Diagnostic Test in English Grammar

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Diagnostic Test in English Grammar

  1. 1. “Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.” - C.S. LEWIS<br />DIAGNOSTIC TEST IN ENGLISH III<br />Each question is followed by a list of choices. Write on a separate sheet the letter of the answer you think best fits into the gaps.<br />____ 1. He’s……doctor of medicine.<br />A. anC. a <br />B. theD. one <br />____ 2. ……she like chocolates? <br />A. DoesC. Is <br />B. HasD. Do <br />____ 3. The student……papers. <br />A. writingC. write <br />B. writesD. is writes <br />____ 4. .….bag is that? <br />A. WhatC. Whose<br />B. Who’sD. Which <br />____ 5. …..tell her teacher next time. <br />A. She doesC. She’ll<br />B. SheD. She’s <br />____ 6. He….to see his mother yesterday. <br />A. wentC. has gone<br />B. goesD. has been <br />____ 7. He….very hard now. <br />A. worksC. is working<br />B. has been workingD. work <br />____ 8. They have…..beautiful books. <br />A. anyC. some<br />B. allD. lots <br />____ 9. She…….for fifteen years and still likes the job. <br />A. worksC. has been working<br />B. is workingD. worked <br />____ 10. …….up! Or we’ll be late. <br />A. You hurryC. Hurry<br />B. Be hurryingD. Hurry you <br />____ 11. Their grades are…..than ours. <br />A. more goodC. better<br />B. most goodD. gooder <br />____ 12. Do you smoke? No, I….. <br />A. doesn’tC. don’t<br />B. don’t smokeD. am not smoking<br />____ 13. Look what I……, a new watch. <br />A. getC. getting<br />B. gotD. ‘ve got <br />____ 14. Excuse me, can I borrow ……dictionary? <br />A. yourC. you<br />B. yoursD. a <br />____ 15. The teacher is ……. the room. <br />A. onC. at<br />B. inD. into <br />____ 16. He’s been sent to….prison. <br />A. theC. (no article needed)<br />B. aD. an <br />____ 17. ……you busy? <br />A. IsC. Are<br />B. DoD. Be <br />____ 18. They ……..work every day at 7 o’clock. <br />A. are startingC. have starting<br />B. startsD. start <br />____ 19. ………do you do? <br />A. WhyC. What<br />B. WhereD. Who <br />____ 20. Look at the clouds, I think it ……… <br />A. will rainC. rains<br />B. is going to rainD. rain <br />____ 21. I feel sick, I ……too much cake earlier. <br />A. eatC. ate<br />B. am eatingD. eated <br />____ 22. Hey, turn the radio down, I ………….to work <br />A. trysC. have been trying<br />B. am tryingD. tried <br />____ 23. Can I have …… chocolate? <br />A. someC. all<br />B. anyD. few <br />____ 24. ……………phoned yet? <br />A. Had heC. Has he<br />B. Is heD. Did he <br />____ 25. ……..in the name of the law! <br />A. StoppingC. Stops<br />B. StopD. You stop <br />____ 26. He is the ……. runner, he won nothing. <br />A. badC. worse<br />B. badestD. worst <br />____ 27. “Are you a student too?” “……….” <br />A. Yes, I doesC. Yes, I am<br />B. Yes, I am a student tooD. Yes I’m <br />____ 28. Excuse me, …………..the time? <br />A. have youC. got you<br />B. have you gotD. do you <br />____ 29. The coats belong to ……..? <br />A. theirC. them<br />B. theirsD. they<br />____ 30. We don’t need the car, we’ll go……. <br />A. by footC. with foot<br />B. on footD. walk <br />____ 31. We have a car, ….Ford <br /> A. theC. (no article needed)<br /> B. anD. a <br />____ 32. ………….in the states before? <br />A. Have you beenC. Are you<br />B. Be youD. Went you <br />____ 33. In England the banks …….at 3.30 pm. <br />A. are closingC. close<br />B. closesD. closed <br />____ 34. ………….jacket is that? Paul’s. <br />A. Who’sC. Whose<br />B. WhatD. Which <br />____ 35. “What are you doing next Monday?” “I ……….to New York, I have my <br /> ticket.” <br />A. fliesC. have flown<br />B. am going to flyD. am flying <br />____ 36. Where ….. you use to work? <br />A. doC. did<br />B. haveD. are <br />____ 37. Look there! the robbers …….. away <br />A. runC. are running<br />B. have been runningD. ran <br />____ 38. Please tell me …….helpful, the rest wasn’t <br />A. anythingC. neither<br />B. somethingD. either <br />____ 39. He looks angry. He ……….his wallet <br />A. lostC. has been losing<br />B. has lostD. loses <br />____ 40. …….a move on! We haven’t got all day. <br />A. GetsC. You<br />B. Be getting getD. Get <br />____ 41. She is ………..intelligent than him <br />A. mostC. more<br />B. muchD. many <br />____ 42. “Are you happy?” “Yes, I …….” <br />A. am happyC. am<br />B. ‘mD. be happy <br />____ 43. Look, they…………a new house. <br />A. have gotC. have get<br />B. gotD. gets <br />____ 44. “Whose book is that?” “It’s……” <br /> A. he’sC. his<br /> B. himD. his’ <br />____ 45. I’m meeting her …..4 o’clock ….Monday <br />A. on, atC. at, on<br />B. with, onD. at, in <br />____ 46. …… you assist me later, sir? <br /> A. MayC. Could<br /> B. WouldD. Will<br />____ 47. ……you finish the project yesterday? <br />A. DoC. Did<br />B. HaveD. Are <br />____ 48 When I was younger, I ………swim ten miles. <br />A. canC. would<br />B. mightD. could <br />____ 49.He always drives too …… <br />A. fastlyC. quick<br />B. fastD. hard <br />____ 50. If I ………a million dollars, I would buy a house. <br />A. haveC. will have<br />B. hadD. would have <br />____ 51. It is July. “In August I ………..finished my exams”. <br />A. haveC. –<br />B. will haveD. am going to <br />____ 52. It’s the fifteenth……October. <br />A. ofC. in<br />B. fromD. – <br />____ 53. The shoes ……….in Marikina. <br />A. is madeC. are made<br />B. madeD. make <br />____ 54. She said that he ……….. shopping. <br />A. is goneC. had gone<br />B. be goneD. was gone <br />____ 55. When I saw John last Sunday he was tired, he………a party the night <br /> before. <br />A. was toC. had been to<br />B. has been toD. I don’t know <br />____ 56. I have been working here ……1990 <br />A. forC. now<br />B. sinceD. I don’t know <br />____ 57. There is the woman……..shot the president. <br />A. whatC. which<br />B. whoD. I don’t know <br />____ 58. Mary is a cousin of …….. <br />A. myselfC. me<br />B. mineD. I don’t know <br />____ 59. ………is not just his sport it’s his hobby. <br />A. To jogC. Jog<br />B. JoggingD. I don’t know <br />____ 60. Where shall we meet ……… at the stadium? <br />A. usC. ourselves<br />B. each otherD. I don’t know <br />____ 61. When the phone rang, she ………the meal. <br />A. was cookingC. has cooked<br />B. cookedD. I don’t know <br />____ 62. The only thing ……matters is life.<br />A. thatC. who<br />B. whatD. I don’t know <br />____ 63.We……like to thank you for your application. <br />A. couldC. will<br />B. wouldD. I don’t know<br />____ 64. The plane …….in at seven o’clock last night. <br />A. fliedC. has flown<br />B. flewD. I don’t know <br />____ 65. “….you run ten miles?” “Yes, but I haven’t for a long time.” <br />A. WillC. Could<br />B. CanD. I don’t know <br />____ 66. The President always works……… <br />A. hardilyC. very much<br />B. hardD. I don’t know <br />____ 67. If it rains, you ……take a taxi. <br />A. willC. should<br /> B. wouldD. I don’t know <br />____ 68. This time next week, I……..on the beach. <br />A. be lyingC. will be lying<br />B. am lyingD. I don’t know <br />____ 69. He put the papers ….the drawer. <br />A. intoC. at<br />B. ontoD. I don’t know <br />____ 70. On the News. “The President………….shot.” <br />A. isC. has been<br />B. wasD. I don’t know <br />____ 71. After she said that I ………..her to stop seeing him. <br />A. tellC. told<br />B. have toldD. I don’t know <br />____ 72. He told us that after visiting China he……..the US. <br />A. visitsC. was visiting<br />B. had visitedD. I don’t know <br />____ 73. How long have you worked here…? <br />A. sinceC. years<br />B. forD. I don’t know <br />____ 74. Have you seen the book…….I was reading? <br />A. whoC. what<br />B. thatD. I don’t know <br />____ 75. He is always thinking about…….. <br />A. himC. he<br />B. himselfD. I don’t know <br />____ 76. I can’t help …….her. <br />A. to likeC. like<br />B. likingD. I don’t know <br />____ 77. She gets paid more than….. <br />A. myselfC. I<br />B. meD. I don’t know<br />____ 78. “What……..at seven o’clock yesterday evening?” “I was watching T.V.” <br />A. did you doC. did<br />B. were you doing youD. I don’t know <br />____ 79. ……he said made me very angry. <br />A. ThatC. Which<br />B. WhatD. I don’t know<br />____ 80. “You ….accompany us, sir,” the police said. <br />A. willC. could<br />B. wouldD. I don’t know <br />____ 81. Shakespeare ………many plays. <br />A. has writtenC. wrote<br />B. had writtenD. I don’t know <br />____ 82. You ……have been here an hour ago. But you didn’t show up. <br />A. shouldC. would<br />B. couldD. I don’t know <br />____ 83. The Philippine Star is a(n) …….paper. <br />A. dayC. everyday<br />B. dailyD. I don’t know <br />____ 84. I would tell you his name, if I …….it <br />A. would knowC. knew<br />B. knowD. I don’t know <br />____ 85. This year, my New Year’s resolutions are that I ………….learn tennis, <br /> buy a car, sell my house, etc. <br />A. willC. –<br />B. am going toD. I don’t know <br />____ 86. Could you translate this document…….. Latin? <br />A. inC. into<br />B. toD. I don’t know <br />____ 87. The winner…..a prize. <br /> A. givesC. has given<br /> B. is givenD. I don’t know <br />____ 88. I asked her if she …….marry me. <br /> A. willC. can<br /> B. wouldD. I don’t know <br />____ 89. After I ……………for a couple of hours, I decided to stop. <br />A. was swimmingC. swim<br />B. had been swimmingD. I don’t know <br />____ 90. He was studying at university ……three years. <br />A. sinceC. for<br />B. duringD. I don’t know <br />____ 91. A good architect is one ….. houses don’t collapse. <br />A. whichC. whose<br />B. whoD. I don’t know <br />____ 92. The street lights switch………on in the evening. <br />A. themC. themselves<br />B. theirselvesD. I don’t know <br />____ 93. He considered …….himself to the board. <br />A. to introduceC. to be introducing<br />B. introducingD. I don’t know<br />____ 94. The Philippines exports more than….imports. <br />A. sheC. it<br />B. heD. I don’t know <br />____ 95. He…….his leg while he…..rugby. <br />A. was breaking, playedC. breaks<br />B. broke, was playing, is playingD. I don’t know<br />____ 96. This is Marco Nera, …….works with my friend. <br />A. whoseC. who<br />B. thatD. which <br />____ 97. …….I help you, sir? <br />A. MightC. May<br />B. CouldD. I don’t know <br />____ 98. They ……..the jewellery and walked out of the retail outlet as if they <br /> hadn’t done anything. <br />A. had stolenC. stole<br />B. have stolenD. I don’t know <br />____ 99. I ………….get up at six o’clock this morning with much difficulty. <br />A. couldC. can<br />B. managed toD. I don’t know.<br />END OF TEST<br />

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