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.
- The noun in “given an emphasis”
- The modifier in “of his friendly crush”
- A pronoun in “cause of it”
- A preposition in “nobody but you”
- A verb phrase in “are moving to Portugal”
- The conjunction in “because of the misunderstanding”
- The verb in “is on the track”
- A relative pronoun in “he who loves me still”
- The common noun in “the provincial meet”
- An article in “the fourth of July”
II. Prepositional Phrase. Underline the prepositional phrase in each sentence.
- He is a man of noble birth.
- She is good at chess.
- Creditors are at him again.
- The cat hid behind the couch.
- There was no one there but him.
- She slipped a note underneath the door.
- Draw a line under each word you don’t know.
- Our apartment is below theirs.
- Their balcony looks out over the city.
- 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.
- He stood between his mother and his father.
- The man beside her was wearing a brown suit and hat.
- We arrived shortly before six o’clock.
- We went to the party despite the bad weather
- Books on sports heroes are my favorite reading matter.
- Please put the bowl into the sink.
- We rented an apartment above a restaurant.
- They hung a mirror above the mantel.
- We climbed onto the building’s roof.
- We waited outside the store.
IV. Infinitive and Prepositional Phrases. Identify whether the underlined is an INFINITIVE or a PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE.
- Add salt to taste.
- To their surprise, the train left on time.
- It is perpendicular to the floor.
- The debate went back to the original argument.
- To forget is impossible now.
- It is used as a function word to indicate
- She wants to go
- His fist falls to his opponent’s brows.
- He turned his back to the door.
- Nobody wants to live
V. Main and Dependent Clauses. Identify whether the underlined is an MAIN CLAUSE or a SUBORDINATE CLAUSE.
- Keep going until I tell you to stop.
- I ran because I was afraid.
- The man whom you wrote to was my dad.
- He will support whichever candidate wins.
- The teacher welcomes originality whenever it is shown.
- A prize will be given to whoever solves the riddle.
- She said that she was afraid.
- The detective asked me when I last saw her.
- When he finally showed up, he was drunk.
- 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.