Grammar exam: type sentences and complete field examples

a)-Choose the right answer

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1. Pauline and Bruno have a big argument every summer over where they should spend their summer vacation.

A. Simple Sentence

B. Compound Sentence

C. Complex Sentence =>(subordinating conjunctions are once, while, when, whenever, where, wherever, before, and after.)

D. Compound-Complex Sentence

2. Pauline loves to go to the beach and spend her days sunbathing.

A. Simple Sentence

B. Compound Sentence

C. Complex Sentence

D. Compound-Complex Sentence

3. Bruno, on the other hand, likes the view that he gets from the log cabin up in the mountains, and he enjoys hiking in the forest.

A. Simple Sentence

B. Compound Sentence

C. Complex Sentence

D. Compound-Complex Sentence

4. Pauline says there is nothing relaxing about chopping wood, swatting mosquitoes, and cooking over a woodstove.

A. Simple Sentence

B. Compound Sentence

C. Complex Sentence

D. Compound-Complex Sentence

5. Bruno dislikes sitting on the beach; he always gets a nasty sunburn.

A. Simple Sentence

B. Compound Sentence

C. Complex Sentence

D. Compound-Complex Sentence

6. Bruno tends to get bored sitting on the beach, watching the waves, getting sand in his swimsuit, and reading detective novels for a week.

A. Simple Sentence

B. Compound Sentence

C. Complex Sentence

D. Compound-Complex Sentence

7. This year, after a lengthy, noisy debate, they decided to take separate vacations.

A. Simple Sentence

B. Compound Sentence

C. Complex Sentence

D. Compound-Complex Sentence

8. Bruno went to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and Pauline went to Cape Cod.

A. Simple Sentence

B. Compound Sentence

C. Complex Sentence

D. Compound-Complex Sentence

9. Although they are 250 miles apart, they keep in constant contact on the internet.

A. Simple Sentence

B. Compound Sentence

C. Complex Sentence

D. Compound-Complex Sentence

10. Bruno took the desktop computer that he uses at work, and Pauline sits on the beach with her laptop computer, which she connects to the internet with a cellular phone.

A. Simple Sentence

B. Compound Sentence

C. Complex Sentence

D. Compound-Complex Sentence

b) -Put the verbs in brackets in the right tense.

It is 5 o’clock in the morning and Grandma ________________________ (just-come) home.

Grandpa: I ________________ you to stay at home before I ______________to bed last night! Where ________________? (tell – go – be/you)

Dad: What __________________________ all night long? Grandpa ___________________ for you all night. (you-do; wait)

Grandma: Well, I _________________ to the new nightclub yesterday evening and I _________________ a lot of fun. (go – have)

Grandpa: I _________________ for my pills last night when Jim _____________________ in and ______________ me that you __________________ out. (wait – come – tell – go).

Mom: And you ________________ rather tired all day yesterday because you _________________ football all afternoon. (look – play)

Grandma: Why _______________________ at me like that? You __________________ the children. (you/shout – wake)  Little Betsy comes in.

Betsy: Hi, Granny, we ______________________ you to a party tonight, all right? (take)

Grandma: When ___________________________? (the party/begin)

Dad (sarcastically): What ________________________ at the party all the time? ___________________________ (you /drink – dance)

Grandpa (angrily): And by midnight you _______________________ dead! You _______________ a grandmother! (drop – be)

Everybody ____________________. Suddenly they all ________________ quiet. Where _________________________ ? (shout – become – Grandma/go)

Betsy: She _________________________ to bed ten minutes ago. (go)

If-clauses, mixed types

Look at those dark clouds. If it _____________________ this afternoon, I ________________ soaked. (rain / get)

Yesterday was a fine day. We ___________________________ to have the picnic if it __________________ (be able-neg/ rain)

If it ____________________ this afternoon Pete ______________________ soaked because he didn’t take his umbrella. But the weather looks fine. (rain – get)

This gas is a deadly poison. What steps ________________________ if it ___________________? (take/you – escape) – Large ones.

What _____________________ different for you if you _________________ ten years older right now? (be – be)

Your friend’s birthday is next week. What ___________________ if you __________________ to give her a present, Mr Forgetful? (she- do/ forget)

If Wanja ___________________________ to the North Pole instead of to Australia he _________________ to pack a lot more clothes. (go -need)

If Julia ____________________ to buy all her clothes in America, and I bet she does! – she _______________ travel with empty suitcases. (want – must)

We _____________________ very happy if Anne, Puja and Caroline _______________ us. (always be – visit)

The fat man ____________________ to see his feet if he ____________________ so much, but now it is impossible for him. (be – eat-neg)

c)-Put into reported speech.

Ted has visited his rich aunt. Now he is writing to his wife telling her what Aunt Roberta had said to him.

“I am in very poor health. My teeth are aching. Last Friday I broke my arm and this stupid doctor wasn’t able to fix it properly. My cats go hungry because I haven’t been able to buy cat food. Will I ever be better again? I am going to see a new doctor tomorrow. Come here tomorrow morning and drive me there! Don’t be late! When have you ever been punctual? I won’t leave you any money if you don’t look after me properly!”

(Dear Jane,

Guess what Aunt Roberta said to me yesterday! She told me that….)

d)-Articles: Insert a / an or the where necessary.

________ school is over at 12:45.

______school is in _____ Elm Street.

______ new school is what we need in Idstein.

Kathleen, _____ young Irish girl, fell in love with Simon, ____ Protestant.

Simon had to become ____ Catholic because they wanted to marry.

He studied all about _______ Catholicism and he went to ____ church every Sunday.

But then he didn’t marry Kathleen after all – he became ____ priest.

There was a____ man in ______ High Street. ____ man was wearing _____ pink pants. ____ pink pants were much too short. And anyway, _____ pink pants are ugly.

______ alcohol can be ____ very dangerous drug.

I am interested in ____ history, especially _____ history of England.

My aunt liv
ed on _____ ground floor of ____ old house on ____ River Thames. She was very much afraid of ____ burglars and always locked up ____ house carefully before she went to ____ bed.

Use inversion

She has never crossed the street without looking left or right. – Never _____________

I am not going to take this money from you. – On no account ______________

She realized that her money was gone. – Only later _______

I will not give in! – Under no circumstances ___

She spends a lot of money, she even cheats on her husband. – Not only ____________

The Spice Girls don’t often appear on stage these days – Rarely __________

I would never have expected you to pay the money back. – Never __________

I had not thought that this test would be difficult. – On no account ____

I rarely get the chance to do what I really like. – Rarely _____________________

This metal cannot be found anywhere else in the world. – Nowhere else in the world _____________

e)-Check our correction :

01) First task

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Conjunctions include comparison, place manner, time, place, and reason..
  1. Pauline and Bruno have a big argument every summer over where they should spend their summer vacation.
    A. Simple Sentence
    B. Compound Sentence
    C. Complex Sentence
    D. Compound-Complex Sentence
  2. Pauline loves to go to the beach and spend her days sunbathing.
    A. Simple Sentence
    B. Compound Sentence
    C. Complex Sentence
    D. Compound-Complex Sentence
  3. Bruno, on the other hand, likes the view that he gets from the log cabin up in the mountains, and he enjoys hiking in the forest.
    A. Simple Sentence
    B. Compound Sentence
    C. Complex Sentence
    D. Compound-Complex Sentence
  4. Pauline says there is nothing relaxing about chopping wood, swatting mosquitoes, and cooking over a woodstove.
    A. Simple Sentence
    B. Compound Sentence
    C. Complex Sentence
    D. Compound-Complex Sentence
  5. Bruno dislikes sitting on the beach; he always gets a nasty sunburn.
    A. Simple Sentence
    B. Compound Sentence
    C. Complex Sentence
    D. Compound-Complex Sentence
  6. Bruno tends to get bored sitting on the beach, watching the waves, getting sand in his swimsuit, and reading detective novels for a week.
    A. Simple Sentence
    B. Compound Sentence
    C. Complex Sentence
    D. Compound-Complex Sentence
  7. This year, after a lengthy, noisy debate, they decided to take separate vacations.
    A. Simple Sentence
    B. Compound Sentence
    C. Complex Sentence
    D. Compound-Complex Sentence
  8. Bruno went to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and Pauline went to Cape Cod.
    A. Simple Sentence
    B. Compound Sentence
    C. Complex Sentence
    D. Compound-Complex Sentence
  9. Although they are 250 miles apart, they keep in constant contact on the internet.
    A. Simple Sentence
    B. Compound Sentence
    C. Complex Sentence
    D. Compound-Complex Sentence
  10. Bruno took the desktop computer that he uses at work, and Pauline sits on the beach with her laptop computer, which she connects to the internet with a cellular phone.
    A. Simple Sentence
    B. Compound Sentence
    C. Complex Sentence
    D. Compound-Complex Sentence
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