English Grammar Quiz: Making Sentences

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Here we come again with another English grammar quiz. There are specific rules that should be followed when one is making sentences, and if you don’t follow them, then you may end up conveying a different message or the reader not understanding it at all. Do you wish to test your English usage skills? Take up the trivia below and see if you can complete the questions below correctly.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why don't you _________ with your doctoral programme?

    • A.

      Go by

    • B.

      Go at

    • C.

      Go on

    • D.

      Go in

    Correct Answer
    C. Go on
    Explanation
    The phrase "go on" is the correct answer because it means to continue or proceed with something. In the context of the question, it is asking why the person is not continuing or proceeding with their doctoral programme.

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  • 2. 

    After coming home, she cleaned the rooms _________ made tea.

    • A.

      To

    • B.

      And

    • C.

      As well

    • D.

      So

    Correct Answer
    B. And
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "and" because it indicates that the two actions, cleaning the rooms and making tea, were done in sequence. The word "and" connects the two actions without implying any cause-and-effect relationship between them.

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  • 3. 

    He didn't understand the question _________ he didn't ask for clarifications.

    • A.

      Nevertheless

    • B.

      However

    • C.

      Or

    • D.

      But

    Correct Answer
    B. However
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "however" because it indicates a contrast or contradiction between the two clauses. The first clause states that the person didn't understand the question, while the second clause states that they didn't ask for clarifications. "However" is used to connect these contrasting ideas and show that despite not understanding the question, they still didn't seek clarification.

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  • 4. 

    John ____________ that we were not strong enough to do the job.

    • A.

      Suggested

    • B.

      Said

    • C.

      Told

    • D.

      Requested

    Correct Answer
    B. Said
    Explanation
    The verb "said" is the correct answer because it is used to report someone's words or thoughts. In this sentence, John is expressing his belief or opinion that "we were not strong enough to do the job." Therefore, the most appropriate verb to use is "said" to indicate that John verbally expressed this statement.

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  • 5. 

    It is interesting ___________ his reply.

    • A.

      Know

    • B.

      That we know

    • C.

      Knowing

    • D.

      To know

    Correct Answer
    D. To know
    Explanation
    The phrase "to know" is the correct answer because it completes the sentence in a grammatically correct way. The word "interesting" suggests that there is something intriguing or noteworthy about the person's reply. In order to understand or gain knowledge about this interesting reply, one would need to "know" or have knowledge of it. Therefore, "to know" is the appropriate phrase to use in this context.

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  • 6. 

    Many tourists enjoy Indian festivalsalthough they hardly understand the ___________

    • A.

      Culture

    • B.

      Information

    • C.

      Party

    • D.

      Customs

    Correct Answer
    A. Culture
    Explanation
    Many tourists enjoy Indian festivals although they hardly understand the culture. This suggests that while tourists may participate in and appreciate the festivities, they may not fully comprehend the underlying customs, traditions, and values that are deeply rooted in Indian culture. It implies that their enjoyment of the festivals is primarily based on the visual and sensory aspects, rather than a deep understanding of the cultural significance behind them.

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  • 7. 

    Last week we went to the music concert late, due to the traffic _______

    • A.

      Jam

    • B.

      Block

    • C.

      Crowd

    • D.

      Confusion

    Correct Answer
    A. Jam
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "jam" because it is the only option that is related to traffic and can cause delays. A traffic jam refers to a situation where vehicles are unable to move or are moving very slowly due to a high volume of traffic. This can result in delays and people arriving late to their destinations, such as the music concert in this scenario.

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  • 8. 

    I am so sad because I am not  ________________ with her exam results.

    • A.

      Satisfied

    • B.

      Satisfactory

    • C.

      Satisfy

    • D.

      Satisfying

    Correct Answer
    A. Satisfied
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "satisfied" because the sentence indicates that the person is feeling sad because they are not satisfied with her exam results.

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  • 9. 

    I lived in Vancouver,  ____________ is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

    • A.

      Who

    • B.

      Where

    • C.

      Which

    • D.

      Whose

    Correct Answer
    C. Which
    Explanation
    The word "which" is the correct answer because it is used to introduce a clause that provides additional information about Vancouver being one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is commonly used to refer to a specific thing or idea mentioned in a previous sentence or clause. In this case, "which" refers to Vancouver as the place being described as beautiful.

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  • 10. 

    The people __________ live in Australia speak English.

    • A.

      Who

    • B.

      Whose

    • C.

      Whom

    • D.

      Where

    Correct Answer
    A. Who
    Explanation
    The word "who" is the correct answer because it is used to refer to the subject of a sentence. In this case, the subject is "the people," and "who" is used to describe them. The sentence is saying that the people who live in Australia speak English.

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  • 11. 

    Jingle bells is a song  ______ is sung on Christmas eve.

    • A.

      Where

    • B.

      Which

    • C.

      When

    • D.

      Who

    Correct Answer
    B. Which
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "which". This is because "which" is used to refer to a specific thing or idea from a limited set of options. In this case, the limited set of options is the different songs that could be sung on Christmas eve, and "which" is used to indicate that "Jingle bells" is the specific song being referred to.

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  • 12. 

    He will give you information  ___________ this place.

    • A.

      Of

    • B.

      About

    • C.

      In

    • D.

      On

    Correct Answer
    B. About
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "about". This preposition is used to indicate the subject or topic of the information that he will give you.

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  • 13. 

    One of my teachers __________ composes music can paint very well.

    • A.

      Whose

    • B.

      Whom

    • C.

      Who

    • D.

      That

    Correct Answer
    C. Who
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "who". In this sentence, we are referring to the teacher who can compose music and paint very well. "Who" is used to refer to a person, and in this case, it is used to identify the teacher with the mentioned abilities.

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  • 14. 

    _________ he likes to drink, he abstains from drinking.

    • A.

      Although

    • B.

      As

    • C.

      Because

    • D.

      For

    Correct Answer
    A. Although
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Although". This conjunction is used to introduce a contrast or contradiction between two clauses. In this case, it suggests that despite the person's liking for drinking, they choose not to indulge in it.

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  • 15. 

    ___________ his lack of money, he tried to help his aunt.

    • A.

      Despite

    • B.

      Despite of

    • C.

      Because of

    • D.

      In spite

    Correct Answer
    A. Despite
    Explanation
    Despite his lack of money, he tried to help his aunt. This means that even though he did not have enough money, he still made an effort to assist his aunt. "Despite" is used to show contrast or opposition between two ideas, in this case, the lack of money and the willingness to help.

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  • 16. 

    Do you know a shop ____________ I can buy dress for my five year old niece?

    • A.

      Which

    • B.

      Where

    • C.

      That

    • D.

      If

    Correct Answer
    B. Where
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "where." In this question, the speaker is asking for the location of a shop where they can buy a dress for their five-year-old niece. The word "where" is used to inquire about a place or location, making it the most appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 17. 

    __________ difficult is the situation, there is always a way out.

    • A.

      Whatever

    • B.

      However

    • C.

      Despite

    • D.

      Because of

    Correct Answer
    B. However
    Explanation
    The word "however" is used to show contrast or contradiction in a sentence. In this case, it is used to contrast the difficult situation with the idea that there is always a way out. It implies that no matter how difficult the situation may be, there is still a solution or a way to overcome it.

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  • 18. 

    The member wanted to know __________ will the meeting be conducted.

    • A.

      When

    • B.

      What

    • C.

      Whether

    • D.

      Which

    Correct Answer
    A. When
    Explanation
    The member wanted to know the specific time or date at which the meeting will be conducted.

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  • 19. 

    Diwali is a festival __________ occurs in October or November.

    • A.

      Whatever

    • B.

      When

    • C.

      Which

    • D.

      Though

    Correct Answer
    C. Which
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "which". This is because "which" is used to introduce a relative clause that provides additional information about the festival Diwali, specifying that it occurs in October or November.

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  • 20. 

    They refused to reveal the source of their information ____________ they did not trust us.

    • A.

      Though

    • B.

      So

    • C.

      And

    • D.

      Because

    Correct Answer
    D. Because
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "because" because it indicates a cause-and-effect relationship between the refusal to reveal the source of information and the lack of trust. This conjunction is used to explain the reason behind their action.

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