English Test Key

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1. Which word in the following sentence is a proper noun?
"My name is Rita."   Rita

2. Complete the simile in the following sentence:
"They weren't rude to me at all; in fact they were as nice as ________ ."  pie

3. How many of the words in the following sentence should start with a capital letter?
The Prime Minister visited St Mary’s Primary School and chatted with the staff and students.   7

4. What is a baby horse called?   A foal

5. "He can speak French very well." What kind of word is 'well'?   adverb

6. How many verbs are there in the following sentence?
"They were in Scotland last week."  1 (were)

7. Add 'LE', 'EL', ‘IL’ or 'AL' to the end of FLANN_____ to make a correctly spelt word.  EL

8. Identify the misspelt word:  buisness > BUSINESS

9. What is the plural form of the noun 'phenomenon'?  phenomena

10. How many verbs are in the following sentence?
"I want to go there as well."   2 (want / go)

11. Rearrange the letters DGONI to make the name of an Australian dog.  DINGO

12. Which sentence below has the correct punctuation?  I blurted out, “Are you joking?”

13. Identify which of the following words is most opposite in meaning to 'subsequent'  previous

14. Identify the misspelt word:  aquire > ACQUIRE

15. Which punctuation mark is missing from the following sentence?
"After youve finished you can go."  apostrophe (you've)

16. Complete this sentence: "Look, you can see the sun ______________"  going down.

17. Which punctuation mark is wrong in the following sentence?
"She asked me if I'd always liked, living in London."  comma

18. Complete this sentence: "My car ________________ tomorrow."  is being repaired

19. Identify the misspelt word:  anceint > ANCIENT

20. Identify the pronouns in this sentence: "He told you and so did I."  He / you / I

21. Complete this sentence: "I ______________________ by 9 pm."  should be arriving

22. Identify the misspelt word:  pronounciation > PRONUNCIATION

23. Identify the conjunction in this sentence: "I wanted to go but I couldn't."   but

24. Complete this sentence: "They don't mind _______________"   walking.

25. Which verb is closest in meaning to the verb 'WILT'?  DROOP

26. Complete this sentence: "I was over the ____________ when I heard the good news."  moon

27. Identify the spelling mistake in this sentence: Many people who past by stopped to admire the gorgeous green shoots.  past

28. Which of the sentences below includes a preposition?  It is entirely up to you.

29. How many punctuation marks are missing in the following sentence?
"I think its time I left.   2 - apostrophe in it's / closing speech marks

30. Complete this sentence: "There was a large _______ of fish in the river."  shoal

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