English 101: Grammar Exam Quiz!

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Elevate your grasp of English grammar with our "English 101: Grammar Exam Quiz!" Tailored for language enthusiasts and learners alike, this quiz is designed to put your grammar skills to the test. Immerse yourself in a series of thought-provoking questions that cover a spectrum of grammar rules, from sentence structure to punctuation nuances.

Whether you're a student striving for excellence or a language lover looking to refine your writing, this quiz offers an engaging way to assess and enhance your grammatical proficiency. Dive into the intricacies of English grammar and navigate through challenging scenarios to showcase your language precision. Ready Read moreto prove your mastery of grammar fundamentals? Take the English 101: Grammar Exam Quiz and embark on a journey to linguistic excellence!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    ______ last week, the documents have been translated into Arabic.

    • A.

      Since

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      From

    • D.

      For

    Correct Answer
    A. Since
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Since" because it indicates that the translation of the documents into Arabic occurred at some point in the past week. "In" would imply that the translation happened within the week, but does not specify when. "From" is not a valid option, as it is grammatically incorrect. "For" would suggest that the translation happened over a period of time, rather than a specific point in time.

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  • 2. 

    Mosab finally _________ Chicago a week ago. 

    • A.

      Has reached 

    • B.

      Reach

    • C.

      Reached

    Correct Answer
    C. Reached
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "reached" because it is the past tense form of the verb "reach". In the given sentence, the action of reaching Chicago happened in the past, so the past tense form of the verb is required.

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  • 3. 

    I ________ this phone for more than two years. I'm thinking about buying a new one 

    • A.

      Have have 

    • B.

      Have had 

    • C.

      Had

    Correct Answer
    B. Have had 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have had". This is 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 ongoing or has just been completed. "Have had" is the correct verb form to indicate that the speaker has owned the phone for more than two years and is still currently owning it.

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  • 4. 

    Ahmad ________ that traveling is much more fun than swimming.

    • A.

      Believes

    • B.

      Believing

    • C.

      Had believe

    Correct Answer
    A. Believes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "believes." This is because the sentence is in the present tense, and "believes" is the correct present tense form of the verb "believe."

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  • 5. 

    Jon ________ already _______ his books when he started school.

    • A.

      Have/bought 

    • B.

      Had/been buying 

    • C.

      Had/bought

    Correct Answer
    C. Had/bought
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had bought". This is because the sentence is in the past perfect tense, indicating an action that happened before another past action. The word "had" is used to show that the buying occurred before Jon went to school.

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  • 6. 

    Sam _______ in the pool at 3:30 .

    • A.

      Swims

    • B.

      Swimming

    • C.

      Has swum

    Correct Answer
    A. Swims
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "swims" because the sentence is in the present tense and refers to a habitual action.

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  • 7. 

    The concert _______ at 7:30 and _______ at 10:00 o'clock last night

    • A.

      Start , ended

    • B.

      Started , ended 

    • C.

      Had starting , ended

    Correct Answer
    B. Started , ended 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "started, ended." This is because the sentence is referring to a past event, the concert, that began at 7:30 and finished at 10:00 o'clock last night. Therefore, the correct verb forms to use are the past tense of "start" and "end," which are "started" and "ended" respectively.

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  • 8. 

    Since 2008 , he ________ his son every year .

    • A.

      Is visiting 

    • B.

      Visited

    • C.

      Has visited

    Correct Answer
    C. Has visited
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has visited." This is because the sentence is talking about an action that started in the past (since 2008) and is still continuing in the present. The present perfect tense "has visited" is used to indicate an action that started in the past and has relevance to the present.

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  • 9. 

    Ali _____ to the school these days . 

    • A.

      Went

    • B.

      Had gone

    • C.

      Is going

    Correct Answer
    C. Is going
    Explanation
    The action, going to school, is still happening continuously in the present - “these days”. Because of this, the answer is “is going”.

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  • 10. 

    Children _________before I arrived . 

    • A.

      Is playing

    • B.

      Were playing

    • C.

      Had been played

    Correct Answer
    B. Were playing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were playing." This is because the question is asking about an action that occurred before the speaker arrived. The past continuous tense "were playing" indicates an ongoing action in the past.

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  • 11. 

    Men ______ to the Eid prayer on Eid al-Fiter

    • A.

      Had been going

    • B.

      Is going

    • C.

      Go

    Correct Answer
    C. Go
    Explanation
    The sentence is discussing a habitual action that occurs on Eid al-Fiter, which is the Eid prayer. The correct answer is "go" because it is the present simple form of the verb that matches the subject "Men." This implies that men regularly or habitually go to the Eid prayer on Eid al-Fiter. The other options, "had been going" and "is going," do not fit the context of the sentence as they indicate past continuous and present continuous tenses, which do not convey the habitual nature of the action.

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  • 12. 

    When I arrived last night, I knew that my mom _________ delicious dinner.

    • A.

      Has cooked

    • B.

      Were cooking 

    • C.

      Was cooking

    Correct Answer
    C. Was cooking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was cooking". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and refers to a specific moment in the past when the speaker arrived last night. The verb "knew" also indicates that the action of cooking had already been completed by the time the speaker arrived, so the past continuous tense "was cooking" is not appropriate.

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  • 13. 

    SpongeBob SquarePants, the popular cartoon, _____ a long time ago.

    • A.

      Has created

    • B.

      Created

    • C.

      Was being created

    • D.

      Was created

    Correct Answer
    D. Was created
    Explanation
     The correct answer is "was created." This is because the sentence is in the past tense and refers to an action that happened in the past. "Was created" is the correct past tense form of the verb "create" to match the subject "SpongeBob SquarePants, the popular cartoon."

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  • 14. 

    I'm going to the dentist to ____ my teeth ______

    • A.

      Have/ check

    • B.

      Have / checked

    • C.

      Get/check

    • D.

      Get/ checked

    Correct Answer
    B. Have / checked
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have / checked." In this sentence, the speaker is indicating that they are going to the dentist for a specific purpose, which is to have their teeth checked. The verb "have" is used to show that the speaker is having someone else perform the action of checking their teeth. The word "checked" is the past participle form of the verb "check," which agrees with the auxiliary verb "have."

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  • 15. 

    Which sentence correctly uses the modal verb "might" to indicate possibility?

    • A.

      She might to go to the store later.

    • B.

      She might going to the store later.

    • C.

      She might go to the store later.

    • D.

      She might goes to the store later.

    Correct Answer
    C. She might go to the store later.
    Explanation
    Modal verbs in English (can, could, may, might, must, shall, should, will, would) are used with the base form of the verb (the infinitive without "to") to express abilities, possibilities, permissions, or obligations. In this case, "might" is used to suggest a possibility, and it must be followed directly by the base form of the verb, which is "go" in this context. The other options incorrectly pair "might" with other verb forms or structures.

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  • 16. 

    I ______ many friends, but Steve is my closest.

    • A.

      Have 

    • B.

      Has

    • C.

      Had

    • D.

      Had got

    Correct Answer
    A. Have 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have". In this sentence, the speaker is talking about their current situation, stating that they have many friends. The word "have" is the correct form of the verb to use when talking about multiple friends.

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  • 17. 

    You should (get) your book.

    • A.

      Bring

    • B.

      Take 

    • C.

      Buy

    • D.

      Obtain

    Correct Answer
    A. Bring
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Bring" because it implies that the speaker wants the person to physically bring the book to their current location. "Take" would imply that the speaker wants the person to physically move the book to a different location. "Buy" and "Obtain" suggest acquiring the book, but not necessarily physically bringing it to the speaker.

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  • 18. 

    I, at last, _____ into a flat of my own.

    • A.

      Have moved

    • B.

      Had move 

    • C.

      Had been moving

    • D.

      Have been moves

    Correct Answer
    A. Have moved
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Have moved." This is because the phrase "at last" indicates that the action of moving into a flat has recently been completed. The present perfect tense "have moved" is used to describe an action that happened in the past but is still relevant in the present.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following is (are) a signal word for a cause?

    • A.

      Because

    • B.

      Since

    • C.

      Because of

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The signal words "Because," "Since," and "Because of" all indicate a cause in a sentence. These words are used to introduce the reason or cause behind an action or event. "Because" is commonly used to show a cause and effect relationship, while "Since" is used to indicate a specific point in time or a duration of time that led to the cause. "Because of" is used to express the reason or cause of something. Therefore, all of these signal words can be used to indicate a cause in a sentence.

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  • 20. 

    We're going to_______ this evening for a parent-teacher meeting.

    • A.

      A school

    • B.

      School

    • C.

      The school

    Correct Answer
    C. The school
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the school" because the phrase "this evening" suggests a specific evening that is being referred to. Therefore, it is more appropriate to use the definite article "the" before "school" to indicate that the meeting is taking place at a particular school.

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  • 21. 

    The school bus_______ it still looks dirty.

    • A.

      Hasn't been cleaned properly

    • B.

      Didn't clean properly

    • C.

      Hadn't cleaned properly

    • D.

      Doesn't clean properly

    Correct Answer
    A. Hasn't been cleaned properly
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hasn't been cleaned properly." This is because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, indicating an action that started in the past and continues into the present. The use of "hasn't" indicates that the cleaning of the school bus has not been completed or done properly.

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  • 22. 

    Ahmad _______ Arabic; this semester he _____ English.

    • A.

      Teaches/teaching

    • B.

      Teaches/is teaching

    • C.

      Is teaching/teaches

    • D.

      Teaches/teaches

    Correct Answer
    B. Teaches/is teaching
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "teaches/is teaching" because the sentence is describing Ahmad's language abilities. The first blank should be filled with "teaches" to indicate that Ahmad teaches Arabic. The second blank should be filled with "is teaching" to indicate that he is currently teaching English.

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  • 23. 

    I didn't notice______ change in the schedule.

    • A.

      Several

    • B.

      Many

    • C.

      Any

    Correct Answer
    C. Any
    Explanation
    The phrase "I didn't notice any change in the schedule" implies that the speaker did not observe or perceive any alteration in the schedule. The word "any" suggests that there were no changes at all, regardless of the number or significance of potential modifications.

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  • 24. 

    I like to live in Moscow, Russia, because it ________

    • A.

      Snows always

    • B.

      Always snow

    • C.

      Is always snowing

    Correct Answer
    C. Is always snowing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is always snowing" because it indicates a continuous and ongoing action of snowing in Moscow, Russia. This suggests that the speaker prefers living in a place where there is constant snowfall.

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Juliette Firla |MA |
K-12 English Expert
Juliette is a middle school English teacher at Sacred Heart of Greenwich, Connecticut. Juliette earned a BA in English/Language Arts Teacher Education from Elon University (2016-2020) and an MA in Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University (Apr 2023-Dec 2025). She holds a Classroom Teacher license from the Connecticut State Department of Education, obtained in July 2021. 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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