Grammar and Correct Usage Quiz 6

It seems that everybody enjoyed the previous grammar quizzes, so I plan to create a few more. Below is the sixth of the Grammar Quiz Series.

Grammar and Correct Usage Quiz 6

Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate word.

1. The coffee is sweet. I think you put too ___ sugar.

a.) many
b.) much
c.) more
d.) excessive

Answer
b. much (many is used for nouns that you can count)

2. The princess wanted to leave the palace, but the king wouldn’t let her go. So, she escaped in ____ wearing a guard’s armor.  » Read more

Grammar and Correct Usage Quiz 5

This is the fifth Grammar and Correct Usage Quiz in PH Civil Service Review. Good luck and enjoy learning.

Grammar and Correct Usage Quiz 5

Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate word.

1. They _______ TV while I was cleaning the dishes.

a.) are watching
b.) was watching
c.) were watching
d.) had watched

Answer
c. were watching

2. James ____ in Manila for the past 8 years.

a.) stayed
b.) has stayed
c.) stays
d.) is staying  » Read more

How to Use the Articles A, An, and The

A,  an, and the are called articles. The definite article the is used to refer to a specific noun, while the indefinite articles a and an are used to refer to non-specific nouns. Consider the following examples.

1.) Please give me the notebook.
2.) Please give me a notebook.

In the first sentence, a specific notebook is referred to. It is assumed that both the speaker and the listener know which notebook is referred to. On the other hand, in the second sentence, the speaker asks for a notebook, any notebook will do.

Rules in Using A and An

A and an are both used to refer to non-specific nouns but there are rules that you must remember to use them.  » Read more

Grammar Quiz – Any, Every, Some, None

Any, every, some, none are some of the words that can be compounded with other words to form pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs. They can be easily confused with each other. Take the quiz below and see how you understand these words. The answer key can be seen by clicking the red + button after the choices.  Good luck!

Grammar Quiz –  Any, Every, Some, None

1. There’s _____ you can do. I’ve made up my mind already.

a.) anything
b.) everything
c.) something
d.) nothing  » Read more

Grammar Quiz – There, Their, and They’re

There is used for naming a place, a thing, or the existence of something.

* There‘s food on the table.
* I have been there twice.

Their is used to show possession.

* That is their car.
* Their store is located near a mall.

They’re is a contraction of they are.

* I hope they’re safe. (I hope they are safe).
* They’re not attending the party. (They are not attending the party). » Read more

Grammar Quiz on Prepositions of Place

The use f preposition of place is one of the most confusing grammar rules, but they are actually quite simple if you know the rules. The most commonly confused preposition of place are in, on and at. Remember the following general rules.

1.) In is usually used to refer to an enclosed place. For example, in a box, in the room, in Japan. Notice that enclosed can mean a very small or very large place.

2.) On is usually used to refer to a surface. Use on when you referring to a thing attached to something. For example on a table, on the board, on the chair.

3.) At is used to refer to a particular point or place. For example, at the bank, at the entrance, at my girl friend’s house. Again, notice that the “point” can be enclosed or not.

There are many prepositions, but these three are the most confusing.  » Read more

Grammar Quiz on Irregular Verbs

Choose the irregular verb that completes each sentence. You can see the correct answer by clicking the + button after the choices. Good luck.

Grammar Quiz – Irregular Verbs

1. Anne has _____ a very beautiful portrait.

a.) draw
b.) drawed
c.) drew
d.) drawn

Answer
d. drawn

2. Can you pay for me now? I ____ I brought my wallet but I didn’t.

a.) think
b.) thinked
c.) thank
d.) thought  » Read more

Grammar Quiz 1 – Verb Tenses

Read the sentence carefully and choose the letter of the correct verb tense. You can see the correct answer by clicking the + button after the choices. Good luck.

Grammar Quiz 1 – Verb Tenses

1. The canteen usually _____ 8:00 am on weekdays, but during Monday, it opens 1 hour earlier.

a.) open
b.) opens
c.) is opening
d.) has opened

Answer
b. opens

2. Last week, we _____ visitors from the US, but they only stayed for 2 days.  » Read more

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