Grammar Exercises

Basic English Usage

Choose the correct answer from the four options.

1. John _______ the subway to the office everyday

  • is taking
  • takes
  • has taken
  • goes

2. What’s your _______ name?

  • sisters
  • sister
  • sister’s
  • sisters’

3. Does your friend live in Hamburg ? No, she ______

  • doesn’t
  • don’t
  • isnot
  • isn’t

4. _________ flowers are lovely.

  • Hers
  • That
  • This
  • Those

5. She _________ from Istanbul.

  • comes
  • come
  • is come
  • are

6. He ______ use a computer.

  • cant’s
  • can’t
  • don’t can
  • can to

7. Two weeks ago we _______ a visit from a client from Amsterdam.

  • have
  • werehaving
  • had
  • were

8. I _________ in Hamburg since 1998.

  • did live
  • lived
  • have lived
  • been

9. Could you _________ us some more information about the project?

  • gave
  • given
  • give
  • gives

10. Where _______ that new ring?

  • did you bought
  • is you buy
  • did you buy
  • do you buy

11. ________________ tea please

  • I’d like some
  • I want drink some
  • I’d like much
  • I like some

12. There _________________water.

  • aren't any
  • isn't any
  • aren't much
  • isn't some

13. His car is___________________her's

  • bigger to
  • is more big
  • biggest than
  • bigger than

14. We like your idea more than ____________

  • there
  • their
  • their's
  • our

15. We'll meet _____________next Tuesday.

  • us
  • hers
  • his
  • her

16. ___________________umbrella is this?

  • who
  • who's
  • whose
  • whoose

17. Choose the correct sentence:

  • Next year I go to visit Australia to see some Kangaroos
  • Next year I am going to visit Australia for seeing some Kangaroos
  • Next Year I am going to visit Australia to see some Kangaroos
  • Next year I am going to visit Australia to seeing some Kangaroos

18. While we _____________dinner, the fire alarm rang

  • were haing
  • was having
  • have had
  • had

19. Have you spoken to ____________________about our new project?

  • peoples
  • persons
  • somebodies
  • anyone

20. John: It is Stephanie's birthday tomorrow. Maria: Really? I didn't know. I __________her b'day card.

  • going to send
  • am
  • will send
  • sent

21. You look tired. What ______________________________?

  • did you do
  • have you been doing
  • were you doing
  • are you doing

22. He __________there for two years, when she discovered the leaky roof.

  • was living
  • has lived
  • has been living
  • had been living

23. As an architect, she is ____________regarded.

  • high
  • highest
  • highly
  • higher

24. We are writing in regards _____________your email yesterday

  • from
  • to
  • as
  • by

25. I can't find my glasses. Can you help me look ______________them?

  • after
  • for
  • to
  • in

26. She is of the ____________________that we should invest more in the project.

  • opinion
  • reason
  • argument
  • agreement

27. Please give me the report ____________

  • in
  • at
  • until
  • by

28. We have _________everything we can to make the report accurate

  • been
  • done
  • made
  • had

29. The client is__________buying a new house.

  • interested in
  • interested on
  • interested to
  • interested for

30. This is not the right ________ to ask for my help; I am far too busy even to listen !

  • moment
  • reason
  • opportunity
  • thing

31. If only I _______ speak in public as well as you !

  • would
  • could
  • might
  • shall

32. I _______ my friend to lend me his laptop for the presentation.

  • persuaded
  • proposed
  • suggested
  • borrowed

33. Because his argument was so confusing, _______ people understood it.

  • many
  • few
  • clever
  • intelligent

34. Although he was under no __________ , the shopkeeper replaced the defective battery free of charge.

  • urgency
  • guarantee
  • obligation
  • time

35. John's shirt is ____________ yours.

  • the same than
  • similar than
  • similar to
  • sameas

36. Every old building like this has ________ strange noises

  • its
  • their
  • the
  • more

37. If I ____________ the mistake, I would have corrected it.

  • would have noticed
  • had noticed
  • noticed
  • would notice

38. "I'm going to the cinema tomorrow." 'So _____ "

  • do I
  • am I
  • I am
  • I will

39. I wanted to write to him but he ________ give me his address.

  • hadn't
  • hasn't
  • wouldn't
  • had been

Correct Answers

  1. 1. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: takes (Option 2)
  2. 2. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: sister’s (Option 3)
  3. 3. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: doesn’t (Option 1)
  4. 4. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: Those (Option 4)
  5. 5. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: comes (Option 1)
  6. 6. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: can’t (Option 2)
  7. 7. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: had (Option 3)
  8. 8. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: have lived (Option 3)
  9. 9. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: give (Option 3)
  10. 10. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: did you buy (Option 3)
  11. 11. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: I’d like some (Option 1)
  12. 12. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: isn't any (Option 2)
  13. 13. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: bigger than (Option 4)
  14. 14. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: their's (Option 3)
  15. 15. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: her (Option 4)
  16. 16. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: whose (Option 3)
  17. 17. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: Next Year I am going to visit Australia to see some Kangaroos (Option 3)
  18. 18. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: were haing (Option 1)
  19. 19. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: anyone (Option 4)
  20. 20. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: will send (Option 3)
  21. 21. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: have you been doing (Option 2)
  22. 22. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: had been living (Option 4)
  23. 23. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: highly (Option 3)
  24. 24. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: to (Option 2)
  25. 25. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: for (Option 2)
  26. 26. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: opinion (Option 1)
  27. 27. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: by (Option 4)
  28. 28. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: done (Option 2)
  29. 29. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: interested in (Option 1)
  30. 30. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: moment (Option 1)
  31. 31. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: could (Option 2)
  32. 32. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: persuaded (Option 1)
  33. 33. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: few (Option 2)
  34. 34. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: obligation (Option 3)
  35. 35. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: similar to (Option 3)
  36. 36. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: its (Option 1)
  37. 37. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: had noticed (Option 2)
  38. 38. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: am I (Option 2)
  39. 39. Your Answer: 123
    Correct Answer: wouldn't (Option 3)

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