English TEAS

As a nurse a large part of your job will include verbal and written communication. The English and Language Usage section of the TEAS practice test will measure your knowledge of grammar, spelling, vocabulary, sentence structure, and punctuation.

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  1. Of the four sentences listed below, which is the best example of a compound sentence?
  2. "Given the patient's symptoms, I would say he _______ has a serious infection." A commonly misspelled word belongs in the space above. Which, of the four choices listed below, is the correct word and spelling?
  3. Change the following sentence from passive to active voice: "Over the course of the year, many mistakes were made."
  4. Which of the following sentences is an example of a narrative given through the third person point of view?
  5. Which of the following words belongs in the space below? Tiffany, Arlena, and Jane worked as a team for _____ senior project.
  6. Sarah and George traveled to Boston via the train. In the sentence above, what part of speech is the word "traveled"?
  7. Upon receiving her minutely corrected essay, Melanie decided that her teacher's teaching style was far too pedantic. Using context clues in the sentence above, determine the meaning of the word "pedantic".
  8. In the sentence below, which verb tense ought to be used in the blank? Brian ______ to Montreal only two times before.
  9. The sentence below is an example of what common mistake in sentence structure? Sarah and Tommy danced at the wedding, Sarah's mom took pictures.
  10. Of the following sentences, which is punctuated correctly?
  11. Of the following compound words, which is spelled incorrectly?
  12. Which of the following sentences is not an example of subject-verb agreement?
  13. The man was harshly punished for his egregious mistake. Based on the sentence above, what is the correct meaning of the word "egregious"?
  14. Which of the following is an example of correct pronoun-antecedent agreement?
  15. Of the following, which word becomes an irregular plural?
  16. Which of the following is an example of incorrect punctuation?
  17. The Louvre is the most well-known museum in Paris. It is the current home of the Mona Lisa. Which word in the sentences above is the antecedent?
  18. Adam ran slowly at the end of his race, his hand wiping haphazardly as his brow. Which words in the sentence above are examples of adverbs?
  19. Which subject and verb combination best completes this sentence? The children's _______ _______ upset by the poor timing of parent- teacher conferences.
  20. Which of the following is an example of the past perfect tense?
  21. Which of the following definitions best fits the word "juxtaposition"?
  22. Words that are similar in sound, but are different in spelling and meaning are called homophones. Which homophones best fit in the sentence below? Caleb and Sanchez were ____ busy ____ take out the trash.
  23. Ox is a singular word possessing an irregular plural form. Which of the following is the correct plural form?
  24. Over and done may be combined to form a compound word. What is the proper way to create this compound word?
  25. Listed below are four commonly misspelled words, only one of which is spelled correctly. Which word is correct?
  26. Which of the following four sentences is punctuated correctly?
  27. The word "doctor" may be used as a simple noun or descriptor, but may also be used as a title or in the place of a name. Of the sentences listed below, which correctly capitalizes the word?
  28. Of the four sentences listed below, which is an example of a compound sentence?
  29. Which of the following is an indicator of the second person point of view?
  30. Which of the following sentences is an example of active voice?
  31. Which of the definitions below best suit the word "draft" in the following sentence? Due to the first draft of the season, Arielle was forced to locate her coat.
  32. Ousley waited in his car for work to begin. What function does the word "in" serve in this sentence?
  33. Which of the following words best fits in the blank? Lily waited eager for her university ______ letter.
  34. Of the following answers, which is an example of an irregular plural?
  35. The stools were perched against the counter top. A few moments later, ____ fell. Which pronoun best fits the antecedent?
  36. Correct the flaws in the sentence below. Christine's three dog eat a lot of food. It eats through two bags per week.
  37. Taryn devoured her food with gusto. Her sticky fingers seemed to fly across her plate. In the sentence above, what function does the word "sticky" perform?
  38. What verb tense is used in the following sentence? Emmett had given his sister loans many times before.
  39. Unable to get a hold of her friend to seek advice, Corrine reasoned that her friend's silence could be interpreted as tacit compliance and forged ahead with her plan. Based on this sentence, what is the meaning of the word "tacit"?
  40. Eyeing the large firm with trepidation, Erin decided against seeking a job interview. Based on the context above, which meaning of the word "firm" is most plausible?
  41. Which of the following is misspelled?
  42. Which of the following compounds words requires a hyphen?
  43. Which punctuation marks correctly complete the sentence below? Theodore intended to drive his car all night__ however__ he forgot to fill up his gas tank.
  44. After Leo completed his Bachelor of Arts degree, he struggled to find a position as an art consultant. The sentence above is an example of what type of sentence?
  45. Which of the following sentences correctly uses capitalization?
  46. Which of the following sentences effectively changes this sentence from passive to active voice? The trombone was played beautifully.
  47. Which of the following sentences effectively changes the sentence below from first person to third person point of view? I sighed heavily, letting my head fall against the window.
  48. Which sentence listed below effectively corrects this run on sentence? Shirley Ann wanted to go to the races she could not afford to go.
  49. How should this sentence be rearranged to improve clarity? Adelaide and Maddie were eager to go to the party, sisters and best friends.
  50. In the sentence below, which two words are examples of pronouns? Ted invited his brother to his wedding, while Millie only invited her friends.