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Practice - Grammar and Language - 07

Hello KS3 English pupils! Welcome to a riveting quiz where you'll test your grasp on grammar rules, delve into the depths of the English language and analyse linguistic patterns. Remember, it's not about getting everything right, but learning from each question. Good luck!
1.
Which of the options below best defines a 'simile'?
A figure of speech that directly compares two things.
A figure of speech that involves an expressed comparison.
A type of metaphor that uses 'like' or 'as' for comparison.
All of the above
A simile is indeed all of the above; it is a type of metaphor that uses 'like' or 'as' and directly compares two things.
2.
Identify the preposition in the following sentence: 'She read the book before bedtime.'
read
the
before
bedtime
'Before' is the preposition in the sentence as it shows a relationship—in this case, a time relationship—between ‘read the book’ and ‘bedtime’.
3.
What does an adverb typically do in a sentence?
Describes a noun
Describes a verb
Substitutes a noun
Connects clauses or sentences
Adverbs typically modify or describe verbs, giving us more information about the action in the sentence.
4.
What type of word is 'and' in the English language?
Adverb
Conjunction
Preposition
Pronoun
'And' is a conjunction. It's used to connect words, phrases, and clauses together.
5.
Which of the following words is an adjective?
Run
Happy
Tree
Throw
An adjective is a word that describes or modifies a noun. Therefore, 'happy' is the correct answer.
6.
What is a synonym for 'happy'?
Sad
Gloomy
Unhappy
Cheerful
'Cheerful' is a synonym for 'happy' as they both have similar meanings.
7.
Which grammar rule does the following sentence violate? 'I enjoys playing football.'
Spelling error
Subject-Verb disagreement
Misuse of a preposition
Incorrect punctuation
The subject (I) and the verb (enjoys) do not agree. The correct sentence would be 'I enjoy playing football.'
8.
Choose the correct form of the verb in this sentence: 'If I _____ you, I wouldn't do that.'
am
been
were
be
The sentence is a hypothetical (unreal) conditional sentence. We use 'were' with 'I' in hypothetical conditionals.
9.
Choose the correct form of verb for the given sentence: 'Neither of my parents _____ to cook.'
likes
like
liking
liketh
When using 'neither of,' we use a singular verb. So, 'likes' is the correct choice.
10.
The words 'their', 'our', and 'its' are examples of what type of pronoun?
Demonstrative
Indefinite
Possessive
Interrogative
'Their', 'our', and 'its' are possessive pronouns as they indicate ownership or possession.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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