English Grammar Quiz
No of Questions- 15
Q1 : Choose the sentence with the right word order
Explanation : When we invert the sentence with ‘not until, not since, only after, only when, only by’ we put them in the first place. Be careful and attentive with the word order! The first part after these words is NOT inverted while the second one IS inverted: [not until + subject + verb + object] + [auxiliary + subject + verb + object]
Q2 : __ Suez Canal joins__ Red Sea and ___Mediterranean Sea.
Explanation : We use ‘the’ with all kinds of nouns when we talk about definite and specific things. Here: we should use ‘the’ with geographical features (rivers, seas, oceans, canals, mountain ranges, groups of islands and etc.)
Q3 : ___ (you / to write) the report? – Yes, I ___ (just / to finish) it. I ____ (to do) it for so long.
Explanation : 1,2. We use the Present Perfect to emphasize the result. 3. We use the Present Perfect Continuous to emphasize the duration of some action which started in the past and continues up to now.
Q4 : I ___ (to do) yoga while my dog ___ (to play) in the garden. Now I __ (not / to see) him.
Explanation : 1,2 ‘While’ shows that two actions were continuing simultaneously. In this case we usually use the Past Continuous. 3. When we use ‘see’ in the meaning of ‘ability to see with our eyes’ we use it in the form of the Present Simple.
Q5 : ___ (you / to stay) here until we come?
Explanation : We use ‘be going to’ for intentions and plans. This expression refers to the present situation: we know the circumstances and according to them we make the intension.
Q6 : Our team was content _ winning the third place.
Explanation : We should remember that some adjectives are used with specific prepositions after them: ‘content with’.
Q7 : Oh, what a lovely chicken! ___ is yellow and bright like the Sun!
Explanation : On rare ocasions we use gendered pronouns to express our relation to some things very emotionally. We should remember that there are 3 genders in English: feminine, masculine and neutral. The word ‘chicken’ is of neutral gender.
Q8 : There is ___ cheese in the fridge.
Explanation : We use ‘a little’ with uncountable nouns
Q9 : Express disappointment with what somebody did in the past: Kurt left his job.
Explanation : When we need to show disappointment with what somebody did in the past we often use a construction [would rather + subject + Past Perfect]. Other answers do not relate to the meaning.
Q10 : Use a suffix to form a noun from a given word: disturb
Explanation : We say ‘disturbance’
Q11 : My colleague is a ____ man. He doesn’t forgive offenses and always pays back.
Explanation : ‘Revengeful’ means ‘resentful, a person who causes harm to anyone who hurts him’.
Q12 : Place the adverb on the correct place in the sentence
Explanation : The adverb of manner should be placed either in the end of the clause or before the verb. Here we place it at the end of the clause: ‘was eating the roast chicken greedily’. We could also say ‘was greedily eating’.
Q13 : I avoid ____ (to walk) alone in the forest.
Explanation : ‘Avoid’ requires the Gerund. In this case the Gerund is used as the object of the verb.
Q14 : It was reported on Monday about record rise __ foreign invesments in the country.
Explanation : We should remember that some nouns are used with specific prepositions after them: ‘rise in’.
Q15 : My husband deals _ car insurance.
Explanation : It is correct to say ‘deal in’.
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