Can You Actually Pass This English Grammar Test? Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Most films ________ (release) on DVD a few months after the cinema release.

    Explanation
    Most films are released on DVD a few months after the cinema release. This is a common practice in the film industry, as it allows for a staggered release strategy that maximizes profits. By first releasing the film in theaters, the production company can generate revenue from ticket sales. Then, a few months later, they release the film on DVD to reach a wider audience and make additional profits from DVD sales and rentals. This approach also helps to create anticipation and buzz around the film, as people who missed the theatrical release can now watch it at home.

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    When I looked for his comment on the blog, it ________ (already / delete).

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had already been deleted" because the sentence is in the past perfect tense. This tense is used to describe an action that happened before another past action. In this case, the action of deleting the comment had already happened before the speaker looked for it on the blog.

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  • 3. 

    Nobody likes ________ (judge) on their appearance only.

    Explanation
    The sentence is expressing that people generally do not enjoy being judged solely based on their appearance. The phrase "to be judged" indicates the action of being judged, while "being judged" is the present participle form of the verb "judge" and also conveys the ongoing action of judging. Both options accurately convey the idea that nobody likes being judged solely on their appearance.

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  • 4. 

    Please wait in the hotel reception while your room ________ (clean).

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is being cleaned" because the phrase "is being cleaned" is in the present continuous tense, indicating an ongoing action that is happening at the moment of speaking. In this context, it implies that the room is currently being cleaned, and the speaker is instructing someone to wait in the hotel reception until the cleaning process is completed.

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    She ________ (tell) tomorrow whether her job is in danger or not.

    Explanation
    The correct answer options "will be told," "'ll be told," and "'s going to be told" all indicate that the subject will receive information about the safety of her job in the future. These options suggest that someone else will inform her about the situation. The use of "will be told" indicates a future passive voice construction, "'ll be told" is a contraction of "will be told," and "'s going to be told" implies a future event that has already been planned or arranged.

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  • 6. 

    Too much money ________ (spend) last year on personal expenses.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was spent" because the sentence is in the past tense and requires the past form of the verb "spend". "Was spent" is the past tense of the verb "spend" and correctly conveys the idea that a large amount of money was used for personal expenses in the previous year.

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  • 7. 

    I’m really enjoying this film. It ________ (base) on a true story, isn’t it?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is based,'s based." This is because the sentence is in the present tense and is referring to the film's current state of being based on a true story. Both "is based" and "'s based" are grammatically correct and can be used interchangeably in this context.

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  • 8. 

    You’ll have to go another route – the motorway ________ (close) since this morning.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has been closed" or "'s been closed" because it indicates that the motorway has been closed since this morning. The use of "has been" or "'s been" suggests that the closure started in the past and is still ongoing at the present moment.

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  • 9. 

    America ________ (still / see) as the land of opportunity today.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is still seen". This is because the sentence is referring to the present time and the perception of America as the land of opportunity. The verb "is" indicates the present tense and "still seen" suggests that the perception of America as the land of opportunity continues to exist.

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  • 10. 

    Frankenweenie ________ (direct) by Tim Burton.

    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "was directed," is the past tense passive form of the verb "direct." In this sentence, "Frankenweenie" is the subject and "by Tim Burton" is a prepositional phrase indicating the doer of the action. Therefore, the sentence is stating that "Frankenweenie" was the object of the action of being directed, and Tim Burton is the one who performed the action.

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  • 11. 

    I’m hoping ________ (meet) by my parents at the airport.

    Explanation
    The sentence is expressing a hope or expectation of being met by the speaker's parents at the airport. The phrase "to be met" is the correct form to use in this context, indicating the passive voice and the action of being met by someone.

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  • 12. 

    Congratulations! You ________ (choose) to take part in our £1,000 prize draw!

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have been chosen," or "'ve been chosen." This is because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, indicating that the action of being chosen has recently occurred and is still relevant. The use of "have been" or "'ve been" indicates that the subject (you) has been selected for the prize draw.

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