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Practice - Vocabulary and Grammar - 05

Hello young scholars! Ready for a challenge in English? We've got a fun-filled quiz to test your vocabulary and understanding of grammar. Expect to encounter words, sentences, and even punctuation. Rest assured; it's all playful and helpful. Enjoy exploring the magic of language and seeing your prowess grow. Good luck!
1.
What does the term 'plural' mean?
Single
More than one
Negative
Past tense
In English language, 'plural' refers to more than one person or thing.
2.
In the sentence 'Sam's dog chased the cat', what is 'Sam's' an example of?
Metaphor
Adjective
Conjunction
Possessive noun
'Sam's' is a possessive noun. It shows that the dog belongs to Sam.
3.
Choose the appropriate synonym for 'despondent'
Angry
Joyful
Sad
Bored
A synonym is a word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word. Here, 'despondent' means the same as 'sad'.
4.
Choose the correct homophone: 'Can you see the ____ in the woods?'
dear
deer
heal
heel
Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings. 'Dear' and 'deer' are homophones, as are 'heal' and heel'. The only one you are likely to see in the woods though is a 'deer'.
5.
What type of word is 'beautiful' in the sentence 'The beautiful flowers bloomed'?
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
An adjective describes a noun. 'Beautiful' is describing the flowers so it is an adjective.
6.
Identify the adverb in the following sentence: 'She noisily unpacked the suitcase.'
'She'
'Unpacked'
'Noisily'
'Suitcase'
An adverb often describes how an action is performed. Here, 'noisily' describes how she unpacked.
7.
Which sentence is written in future tense?
She liked the cake.
She likes the cake.
She will like the cake.
She is liking the cake.
Future tense tells us that the action is going to happen in the future. 'She will like the cake.' is in future tense.
8.
Choose the correct preposition to complete the sentence: 'I found the remote _____ the sofa.'
in
into
under
after
A preposition shows where or when something is in relation to something else. Here, 'under' is the appropriate preposition.
9.
Choose the correct contraction: 'I am' becomes...
I'm
Im
Im'
I
Contractions combine two words into one, often with the use of an apostrophe. 'I am' contracts to 'I'm'.
10.
Select the correct plural form of the word 'Ox'
Oxes
Oxen
Oxi
Oxo
Certain nouns in English don't follow the usual rules for plurals. 'Ox' becomes 'oxen'.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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