Check Your Answers for Grammar Skills Test—Intermediate

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Updated on 8 March 2016

So, you want to know what your English grammar level is? You’ve come to the right place. This post will cover the answers and additional learning resources for “Grammar Skills Test—Intermediate.” The Intermediate test covers subject-verb agreement, modifiers, word order, tenses, conditionals, negative constructions, and auxiliary verbs.

Correct answers are highlighted. Links go to additional learning resources to help you continue improving.

Fill in the blanks to complete the sentences:

1 He was very busy so he ___ to the party.

  • went not
  • did not went
  • did not go
  • does not went

Subject(s) Tested: Negative construction, auxiliary verbs

2 Do you want to return it or ___ it for another one?

  • exchange
  • cash

Subject(s) Tested: Word choice

[num value=3] The moral of the story is, “___ much pride leads to destruction.”

  • Very
  • [key]Too
  • How

Subject(s) Tested: Intensifying modifiers

4 What’s the correct word order?

  • We decided to go on a picnic.
  • We to go on a picnic decided.

Subject(s) Tested: Word order

5 Which sentence is correct?

  • She stroked with her hand his back.
  • She stroked his back with her hand.

Subject(s) Tested: Word order

6 His kids are ___ students.

  • well
  • good

Subject(s) Tested: Adjectives and adverbs

7 It goes without ___ that John is the best student in his class.

  • saying
  • say
  • telling
  • tell

Subject(s) Tested: Verb conjugation (continuous)

8 Look at the ___ baby.

  • sleeping
  • asleep

Subject(s) Tested: Verb conjugation (continuous)

9 Please call me back later. I can’t speak right now because I _________ an English lesson.

  • had
  • have had
  • am having
  • am going to have

Both answers are correct.

“I’m having” is correct if you get the call during the lesson. Though, it is more common to simply say “I’m in an English lesson.”

“I’m going to have” is useful when you know that you have the lesson coming up and there is not enough time to chat.

Subject(s) Tested: Verb conjugation, auxiliary verbs, perfect form

10 While on holiday in the USA, every night we ______ in a different city.

  • stay
  • are stay
  • staying
  • are staying

Subject(s) Tested: Verb conjugation

11 How much ____ do you pay a month?

  • fees
  • rent
  • rental
  • lodging

Subject(s) Tested: Word choice

12 If the temperature falls below 0° C, water ___ into ice.

  • turned
  • turns
  • would turn
  • turn

Subject(s) Tested: Verb conjugation, conditionals

13 If she had studied harder, she ___ the test.

  • would have passed
  • would pass
  • would passed
  • passed

Subject(s) Tested: Conditionals

14 Would you like ____________ fruit?

  • much/li>
  • some
  • more
  • many

“Some” is used if you are offering someone fruit for the first time.

“More” is used if you have already given some fruit and want to offer another portion.

Subject(s) Tested: Quantifying modifiers

15 You can’t turn here. You _______ turn left there.

  • must
  • will
  • could
  • have to

Subject(s) Tested: Modal verbs

Learn more: Helping verbs Negative construction Intensifying modifiers Adverb overuse Past perfect Conditionals Modal verbs

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