Sample LET Items in English: Check Your Grammar Skills

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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


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Answers

  1. 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).
  2. A (An appositive is set off by commas. “the boy who returned the wallet he found” is an appositive.)
  3. 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].)
  4. 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.
  5. 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)


Brush up your knowledge on the rules of the English language! There are a lot of resources online to help re-acquaint you with English grammar. As an example, EduFind can help you review at your own level and pace. It provides a list of grammar topics and provides an ample discussion/summary of each rule.

Enjoy reviewing! Top the LET.

About Joanne Mejia

Joanne Mejia is a MindGym alumni who garnered Top 10 rank in the March 2012 LET. She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines. She currently leads in the preparation of review materials for coaching MindGym LETers with English as a specialization for LET. She also coaches for Professional Education subjects like Art of Questioning and Classroom Management.

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25 Responses to Sample LET Items in English: Check Your Grammar Skills

  1. Janneth E. facturan 2013/09/05 at 10:00 pm #

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    • MindGym 2013/09/05 at 11:58 pm #

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  2. Jane tolete 2014/04/08 at 5:07 pm #

    hi po gusto ko pong bumili ng book Let reviewer sa inyo pero dito po ako sa hong kong ngayun gusto kong mag take ng exam ngayun july kaya pwede po bang mag send po kayo dito?at magkano ang charge?

    • MindGym 2014/04/08 at 10:00 pm #

      Hi Jane,

      Thank you for your interest in LETers’ Choice Book 1, Warm Ups!

      Normally we only ship our LET reviewer to Philippine addresses. If you’d really like a copy, here are some options we offer to those abroad:

      1. Order normally and have it shipped to your Philippine address, so your family can send you other things along with the book.

      2. Ship to international address for a minimum of 3 copies and as long as you cover the shipping fee. Another combo is to order 2 copies of the book, and the 3rd book can be a copy of your specialization reviewer. Price depends on the specialization and book availability. If you know others who are taking the LET, they might benefit from our book and might want to order with you. We use DHL to ship internationally, based on this price guide: https://docs.google.com/open?id=1xByAijsmMMU-PT49O8ZGpCC8blIJf4bKizgIj24ayhYTRk0RTdI4QQmG8jsy

      3. Take our MyReviewCoach online LET Review program – http://www.myreviewcoach.com. We’ve had online LET reviewees who were also working abroad like HK, Japan, and Saudi Arabia and passed the LET, thanks to their diligence in following the program. This is recommend to those who can give time like 1-2hrs a day to review, have regular access to a computer, and fast internet connection. If you think you’re ready to commit to self-review, you might want to consider this (more info)

      Hope these choices can help you decide. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  3. Helen 2014/05/28 at 8:34 pm #

    Hi po! Gus2 q rin po bumili ng book nio. Paano po ba umorder? Puro practice items po b ang laman ng book?

  4. dimple 2014/07/31 at 11:00 pm #

    Hi mind gym I’ve been reading all your blogs and I’m interested to get your reviewer how much is it ? Thanks

  5. Edna May 2015/01/07 at 6:43 pm #

    Hello, I just want to know if your book is still available and how can have it? and to whom will I pay? How is the mode of payment. Thank you.

  6. Edna May 2015/01/07 at 6:44 pm #

    Hello, I just want to know if your book is still available and how I can have it? and to whom will I pay? How is the mode of payment. Thank you.

  7. Arnold 2015/06/26 at 6:52 pm #

    Hi! Is mind gym offering an online review? Thanks for your immediate response.

  8. carol 2015/08/02 at 1:11 am #

    ilang books po ang meron kayo sir? Kasi may book 1 kau,sa book mga questionnaire lng po b yun walng mga explanations?

  9. Jam 2016/01/05 at 9:59 pm #

    Hello po. Good eve. Kakagraduate ko lang po last DEC 2015 at may Preboard po kami sa school ng June 2015..Just wanna ask kung kelan po ang schedule ng review ninyo for September LET? Interested po akong mag enroll. Please reply po. Thanks po. God bless.

    • MindGym 2016/01/28 at 6:10 pm #

      Hi Jam, thank you for your interest in joining MindGym LET review 🙂 We’ll post schedules for the September classes around April 2016. Please also “Like” our Facebook page so you can be updated with our LET class schedules: http://www.facebook.com/mindgymphilippines

  10. Joycee 2016/03/22 at 10:21 am #

    ask ko lang po.. how much po ung book niyo? and paano po ang payment process.?

  11. leo Gab 2016/05/22 at 1:01 pm #

    Hello!
    I am a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in HIstory and also a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Criminology. Am I allowed to use Social Studies as my specialization or major? Thanks

    • MindGym 2016/05/24 at 6:18 pm #

      Hi Leo, yes I think your Specialization would be Social Studies. You may confirm this at PRC once you apply for the LET. Do you have your 18 education units already?

  12. Yanie 2016/05/22 at 6:57 pm #

    Hello good evening..is the book still available?

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