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Grammar Practice Exercises 1

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Updated on Sep 28, 2011

Grammar Practice Exercises

For grammar agreement concept help, review the following study guide:

Grammar  Study Guide

Practice Set 1

For the following questions, choose the underlined part of the sentence that contains a grammatical error. Choose answer e if there are no errors.

Practice Set 2

  1. On March 15, 2006, the Maywood Recreation Department requested a grant from the state to rebuild the community center that _____ in the recent fire.
    1. destroys
    2. will be destroyed
    3. had been destroyed
    4. is being destroyed
  2. Matthew Morris and Jessica Glassman hosted a holiday party that The River Bank Café _____.
    1. caters
    2. will cater
    3. is catering
    4. catered
  3. Megan is trying to read all three books in the series before summer _____.
    1. ended
    2. will have ended
    3. will end
    4. ends
  4. We have _____ more sweets since that wonderful bakery opened down the block.
    1. ate
    2. been eating
    3. been eat
    4. eat
  5. The plumber discovered a bad leak while _____ the sink.
    1. repair
    2. repaired
    3. repairing
    4. have repaired
  6. Do not _____ until I blow the whistle.
    1. begin
    2. began
    3. begun
    4. beginning
  7. It's after 2 p.m., so Ted _____ started by now.
    1. won't
    2. did not
    3. was
    4. should have
  8. I hope _____ German someday.
    1. learn
    2. learned
    3. to learn
    4. learning
  9. The woman who confronted the owner of the unleashed dog _____angry.
    1. were
    2. was
    3. are
    4. have been
  10. The boy _____ the bat and ran to first base as fast as he coul
    1. swings
    2. swinged
    3. swung
    4. swing
  11. There _____ four excellent restaurants in the center of town.
    1. is
    2. are
    3. was
    4. being
  12. The noise from the lawn mowers _____ louder as the morning progresses.
    1. gets
    2. get
    3. have gotten
    4. are getting

Practice Set 3

Replace the underlined words with the phrase that best completes the sentence. Choose a if the sentence is correct as is.

  1. The words Equal Justice Under Law is carved above the main entrance to the Supreme Court.
    1. is carved
    2. carved
    3. has been carved
    4. are carved
    5. been carved
  2. My family is originally from Nova Scotia
    1. My family is originally from Nova Scotia.
    2. My family are originally from Nova Scotia.
    3. Originally from Nova Scotia are my family.
    4. Nova Scotia is where my family are from.
    5. My family were originally from Nova Scotia.
  3. The Town Council is responsible for traffic control, must evaluate taxes, and generate revenu
    1. traffic control, must evaluate taxes, and generate revenue.
    2. traffic control, must evaluate taxes, and generate revenue.
    3. must control traffic, evaluate taxes, and generate revenue.
    4. traffic control, evaluating taxes, and generating revenue.
    5. have traffic control, have taxes evaluated, and have generated revenue.
  4. Eating carrots gives people good eyesight and to have more energy.
    1. gives people good eyesight and to have more energy.
    2. gives people good eyesight and more energy.
    3. people good eyesight and more energy.
    4. gives good people eyesight and more energy.
    5. gives people good eyesight and has more energy.
  5. The snow is falling, and Dave had been sitting by the fire.
    1. is falling, and Dave had been sitting
    2. was falling, and Dave have been sitting
    3. was falling, while Dave sat
    4. is falling, and Dave sat
    5. fell, but Dave had sat
  6. To determine the speed of automobiles, radar is often used by the state police.
    1. To determine the speed of automobiles, radar is often used by the state police.
    2. To determine the speed of automobiles, it is often necessary for the state police to use radar.
    3. In determining the speed of automobiles, the use of radar by state police is often employed.
    4. The state police often use radar to determine the speed of automobiles.
    5. Radar by state police in determining the speed of automobiles is often used.
  7. Everyone signed the petition before submitting to the city council.
    1. submitting
    2. one submits it
    3. you submit it
    4. we will submit it
    5. we submitted it
  8. I have a cross-training exercise program: I swim laps, play tennis, the weight machines, and bicycle riding.
    1. I swim laps, play tennis, the weight machines, and bicycle riding.
    2. I swim laps, play tennis, lift weights, and ride a bicycle.
    3. I swim laps, play tennis, I lift weights, and bicycle riding is a change.
    4. swimming laps, tennis, lifting weights, and the bicycle.
    5. swim laps, play tennis, lifting weights, and riding a bicycle.
  9. We all arrived at the theater on time, but before we bought our tickets, Candace says that she's changed her mind and doesn't want to see the movie after all.
    1. says that she's changed her mind and doesn't
    2. said that she had changed her mind and didn't
    3. is saying that she'd changed her mind and doesn't
    4. told us that she is changing her mind and didn't
    5. tells us that she had changed her mind and doesn't
  10. State Senator Partridge wished to insure the people that their tax dollars would be spent wisely.
    1. to insure the people that their tax dollars would be spent wisely.
    2. that the people would be insured of tax dollars wisely spent.
    3. in assuring the people, that their tax dollars would be wisely spent.
    4. to assure the people that he would spend their tax dollars wisely.
    5. to assure and promise the people of his intentions to spend their tax dollars wisely.
  11. Because he was given a local anesthetic, Josh was conscience throughout the operation.
    1. Josh was conscience throughout the operation.
    2. Josh had a conscience during the operation.
    3. the operation was completed with Josh consciousness.
    4. the operation was done while Josh held consciousness.
    5. Josh remained conscious throughout the operation.
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