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This quiz to test and hone your grammar in English and to make you improve on it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Come to my party___ Saturday night.

    • A.

      At

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      On

    • D.

      Into

    Correct Answer
    C. On
    Explanation
    The word "on" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate specific days or dates. In this case, the speaker is inviting someone to their party, specifying that it will take place on Saturday night.

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  • 2. 

    It has been five years since I last __________ French.

    • A.

      Have been speaking

    • B.

      Was speaking

    • C.

      Have spoken

    • D.

      Spoke

    Correct Answer
    D. Spoke
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "spoke". The phrase "It has been five years since I last spoke French" indicates that the action of speaking French occurred in the past and is now completed. The past simple tense "spoke" is appropriate in this context to convey a specific past event that happened at a particular time. The other options do not accurately reflect the completed action in the past.

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  • 3. 

    I can sell you bananas, but only _________.

    • A.

      A little

    • B.

      Little

    • C.

      A few

    • D.

      Few

    Correct Answer
    C. A few
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a few". This phrase suggests that the person can sell the bananas, but only in limited quantity. It implies that there is a scarcity or limited availability of bananas for sale.

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  • 4. 

    I really regretted my mistake. It was one that I ____________ .

    • A.

      Had not to make

    • B.

      Ought not to have made

    • C.

      Mustn't make

    • D.

      Ought not to be making

    Correct Answer
    B. Ought not to have made
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ought not to have made" because it correctly reflects the regret and the past tense of the sentence. It implies that the mistake was made in the past and the speaker wishes they had not made it. The other options do not convey the same meaning or tense.

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  • 5. 

    Nobody can fool me. I'm never ___ in.

    • A.

      Giving

    • B.

      Taken

    • C.

      Taking

    • D.

      Given

    Correct Answer
    B. Taken
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "taken". This is because the phrase "I'm never taken in" means that the person is not easily deceived or fooled by others. The word "taken" here implies being tricked or manipulated, suggesting that the person is always alert and aware of potential deception.

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  • 6. 

    His job was so tiring that he felt absolutely ___________ .

    • A.

      Scattered

    • B.

      Scrabbled

    • C.

      Sharpened

    • D.

      Shattered

    Correct Answer
    D. Shattered
    Explanation
    The word "shattered" is the correct answer because it accurately describes the feeling of extreme exhaustion or fatigue that the person experiences due to their tiring job. It suggests that the person's energy and motivation have been completely depleted, leaving them feeling broken or destroyed.

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  • 7. 

    The Queen is said ____________ Australia next year.

    • A.

      To have visited

    • B.

      That she will visit

    • C.

      To be visiting

    • D.

      To visit

    Correct Answer
    C. To be visiting
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to be visiting." This is because the sentence is in the future tense and the phrase "is said" suggests that the Queen's visit has been planned or announced. The phrase "to be visiting" indicates an action that will happen in the future.

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  • 8. 

    Members of Parliament are _______ by the people.

    • A.

      Elected

    • B.

      Voted

    • C.

      Nominated

    • D.

      Represented

    Correct Answer
    A. Elected
    Explanation
    Members of Parliament are elected by the people because in a democratic system, the people have the right to choose their representatives through a voting process. The term "elected" implies that individuals are chosen by the public based on their merits, policies, and suitability for the role. This ensures that the elected members represent the will and interests of the people who have entrusted them with their votes.

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  • 9. 

    The princess ___ down and slept for twenty years.

    • A.

      Lay

    • B.

      Laid

    • C.

      Lied

    • D.

      Lain

    Correct Answer
    A. Lay
    Explanation
    The verb "lay" is the past tense of "lie" which means to recline or rest in a horizontal position. In this sentence, the princess is reclining and sleeping for twenty years, indicating that "lay" is the correct verb to use.

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  • 10. 

    Can you put me ___ for the weekend?

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      Away

    • C.

      Down

    • D.

      Up

    Correct Answer
    D. Up
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "up" because it fits grammatically and idiomatically in the sentence. The phrase "put me up" means to provide accommodation or lodging for someone. Therefore, saying "Can you put me up for the weekend?" is asking if the person can provide a place to stay for the weekend.

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  • 11. 

    They love cold weather, __________

    • A.

      Don't they ?

    • B.

      Aren't they ?

    • C.

      Are they ?

    • D.

      Isn't it ?

    Correct Answer
    A. Don't they ?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "don't they?" because it is the appropriate tag question to use after a positive statement. In this case, the positive statement is "They love cold weather," so the tag question should be formed by using the auxiliary verb "do" in the appropriate form (in this case, "don't") followed by the pronoun "they."

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  • 12. 

    Sorry, I can't repay you this week. I'm completely __________ .

    • A.

      Destroyed

    • B.

      Broke

    • C.

      Dead

    • D.

      Broken

    Correct Answer
    B. Broke
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "broke". This means that the person does not have any money or financial resources to repay someone. It implies that they are in a state of financial hardship or lack of funds.

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  • 13. 

    I often ___ money from my parents.

    • A.

      Save

    • B.

      Cash

    • C.

      Borrow

    • D.

      Lend

    Correct Answer
    C. Borrow
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "borrow" because the sentence indicates that the person frequently takes money from their parents. To borrow means to receive or obtain something with the intention of returning it in the future, which aligns with the context of the sentence.

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  • 14. 

    Come to my party ___ Saturday night.

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      In

    • D.

      Over

    Correct Answer
    A. On
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on" because when referring to a specific day or date, we use the preposition "on". In this case, the speaker is inviting someone to their party on Saturday night.

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  • 15. 

    Please speak ___. I can't hear you very well.

    • A.

      Up

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      Out

    • D.

      Off

    Correct Answer
    A. Up
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "up" because it is the most appropriate word to complete the sentence. The speaker is asking the person to speak louder or more clearly. Saying "up" implies that the speaker wants the person to raise their voice or volume. The other options, "on," "out," and "off," do not fit the context of the sentence and do not make sense in this context.

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  • 16. 

    The man beat me ___ and took away all my money.

    • A.

      Out

    • B.

      Up

    • C.

      Down

    • D.

      In

    Correct Answer
    B. Up
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "up" because it implies that the man physically assaulted and overpowered the speaker, causing them to lose all their money.

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  • 17. 

    The barking dog scared ___ the burglar.

    • A.

      Up

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      Out

    • D.

      Off

    Correct Answer
    D. Off
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "off" because it is commonly used to indicate that someone or something is being frightened or scared away. In this context, the barking dog scared the burglar away, causing them to retreat or leave the premises.

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  • 18. 

    Adam will often spend his evenings ___ upside-down from the ceiling in his room.

    • A.

      Hanging

    • B.

      Which hanging

    • C.

      That are

    • D.

      Hang

    Correct Answer
    A. Hanging
    Explanation
    Adam will often spend his evenings hanging upside-down from the ceiling in his room.

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  • 19. 

    Timothy can drink ___ a gallon of beer in one sitting.

    • A.

      Mostly

    • B.

      As much as

    • C.

      Their

    • D.

      So much that

    Correct Answer
    B. As much as
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "as much as". This phrase is used to compare Timothy's drinking capacity to a gallon of beer in one sitting. It implies that Timothy is capable of drinking the same amount as a gallon of beer.

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  • 20. 

    According to the information on this page, items bought before 1940 ___ more than items made after that year.

    • A.

      Cost

    • B.

      Costs

    Correct Answer
    A. Cost
    Explanation
    According to the information on this page, items bought before 1940 cost more than items made after that year.

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