Grammar Assessment: Can You Pass This Test? Trivia Quiz

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Below is a grammar assessment: can you pass this test? There are a lot of people who consider themselves as having adequate knowledge of how to construct sentences in the English language using correctly spelt words, correct tenses or form of words. Are you among this group of people? How about you take up the quiz below and see how high your skills range based on the score you get. .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The cost of new houses ___ dropping every day.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because the subject of the sentence, "cost," is singular. When the subject is singular, the verb should also be singular.

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  • 2. 

    ___ are you looking at?

    • A.

      Whom

    • B.

      Who

    Correct Answer
    A. Whom
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Whom." In this question, "are you looking at?" indicates that the pronoun should be in the objective case. "Whom" is the objective case form of "who," so it is the correct choice.

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  • 3. 

    The majority of members ___ promised to vote for you.

    • A.

      Has

    • B.

      Have

    Correct Answer
    A. Has
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Has" because "majority" is a singular noun and requires a singular verb. In this case, "has" is the correct verb form to agree with the singular subject "majority".

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  • 4. 

    Please ___ down.

    • A.

      Lie

    • B.

      Lay

    Correct Answer
    A. Lie
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Lie". In this sentence, the word "down" indicates a resting or reclining position, which is the correct usage of the verb "lie". "Lie" means to recline or be in a horizontal position. "Lay" means to put or place something down. Therefore, the correct verb to use in this sentence is "lie".

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  • 5. 

    Did you get an ___ to her party?

    • A.

      Invitation

    • B.

      Invite

    Correct Answer
    A. Invitation
    Explanation
    The word "invitation" is the correct answer because it is a noun that directly relates to the question. The question asks if the person received an invitation to her party, implying that the person is being invited to attend. "Invite" is also a noun, but it is not the best choice as it does not fit grammatically in the question. Therefore, "invitation" is the most suitable and logical answer.

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  • 6. 

    I can't ___get along with your brother.

    • A.

      Ever

    • B.

      Never

    Correct Answer
    A. Ever
    Explanation
    The word "ever" is the correct answer because it means at any time or on any occasion. In this context, the speaker is expressing their difficulty in getting along with the person's brother at any point in time. The word "never" would imply a complete absence of getting along with the brother, which may not be the intended meaning.

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  • 7. 

    ___ Either of your friends come in yet.

    • A.

      Has

    • B.

      Have

    Correct Answer
    A. Has
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Has" because the subject "Either" is singular, so it requires the singular form of the verb "has".

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  • 8. 

    English, like French and Latin___case forms.

    • A.

      Contain

    • B.

      Contains

    Correct Answer
    A. Contain
    Explanation
    English, like French and Latin, contains case forms. This means that English, along with French and Latin, has different forms of nouns and pronouns that indicate their grammatical role in a sentence, such as subject, object, or possessive.

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  • 9. 

    Neither of you  __ sufficient.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Is" because the subject "Neither of you" is singular, so it requires a singular verb form.

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  • 10. 

    Ten cents a piece ___ too much for that candy.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Is" because "ten cents a piece" refers to a singular amount of money, indicating that the subject "too much" is also singular. Therefore, the verb "is" agrees with the singular subject.

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  • 11. 

    Choose the right one.

    • A.

      Development

    • B.

      Developement

    Correct Answer
    A. Development
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Development".

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  • 12. 

    Choose the correct one.

    • A.

      Leisure

    • B.

      Liesure

    Correct Answer
    A. Leisure
  • 13. 

    Choose the correct one.

    • A.

      Enquiry

    • B.

      Inquiry

    Correct Answer
    A. Enquiry
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Enquiry." "Enquiry" is the British English spelling of the word, while "Inquiry" is the American English spelling. Both words refer to the act of seeking information or investigating something, but they are spelled differently depending on the region.

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  • 14. 

    Choose the correct one.

    • A.

      Exceed

    • B.

      Excede

    Correct Answer
    A. Exceed
    Explanation
    The correct spelling is "Exceed." It means to go beyond a certain limit or to surpass something. "Excede" is an incorrect spelling and does not have a valid meaning.

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  • 15. 

    Choose the correct one.

    • A.

      Recieve

    • B.

      Receive

    Correct Answer
    A. Recieve
    Explanation
    The correct spelling is "receive." The word "recieve" is misspelled, as it should have an "i" instead of an "e" in the middle.

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  • 16. 

    Choose the correct one.

    • A.

      Accidently

    • B.

      Accidentally 

    Correct Answer
    A. Accidently
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Accidentally". The word "accidentally" is the correct spelling of the adverb that means "by chance" or "unintentionally". "Accidently" is not a correct spelling.

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  • 17. 

    Choose the correct one.

    • A.

      Indispensable 

    • B.

      Indispensible

    Correct Answer
    A. Indispensable 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Indispensable". This word means absolutely necessary or essential. It is spelled with an "i" instead of an "e" in the middle.

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  • 18. 

    Choose the correct one.

    • A.

      Separate

    • B.

      Seperate

    Correct Answer
    A. Separate
    Explanation
    The correct spelling is "separate." This word means to divide or disconnect things from each other. The incorrect spelling "seperate" is a common misspelling, but it is not the correct spelling of the word.

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  • 19. 

    Choose the correct one.

    • A.

      Etiquette 

    • B.

      Atiquette

    Correct Answer
    A. Etiquette 
    Explanation
    Etiquette is the correct answer because it is the proper spelling of the word. Atiquette is not a recognized spelling and does not exist in the English language. Etiquette refers to the customary code of polite behavior in society or a specific setting, while atiquette has no meaning or definition.

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  • 20. 

    This month's import quota was really difficult to___

    • A.

      Figure to

    • B.

      Figure in

    • C.

      Figure out

    Correct Answer
    A. Figure to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Figure out". "Figure out" means to understand or solve something that is complex or difficult. In this context, the sentence suggests that the import quota for this month was challenging to understand or calculate.

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  • 21. 

    Even though the President made the comments ___ they still appeared in the newspaper.

    • A.

      Off the record

    • B.

      Off the scale

    • C.

      Off the cuff

    Correct Answer
    A. Off the record
    Explanation
    The phrase "off the record" is used to indicate that the information being shared should not be attributed to the person who said it. In this context, even though the President made the comments off the record, they still appeared in the newspaper. This suggests that someone leaked or shared the information despite it being intended to be confidential.

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  • 22. 

    Due to economic crisis, lot of companies are declaring

    • A.

      Profit

    • B.

      Annual Report

    • C.

      Bankruptcy

    Correct Answer
    A. Profit
    Explanation
    The given options are "Profit," "Annual Report," and "Bankruptcy." The question mentions that many companies are declaring something due to an economic crisis. Out of the given options, "Profit" is the most unlikely choice because during an economic crisis, companies are more likely to face financial difficulties and make losses rather than declaring profits. Therefore, "Profit" is the correct answer.

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  • 23. 

    We are very much interested in __ with you.

    • A.

      Collabing

    • B.

      Collaborate

    • C.

      Collaborating

    Correct Answer
    A. Collabing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Collabing" because it is a colloquial abbreviation of the word "collaborating". It is commonly used in informal contexts, especially in online communication, to convey a sense of informality and friendliness. Therefore, using "Collabing" in the given sentence suggests a casual and enthusiastic interest in collaborating with the other person.

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  • 24. 

    I __ the job, if the perks  hadn't been so great.

    • A.

      Wouldn't have took

    • B.

      Wouldn't have taken

    • C.

      Wouldn't have took

    Correct Answer
    A. Wouldn't have took
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Wouldn't have taken." In this sentence, the correct verb form to use is "taken" because it is the past participle form of the verb "take." The phrase "if the perks hadn't been so great" indicates a hypothetical situation in the past, which requires the past perfect tense. The incorrect options "Wouldn't have took" use the incorrect past tense form of the verb "take."

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  • 25. 

    I called up Jenny but she __ answer the phone.

    • A.

      Not

    • B.

      Don't 

    • C.

      Won't

    Correct Answer
    A. Not
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "not." In this sentence, the word "not" is used to indicate that Jenny did not answer the phone when the speaker called her.

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