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QUESTION 1
 
Name the punctuation marks on either side of the underlined words.
 
The Roman general — whose name was Marcus Agrippa — was famous for his cunning.
 
                         hyphens            dashes  
 
           brackets            commas  
 

 
QUESTION 2
 
Show which sentence below is written in Standard English.
 
                                          Jim weren't here when I arrived.
 
                         Oliver has done very bad in his exam.
 
                         Both knights was exhausted after the battle.
 
                         I'm afraid that I might have made a mistake.
 

 
QUESTION 3
 
Select the correct suffix to make an adverb from the word below.
 
deceit
 
                         ful            fully  
 
           ness            ous  
 

 
QUESTION 4
 
Identify the type of word underlined in the following sentence.
 
Kelly is extremely successful, yet she still feels the need to work hard.
 
                         a preposition            an adverb  
 
           a determiner            a conjunction  
 

 
QUESTION 5
 
Show which one sentence must end with an exclamation mark.
 
                                   The magician conjured three rabbits out of his hat
 
                         Did you see the programme about magicians yesterday
 
                         That magic show was unbelievable
 
                         For centuries, people have believed in magic
 

 
QUESTION 6
 
Which sentence below uses the colon correctly?
 
                     Rufus forgot to pack: several things, his toothbrush, clean socks, his phone charger and a comb.
 
                         Rufus forgot to pack several things: his toothbrush, clean socks, his phone charger, and a comb.
 
                         Rufus forgot to pack several things his: toothbrush, clean socks, his phone charger and a comb.
 
                         Rufus forgot to pack several things his toothbrush: clean socks his phone charger and a comb.
 

 
QUESTION 7
 
Identify the word that contains an apostrophe of possession.
 
I'm not sure that it's the right thing to do,
but we've no choice if we are to save the prince's life!
 
                         I'm            it's  
 
           we've            prince's  
 

 
QUESTION 8
 
Show whether the sentence below is written in the
present perfect or in the past perfect.
 
I've asked Julia to drive me to the station.
 
                         present perfect            past perfect  
 

 
QUESTION 9
 
Which part of the sentence below is the subordinate clause?
 
If what you are saying is true, we must call the police straight away.
 
                         what you are saying is true            If what you are saying is true  
 
           we must call the police            the police straight away  
 

 
QUESTION 10
 
Select the correct antonym for the following word.
 
impoverished
 
                         poor            underfed  
 
           inaccurate            wealthy  
 
           complicated            obscure  
 

 

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