English 0309 & 0310 Practice Grammar Exam

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1 English 0309 & 0310 Practice Grammar Exam Directions: Decide whether each numbered sentence below contains an error. If you think there is no error, then choose A. If you think there is an error, then select the letter of the best corrected sentence. Any differences between the numbered sentence and the "correct sentences" have been italicized. Read all items carefully, but do not overanalyze them. Circle the letter of your choice in each case or bubble it in if you are using a mark-sensitive grading sheet. This exam does not count toward your grade. 1. My mother leave the house every morning at 6:00 a.m. b. My mother leaves the house every morning at 6:00 a.m. e. My mother leaving the house every morning at 6:00 a.m. d. My mother, she leave the house every morning at 6:00 a.m. 2. Joe give his first speech in class yesterday. b. Joe gives his first speech in class yesterday. e. Joe has given his first speech in class yesterday. d. Joe gave his first speech in class yesterday. 3. Maria has swum the length of the pool twenty times. b. Maria have swum the length of the pool twenty times. c. Maria has swam the length of the pool twenty times. d. Maria swum the length of the pool twenty times. 4. Of all the students in the class, Paul is the better writer. b. Of all the students in the class, Paul is the more better writer. c. Of all the students in the class, Paul is the best writer. d. Of all the students in the class, Paul is the writer better ofall. 5. We are still waiting for the mayors decision. b. We are still waiting for the mayor's decision. c. We are still waiting for the mayors' decision. d. We are still waiting for the mayor decision. 6. There is not many other cars that I would like to drive. b. There is not much other cars that I would like to drive. e. There are not many other cars that I would like to drive. d. There is not many other cars that I will like to drive. l. I hope I can success in this career. b. I hope I can succeed in this career. c. I hope I could success in this career. d. I hope I be able to succeed in this career. 8. Nobody didn't hear nothing about the accident. b. Anybody didn't hear something about the accident. c. Nobody heard anything about the accident. d. Somebody heard nothing about the accident. 9. I use to be a cheerleader when I was in high school. b. I was use to being a cheerleader when I was in high school. c. I use to be cheerleader when I was in high school. d. I used to be a cheerleader when I was in high school.

2 10. I had already mow the lawn when my father arrived. b. I had already mowed the yard when my father arrived. e. I have already mowed the yard when my father arrived. d. I had already mow the yard when my father arrives. 11. This is an education institution, and you need to follow the rules or leave. b. This is an educational institution, and you need to follow the rules or leave. e. This is a education institution, and you need to follow the rules or leave. d. This is a scholar institution, and you need to follow the rules or leave. 12. Tomorrow, my mother is suppose to see a specialist. b. Tomorrow, my mother is supposed to see a specialist. e. Tomorrow, my mother will supposably see a specialist. d. Tomorrow, my mother, she is suppose to see a specialist. 13. I want to earn money so I can pay school. b. I want to earn money so I could pay school. e. I want to earn money so I can pay for school. d. I want to earned money so I can pay school. 14. There going to the movies after they eat. b. They're going to the movies after they eat. c. Their going to the movies after they eat. d. There going to the movies after they have eaten. 15. My father build an entire bookcase yesterday. b. My father builded an entire bookcase yesterday. c. My father built an entire bookcase yesterday. d. My father did built an entire bookcase yesterday. 16. The first day being on a new team. It's really hard. b. The first day being in a new team. It's really hard. e. The first day being on a new team is really hard. d. The first day being on a new team, it's really hard. 17. I am not comfortable with all this changes. b. I am not comfortable with all them changes. e. I am not comfortable with all these changes. d. I am not comfortable with all that changes. 18. Describe the scene for me so I can see it in my mind. b. Describe me the scene so I can see it in my mind. e. Describe me the scene so I can see it on my mind. d. Describe the scene for me to be seeing it in my mind. 19. A man in a black coat stoled our car from the parking lot. b. A man in a black coat stole our carfrom the parking lot. e. A man in a black coat did stolen our car from the parking lot. d. A Black coat man has stoled our car from the parking lot. 20. We wanted that our grandparents would come, but they couldn't. b. We wanted that our grandparents would came, but they couldn't. c. We wanted our grandparents to come, but they couldn't. d. We wanted that would come our grandparents, but they couldn't.

3 21. My best friend is seen my cousin Marisela. b. My best friend seen my cousin Marisela. c. My best friend has seeing my cousin Marisela. d. My friend is seeing my cousin Marisela. 22. Your father and I decided to throw you a graduation party. b. Your father and I decided to make you a graduation party. c. Your father and me decided to throw you a graduation party. d. Your father and I decided to throwing you a graduation party. 23. There are too many bugs in this room. b. Their's too many bugs in this room. c. There are too much bugs in this room. d. There are too many bugs on this room. 24. Did they went to the mall yesterday? b. Did they gone to the mall yesterday? c. Did they go to the mall yesterday? d. Had they went to the mall yesterday? 25. My cousin always acts like if she's smarter than everyone else. b. My cousin always acts like if she's smarter that everyone else. c. My cousin always acts as if she's smarter than everyone else. d. My cousin always acts as though she be smarter than everyone else. 26. The store clerk will ordered the CD you want. b. The store clerk will ordering the CD you want. c. The store clerk will order the CD you want. d. The store clerk will had ordered the CD you want. 27. You can't risk losing your job by doing something so stupid. b. You can't risk to lose your job by doing something so stupid. c. You can't risk loosen your job by doing something so stupid. d. You can't risk losing your job by do something so stupid. 28. We need to know where is he now. b. We need to know where he is now. c. We need to know where is he now? d. We need to know where he at now. 29. I took the decision to break up with my boyfriend. b. I took the decision to broke up with my boyfriend. c. I took the decision to break with my boyfriend. d. I made the decision to break up with my boyfriend. 30. I didn't wanted to hear that. b. I didn't wanted to heard that. c. I didn't want to hear that. d. I didn't wanted hear that. 31. She is so sensible that she cries even when she sees a dead mouse. b. She is so sensitized that she cries even when she sees a dead mouse. c. She is so sensitive that she cries even when she sees a dead mouse. d. She is so insensitive that she cries even when she sees a dead mouse.

4 32. My accountant did a mistake on my taxes last year. b. My accountant did a mistake about my taxes last year. c. My accountant mode a mistake on my taxes last year. d. My accountant did mode a mistake on my taxes last year. 33. He eats too quickly his dinner. b. He eats too quick his dinner, c. He eats his dinner too quickly. d. Too quickly eats he his dinner. 34. Its going to be a beautiful day. b. It going to be a beautiful day. e. The day, it is going to be beautiful. d. It's going to be a beautiful day. 35. You can always count with me. b. You can always count me. c. You can always count on me. d. You can always count by me. 36. Yesterday I went to see my counselor for an advice. b. Yesterday I went to see my counselor for some advice. c. Yesterday I went to see my counselor for one advice. d. Yesterday I went to see my counselorfor some advices. 37. I want to go to EPCC I also want to go to UTEP. b. I want to go to EPCe, I also want to go to UTEP. c. I want to go to EPCe, and I also want to go to UTEP. d. I want to go to EPCC, also want to go to UTEP. 38. Paul is just a twenty-years-old student, but he has almost completed his M.A. degree. b. Paul has just twenty years, but he has almost completed his M.A. degree. e. Paul is just a twenty-year-old student, but he has almost completed his MA degree. d. Paul is just twenty year ofage, but he has almost completed his M.A. degree. 39. I especially dislike people who discriminate other people. b. I especially dislike people who discriminates the other people. c. I especially dislike people who discriminate to other people. d. I especially dislike people who discriminate against other people. 40. Much people goes to the Chamizal for Music under the Stars during the summer. b. Much people goes to the Chamizal for Music under the Stars on the summer. c. Much people go to the Chamizal for Music under the Stars during the summer. d. Many people go to the Chamizal for Music under the Stars during the summer. 41. Was so cold the day Mary Beth got married. a, NO ERROR b. Was so cold the day Mary Beth got herself marriaged. e. It was so cold the day Mary Beth got married. d. It was so cold the day that got married Mary Beth. 42. Nowadays students want to text even during class. b. Now in days students want to text even during class. e. In these days students want to text even during class. d. Actually students want to text even during class.

5 43. If you want to find the happiness, try not to worry so much. b. If you want to find happiness, try not to worry so much. c. If you want to find the happiness, try not worry so much. d. If you want to find happiness, try not to be so worry. 44. We finally arrived in Chicago at four in the morning. b. We arrived at Chicago at four in the morning. c. We arrived in Chicago at four ofthe morning. d. We arrived to Chicago at four in the morning. 45. My little brother was the responsible for breaking the door. b. My little brother was the one responsible for breaking the door. c. My little brother is the responsibly person for breaking the door. d. My little brother, he was the responsible for breaking the door. 46. In this moment I don't have enough money to buy that suit. b. In these moments, I don't have enough money to buy that suit. c. At this moment, I don't have enough money to buy that suit. d. In this moment, I don't have enough money for to buy that suit. 47. I am planning on staying at the party since 10:00 p.m., and then I'll go home. b. I am planning on staying at the party from 10:00 p.m., and then I'll go home. c. I am planning on staying at the party to 10:00 p.m., and then I'll go home. d. I am planning on staying at the party until 10:00 p.m., and then I'll go home. 48. I haven't been able to preparate for the upcoming calculus exam. b. I haven't been able to prepared for the upcoming concert. c. I haven't been able to prepare for the upcoming concert. d. I haven't been able to preparating for the upcoming concert. 49. The crowd was so exciting that they couldn't wait for the concert to begin. b. The crowd was so excited that they couldn't wait for the concert to begin. c. The crowd was too exciting that they couldn't wait for the concert to begin. d. The crowd were so exciting that they couldn't wait for the concert to begin. 50. My mother won't give me the keys to her car until tomorrow. b. My mother won't give the keys to her car since tomorrow. c. My mother won't give me no keys to her car until tomorrow. d. My mother won't given me the keys to her car until tomorrow.

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