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Practice - Grammar and Language - 03

Welcome to our fantastic English Grammar, Language and Syntax Quiz! This is a super cool way to test your English prowess and have some fun along the way. Each question has one correct answer among the four options, so choose wisely. Ready to conquer this feat? Let's start the adventure!
1.
In a sentence, where should a capital letter be used?
Only at the beginning of a sentence
At the beginning of a sentence and for proper nouns
Only for proper nouns
At the end of a sentence
A capital letter is used at the beginning of a sentence and for proper nouns (names of people, places etc.)
2.
Which punctuation mark would you use to show a pause in a sentence?
Exclamation mark (!)
Comma (,)
Apostrophe (')
Colon (:)
Commas are used to cause a pause in a sentence, to separate items in a list, or to separate independent clauses.
3.
Which sentence is a command?
Would you please open the window?
The window is open.
Open the window.
Can I open the window?
'Open the window.' is a command as it directly instructs someone to do something.
4.
Which of these words is an abstract noun?
Love
Table
Pen
Dog
An abstract noun is a word that denotes an idea, emotion, feeling or quality, such as 'love'.
5.
What is an adjective?
A word used to describe a verb
A word used to describe a noun
A word used to describe an adverb
A word used to describe a conjunction
An adjective is a word used to describe a noun, giving more information about it.
6.
Which sentence contains a pair of homophones?
She went to the market.
It's raining heavily.
I knew that new haircut looked familiar.
The car is very fast.
The sentence 'I knew that new haircut looked familiar.' contains homophones 'new' and 'knew', words with the same pronunciation but different meanings.
7.
What is a conjunction?
A word that replaces a noun
A word that connects clauses or sentences
A word that ends a sentence
A word that describes a verb
A conjunction is a word that connects clauses or sentences, like 'and, but, or'.
8.
Which of the following options correctly uses the suffix ‘-ous’?
Enrageous
Ireous
Angerous
Furious
'Furious' is the correct usage of the suffix ‘-ous’, which often turns a noun into an adjective meaning 'full of'.
9.
Which of these phrases describes an action taking place in the past?
We will go swimming tomorrow
The cat is playing with the ball
John baked a cake for his friends
They are going to the park later
'John baked a cake for his friends' describes a past event.
10.
Choose the correct plural form of 'sheep'.
Sheeps
Sheep
Sheepes
Sheeple
The word 'sheep' is both singular and plural.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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