Oxford Practice Grammar Advanced Diagnostic Test

Sentences
Choose the best way to complete the sentences.
1 A simple sentence is a clause with a subject and a . A phrasal verb B verb 2 The words ‘be’ and ‘seem’ are A state B linking verbs. 14 Migraines A may cause loss of vision. B may have caused be bad luck. B is supposed to 15 Breaking a mirror A ought to

Negatives and questions
Write one word in each gap to complete the sentences.
16 phone? 17 Let’s start the audition again, we? 18 Never have beautiful sunset! 19 Since college? 20 When do you think he seen such a have you attended this arrive? has been using my mobile

3 Transitive verbs are used an object. A with B without 4 Joe gave A Rachel a rose. B to Rachel

5 I couldn’t drive because damaged my wrist. A had B I had

Tenses
Write one word in each gap to complete the sentences.
6 The ‘-ing’ verb is called the participle. 7 The words ‘could’ and ‘may’ are auxiliary verbs. 8 How long have you Sao Paolo? 9 This time next week I’ll to Thailand. 10 By five o’clock tomorrow I’ll finished my report. living in flying

The passive
Choose the best way to complete the sentences.
21 To form the passive we use ‘be’ and a participle. A past B present 22 The company A might 23 Karl has just A been seen closed down. B might be by a physiotherapist. B be seen my son. the traffic.

24 A newspaper article was written A to B about 25 The air pollution was caused A by B from

Modals
Choose the best way to complete the sentences.
11 She do the interview again. A is having B is having to 12 He’s not here. He A must have gone out. B must be going

13 I going to give up smoking but I couldn’t. A was B am

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substitution and ellipsis Write one word in each gap to complete the sentences. 47 Do we have new camera? 48 The film wasn’t as good book. Adjectives and adverbs (1) Choose the best way to complete the sentences. B neither do Adjectives and adverbs (2) Write one word in each gap to complete the sentences. 46 The words ‘annually’ and ‘twice’ are adverbs of . A No B Not any of these photos. were lots of people waiting at Oxford Practice Grammar – Advanced Diagnostic Test PHOTOCOPIABLE © Oxford University Press 2010 . A article B demonstrative 32 She has two daughters and they ballet. 31 The word ‘that’ is a type of . A both B all 33 fishing is allowed on this river. 40 Ellipses are used when we leave out. . There was left. black B grey and black 44 I saw a documentary that was absolutely A fascinated B fascinating 45 We need to give more opportunities to A unemployed B the unemployed .Articles and nouns Write one word in each gap to complete the sentences. 49 Small cars are more economical big ones. 28 Uncountable nouns are used in the . 30 words. A after B before 43 Claude was wearing a coat. 41 The words ‘tiny’ and ‘young’ are adjectives. 39 Rashid lied to me but later regretted so. A grey. 38 the station. money to buy a the 34 I don’t like A either 35 I’ve been trying to eat chocolate bars. 36 The fridge was empty. A describing B classifying 42 Adjectives come before nouns and linking verbs. 29 The government level of income tax. 50 The superlative form of ‘likely’ is the likely. nouns consist of two or more Determiners and quantifiers Choose the best way to complete the sentences. 37 The tennis rivals obviously respect another. A fewer B less Pronouns. 26 The word ‘an’ is an 27 I have an appointment with doctor at two. raising the article.

A phrasal B complex 52 My son was born A on Christmas Day. 75 It is recommended that the factory A close B closed a Shakespeare play. B at five. 51 ‘Next to’ and ‘instead of’ are prepositions. in the application form for your Choose the best way to complete the sentences. B to see passed his driving test. 57 Please get your books out bags! 58 I’m free for lunch every day from Tuesday. 56 I was scared because a man was walking me. B getting PHOTOCOPIABLE © Oxford University Press 2010 Oxford Practice Grammar – Advanced Diagnostic Test . 61 The verb form is ‘to’ plus a verb. 59 A phrasal verb is a verb + 60 I’m the sales job. 69 ‘Say’ and ‘mention’ are both verbs. A between B among Noun clauses Prepositions (2) Write one word in each gap to complete the sentences. she should speech in quotation worked in in indirect 53 I’ll have finished my talk A by B until 54 Only people aged alcohol. A subject B object 72 Fin was disgusted with he saw. 71 A noun clause is usually used as the a verb. 68 ‘Can’ changes to speech. A that Infinitives and gerunds Choose the best way to complete the sentences. A It B That men are brighter than B of . Reporting Write one word in each gap to complete the sentences. A infinitive B bare infinitive 62 The gerund can be used like a A noun B verb 63 I would prefer A seeing 64 a car. of 74 I hate the idea women. 70 Noi asked me arrive. A To have 65 Ana was delighted A to get . A that B what 73 doesn’t matter if you wear jeans or trousers. 66 We put marks. . 67 He told me that he advertising.Prepositions (1) Choose the best way to complete the sentences. Marco bought B Having your invitation. A above 18 can purchase B over 55 The competition is now the red and blue teams.

100 Seldom person. 81 If it rained. B drove around the world. I’ll call you. many species have died out. I A drive 82 If I were a bird. the accounts. A She’s feeling B Feeling Conditionals Choose the best way to complete the sentences. Ours is busy as . 80 It’s a lovely poem. A I’d fly to university. 98 I know your company is busy. the author which is dead. A Since B Now 92 He shaved his head raise money for charity. 77 Relative clauses can be non-defining. B were you ask him. A I’d have met B I’d meet 84 If I A am a politician. 86 to smile. you I arrived at work.Relative clauses Write one word in each gap to complete the sentences. 78 The leopard. B unless 97 As a of deforestation. is a feline. 91 that my phone is fixed. A in order to B in order for 93 It was through. 79 We use participles in clauses. 89 Answer this email as soon can. I met such a kind 85 You won’t know A if Adverbial clauses (1) Write one word in each gap to complete the sentences. I did 83 If I’d gone to the party. 96 I had a meeting at ten. 76 ‘Who’ and ‘which’ are both relative . or has black spots. A so a bad match that we left halfway B such 94 I carried on working it was late. 88 Otto has really missed you you left. 87 was leaving. my colleague he was upset. relative Adverbial clauses (2) Choose the best way to complete the sentences. A even though B even although 95 guilty. 90 It looks postponed. B I’d have flown Connectors and focus structures Write one word in each gap to complete the sentences. Emma apologised to her friend. your brother. 99 We can use ‘firstly’ or ‘secondly’ in a sentence in position. Jack managed the conference will be Oxford Practice Grammar – Advanced Diagnostic Test PHOTOCOPIABLE © Oxford University Press 2010 . I’d ban hunting.

190. 126. 186. 217) 96 97 98 99 100 then result well front have Negatives and questions (pages 45. 120) 46 47 48 49 50 frequency enough as than most The passive (pages 57. 100. 167) 71 72 73 74 75 B B A A A Adjectives and adverbs (2) (pages 116. 144) 61 62 63 64 65 A A B B A Adverbial clauses (2) (pages 201. 150.Oxford Practice Grammar Advanced Diagnostic Test – AnsWer Key If students get more than one answer incorrect in a section. 204. 120. 24. 154) 66 67 68 69 70 direct had could reporting when Connectors and focus structures (pages 209. 133. 86. 120) 41 42 43 44 45 A A B B B Reporting (pages 149. 210. 103. 120. 129. 120. 203. 10. 199. 70. 64) 21 22 23 24 25 A B A B A Relative clauses (pages 173. 166. 48. 130. 64. 152. 118. 174. 215. 24) 6 7 8 9 10 present modal been be have Pronouns. 139. 161. 8. 168. 34. 12) 1 2 3 4 5 B B A A B Determiners and quantifiers (pages 83. 6. 46. 188. 212. 178) 76 pronouns 77 defining 78 which 79 reduced 80 of Prepositions (1) (pages 125. 139. 129) 51 52 53 54 55 B A A B A Articles and nouns (pages 69. 205) 91 92 93 94 95 B A B A B Modals (pages 38. 89. 105. 58. 70. 17. 200) 86 87 88 89 90 Although When since as like Tenses (pages 17. 84. 142. 92) 31 32 33 34 35 B A A A A Prepositions (2) (pages 130. 118. Sentences (pages 3. 134) 56 57 58 59 60 behind/towards of apart particle filling Adverbial clauses (1) (pages 197. 106) 36 37 38 39 40 nothing each There doing words Infinitives and gerunds (pages 139. substitution and ellipsis (pages 98. 176. 52) 16 17 18 19 20 Who shall I when will Noun clauses (pages 161. 41) 11 12 13 14 15 B A A A B Adjectives and adverbs (1) (pages 116. 127. refer them to the appropriate units in the book for explanation and further practice. 198. 36. 76) 26 27 28 29 30 indefinite the singular is Compound Conditionals (pages 185. 174. 202. 152. 18. 69. 192) 81 82 83 84 85 B A A B B Oxford Practice Grammar – Advanced Diagnostic Test PHOTOCOPIABLE © Oxford University Press 2010 . 200. 30. 120. 64. 134. 48.

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