Grammar For Secondary One English

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After writing a composition, it is very important that you check your work. For a start you can use the TAPS method to check your work for mistakes. This quiz will let you practise the TAPS method.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    (T)   Which of the following sentences has not used the wrong tense for a narrative story set in the past?
    • A. 

      No one knew how Mr. Sticky got in the fish tank.

    • B. 

      No one know how Mr. Sticky got in the fish tank.

    • C. 

      No one knew how Mr. Sticky gets in the fish tank.

    • D. 

      No one knew how Mr. Sticky get in the fish tank.

  • 2. 
    (T)   Which of the following sentences has not used the wrong tense for a narrative story set in the past?
    • A. 

      “He is very small," mum says as she peered at the tiny water snail.

    • B. 

      “He was very small," mum said as she peers at the tiny water snail.

    • C. 

      “He is very small," mum said as she peered at the tiny water snail.

    • D. 

      “He was very small," mum says as she peered at the tiny water snail.

  • 3. 
    (T)   Which of the following sentences has not used the wrong tense for a narrative story set in the past?
    • A. 

      In the morning, Abby jumped out of bed and switch on the light in her fish tank.

    • B. 

      In the morning, Abby jumped out of bed and switched on the light in her fish tank.

    • C. 

      In the morning, Abby jumped out of bed and switches on the light in her fish tank.

    • D. 

      In the morning, Abby jumps out of bed and switched on the light in her fish tank.

  • 4. 
    (T)   Which of the following sentences has not used the wrong tense for a narrative story set in the past?
    • A. 

      That night, Abby turned on the light to find Mr. Sticky clinging to the very tiniest, waviest tip of the pond weed.

    • B. 

      That night, Abby turns on the light to find Mr. Sticky clinging to the very tiniest, waviest tip of the pond weed.

    • C. 

      That night, Abby turned on the light to find Mr. Sticky clung to the very tiniest, waviest tip of the pond weed.

    • D. 

      That night, Abby turn on the light to find Mr. Sticky clinging to the very tiniest, waviest tip of the pond weed.

  • 5. 
    (T)   Which of the following sentences has not used the wrong tense for a narrative story set in the past?
    • A. 

      At school that day, Abby drew an elephant. She needs two pieces of expensive paper to do both ends but the teacher didn't mind because she was pleased with the drawing and wanted it on the wall.

    • B. 

      At school that day, Abby drew an elephant. She needed two pieces of expensive paper to do both ends but the teacher didn't mind because she was pleased with the drawing and wanted it on the wall.

    • C. 

      At school that day, Abby drew an elephant. She needed two pieces of expensive paper to do both ends but the teacher don't mind because she was pleased with the drawing and wanted it on the wall.

    • D. 

      At school that day, Abby drew an elephant. She needed two pieces of expensive paper to do both ends but the teacher didn't mind because she was pleased with the drawing and wants it on the wall.

  • 6. 
    (A)  Which of the following sentences does not have mistake(s) in subject-verb agreement in a narrative story set in the past?
    • A. 

      It were near the water filter so he was bobbing about in the air bubbles.

    • B. 

      It were near the water filter so he were bobbing about in the air bubbles.

    • C. 

      It was near the water filter so he was bobbing about in the air bubbles.

    • D. 

      It was near the water filter so he were bobbing about in the air bubbles.

  • 7. 
    (A)  Which of the following sentences does not have mistake(s) in subject-verb agreement in a narrative story set in the past?
    • A. 

      "I thinks he's grown a bit," Abby told her mum at breakfast the next day.

    • B. 

      "I think he's grown a bit," Abby told her mum at breakfast the next day.

    • C. 

      "I think he've grown a bit," Abby told her mum at breakfast the next day.

    • D. 

      "I thinks he've grown a bit," Abby told her mum at breakfast the next day.

  • 8. 
    (A)  Which of the following sentences does not have mistake(s) in subject-verb agreement in a narrative story set in the past?
    • A. 

      "But I doesn't want him to get too big or he won't be cute anymore. Small things are cute, aren't they?"

    • B. 

      "But I don't want him to get too big or he won't be cute anymore. Small things is cute, aren't they?"

    • C. 

      "But I don't want him to get too big or he won't be cute anymore. Small things are cute, isn't they?"

    • D. 

      "But I don't want him to get too big or he won't be cute anymore. Small things are cute, aren't they?"

  • 9. 
    (A)  Which of the following sentences does not have mistake(s) in subject-verb agreement in a narrative story set in the past?
    • A. 

      "Yes, they is. But big things can be cute too. Now, hurry up, I'm going to miss my train."

    • B. 

      "Yes, they are. But big things can be cute too. Now, hurry up, I're going to miss my train."

    • C. 

      "Yes, they are. But big things can be cute too. Now, hurry up, I'm going to miss my train."

    • D. 

      "Yes, they are. But big things can be cute too. Now, hurry up, I's going to miss my train."

  • 10. 
    (A)  Which of the following sentences does not have mistake(s) in subject-verb agreement in a narrative story set in the past?
    • A. 

      "There're a lot of algae on the sides," Mum said. "I'm not sure Mr. Sticky's quite up to the job yet."

    • B. 

      "There's a lot of algae on the sides," Mum said. "I're not sure Mr. Sticky's quite up to the job yet."

    • C. 

      "There's a lot of algae on the sides," Mum said. "I'm not sure Mr. Sticky're quite up to the job yet."

    • D. 

      "There's a lot of algae on the sides," Mum said. "I'm not sure Mr. Sticky's quite up to the job yet."

  • 11. 
    (P)   Which of the following sentences does not have punctuation mistake(s) in a narrative story set in the past?  
    • A. 

      Mr. sticky stayed out of the way, clinging to the glass while mum used the special 'vacuum cleaner' to clean the gravel.

    • B. 

      Mr. Sticky stayed out of the way, clinging to the glass while mum used the special 'vacuum cleaner' to clean the gravel.

    • C. 

      Mr. Sticky stayed out of the way, clinging to the glass while mum used the special 'vacuum cleaner' to clean the gravel.

    • D. 

      Mr. sticky stayed out of the way, clinging to the glass while mum used the special 'vacuum cleaner' to clean the gravel.

  • 12. 
    (P)   Which of the following sentences does not have punctuation mistake(s) in a narrative story set in the past?
    • A. 

      "Just as well if He's going to be gobbled up like that," Her mum said, trying to put on her coat and eat toast at the same time.

    • B. 

      "Just as well if he's going to be gobbled up like that," her mum said, trying to put on her coat and eat toast at the same time.

    • C. 

      "Just as well if He's going to be gobbled up like that," her mum said, trying to put on her coat and eat toast at the same time.

    • D. 

      "Just as well if he's going to be gobbled up like that," Her mum said, trying to put on her coat and eat toast at the same time.

  • 13. 
    (P)   Which of the following sentences does not have punctuation mistake(s) in a narrative story set in the past?
    • A. 

      "On the side," mum said. She was busy concentrating on the water. "don't worry i was careful."

    • B. 

      "On the side," Mum said. She was busy concentrating on the water. "Don't worry i was careful."

    • C. 

      "On the side," mum said. She was busy concentrating on the water. "Don't worry I was careful."

    • D. 

      "On the side," Mum said. she was busy concentrating on the water. "don't worry I was careful."

  • 14. 
    (P)   Which of the following sentences does not have punctuation mistake(s) in a narrative story set in the past?
    • A. 

      "I have not. Although he is extremely small, i was very careful."

    • B. 

      "i have not. Although He is extremely small, I was very careful."

    • C. 

      "I have not. Although he is extremely small, I was very careful."

    • D. 

      "i have not. Although he is extremely small, i was very careful."

  • 15. 
    (P)   Which of the following sentences does not have punctuation mistake(s) in a narrative story set in the past?
    • A. 

      In the corner of the picture, Abby wrote her full name, abigail, and drew tiny snails for the dots on the 'i's. The teacher said that was very creative.

    • B. 

      In the corner of the picture, Abby wrote her full name, Abigail, and drew tiny snails for the dots on the 'i's. The Teacher said that was very creative.

    • C. 

      In the corner of the picture, Abby wrote her full name, Abigail, and drew tiny snails for the dots on the 'i's. The teacher said that was very creative.

    • D. 

      In the corner of the picture, abby wrote her full name, abigail, and drew tiny snails for the dots on the 'i's. The teacher said that was very creative.

  • 16. 
    (S)   Which of the following sentences does not have spelling mistake(s) in a narrative story set in the past?
    • A. 

      Her mum was in the study surounded by papers. She had her glasses on and her hair was all over the place where she'd been running her hands through it.

    • B. 

      Her mum was in the study surrounded by papers. She had her grasses on and her hair was all over the place where she'd been running her hands through it.

    • C. 

      Her mum was in the study surrounded by papers. She had her glasses on and her hair was all over the place where she'd being running her hands through it.

    • D. 

      Her mum was in the study surrounded by papers. She had her glasses on and her hair was all over the place where she'd been running her hands through it.

  • 17. 
    (S)   Which of the following sentences does not have spelling mistake(s) in a narrative story set in the past?
    • A. 

      The door to the bedroom opened and mum's face appeared around the crack.

    • B. 

      The door to the bedroom opened and mum's face apeared around the crack.

    • C. 

      The door to the bedroom openeed and mum's face appeared around the crack.

    • D. 

      The door to the bedroom opened and mum's face appeared arund the crack.

  • 18. 
    (S)   Which of the following sentences have spelling mistake(s) in a narrative story set in the past?
    • A. 

      "I'm beginning to suspect the pond weed, don't you think?"

    • B. 

      "I'm begining to suspect the pond weed, don't you think?"

    • C. 

      "I'm beginning to suspet the pond weed, don't you think?"

    • D. 

      "I'm beginning to suspect the pond weed, don't you tink?"

  • 19. 
    (S)   Which of the following sentences have spelling mistake(s) in a narrative story set in the past?
    • A. 

      Their, tucked in the curve of the archway, perfectly hidden against the dark stone, sat Mr. Sticky.

    • B. 

      Their, tucked in the curve of the archway, perfectly hiden against the dark stone, sat Mr. Sticky.

    • C. 

      There, tucked in the curve of the archway, perfectly hidden against the dark stone, sat Mr. Sticky.

    • D. 

      There, tucked in the curve of the archway, perfectly hidden agains the dark stone, sat Mr. Sticky.

  • 20. 
    (S)   Which of the following sentences have spelling mistake(s) in a narrative story set in the past?  
    • A. 

      And right next to him was aother water snail, even smaller then him.

    • B. 

      And right next to him was anoter water snail, even smaller than him.

    • C. 

      And right next to him was another water snail, even smaller than him. And right next to him was another water snail, even smaller then him.

    • D. 

      And right next to him was another water snail, even smaller than him.

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