Grammar Review Practice Test

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Grammar Review Practice Test

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following identifies the bold word:Many explorers have been to Antarctica, even though the continent has the harshest environment in the world. 
    • A. 

      Proper noun

    • B. 

      Common noun

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adjective

  • 2. 
    Which of the following identifies the bold word:​Many explorers have been to Antarctica, even though the continent has the harshest environment in the world. 
    • A. 

      Proper noun

    • B. 

      Common noun

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adjective

  • 3. 
    Which of the following identifies the bold word:​It is dry, windy, and extremely cold.
    • A. 

      Common noun

    • B. 

      Preposition

    • C. 

      Pronoun

    • D. 

      Conjunction

  • 4. 
    Identify the verb tense of the following bold word:In the summer of 1911-1912, two groups of explorers actually reached the South Pole.
    • A. 

      Simple past

    • B. 

      Past participle

    • C. 

      Simple present

    • D. 

      Infinitive

  • 5. 
    Which of the following identifies the bold word:​The English group, led by Robert Falcon Scott, picked their way carefully across the dangerous ice. 
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Preposition

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 6. 
    Which of the following identifies the bold word:​The English group, led by Robert Falcon Scott, picked their way carefully across the dangerous ice. 
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Preposition

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 7. 
    Which of the following identifies the bold word:When they finally reached the pole, however, they found that another team had been there before them.
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Preposition

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 8. 
    Which of the following identifies the bold word:The Norwegian group, led by Ronald Amundsen, had reached the pole one month before Scott, and they had left their flag to mark the spot.
    • A. 

      Subordinate conjunction

    • B. 

      Correlative conjunction

    • C. 

      Coordinating conjunction

    • D. 

      Functioning conjunction

  • 9. 
    Select the pronoun that best completes the sentence for proper pronoun-antecedent agreement.Every passenger was required to show              passport.   
    • A. 

      Their

    • B. 

      His or her

    • C. 

      Our

    • D. 

      Your

  • 10. 
    Select the pronoun that best completes the sentence for proper pronoun-antecedent agreement.The students needed to make sure to study for              tests tomorrow.
    • A. 

      Their

    • B. 

      His or her

    • C. 

      Our

    • D. 

      Your

  • 11. 
    For the following sentence, identify the subject:Mrs. Byrne drives to school in her Honda Fit.
    • A. 

      Mrs. Byrne

    • B. 

      Drives

    • C. 

      School

    • D. 

      Honda Fit

  • 12. 
    Identify the subject in the following sentence:The assignment should go into the proper basket.
    • A. 

      Assignment

    • B. 

      Should

    • C. 

      Proper

    • D. 

      Basket

  • 13. 
    Identify the correct verb tense to fill in the blank:I made an appoint to see the doctor and            that appointment.
    • A. 

      Keep

    • B. 

      Keeped

    • C. 

      Kept

    • D. 

      Keeping

  • 14. 
    "There's a natural pause" is an acceptable reason for comma placement. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Identify all of the subordinate conjunctions:
    • A. 

      Since

    • B. 

      Because

    • C. 

      And

    • D. 

      Or

    • E. 

      Even though

    • F. 

      While

    • G. 

      Of

    • H. 

      Are

  • 16. 
    Which of the following fixes the misplaced or dangling modifier?Having finished the assignment, the TV was turned on.
    • A. 

      Jason, having finished the assignment, turned on the TV.

    • B. 

      The assignment turned on the TV, having finished the assignment.

    • C. 

      After finishing the assignment, the TV was turned on.

    • D. 

      No change needed.

  • 17. 
    Which of the following fixes the misplaced or dangling modifier?The lady returned the gold man's watch.
    • A. 

      The lady returned the watch to the gold man.

    • B. 

      The man was returned a watch and gold.

    • C. 

      The lady returned the gold watch to the man.

    • D. 

      No change is needed.

  • 18. 
    Which verb should best replace the blank for proper subject-verb agreement?Digging into the sofa cushions                  Peanut, Elizabeth's new puppy.
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Are

  • 19. 
    Select the best option for comma placement, or select "no change":In order to revolt against the seniors the freshmen must organize.
    • A. 

      In order to revolt, against the seniors the freshmen must organize.

    • B. 

      In order to revolt against the seniors, the freshmen must organize.

    • C. 

      In order, to revolt, against the seniors, the freshmen must organize.

    • D. 

      No change

  • 20. 
    Identify where the comma should go according to comma rules. If no comma is needed, select "no change."I am glad that I studied my notes and my pretest.
    • A. 

      I am glad that I studied, my notes and my pretest.

    • B. 

      I am glad that I studied my notes, and my pretest.

    • C. 

      I am glad, that I studied my notes, and my pretest.

    • D. 

      No change

  • 21. 
    Every time there is a conjunction, there must also be a comma.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    A pronoun is a specific noun, like the name of a place or person.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    The antecedent is the noun that the pronoun replaces.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is NOT pluralized correctly?
    • A. 

      Journeys

    • B. 

      Monkeys

    • C. 

      Mondays

    • D. 

      Candys

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