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Practice - Grammar and Language - 04

Welcome KS3 students! Have you been paying attention in your English classes? Are you ready to test your knowledge and show off your grammar skills, language proficiency, and understanding of semantics? Let's see how much you've learnt! This 10-question multiple-choice quiz is designed with fun, challenge, and learning in mind. So, put on your thinking cap and enjoy!
1.
What does the term 'syntax' refer to?
Spelling rules
Story structure
Sentence structure
Word meanings
Syntax refers to the rules in a language that arrange words to make sentences.
2.
Which word or phrase can be an antonym of 'fast'?
Slow
Rapid
Quick
Hasty
An antonym is a word that has the opposite meaning of another word. Slow is an antonym of fast.
3.
What is a conjunction?
A word that stands in for a noun
A word that describes a noun
A word that connects words, phrases, and clauses
A word that expresses action or state
A conjunction is a word that is used to connect words, phrases, or clauses.
4.
Which sentence uses the future perfect tense?
She had completed her homework before dinner.
He has been watching the movie for two hours.
By the time you arrive, I will have left.
I am reading the book.
The future perfect tense shows that an action will be completed before another time or event in the future. 'By the time you arrive, I will have left.' is in the future perfect tense.
5.
What type of verb is 'should'?
Action verb
Linking verb
Modal verb
Transitive verb
'Should' is a modal verb, which is a type of auxiliary (helping) verb that modifies the main verb and expresses necessity, possibility, permission, or ability.
6.
What is an adjective?
A word that describes the action or state
A word that stands in for a noun
A word that connects words, phrases, and clauses
A word that describes a noun
An adjective is a word that describes a noun.
7.
What is an interjection?
A word used to connect phrases
A word that stands in for a noun
A word that pinpoints location or time
A word used to express sudden emotion or sentiment
An interjection is a word used to express sudden or strong feeling or emotion.
8.
What does the term 'semantics' refer to?
Sentence structure
Meaning of words and sentences
Spelling of words
Use of punctuation
Semantics is the branch of linguistics that looks at the meanings of words and sentences.
9.
What is the preposition in the sentence: 'She walked over the bridge'?
She
Walked
Over
The
A preposition is a word that shows relationships between other words, often indicating location or direction. In this sentence, 'over' is the preposition.
10.
Which word is an example of a pronoun?
Kindly
They
Run
Hate
A pronoun is a word used instead of a noun. 'They' is an example of a pronoun.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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