Learn About English Grammar Quiz

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This quiz is set and designed especially for those people who are not native English speakers. We understand how hard and frustrating studying the language can be and hence, helping you out with your grammar below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When I arrived, Anthony __________ with his Nintendo.

    • A.

      Was playing

    • B.

      Has been playing

    • C.

      Had been played

    • D.

      Option4

    Correct Answer
    A. Was playing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was playing." This is because the sentence is in the past tense and the verb "was playing" indicates an ongoing action that was happening when the speaker arrived. The other options do not fit the context of the sentence. "Has been playing" is in the present perfect tense and does not match the past tense of the sentence. "Had been played" is in the past perfect tense and suggests that the Nintendo had already been played before the speaker arrived.

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  • 2. 

    The train wasn't there. It __________ already.

    • A.

      had been left

    • B.

      Had left

    • C.

      Has left

    • D.

      Option4

    Correct Answer
    B. Had left
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had left". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and the word "already" suggests that the action of leaving the train occurred before a specific point in the past. Therefore, the past perfect tense "had left" is the most appropriate choice.

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  • 3. 

    Tara is exhausted. She __________.

    • A.

      has been running

    • B.

      Had been running

    • C.

      Has running

    • D.

      Option4

    Correct Answer
    A. has been running
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has been running" because the sentence is in the present perfect continuous tense, indicating an action that started in the past and is still ongoing. The word "exhausted" suggests that Tara is currently tired, which aligns with the present perfect continuous tense.

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  • 4. 

    How long __________ each other when they got married?

    • A.

      Had they known

    • B.

      have they known

    • C.

      Would they know

    • D.

      Option4

    Correct Answer
    A. Had they known
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had they known". This answer is in the past perfect tense, indicating that the action of knowing each other occurred before the action of getting married. The question is asking about the duration of time they knew each other before getting married.

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  • 5. 

    I didn't have much to eat at lunch because __________ a lot at breakfast.

    • A.

      I would have eaten

    • B.

      I'd eaten

    • C.

      I was eating

    • D.

      Option4

    Correct Answer
    B. I'd eaten
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I'd eaten" because the phrase "I didn't have much to eat at lunch" suggests that the person didn't eat a lot during lunch. The phrase "because I'd eaten a lot at breakfast" indicates that the reason for not eating much at lunch is because the person had already eaten a lot during breakfast.

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  • 6. 

    I __________ long when the alarm went off.

    • A.

      Had been sleeping

    • B.

      Hadn't been sleeping

    • C.

      Will have been sleeping

    • D.

      Option4

    Correct Answer
    B. Hadn't been sleeping
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hadn't been sleeping". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and the phrase "when the alarm went off" indicates a specific point in the past. The past perfect continuous tense "hadn't been sleeping" is used to describe an ongoing action that was interrupted by another event in the past, which fits the context of the sentence.

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  • 7. 

    She __________ to speak English before she arrived in America.

    • A.

      Had learned already

    • B.

      Will have already learned

    • C.

      Had already learned

    • D.

      Option4

    Correct Answer
    C. Had already learned
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had already learned." This is because the sentence is in the past tense and the word "already" indicates that the action of learning English occurred before she arrived in America. The past perfect tense "had learned" is used to show an action that happened before another past action, which is the arrival in America in this case.

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  • 8. 

    Ram __________ good French because he had been studying for several years.

    • A.

      spoke

    • B.

      had spoken

    • C.

      has spoken

    • D.

      Option4

    Correct Answer
    A. spoke
    Explanation
    Ram spoke good French because he had been studying for several years. This implies that Ram had the ability to speak French well because he had been studying it for a long time. The past tense "spoke" indicates that Ram had already spoken French in the past, and the phrase "had been studying" suggests that his studying had been ongoing for a period of time. Therefore, the correct answer is "spoke."

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  • 9. 

    Shakespeare would be famous even if he __________ "To be or not to be..."

    • A.

      Had not written

    • B.

      Had not been writing

    • C.

      has not written

    • D.

      Option4

    Correct Answer
    A. Had not written
    Explanation
    Shakespeare would still be famous even if he had not written the famous quote "To be or not to be..." because he is renowned for his numerous other plays and sonnets. His contributions to literature and his impact on the English language go far beyond just one famous quote.

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  • 10. 

    I __________ from him for ten years when I received his last letter.

    • A.

      didn't hear

    • B.

      Hadn't been hearing

    • C.

      Hadn't heard

    • D.

      Option4

    Correct Answer
    C. Hadn't heard
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hadn't heard" because it indicates that the speaker had not received any communication from him for ten years until they received his last letter. This implies that there was a period of time in the past where the speaker did not hear from him.

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