Grammar Practice Test
English Exercises
Part Two


Good job on making it this far in the Grammar Practice Test. Ready for some more English exercises?

Please note that this is part two of the Test. If you have not yet attempted questions 1-29 be sure to view part one of the Grammar Practice Test here.


As I mentioned in part one, the only way you can improve your grammar English exercises. This page will display questions 30-53. If at any time you need to stop and review my English grammar lessons that are mentioned throughout this page, please do so.



30. Directions: Identify the complete sentence

A. Because David grew up in a single-parent household
B. Growing up in a single-parent household
C. David grew up in a single-parent household
D. Like David growing up in a single-parent household


31. Directions: Identify the complete sentence

A. I wonder if David will eat the frittata, it contains soy sausage, egg substitute, and organic broccoli
B. I wonder if David will eat the frittata; containing soy sausage, egg substitute, and organic broccoli
C. Even if the frittata contains soy sausage, egg substitute, and organic broccoli
D. I wonder if David will eat the frittata, containing soy sausage, egg substitute, and organic broccoli

If these were difficult for you, now is a good time to stop here and review comma rules.


32. Directions: Identify the complete sentence

A. Roberto won the progressive jackpot, but most people are less fortunate on the slot machine.
B. Roberto won the progressive jackpot, most people are less fortunate on the slot machine.
C. Although Roberto won the progressive jackpot; most people are less fortunate on the slot machine.
D. No complete sentence


33. Directions: Identify the complete sentence

A. Emma fired off an angry e-mail response, later she realized that she acted in haste.
B. Emma fired off an angry e-mail response; but later she realized that she acted in haste.
C. Emma fired off an angry e-mail response, but later she realized that she acted in haste.
D. No complete sentence.

If you need additional help with the questions above, click here for a guide on how to write a sentence, so you can learn more about fragments.


Directions: Identify the run-on in each selection. If the selection contains no run-on, select “correct.”

34. A. I saw many adorable kittens and puppies at the animal shelter. B. I am allergic to fur, I adopted a turtle instead. C. A turtle, however, is not very Cuddly.

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. Correct

35. A. Christopher and Satoshi were best friends in high school B. They were also roommates in college. C. Today, they work as software engineers in Sunnyvale, Christopher will be the best man at Satoshi’s wedding.

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. Correct



Directions: For the following English exercises, circle the correct form of the verb

36. One of the athletes in the weightlifting competition ________ (was, were) disqualified for using an anabolic steroids.

37. Optimism among the incumbent’s supporters _______ (remain, remains) high despite a recent drop in candidate polls.

38. Here in the backyard ________ (rest, rests) the remains of my goldfish named Goldie, whom I buried under the oak tree fifteen years ago.

39. Diego owns three Star Trek figures autographed by the original actors, and each of them has ______ (its, their) own displace case.

40. Once reason that I avoid watching the evening news is that ________ (you, I ) see so much violence.

41. Some people hate to leave messages on voice mail because _______ (you, they) dislike talking into a machine.

42. Volunteers painted over the graffiti left by taggers on the public buildings so that _______ (you, everyone) can enjoy the beauty of the city.

If you struggled with answering questions above, click here to learn more about using the correct verb.


Directions: For the remaining English exercises, circle the letter of the correct answer.

43. In ______________, a writer tells the story of something that happened.

A. Description
B. Narration
C. Argumentation
D. Exposition

44. In a ___________paragraph, readers are given a picture in words using sharp, colorful details that appeal to their senses.

A. Description
B. Narration
C. Process
D. Definition

For more information on the different types of essays, click here.

45. Prewriting is an unnecessary step in writing essay exams.

A. True
B. False

46. To write an effective exam essay, ______.

A. Anticipate probable questions
B. Prepare quotes and annotate the articles (if there is an article)
C. Read the exam question carefully
D. All of these

47. In an essay exam questions, the direction word compare means ___________.

A. Show similarities between things
B. Give the positive and negative points of a subject
C. Give the formal meaning of a term

48. In an essay exam questions, the direction word define means ___________.

A. Give the formal meaning of a term
B. Tell in detail about something
C. Give the positive and negative points of a subject

49. In an essay exam questions, the direction word illustrate means ___________.

A. Show similarities between things
B. Explain by giving examples
C. Make a drawing and label it

50. In an essay exam questions, the direction word summarize means ___________.

A. Give the formal meaning of a term
B. Give a condensed account of the main points
C. Show connections among things
D. Show to be true by giving facts or reasons

51. When citing a source, you must mention the author’s name and the relevant page number.

A. True
B. False

52. When the author’s name is provided in parentheses for an in-text citation, the first and last name should be given.

A. True
B. False

53. In an in-text citation, there is no punctuation between the author’s name and the page number.

A. True
B. False

For more information on how to use quotes and citations, click here.


Way to go, you have completed part two of the Grammar Practice Test. That was a lot of English exercises. Good job on making it to the end.

To check your answers, click here. However I strongly recommend you complete the last part of the Grammar exam (part three). Part Three has even more English exercises that completes this test, so be sure to check it out.


Also if you have any suggestions on the types of questions you would like to see on future test, please contact me and let me know. I am always interested to know what areas my readers struggle with and read suggestions. I value your input.

Once again, good job on completing part two! Ready for some more English exercises? Click here to take part three and complete the grammar exam in its' entirety.

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