English Grammar Quiz: Articles and Expressions

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In the sentence 'The famous poet, philosopher and mathematician _______ receiving his award.', which verb correctly fills in the blank?

is

Which option correctly changes the sentence 'Ashok ______ have convinced himself that he wanted a simpler lifestyle.' to reported speech?

might

Which option properly changes the statement 'Billy and Jake ________ to the same school.' into a question in reported speech?

going

If the sentence 'A goodman and useful citizen _______ passed away.' is changed to reported speech, which option should be used to maintain correct subject-verb agreement?

has

Which option accurately changes the sentence 'You____ take photos in the museum.' to a statement in reported speech?

can't

Which option correctly changes the sentence 'Rekha and her friends _______ present at the party.' to a negative form in reported speech?

were

In the sentence 'It ______________ raining since morning when you rang me up', which option correctly completes the sentence?

had been

When reporting 'My parents _________ to market when I arrived home.', which option is the most appropriate?

were leaving

Which verb tense should be used when changing 'The teacher _______ to know if the students had completed writing the answers.' to reported speech?

wanted

When reporting 'Joseph __________ by everyone after he won the competition.', which option is the correct form?

shall be congratulated

What is the appropriate pronoun change for the sentence 'My brother ______ angry because he had been waiting for us for over an hour.' in reported speech?

he is

Which option correctly fills in the blank in the sentence 'Unless you _______ what you feel (express), nobody _______ what is really going on with you.'?

Express, will know

Which sentence correctly uses the reporting verb 'reported'?

The news he reported shocked us all, we are all in an odd mood.

Which sentence shows the correct punctuation in reported speech?

Sheela showed……….. concern for her step-daughter.

Which option correctly changes the pronouns 'he' and 'I' in the sentence?

Neither he nor I know his whereabouts.

Which sentence correctly changes a statement into a question?

Are there_______ countries where the population is not growing fast?

Which option correctly changes the tense in the sentence?

More students than one had attended the class.

Which sentence correctly uses the subject-verb agreement?

A bunch of keys has been found in the car park.

Study Notes

Grammar Rules

  • There are 45 countries in the world where the population is not growing fast.
  • Concern can be shown by using the phrase "showed little concern".
  • The subject-verb agreement rule is as follows: "The aims of the course make me willing to begin".
  • When using "more than one", the verb is always plural: "More students than one have attended the class".
  • When using "one of", the verb is always singular: "One of the students was talking".
  • When using "a bunch of", the verb is always singular: "A bunch of keys has been found in the car park".

Verb Tenses

  • Past Perfect Continuous: "It had been raining since morning when you rang me up".
  • Future Perfect Continuous: "By next Monday he will have been staying at my uncle's house for three weeks".
  • Past Simple: "My parents were at the market when I arrived home".
  • Past Simple vs Past Perfect: "The teacher wanted to know if the students had completed writing the answers".

Sentence Structure

  • Unless clause: "Unless you express what you feel, nobody knows what is really going on with you".
  • Past Simple vs Past Perfect: "I had been working all afternoon and have just finished the assignment".
  • Passive voice: "Joseph was congratulated by everyone after he won the competition".

Subject-Verb Agreement

  • Singular noun: "A good man and useful citizen has passed away".
  • Neither...nor: "Neither my parents nor I am interested in music".
  • Singular noun: "The famous poet, philosopher and mathematician is receiving his award".
  • Either...or: "A hamburger or a hot dog sounds great for lunch".

Modality

  • Permission: "You can't take photos in the museum".
  • Obligation: "We must confirm our reservations before Friday".
  • Possibility: "Ashok might have convinced himself that he wanted a simpler lifestyle".

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