of reasons why the students in Bangladesh fail in English. That English is a foreign language is the main reason.

(e) Birds fly in the sky. I wish I were a bird.

(f) No sooner had we reached there than the program began. Unless we went there earlier, we would miss the beginning of the programme.

(g) It is not good to be with bad company. A man is known by the company he keeps.

(h) Dulal Sheikh is a quack. He behaves as if he were a good doctor.

(i) It is very cold outside. You had better stay inside.

(j) My childhood was full of joys and happiness, Would that I were a child again.


22. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases. [Jashore Board-2016]

(a) Geometry is very much confusing to Zillur. He practices geometry a lot so that he can do better in geometry.

(b) I could not recognize you at first. It was five years since we had met last.

(c) Sanjida was writing quite well in the exam when suddenly she felt a bad headache. As a result, she could not finish the exam with satisfaction.

(d) Don't worry. I will help you after I have finished my study.

(e) Fateen was really in a great danger. He came to you with a view to getting some help from you, but you disappointed him.

(f) Sujon was very weak, but he had to carry a big box. The box was too heavy for him to carry.

(g) The farmers of our country are very poor, but they can work hard. If the bank gives them loan on easy term, they can produce good crops

(h) Load-shedding occurs because we cannot produce adequate electricity. It is high time we stopped misuse of electricity.

(i) I requested him to join me in playing cricket. He joined me after he had finished his homework.

(j) He tried his best to get the job but he could not get it. Had he got the job, he would have been very happy.


23. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases:[Sylhet Board-2016]

(a) The students were sympathetic and patriotic. That's why they worked for the flood affected people.

(b) There were five boys. I took five books that I gave to each one of them.

(c) When he came out, he was greeted with a great teacher. He was worthy of getting such greetings.

(d) Though the pen writes well, it is very costly. I can't afford to use it.

(e) The poem is too difficult for the students to memorize. They couldn't but memorize it.

(f) If I had a camera, I would take some photograph. I like photography.

(g) He came to my room while I was sleeping. He didn't wake me up.

(h) Rina waited until I gave the book to her. She went after getting it.

(i) He went to London so that he could complete his higher study there. He was devoted to study.

(j) He confessed that he was guilty. So, I forgave him.


24. Complete the sentences using suitable clause/phrases. [Barishal Board-2016]

(a) You cannot buy a car unless you earn lot. It costs a lot.

(b) You are now sick. Call me in case you need a doctor.

(c) He is so short that he can not chop well.

(d) Since there are no more questions to discuss we should end the meeting.

(e) I worked hard although I could not get the expected salary.

(f) Hardly had we started to eat when he came home.

(g) We were unable to go by train because of the strike.

(h) I will give him the message as soon as I see him.

(i) When I was a child, I did not like to take food.

(j) There are many helpless people I wish I could help them.


25. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases: [Chattogram Board-2016]

(a) Garment industry in Bangladesh is one of the major sources of earning foreign exchanges. But this sector is afflicted with many problems.

(b) Once Taimur attacked the province of a powerful prince. When the prince heard the news, he decided to fight back.

(c) Mr. Karim is a hardworking man. Unfortunately be cannot turn the wheels of his fortune.

(d) Success does not come to a man automatically. When a man works in a systematic way he becomes successful.

(e) Female education is a crying need for our country. It is a good sign that nowadays female education is being encouraged.

(f) Motherland is like heaven. It is our sacred duty to save our motherland.

(g) Life should not be considered a bed of roses. It is full of sorrows and sufferings.

(h) When you finish your work, you will go home.

(i) The thief was afraid of police. He ran away lest he should be attested.

(j) He is an honest worker. Despite his honest work, he is dishonoured.


26. Complete the sentences using suitable clauses/phrases: [Dinajpur Board-2016]

(a) I think you are not punctual in studies. Be punctual lest you should fail in the examination.

(b) I've missed the 8 O'clock train. Do you know when the next train is scheduled?

(c) The thief stole my watch and I saw it. As soon as I saw him, I went after him.

(d) Though he was late, he worked seriously.

(e) As he is unwilling to work, he cannot get rid of poverty. He must work if he wants to change his lot. (f) I usually avoid driving. It is boring to drive now.

(g) As it is a difficult task, the company relies on him for doing the task. He is very skilled in doing such work.

(h) Whenever 1 go to visit the factory. I find him absent. He must account for his absence.

(i) The film ended very fantastically. If you enjoyed the film, please write down a review.

(j) There are many obstacles in our way to success. We must work hard so that we can overcome them.

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