Basic Literacy Test Quiz For Year 8

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Is 'the boy run' a correct or an incorrect sentence?

    • A.

      Correct

    • B.

      Incorrect

    Correct Answer
    B. Incorrect
    Explanation
    The given sentence "the boy run" is incorrect because it does not follow the subject-verb agreement. In English grammar, when the subject is singular, the verb should also be singular. In this case, "boy" is a singular subject, so the correct verb form should be "runs" instead of "run".

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  • 2. 

    The correct term for making sure the words have the correct tense depending on whether it is single or plural is

    • A.

      Object/Verb agreement

    • B.

      Subject/Verb agreement

    • C.

      Subject/Noun function

    • D.

      Subject/Plural ability

    Correct Answer
    B. Subject/Verb agreement
    Explanation
    Subject/Verb agreement refers to the grammatical rule that states that the subject and the verb in a sentence must agree in number. This means that a singular subject should be paired with a singular verb, and a plural subject should be paired with a plural verb. This agreement ensures that the tense of the verb matches the number of the subject, resulting in a grammatically correct sentence.

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  • 3. 

    Is 'the list of items is on the desk' correct?

    • A.

      Correct

    • B.

      Incorrect

    Correct Answer
    A. Correct
    Explanation
    The given statement "the list of items is on the desk" is correct. It implies that the list of items is physically present on the desk.

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  • 4. 

    Choose the correct word: 'neither Bob nor Michelle __ available today'

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because when using "neither...nor" to connect two subjects, the verb should agree with the closer subject. In this case, "Michelle" is closer to the verb "available" than "Bob." Therefore, we use the singular form of the verb "is."

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  • 5. 

    Choose the correct verb: 'A car and a bike ___ parked on my driveway'

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    Correct Answer
    B. Are
    Explanation
    The correct verb to use in this sentence is "are" because "a car and a bike" are two separate entities that are both parked on the driveway. Since the subject is plural, the verb should also be plural.

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  • 6. 

    Choose the correct subject 'Here are the ___'

    • A.

      Keys

    • B.

      Key

    Correct Answer
    A. Keys
    Explanation
    The correct subject for the sentence "Here are the keys" is "keys" because the verb "are" agrees with a plural subject. In this sentence, "keys" is the plural form of the noun "key," indicating that there is more than one key being referred to.

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