Conditionals

Diagnostic Quiz

 

 

Identify specific English grammar points that need review. Use the study links to find out why a particular answer is correct or incorrect.

 

 

Quiz 1

Beginning – Intermediate

Food taster
 

Decide which verb phrase can be used in the sentence.

  1. Select the response from the list that best completes the sentence. 
  2. Compare your response to the feedback by clicking the "Check 1-14" button at the bottom.

 

1.


Pres-Past Real
2.


miss out on (v.) – not have the opportunity; fail to have a chance


Pres-Future Real
3.
    

baklava (n.) – a sweet roll made of nuts and honey (See picture above.)



Present Unreal
4.
Lokum

 lokum (Turkish Delight) – a soft candy of sugar and starch



Present Unreal
5.
 Dobosh Torte  

torte (n.) – a rich cake, esp. one containing little or no flour, usually made with eggs and ground nuts



If / Unless
6.


Imaginary Wishes
7.


Wishes
8.


Wishes
9.


If / Whether
10.


If / Whether
11.


Should / Could
12.


Should / Could
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quiz 2

Intermediate–Advanced

Bird covered with oil
A terrible oil spill occurred
affecting wildlife on the coast.
 

 

Decide which verb phrase can be used in the sentence.

  1. Select the response from the list that best completes the sentence. 
  2. Compare your response to the feedback by clicking the "Check 13-25" button at the bottom.

 

13.
offshore, it very hard to stop.

offshore (n.) – in or under the sea and not far from the coast 



Pres-Past Real
14.

inspect (v.) – to check something to see that it is in good working order
maintain (v.) – to keep something in good order  
disaster (n.) – terrible accident

15.

oil rig (v.) – an offshore oil drilling platform



Omitting if
16.


Should / Could
17.


Should / Could
18.
 other companies will be permitted to drill offshore, .

drilling (n.) – the action of making a long hole



If / Whether    Pres-Future Real 
19.
 

contain (v.) – keep something in a particular area or space; to stop something from spreading



If / Unless   |  Pres-Future Real
20.


Wishes
21.

survive (v.) – to continue to live after an accident, war, or illness
coastal (adj.) – area along the coast (where water meets land)



Future Conditional
22.

object (v.) – to speak against it, disapprove, oppose it



Future Hypothetical
23.
24.

carelessness (n.) – lack of care, inattention
gulf (n.) – a large area of sea partly enclosed by circular shaped land

25.

have one's head up (expression) – be attentive, be watching, be concerned



Mixed Tenses