Grammar (Word Classes, Phrases, Clauses, and Sentences) Quiz

Grammar (Word Classes, Phrases, Clauses, and Sentences) Quiz. This test focuses on the students’ mastery of English language structures including word classes (parts of speech), phrases, clauses, and sentences. Answers are currently unavailable. 

I. Word Classes (Parts of Speech). Encircle the word/words identified in each phrase.

  1. The noun in “given an emphasis”
  2. The modifier in “of his friendly crush”
  3. A pronoun in “cause of it”
  4. A preposition in “nobody but you”
  5. A verb phrase in “are moving to Portugal”
  6. The conjunction in “because of the misunderstanding”
  7. The verb in “is on the track”
  8. A relative pronoun in “he who loves me still”
  9. The common noun in “the provincial meet”
  10. An article in “the fourth of July”

II. Prepositional Phrase. Underline the prepositional phrase in each sentence.

  1. He is a man of noble birth.
  2. She is good at chess.
  3. Creditors are at him again.
  4. The cat hid behind the couch.
  5. There was no one there but him.
  6. She slipped a note underneath the door.
  7. Draw a line under each word you don’t know.
  8. Our apartment is below theirs.
  9. Their balcony looks out over the city.
  10. His supporters remained loyal throughout his difficulties.

III. Prepositional Phrases (Adjective and Adverb Phrases). Identify whether the underlined is an ADJECTIVE PHRASE or an ADVERB PHRASE.

  1. He stood between his mother and his father.
  2. The man beside her was wearing a brown suit and hat.
  3. We arrived shortly before six o’clock.
  4. We went to the party despite the bad weather
  5. Books on sports heroes are my favorite reading matter.
  6. Please put the bowl into the sink.
  7. We rented an apartment above a restaurant.
  8. They hung a mirror above the mantel.
  9. We climbed onto the building’s roof.
  10. We waited outside the store.

IV. Infinitive and Prepositional Phrases. Identify whether the underlined is an INFINITIVE or a PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE.

  1. Add salt to taste.
  2. To their surprise, the train left on time.
  3. It is perpendicular to the floor.
  4. The debate went back to the original argument.
  5. To forget is impossible now.
  6. It is used as a function word to indicate
  7. She wants to go
  8. His fist falls to his opponent’s brows.
  9. He turned his back to the door.
  10. Nobody wants to live

V. Main and Dependent Clauses. Identify whether the underlined is an MAIN CLAUSE or a SUBORDINATE CLAUSE.

  1. Keep going until I tell you to stop.
  2. I ran because I was afraid.
  3. The man whom you wrote to was my dad.
  4. He will support whichever candidate wins.
  5. The teacher welcomes originality whenever it is shown.
  6. A prize will be given to whoever solves the riddle.
  7. She said that she was afraid.
  8. The detective asked me when I last saw her.
  9. When he finally showed up, he was drunk.
  10. Though it has no well-known actors in it, the movie has become the sleeper hit of the summer.

VI. Clauses (Adjective, Adverb, and Noun Clauses). Identify whether the underlined clause functions as ADJECTIVE, ADVERB or NOUN CLAUSE.

  1. Whoever claims the jackpot prize will be an instant multi-millionaire.
  2. She told me that she is on the state of recovery.
  3. The crew could see the whale which had surfaced only 50 m behind them.
  4. He tells that story to whoever will listen.
  5. “The man that invented the cuckoo clock is no more.”
  6. The churchwhere my grandparents were married is old.
  7. At the party, we ate and danced until it was over.
  8. Guests who wanted to stay out longer had to move to another party down the street.
  9. Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of overcoming of it.
  10. Hans changed his plan as the mood took him.

VII. Sentence Structure. Identify whether the sentence is Simple, Compound, Complex or Compound-Complex.

  1. He takes good care of me.
  2. You may take my luggage, however, don’t leave it unattended.
  3. Caress me warmly.
  4. I like Mathematics but my bother likes Biology because he wants to be a doctor.
  5. Nobody preferred to be left behind because the place was really haunted.
  6. Keep yourself calm while discussing the topic.
  7. He went to college and I went to a market where I bought a book.
  8. You can’t pass the test unless you study for it.
  9. I asked him a question;he replied correctly.
  10. I bought a book.

VIII. Sentence Function. Identify whether the sentence is Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative or Exclamatory.

  1. Sit down and listen!
  2. Don’t be late.
  3. The final decision rests on him.
  4. Fasten your seatbelts when the sign is illuminated.
  5. The problem with the gene pool is that there’s no lifeguard.
  6. Why is it possible to tickle someone else but not to tickle yourself?
  7. After separating them from the yolks, beat the whites until they are light and fluffy.
  8. She must be out of her mind.
  9. Why does this keep happening to me?
  10. Ouch!

IX. Sentence Order. Tell whether the sentence follows a Natural Order or an Inverted Order.

  1. This is my best friend.
  2. Philosophy is my specialization.
  3. The faculty members joined the committee.
  4. Are you going with us?
  5. Suddenly, it’s over.
  6. Talk to him about the misunderstanding.
  7. The students become even more responsible after the incident.
  8. Behind that door knocks the unexpected guest.
  9. Here comes the campus heartthrob.
  10. I can see it in your eyes.