Try answering these items and check if you can still remember the grammar rules you’ve learned way, way back.
1. Which sentence is incorrectly punctuated?
- A. He already left the house that morning but he forgot his project in TLE.
- B. The reference configurations are easy to deploy, manage, and upgrade.
- C. Tea lovers may have a hard time sleeping, for the caffeine in tea stimulates the nervous system.
- D. When conducting a lab experiment, make sure that you have the tools, the specimen and the experiment sheet.
2. Which of the following sentences contains an appositive?
- A. Lito, the boy who returned the wallet he found, was praised by his teachers.
- B. This sentence contains a subject, a verb and a direct object.
- C. If you happen to meet her, please tell her the directors are in the conference room.
- D. I want to buy that pretty skirt, which is on sale today.
3. Which of the sentences below contains the correct preposition?
- A. His controversial statement will result to a lot of criticism.
- B. Let’s meet at around three o’clock.
- C. Can I ask a favor of you?
- D. It’s difficult to cope up the situation.
4. Which sentence states the idea clearly and has no structural error?
- A. Red, Gina and I will be going to the party on Sunday.
- B. Me and Mila should start working on our thesis.
- C. He hadn’t been him self lately.
- D. The book which is on the desk is mine.
5. Supply the missing verb: The student was sad because he was ________ for his late submission of his school project.
- A. called off
- B. called up
- C. called back
- D. called down
- A (A comma should be placed before “but” because it is a compound sentence. Remember to add a comma when two independent clauses are joined by the FANBOYS (coordinating conjunctions).
- A (An appositive is set off by commas. “the boy who returned the wallet he found” is an appositive.)
- C (A. “result to” should be “result in”; B. “at around” is wrong. “At” means exact while “around” is an estimate. We can either say “at three o’clock” or “around three o’clock.”; D. “cope up” should be “cope with”. C. We usually hear people say “favor from you”, but “favor of you” is correct [check Celce-Murcia’s The Grammar Book].)
- A (B.“Me and Mila” should be “Mila and I” because the pronoun is in the subject position; C. “him self” should be “himself”; D. “which is on the desk” is an appositive, therefore, it should be set off by commas.
- D (A. Called off means to cancel; B. Call up means to bring up/retrieve from memory; C. Call back means to return call; D. call down means to reprimand)
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