FREE NCAE General Scholastic Assessment Questions and Answers


When he penned Richard III in the early 1590s, Shakespeare did not know that he will become the greatest English dramatist.

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"Would" with past tense

My little brother has grew two inches during the past year:

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Past participle instead of simple past

During the nineteenth century, Charles Dickens has become one of the most famous British novelist.

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Simple past (date in past), not perfect present

Too busy for her own good, Nadine was negligent about drinking enough water.

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Simple Past Tense

Since the rise of his designs, such as Falling Water, to world-re-known, Frank Lloyd Wright has become an icon of modern architecture.

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Since and "for" require present perfect tense. "Would" should not be used with present tense.

By the time Lydia books the flight to Poland, she has called her grandmother about the visit.

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Future Perfect: something happening between present and unspecified future time.

The professor tells her students, who promise they would study quietly for three hours, that she won't give extra assignments.

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"will" always with present tense sentence

Even though Adam was a great roommate, Lionel hated his to sing in the shower.

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Gerund functioning as a noun, possessive modifies Lionel doesn't hate Adam (him), but "his singing"

When Margaret checked the pie, she noticed that father has taken a slice.

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1st action always uses past perfect, 2nd uses simple past.

At the night club, the plain clothes detective noticed a dark-haired man's standing alone in the corner.

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Noticed the dark-haired man, not specifically "standing."

The secretary apologized to the prime minister to being late to the meeting:

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Gerund follows the preposition "for," infinitive does not.

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