Integrated Grammar Practice Test For Class 8 Unit Test 1

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate form of the verb given in the brackets.

1. I ……………………… (go) to the park yesterday.

2. I ……………………… (work) on this project for six months.

3. ………………… you ………………. (know) the answer?

4. I ……………………. (pass) the test.

5. She …………………….. (graduate) next year.

6. I ……………………… (write) my exam this time tomorrow.

7. We …………………… (finish) the job by next Monday.

8. What ………………….. you …………………….. (do) there?

9. I ……………………… (not permit) this.

10. They ………………………… (congratulate) the winners.

11. I ………………………. (read) a book now.

12. I ……………………… (eat) an apple in the morning.

Identify the finite and non-finite verbs in the following sentences.

13. I want to buy a car.

14. She told me an interesting story.

15. I went to the store to get some butter.

16. She ran out of the room carrying some papers in her hand.

17. The children were jumping up and down.

18. He was made to stand in the hot sun for hours.

19. Seeing the snake, we stepped back.

20. Not knowing what to do, she started crying.

Identify the main clause and subordinate clause in the following sentences.

21. As it was my first day at work, I felt nervous.

22. If you don’t learn your lessons, you won’t pass the test.

23. She asked me whether I would help her.

24. I don’t know why she hates me.

State whether the following groups of words are phrases or clauses.

25. She works at a bank.

26. We started in the morning.

27. on the table

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28. if you are hungry

29. as I was busy

30. in the hot sun

31. wearing a blue dress

32. running after the bus

33. standing at the gate

34. because I was hungry

35. where there is a will

Answers

Tenses

1. went; 2. have been working; 3. do you know; 4. have passed / will pass; 5. will graduate; 6. will be writing; 7. will finish; 8. are you doing; 9. will not permit; 10. congratulated; 11. am reading; 12. ate

Finite and non-finite

13. finite – want; non-finite – to buy

14. finite – told

15. finite – went; non-finite – to get

16. finite – ran; non-finite – carrying

17. finite – were jumping

18. finite – was made; non-finite – to stand

19. finite – stepped; non-finite – seeing

20. finite – started; non-finites: knowing; to do, crying

Main clause / Subordinate clause

21. As it was my first day at work (subordinate clause), I felt nervous (main clause).

22. If you don’t learn your lessons (subordinate clause), you won’t pass the test (main clause).

23. She asked me (main clause) whether I would help her (subordinate clause).

24. I don’t know (main clause) why she hates me (subordinate clause).

Phrases / Clauses

25. She works at a bank. (clause)

26. We started in the morning. (clause)

27. on the table (phrase)

28. if you are hungry (clause)

29. as I was busy (clause)

30. in the hot sun (phrase)

31. wearing a blue dress (phrase)

32. running after the bus (phrase)

33. standing at the gate (phrase)

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34. because I was hungry (clause)

35. where there is a will (clause)

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