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Grammar Cloze

In this article, we will be learning about the Grammar Cloze component.

You will be provided with a passage and some words that are labelled with letters. You will be expected to fill in the blanks with the correct letter, and you should use each word only ONCE. So, let's start with grammar cloze practice questions.

 

Practice Questions

Passage 1:
Read the following passage carefully. Choose from the words given in the box and fill in each blank with the correct word. Write its letter (A to C) in the corresponding blank.
You should answer all questions. Use each word once only.

Tyler was fascinated by (1) __________ crime scene investigation TV show. (2) __________ show’s unpredictable plot and interesting characters captivated Tyler. He would watch this TV show every day without fail. He was so inspired that he wanted to be (3) __________ FBI agent when he grew up.

  1. a
  2. the
  3. an

Question 1: 

Fill in the (1) blank.

Answer:

1) a

Explanation:

The correct answer to this question is option (1) - “a”. 

 

Question 2:

Fill in the (2) blank.

Answer:

2) the

Explanation:

The correct answer to this question is option (2) - “the" as we are talking about a specific show that Tyler likes.

 

Question 3:

Fill in the (3) blank.

Answer:

3) an

Explanation:

The correct answer to this question is option (3) - “an”.

 

Passage 2:
Read the following passage carefully. Choose from the words given in the box and fill in each blank with the correct word. Write its letter (A to H) in the corresponding blank.
You should answer all questions and use each word once only.

“Daddy is not (1) __________ home for my birthday,” sighed Joshua. “Don’t worry, I’m sure he (2) __________. He’s trying his best to get an early flight home,” reassured his mother. He thought about his classmates. At least they (3) __________ to his party. Suddenly, he saw a familiar figure holding a suitcase and walking towards him. He couldn’t believe his eyes. “Daddy! You (4) __________!” Joshua gasped in delight.

(A) will come (B) came (C) coming
(D) would be coming (E) has been coming (F) are coming
(G) comes (H) have been coming

 

Question 4:

Fill in the (1) blank.

Answer:

C) coming

Explanation:

The correct answer to this question is option (C) - “coming” because the event (“Daddy is not coming home for my birthday”) will take place in the future and has not happened. 

 

Question 5: 

Fill in the (2) blank.

Answer:

A) will come

Explanation:

The correct answer to this question is option (A) - “will come” because the event (“I’m sure he will come”) will also be taking place in the future and has not happened currently.

 

Question 6:

Fill in the (3) blank.

Answer:

D) would be coming

Explanation:

The correct answer to this question is option (D) - “would be coming” as the event (“At least they would be coming to his party”) has not taken place yet and will be taking place in the future.

 

Question 7: 

Fill in the (4) blank.

Answer:

B) came

Explanation:

The correct answer to this question is option (B) - “came”. He couldn’t believe his eyes. “Daddy! You came!” Joshua gasped in delight.

 

Question 8:

Frogs have existed for a very long time. Currently, there are close to 8,300 species __________ frogs in the world.

  1. on
  2. of
  3. in
  4. from

Answer:

2) of

Explanation:

The correct answer to this question is option (2) - "of". As we are talking about frogs and their different types in the question, we will be writing "8,300 species of frogs” or types of frogs.

 

Question 9:

When she chanced __________ a job listing put up __________ a marketing company, Melanie applied for it.

  1. on ... by
  2. on ... upon
  3. upon ... on
  4. upon ... by

Answer:

4) upon ... by

Explanation:

The correct word to use in the first blank is "upon". "Chanced upon" means to come across something or to find something. "Chanced" means unplanned, and the correct word to use with "chanced" is "upon". The correct word to use in the second blank is "by", as we need to see here who has put up the advertisement/listing for the job, which is why we will use the word "by" in the second blank. So, the correct answer to this question is option (4) - "upon ... by".

 

Test Your Concepts

Answer the following questions based on the concepts we’ve covered in this article. If you get stuck, revisit the relevant section to revise the concepts.

Question 1:

It’s easy for us to take technology for granted. Because __________ see these things daily, most of us don’t stop to think about how fascinating our devices really are.

  1. I
  2. you
  3. we
  4. they

 

Question 2:

There are numerous forms of exercise. One of them is __________. I myself began to __________ at the age of six.

  1. sailing ... sail
  2. sailing ... sailing
  3. sail ... sail
  4. sail ... sailing

 

Question 3:

“Mother, are you thirsty? __________ I get you something to drink?” Sally stood patiently, awaiting her mother’s response.

  1. Shall
  2. Will
  3. Would
  4. Must

 

Question 4:

Giant Squids are one of the largest sea creatures out there. They __________ about 900 kilograms and are almost 10 meters long.

  1. Grows
  2. Weighs
  3. Grow
  4. Weigh

 

Question 5:

The promise __________ a better life is an exciting thing for many. However, it is nothing more __________ just a dream unless we put in effort.

  1. than ... of
  2. in ... than
  3. of ... than
  4. than ... in

 


 

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