ACT English: Grammar and Usage Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

Identify the error in the following sentence:

All government representatives must keep in contact with his or her constituents.

Question 2 2.

Which word would make the following sentence grammatically correct?

'Students should check with their teachers before you leave the classroom.'

Question 3 3.

Which pronouns are found in the following sentence?

'I kept telling her that we would go back for Elmo, but I knew we had left him behind. '

Question 4 4.

Why is 'these' a demonstrative adjective in the following sentence?

These clothes are really old and dirty.

Question 5 5. At first, Janice couldn't believe that her and Emily were suspects.

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Question 6 6. In the sentence, 'Sixty-five percent of the tulips in this field are white', the subject-verb agreement is:

Question 7 7. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

Question 8 8. Choose the sentence that contains a faulty collective ownership error.

Question 9 9. Martha is a chronic procrastinator: five minutes after she was supposed to leave, she'll still be running around frantic trying to get everything together.

Question 10 10. Relative clauses perform the following functions EXCEPT that _____.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following indicates that a verb should be singular?

Question 12 12.

Identify the verb or verbs in the following sentence:

She poured a drink for herself and took a very long sip.

Question 13 13. Practicing my time-travel skills for a few more weeks, finally I figured out how to choose where I wanted to end up.

Question 14 14.

Choose the option that corrects the following faulty collective ownership error.

All of the dogs at the animal shelter have to wear a collar.

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT a correct pair of correlatives?

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Question 16 16.

Choose the option that corrects the following faulty collective ownership error.

All of the people on my street have a nice yard.

Question 17 17.

In the following sentence, _____ is the subject noun and _____ is the verb.

'The two girls, as they stroll past the park, hear the faint sound of church bells chiming the hour.'

Question 18 18. I've painted with every shade of pink imaginable - petal pink, baby pink, rose pink, fuscia, hot pink - but I still think that cherry blossom pink is prettier.

Question 19 19. The detective and his assistant Steve got to work on the case right away, and he found an important clue hidden in the third floor bathroom.

Question 20 20.

Which pronoun would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

I have talked to your teachers and your bosses, and ________ said that you've been doing a great job.

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Question 21 21. When I finally got home after my adventure, I promised myself that I will never time-travel again, a promise that lasted about a week.

Question 22 22. If my alarm clock doesn't ring really annoying in the morning, I just turn it off and go back to sleep.

Question 23 23.

Pick the best replacement for the underlined portion of this sentence:

Either guests must carry a GPS device; alternately, they sign a waiver to show that they understand the dangers of going into the wilderness without a way to find them in an emergency.

Question 24 24. The investigators required each student to carry their school ID at all times.

Question 25 25. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

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Question 26 26.

Why is business the only subject in the following sentence?

The business with the casino owner and the oil tycoon was shady.

Question 27 27. Allen took apart the old radiator quickly but careful.

Question 28 28. In the dance competition, all the judges agreed that Marissa's footwork was better than anything else they'd ever seen.

Question 29 29. Which of the following sentences has multiple subjects?

Question 30 30.

Which pronoun or pronouns would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

Every child in the class finished all of _____ homework.

ACT English: Grammar and Usage Chapter Exam Instructions

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