Elliptical Construction Test Quiz!

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Have you ever heard of elliptical construction? Elliptical construction is when a word or phrase implied by context is left out of a sentence, possibly because of repetition of a preceding word or phrase. The omission of the word is necessary to the grammatical completeness of the sentence. This quiz will tell you all about elliptical construction, and it tests you on your grammar skills. You can do it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    He came here yesterday and I __________.

    • A.

      Does too

    • B.

      Did too

    • C.

      Doing too

    • D.

      Did either

    Correct Answer
    B. Did too
    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "did too," is the appropriate response to the statement "He came here yesterday and I __________." This answer indicates that the speaker also came to the same place yesterday. The use of "did" as the helping verb is necessary to maintain the past tense consistency with "came." The other options, "does too," "doing too," and "did either," do not accurately convey the past tense and are grammatically incorrect in this context.

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  • 2. 

    He did not buy pizza and _________ I.

    • A.

      Neither do

    • B.

      Neither does

    • C.

      Neither did

    • D.

      Either did

    Correct Answer
    C. Neither did
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "neither did". This is because the sentence is in the past tense, and "neither did" is the correct negative form to use in this context. It indicates that the person being referred to did not buy pizza, and the speaker did not either.

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  • 3. 

    Father doesn't like milk and mother _________ .

    • A.

      Doesn't either

    • B.

      Didn't either

    • C.

      Don't either

    • D.

      Doesn't neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Doesn't either
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "doesn't either" because it is used to indicate that the mother also does not like milk, just like the father. The word "either" is used to show agreement or similarity between two people or things.

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  • 4. 

    She is not making doughnuts and we ___________ 

    • A.

      Isn't either

    • B.

      Aren't neither

    • C.

      Aren't either

    • D.

      Isn't neither

    Correct Answer
    C. Aren't either
    Explanation
    The correct answer "aren't either" is used to indicate that the speaker and another person are not doing the same action. In this case, the speaker states that "She is not making doughnuts," and by using "aren't either," it implies that the speaker and the other person are not making doughnuts either.

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  • 5. 

    He speaks Korean very well and Nina __________.

    • A.

      Does neither

    • B.

      Did either

    • C.

      Do too

    • D.

      Does too

    Correct Answer
    D. Does too
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "does too". This is because the phrase "does too" is used to show agreement or confirmation with a previous statement. In this case, the previous statement is that "He speaks Korean very well". Therefore, the correct response would be "does too", indicating that Nina also speaks Korean very well.

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  • 6. 

    Ben likes mangoes and Amy __________.

    • A.

      Does too

    • B.

      So does

    • C.

      Does neither

    • D.

      Neither does

    Correct Answer
    A. Does too
    Explanation
    The given correct answer "does too" suggests that Amy also likes mangoes, just like Ben does. The phrase "does too" is used to show agreement with a positive statement. In this case, it indicates that Amy shares the same liking for mangoes as Ben does.

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  • 7. 

    Mary is a student and ___________ Kevin.

    • A.

      Is too

    • B.

      So is

    • C.

      Neither is

    • D.

      So does

    Correct Answer
    B. So is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "so is". This is because "so is" is used to compare two things that have a similar characteristic or quality. In this case, Mary is a student and Kevin is also a student, so they both share the same characteristic of being a student. Therefore, the correct phrase to complete the sentence is "Mary is a student and so is Kevin."

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  • 8. 

    He can do that work and __________ they.

    • A.

      So do

    • B.

      Neither can

    • C.

      So can

    • D.

      So will

    Correct Answer
    C. So can
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "so can". This is because the sentence structure suggests that the person mentioned in the question can do the work, and the word "so" is used to indicate that others can also do the work. The word "can" is used to express the ability or possibility of doing something. Therefore, the phrase "so can" is the most appropriate choice to complete the sentence.

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  • 9. 

    The cat hasn't drunk the milk and the dog __________.

    • A.

      Hasn't either

    • B.

      Has either

    • C.

      Haven't either

    • D.

      Hasn't neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Hasn't either
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hasn't either" because it is the correct grammatical structure to use when negating a verb and providing an alternative negative option. In this case, it means that the dog also has not drunk the milk.

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  • 10. 

    He goes to school every day and ________ I.

    • A.

      So does

    • B.

      So do

    • C.

      So did

    • D.

      Do too

    Correct Answer
    B. So do
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "so do." This is because the sentence is in the present tense, and the subject "he" is singular. In order to maintain subject-verb agreement, the correct form of the verb "do" should also be singular, which is "so do." This construction is used to show agreement or to indicate that the same action applies to the speaker as well.

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