Hesi A2 Grammar Practice Test

Hesi A2 Grammar Practice Test

This a sample of the HESI A2 Grammar Practice Test with 10 sample questions. Answer the questions and then scroll down to check the answers and explanations.

You are required to pass the HESI A2 exam if you want to study at a nursing school. This test aims to evaluate your scholastic aptitude for nursing programs and measures your overall general education. It covers a total of 10 different topics, and the Hesi A2 Grammar test is one of them.

The Hesi A2 grammar test contains basic grammar such as important terms and their uses in grammar, parts of speech, and commonly occurring grammatical errors. Although the test is not really hard, you won’t pass it without being well-prepared for the exam.

Below is a sample of the HESI A2 Grammar Practice Test with 10 sample questions. Answer the questions and then scroll down to check the answers and explanations. 

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10 Hesi A2 Grammar Practice Questions

1.Which word from the following sentence is a noun?

The real Ichabod Crane was a military officer who met Washington Irving in 1814 at Fort Pike.

A. Pike

B. met

C. was

D. who

2. Neither of the flower bouquets ____ as full as the one we ordered last year.

A. are

B. being

C. is

D. were

3. Which of the following sentences is grammatically incorrect?

A. I work at the hospital but my boyfriend works at the clinic.

B. I work at the hospital – my boyfriend works at the clinic.

C. I work at the hospital, but my boyfriend works at the clinic.

D. I work at the hospital; my boyfriend works at the clinic.

4. Identify the subject of the following sentence:

“Walking through the lovely garden outside the children’s wing of the clinic relaxes me on a stressful day.”

A. Children’s wing

B. Garden

C. Me

D. Walking

5. Which of the following sentences is INCORRECT:

A. After my car was tuned up, it ran better than before.

B. I grew more and more excited as the game continued.

C. The show was the most boring I can remember.

D. Today was the best day I’ve had at work for a while!

6. Which of the following sentences uses the complex sentence structure correctly?

A. Alec switched off the light, so the patient could better see the TV.

B. Alice agreed to swap shifts with Ann who needed to take her son to the doctor

C. Tomorrow is Sunday; therefore, there will be no physical therapy session.

D. We walked to the market then rode the bus to the park for a picnic.

7. What word is best to substitute for the underlined words in the following sentence?

“The man sat in the car waiting for the traffic light to turn green.”

A. He

B. Him

C. His

D. They

8. Which of the following sentences uses the verb “lie,” meaning “to lie down or rest” correctly:

A. Angie is laying on the sofa in the lounge.

B. Jesse was so tired he laid down to rest before leaving for the clinic.

C. The physician’s assistant laid the patient’s chart on the counter.

D. The rehab center has several cats that are always lying in the sun.

9. Identify the verb in the following sentence: When stressed, I enjoy walking in a beautiful place.

A. Enjoy

B. Place

C. Stressed

D. Walking

10. Which of these sentences is grammatically correct?

A. One of my best friends is getting married next weak.

B. One of my best friends is getting married next week.

C. One of my best friends is getting married next week.

D. One of my best friends is getting married next week.

Answers and Explanations

1. A

The word “Pike” is a noun since it is a place. The words “was” and “met” are verbs. The word “who” is a pronoun.

2. C

The verb in a “neither/nor” sentence agrees with the noun or pronoun closest to it. However, since “nor” is missing from this sentence, that makes “neither” the subject. It is singular and should take the singular verb “is.”

3. A

Answer: I work at the hospital but my boyfriend works at the clinic.

“I work at the hospital but my boyfriend works at the clinic” is grammatically incorrect because it is a run-on sentence.

Run-on sentences are when two or more complete sentences are written as one sentence. Run-on sentences can be fixed by adding a dash (–), a semicolon (;), or a colon (:) between the two sentences. You could also add coordinating conjunction with a comma (, but) or make them two separate sentences with a period (.)

These would be correct:

I work at the hospital – my boyfriend works at the clinic.

I work at the hospital; my boyfriend works at the clinic.

I work at the hospital: my boyfriend works at the clinic.

I work at the hospital, but my boyfriend works at the clinic.

I work at the hospital. My boyfriend works at the clinic.

4. D

Walking is the noun that controls the verb “relaxes”

5. A

This sentence makes the mistake of using “more” with an already superlative term.

6. B

There an independent clause joined by the relative pronoun who to a dependent clause creates a complex sentence.

7. A

 “The man” is singular, so the pronoun must be singular. It is also the subject in the sentence, so the pronoun must be in the subjective case.

“He” is singular and in the subjective case, so it is the correct answer.

“Him” is singular, but it is in the objective case.

“His” is singular but is a possessive pronoun.

“they” are in the subjective case, but it is plural.

8. D

This is the only choice that uses the verb “lie” correctly.

9. A

Here, walking is a noun; stressed is an adjective; the place is a noun. The verb is enjoyed.

10. C

Only this sentence has a correct subject-verb agreement, correct punctuation, and the right word choice.

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