[40 Questions] CSE Reviewer on Grammar and Correct Usage

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

CSE test questions on Grammar and Correct Usage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer key

1. C9. A17. D25. A33. A
2. B10. C18. B26. B34. C
3. B11. D19. A27. B35. C
4. A12. A20. D28. D36. A
5. A13. C21. A29. B37. B
6. B14. A22. C30. C38. C
7. C15. A23. D31. B39. D
8. B16. C24. D32. B40. D

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