English grammar exercise

July 1, 2013pdf

Choose the grammatically correct sentence in each case.

Question 1

a) She is not the right candidate for the job, is she?

b) She is not the right candidate for the job, isn’t she?

c) She is not the right candidate for the job, isn’t it?

d) She is not the right candidate for the job, was she?

Question 2

a) I have had a phone call ten minutes ago.

b) I had a phone call ten minutes ago.

c) I have a phone call ten minutes ago.

d) I have had a phone call ten minutes back.

Question 3

a) He gave me an advice.

b) He gave me a piece of advice.

c) He gave me pieces of advices.

d) He gave me some advices.

Question 4

a) He asked to loan him one thousand dollars.

b) He asked me to lend him one thousand dollars.

c) He asked to me to lend him one thousand dollars.

d) He asked me to give him one thousand dollars.

Question 5

a) Violence perpetrated against women must be condemned.

b) Violence perpetrated against women be condemned.

c) Violence perpetrated against women must condemned.

d) Violence perpetuated against women must be condemned.

Answers

1. She is not the right candidate for the job, is she?

2. I had a phone call ten minutes ago. (I have had means I have received. The present perfect tense cannot be used with past time adverbs like ago.)

3. He gave me a piece of advice. (Advice is an uncountable noun. It does not have a plural form and cannot be used with the article an.)

4. He asked me to lend him one thousand dollars.

5. Violence perpetrated against women must be condemned.

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