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Practice - Grammar and Language - 01

Welcome to the epic journey of unravelling the world of English Language and Grammar! This fun-filled quiz takes you through an assortment of questions, testing your knowledge on various aspects of English grammar and language structure. Get your grammar hats on and let's see how many of the following 10 questions you can get right. Let's go!
1.
In the sentence 'John is bigger than Mark.', the word 'bigger' is a _____ .
Comparative adjective
Superlative adjective
Positive adjective
Negative adjective
'Bigger' is a comparative adjective used to compare two things or people.
2.
In the phrase 'as fast as a cheetah', 'fast' is a/an:
Adjective
Adverb
Preposition
Noun
'Fast' is an adjective as it describes a characteristic (speed) of the noun 'cheetah'.
3.
Which type of word is used to link words, phrases, or clauses?
Preposition
Conjunction
Article
Adverb
A conjunction is a part of speech that is used to connect words, phrases, or clauses.
4.
In the sentence 'You must be quiet during a film', what type of word is 'quiet'?
Adjective
Noun
Verb
Preposition
'Quiet' here is an adjective as it describes the state or quality of a noun, ‘you’ in this context.
5.
What does an adjective describe?
A verb
A noun
An adverb
A pronoun
An adjective is a part of speech which is used to describe a noun or pronoun.
6.
Which of the following is a proper noun?
Cat
Book
School
Sharon
A proper noun is a distinct name for a particular place, person, or thing. 'Sharon' is the name of a specific person, hence it is a proper noun.
7.
In the sentence 'The cat sat on the mat', what is the function of 'on the mat'?
Subject
Object
Prepositional phrase
Adverb
'On the mat' is a prepositional phrase that indicates where the cat sat.
8.
Which type of word is 'they' in this sentence: 'They are playing football'?
Pronoun
Verb
Adjective
Adverb
'They' is a pronoun, a word that takes the place of a noun.
9.
Which of the following sentences is a complex sentence?
I enjoy reading.
I went to the park and played football.
Despite it raining, I went to the park.
I ate lunch.
A complex sentence has an independent clause ('I went to the park') and at least one dependent clause ('Despite it raining').
10.
What punctuation mark ends an exclamatory sentence?
?
.
!
:
An exclamatory sentence, which is a sentence that expresses strong emotion, is normally ended with an exclamation mark.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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