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What we have here are some grammar exam questions from one of the hardest trivia quiz you might handle. This quiz is perfect when it comes to testing how good you are when it comes to writing grammatically correct sentences. How about you give them a try and get to see if you can fill in the sentences with the correct words. Be sure to check out other quizzes just like it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Juan___________ in the library this morning. 

    • A.

      Is study

    • B.

      Studying

    • C.

      Is studying

    • D.

      Are studying

    Correct Answer
    C. Is studying
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is studying" because the verb "study" needs to be in the present continuous tense to indicate an action that is happening at the current moment. Since Juan is a singular subject, the correct form of the verb to use is "is studying."

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  • 2. 

    Alicia, __________ the windows please. It's too hot in here.

    • A.

      Opens

    • B.

      Open

    • C.

      Opened

    • D.

      Will opened

    Correct Answer
    B. Open
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "open." In this sentence, the verb "open" is used to give a command or instruction to Alicia. The use of "please" indicates that the speaker is making a polite request. Since "Alicia" is a singular noun, the correct form of the verb is "open" without an "-s" ending. The other options, "opens," "opened," and "will opened," are incorrect because they do not match the subject-verb agreement and do not convey the intended meaning of a command or request.

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  • 3. 

    The movie was __________ the book.

    • A.

      As

    • B.

      As good

    • C.

      Good as

    • D.

      As good as

    Correct Answer
    D. As good as
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "as good as." This phrase is used to compare the movie to the book, indicating that they are of equal quality. It suggests that the movie is just as enjoyable or well-made as the book.

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  • 4. 

    Eli's hobbies include jogging, swimming, and __________.

    • A.

      To climb mountains

    • B.

      Climb mountains

    • C.

      To climb

    • D.

      Climbing mountains

    Correct Answer
    D. Climbing mountains
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "climbing mountains" because it is a grammatically correct and logical continuation of the sentence. The sentence lists Eli's hobbies as jogging and swimming, so it makes sense for the next hobby to be related to physical activities as well. "Climbing mountains" fits this criteria and completes the sentence appropriately.

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  • 5. 

    Mr. Hawkins requests that someone _________ the data  by fax immediately.

    • A.

      Sent

    • B.

      Sends

    • C.

      Send

    • D.

      To send

    Correct Answer
    C. Send
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "send". The sentence is in the present tense and requires a verb that agrees with the subject "someone". "Send" is the correct form of the verb in the present tense to match the subject.

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  • 6. 

    The company will upgrade _________ computer information systems next month.

    • A.

      There

    • B.

      Their

    • C.

      It's

    • D.

      Its

    Correct Answer
    D. Its
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "its". In this sentence, "its" is the possessive form of "it" and is used to show that the computer information systems belong to the company. "There" is an adverb indicating a location, "their" is a possessive pronoun indicating ownership by multiple people, and "it's" is a contraction of "it is" which does not make sense in this context.

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  • 7. 

    Cheryl likes apples, _________ she does not like oranges. 

    • A.

      So

    • B.

      For

    • C.

      But

    • D.

      Or

    Correct Answer
    C. But
    Explanation
    The word "but" is used to show contrast or opposition between two ideas. In this case, it is used to contrast Cheryl's liking for apples with her dislike for oranges.

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  • 8. 

    You were ____________ the New York office before 2 p.m.

    • A.

      Suppose call

    • B.

      Supposed to call

    • C.

      Supposed calling

    • D.

      Supposed call

    Correct Answer
    B. Supposed to call
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "supposed to call". In this sentence, "supposed to call" is the correct phrase to use because it indicates that there was an expectation or obligation for someone to make a call. The phrase "supposed calling" is grammatically incorrect and does not convey the intended meaning.

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  • 9. 

    When I graduate from college next June, I _____________ a student here for five years.

    • A.

      Will have been

    • B.

      Have been

    • C.

      Has been

    • D.

      Will have

    Correct Answer
    A. Will have been
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will have been". This is because the sentence is talking about a future event (graduating from college next June) and the duration of being a student (for five years) leading up to that event. The future perfect tense "will have been" is used to indicate an action that will be completed in the future before another specified time or event.

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  • 10. 

    Ms. Guth _________ rather not invest that money in the stock market. 

    • A.

      Has to

    • B.

      Could

    • C.

      Would

    • D.

      Must

    Correct Answer
    C. Would
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would". This is because the word "rather" suggests a preference or desire, indicating that Ms. Guth would prefer not to invest the money in the stock market.

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  • 11. 

    The rate of ___________ has been fluctuating wildly this week. 

    • A.

      Money

    • B.

      Bills

    • C.

      Coins

    • D.

      Exchange

    Correct Answer
    D. Exchange
    Explanation
    The rate of exchange has been fluctuating wildly this week. This suggests that the value of one currency in relation to another has been changing rapidly. It could imply that the exchange rate between two currencies is experiencing significant volatility, possibly due to economic factors or market speculation.

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  • 12. 

    The bus ___________ arrives late during bad weather. 

    • A.

      Every week

    • B.

      Later

    • C.

      Yesterday

    • D.

      Always

    Correct Answer
    D. Always
    Explanation
    The word "always" is the correct answer because it indicates that the bus consistently arrives late during bad weather. This implies that regardless of the specific circumstances or conditions, the bus is consistently delayed when the weather is bad.

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  • 13. 

    Do you ____________ where the nearest grocery store is? 

    • A.

      Know

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Now

    • D.

      Not

    Correct Answer
    A. Know
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "know". In this question, "know" is the correct verb to use to inquire about someone's knowledge or awareness of the location of the nearest grocery store. The other options ("no", "now", "not") do not fit grammatically or contextually in the sentence.

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  • 14. 

    Jerry Seinfeld, the popular American comedian, has his audiences ___________. 

    • A.

      Putting too many irons in the fire

    • B.

      Keeping their noses out of someone's business

    • C.

      Rolling in the aisles

    • D.

      Going to bat for someone

    Correct Answer
    C. Rolling in the aisles
    Explanation
    Jerry Seinfeld, known for his witty and humorous performances, has the ability to make his audiences laugh uncontrollably. The phrase "rolling in the aisles" is often used to describe a situation where people are laughing hysterically, which perfectly captures the effect that Seinfeld has on his audiences.

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  • 15. 

    The chairperson will ____________ members to the subcommittee. 

    • A.

      Appoint

    • B.

      Disappoint

    • C.

      Appointment

    • D.

      Disappointed

    Correct Answer
    A. Appoint
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "appoint." In this context, the chairperson will select or designate members to be part of the subcommittee.

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  • 16. 

    The critics had to admit that the ballet ______________ was superb. 

    • A.

      Procrastinate

    • B.

      Performance

    • C.

      Pathology

    • D.

      Psychosomatic

    Correct Answer
    B. Performance
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that the critics had to admit that the ballet was superb. The word "ballet" refers to a performance art form that combines music, dance, and storytelling. Therefore, the most suitable word to fill in the blank would be "performance" as it directly relates to the context of the sentence.

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  • 17. 

    Peter says he can't ___________ our invitation to dinner tonight. 

    • A.

      Angel

    • B.

      Across

    • C.

      Accept

    • D.

      Almost

    Correct Answer
    C. Accept
    Explanation
    Peter says he can't accept our invitation to dinner tonight. This means that Peter is unable to agree to or agree with the invitation to have dinner tonight.

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  • 18. 

    We were __________ friends in that strange but magical country. 

    • A.

      Upon

    • B.

      Among

    • C.

      Toward

    • D.

      In addition to

    Correct Answer
    B. Among
    Explanation
    The word "among" is the correct answer because it implies being a part of a group or being surrounded by a number of friends in that strange but magical country. The other options do not convey the same meaning. "Upon" implies being on top of something or having a physical contact with it. "Toward" implies a direction or movement. "In addition to" implies adding something else to the friends.

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  • 19. 

    The hurricane caused ____________ damage to the city. 

    • A.

      Extend

    • B.

      Extended

    • C.

      Extensive

    • D.

      Extension

    Correct Answer
    C. Extensive
    Explanation
    The word "extensive" is the correct answer because it means large in size, amount, or degree. In the context of the sentence, it suggests that the hurricane caused a significant amount of damage to the city.

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  • 20. 

    Many cultures have special ceremonies to celebrate a person's _________ of passage into adulthood. 

    • A.

      Right

    • B.

      Rite

    • C.

      Writ

    • D.

      Write

    Correct Answer
    B. Rite
    Explanation
    Many cultures have special ceremonies to celebrate a person's rite of passage into adulthood. A rite of passage is a ritual or ceremony that marks an important transition in someone's life, such as reaching adulthood. It is a culturally significant event that symbolizes the individual's readiness to take on new responsibilities and roles within their community.

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  • 21. 

    Directions to Erik's houseLeave Interstate 25 at exit 7S. Follow that road (Elm Street) for two miles. After one mile, you will pass a small shopping center on your left. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right onto Maple Drive. Erik's house is the third house on your left. It's number 33, and it's white with green trim.What is Erik's address? 

    • A.

      Interstate 25

    • B.

      2 Elm Street

    • C.

      13 Erika Street

    • D.

      33 Maple Drive

    Correct Answer
    D. 33 Maple Drive
    Explanation
    The given passage provides directions to Erik's house, stating that it is the third house on the left on Maple Drive, with the address number 33. Therefore, the correct answer is 33 Maple Drive.

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  • 22. 

    Which is closest to Erik's house? 

    • A.

      the traffic lights

    • B.

      The shopping center

    • C.

      Exit 7S

    • D.

      A greenhouse

    Correct Answer
    A. the traffic lights
    Explanation
    Erik's house is closest to the traffic lights.

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  • 23. 

    Date:       May 16, 1998To:          Megan FallermanFrom:      Steven RobertsSubject:   Staff MeetingPlease be prepared to give your presentation on the monthly sales figures at our upcoming staff meeting. In addition to the accurate accounting of expenditures for the monthly sales, be ready to discuss possible reasons for fluctuations as well as possible trends in future customer spending. Thank you.The main focus of the presentation will be ______________. 

    • A.

      Monthly expenditures

    • B.

      Monthly salary figures

    • C.

      Monthly sales figures

    • D.

      Staff meeting presentations

    Correct Answer
    C. Monthly sales figures
    Explanation
    The main focus of the presentation will be on the monthly sales figures. The email specifically mentions that Megan Fallerman should be prepared to give a presentation on the monthly sales figures at the staff meeting. It also mentions that she should be ready to discuss possible reasons for fluctuations and possible trends in future customer spending, which are both related to the monthly sales figures. Therefore, the correct answer is monthly sales figures.

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  • 24. 

    Who will give the presentation? 

    • A.

      The company president

    • B.

      Megan Fallerman

    • C.

      Steven Roberts

    • D.

      Future customers

    Correct Answer
    B. Megan Fallerman
    Explanation
    Megan Fallerman will give the presentation because she is mentioned as one of the options. There is no other information provided in the question to suggest any other person giving the presentation.

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  • 25. 

    Spend ten romantic days enjoying the lush countryside of southern England. The counties of Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, and Essex invite you to enjoy their castles and coastline, their charming bed and breakfast inns, their museums and their cathedrals. Spend lazy days watching the clouds drift by or spend active days hiking the glorious hills. These fields were home to Thomas Hardy, and the ports launched ships that shaped world history. Bed and breakfasts abound, ranging from quiet farmhouses to lofty castles. Our tour begins August 15. Call or fax us today for more information 1-800-222-XXXX. Enrollment is limited, so please call soon.Which of the following counties is not included in the tour? 

    • A.

      Devon

    • B.

      Cornwall

    • C.

      Essex

    • D.

      Hampshire

    Correct Answer
    B. Cornwall
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Cornwall. The passage states that the counties of Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, and Essex are included in the tour, but there is no mention of Cornwall.

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  • 26. 

    How many people can go on this tour? 

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      An unlimited number

    • C.

      2-8

    • D.

      A limited number

    Correct Answer
    D. A limited number
    Explanation
    The answer "a limited number" suggests that there is a specific maximum number of people who can go on the tour. It implies that there is a restriction or limit on the number of participants, and it is not possible for an unlimited number of people to join. The exact maximum number is not stated, but it indicates that there is a cap on the number of individuals who can take part in the tour.

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  • 27. 

    What can we infer about this area of southern England? 

    • A.

      The region has lots of vegetation.

    • B.

      The coast often has harsh weather.

    • C.

      The sun is hot and the air is dry.

    • D.

      The land is flat.

    Correct Answer
    A. The region has lots of vegetation.
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, we can infer that the area of southern England has lots of vegetation. The statement "The region has lots of vegetation" directly suggests that there is an abundance of plants and greenery in this area. The other statements about the coast having harsh weather, the sun being hot and the air being dry, and the land being flat are not supported by the given information, so we cannot infer them.

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  • 28. 

    Anna Szewcyzk, perhaps the most popular broadcaster in the news media today, won the 1998 Broadcasting Award. She got her start in journalism as an editor at the Hollsville County Times in Missouri. When the newspaper went out of business, a colleague persuaded her to enter the field of broadcasting. She moved to Oregon to begin a master's degree in broadcast journalism at Atlas University. Following graduation, she was able to begin her career as a local newscaster with WPSU-TV in Seattle, Washington, and rapidly advanced to national television. Noted for her quick wit and trenchant commentary, her name has since become synonymous with Good Day, America! Accepting the award at the National Convention of Broadcast Journalism held in Chicago, Ms. Szewcyzk remarked, "I am so honored by this award that I'm at a total loss for words!" Who would ever have believed it?What is the purpose of this announcement? 

    • A.

      To invite people to the National Convention of Broadcast Journalism

    • B.

      To encourage college students to study broadcasting

    • C.

      To recognize Ms. Szewcyzk's accomplishments

    • D.

      to advertise a job opening at the Hollsville County Times

    Correct Answer
    C. To recognize Ms. Szewcyzk's accomplishments
    Explanation
    The purpose of this announcement is to recognize Ms. Szewcyzk's accomplishments. The announcement provides a brief biography of Ms. Szewcyzk, detailing her career in journalism and broadcasting, and mentions her winning the 1998 Broadcasting Award. The announcement also includes Ms. Szewcyzk's acceptance speech at the National Convention of Broadcast Journalism, where she expresses her gratitude for the award. This indicates that the purpose of the announcement is to acknowledge and highlight Ms. Szewcyzk's achievements in the field of broadcasting.

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  • 29. 

    The expression "to become synonymous with" means 

    • A.

      To be the same as.

    • B.

      To be the opposite of.

    • C.

      To be in sympathy with.

    • D.

      To be discharged from.

    Correct Answer
    A. To be the same as.
    Explanation
    The expression "to become synonymous with" means to be the same as. When something becomes synonymous with another thing, it means that they are so closely associated that they are essentially interchangeable or have the same meaning. It implies that one thing has become a symbol or representation of the other, to the point where they are considered identical or indistinguishable.

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  • 30. 

    What was Ms. Szewczyk's first job in journalism? 

    • A.

      She was a T.V. announcer in Washington.

    • B.

      She was a newscaster in Oregon.

    • C.

      She was an editor for a newspaper in Missouri.

    • D.

      She was a talk show host in Chicago.

    Correct Answer
    C. She was an editor for a newspaper in Missouri.
    Explanation
    Ms. Szewczyk's first job in journalism was as an editor for a newspaper in Missouri. This is indicated by the statement "She was an editor for a newspaper in Missouri."

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