So, you want to know what your English grammar level is? You’ve come to the right place. This post will cover the answers and additional learning resources for “Grammar Skills Test—Master.” The Master test covers reported speech, conditionals, prepositions, tenses, adverbs vs. adjectives, the irrealis mood, and restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses.
Correct answers are highlighted. Links go to additional learning resources to help you continue improving.
Fill in the blanks to complete the sentences:
1 If you wait a minute . . .
- I’d go with you.
- I’d have gone with you.
- I will go with you.
Subject(s) Tested: Conditionals
2 All my life, . . .
- I’ve loved going to the movies.
- I loved going to the movies.
- I have loved to go to the movies.
Subject(s) Tested: Past perfect form
3 ___________ Richard, I believe he has finally made a decision.
- Having spoken to
- Speaking to
- Had spoken to
Subject(s) Tested: Past perfect form, Introductory clauses
4It was really nice ___ you to invite me.
Subject(s) Tested: Prepositions
5Tom said, “I want to visit my friends this weekend.” What did Tom say?
- Tom said he wants to visit his friends that weekend.
- Tom said he wants to visit his friends this weekend.
- Tom said he wanted to visit his friends that weekend.
Subject(s) Tested: Reported speech
6The class is ___ loud today.
Two-minute Grammar: The Bare-bones Basics of Adjectives and Adverbs
7I didn’t understand at first, but then ___ and the answer was clear.
- he explained it to me
- he explained me
- he explained it me
- he explained me it
Subject(s) Tested: Word order
8 He used to be married to an actress, ____.
- wasn’t he?
- didn’t he?
Subject(s) Tested: Word choice and idiomatic language
9 Which word is the direct object?
“He gave his coat to Jane.”
Subject(s) Tested: Direct object
10Which sentence is most natural?
- At this time tomorrow, I take my driving test.
- At this time tomorrow, I will be taking my driving test.
- At this time tomorrow, I will take my driving test.
Subject(s) Tested: Future continuous tense
11Which sentence is correct?
- The woman was arrested and charged with murder.
- The woman was arrested and charged because of murder.
- The woman was arrested and charged for murder.
Subject(s) Tested: Prepositions
12They would have found out if you ___ them.
- wouldn’t have told
- hadn’t told
- haven’t told
- didn’t tell
Subject(s) Tested: Verb conjugation, conditionals
13If I _______ a cat, I’d lie in the sun all day.
Subject(s) Tested: Irrealis (subjunctive) mood
14What type of phrase is “which is about 20 years old”?:
“My car, which is about 20 years old, still runs remarkably well.”
Subject(s) Tested: Restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses
15What kind of error is in this sentence?
“He make me laugh.”
- subject-verb disagreement
- pronoun-antecedent disagreement
- incorrect word order
- tense error
Subject(s) Tested: Subject-verb agreement
Learn more: Reported speech Past perfect form Adjectives and adverbs Future continuous tense Prepositions Verb conjugation Conditionals Irrealis (subjunctive) mood Restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses
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