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Practice - Grammar and Language - 08

Welcome KS3 students! Ready for a fun and educational quiz? You're about to delve into the captivating world of English grammar, syntax and semantics. Let's see how well you've understood the different rules and concepts. Remember, this is not a test, rather a light-hearted challenge to help you learn. Happy quizzing!
1.
Which of the following sentences has a preposition?
Cats chase their tails.
The book is on the table.
She runs fast.
He wrote with a pen.
The sentence 'The book is on the table.' has a preposition, 'on,' which is indicating the relationship between the book and the table.
2.
Which of these sentences has a correct use of the semicolon?
I have a big test tomorrow; I can’t go out tonight.
I have a big test; tomorrow I can’t go out tonight.
I have a big test tomorrow I can’t go out; tonight.
I have a big test tomorrow I can’t go out tonight;
A semicolon is used to connect closely related ideas or two independent clauses. Therefore, 'I have a big test tomorrow; I can’t go out tonight' is the correct choice.
3.
Which type of sentence is this: 'Don't touch that stove!'?
Interrogative
Exclamatory
Declarative
Imperative
An imperative sentence gives a command. So 'Don't touch that stove!' is an imperative sentence.
4.
What does an adverb modify?
Nouns
Pronouns
Adjectives, verbs and other adverbs
Conjunctions
Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs by telling 'how,' 'when,' 'where,' 'why,' or 'to what extent'.
5.
What is the conjunction in this sentence: 'She will go to the zoo if it doesn't rain.'?
Zoo
She
Rain
If
The conjunction in the sentence is 'if' – it connects the two clauses together.
6.
Which of these is the future perfect tense?
I will have finished work.
I am going to finish work.
I will finish work.
I have finished work.
The future perfect tense refers to a completed action in the future. 'I will have finished work' is an example of future perfect tense.
7.
What is the proper term for a word that is spelled and pronounced the same way backward and forward?
Palindrome
Anagram
Antonym
Eponym
A palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of characters that reads the same forward and backward, such as 'racecar' or 'madam.'
8.
What is a homophone?
Words that have different meanings but sound the same.
Words that have the same spelling but different meanings.
Words that have the same spelling and the same meaning.
Words that have the same spelling and different pronunciations.
Homophones are words that are pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning, and may differ in spelling.
9.
What is the passive voice of 'John ate an apple'?
John was eating an apple
John was eaten by an apple.
An apple was eaten by John.
An apple ate John.
The passive voice switches the object and subject of the sentence. Therefore, 'An apple was eaten by John' is the correct choice.
10.
Which of the following is the correct form of verb agreement?
Emma and Ava rides her bikes.
Emma and Ava ride their bikes.
Emma and Ava ride her bike.
Emma and Ava rides their bikes.
When speaking about multiple people, the verb (in this case 'ride') should be in the plural form. Therefore, 'Emma and Ava ride' is the correct choice.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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