Grammar Placement Quiz

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Sharpen your grammar skills with our Grammar Placement Quiz! Tailored for learners aiming to refine their language proficiency, this quiz challenges you with a series of thought-provoking questions covering grammar rules and usage.

Whether you're a student or someone looking to strengthen your language foundation, this quiz offers an engaging way to assess your proficiency in punctuation, syntax, and grammar mechanics. Test your knowledge on topics like verb tenses, sentence structure, and proper usage of grammar rules.

Perfect for students, professionals, or anyone eager to enhance their language precision. Ready to showcase your grammatical prowess? Take the Grammar Placement Quiz Read morenow and elevate your language skills to new heights!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    This is Lucy and her brother, Dan. ____ my friends.

    • A.

      We're

    • B.

      I'm

    • C.

      You're

    • D.

      They're

    Correct Answer
    D. They're
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They're." This is because the sentence is referring to Lucy and her brother, Dan, who are being described as friends. "They're" is the contraction of "they are," which accurately represents the plural subject of the sentence.

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  • 2. 

    - Excuse me, how ____ your last name? - R-I-L-E-Y

    • A.

      Spell

    • B.

      You spell

    • C.

      Do you spell

    • D.

      Spell you

    Correct Answer
    C. Do you spell
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "do you spell." In this context, the person is asking for the method or process of spelling the last name. The phrase "do you spell" is used to inquire about the specific way in which the name is spelled.

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  • 3. 

    I'd like ____ omelet, please.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      -

    • D.

      Any

    Correct Answer
    B. An
    Explanation
    The word "omelet" starts with a vowel sound, so it is appropriate to use the article "an" before it.

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  • 4. 

    - ____ is the school? - It's 50 years old.     

    • A.

      How many years

    • B.

      How much years

    • C.

      How old

    • D.

      What years

    Correct Answer
    C. How old
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the age of the school, so the correct answer is "How old." This is the appropriate question to ask when inquiring about the number of years something has existed.

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  • 5. 

    What is ____?

    • A.

      Job Mary

    • B.

      Mary's job

    • C.

      Marys' job

    • D.

      Job's Mary

    Correct Answer
    B. Mary's job
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mary's job" because it correctly shows the possessive form of Mary, indicating that the job belongs to her. The apostrophe ('s) is used to show possession in English grammar.

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  • 6. 

    - ____ are the keys? - On the table.

    • A.

      What

    • B.

      Who

    • C.

      When

    • D.

      Where

    Correct Answer
    D. Where
    Explanation
    The answer "Where" is correct because the question is asking for the location of the keys, and the response "On the table" indicates that the keys are located in that specific place.

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  • 7. 

    I travel to work ____ train.

    • A.

      By

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      With

    • D.

      About

    Correct Answer
    A. By
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "by". This preposition is commonly used to indicate the means of transportation, which fits the sentence structure "I travel to work ____ train." It implies that the speaker travels to work using the train as their mode of transportation.

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  • 8. 

    She ____ a dog.

    • A.

      Not have

    • B.

      Don't have

    • C.

      Doesn't have

    • D.

      Isn't having

    Correct Answer
    C. Doesn't have
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "doesn't have" because it is used to indicate the present tense and the third person singular form of the verb "have" when referring to someone or something other than the speaker. In this sentence, "she" is the third person singular pronoun, so "doesn't have" is the appropriate form to use.

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  • 9. 

    Stephen ____ at our company.

    • A.

      Work

    • B.

      Works

    • C.

      Is work

    • D.

      Working

    Correct Answer
    B. Works
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "works" because it agrees with the subject "Stephen" in the third person singular form.

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  • 10. 

    ____ to the movie theater.

    • A.

      We not often go

    • B.

      We don't go often

    • C.

      We don't often go

    • D.

      Often we don't go

    Correct Answer
    C. We don't often go
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "We don't often go." This sentence structure follows the subject-verb-object pattern, with "We" as the subject, "don't" as the verb, and "often go" as the object. The adverb "often" is placed before the verb "go" to indicate frequency.

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  • 11. 

    - When do you play tennis? - ____ Mondays

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      By

    • C.

      At

    • D.

      On

    Correct Answer
    D. On
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "On". This is because when referring to specific days of the week, we use the preposition "on". Therefore, the correct sentence would be "On Mondays".

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  • 12. 

    ____ two airports in the city.     

    • A.

      Those are

    • B.

      There is

    • C.

      This is

    • D.

      There are

    Correct Answer
    D. There are
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "There are." This is because the sentence is referring to multiple airports in the city, indicating that there is more than one airport present. Therefore, the plural form "There are" is the appropriate choice.

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  • 13. 

    There aren't ­____ here.

    • A.

      A restaurant

    • B.

      Any restaurants

    • C.

      Some restaurants

    • D.

      No restaurants

    Correct Answer
    B. Any restaurants
    Explanation
    The phrase "There aren't any restaurants here" indicates that there are no restaurants in the current location. The word "any" is used to express a lack of restaurants in a general sense.

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  • 14. 

    I'm afraid it's ____.        

    • A.

      A hotel expensive

    • B.

      Expensive hotel

    • C.

      Expensive a hotel

    • D.

      An expensive hotel

    Correct Answer
    D. An expensive hotel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "an expensive hotel" because the word "expensive" is an adjective that modifies the noun "hotel." In English grammar, when an adjective is used to describe a noun, it is necessary to use an article before the adjective and noun. In this case, the correct article to use is "an" because the noun "hotel" begins with a vowel sound.

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  • 15. 

    They ____ popular TV shows in the 1980s.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Were

    • C.

      Was

    • D.

      Is

    Correct Answer
    B. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because it is the correct past tense form of the verb "to be" when referring to multiple subjects. In this sentence, it is indicating that multiple TV shows were popular in the 1980s.

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  • 16. 

    ____ at school last week?         

    • A.

      Do you were

    • B.

      Were you

    • C.

      Did you were

    • D.

      Are you

    Correct Answer
    B. Were you
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Were you." This is because the question is asking about a past event or action, which requires the past tense form of the verb "to be." In this case, "were" is the correct past tense form of "are."

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  • 17. 

    Brad Pitt is a popular actor but I don't like ____.

    • A.

      Him

    • B.

      His

    • C.

      Her

    • D.

      He

    Correct Answer
    A. Him
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "him" because the sentence is expressing a dislike towards Brad Pitt, who is a male actor. "Him" is the objective pronoun used to refer to a male person, indicating that the speaker does not like Brad Pitt.

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  • 18. 

    He ____ tennis with me yesterday.        

    • A.

      Doesn't play

    • B.

      Didn't play

    • C.

      Not played

    • D.

      Wasn't play

    Correct Answer
    B. Didn't play
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "didn't play." This is because the sentence is in the past tense and the word "didn't" is the negative form of the past tense of the verb "to play." Therefore, it indicates that the person did not participate in playing tennis with me yesterday.

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  • 19. 

    She was born ____ May 6th, 1979.        

    • A.

      At

    • B.

      Since

    • C.

      On

    • D.

      In

    Correct Answer
    C. On
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on". This is because the sentence is referring to a specific date, May 6th, 1979, and "on" is used to indicate a specific point in time.

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  • 20. 

    She's only four but she ____.

    • A.

      Can read

    • B.

      Should read

    • C.

      Could read

    • D.

      Must reads

    Correct Answer
    A. Can read
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "can read" because it indicates that despite being only four years old, she has the ability to read. The modal verb "can" is used to express ability or capability, which is suitable in this context.

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  • 21. 

    Where ____ last summer?

    • A.

      You went

    • B.

      Did you went

    • C.

      Did you go

    • D.

      Do you go

    Correct Answer
    C. Did you go
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "did you go." This is the correct answer because the question is asking for the past tense of the verb "go." In English, when asking about past actions, we use the auxiliary verb "did" followed by the base form of the main verb. Therefore, "did you go" is the correct grammatical structure for asking about someone's past summer activities.

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  • 22. 

    This party is boring. We ____ a good time.

    • A.

      Don't have

    • B.

      Aren't having

    • C.

      Did have

    • D.

      Were have

    Correct Answer
    B. Aren't having
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "aren't having" because it is the negative present continuous form of the verb "have". It indicates that the party is currently happening and we are not enjoying ourselves.

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  • 23. 

    It's my mum's birthday next week. I ____ her a present

    • A.

      Buy

    • B.

      Buys

    • C.

      Bought

    • D.

      Will buy

    Correct Answer
    D. Will buy
    Explanation
    The sentence is referring to a future event, which is the mother's birthday next week. Therefore, the correct answer is "will buy" because it indicates a future action of buying a present for her.

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  • 24. 

    What ____ do after school today?

    • A.

      Are you going to

    • B.

      Are you

    • C.

      Do you

    • D.

      Did you

    Correct Answer
    A. Are you going to
    Explanation
    The question is asking about someone's plans for after school today. The phrase "are you going to" is the most appropriate choice as it implies a future action or plan. The other options "are you," "do you," and "did you" do not convey the same sense of future intention.

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  • 25. 

    Sorry, I ____ you at the moment.

    • A.

      Can't to help

    • B.

      Don't can help

    • C.

      Can't help

    • D.

      Can't helping

    Correct Answer
    C. Can't help
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "can't help." This phrase is commonly used to express the inability to assist or provide support to someone at the present moment. It indicates that the person is unable to offer any help or assistance due to various reasons.

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Juliette Firla |MA |
K-12 English Expert
Juliette is a middle school English teacher at Sacred Heart of Greenwich, Connecticut. She is a graduate of Elon University, class of 2020, with a Bachelor's in English. Juliette possesses strong skills in English language arts, writing, editing, and literature study. She has a deep passion for working with young people and contributing to the education of America's youth in the classroom.
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