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Practice - Writing - 10

Welcome, young wordsmiths, to the exciting world of English – specifically, the riveting realm of grammar and punctuation! This quiz of 10 questions will test your skills, from contractions to colons, apostrophes to adverbs. Along the way, you'll learn some useful tips to help you improve your writing. So, are you up for the challenge? Let's begin!
1.
Which punctuation mark is used to show possession?
Full stop
Comma
Apostrophe
Semicolon
An apostrophe is used to show possession. Example: 'John's car' means the car belongs to John.
2.
Which of the following sentences is correct?
She don't like apples.
She doesn't like apples.
She no like apples.
She do not likes apples.
The sentence 'She doesn't like apples.' is grammatically correct.
3.
Which word is a synonym of 'irate'?
Sad
Joyful
Angry
Bored
'Angry' is a synonym of 'irate' because they both express a similar emotion of hostility or annoyance.
4.
What is the plural form of 'Louse'?
Louses
Louse’s
Lice
Louse
The plural form of 'Louse' is 'Lice'.
5.
What do quotation marks indicate?
A mistake
Necessary information
Deliberate omission
Direct speech
Quotation marks are used to indicate direct speech in a text.
6.
Which punctuation mark is used to separate items in a list?
Apostrophe
Full stop
Comma
Question mark
A comma is used to separate items in a list. For example, 'I like apples, bananas, and oranges.'
7.
Which word could be used to connect two independent clauses?
And
But
So
All of the above
'And', 'But', and 'So' can all be used to connect two independent clauses.
8.
What does a contraction do?
Increases the length of words
Shortens words
Changes the meaning of words
None of the above
A contraction shortens words by combining them. For example, 'cannot' is shortened to 'can't'.
9.
Which sentence is in the future tense?
She was happy.
She is happy.
She will be happy.
She has been happy.
The sentence 'She will be happy.' is in the future tense.
10.
Which of the following words is an adverb?
Run
Quickly
Car
Brown
'Quickly' is an adverb because it describes how an action is being done.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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