Grammar Quiz: 9th Grade Practice Test!

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  • 1. 

    Matt ___ a student for nearly three years now. He’s really enjoying it.

    • A.

      Has been

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Had been

    Correct Answer
    A. Has been
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has been." This is because the sentence is talking about Matt's current status as a student, indicating that he has been a student for nearly three years and is currently enjoying it. The present perfect tense "has been" is used to describe an action or situation that started in the past and continues up to the present moment.

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  • 2. 

    By the time she was 16, she ___ exams to get into university.

    • A.

      Has already taken

    • B.

      Had already taken

    • C.

      Took

    Correct Answer
    B. Had already taken
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had already taken". This is because the sentence is referring to an action that happened before a specific point in the past (when she was 16). The past perfect tense "had already taken" is used to indicate an action that occurred before another past action or point in time. Therefore, it is the most appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 3. 

    If you don’t leave now, ___ late.

    • A.

      You late

    • B.

      You are late

    • C.

      You will be late

    Correct Answer
    C. You will be late
    Explanation
    This question is testing the conditional structure "if...then" and the future tense. The correct answer is "you will be late" because it correctly completes the sentence by expressing a future consequence of not leaving now. This answer implies that if the person does not leave now, they will be late in the future.

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  • 4. 

    Katy hasn’t got home from school ___.

    • A.

      Yet

    • B.

      Still

    • C.

      Just

    Correct Answer
    A. Yet
    Explanation
    The word "yet" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate that an action or event has not happened or been completed up to the present moment. In this context, it suggests that Katy has not arrived home from school up until now.

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  • 5. 

    It’s the worst film I ___ in my whole life.

    • A.

      Have ever seen

    • B.

      Saw

    • C.

      Had ever seen

    Correct Answer
    A. Have ever seen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have ever seen." This is because the phrase "have ever seen" is the present perfect tense, which is used to describe an action that started in the past and is still relevant in the present. In this case, the speaker is referring to their whole life, indicating a period of time that includes both the past and the present. Therefore, "have ever seen" is the appropriate verb form to use in this sentence.

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  • 6. 

    We ___ London next year sometime.

    • A.

      Are going to visit

    • B.

      Visit

    • C.

      Visited

    Correct Answer
    A. Are going to visit
    Explanation
    The phrase "next year sometime" indicates a future action, and the verb "are going to visit" is the correct form to express a planned future event. The verb "visit" on its own does not convey the future tense, and "visited" is past tense, which is not appropriate for a future action. Therefore, "are going to visit" is the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    I’m sure I heard someone ___ around upstairs.

    • A.

      Walk

    • B.

      To walk

    • C.

      Walked

    Correct Answer
    A. Walk
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "walk". In this sentence, the verb "heard" is in the past tense, indicating that the action of hearing someone happened in the past. Therefore, the verb "walk" should also be in the base form without any tense markers.

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  • 8. 

    Rome is a great city. We ___ it last year.

    • A.

      Visted

    • B.

      Are visiting

    • C.

      Visit

    Correct Answer
    A. Visted
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "visited". The sentence is in the past tense, and the word "last year" indicates that the action of visiting Rome happened in the past. Therefore, the correct verb form to use is the past tense form "visited".

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  • 9. 

    I hope it ___ rain tomorrow.

    • A.

      Won't rain

    • B.

      Don't rain

    • C.

      Not rain

    Correct Answer
    A. Won't rain
    Explanation
    The given sentence is expressing a hope or a wish about the future. The phrase "won't rain" is the correct answer because it is the negative form of the future tense verb "will rain." It indicates that the speaker hopes that it will not rain tomorrow. The other options, "don't rain" and "not rain," are not correct because they do not convey the future tense and the negative meaning required in this context.

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  • 10. 

    When I got to the station, the train ___.

    • A.

      Had left

    • B.

      Left

    • C.

      Has left

    Correct Answer
    A. Had left
    Explanation
    The use of "had left" indicates that the train departed from the station before the person arrived. This suggests that the person was late and missed the train.

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  • 11. 

    Good weather really _____________ a difference.

    • A.

      Makes

    • B.

      Does

    Correct Answer
    A. Makes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "makes." In this sentence, "makes" is the correct verb form to use after the subject "weather." It indicates that good weather has the ability to create or cause a difference in some way.

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  • 12. 

    Were you _____________ school yesterday?

    • A.

      At

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      To

    Correct Answer
    A. At
    Explanation
    The word "at" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate a specific location or position. In this context, it is used to ask about someone's presence or attendance at a particular place, which in this case is school. The word "on" is used to indicate a specific day or date, and "to" is used to indicate movement or direction towards a place. Therefore, "at" is the most appropriate choice to ask about someone's presence at a specific place, such as school.

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  • 13. 

    Maria and Pip had an argument and fell _____________. They aren’t speaking to each other!

    • A.

      Out

    • B.

      Off

    Correct Answer
    A. Out
    Explanation
    Maria and Pip had an argument and fell out. This means that they had a disagreement or conflict and their relationship has been strained as a result. They are not speaking to each other, indicating that their falling out has caused a significant rift between them.

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  • 14. 

    Did you get a chance to try _____________ your new camera?

    • A.

      Out

    • B.

      Away

    Correct Answer
    A. Out
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "out". In this context, "try out" means to test or experiment with something new, in this case, the new camera. So the sentence is asking if the person had an opportunity to test or use their new camera.

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  • 15. 

    I’ll show my photos _____________ you, if you like.

    • A.

      To

    • B.

      At

    Correct Answer
    A. To
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to". In this sentence, the speaker is suggesting that they will show their photos to the other person if they are interested. The preposition "to" is used to indicate the direction or recipient of an action, in this case, showing the photos.

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  • 16. 

    Do we need to _____________ some shopping for the party?

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Make

    Correct Answer
    A. Do
    Explanation
    In this question, the word "do" is the correct answer because it is used to form questions in English. The sentence is asking whether we need to perform or carry out some shopping for the party. "Make" is not the correct answer in this context as it does not fit grammatically or semantically.

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  • 17. 

    I’m worried _____________ Kelly. She isn’t answering her mobile phone.

    • A.

      About

    • B.

      By

    Correct Answer
    A. About
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "about". In this sentence, the speaker is expressing their concern or worry regarding Kelly's current situation of not answering her mobile phone. The word "about" is used to indicate the cause or reason for the worry, making it the most suitable choice in this context.

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  • 18. 

    We may be able to find _____________ where she is if we call Sarah.

    • A.

      Out

    • B.

      By

    Correct Answer
    A. Out
    Explanation
    We may be able to find where she is if we call Sarah out.

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  • 19. 

    The Marriage of Figaro ________________  by Mozart.

    • A.

      Was composed

    • B.

      Composed

    • C.

      Will compose

    Correct Answer
    A. Was composed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was composed" because the phrase "The Marriage of Figaro" refers to a specific event in the past, indicating that the composition of the piece by Mozart has already taken place. The use of the past tense verb "was composed" accurately reflects this.

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  • 20. 

    We ________________  in this house since 2009.

    • A.

      Have lived

    • B.

      Lived

    • C.

      Has lived

    Correct Answer
    A. Have lived
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have lived" because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, which is used to talk about an action that started in the past and is still continuing in the present. "Have lived" is the correct form of the verb for the subject "we" in the present perfect tense.

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  • 21. 

    ________________that film tomorrow night?

    • A.

      Are you going to see

    • B.

      Did you see

    • C.

      Have you seen

    Correct Answer
    A. Are you going to see
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are you going to see". This is because the question is asking about a future event, specifically if the person plans to watch a film tomorrow night. The phrase "are you going to" is used to talk about future intentions or plans.

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  • 22. 

    4  My mum ________________  in that hospital.

    • A.

      Used to work

    • B.

      Use worked

    • C.

      Used worked

    Correct Answer
    A. Used to work
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "used to work". This is because the phrase "used to" is used to talk about past habits or states that are no longer true. In this sentence, it indicates that the speaker's mum had a job at that hospital in the past, but she no longer works there.

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  • 23. 

    __________Rome last year?

    • A.

      Did you visit

    • B.

      Have you visited

    • C.

      Will you visit

    Correct Answer
    A. Did you visit
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Did you visit." This is because the question is referring to a past action, specifically asking if the person visited Rome last year. The past tense form "did" is used to ask about completed actions in the past, making it the appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 24. 

    ________________ the Harry Potter books ________________ by J.K. Rowling?

    • A.

      Were-------------- written

    • B.

      Was___________written

    • C.

      Did__________write

    Correct Answer
    A. Were-------------- written
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Were-------------- written". This is because the subject "the Harry Potter books" is plural, so the verb "were" should be used instead of "was" or "did". The phrase "written" is the past participle form of the verb "write" and agrees with the plural subject.

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  • 25. 

    ________________  outside when you were young?

    • A.

      Did you used to play

    • B.

      Did you use to play

    • C.

      Did you used playing

    Correct Answer
    B. Did you use to play
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Did you use to play." This is the correct form of the question to ask about a past habit or activity. The verb "use" is used in the base form after "did" in questions and negatives in the past simple tense. "Used to" is a fixed phrase used to talk about past habits or states that no longer exist.

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  • 26. 

    The first flight ________________  by the Wright brothers.

    • A.

      Was made

    • B.

      Made

    • C.

      Were made

    Correct Answer
    A. Was made
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was made". This is because the subject "first flight" is singular, so it requires the singular form of the verb "to be" which is "was". Additionally, the verb "made" is the correct past tense form of the verb "to make" in this context. Therefore, the correct sentence is "The first flight was made by the Wright brothers."

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  • 27. 

    He hit his head on the cupboard and has a big ___.

    • A.

      Bruise

    • B.

      Cheer.

    Correct Answer
    A. Bruise
    Explanation
    The person hit their head on the cupboard, which caused a big bruise to form. A bruise is a discoloration of the skin caused by ruptured blood vessels underneath the surface. It is a common result of blunt force trauma and can be painful and tender to the touch. In this case, the impact of hitting the head on the cupboard caused blood vessels to break, resulting in a visible bruise.

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  • 28. 

    I don’t want to stay in that hotel. It’s__________and I’m afraid of ghosts!

    • A.

      Haunted

    • B.

      psychic

    Correct Answer
    A. Haunted
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "haunted". The speaker states that they do not want to stay in that hotel because it is haunted, and they are afraid of ghosts. This suggests that the hotel is believed to be inhabited by ghosts or spirits, which could make the speaker feel uncomfortable or scared.

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  • 29. 

    The investigator / equipment wanted to find out the truth about the strange noises.

    • A.

      Investigator

    • B.

      equipment

    Correct Answer
    A. Investigator
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "investigator" because an investigator is a person who conducts a thorough examination or inquiry to uncover the truth or gather evidence. In this case, the investigator is trying to find out the truth about the strange noises. The equipment, on the other hand, is just a tool or device that the investigator may use during the investigation process.

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  • 30. 

    He used a_______ to talk to the ghost.

    • A.

      Code

    • B.

      Video

    Correct Answer
    A. Code
    Explanation
    The word "code" is the correct answer because it suggests that the person used a specific set of instructions or commands to communicate with the ghost. This implies that there was some sort of encrypted or secret language involved in the conversation. The other option, "video," does not make sense in the context of talking to a ghost.

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