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Practice - Grammar and Language - 02

Welcome KS3 students to this English Grammar and Language quiz! This fun and engaging quiz is designed to help you test and enhance your understanding of English grammar rules and how language works. Each question provides multiple choice answers, remember there's only one correct answer. Ready to flex your grammar muscles? Let's go!
1.
Which sentence correctly uses a comma in a list?
I bought apples oranges grapes and pears.
I bought apples, oranges grapes and pears.
I bought, apples oranges grapes and pears.
I bought apples, oranges, grapes, and pears.
In a list, commas should be used to separate each item.
2.
Which sentence uses the correct past tense form?
I swimmed in the ocean last week.
I swim in the ocean last week.
I swam in the ocean last week.
I swims in the ocean last week.
The correct past tense of 'swim' is 'swam'.
3.
What is the word 'quickly' in this sentence: 'Jack quickly ran to the store.'?
Adjective
Verb
Adverb
Noun
'Quickly' is an adverb as it describes how Jack ran, which is the action or verb in the sentence.
4.
In the phrase 'as happy as a lark', what figure of speech is used?
Metaphor
Simile
Personification
Alliteration
This is a simile, a phrase that uses 'as' or 'like' to compare one thing to another.
5.
In the sentence 'They're going there to get their coats,' the words 'they're', 'their', and 'there' are all examples of what type of word?
Homophones
Adverbs
Synonyms
Antonyms
'They're', 'their', and 'there' are homophones - words that sound the same but have different meanings and are often spelled differently.
6.
Identify the verb in this sentence: 'The sun shines brightly.'
Sun
Brightly
Shines
The
The verb or action in the sentence is 'shines'.
7.
Which of the following sentences has a misplaced modifier?
I ate the biscuits that were in the jar.
The cat chased its tail, that was called Felix.
She watched the birds in the tree with binoculars.
Peering through the window, I saw a bird on the tree.
In option B, 'that was called Felix' seems to modify 'tail,' not 'cat,' which is the correct meaning.
8.
Which of the following sentences is written in the passive voice?
Sarah made a beautiful painting.
I play football every Sunday.
A novel was written by John.
We are studying the assignment.
In the passive voice, the subject undergoes the action. In 'A novel was written by John,' the novel (subject) is undergoing the action of being written.
9.
What kind of pronoun is 'they' in this sentence: 'Jane and Bob went to the park. They had a great time.'?
Reflexive Pronoun
Subject Pronoun
Object Pronoun
Possessive Pronoun
'They' is a subject pronoun as it is the subject of the second sentence.
10.
Which of the following contains a proper noun?
Pass me that book.
The city is bustling with people.
Tom is reading a new novel.
She has a beautiful car.
A proper noun is the name of a specific person, place or thing. 'Tom' is a proper noun.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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