Oct 29, 2016

English grammar (Mastery test)

50 cards
, 104 answers
  • Choose the correct word.
    1. Some of the desserts  . . . 
      were
      left by the end of the birthday party.
      • was
      • were

    2. The papa bear thought that some of his porridge  . . . 
      was
      missing.
      • were
      • was

    3. Your brilliant excuses almost  . . . 
      make up
      for your tardiness.
      • makes up
      • make up

    4. Neither Jackson nor Jenna  . . . 
      is
      playing hooky.
      • are
      • is

    5. Neither Jackson nor I  . . . 
      am
      playing hooky.
      • are
      • am

    6. Either of us  . . . 
      is
      capable of winning.
      • is
      • are

    7. All of the class  . . . 
      is
      willing to take part in the prank.
      • are
      • is

    8. One-third of the eligible population  . . . 
      tends
      not to vote in national elections.
      • tend
      • tends

    9. One-third of the voters  . . . 
      tend
      not to cast their ballots in national elections.
      • tend
      • tends

    10.  . . . 
      Here are
      the paper clips you requested.
      • Here’s
      • Here are

    11. She is one of those doctors who  . . . 
      make
      house calls.
      • make
      • makes

    12. Dr. Cresta is one of those professors who  . . . 
      do
      whatever it takes to get their point across to  . . . 
      their
      students.
      • doestheir
      • dohis

    13. She is the only professor who  . . . 
      does
      what it takes to help her students learn joyfully.
      • do
      • does

    14.  . . . 
      She
      and  . . . 
      he
      are always fighting.
      • Shehe
      • Herhim

    15. When Toni and  . . . 
      he
      come over, we always have a great time.
      • him
      • he

    16. It is  . . . 
      we
      who must decide whether to tax ourselves or cut spending.
      • we
      • us

    17. Between you and  . . . 
      me
      , this class is a joke.
      • I
      • me

    18. Who do you think you are to give me  . . . 
      advice
      about dating?
      • advice
      • advise

    19. Who  . . . 
      makes up
      these English rules anyway?
      • makes up
      • make up

    20.  . . . 
      Who
      do you think should win?
      • Whom
      • Who

    21.  . . . 
      Whom
      are you voting for?
      • Whom
      • Who

    22.  . . . 
      Whoever
      has the keys gets to be in the driver’s seat.
      • Whoever
      • Whomever

    23. We are willing to work with  . . . 
      whomever
      you recommend.
      • whoever
      • whomever

    24. The thoughts that Ted presented at the meeting  . . . 
      were
      so worthwhile.
      • were
      • was

    25. The thoughts that Ted presented,  . . . 
      which
      were about shifting national priorities, were well received.
      • which
      • that

    26. When you do a job so  . . . 
      well
      , you can expect a raise.
      • good
      • well

    27. Bonnie was a  . . . 
      good
      sport about losing the race.
      • well
      • good

    28. Harry smells  . . . 
      good
      . What is the aftershave he is wearing?
      • well
      • good

    29. Lisa did so  . . . 
      well
      on the test that she was allowed to accelerate to the next level.
      • well
      • good

    30. Our puppy is definitely  . . . 
      sweeter
      than her brother.
      • more sweeter
      • sweeter

    31. With triplets, I have to be careful to divide everything equally  . . . 
      among
      them or they will fight.
      • between
      • among

    32. Karen should  . . . 
      have known
      that her cheap umbrella would break in the storm.
      • of known
      • have known

    33. Sometimes the effects of our generosity may seem minimal, but our  . . . 
      good
      intentions do make a difference.
      • well
      • good

    34. Ben thought he had  . . . 
      laid
      my jacket on that bench.
      • laid
      • lain

    35. Our company policy will not allow me to  . . . 
      accept
      a gift worth more than $50.
      • except
      • accept

    36. They thought we were late, but my wife and I were  . . . 
      already
      at the restaurant.
      • all ready
      • already

    37.  . . . 
      Regardless
      of who was there first, we were all very hungry and ready to eat.
      • Irregardless
      • Regardless

    38. We could hardly believe that the Giants could  . . . 
      lose
      the game by that many runs.
      • loose
      • lose

    39. Isn’t it amazing how long that mime can remain completely  . . . 
      stationary
      ?
      • stationery
      • stationary

    40. The department’s  . . . 
      principal
      concern is the safety of all employees.
      • principal
      • principle

    41. How did they manage to serve cold ice cream in the middle of the vast  . . . 
      desert
      ?
      • dessert
      • desert

    42. The boss  . . . 
      complimented
      Ari on his excellent presentation.
      • complemented
      • complimented

    43. The judge did not believe any of  . . . 
      their
      stories.
      • they’re
      • their

    44. Ilana said she wanted to become  . . . 
      an FBI
      agent when she grew up.
      • a FBI
      • an FBI

    45. The meeting attendees were to express a preference  . . . 
      among
      five cleanup plans.
      • between
      • among

    46. To be a good billiards player, you’ve got to think  . . . 
      further
      ahead than just the next shot.
      • farther
      • further

    47. Paul should  . . . 
      have known
      better than to act like that.
      • have known
      • of known

    48. The golf course at the resort is lovely, but I prefer  . . . 
      its
      swimming pool.
      • it’s
      • its

    49. I paid the cab  . . . 
      fare
      and Alejandro paid for dinner.
      • fare
      • fair

    50. Marta completed five  . . . 
      fewer
      problems than I did in the same amount of time.
      • less
      • fewer

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