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Grammar Diagnostics Test
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by Miriam Gonzalez
| 30 Questions
Sentence Structure: Read carefully! Choose the best answer for each question.
1
1 pt
Combining - Which way is the best way to combine these sentences? We saw a movie during our vacation. The movie was interesting.
A We saw a movie during our interesting vacation.
B Interesting, we saw a movie during our vacation
C We saw an interesting movie during our vacation.
D none of the above
2
1 pt
Choose the correct way to combine each pair of sentences into one compound sentence:
Bob dries the dishes. Mary puts them away.
A Bob dries, the dishes but Mary puts them away.
B Bob dries the dishes but, Mary puts them away.
C Bob dries the dishes, Mary puts them away.
D Bob dries the dishes, but Mary puts them away.
3
1 pt
Fragments/Run-ons -
Which of these is a complete sentence?
A My mother drove us to the lake.
B My father, brother and mother.
C Came home from school today.
4
1 pt
Which of the following is a complete sentence?
A Around the corner.
B The dogs barked.
C Throught the front door.
D A clear blue sky.
5
1 pt
Phrases and Clauses -
What is the DEPENDENT CLAUSE in the following sentence?
Although Bill was sick, he still went to work.
A although
B he was still sick
C was sick
D Although Bill was sick
6
1 pt
What type of sentence is this?
My teacher is Ms. Rangel
A question
B statement
C exclamation
D command
7
1 pt
Which of these is a complete sentence?

A) Under the umbrella.
B) I jumped over the puddle.
C) My two friends and I.
D) Being hungry all day.
A
B
C
D
Parts of Speech: Read carefully! Choose the best answer for each question.
8
1 pt
Identify the adjective in the following sentence.

The helpful teacher concerned herself with students' abilities.
A teacher
B herself
C abilities
D helpful
9
1 pt
Decide which conjunction fits best in the sentence.

One person can sail the boat, _______________ two can take turns.
A and
B but
C or
10
1 pt
The plural form of class
A classes
B classies
C class
D class'
11
1 pt
What is the preposition in the following sentence?

The mouse got in the house.
A got
B the
C mouse
D in
12
1 pt
Identify all the pronouns in the following sentence.

They ran to the store to buy us some candy.
A ran, they, us
B they, us
C they, store, candy
13
1 pt
What is the tense of the verb?
George returned his library books on time.
A present
B past
C future
14
1 pt
You ________ talented.
A am
B is
C are
Subject-Verb Agreement: Write the letter of the word that best completes each sentence.
15
1 pt
Starbucks (A. is / B. are) opening five new stores in San Diego in the next year.
A
B
16
1 pt
Which sentence below shows correct subject and predicate (verb) agreement?
A Lizards and snakes live in Florida.
B Lizards and snakes lives in Florida.
C Mary sing like a bird.
D The cheerleaders walks in the parades.
17
1 pt
These rare books (has, have) leather covers.
A has
B have
18
1 pt
Choose the best word to fill in the blank.

Do __________ go on this shelf?
A the book
B the blocks
19
1 pt
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
A) My parent are picking me up from school today.
B) My parents is picking me up from school today.
C) My parents are picking me up from school today.
A
B
C
20
1 pt
Choose the word that belongs in the blank.

Is there any more __________ left?
A) turkey
B) turkeys
A
B
Spelling: Contractions, Abbreviations, Apostrophes
21
1 pt
Which contraction uses the apostrophe correctly?
A she'will
B she'll
C shew'ill
22
1 pt
What is the abbreviation for pounds?
A Pounds.
B lbs.
C lbse.
23
1 pt
Complete the sentence with the correct possessive noun.
The _______________ classes are next door to each other.
A boys's
B boys
C boy's
D boys'
24
1 pt
Look at the girl. That __________ is pretty
A) girl's hair
B) girls' hair
C) girl hair
A
B

25
1 pt
The ______________ beak was damaged when it hit the window.

What is the correct possessive noun for the sentence above?
A) crowes
B) crows
C) crow's
D) crows'
A
B
C
D
Capitalization and Punctuation
26
1 pt
Which sentence is written correctly?
A Happy pie eats chocolate
B The dog chased the cat down the street.
C the girl ate the whole pizza
27
1 pt
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
A I saw the Statue of Liberty in New York.
B i saw the Statue of liberty in new york.
C I saw the State Of Liberty in New York.
28
1 pt
Choose the sentence that uses a comma correctly.
A When I get older, I will be able to drive.
B When I get older I will be able to drive.
C When, I get older, I will be able to drive.
D When I get older I will be, able to drive.
29
1 pt
Which of the following sentences is correct?

A) "Does the music start at 4:00 or 4:30?" inquired Ms. Clark.
B) Does the music start at 4:00 or 4:30" inquired Ms. Clark?
C) "Does the music start at 400 or 430?" inquired Ms. Clark.
D) "Does the music start at 4:00 or 4:30"? inquired Ms. Clark.
A
B
C
D
30
1 pt
What is missing from the following sentence?

Juan said, Can we go home
A quotation marks and a question mark
B quotation marks and a period
C question mark
D quotation marks
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