Diagnostic Grammar Test  - Section Three

The purpose of this test is to enable you to spot your weak points as well as your strong points in English. You can then use what you learn about your English from doing this test to remedy or practice where necessary. At the end of each test section you can total your score and get feedback. 

This is the third of three parts. Choose the correct answer from the drop down boxes or fill in the gaps. 

  Section 3:

  1. By 2008 there have been satellites in space for 50 years.
  2. Hairdressers recommend that you your hair cut every 6 weeks or so.
  3. If North and South Korea reunited, it will be...
  4. ...the first time families  able to communicate freely since the 1950s.
  5.  the rain, the Handover of Hong Kong  from Britain to China...
  6.                                                                                                 ...in 1997   went without a hitch.
  7. Millions of people watched Chris Patten and Jiang Xemin their speeches.
  8. The scene around the world .
  9. I was in Holland at the time, but I wish I here to see it in person.
  10. You didn't see it yourself,

 

 

 

 Section 3:

Section 3 Q1: The correct answer is: By 2008  there will have been satellites in space for 50 years

and you chose  .

For a detailed explanation of the future perfect tense, see Michael Swan, Practical English Usage #224 page 217 and/or Raymond Murphy,  English Grammar in Use, Unit 24.

 

 

Section3 Q2: The correct answer is: Hairdressers recommend that you have your hair cut every 6 weeks or so.

and you chose  .

For a detailed explanation of 'have+ object + verb form,  see Michael Swan, Practical English Usage #242 page 232 and/or Raymond Murphy,  English Grammar in Use, Unit 45.

 

Section3 Q3: The correct answer is: If North and South Korea are reunited, it will be...

  and you chose  .

For a detailed explanation of the present passive, see Michael Swan, Practical English Usage  #407 page 407  and/or Raymond Murphy,  English Grammar in Use, Unit 41.

 

 

Section3 Q4: The correct answer is: ...the first time families   will have been able to communicate freely since the 1950s.

  and you chose  .

For a detailed explanation of the future perfect tense, see Michael Swan, Practical English Usage #224 page 217 and/or Raymond Murphy,  English Grammar in Use, Unit 24.

 

 

Section3 Q5: The correct answer is: Despite the rain, the Handover of Hong Kong  from Britain to China...

  and you chose  .

For a detailed explanation of conjunctions, see Michael Swan, Practical English Usage  #142-3 page 129  and/or Raymond Murphy,  English Grammar in Use, Unit 112.

 

Section3 Q6: The correct answer is: ...in 1997   went off without a hitch.

  and you chose  .

For a detailed explanation of two word phrasal verbs, see Michael Swan, Practical English Usage  #582 page 607  and/or Raymond Murphy,  English Grammar in Use, Units 135-136.

 

Section3 Q7: The correct answer is: Millions of people watched Chris Patten and Jiang Xemin making their speeches.

  and you chose  .

For a detailed explanation of the 'ing' form, see Michael Swan, Practical English Usage  #290 page 277  and/or Raymond Murphy,  English Grammar in Use, Unit 66.

 

Section3 Q8: The correct answer is: The scene was broadcast around the world .

  and you chose  .

For a detailed explanation of the past passive, see Michael Swan, Practical English Usage  #407 page 407  and/or Raymond Murphy,  English Grammar in Use, Unit 41.

 

Section3 Q9: The correct answer is: I was in Holland at the time, but I wish I had been here to see it in person.

  and you chose  .

For a detailed explanation of the past perfect tense, see Michael Swan, Practical English Usage # 421 page 426 and/or Raymond Murphy,  English Grammar in Use, Units 15.

 

Section3 Q10: The correct answer is: You didn't see it yourself, did you?

  and you chose  .

For a detailed explanation, see Michael Swan, Practical English Usage   #465 page 478  and/or Raymond Murphy,  English Grammar in Use, Unit 51.