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Grid Sample Questions (English/Grammar/Level J) 2016

1. Using correct adjective order


Sample Question
Reference: Level H Grammar Book
Chapter 2
Point: AJ1.2
Rewrite the following article, adjectives, and noun in the correct order.
announcement urgent medical an
Answer Key
an urgent, medical announcement or an urgent medical announcement

2. Using the Present Simple with Future Meaning


Sample Question
Reference: Level H Grammar Book
Chapter: 04
Point: V2.1.3
Read the information in the following table. Then use the present simple to answer the question
that follows. Use a complete sentence.
Start Time

Finish Time

Football Game

8:00 a.m.

Gymnastics

13:35 p.m.

Basketball

9: 30 a.m.

Diving

14:10 p.m.

Tennis

10:15 a.m.

Baseball

15:25 p.m.

Swimming

11:45 a.m.

Sprint

16:00 p.m.

Golf

12:05 p.m.

Boxing

17:50 p.m.

What time does the basketball game start?


Answer Key:
The basketball game starts at 9:30 a.m.

3. Using the present progressive tense


Sample Question
Reference: Level H Grammar Book

Chapter: 05

Point: V3.2

Complete the following sentence with the present progressive form of the verb in
parentheses.
He __is watching_____ (watch) a tennis match this afternoon.

4. Using the negative form of the present progressive tense


Sample Question
Reference: Level H Grammar Book
Chapter: 05
Point: V3.2.1
Complete the following sentence with the present progressive negative form of the verb in
parentheses.
I ___am not watching or Im not watching____ (not watch) TV because I am doing my homework.

5. Recognizing and using the past progressive tense


Sample Question

Reference: Level H Grammar Book

Chapter: 05

Point: V3.3

Complete the sentence with the past progressive of the verb in parentheses.
I ___was listening___ (listen) to the radio when the doorbell rang.

6. Recognizing and using the past progressive negative


Sample Question
Reference: Level H Grammar Book
Chapter: 05
Point: V3.3.1
Complete the sentence with the past progressive negative of the verb in parentheses.
I __was not sleeping or wasnt sleeping___ (not sleep) when you came home last night.

7. Recognizing and using the past progressive with the Past Simple
Sample Question

Reference: Level H Grammar Book

Chapter: 05

Point: V3.3.2

Complete the following sentence using the correct form of the verb in parentheses.
While I __was sending__ (send) a text message, the school bus arrived.

8. Using the future progressive tense


Sample Question

Reference: Level H Grammar Book

Chapter: 05

Point: V3.4

Complete the sentence with the future progressive of the verb in parentheses.
You __will be stepping___ (step) on your toys if you do not clear the floor soon.

9. Recognizing and using the future progressive negative


Sample Question

Reference: Level H Grammar Book


Chapter: 05
Point: V3.4.3
Complete the following sentence with the future progressive negative form of the verb in
parentheses.
She __will not be going or wont be going_____ (not go) back to the dance class because she didnt
enjoy it.

10. Identifying an adverb that describes an adjective or another adverb


Sample Question

Reference: Level H Grammar Book

Chapter: 09

Point: AV1

Identify the adverb in the following sentence.


Our professor is very professional.
Answer Key
very

11. Using adverbs of frequency


Sample Question
Reference: Level H Grammar Book
Chapter: 09
Identify the adverb of frequency in the following sentence.
Olivia always helps her mom around the house on Saturdays.

Point: AV1.4

Answer Key:
always

12. Using special forms of adverbs (irregular)


Sample Question

Reference: Level H Grammar Book


Chapter: 09
Point: AV2.5
Complete the following sentence with the correct form of the word in parentheses.
Jason is a __well___ (good) educated young man.

13. Using at, in, and on in expressions of time


Sample Question

Reference: Level H Grammar Book

Chapter: 10

Point: PP1.2

Complete the following sentence using the correct prepositions. Separate your answer using a
comma.
The meeting is __at___ four oclock __on____ Wednesday afternoon.

14. Plurals of nouns ending in -o


Sample Question

Reference: Level H Grammar Book

Chapter: 12

Point: N5.1.5

Write the plural form of the noun to complete the following sentence.

We ate a lot of ___potatoes____ (potato) with our chicken last night.


15. Id a dependent clause
Sample Question

Reference: Level H Grammar Book

Chapter: 15

Point: S4.2

Write the dependent clause in the following sentence.


I couldnt rest until I finished my homework.
Answer Key
until I finished my homework

16. Recognizing and using the relative pronoun - who


Sample Question
Reference: Level H Grammar Book
Chapter: 15
Complete the sentence with the appropriate relative pronoun.

Point: PN5.1

The mother thanked her son, ____who___ helped her continuously around the house.

17. Id complex sentences


Sample Question
Reference: Level H Grammar Book
Chapter: 17
Point: S5
Join the following sentences using the conjunction in parentheses.
I went to the dentist. I have a tooth cavity. (because)
Answer Key:

I went to the dentist because I have a tooth cavity. or Because I have a tooth cavity, I went to the
dentist.

18. Using helping verbs am is are


Sample Question

Reference: Level H Grammar Book

Chapter: 20

Point: V1.2.1

Use am, is, or are to complete the following sentence.


She __is____ teaching her students about the process of photosynthesis.

19. Using helping verbs will


Sample Question
Reference: Level H Grammar Book
Chapter: 20
Complete the sentence with the correct helping verb.

Point: V1.2.2

She __will____ complete her homework later tonight.

20. Using irregular comparative forms of adjectives


Sample Question
Reference: Level H Grammar Book
Chapter: 22
Point: AJ2.1.2
Complete the sentence with the comparative form of the word in parentheses.
The book version of Alice in Wonderland is ___better_____ (good) than the movie.

21. Using -est to form the superlative of adjectives


Sample Question

Reference: Level H Grammar Book

Chapter: 22

Point: AJ2.2

Complete the following sentence with the correct form of the adjective in parentheses.
The Nile is the ____longest______ (long) river in Africa.

22. Using most to form the superlative of adjectives


Sample Question
Reference: Level H Grammar Book
Chapter: 22
Point: AJ2.2
Complete the following sentence with the correct form of the adjective in parentheses.

I thought the last ten minutes of the race were the __most difficult_____ (difficult).

23. Using least to form the superlative of adjectives


Sample Question

Reference: Level H Grammar Book

Chapter: 22

Point: AJ2.2

Write the correct form of the superlative using least and the adjective in parentheses to complete the
following sentence.
I did not enjoy the play; they gave me the ___least comfortable___ (comfortable) seat in the room.

24. Using capital letters for Titles of Literary and Other Works
Sample Question

Reference: Level H Grammar Book

Chapter: 23

Point: P1.1.3

Rewrite the words that should be capitalized in the following sentence.


Lucy Montgomery is the author of the story anne of green gables.
Answer Key:
Anne of Green Gables.

25. Id sentence fragments


Sample Question
Reference: Level H Grammar Book
Chapter: 27
Point: S6.1
Read the following group of words. Write S if they form a sentence. Write F if they form a fragment.
As my mother was preparing dinner.
Answer:
F

26. Correct run-on sentences


Sample Question

Reference: Level H Grammar Book


Chapter: 27
Point: S6.2
Rewrite the following run-on sentence adding a period where needed.
Karen left home early today she had to buy some cookies on her way to work.
Answer Key

Karen left home early today. She had to buy some cookies on her way to work.

27. Agreement collective nouns and verb


Sample Question

Reference: Level H Grammar Book


Chapter: 28
Point: AG4
Complete the following sentence using the present tense form of the verbs in parentheses.
The ant colony __finds___ (find) the shortest path to the food source.
28. Recognizing and using irregular superlative forms of adjectives
Sample Question

Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book


Chapter 04
Point: AJ2.2.1
Write the superlative form of the adjective in parentheses to complete the following sentence.
You are the ____worst____ (bad) driver I have ever known!

29. Using irregular superlative forms of adverbs


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book
Chapter:06
Point: AV3.2.1
Complete the following sentence with the superlative of the adverb in parentheses.
We are all pianists in my family, but Monika plays __best or the best__ (well).

30. Using prepositional phrases of place


Sample Question

Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book


Point: PP2.1

Chapter: 07

Identify the prepositional phrases in the following sentence. Separate your answer with a comma.
The spoon is in the drawer, near the steak knives.
Answer:
in the drawer, near the steak knives

31. Using prepositional phrases of time


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book

Chapter: 07

Point: PP2.2

Choose the preposition from the bank below that best completes the following sentence.
at

in

on

for

The party was at Jasons house ____on_____ Sunday evening.

32. Using indefinite pronouns that are always plural


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book
Chapter: 03
Point: PN3.2
Complete the following sentence with the correct indefinite pronoun from the bank below.
several

both

many

few

Because she rarely tells the truth, ____few____ believe what she says.

33. Recognizing and using relative pronoun - whom


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book
Chapter: 03
Point: PN5.1.2
Choose the correct relative pronoun from the bank below to complete the following sentence.
who
whom
which
That is the boy ___whom___ our cat scratched.

34. Distinguish use of relative pronouns who and whom


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book
Chapter:03
Complete the sentence with the appropriate relative pronoun.

Point: PN5.1.2

Daniel is the athlete ____whom____ everyone competes with at the races.

35. Recognizing and using relative pronoun - which


Sample Question

Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book


Point: PN5.2
Complete the sentence with the appropriate relative pronoun.

Chapter:03

War and Peace, __which__ is one of my favorite books, has more than a thousand pages.

36. Recognizing and using relative pronoun - that


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book
Chapter:03
Complete the sentence with the appropriate relative pronoun.

Point: PN5.3

The coat __that__ has a tear on the pocket is mine.

37. Using helping verbs was, were


Sample Question
Reference: Level I Grammar Book
Chapter: 8
Point: V1.2.3
Complete the sentence using the past tense of verb be.
You __were___ smiling when I saw you.

38. Using helping verbs has, have, had


Sample Question

Reference: Level I Grammar Book


Chapter: 8
Point: V1.2.4
Complete the sentence using the correct form of verb have.
She __has___ eaten raw oysters before.

39. Using modal verb must


Sample Question

Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book


V1.3.3

Chapter:05

Complete the sentence with the correct modal verb from those in the box below.
must

could

ought

You __must____ get your mother to sign the letter if you want to go on the trip.

40. Using modal verb could


Sample Question
Complete the sentence with the correct modal verb from those in the box below.
must

could

ought

Evan ___could___ read when he was three years old.

Point:

41. Using the subordinating conjunction - although


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book
Chapter:08
Rewrite the sentence using the subordinating conjunction although.

Point: C3.3

Brianna scored 100% on the test. She didnt study for it.
Answer Key:
Brianna scored 100% on the test although she didnt study for it. or Although Brianna scored 100%
on the test, she didnt study for it. or Although Brianna didnt study for the test, she scored 100% on
it.

42. Using commas in lists phrases


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book
Chapter:09
Rewrite the following sentences inserting commas where needed.

Point: P6.1.3

He took out of his pocket a large marble a few pieces of candy a plastic dragon two strange clay
objects and a piece of string.
Answer Key:
He took out of his pocket a large marble, a few pieces of candy, a plastic dragon, two strange clay
objects, and a piece of string.

43. Using commas in compound sentences


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book
Chapter:09
Point: P6.3
A comma is missing in the following sentence. Write the word that should come before the comma
and add the comma after it.
The sun was shining and the sky was a beautiful shade of blue.
Answer Key:
shining,

44. Using commas in complex sentences

Sample Question

Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book


P6.4

Chapter:09

Point:

A comma is missing in the following sentence. Write the word that should come before the comma
and add the comma after it.
Because we will be camping in the woods we are required to bring sleeping bags.

Answer key:
woods,
45. Using commas separate introductory elements
Sample Question
Reference: Level I Grammar Book
Chapter 11
Point: P6.5
A comma is missing in the following sentence. Write the word that should come before the comma
and add the comma after it.
On Tuesdays the bank opens at 10 a.m.
Answer Key,
Tuesdays,

46. Using apostrophes to show possession irregular nouns


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book
Chapter 02
Point: P2.1
Write the possessive form of the words in parentheses to complete the following sentence.
The ____mens suits____ (men, suits) were ironed and ready by 6.00 oclock.

47. Using quotation marks in questions with speech tag at end


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book
Chapter: 09
Rewrite the following sentence adding quotation marks where needed.
What are you going to do next week? Mary asked.
Answer Key:
What are you going to do next week? Mary asked.

48. Using quotation marks in exclamations with speech tag at end

Point: P7.2.2

Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book
Chapter: 09
Point: P7.3.2
Rewrite the following sentence. Add quotation marks and other punctuation where needed. Keep
the order of the words in the sentence as they are.
look out for that rock harry shouted
Answer Key:
Look out for that rock! Harry shouted.

49. Changing tense in reported speech


Sample Question

Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book


R1.1

Chapter: 10

Point:

The sentence below has been changed from direct to reported speech. Complete the indirect speech
with the correct tense of the verb.
Direct speech: I see no ships, said Lord Nelson.
Indirect Speech: Lord Nelson said that he ____saw____ no ships.

50. Changing pronouns in indirect speech


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book
Chapter: 10
Point: R1.4
Write the correct pronoun for the indirect speech in the space provided below.
Direct Speech: We are winning! Dani said.
Indirect Speech: Dani said that _____they_____ were winning.

51. Using reporting verbs in indirect speech


Sample Question

Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book


R2
Identify the reporting verb in the following sentence.
Mayssa said that she could make delicious ginger cookies.
Answer Key

Chapter: 10

Point:

said

52. Using say and tell in indirect speech


Sample Question

Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book


R2.1

Chapter: 10

Point:

Choose the correct word from the bank below to complete the following sentence.
say

said

tell

told

Anne __said_____ that the sun would shine again the following day.

53. Agreement indefinite pronoun and verb (singular)


Sample Question
Sample question:
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book
Chapter: 11
Point: AG5
Complete the following sentence using the present simple tense of the verb in parentheses.
Something ___is____ (be) bothering them.

54. Agreement Pronoun and Antecedent


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book
Chapter: 11
Point: AG6
The following sentence contains a pronoun-antecedent agreement problem. Rewrite the sentence
correctly.
The students missed his or her lunch because they had detention.
Answer Key
The students missed their lunch because they had detention.

55. Recognizing and using participle adjectives


Sample Question

Reference: Level J Grammar Book

Chapter: 01

Rewrite the sentence using the participle form of the adjective.


The dancers mesmerized performance took our breath away.

Point: AJ5

Answer Key:
The dancers mesmerizing performance took our breath away.

56. Using correct prepositions with adjectives - of, about, with


Sample Question

Reference: Level J Grammar Book

Chapter: 01

Point: AJ6

Write the preposition that best completes the following sentence.


I am excited ___about____ next weeks match.

57. Recognizing and using the present perfect tense


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book

Chapter: 05

Point: V4.2

Complete the following sentence using the present perfect tense of the verb in parentheses.
She __has gone___ (go) to Paris several times before.

58. Using the question form of the present perfect tense


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book

Chapter: 05

Point: V4.2.2

Complete the following sentence with the present perfect question form of the verb in parentheses.
____Have you seen ____ (you - see) the movie The Hobbit?

59. Using the past perfect tense


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book

Chapter: 05

Point: V4.3

Complete the following sentence using the past perfect tense of the verb in parentheses.
The thief __had stolen___ (steal) five famous paintings by the time he was caught.

60. Using the past perfect with already, when, before, and after

Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book

Chapter: 05 Point: V4.3.2

Look at the pair of sentences. Then, rewrite them as one sentence using the past perfect and the
word in parentheses.
The clock struck. The mouse ran down. (after)
Answer Key:
The clock struck after the mouse had run down. or After the mouse had run down, the clock struck.

61. Recognizing and using the future perfect tense


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book

Chapter: 05 Point: V4.4

Complete the following sentence using the future perfect tense of the verb in parentheses.
She ______will have graduated_____ (graduate) in 2024.

62. Using the Passive Voice verbs in the simple passive forms
Sample Question

Reference: Level J Grammar Book

Chapter: 03

Point: V5

Write the following sentence in the passive form.


They grow rice in Japan.
Answer Key
Rice is grown in Japan.

63. Using the passive with by


Sample Question

Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book

Chapter: 05

Use by to change the following sentence into the passive voice.


Shakespeare wrote Macbeth.

Answer Key:
Macbeth was written by Shakespeare.

Point: V5.1

64. Abstract nouns from adjectives when adding ance and -ence
Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book

Chapter:02

Point: N3.1

Complete the following sentence with the correct form of the word in parentheses.
Emma has developed more ___confidence_______ (confident) in herself since she joined the
schools debating team.

65. Abstract nouns from adjectives when ending in -th


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book

Chapter:02

Point: N3.1

Complete the following sentence with the correct form of the word in parentheses.
The __warmth_____ (warm) of the sun caused the ice cubes to melt.

66. Abstract nouns from adjectives when ending in -ty


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book

Chapter:02

Point: N3.1

Complete the following sentence with the correct form of the word in parentheses.
In __reality___ (real), the truth is always hard to accept.

67. Abstract nouns from adjectives when adding -ness


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book

Chapter:02

Point: N3.1

Complete the sentence by changing the adjective in parentheses into an abstract noun.
The mans ___rudeness____ (rude) caused him to get fired.

68. Using modal verb may


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book

Chapter: 05

Point: V1.3.4

Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct modal verb from the box below.

may

ought

could

___May____ I have some more, please?

69. Using helping verbs do


Sample Question
Reference: Level J Grammar Book

Chapter: 08

Point: V1.2.5

Identify the helping verb in the following sentence.


The bus service doesnt run on Sundays.
Answer Key:
doesnt or does not or does

70. Using the subordinating conjunction - when


Sample Question

Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book

Chapter:08

Point: C3.4

Choose the correct subordinating conjunction from the box below to complete the following
sentence.

unless

until

when

that

We were walking along the street __when___ we bumped into Kyle.

71. Using the correlative conjunctions - eitheror


Sample Question

Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book

Chapter:08

Point: C4.1

Choose the appropriate correlative conjunction from the box below to complete the following
sentence. Separate your answers using a comma.

eitheror
neithernor
We can __________ take your car __________ mine.
Answer Key
either, or

72. Using the correlative conjunctions - bothand


Sample Question

not onlybut also

Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book

Chapter:08

Point: C4.2

Turn the following pair of sentences into a single sentence using the correlative conjunction
bothand.
The Roman soldiers were extremely well-trained. The Roman soldiers were thoroughly
disciplined.
Answer Key:
The Roman soldiers were both extremely well-trained and thoroughly disciplined.

73. Using the correlative conjunctions - neithernor


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book

Chapter: 08

Point: C4.3

Choose the appropriate correlative conjunction from those provided in the box to complete the
following sentence. Separate your answers with a comma.

eitheror

neithernor

bothand

Britney is _____ sociable _______ shy. Shes just too quiet!


Answer Key
neither, nor

74. Using capital letters for Geographical Features


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book

Chapter: 09

Point: P1.1.4

Rewrite the following sentence inserting capital letters where they are needed.
The mississippi is one of the largest rivers.
Answer Key
The Mississippi is one of the largest rivers.

75. Using quotation marks in Interrupted statements


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book

Chapter: 09 Point: P7.4

Rewrite the following sentence. Add quotation marks and other punctuation where needed. Keep
the order of the words in the sentence as they are.
it seems to me said john that we have been fooled
Answer Key:
It seems to me, said John, that we have been fooled.

76. Using quotation marks in Extended statements


Sample Question
Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book

Chapter: 09 Point: P7.5

Rewrite the following sentence. Add quotation marks and other punctuation where needed. Keep the
order of the words in the sentence as they are.
This is what we were waiting for said Elise. Now we can really make progress
Answer Key:
This is what we were waiting for, said Elise. Now we can really make progress.

77. Changing Time and Place in indirect speech


Sample Question
Reference: Level J Grammar Book

Chapter:12

Point: R1.5

Change the following sentence from direct to reported speech.


How long have you worked here? asked Bill.
Answer Key
Bill asked me how long I had worked there. or Bill asked us how long we had worked there.

78. Correct a comma splice


Sample Question
Reference: Level J Grammar Book

Chapter:13

Point: S6.4

Correct the comma splice in the following sentence by using a period to make two simple sentences.
Trinidad is an island in the Caribbean, I have always wanted to go there.
Answer Key

Trinidad is an island in the Caribbean. I have always wanted to go there.

79. Correct a dangling modifier


Sample Question
Reference: Level J Grammar Book

Chapter:13

Point: S6.5

Rewrite the following sentence adding a subject (pronoun) for the dangling modifier. Make any
necessary changes.
With a sigh of disappointment, the expensive designer handbag that caught her eye was returned to
the rack.
Answer Key
With a sigh of disappointment, she returned the expensive designer handbag that caught her eye to
the rack.

80. Agreement indefinite pronoun and verb (plural)


Sample Question

Reference: Good Grammar Correct Writing Book


AG5

Chapter: 11

Point:

Complete the following sentence using the present simple tense of the verb in parentheses.
Both of the climbers ___are____ (be) tired and thirsty.