Grammar Quiz

Parts of Speech

Here is a grammar quiz which will deepen your understanding of Parts of Speech. This is both a game and a test. I know you'll enjoy this. Choose one from the options given after each question. Think carefully before you answer.

1.    They always speak the truth to me.

What part of speech is the word 'speak' in the sentence above?
  noun
  verb
  adjective
  preposition

2.     She frequently writes articles for that paper.

Where would you insert the word 'short' in this sentence?
  between she and frequently
  between frequently and writes
  between writes and articles
  between articles and for

3.     Those boys answered all the questions smartly in class this morning.

What word would you use as a substitute for the words 'those boys'?
  he
  she
  me
  they

4.     Will you please water the plants?

What part of speech is the word 'water' in this sentence?
  noun
  verb
  conjunction
  preposition

5.     She always smiled ________ she was not happy.

Which of the following conjunctions would you use to fill in the blank?
  but
  or
  and
  where

6.     We ________ visit our sister in Kerala.

Which one of the following words would you use to fill in the blank in the above sentence?
  are
  family
  sometimes
  have

7.     Which part of speech was the correct answer in number 6 above?

  noun
  verb
  adjective
  adverb

8.     I bought a pen yesterday.

If I want to remove the word 'pen,' which of the following words is qualified to take its place?
  cleverly
  have
  slow
  book

9.     taught / school / he /in / us / English / to

Which of the following is the best rearrangement of the words given above?
  He to us taught in English school.
  He taught English to us in school.
  Taught us is he English to school.
  Us taught to he English in school.

10.     The little lamb followed Mary to school.

The words 'lamb', 'Mary' and 'school' belong to the same part of speech. Which?
  noun
  verb
  pronoun
  adverb

If you have fewer than five answers correct in this Grammar Quiz, I suggest you go to the Parts of Speech lesson and study it again and then come back to this quiz.

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