General English Exercise

June 15, 2013pdf

Test your understanding of English grammar rules with this exercise.

1. Besides his parents, he …………………………. present at the function.

a) was

b) were

c) has

d) have

2. The storm was accompanied …………………………. heavy rains.

a) with

b) by

c) from

d) through

3. Choose the word that is misspelt.

a) embarassing

b) diarrhea

c) entrepreneur

d) accustomed

4. ‘Sine die’ means

a) die while in service

b) after the date

c) indefinitely

d) countersign

5. Choose the antonym of the word ‘Embellish’

a) Sacrifice

b) decorate

c) disfigure

d) indict

6. A person who lacks experience can be called a ……………………….

a) veteran

b) senior

c) novice

d) rustic

7. I have bought a bag of ……………………………

a) floor

b) flour

c) flower

d) flaur

8. You will never win, ……………………….. hard you may try.

a) as well as

b) however

c) whenever

d) as though

9. Barking dogs …………………………… bite.

a) seldom

b) hardly

c) rarely

d) never

10. Which of the following words has nearly the same meaning as the phrase ‘make out’?

a) read

b) build

c) bring about

d) understand

Answers

1. Besides his parents, he was present at the function.

2. The storm was accompanied by heavy rains.

3. Embarrassing

4. Indefinitely

5. Disfigure

6. Novice

7. I have bought a bag of flour.

8. You will never win, however hard you may try.

9. Barking dogs seldom bite.

10. Understand

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