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Practice - Vocabulary and Grammar - 08

Welcome to our fun-packed English Quiz, designed especially for all you KS2 Students out there! Here, you will tackle 10 brain-tingling questions to test your understanding of vocabularies and grammatical structures. So, grab a pen and some paper, put your thinking cap on, and let's dive into the world of English!
1.
What is the definition of the word 'absorb'?
To float in mid-air
To take all of one's attention
To throw away
To make a loud noise
'Absorb' means to completely engage or consume all of one's attention or to take in or soak up (a liquid or other substance) effectively.
2.
Which of the following sentences is a command?
Can you pass the salt?
Pass the salt.
You could pass the salt.
You should pass the salt.
The sentence 'Pass the salt.' is a command because it is directly telling someone to do something.
3.
Which of the following sentences is incorrect?
They're going to the shopping centre.
Their going to the shopping centre.
They are going to the shopping centre.
They will be going to the shopping centre.
The correct answer is 'Their going to the shopping centre'. In this sentence, 'Their' should be replaced with 'They're' or 'They are'.
4.
What is the meaning of the suffix '-ful' as in joyful, useful?
Without
Overly
Before
Full of
The suffix '-ful' means 'full of'. For example, 'joyful' means full of joy.
5.
Which punctuation mark is missing in the following sentence: 'On my birthday, I got a bike a book and a doll.'
Full stop
Comma
Exclamation mark
Question mark
The sentence is missing a comma after 'bike' to correctly separate the items in the list.
6.
Which of the following is a synonym for 'gloomy'?
Sparkling
Dim
Irritated
Excited
'Dim' is a synonym for 'gloomy', it means either 'dark' or 'sad'.
7.
Which of the following is an example of alliteration?
The big bear bumbled by.
I really love pizza.
She sells seashells by the seashore.
Both A and C
Alliteration is the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. Both 'The big bear bumbled by.' and 'She sells seashells by the seashore.' are examples of alliteration, so the correct answer is 'Both A and C'.
8.
Which option is a contraction?
Do not
Can't
Can not
He will
'Can't' is a contraction of 'can not'. Contractions are shortened versions of words or phrases.
9.
Which word would best fill the gap in the following sentence: 'The cat sat on the ___.
fruit
sky
mat
milk
'Mat' is the correct answer as it is the most logical object for a cat to sit on in this sentence.
10.
What is the adjective in this sentence: 'The sleepy dog yawned loudly'?
Loudly
Sleepy
Dog
Yawned
'Sleepy' is the adjective in this sentence because it describes the noun (dog).
Author:  Graeme Haw

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