Language Arts Practice Set 12

Our Language Arts practice questions help you get ready for the real GED® test.

Each question has several answer choices. Choose the best answer for each question.

You can take these practice tests as many times as you wish.

1. Which of the following is a dependent clause?

  1. After I wrote this letter last Monday.
  2. I wrote this letter last Monday.
A.
B.

Question 1 of 20

2. Fragments are incomplete sentences. Which of the following is a fragment?

  1. I need to find a new roommate. Because the one I have now isn't working out too well.
  2. I need to find a new roommate because the one I have now isn't working out too well.
A.
B.

Question 2 of 20

3. Which words in the following sentence are prepositions?

William Wordsworth lived most of his life in the Lake District.

A.
B.
C.
D.

Question 3 of 20

4. Finish the sentence.

Coordinating conjunctions _____.

A.
B.
C.

Question 4 of 20

5. If the present tense is walk, the past tense walked and the future tense will walk, what is the present participle and the past participle?

A.
B.
C.

Question 5 of 20

6. Is the following sentence written in active or passive voice?

The dog runs because he can.

A.
B.

Question 6 of 20

7. Achieving parallelism is very important when you are writing. Which sentence has achieved parallelism?

 

A.
B.

Question 7 of 20

8. Choose the correct word to fill the blank.

This looks like a good _______ for the new football stadium.

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B.
C.

Question 8 of 20

9. Identify the correct pronoun for the sentence.

The boat lost______ mast in the storm.

A.
B.

Question 9 of 20

10. Choose the correct word to fill the blank.
You should remain _________ at all times when you walk alone in a strange city.

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B.
C.
D.

Question 10 of 20

11. Even though they both sound correct in a sentence, “were” and “was” are not interchangeable. In the blanks, choose either “were” or “was.” Remember: “were” is the subjunctive verb and “was” is indicative.

I would pass out if I ________________ to meet a celebrity.

A.
B.

Question 11 of 20

12. Even though they both sound correct in a sentence, “were” and “was” are not interchangeable.
In the blanks, choose either “were” or “was.”
Remember: “were” is the subjunctive verb and “was” is indicative.

She’d live in California if she ________________ a rock star.

A.
B.

Question 12 of 20

13. Even though they both sound correct in a sentence, “were” and “was” are not interchangeable. In the blanks, choose either “were” or “was.” Remember: “were” is the subjunctive verb and “was” is indicative.

If he ________________ a fish, he could swim across the ocean.

A.
B.

Question 13 of 20

14. Even though they both sound correct in a sentence, “were” and “was” are not interchangeable. In the blanks, choose either “were” or “was.” Remember: “were” is the subjunctive verb and “was” is indicative.

She________________ just on stage singing “America the Beautiful.”

A.
B.

Question 14 of 20

15. Even though they both sound correct in a sentence, “were” and “was” are not interchangeable. In the blanks, choose either “were” or “was.” Remember: “were” is the subjunctive verb and “was” is indicative.

If he ________________ to come with me, I’d take him to the amusement park.

A.
B.

Question 15 of 20

16. Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

If only John _______ more skillful, he would make a good football player.

A.
B.
C.

Question 16 of 20

17. Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

I wish it _______ warmer.

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B.
C.

Question 17 of 20

18. Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

If Peter _______ better behaved, he would not be in so much trouble at school.

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B.
C.

Question 18 of 20

19. Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

Who will be coming along with Tim and _______?

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B.

Question 19 of 20

20. Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

The old man and _______ were sitting on the park bench.

A.
B.

Question 20 of 20


 

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GED Test Prep Tips

Taking practice tests is very important because they indicate what your knowledge gaps are.

It’s important that you know what your weak points are so you can focus on learning these topics.

Research has shown that students who take frequent practice tests get higher scores on the actual test.

Recent graduates have some good advice for you: don’t try to learn for all of the subject tests at once.

You are allowed to take one subtest at a time, so prepare for one subject area, take that test, and move on to the next subject field.

When preparing for the test, the most common slipup is forgetting to block some time for learning.

Postponement and pretexts are your biggest enemies. Please adopt a learning schedule and stick to it.

The second common mistake that leads to failing the test is the fact that students spend too much time on one question and end up not making it through the whole test.

 

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