GRAMMAR TEST
 
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STUDENT'S NAME _____________________________________________________________

1. CAPITAL LETTERS ENG. 20

Directions: Underline small letters that are used incorrectly and place capital letters above the small letters. Underline capital letters that are used incorrectly and write small letters above the capital letters.

1. On tuesdays I have classes in latin, Physics, and english.

2. We are going to the Lake shore club for Lunch next Friday.

3. The senior class is giving a Dance at the Hilton hotel.

4. Every american should be familiar with the Declaration of independence.

5. There is a new woolworth store on fifth Avenue in New york.

2. PARTS OF SPEECH ENG. 200

Directions: On the lines at the right, indicate the part of speech of each of the underlined words: noun, pronoun, verb or verb phrase, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, interjection.

ANSWERS

6. Many left the game early.     ______________ ______________

7. The other men voted against the bill. ______________ ______________

8. Hurray! We finally won a game. ______________ ______________

9. Do not criticize him if he seems nervous. ______________ ______________

10. We shall leave for Paris in two days. ______________ ______________

3. SUBJECT AND PREDICATE ENG. 300

Directions: Write the simple subject and the simple predicate on the lines to the right.

Simple Subject Simple Predicate

11. There will be several applicants for the position. ________________ _______________

12. Study the illustrations carefully. ________________ _______________

13. Half of the street has been paved. ________________ _______________

14. Isn't that a new Cadillac? ________________ _______________

15. All of the legal papers have been returned. ________________ _______________

4. KINDS OF SENTENCES ENG. 300

Directions: Indicate the kind of sentence on the line at the right: declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, imperative.

16. What a beautiful view this is! ____________________________

17. There was a very heavy frost last night.________________________

18. Mr. Chairman, did anyone second that motion? ____________________________

Directions: Indicate the kind of sentence on the line at the right: simple, complex, compound.

19. I shall be at the station when you arrive. ______________________________

20. The author and the producer met and discussed ______________________________

the play.

5. PLURAL OF NOUNS ENG. 400

Directions: Write the plural of each of the following nouns on the line at the right of the word.

21. goose ____________              22. sheep ____________             23. father-in-law ____________

24. veto______________             25. quantity ___________             26. man-of-war _____________

27. series_____________             28. basis______________            29. tomato_________________

30. forget-me-not___________________________

6. COMPLEMENT OF VERBS ENG. 500

Directions: Underline the complements of the verbs in the following sentences. Indicate the kind of complement on the line at the right: direct object, indirect object, predicate noun or pronoun, predicate adjective.

Kind of Complement

31. The crowd seemed restless. _______________________

32. Don't miss the biggest show of the year. _______________________

33. What a fool I have been! _______________________

34. The captain proved a hero. _______________________

35. Did the firm give you a new set of instruments? ____________________________

7. AGREEMENT OF PRONOUN WITH ANTECEDENT ENG. 500

Directions: Underline the correct form of the pronoun enclosed in parentheses. On the line at the right, indicate whether the singular or the plural form of the pronoun should be used in the sentence.

36. Some of the rubber has lost (its, their) elasticity._________________

37. Neither Lowell nor James has finished (their, his) assignment. _________________

38. Neither the boy nor the men brought (their, his) birth certificates. _________________

39. The secretary and the treasurer have presented (his, their) reports. _________________

40. Many a man wishes that (he, they) had gone to college. _________________

8. CORRECT CASE OF PRONOUNS ENG. 500

Directions: Underline the correct form of the pronoun enclosed in parentheses. On the line at the right, indicate the case of the pronoun that should be used in the sentence.

41. Do you remember (me, my) asking for your notes? 42. They believed him to be (I, me).

43. (Who, whom) did you see at the convention?

44. He left the city without (their, them) knowing it.

45. It was (she, her) who designed the rug.

9. COMPARISON OF ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS ENG. 600

Directions: Fill in the blanks with the correct forms of the adjectives and adverbs enclosed in parentheses. The form you select should be the degree of comparison required in the sentence.

46. These ________  laws are __________ than the laws passed in 1900. (just)

47. Your writing is________ , but mine is __________(bad)

48. Of the three children, Susan speaks (distinctly)

49. This ________ knife is _________ than the one on your desk. (good)

50. He is the ___________ member of the cabinet. (brilliant)
 

10. VERB FORMS ENG. 700

Directions: Underline the incorrect verb form and write the correct form on the line at the right. If the sentence is correct, write the word correct.

51. When the doctor come, he asked me to park his car. _________________

52. You should have wore a dress suit to that affair. ____________________

53. The old man lay in the shade all afternoon. _________________

54. Have you ever rode in a jeep? _________________

55. The pipes in the cellar bursted during the night. ______________________

11. AGREEMENT OF SUBJECT AND VERB ENG. 800

Directions: Underline the correct form of the verb enclosed in parentheses. On the line at the right, indicate whether the singular or the plural form of the verb should be used in the sentence.

56. Neither the manager nor the supervisor (approves, approve) of the _________________
change.

57. A pension, together with his investments, (guarantees, guarantee) _________________
a steady income.

58. The scissors (was, were) found in the desk. _________________

59. Half of the letters (was, were) filed. __________________

60. (Was, Were) either of the soldiers present at the trial? _________________

12. IDENTIFYING PHRASES ENG. 900

Directions: Underline the phrases in the following sentences. On the line at the right, identify each phrase as one of the following: prepositional phrase, gerund phrase, participial phrase, infinitive phrase. Some sentences have two phrases to be identified.

61. Having passed the examination. Jane was eligible for a teaching position.
A._____________________________   B. ______________________________

62. The buildings along the wharf are vacant. ____________________

63. The inventor obtained the right to sell his gadget. _________________

64. Being a counselor requires considerable tact. ___________________

65. David received a letter recommending him for the position. __________________

13. SUBORDINATE CLAUSES ENG. 1000

Directions: Underline the subordinate clauses. Indicate the kind of clause on the line at the right: adjective clause, adverbial clause, or noun clause.

66. The fact is that we do not have the equipment. ______________________

67. The house which was sold yesterday was built in 1850. _________________________

68. Since you object to our plan, you should suggest another. __________________________

69. We visited the art galleries when we traveled in Europe. 70. Adams lived in a period when travel was very slow. _________________________
14. IDENTIFYING PARTICIPLES, GERUNDS, AND INFINITIVES ENG. 1200

Directions: Underline the verbals in the following sentences. On the line at the right, indicate whether the verbal is a participle, a gerund, or an infinitive.

71. Did you read the regulations about speeding?

72. We watched the artist decorate the hall. _________________

73. Doctors, called to the scene, examined the men. _______________________

74. Having finished our work, we left early.

75. The old manuscript was interesting. ___________________

15. CORRECT USAGE ENG. 1500

Directions: Underline the incorrect forms in the following sentences. Write the correct form. on the line at the right. Three sentences are correct.

76. Each of the oarsmen did their best. _____________________________

77. The editor-in-chiefs of several newspapers met yesterday._________________________

78. The company gave their employees a raise in salary. _______________________

79. Lately my friend has been acting very peculiar. _________________________

80. Daniel lays carpets for Marshall Field and Company. _______________________

81. He sure sung that ballad remarkable well. ___________________________

82. The northern lights appear frequent in Alaska. _________________________

83. Divide the fruit among the four families. ______________________

84. These lilacs smell fragrant. ________________________

85. How long has the canoe laid on the beach? _______________________

 



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