Part II: English Grammar

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Perfection is all about practice, and if you want to understand a subject, all you need is to revise adequately. As we continue to perfect out English grammar, I have prepared a quiz the second quiz in a series of tests designed to help you do just that. Give it a shot and be sure to try out Part three of the tests. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Part I: English Grammar Select the best answer.     1. ______ shall I say is calling?.

    • A.

      Who

    • B.

      Whom

    • C.

      Whose

    • D.

      Who’s

    Correct Answer
    A. Who
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Who". In this sentence, "who" is used as the subject of the verb "is calling". It is asking for the identity of the person who is calling.

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  • 2. 

    Sentences can be broken down into:

    • A.

      Periods

    • B.

      Predicates

    • C.

      Objects

    • D.

      Clauses

    Correct Answer
    D. Clauses
    Explanation
    Sentences can be broken down into various components, including periods, predicates, objects, and clauses. While periods refer to the punctuation marks that indicate the end of a sentence, predicates are the parts of a sentence that express the action or state of being. Objects, on the other hand, are the nouns or pronouns that receive the action of the verb. Finally, clauses are groups of words that contain a subject and a predicate and can function as a sentence on their own or as part of a larger sentence.

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  • 3. 

    Charles and ___ are attending the conference.

    • A.

      Me

    • B.

      I

    • C.

      Myself

    • D.

      Mine

    Correct Answer
    B. I
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I" because "I" is the appropriate pronoun to use when referring to oneself as a subject in a sentence. In this case, Charles and I are attending the conference.

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  • 4. 

    Homophones are:

    • A.

      Two or more words that share the same pronunciation but have different meanings.

    • B.

      Two or more words that share the same meaning but have different pronunciations

    • C.

      Two or more words that share the same spelling but have different meanings

    • D.

      Two or more words that share the same pronunciation but have different spellings

    Correct Answer
    A. Two or more words that share the same pronunciation but have different meanings.
    Explanation
    Homophones are two or more words that share the same pronunciation but have different meanings. This means that even though they may sound the same when spoken, they have distinct definitions. This is different from words that share the same meaning but have different pronunciations, words that share the same spelling but have different meanings, or words that share the same pronunciation but have different spellings.

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  • 5. 

    He was not thinking well __ that occasion.

    • A.

      At

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      On

    • D.

      When

    Correct Answer
    C. On
    Explanation
    The phrase "on that occasion" suggests a specific point in time, indicating that the person was not thinking well at that particular moment. The preposition "on" is commonly used to indicate a specific time or day, making it the most appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 6. 

    Love, courage, and childhood are examples of:

    • A.

      Proper nouns

    • B.

      Abstract nouns

    • C.

      Relative nouns

    • D.

      Countable nouns

    Correct Answer
    B. Abstract nouns
    Explanation
    Love, courage, and childhood are examples of abstract nouns. Abstract nouns are words that represent ideas, qualities, or emotions that cannot be perceived by the senses. They are intangible and cannot be seen, heard, touched, tasted, or smelled. Love, courage, and childhood are all concepts that cannot be physically experienced, but rather exist in the realm of thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Therefore, they are classified as abstract nouns.

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  • 7. 

    Microsoft announced ________ releasing a new product next week.

    • A.

      It is

    • B.

      They are

    • C.

      Itself is

    • D.

      She is

    Correct Answer
    A. It is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "it is". This is because "Microsoft" is a singular noun, so it requires the singular pronoun "it" to agree with it. The pronoun "they" is used for plural nouns, "itself" is a reflexive pronoun that refers back to the subject, and "she" is a pronoun used for a female subject. Therefore, "it is" is the most appropriate pronoun to use in this context.

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  • 8. 

    We need three _______ and two _______ for the soup.

    • A.

      Fungi / potatos

    • B.

      Fungus / potatoes

    • C.

      Fungis / potatoes

    • D.

      Fungi / potatoes

    Correct Answer
    D. Fungi / potatoes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is fungi / potatoes. In this sentence, the word "fungi" is the plural form of "fungus" and is used to refer to multiple types of fungi. The word "potatoes" is the correct plural form of "potato" and is used to refer to multiple potatoes.

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  • 9. 

    Adverbs can modify:

    • A.

      Nouns

    • B.

      Adjectives

    • C.

      Pronouns

    • D.

      Sentences

    Correct Answer
    B. Adjectives
    Explanation
    Adverbs can modify adjectives by providing more information about the adjective. They can describe the degree or intensity of the adjective, such as "very beautiful" or "extremely tall." Adverbs can also modify adjectives by indicating time, manner, or place, such as "recently painted," "carefully crafted," or "locally made." By modifying adjectives, adverbs help to provide a more detailed and specific description of the noun being modified.

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  • 10. 

    The boy _______ threw the ball was blond.

    • A.

      Himself

    • B.

      That

    • C.

      Which

    • D.

      Who

    Correct Answer
    D. Who
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "who". In this sentence, we are referring to a boy who threw the ball. "Who" is used to refer to people and is the appropriate pronoun to use in this context.

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  • 11. 

    Those are all prepositions, except:

    • A.

      Upon

    • B.

      From

    • C.

      So

    • D.

      Like

    Correct Answer
    C. So
    Explanation
    The given question asks to identify the word that is not a preposition among the options. A preposition is a word that shows the relationship between a noun or pronoun and another word in a sentence. "Upon," "from," and "like" are all prepositions as they indicate relationships between words. However, "so" is not a preposition. It is commonly used as an adverb or a conjunction, but not as a preposition.

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  • 12. 

    The other boys or Henry ____ to blame.

    • A.

      Is

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Were

    • D.

      Will

    Correct Answer
    A. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because the subject "Henry" is singular, so it requires a singular verb form.

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  • 13. 

    The cat has ___ the canary.

    • A.

      Eat

    • B.

      Eaten

    • C.

      Ate

    • D.

      Eated

    Correct Answer
    B. Eaten
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "eaten" because it is the past participle form of the verb "eat" and is used in this sentence to show that the cat has already consumed or finished eating the canary.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following is NOT an article:

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      It

    • C.

      The

    • D.

      An

    Correct Answer
    B. It
    Explanation
    The word "it" is not an article because it does not function as a determiner before a noun. Articles are used to specify or indicate the noun that follows them, whereas "it" is a pronoun that refers to something previously mentioned or known.

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  • 15. 

    Chairs _______ don’t have cushions are uncomfortable to sit on.

    • A.

      That

    • B.

      Which

    • C.

      whose

    • D.

      Where

    Correct Answer
    A. That
    Explanation
    Chairs that don't have cushions are uncomfortable to sit on. The word "that" is used to introduce a restrictive clause, which provides essential information about the type of chairs being referred to. In this case, the clause "that don't have cushions" specifies the characteristic of the chairs that makes them uncomfortable to sit on.

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  • 16. 

    Those are all coordinating conjunctions, except:

    • A.

      For

    • B.

      Yet

    • C.

      From

    • D.

      But

    Correct Answer
    C. From
    Explanation
    The word "from" is not a coordinating conjunction. Coordinating conjunctions are used to connect words, phrases, or clauses of equal importance in a sentence. They include words like "for," "yet," and "but." However, "from" is a preposition that indicates the source or origin of something. It is used to show where something or someone is coming from or starting from. Therefore, "from" does not function as a coordinating conjunction.

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  • 17. 

    The two types of adjectives are:.

    • A.

      Attributive and relative

    • B.

      Predicative and collective

    • C.

      Attributive and predicative

    • D.

      Predicative and alternative

    Correct Answer
    C. Attributive and predicative
    Explanation
    The correct answer is attributive and predicative. Adjectives can be used in two different ways: attributively, when they directly modify a noun, and predicatively, when they are used after a linking verb to describe the subject of a sentence.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following is NOT a type of incomplete verb:

    • A.

      Auxiliary verb

    • B.

      Intransitive verb

    • C.

      Semi-auxiliary verb

    • D.

      Being verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Intransitive verb
    Explanation
    An intransitive verb is not a type of incomplete verb. Intransitive verbs do not require an object to complete their meaning and can stand alone in a sentence. On the other hand, auxiliary verbs, semi-auxiliary verbs, and being verbs are all types of incomplete verbs. Auxiliary verbs are used to form tenses, voices, and moods, while semi-auxiliary verbs help to express various meanings. Being verbs, also known as linking verbs, connect the subject of a sentence to a noun or adjective that describes it.

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  • 19. 

     This will be just between you and ___ .

    • A.

      Myself

    • B.

      I

    • C.

      Me

    • D.

      Mine

    Correct Answer
    C. Me
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "me" because it is the objective form of the pronoun, which is used as the object of the preposition "between." In this sentence, "me" is the appropriate choice to indicate that the conversation will only involve the speaker and the other person.

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  • 20. 

    The car lost one of ___ wheels.

    • A.

      It

    • B.

      It’s

    • C.

      Its

    • D.

      Its’

    Correct Answer
    C. Its
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "its." In this sentence, "its" is the possessive form of the pronoun "it," indicating that the car lost one of its own wheels.

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  • 21. 

    Her speech was wonderful. She received many ____________.

    • A.

      Complements

    • B.

      Compliments

    • C.

      Complimentis

    • D.

      Cumpliments

    Correct Answer
    B. Compliments
    Explanation
    The word "compliments" is the correct answer because it is the plural form of the noun "compliment," which means a polite expression of praise or admiration. In the given sentence, it is stated that her speech was wonderful, indicating that she received multiple expressions of praise or admiration. Therefore, the correct word to fill the blank is "compliments."

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  • 22. 

    The same problem happened ______________.

    • A.

      Ever day

    • B.

      Everyday

    • C.

      Every days

    • D.

      Every day

    Correct Answer
    D. Every day
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "every day". The phrase "every day" is used to describe something that happens on a daily basis. In this context, it suggests that the same problem occurred on a daily basis. The other options, "ever day", "everyday", and "every days", are grammatically incorrect and do not convey the same meaning.

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  • 23. 

    John remained ________ for the rest of the lesson.

    • A.

      Quite

    • B.

      Quiet

    • C.

      Queit

    • D.

      Quite

    Correct Answer
    B. Quiet
    Explanation
    John remained "quiet" for the rest of the lesson means that he did not make any noise or speak during the remaining time.

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  • 24. 

    The men forgot ______ meals yesterday.

    • A.

      There

    • B.

      The’re

    • C.

      Their

    • D.

      They’re

    Correct Answer
    C. Their
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "their". "Their" is a possessive pronoun that indicates something belongs to or is associated with a group of people. In this context, it suggests that the men forgot the meals that belonged to them.

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  • 25. 

    _______ a liar!

    • A.

      Your

    • B.

      You’are

    • C.

      You’re

    • D.

      Yours

    Correct Answer
    C. You’re
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "You're". This is the contraction of "you are" and is used to describe someone as a liar.

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  • 26. 

    He prefers to wear _______ clothing when exercising.

    • A.

      Loose

    • B.

      Lose

    • C.

      Louse

    • D.

      Losse

    Correct Answer
    A. Loose
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "loose." This is because when exercising, it is more comfortable and practical to wear clothing that is not tight or restrictive. Loose clothing allows for better movement and ventilation, making it the preferred choice for physical activity.

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  • 27. 

    Everything is going to be ___________.

    • A.

      Alright

    • B.

      Allright

    • C.

      Aright

    • D.

      All right

    Correct Answer
    D. All right
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all right" because it is the standard and widely accepted spelling of the phrase meaning everything will be fine or satisfactory. "Alright" and "alright" are both considered informal and nonstandard spellings, while "aright" is an archaic form that is rarely used in modern English.

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  • 28. 

     It didn’t turn out the way we wanted, _________.

    • A.

      Though

    • B.

      Tough

    • C.

      Through

    • D.

      Thought

    Correct Answer
    A. Though
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "though". This conjunction is used to introduce a contrasting statement or idea. In this sentence, it suggests that despite the outcome not being what was desired, there is still a continuation or acknowledgment of the situation.

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  • 29. 

    Please, __________ my excuses!

    • A.

      Except

    • B.

      Accept

    • C.

      Acept

    • D.

      Excerpt

    Correct Answer
    B. Accept
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "accept". In this sentence, the word "accept" is used to indicate that the speaker is asking someone to kindly receive or acknowledge their apologies or excuses. The other options, "except", "acept", and "excerpt", do not fit the context of the sentence and would not make sense in this context.

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  • 30. 

    My car is faster ______ his motorcycle.

    • A.

      The

    • B.

      Then

    • C.

      Thin

    • D.

      Than

    Correct Answer
    D. Than
    Explanation
    The word "than" is used in comparative sentences to show a comparison between two things. In this case, it is used to compare the speed of the car and the motorcycle. The sentence implies that the car is faster than the motorcycle.

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  • 31. 

    This event is inevitably going to ____________ the elections.

    • A.

      Affect

    • B.

      Effect

    • C.

      Alfect

    • D.

      Afect

    Correct Answer
    A. Affect
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "affect." In this context, "affect" means to have an impact or influence on the elections. The word "effect" is a noun that refers to the result or consequence of something. "Alfect" and "afect" are misspelled variations and do not exist in standard English.

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  • 32. 

    Mary _______ to the problem but did not mention it.

    • A.

      Aluded

    • B.

      Eluded

    • C.

      Alluded

    • D.

      Illuded

    Correct Answer
    C. Alluded
    Explanation
    Mary alluded to the problem but did not mention it.

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  • 33. 

    ____________ you use it or not, you will need to pay.

    • A.

      Whether

    • B.

      Wether

    • C.

      Weather

    • D.

      Whethar

    Correct Answer
    A. Whether
    Explanation
    This question tests the knowledge of homophones. "Whether" is the correct answer because it is the word that means "regardless of whether" or "if." The other options, "wether," "weather," and "whethar," are incorrect spellings or unrelated words.

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  • 34. 

    Save the ________________ and do the right thing.

    • A.

      Embarassment

    • B.

      Embarrasment

    • C.

      Embarasment

    • D.

      Embarrassment

    Correct Answer
    D. Embarrassment
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "embarrassment." This word is spelled correctly and is the appropriate term to use in the given sentence. It refers to the feeling of being ashamed, self-conscious, or uncomfortable in a social situation. The sentence suggests that one should avoid causing embarrassment and instead act in a morally correct manner.

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  • 35. 

    Our problem was _______________.

    • A.

      Persistant

    • B.

      Persistent

    • C.

      Presistent

    • D.

      Presistant

    Correct Answer
    B. Persistent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "persistent". The word "persistent" means continuing to exist or endure over a long period of time. In the given sentence, the word "problem" is used, indicating that there was an ongoing issue that lasted for a significant amount of time. Therefore, "persistent" is the most suitable word to describe the nature of the problem.

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  • 36. 

    The _______ were going to school yesterday.

    • A.

      Kid

    • B.

      Kid’s

    • C.

      Kids

    • D.

      Kids’

    Correct Answer
    C. Kids
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "kids" because it is the plural form of "kid" and matches with the plural verb "were."

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  • 37. 

    In order to secure the house, William made an ___________ payment.

    • A.

      Earnest

    • B.

      Ernest

    • C.

      Erneast

    • D.

      Earneast

    Correct Answer
    A. Earnest
    Explanation
    William made an "earnest" payment in order to secure the house. The word "earnest" means showing sincere and serious intention or effort. By making an earnest payment, William demonstrated his commitment and seriousness towards securing the house.

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  • 38. 

    Their company used to offer ____________ services on that field.

    • A.

      Professionel

    • B.

      Profesional

    • C.

      Professional

    • D.

      Proffessional

    Correct Answer
    C. Professional
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "professional". This is because the word is spelled correctly and is the appropriate adjective form to describe services in a specific field.

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  • 39. 

    Check the __________ if you want to be sure of the date.

    • A.

      Calender

    • B.

      Calendar

    • C.

      Callendar

    • D.

      Calandar

    Correct Answer
    B. Calendar
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the correct spelling of a word that is related to determining the date. The correct answer is "calendar." This is the correct spelling of the word that refers to a system of organizing and measuring time, typically in days, weeks, months, and years.

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  • 40. 

    ESSAY: Why should I not hire you?  Why should I hire you?

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