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Grammar Mastery Review

Pronoun Usage
Correct the problems with pronoun usage in the following sentences by typing the correct pronoun in the space provided.   Some of these sentences are correct.  For those that are correct, type a “C” in the space provided.
Exercises 1-5 insert the correct pronoun(s).
 

 1. 

Everyone in the camera club has __________ own camera.
 

 

 2. 

Alan or Marc left __________ homework on the bus.
 

 

 3. 

Nobody in our family forgets to wear ___________ seat belt when riding in the car.
 

 

 4. 

One of the men brought _____________ puppy on the train.
 

 

 5. 

Our town had __________ centennial celebration last week.
 

 

 6. 

Ronaldo and Katzuoa always go to his gymnastic classes.
 

 

 7. 

Either Nora or Rosa will invite their mother to the open house.
 

 

 8. 

One person left their hat on the seat.
 

 

 9. 

The banana plantation ships much of their fruit to other countries.
 

 

 10. 

The train stopped four times on his way to the plantation.
 

 

 11. 

Awards were given to two students, him and me.
 

 

 12. 

The extra tickets are for Fiona and I.
 

 

 13. 

Delores and him are in charge of our reunion in tweny-five years.
 

 

 14. 

Terra and them are picking objects for the time capsule.
 

 

 15. 

Perry exercises more than either John or I.
 

 

 16. 

Him and me cheered Brandon and them after every goal.
 

 

 17. 

Nora is a much stronger swimmer than him.
 

 

 18. 

Are you as unhappy about moving as me?
 

 

 19. 

Neither of the boys brought his flashlight.
 

 
 

Verb Usage

Correct the problems with verb usage in the following sentences by typing the correct form of the verb in the space provided. Some of these sentences are correct. For those that are correct, type a C in the space provided.

 

 20. 

Everybody in the science class have seen that movie.
 

 

 21. 

Either Yori or Sheila have extra flyers.
 

 

 22. 

Blocks and a drum is all a two-year-old child needs for entertainment.
 

 

 23. 

Pencil or pens writes equally well on this type of paper.
 

 

 24. 

Do Erica or Han-Ling cast the last vote?
 

 

 25. 

Both salsa and gazpacho requires tomatoes as ingredients.
 

 

 26. 

Neither pencil and paper or a calculator were available.
 

 

 27. 

All of them wants to go with you.
 

 

 28. 

Jordan’s sketch and Meg’s painting was finished.
 

 

 29. 

Scissors and paper does need to be on the list.
 

 

 30. 

(know) How long have you ________ Giorgio?
 

 

 31. 

(lie) No one found the diary, which ________ right on the desk.
 

 

 32. 

(go) Sarah __________ to the bank yesterday.
 

 

 33. 

(teach) Who ___________ Raphael how to play the flute?
 

 

 34. 

(swim) Yesterday, Gaston ___________ fifty-two laps in the pool.
 

 

 35. 

(ride) Have you ever _________ on a monorail?
 

 

 36. 

(lie) The trunk of old costumes had __________ forgotten in the attic for a long time.
 

 

 37. 

(sting) When two bees _________ Lynn, she had an allergic reaction.
 

 

 38. 

(swim) Robinson Crusoe had __________ to the shipwreck to get supplies.
 

 
 

Errors in Usage
Most of the following sentences contain errors in usage. I have underlined the areas for you to consider for correction. Write the correction in the box provided, or put a "C" if the sentence contains no error.

 

 39. 

We should of  left earlier
 

 

 40. 

Thomas Edison discovered the electric light.
 

 

 41. 

Did that hurricane affect your town?
 

 

 42. 

Mika sat on the lawn between the dandelions.
 

 

 43. 

When we checked the returns, we were surprised that less people donated money this month than last month.
 

 

 44. 

I searched everywhere for books about Indira Gandhi, a former prime minister of India.
 

 

 45. 

Samuel and Liona ought to of studied harder for their grammar quiz.
 

 

 46. 

I could of won the race if only I hadn’t gotten a cramp.
 

 

 47. 

I was so tired of climbing that I couldn’t hardly make it up the hill
 

 

 48. 

When I found out I had been nominated for an award, I gladly excepted the invitation to attend the ceremony.
 

 

Multiple Choice
The following paragraph has errors in both subject-verb agreement and pronoun-antecedent agreement.  The paragraph on the grammar mastery will also have tense shifts, however, none are present in this paragraph. Choose the correct answer from the list of choices.  At least one sentence has no error.

(1) My entire family visit Nara every summer.  (2) Everybody look forward to this trip.  (3) My father and grandfather always plays Go for one evening.  (4) Neither my mother nor my grandmother enjoy the game.  (5) She both prefer to walk through the streets of Nara.  (6) During the day we all likes to wander in the park.  (7)Each of us has their favotire part of the park.  (8) Grandfather and Grandmother always spends an hour or two at the statue of Buddha.  (9) The most interesting part for me are all the people from many nations.  (10) Everyone in the family tries to guess a person’s home country.
 

 49. 

In sentence (1), which revision is most needed?
a.
Change “entire” to “complete”
b.
Change “family visit” to “family visits”
c.
Change “My” to “Mine”
d.
NO ERROR
 

 50. 

In sentence (2), which revision is most needed?
a.
Change “Everybody” to “Anybody”
b.
Change “forward” to “ahead”
c.
Change “look” to “looks”
d.
NO ERROR
 

 51. 

In sentence (3), which revision is most needed?
a.
Change “plays” to “play”
b.
Change “father and grandfather” to “granfather and father”
c.
Change “always” to “most often”
d.
NO ERROR
 

 52. 

In sentence (4), which revision is most needed?
a.
Change “Neither” to “either”
b.
Change “nor” to “or”
c.
Change “enjoy” to “enjoys”
d.
NO ERROR
 

 53. 

In sentence (5), which revision is most needed?
a.
Change “prefer” to “would rather”
b.
Change “she” to “they”
c.
Change “streets of Nara” to “avenues of Nara”
d.
NO ERROR
 

 54. 

In sentence (6), which revision is most needed?
a.
Change “During the day” to “Sometimes”
b.
Change “we” to “they”
c.
Change “likes” to “like”
d.
NO ERROR
 

 55. 

In sentence (7), which revision is most needed?
a.
Change “their” to “his or her”
b.
Change “their” to “our”
c.
Change “Each” to “Some”
d.
NO ERROR
 

 56. 

In sentence (8), which revision is most needed?
a.
Change “Grandfather and Grandmother” to “Grandpa and Grandma”
b.
Change “spends” to “spend”
c.
Change “an hour or two at” to “an hour or 2 at”
d.
NO ERROR
 

 57. 

In sentence (9), which revision is most needed?
a.
Change “the most interesting” to “the interestingest”
b.
Change “all the people” to “all of the people”
c.
Change “are” to “is”
d.
NO ERROR
 

 58. 

In sentence (10), which revision is most needed?
a.
Change “person’s” to “persons”
b.
Change “tries” to “try”
c.
Change “Everyone” to “Some of us”
d.
NO ERROR
 



 
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