English Grammar Practice Questions

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English grammar questions are found on most , Nursing Entrance and College tests, as well as Catholic Entrance, High School Exit and High School Proficiency

Practice Questions

 1. Choose the sentence with the correct grammar.

a. Everyone was asked to raise their hand.
b. Everyone was asked to raise our hand.
c.
 Everyone was asked to raise her hand.

d. None of the above.

2. Choose the sentence with the correct grammar.

a. The man was asked to come with his daughter and her test results.
b. The man was asked to come with her daughter and her test results.
c.
 The man was asked to come with her daughter and our test results.
d. None of the above.

3. Choose the sentence with the correct grammar.

a. Each boy and girl were given a toy.
b. Each boy and girl was given a toy.
c.
 A boy and girl is given a toy.

d. None of the above.

4. Choose the sentence with the correct grammar.

a. The teachers and the student are standing in the hall.
b. The teachers and the student is standing in the hall.
c.
 Both of the above
.
d. None of the above.

5. Choose the sentence with the correct grammar.

a. Mathematics were my best subject in school.
b. Mathematics are my best subject in school.
c.
 Mathematics was my best subject in school.
d. None of the above.

6. Choose the sentence with the correct grammar.

a. Neither of them were coming along.
b. Neither of them is coming along.
c.
 Neither of them are coming along.

d. None of the above.

7. Choose the sentence with the correct grammar.

a. Neither the teacher nor the student is left in class.
b.
 Neither the teacher nor the student are left in class.

c.
 Both of the above.

d. None of the above.

8. If he ________________ the textbook like he was supposed to, he would have known what was on the test.

a. will have read
b. shouldn’t have read
c. would have read
d. had read

9.  Following the tornado, telephone poles _______________ all over the street.

a. laid
b. lied
c. were lying
d. were laying

10.  After the car was fixed it _______________ again.

a. ran good
b. ran well
c. would have run well
d. ran more well

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Answer Key

1. C 
Words
 such as neither, each, many, either, every, everyone, everybody and any should take a singular pronoun. Here we are assuming that the subjectis female, and so use “her.”  The subject could be male, in which case we would use “his,” however that is not one of the choices in this case.

2. A
A Pronoun should conform to its antecedent in gender, number and person.

3. B
Use the singular verb form when nouns are qualified with “every” or “each,” even if they are joined by ‘and. ’

4. A
When two subjects are linked with “with” or “as well,” use the verb form that matches the first subject.

5. C
Always use the singular verb form for nouns like politics, wages, mathematics, innings, news, advice, summons, furniture, information, poetry, machinery, vacation, scenery etc.

6. B
Use a singular verb with either, each, neither, everyone and many.

7. A
When two subjects are linked by “either,” “or,” “nor,” or “neither,” use a verb that matches the second subject.

8. D
When talking about something that didn’t happen in the past, use the past perfect (if I had done).

9. C
“Lie” means to recline, and does not take an object.  “lay” means to place and does take an object. Peter lay the books on the table, or the telephone poles were lying on the road.

10. B
Present tense, “ran well” is correct.  “Ran good” is never correct.