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English grammar quiz

English grammar quiz

I need help with some English grammar questions. Please read the instructions carefully. In order to do it you need to know Adjective, adverb clauses and reduced adjective, asverb clauses and writing with sentence variety (simple, compound and complex sentences), verb tenses, modals and parallel structure.

In 2017, Hurricane Maria ____________ extensive damage to Puerto Rico.

Question 1 options:

has caused

caused

cause

is causing

Question 2 (1 point)

Currently, environmental groups _____________ to protect the Everglades.

Question 2 options:

have worked

will work

are working

had worked

Question 3 (1 point)

Last year it snowed in southern Georgia. However, so far this winter it __________.

Question 3 options:

has not snowed

has snowed

is not snowing

snows

Question 4 (1 point)

American investors are happy because the U.S. dollar _____________ in value over the last few months.

Question 4 options:

increases

is increasing

has increased

was increased

Question 5 (1 point)

Last year, the unemployment rate _________ by two percent.

Question 5 options:

decreases

decreased

has been decreasing

will decrease

Question 6 (1 point)

The earth __________ on the sun for its heat and light.

Question 6 options:

is depend

depending

has depend

depends

Question 7 (1 point)

The earthquake occurred at 3 a.m. in the morning this past Tuesday. Most people ___________ at that time and didn’t realize what had happened.

Question 7 options:

were sleeping

slept

had slept

sleep

Question 8 (1 point)

Over the past 20 years, the number of genetically modified crops ____________ significantly.

Question 8 options:

grows

is growing

grew

has grown

Question 9 (1 point)

Question 9 options:

Fill in the blank with the correct form of the verb shown in parentheses.

In 2010, farmers from many countries

(plant) genetically modified corn.

Question 10 (1 point)

Question 10 options:

Fill in the blank with the correct form of the verb shown in parentheses.

According to many scientists, research so far

(not / show) that genetically modified foods have a negative effect on our health. However, scientists are still conducting research in order to make sure these foods are safe.

Modals


Question 11 (1 point)

Choose the best answer.

The construction crew might _________ the bridge in time for the holiday traffic.

Question 11 options:

finished

to finish

finish

be finish

Question 12 (1 point)

Choose the best answer.

The entire team must _________ together in order to win the game.

Question 12 options:

worked

work

to work

be work

Question 13 (1 point)

Choose the best answer.

Soldiers __________ disobey a superior officer.

Question 13 options:

must

have to

must not

don’t have to

Question 14 (1 point)

Choose the best answer.

To get the best grade possible, students __________ edit their papers carefully before submitting to their instructor.

Question 14 options:

could

should

may

don’t have to

Question 15 (1 point)

Rewrite the following sentence using a modal to hedge.

Using cell phones for several hours a day causes cancer.

Question 15 options:

Question 16 (1 point)

Rewrite the following sentence using a modal to hedge.

Genetically modified organisms endanger wildlife.

Question 16 options:

Parallel Structure


Question 17 (1 point)

Choose the best answer to complete the sentence.

Men and women working together can reduce inequality slowly, carefully, and _____________.

Question 17 options:

with significance

significantly

significant

Question 18 (1 point)

Choose the best answer to complete the sentence.

Unlike the past, these days women are often encouraged to go to college, have careers, and __________.

Question 18 options:

invests in her future

investing in their future

invest in their future

Question 19 (1 point)

Choose the best answer to complete the sentence.

Both men and women enjoy going to work, making money, and ______________.

Question 19 options:

provides for their families

providing for their families

they provide for their families.

Question 20 (1 point)

Choose the best answer to complete the sentence.

Unlike women, men are much more likely to ask for raises, bonuses, and ____________.

Question 20 options:

promotions

promote

promoting

Question 21 (1 point)

Choose the best answer to complete the sentence.

Men can be more aware of their behavior, honest in their interactions, and _____________.

Question 21 options:

they are acceptable

accepting of women as their equals.

accept women as their equals.

Question 22 (2 points)

Answer this question using parallel structure. Use your own ideas to write a complete sentence. Write only ONE sentence.

What are three activities that people typically like to do on vacation?

Question 22 options:

Adjective Clauses

Adjective Clauses

Question 23 (1 point)

Garth Stein, ________ lives on the west coast, wrote the novel The Art of Racing in the Rain.

Question 23 options:

that

which

who

whom

Question 24 (1 point)

Pinellas County, _____________ has a population over 900,000, is a popular tourist destination.

Question 24 options:

that

which

who

which that

Question 25 (1 point)

The police arrested the man _________ the witness identified.

Question 25 options:

who

whom

which

whose

Question 26 (1 point)

Nocturnal animals, _____________ are active at nighttime, usually sleep during the day.

Question 26 options:

that

whom

which

that often

Question 27 (1 point)

Combine the following two sentences to create a complex sentence that contains an adjective clause.

1. Eggs are the main ingredient in quiche.

2. Quiche is a French specialty.

Question 27 options:

Question 28 (1 point)

Combine the following two sentences to create a complex sentence that contains an adjective clause.

1. Alligators eat fish, snakes, and turtles.

2. Alligators are classified as reptiles.

Question 28 options:

Adverb Clauses

Question 29 (1 point)

Choose the best answer to fill in the blank.

Prices rose sharply _________ export taxes increased.

Question 29 options:

because

even if

unless

so that

Question 30 (1 point)

Choose the best answer to fill in the blank.

For most students, an AA degree usually takes two or three years to complete ____________ a BA takes four or fives years.

Question 30 options:

because

whereas

since

when

Question 31 (1 point)

Choose the best answer to fill in the blank.

When the instructor ___________ the exam, she will be pleased with the students’ scores.

Question 31 options:

will grade

grade

grades

graded

Question 32 (1 point)

Choose the best answer to fill in the blank.

__________ it did not rain, the crops continued to grow and thrive.

Question 32 options:

When

Despite

Although

After

Question 33 (1 point)

Choose the best answer to fill in the blank.

When the air conditioning stopped _____________ office workers went home.

Question 33 options:

, working

working the

to work

working, the

Question 34 (1 point)

Choose the best answer to fill in the blank.

The employees _________________ the manager calls a meeting.

Question 34 options:

get nervous whenever

get, nervous whenever

get nervous, whenever

nervous whenever

Question 35 (1 point)

Choose the best answer to fill in the blank.

Although college can be ______________ a degree can be very rewarding.

Question 35 options:

expensive, earn

expensive earning

expensive, earning

expensive, but

Question 36 (1 point)

Choose the best answer to fill in the blank.

______________ he was an actor on T.V.

Question 36 options:

Before became president,

Before becoming president

Before he became president

Before he became president,

Writing with Sentence Variety

Question 37 (1 point)

Choose the best answer.

Genetically modified foods may not be safe for the environment, _______ several GM crops have been approved in the U.S.

Question 37 options:

so

yet

nor

Question 38 (1 point)

Choose the best answer.

The U.S. government declared bald eagles an endangered species, _______ bald eagles were almost extinct in the 1960s.

Question 38 options:

for

so

or

Question 39 (1 point)

Choose the best answer.

Food is often packaged in plastic which is harmful to the environment, _______ are things we can do as consumers to stop this practice.

Question 39 options:

but there

but

so

so there

Question 40 (2 points)

Combine the following sentences to create a compound sentence. Use an appropriate coordinating conjunction (FANBOYS). Punctuation counts of course!

Greenhouse gases trap heat in the air.

The Earth is getting warmer.

Question 40 options:

Question 41 (2 points)

Combine the following sentences to create a compound sentence. Use an appropriate coordinating conjunction (FANBOYS). Do not use “AND” for this question. Punctuation counts of course!

The instructor didn’t give any homework during the break.

The students were happy.

Question 41 options:

Question 42 (2 points)

Combine the following sentences to create a compound sentence. Use an appropriate coordinating conjunction (FANBOYS). Punctuation counts of course! Do not use “AND” for this question.

Iceland has huge frozen glaciers.

It also has more than 100 volcanoes.

Question 42 options:

Question 43 (2 points)

Combine the following sentences into one complex sentence (one independent clause and one dependent clause). Make sure you punctuate correctly.

It was raining. The game was cancelled.

Question 43 options:

Question 44 (2 points)

Combine the following sentences to form one complex sentence (one independent clause and one dependent clause). Make sure you punctuate correctly.

Dr. Tunceren lives in Clearwater. Dr. Benson lives in St. Petersburg.