Grammar Exam/ Practice Test
Part three


Well done! You have made it to part three of the grammar exam! Most people give up after part one. Your determination to improve your writing shows and by no time you will be writing savvy.


Please note that this grammar exam is part three and covers questions 54-76. To review or take the Grammar Practice Test part one, click here or if you want additional English exercises, click here for part three.


Ready to dive into the last part of this test? Let's go! Good luck. The answers are listed at the bottom. If at anytime you need to stop and review the grammar links posted next to the sections for help, please do so. After all, this grammar exam is to help you improve your grammar and writing so, view the English grammar lessons at anytime.



Directions: For the first part of this grammar exam, determine whether the modifiers are used correctly in the following sentences. If they are used correctly, SELECT TRUE. If they are used incorrectly, select FALSE

54. Samantha gave me advise about potty training at the support group for new mothers.

A. True
B. False

55. At the support group for new mothers, Samantha gave me advice about potty training.

A. True
B. False

56. Before undergoing surgery, the nurse took the patient’s vital signs.

A. True
B. False

57. Scrawled in spray paint, the painter saw artistic merit in the graffiti on the freeway.

A. True
B. False

58. Riko marveled at the impressive height of Mount Whitney towering into the sky.

A. True
B. False

59. After sitting in traffic for several hours, the radio stations played the same songs several times.

A. True
B. False

60. Having passed away last August, Jeremiah finally sorted through the personal belongings of his father.

A. True
B. False


Directions: Indicate whether the underlined words or group of words need capital or lower case letters by selecting the best choice. If an underlined section is correct, select “No change.”

61. Steve and Miki chose the song “Nothing else matters” by Metallica for their wedding.

A. “nothing else matters” by Metallica
B. “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica
C. “Nothing Else Matters” by metallica
D. No change

62. Although mom passed away five years ago, everyone in our family still missed her, particularly our Dad and dog Maxi.

A. our dad and dog Maxi
B. our dad and dog maxi
C. our Dad and Dog MaxiD. No change

63. Ethan had hoped to register for advanced Expository Writing but was told that he did not satisfy the course prerequisites, so he took another writing course.

A. Advanced expository writing
B. Advanced Expository writing
C. Advanced Expository Writing
D. No change

64. My coworkers were surprised to learn that Kai is pacific islander because he grew up in San Jose, California.

A. Kai is pacific islander
B. Kai is Pacific islander
C. Kai is Pacific Islander
D. No change

65. Joyce took us to an Ethiopian Restaurant, which served delicious, spicy cuisine.

A. Ethiopian restaurant
B. ethiopian Restaurant
C. ethiopian restaurant
D. No change

66. After many years of intensive foreign language classes, Ian learned to speak fluency in arabic, Russian, and mandarin.

A. arabic, russian, and mandarin
B. arabic, Russian, and Mandarin
C. Arabic, Russian, and Mandarin
D. No change


[Keep going, this grammar exam is almost over and then you can check your answers!]

Directions: In the next set of questions, circle the correctly expressed number.

67. _____(26, Twenty-six) people posted messages to my blog in just thirty minutes.

68. Mike owns more than _____(200, two hundred) pairs of athletic shoes, many of which are brand new.

69. Amber paid ________ ($46.99, forty-six dollars and ninety-nine cents) for a used copy of her history textbook.

70. Everyone chuckles when I tell them that my address is ______ (222, Two Hundred Twenty-Two) Second Street.

If you struggled with the four questions above,

click here to learn/review how to write numbers

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Directions: For this part of the grammar exam (these last six questions), think about what you already know about comma placement.

71. Select the best choice. If commas are unnecessary, select “D-No Commas needed.”

A. Eager, to pursue her life-long dreams Cindy moved to Los Angeles to break into the show business.
B. Eager to pursue her life-long dreams, Cindy moved to Los Angeles to break into the show business.
C. Eager, to pursue her life-long, dreams, Cindy moved to Los Angeles to break into the show business.
D. No commas needed

72. Select the best choice. If commas are unnecessary, select “D-No Commas needed.”

A. Kristen who was my girlfriend in high school is now married, and has three children.
B. Kristen, who was my girlfriend in high school is now married, and has three children.
C. Kristen, who was my girlfriend in high school, is now married and has three children.
D. No commas needed

73. Select the best choice. If commas are unnecessary, select “D-No Commas needed.”

A. Jason claims that he is not superstitious but he carries a rabbit’s foot, and refuses to walk under a ladder.
B. Jason claims that he is not superstitious, but he carries a rabbit’s foot and refuses to walk under a ladder.
C. Jason claims that he is not superstitious, but he carries a rabbit’s foot, and refuses to walk under a ladder.
D. No commas needed

74. Select the best choice. If commas are unnecessary, select “D-No Commas needed.”

A. Sophie turns forty this year so, she should get a mammogram.
B. Sophie turns forty this year, so, she should get a mammogram.
C. Sophie turns forty this year, so she should get a mammogram.
D. No commas needed

75. [You made it to the last question in this grammar exam, don't give up now!] Select the best choice. If commas are unnecessary, select “D-No Commas needed.”

A. After a night of heavy rain my four-year old son asked, “Who put that puddle there?”
B. After a night of heavy rain, my four-year old son asked “Who put that puddle there?”
C. After a night of heavy rain, my four-year old son asked, “Who put that puddle there?”
D. No commas needed

76. Select the best choice. If commas are unnecessary, select “D-No Commas needed.”

A. The librarian shouted, “Sir please lower your voice!”
B. The librarian shouted “Sir, please lower your voice!”
C. The librarian shouted, “Sir, please lower your voice!”
D. No commas needed

Commas can be very tricky. If you struggled with these, be sure to review my comma rules page. I provide some great tips there.


Congratulations, you made it to the end of the grammar exam! How did you do? Contact me and let me know. What other types of questions do you want to be tested on? Were some questions confusing? Do you have suggestions for another type of exam exam you would like me to create? Let me know!  

Have you attempted to answer each question? If so, click here to see if your answers are correct.

You can always return to part one of the Grammar Practice Test or part to of the test which has additional English exercises.

Don’t worry if you got a few wrong. Some of these questions were tough! However in order to improve your writing, you need to use correct grammar in your writing.Practice makes perfect.

Click here to learn/review some English grammar lessons to help you improve your answers next time.


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