English Grammar Practice Tests

These questions are written by our English Language guru. Each question has five answer choices. Choose the best answer for each question.

1. Fill in the correct form of the adjective.

Selena is (pretty)  ……. than me.
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2. Unequal Comparison Adjectives 2. Which of the following sentence uses comparative adjectives incorrectly?
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3. Linking Verbs1. Henry felt terrible about the lies he had told to his mother. If she ever
found out the truth, she’d never trust him again.

1. Which of the verbs in the passage above is a linking verb?
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4. Linking Verbs 2. Which sentence below uses a linking verb?
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5. Common Comma Functions:1. Choose the sentence that needs to have one or more commas added:
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6. 2.  Choose the version of the sentence that uses commas correctly:
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7. Exclamation Points:1. Choose the sentence that should be ended with an exclamation point:
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  1. Which sentence uses an exclamation point correctly?
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9. Semicolon1. Which sentence uses a semicolon correctly?
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10. 2. Choose the answer that shows the best way to correct the following sentence by using semicolons.

The winners of the competition were Arlene Murphy, first place, Jeff Bates, second place, Ed Davis, third place and Nancy Green, fourth place.
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11. Apostrophes [possession]1. Which answer shows the incorrect use of an apostrophe?
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  1. Choose the answer that shows the apostrophe used correctly:
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13. Question Marks
  1. Which answer shows the correct use of a question mark?
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  1. Which sentence needs a question mark to make it correct?
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15. 2. Which is the best rewrite of the following quotation using ellipses?

‘I stopped believing in Santa Claus when my mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph.’ (Shirley Temple)
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16. Slash1. Which sentence uses the slash correctly?
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17. 2. Which choice shows the slash used correctly to rewrite the poem below?

“Hush, little sister
Please don’t cry
I wish I could be there
To sing you a lullaby…”

[by Yerzinia]
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18. SubjectsWhich word is the subject in each sentence?
  1. Bob made his mother a writing desk in woodshop class.
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  1. According to engineers, computers can give us an amazing amount of information about a car.
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20. PredicatesWhich word is the predicate in each sentence?
  1. Out of the darkness came a huge lumbering creature.
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  1. Mechanics had just assembled and checked all parts of the motor.
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22. Complete Predicate
  1. How many words are in the complete predicate?
Adult cougars hunt deer and other animals.
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23. What is the complete predicate in this sentence;

Each of the seven contestants will be flying to Los Angeles next week.
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24. Which of the following passages contains one or more fragments?

A) I have never known anyone who was a better student than Paula. Who always did her homework in half the time I took.

B) The city’s water supply has been threatened. Very little rain having fallen during the past months.

C) Kipling’s poems have always appealed to me. Because of their strong rhythm.  And their rhyme.
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25. 2. Which is the best rewrite to repair this run-on sentence?

The airport is about to shut down because of the snow and if the plane doesn’t land soon it will have to go on to Boston.
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26. Subject Verb Agreement
  1. Choose the sentence that has an error in subject-verb agreement.
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27. 2. Choose the sentence that has an error in subject-verb agreement.
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28. Verb Tenses
  1. What does the tense of a verb indicate?
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29. 2. How is the tense of a verb shown?
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30. Present Perfect, Past Perfect and Future Perfect Verb TensesChoose the sentence which correctly expresses the meaning.

1. meaning: Marta still lives in Brazil
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31. 2. meaning: I haven’t finished it yet
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32. Mark each verb as A (action) or L (linking)

Elsa is my best friend.

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33. Mark each verb as A (action) or L (linking).

She wondered about his strange behavior.

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34. Mark each verb as A (action) or L (linking).

They felt the baby rabbit’s soft fur.

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35. Mark each verb as A (action) or L (linking).

Yesterday I felt really tired.

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36. Preposition OverloadWhich word(s) should be eliminated from the sentence?

1. Peregrine falcons soar gracefully inside of the air currents.

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37. Which word(s) should be eliminated from the sentence?

2. I went all around about town looking for a gift for my sister.

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38. Using the Correct Pronoun1. Choose the correct pronoun for the sentence.

My father and  ______ always go fishing on Saturday mornings.
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39. 2. Which of the following sentences uses pronouns correctly?
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40. VerbalsAre the underlined words verbals in these sentences? Yes or no?

The ability to speak distinctly is an advantage in a job interview.

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41. Are the underlined words verbals in these sentences? Yes or no?When you are reading poetry it requires different skills than reading prose.

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42. Are the underlined words verbals in these sentences? Yes or no?I love to go skiing.

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43. Prepositions
  1. Which of the following words is not a preposition? (Remember the squirrel)
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44. 2. What’s the grammar term for house in the following sentence?

The cat ran under the house and wouldn’t come out.
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45. Identify the gerund in this sentence:

For me, playing Angry Birds was becoming an obsession.

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46. 2. Identify the infinitive in this sentence:

When I got home from school I wanted to run straight to my computer.

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47. 3. Identify the participle in this sentence:

I wouldn’t stop playing until I got a winning score.

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48. Degrees of Comparison
  1. What’s the difference between comparative and superlative?
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49. 2. Choose the best word to complete the sentence.

Of all the guys he hung out with, Bob found Tommy to be his _______ friend when he needed to talk about a problem.
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50. Nouns in Different RolesWhat roles are the underlined nouns filling in the following sentence?

His mother gave Billy’s hat to his sister’s friend.
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51. What roles are the underlined nouns filling in the following sentence?

His mother gave Billy’s hat to his sister’s friend.
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52. What roles are the underlined nouns filling in the following sentence?

His mother gave Billy’s hat to his sister’s friend.
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53. What roles are the underlined nouns filling in the following sentence?

His mother gave Billy’s hat to his sister’s friend.
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54. What roles are the underlined nouns filling in the following sentence?

His mother gave Billy’s hat to his sister’s friend.
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55. Choosing the Correct Adjective Choose less or fewer for the following sentences.

1. Since her shopping trip, Marta has ________ money than she did this morning.

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56. Choose less or fewer for the following sentences.

2. I got ________ than 50% of the answers correct on my science test.

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57. Choose less or fewer for the following sentences.

3. He said, “I’d prefer ______ sprinkles on my ice cream cone, please.”

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58. Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root WordsDrawing on your knowledge of the clue words, choose the best meaning for the word.

1. Clues: anteroom, antediluvian, belligerent, rebellion

The best definition for antebellum is
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59. 2. Clues: supernatural, supervise, annual, anniversary

The best definition for superannuate is
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60. Direct Objects and Indirect ObjectsFind the direct object  in this sentence.

Shirley (1) baked him (2) a cake (3) for his birthday (4).

The direct object is:
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61. Find the indirect object in this sentence.

Shirley (1) baked him (2) a cake (3) for his birthday (4).

The indirect object is:
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62. Find the direct object this sentence.

SuperTech Corporation, the company (1) in charge of the conference (2), sent John (3) the agenda (4) for the first day’s meetings.

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63. Find the indirect object this sentence.

SuperTech Corporation, the company (1) in charge of the conference (2), sent John (3) the agenda (4) for the first day’s meetings.
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64. Subordinating ConjunctionsComplete the sentence by choosing the clause that begins with a subordinating conjunction.

1.  I like oranges …
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65. 2. Let’s go to a museum …
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66. Adjectives in a Series If a comma is needed between the two underlined words, choose from drop down menu “comma” . If not, choose: “no comma”.

1. With dinner they served a tossed green salad.

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67. If a comma is needed between the two underlined words, choose from drop down menu “comma” . If not, choose: “no comma”.

2. She is a creative intelligent executive.

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68. If a comma is needed between the two underlined words, choose from drop down menu “comma” . If not, choose: “no comma”.

3. It was an invigorating fall afternoon.

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69. Unequal Comparison Adverbs1. What determines if you use –er/-est or more/most to make the comparative or superlative forms?
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70. 2. Choose the correct form

well
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71. Choose the correct form

loudly
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72. Choose the correct form

soon
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73. Functions of ArticlesChoose from drop down menu the correct article [a, an, the] or  NO if no article should be used.

Jake took out  ______ Pepsi out of the refrigerator.

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74. He drank the cold Pepsi from _____ bottle.

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75. Pepsi always tastes better from (5) _____ bottle.

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When you learn about all the grammatical rules, a good way to remember all of it is to practice and apply them in your everyday speaking. If you come across a grammatical rule that sounds and looks different from how you are used to speak, you may practice it all day long till it seems normal to you. It won’t be long before your ears and brain will get used to you using this correct grammar. What also helps is reading a lot, so let nothing stop you from doing that as much as you can!

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