Printable English Determiners Grammar Test

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English Determiners Test

Topics: Determiners of various types - specific and general, count and non-count, close and distant.

Test duration: 20 minutes.

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Part 1 (60 pts.)
Choose the correct determiner from the two options given in brackets:

  1. Steven King wrote (the / an) book “IT” many years ago.
  2. Dad will only use (an / a) special wax on his new car.
  3. (Many / Much) people today worry about the economy.
  4. There seems to be (few / little) concern about pet obesity.
  5. (This / That) paper in my hand is my final exam.
  6. I have never liked (those / these) neighbors down the street.
  7. My dog is (a / the) pit bull.
  8. We have been walking for (the / several) hours now and we are still lost!
  9. Is that the author who wrote (these / those) books in my hand?
  10. I did not know their party was going to start (that / this) late tomorrow.
  11. You can fill (many / much) gallons of water into this container.
  12. The teacher didn't pay (much / many) attention to the class.

Part 2 (40 pts.)
Multiple-choice questions: Choose the correct answer from the options given:

1 “A” and “an” are the most common ____________ determiners.

  1. General
  2. Specific
  3. Count
  4. Non-Count

2. “The” is the most common __________ determiner.

  1. General
  2. Specific
  3. Count
  4. Non-Count

3. Use “many” and “few” with ___________ nouns.

  1. General
  2. Specific
  3. Count
  4. Non-Count

4. Use “much” and “little” with ___________ nouns.

  1. General
  2. Specific
  3. Count
  4. Non-Count

5. “This” and “these” both refer to things that are __________ to the speaker in time or place.

  1. Physically distant
  2. Physically similar
  3. Physically close
  4. Physically dissimilar

6. Use “that” and “those” to refer to things that are _________ from the speaker in time or place.

  1. Physically distant
  2. Physically similar
  3. Physically close
  4. Physically dissimilar

7. Determiners are ___________ connected to the nouns that they modify and describe.

  1. Directly
  2. Not
  3. Sometimes
  4. Weakly

8. Determiners only work with ____________.

  1. Pronouns
  2. Prepositions
  3. Nouns
  4. None of the above