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English Grammar Competition Test

Read the passage attentively and choose the correct answer from the options
given below:
The first battle of the American Revolution occurred at Lexington, Massachusetts in 1775.
The American colonists were angry about numerous taxes issued by the British king. In 1776,
the colonists issued the Declaration of Independence, a document written by Thomas
Jefferson that outlined America's intention to become a new country separate from England.
England wanted to maintain control of America, and vowed to fight the colonists. The war
lasted eight long years. The Americans won many important battles such as those at Saratoga
and Yorktown. Many American heroes emerged such as George Washington, Thomas
Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. Finally, in 1781, the British surrendered at Yorktown,
Virginia and a new nation was born two years later.

1.The first battle of the American Revolution occurred at ______________, Massachusetts.


A. Washington B. Canada C. Lexington D. Hampshire

2. Why did the war happen?


A. Colonists were angry about their bad living conditions
B. England attcked the colonists.
C. Colonists were angry about having to pay so many taxes.
D. Colonists wanted to have more land.

3. Which of the following was not true about the Declaration of Independence?
A. It said that the colonists wanted their own country.
B. It said that England wanted a separate country.
C. It said the colonists wanted to be separate from England.
D. It was written by Thomas Jefferson.

4. The Revolutionary War lasted ____________ years.


A. B. C. D.

5. Which of the following was NOT an important battle won by the colonists?
A. Yorktown B. Saratoga C. Washington D. Hampshire

6. Which of the following was not an American hero who emerged from the war?
A. Thomas Jefferson B. George Washington C. Benjamin Franklin D. A.Lincoln

7. What happened first?


A. The Declaration of Independence B. The Revolutionary War

C. 1783

B. Many taxes were issued against the colonists

8. What happened last?


A. The Battle of Lexington
B. The Declaration of Independence
C. Many taxes were issued against the colonists
D. The Americans won important battles at Saratoga and Yorktown

9. Which of the following is NOT true?

A. The British surrendered at Saratoga in 1783.


B. The British vowed to fight the colonists.
C. Colonists won important battles at Yorktown and Saratoga.
D. In 1783, a new nation was born.

10. Which of the following is NOT true?


A. The British were defeated in the war against the colonists.
B. The first battle of the American Revolution occurred before the Declaration of
Independence was written.
C. The first battle occurred at Lexington in 1776.
D. The Delcaration of Independence was written before 1783.

11. Choose the correct spelling from the following choices:

1. Abbreviate
2. Abreviate
3. Abrrviate
4. Abbreviat

12. Spelling test - find correct spelling :

1. Aceelerate
2. Acelerate
3. Accelerate
4. Acellrate

13. Spelling test - find correct spelling :

1. Accoomodate
2. Accommodate
3. Accomodate
4. Acommodate

14. Spot the correct spelling


A. Comittee
B. Commitee
C. Committee
D. Committey
15.Spelling test - find correct spelling :

1. Lieutenant
2. Leiutenant
3. Lieutinant
4. Lieutenent

Choose the correct Synonym from the following choices:


16. Synonym of ASSIDUOUS

1. Rejection
2. Diligent
3. Indolent
4. Careless

17ynonym of ADROIT

1. Haste
2. Inept
3. Clumsy
4. Skilful

18Synonym of CONTEMPT

1. Confined
2. Disregard
3. Regard
4. Praise

19.Synonym of DWARF

1. Document
2. Elf
3. Excess
4. Forgive

20. Synonym of ORATOR

1. Rude
2. Speaker
3. Listener
4. Little

Choose the correct Antonym from the following choices:


21.TIMID
A. Gentle
B. Tired
C. Brave
D. Snicker
22. Antonym of BRISK

1. Agile
2. Bustling
3. Sluggish
4. Nimble
23.Antonym of DREADFUL

1. Pleasant
2. Atrocious
3. Awful
4. Beastly

24.PROHIBIT
A. Allow
B. Outlaw
C. Failure
D. Achievement

25.DEMISE
A. Death
B. Distance
C. Birth
D. Short

Use the correct tense in the following sentences:


26. The swimming pool ---- at 9 o'clock and ---- at 18.30 every day.

A) is opening / is closing
B) opens / closes
C) has opened / has closed
D) opened / closed

27. The Olympic Games ---- place every four years.

A) have taken
B) are taking
C) take
D) took

28. Look! That man ---- to open the door of your car.

A) tries
B) has been trying
C) tried
D) is trying

29. Look at the river. It ---- very fast today much faster than usual.

A) flows
B) has been flowing
C) is flowing
D) flowed

30. We usually ---- vegetables in our garden but this year we ---- any.
A) are growing / don't grow
B) grew / haven't grown
C) grow / aren't growing
D) grow / don't grow

31. Usually I ---- parties but I ---- this one very much.

A) enjoy / am not enjoying


B) am enjoying / haven't enjoyed
C) enjoy / don't enjoy
D) enjoyed / haven't enjoyed

32. It ---- quite often in Britain during the winter.

A) is snowing
B) snows
C) has been snowing
D) has snowed

33. Normally I ---- to bed at around 11.30 every night.

A) am going
B) have been going
C) go
D) have gone

34. There is something wrong with Lynne's car at the moment so she ---- to work by bus
this week.

A) has been going


B) goes
C) went
D) is going

35. The River Thames ---- through London.

A) is flowing
B) has been flowing
C) flows
D) has flowed

36.How long ... ? -For two years only. Then my wife died in a car accident. -Oh, I'm so sorry.

A) have you been married


B) you was married
C) you've been married
D) were you married

37. What ... like this week?

A) has the weather been


B) was the weather
C) the weather was
D) the weather has been

38. How ... like last week?

A) the weather was


B) has the weather been
C) the weather has been
D) was the weather

39. When I saw Dave, he __________.


A) worked
B) is working
C) was working
D) was worked

40.While I __________ for a bus, I saw an accident.


A) was waiting
B) am waiting
C) waited
D) have waited

In each of the sentences given below, a word is given in bold text. Identify the part of
speech.

41.I was pleasantly surprised when she showed up at the door unannounced.

a) adverb
b) adjective
c) verb
d) conjunction

42. I never expected that I would win the first prize so I couldnt believe my ears when
they announced my name as the winner.
a) Adverb
b) Adjective
c) Verb
d) Noun

43. Everybody hates him for his repulsive looks.

a) Verb
b) Adjective
c) Adverb
d) Noun

44. John came later than Peter.

a) Adjective
b) Adverb
c) Verb
d) Noun

45. I think the latter part of the film is more interesting than the former part.

a) Adverb
b) Adjective
c) Conjunction
d) Preposition

46. I am going to make an early start so that I wont get stuck in the traffic.

a) Adverb
b) Adjective
c) Verb
d) Noun

47. It is more expensive to travel on Friday, so I will leave on Thursday evening.

a) Adverb
b) Adjective
c) Preposition
d) Conjunction

48. The 2nd form of these verbs: Sing/Swim/Sink is:

a) Sung/ Swum/Sunk
b) Sang/Swam/Sank
c) Sung/Swam/Sank
d) Sang/Swum/Sunk

49. The feminine gender of these nouns: Fox/Prince/Nephew is:


a) Foxen/ Princess/Nephewess
b) Foxen/Queen/Niece
c) Vixen/Princess/Niece
d) Vixen/Queen/Nephewess
50. The Comparative degree of these Adjectives : Little/Much/Red is:
a) Less/More/Redder
b) Least/More/Reder
c) Less/ Most/Reder
d) Least/Most/Redder
Choose the correct voice of the sentences listed below:
51. Sahil sharma makes tea.

1. Tea is made by Sahil sharma.


2. Tea is made by the Sahil sharma.
3. Tea was made by Sahil sharma.
4. Tea has made by Sahil sharma.

52.My mother is cooking food.

1. Food is being cooked by my mother.


2. Food has been cooked by my mother.
3. Food was being cooked by my mother.
4. Food is being cook by my mother.

53.There is no book to read.

1. To be read there is no book.


2. To read there is no book.
3. There is no book to read.
4. There is no book to be read.

54. It is time to learn English.

1. It is time to be learnt English.


2. It is time for English to be learnt.
3. It is time for English to learnt.
4. It is time to be learn English.

55. Don't insult the deaf man.

1. Let the deaf man not be insult.


2. Let the deaf man not be insulted.
3. Let the deaf man not insulted.
4. Let deaf man not be insulted.

Choose the correct speech of the sentences listed below:


56.My father said to me, "You must work hard".

1. My father said to me that I must work hard.


2. My father said to me that you must work hard.
3. My father said to me that you have to work hard.
4. My father said tome that I had to work hard.

57. "Did you come from India"?, said Sara to boy.

1. Sara asked the boy if he had come from India.


2. Sara asked the boy if he come from India.
3. Sara asked the boy if he came from India.
4. Sara said the boy did he come from India.

58. He said, "Honesty is the best policy."

1. He said that Honesty is the best policy.


2. He said that Honesty was the best policy.
3. He said that Honesty would be the best policy.
4. He said that Honesty will be the best policy.

59. The Judge said to inspector, "Call the thieves."

1. The Judge urged inspector to call the thieves.


2. The Judge ordered inspector to get the thieves.
3. The Judge requested inspector to call the thieves.
4. The Judge ordered inspector to call the thieves.

60.He said, "May God bless you."

1. He prayed that God bless him.


2. He prayed that may God bless him.
3. He told that may God bless him.
4. He prayed that might God bless him.

Choose the type of Sentence according to its structure from the choices
listed below:

61. John went to school today, but James remained at home.

A. Simple sentence

B. Compound Sentence

C. Complex Sentence

D. Compound-Complex Sentence

62. We decided to go fishing and camp out at the lake.

A. Simple sentence

B. Compound Sentence

C. Complex Sentence
D. Compound-Complex Sentence

63. Those clouds promise rain, so we should hurry up and leave before we get caught in a
flash flood.

A. Simple sentence

B. Compound Sentence

C. Complex Sentence

D. Compound-Complex Sentence

64. Since we had only gone a mile from camp, we decided to return before dark.

A. Simple sentence

B. Compound Sentence

C. Complex Sentence

D. Compound-Complex Sentence

65. After the tornado hit, my house was completed destroyed.

A. Simple sentence

B. Compound Sentence

C. Complex Sentence

D. Compound-Complex Sentence

Choose the appropriate preposition from the choices listed below:


66. He complains ....... headache.
[A] of
[B] off
[C] from
[D] about

67. They went to Agra ..... bus.


[A] of
[B] in
[C] by
[D] from

68. I am writing this essay.......blue ink .


[A] In
[B] with
[C] from
[D] on

69. She jumped......the river.


[A] on
[B] in
[C] into
[D] to

70. My wife is good....... French.


[A] in
[B] on
[C] with
[D] at

71. I am fond ....... reading novel


[A] of
[B] by
[C] on
[D] with

72. She is gifted ...... common sense


[A] on
[B] by
[C] with
[D] over

73. The players have gone ........ the playground


[A] in
[B] over
[C] with
[D] to
16.

74.The terrorist shot the policeman .......... his gun

[A] by
[B] for
[C] with
[D] in

75. The land was divided ........ the two sisters


[A] among
[B] between
[C] with
[D] for

Choose the correct sentence from the following choices

76.Jahngir keeps away from bad boys


Jahngir keeps himself away from bad boys
Jahngir keeps ownself away from bad boys
Jahngir keeps himself away from bad boys
77.I regard Fareed as my brother
I regards Fareed as my brother
I regard Fareed my brother
I does not regard Fareed as my brother

78.There is a little milk in the jug


There is little milk in the jug
There is a few milk in the jug
There is a small milk in the jug

79.I have read the few books which I bought last year
I has read the few books which I bought last year
I have read few books which I bought last year
I have read the few books those I bought last year

80.She resembles her mohter


She resembles with her mohter
She resembles to her mohter
She resemble with her mohter

81.This book is the most interesting of three


This book is the more interesting of three
This book is most the interesting of three
This book is moer interesting the of three

82.He had hardly gone out when it began to rain


He had to hardly gone out when it began to rain
He had hardly to go out when it began to rain
He had hardly gone out when it is began to rain

83.He not only reads but also writes


He is not only reads but also writes
He not only read but also writes
He is only not reads but also writes

84.Work hard lest you should fail


Work hard might you should not fail
Work hard lest you could fail
Work hard lest you should not fail

85.Either he or I am responsible for the loss


Either he nor I am responsible for the loss
Either he or I is responsible for the loss
Neither he or I am responsible for the loss

Select the appropriate Relative Pronouns from the following:


86. Joseph Conrad was a Polish seaman ......became famous as an English writer.

A) what
B) whose
C) when
D) which
E) who

87. It is difficult to predict......will happen politically if Turkey is refused entry to the


European Union.

A) how
B) which
C) when
D) what
E) that

88.As anyone........has ever watched The Apprentice knows, business is a tough


game to play.

A) who
B) when
C) whom
D) what
E) whose

89.As a university student, you should know......to use a library very well.

A) how
B) what
C) that
D) who
E) which

90.No one to......I have spoken is able to answer my question.

A) what
B) whose
C) that
D) whom
E) which

Fill in the blanks with appropriate article.


91.
When I went to ___ university, I studied ___ course in ___ psychology within my business degree.

A the / --- / the


B an / the / the
C --- / a / ---
D --- / the / the
92.
on our summer holiday in ___ UK, one day we had ___ lunch in ___ really cool restaurant in ___
London

A --- / the / a / ---


B the / a / --- / the
C --- / --- / the / the
D the / --- / a / ---
93.
We try to go to ___ cinema at least once ___ month, but we hardly ever go to ___ theatre.

A the / a / the

B --- / a / ---
C a / --- / a
D the / the / the
94.
SARAH: "John, if I get ___ parcel delivered here tomorrow, will you be at ___ home?" JOHN: "Well, I
have to go to ___ work in the morning, but I'll be here after ___ lunch in ___ afternoon."

A a / the / the / --- / the


B a / --- / --- / --- / the
C the / the / the / the / the
D a / --- / a / --- / ---
95.
For my night time routine, I have ___ quick shower, then I read in ___ bed before I go to sleep.

A a / ---
B the / ---
C an / ---
D --- / ---
Fill in the blanks with the suitable conjuctions:

96.I could not get a seat, _________ I came early.

A) as

B) though,

C.)when

97.Pay attention to your work _________ you will not make mistakes.

A) so that,

B) unless,

C) or

98.The musicians delivered a rousing performance _________ they had rehearsed often.

A) though,
B) as,

C) once

99.Shes honest _________ everyone trusts her.

A) if,

B) so,

C) when

100.Write this down _________ you forget.

A) or,

B) when,

C) lest

(Best of Luck)
A journey of thousands miles begin with a
single step. (Confucius)