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Grammar Quiz Answer Key

Here are some notes and explanations for the correct answers to our grammar quiz.

1. A preposition is always followed by a "noun".
TRUE, if by "noun" we include noun groups, pronouns, proper nouns etc.

2. Phrasal verbs always consist of two words.
FALSE "I can't put up with people who are always right. I just can't get on with them."

3. The past tense of "must" is "musted".
FALSE Must has no past tense. "I had to go to hospital yesterday."

4. The verb "to think" is never used in continuous tenses.
FALSE "I was thinking about what you said. I think you're right."

5. Questions always use an auxiliary verb.
FALSE "Am I right or am I right?"

6. "Used to doing" and "used to do" mean approximately the same thing.
FALSE "When I came to France I was not used to driving on the right but I soon got used to it. I am also used to driving on the left because I used to live in England."

7. The word "people" is always uncountable.
FALSE "The Germans and the French are two great peoples."

8. The shortest possible sentence contains a subject, a verb and an object.
FALSE "Think!"

9. The main verb and the direct object are not normally separated.
TRUE "He drives his car fast."

10. The auxiliary verb "to do" is never used in the present simple affirmative.
FALSE "I do apologise for being right."