[40 Test Answers] CSE Reviewer: English Grammar and Correct Usage

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CSE test questions on Grammar and Correct Usage

Directions: Choose the letter that corresponds to the word or phrase that will correctly complete each sentence.

Question 1. Czarmaine _____ remarkable poems even at her young age.
A. rites
B. rights
C. writes✅
D. write

Question 2. Being too _____ will undoubtedly make other men hate you.
A. vane
B. vain✅
C. vein
D. vanity

Question 3. Due to bad weather, the airline company decided _____ postpone the flight.
A. two
B. to✅
C. too
D. then

Question 4. Drunk driving was the reason for _____ accident.
A. their✅
B. they’re
C. there
D. there are

Question 5. May I _____ your Titanic compact disk?
A. borrow✅
B. lend
C. loan
D. credit

Question 6. _____ the three girls, the eldest is the most diligent.
A. Between
B. Among✅
C. In
D. By

Question 7. Exposure to air pollution will _____ your asthma.
A. cure
B. deteriorate
C. aggravate✅
D. annoy

Question 8. His ____ to Mount Apo was carefully documented.
A. assent
B. ascent✅
C. descent
D. decrease

Question 9. The children _____ the ill effects of war.
A. have borne✅
B. have born
C. has borne
D. had born

Question 10. The teachers distributed different _____ outlines for the students to follow.
A. coarse
B. corps
C. course✅
D. corpse

Question 11. Carl juggles oranges, ______ you?
A. why
B. may
C. should
D. can✅

Question 12. The refugees decided to _____ their homes because of the war.
A. desert✅
B. dessert
C. deserve
D. reserve

Question 13. My sister _____ to Zamboanga seven years ago.
A. migrated
B. migrating
C. immigrated✅
D. immigrating

Question 14. We used _____ sauce for the spaghetti last Sunday.
A. less✅
B. few
C. a number of
D. pieces of

Question 15. If we work together, we could finish this _____ in a short time.
A. piece✅
B. peace
C. please
D. peas

Question 16. When the Apartheid Policy was still in effect, The Blacks were _____ by the Whites.
A. praised
B. hailed
C. persecuted✅
D. prosecuted

Question 17. When we ____ the flag. we should all stand up.
A. rice
B. rise
C. risen
D. raise✅

Question 18. The DPWH crew worked _____ the night to repair the damaged bridge.
A. threw
B. through✅
C. trough
D. true

Question 19. _____ the leader of your group?
A. Who’s✅
B. Whose
C. Which

Question 20. The village elder told many interesting _____.
A. tale
B. tail
C. tails
D. tales✅

Question 21. Marty _____ Evelyn ______ to dinner.
A. asked-out✅
B. asked-after
C. called-out
D. called-up

Question 22. The celebrant ______ the candles after we sang.
A. blew off
B. blew up
C. blew out✅
D. blew over

Question 23. The secretary ______ due to stress.
A. broke even
B. broke out
C. broke in
D. broke down✅

Question 24. The Edsa People’s Revolution ______ the Marcos regime.
A. brought in
B. brought out
C. brought forth
D. brought down✅

Question 25. The unexpected ______ of vehicles along Marcos Highway caused heavy traffic.
A. build-up✅
B. build on
C. build in
D. build over

Question 26. After cleaning the entire house, I felt _____.
A. burned in
B. burned out✅
C. burned up
D. burned over

Question 27. The drug pushers tried to _____ the arresting cops.
A. buy-in
B. buy off✅
C. buy out
D. buy up

Question 28. The Cabinet meeting was _____ on account of the President’s ill health.
A. called in
B. called up
C. called out
D. called off✅

Question 29. The telenovela viewers cried helplessly when they got ______ by the tragedy that befell the main character.
A. carried out
B. carried away✅
C. carried over
D. carried on

Question 30. We should ______ on our expenditures and spend only on our needs.
A. cut short
B. cut up
C. cut back✅
D. cut out

Question 31. People of all races should try to ______ with each other.
A. get round
B. get along✅
C. get at
D. get over

Question 32. We should grow wiser as time ______.
A. goes along
B. goes by✅
C. goes down
D. goes through

Question 33. The partying teens were told to _____ the noise.
A. hold down✅
B. hold forth
C. hold on
D. hold with

Question 34. A gust of strong wind ______ the old wooden swing.
A. knocked around
B. knocked back
C. knocked down✅
D. knocked out

Question 35. A number of factory workers were ______ due to retrenchment.
A. laid aside
B. laid away
C. laid of✅
D. laid out

Question 36. We should never ______ people with disabilities for they also have the right to live.
A. look down on✅
B. look forward to
C. look out to
D. look up to

Question 37. Stop _____ your younger brother so he will stop crying.
A. picking at
B. picking on✅
C. picking out
D. picking up

Question 38. Always _______ your best effort in everything you do.
A. put across
B. put down
C. put forth✅
D. put out

Question 39. Did you help in ______ the able?
A. setting apart
B. setting back
C. setting down
D. setting up✅

Question 40. She _____ the details of the program.
A. wrote in
B. wrote off
C. wrote over
D. wrote up✅

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