Grammar and Vocabulary Test

Find out how good you are at English grammar with this multiple choice test. This basic grammar practice test contains 60 questions and the explanations of the correct answers. Don’t forget to read the instruction before you start. After answering a question, click the “Continue” button to move to the next one.

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Urbane means most nearly:
Mrs Brown's death came as no surprise, as she was said _____ ill for a long time.
Although we had tickets, we _________ for an hour.
I can't decide _____ to move in with my boyfriend.
The government's reforms did much to ameliorate the people's living standards.
Neither she nor her friend ______ invited to the party.
Much of what the speaker said was off the point.
I didn't _____ to see Allen when I was in New York.
It is very unpleasant to be with someone who constantly makes flippant remarks.
The leaders attempted to have the people do away with extravagant fiesta celebrations.
I can't park here. That motorbike is ____ the way.
The incumbent governor in his province became the target for accusations of vacillating leadership.
_____ me to your mother when you are in London.
Your husband was a bit out of control at the party, to ____ mildly.
The confusion ______ the discovery of the body made everybody lose track of time.
I'd like to change 100 dollars __________ pesos, please.
The farmer's winsome daughter became the wife of the newly-elected town mayor.
`To listen to a person's blandishments means most nearly to listen to his:
Is that sweater __________?
Where __________ you live when you were a child?
Do you mind __________ I open the window?
_____ any further information, do not hesitate to contact me.
It's not so much his looks I don't like ____ his inability to listen.
__________ was the weather like when you were on holiday?
____ I hadn't been expecting any visitors, I was wearing pajamas when the doorbell rang.
Are you __________ get up soon?
He always gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning, _____ on holiday.
Let's sleep on it, _____ we?
I don't know __________ people at this party, do you?
The thing ______ I love the most about him is his smile.
If your invitations are met with repeated ______ , you should just leave him alone.
Prices are too high and they will remain _____ until inflation comes down.
When I asked him ______ the keys , Bob said he had no idea where they were.
Your shirt is dirty, I don't think it will _____ for the wedding.
I think you should let your daughter ______ over at Judy's.
It took a long time _______ accepted.
It was a situation law abiding citizens could not put up with.
Miriam left her husband after a ______ row.
There are strict rules against students ____ their mobile phones at the school premises.
I'd __________ play football than watch it.
Palpable means most nearly:
Because I have lived in the city since I was ten years old, I find myself wanting to escape from the humdrum of urban living.
There are more _____ than last year.
There was a bedlam in the courtroom after the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
Knowing he was late, he _________ .
The actress was extremely reticent about her personal affairs.
Little by little, the helpless victim sank into the mud.
He's one of the most hated men in history, despite _______ anything really bad.
I've never __________ to the USA.
This could have hardly _____ better- we sealed the deal and signed the contract.
The project was left in abeyance for the time being.
My aunt __________ on the ice and broke her leg.
To say that a witness gives a graphic account of a crime means most nearly that he gives account which is:
My sister and her boyfriend are getting __________ next year.
It was an experience to be remembered.
Have you seen Gone with the Wind? ______ it's a very good film.
Maria gave ______________________________ for his birthday.
My grandfather was never _____ apologize to anyone.
It is not prudent to approach strangers found in isolated spots.
There's no point _______ the kids. They're old enough to look after themselves.
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