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Check Your Answers for Grammar Skills Test—Starter

Updated on
December 16, 2020

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—Starter.” The Starter test covers Question formation, verb tense, prepositions, subject-verb agreement, and word order.

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

Fill in the blanks to complete the sentences:

1 ___ can you see? I can see three cats.

  • which
  • what

Subject(s) Tested: Question words

2 ___ is the sun? It’s in the sky.

  • What
  • Where

Subject(s) Tested: Question words

3 What __ she see? She can see a plane.

  • can
  • do

Subject(s) Tested: Question formation

4 Where ___ the students? They’re on the bus.

  • is
  • are

Subject(s) Tested: Question words, subject-verb agreement

5 Are you __ busy?

  • a
  • an
  • No word is needed.

Subject(s) Tested: Article use

6 What punctuation is needed?

Ms Jones went to dinner with Mr and Mrs Brown

  • period
  • question mark
  • exclamation mark

Subject(s) Tested: Punctuation

7 Please, call me ___ ten o’clock.

  • at
  • in
  • on
  • for
  • with

Subject(s) Tested: Common prepositions

8 ___ my stay in New York, I made a few friends.

  • During
  • At
  • On
  • While

Subject(s) Tested: Common prepositions

9 My uncle ___ in the center of town.

  • live
  • living
  • lives

Subject(s) Tested: Verb conjugation

10 What is the correct form of the word?

Are you good at ___ questions?

  • write
  • writing

Subject(s) Tested: Gerunds

11 Select the most natural word order for this sentence.

  • He told us an interesting story.
  • Us he told a story interesting.
  • Us he told an interesting story.
  • He told us a story interesting.

Subject(s) Tested: Word order

12 The train leaves ___ five minutes. Hurry up!

  • at
  • on
  • in

Subject(s) Tested: Common prepositions

13 Last night I went home and _______ TV for an hour.

  • heard
  • watched
  • listened to
  • looked at

Subject(s) Tested: Verb use, verb tense

14 I love _________ to music.

  • listening
  • watching
  • hearing
  • looking

Subject(s) Tested: Gerunds, verb tense

15 Which sentence is correct?

  • I’m going to make my homework.
  • Make the beds.
  • I need to remake the task.

Subject(s) Tested: Make/do use

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