Exercise: Grammar check

January 13, 2014pdf

This grammar exercise tests your understanding of English grammar rules.

1. Words used to modify nouns are called …………………..

a) adjectives

b) adverbs

c) conjunctions

2. Adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives and other adverbs.

a) True

b) False

3. The present perfect tense can be used with past time adverbs like yesterday and last week.

a) True

b) False

4. In the simple present tense, we use did to make questions and negatives.

a) True

b) False

5. The present continuous tense can be used to talk about future events.

a) True

b) False

6. Modal auxiliaries do not have infinitives or –ing forms.

a) True

b) False

7. We cannot use the article a/an with uncountable nouns.

a) True

b) False

8. When enough modifies a noun, it goes after it.

a) True

b) False

9. We need two conjunctions to join two clauses.

a) True

b) False

10. Prepositions can go at the end of a sentence.

a) True

b) False

11. Proper nouns always begin with a capital letter.

a) True

b) False

12. Which of the following can be used to join two clauses?

a) Conjunctions

b) Relative pronouns

c) Relative adverbs

d) All of these

Answers

1. a) adjectives

2. a) True

3. b) false

4. b) False (In the simple present tense, we use do and does to make questions and negatives)

5. a) True

6. a) True (Will is an exception to this rule. It does have an –ing form – willing; however, the auxiliary will and the participle willing have very different meanings.)

7. a) True

8. b) False (When enough modifies a noun, it goes before it. Example, enough chairs, not chairs enough)

9. b) False

10. a) True

11. a) True

12. d) All of these

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