English Grammar Quiz 47

English Grammar Quiz 47

No of Questions- 15

Q21 : Jane is not very keen ___ sport.

Q22 : Tom Harris, a 36-year-old firefighter, saved 3 _____ after a fire broke out in a house.

Explanation : Some nouns have spelling changes in plural. A LIFE – NINE LIVES.

Q23: I need ______ money. Jeremy, could you borrow me 3 dollars?

Explanation : ‘A few’ is used with countable nouns and means ‘some’. ‘A little’ is used with uncountable nouns and also means ‘some’. ‘Any’ is used in negative sentences. ‘Many’ is used with countable nouns.

Q24 : Express regret about the past: It’s a pity that I didn’t know her before.

Explanation : When we want to show regret about the past we usually use the construction [ I + wish + Past Perfect]. Other answers do not relate to the meaning.

Q25 : Use a prefix to make a word negative: competent

Explanation : We say ‘competent – incompetent’

Q26. Mark is a pretty ________ child.

Explanation : ‘Six-year-old’ is the only correct answer. Remember that such adjectives are constructed in this word order: number-year-old.

Q27 : The politician _____ overcame uneasy and awkward questions from journalists.

Explanation : We use adverbs to describe time, degree, manner, etc. In other words adverbs help us get more information about the action or a place (where, when, how, how often, etc.). They are formed by adding ‘-ly’ or ‘-ily’ to the adjective.

Q28 : My little brother wants _______ (to play) football again.

Explanation : ‘Want’ requires the Infinitive. We cannot use the Gerund with this verb.

Q29 : My little sister likes fairy tales ____ Hans Christian Andersen.

Explanation : We should remember that some nouns are used with specific prepositions after them: ‘fairy tales (poems and etc) by…’.

Q30 : It’s always uneasy to find an interesting book ____ hundreds of others in the bookstore.

Explanation : It is correct to say ‘to find among others’ when we mean ‘to discover the necessary thing in the midst of others’.

Q31 : Transfer this Active Voice sentence into the Passive one: It is known that pirates kidnapped Julius Caesar on the way across the Aegean Sea.

Explanation : The Passive Voice is formed according to this rule: Subject – Be+ Past Participle – Preposition ‘BY’ – Agent (who or what carries out the action). The right form for Past Simple Passive is: was/were + past participle or verb+ -ed. Other answers are incorrect or illogical.

Q32 : Paula wants to lose 10 kilos. But she _____ no attempt to reach this aim.

Explanation : We say ‘to make an attempt’.

Q33 : The bus ______ (to stop working, functioning) so I had to go on foot.

Explanation : Phrasal verb ‘to break down’ means ‘to stop working, functioning’.

Q34 : Choose two forms of the verb ‘to overthrow’ according to the order: Past Simple – Past Participle


Q35 : _______ the accident the flight was delayed.

Explanation : The accident’ is the reason why the flight was delayed. To introduce a reason we could use ‘owing to’ and ‘since’. But you should remember that after ‘since’ we place a clause. Linking words of reason that are followed by a noun are: owing to, due to, because of. Other given linking words do not relate to the meaning of the sentence.

Q36 : Choose the sentence with the right word order

Explanation : There is a certain word order in statements: Subject – Verb – Object. ‘My grandfather’ is a subject, ‘was’ – an auxiliary verb, ‘a passionate numismatist’ – an object

Q37 : ___ Bronx is the third most densely populated county in the U.S.

Explanation : ‘The’ is not used before names of cities and suburbs, but there are some exceptions: the Hague, the Bronx, the Plains (Virginia).

Q38 : Hey, Patrick! Don’t forget, that the party ______ (to start) at 9 o’clock!

Explanation : We use Present Simple to talk about scheduled events which will happen in the near future.

Q39 : Kate was sleeping when her alarm clock ______( to go off)

Explanation : In this case the first action was in progress when suddenly something interrupted it. For a longer action we use the Past Continuous Tense. The second action was shorter so we use the Past Simple Tense.

Q40 : I _______ (to read) a newspaper when mom arrives tonight.

Explanation : We use the Future Continuous Tense to show that some activity will be in progress at a certain point of time in the future

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