Grammar Terms Quiz

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For each question, choose the term that best matches the definition.

1. A word opposite in meaning to another:

synonym
antonym
contranym
a) synonym b) antonym c) contranym

2. A pair or group of words that usually go together (eg fish and chips):

collocation
idiom
conjunction
a) collocation b) idiom c) conjunction

3. A group of words that includes a subject and a finite verb:

clause
phrasal verb
noun phrase
a) clause b) phrasal verb c) noun phrase

4. A word that connects two parts of a compound sentence:

connector
collocation
conjunction
a) connector b) collocation c) conjunction

5. A combination of two vowels:

syllable
consonant
diphthong
a) syllable b) consonant c) diphthong

6. A fixed expression that is not intended to be understood word for word:

idiom
cliché
proverb
a) idiom b) cliché c) proverb

7. A verb that has a subject but no object:

transitive verb
intransitive verb
reflexive verb
a) transitive verb b) intransitive verb c) reflexive verb

8. A verb whose subject (the doer) and object (the receiver) are the same person or thing (eg "Tom hurt himself."):

transitive verb
intransitive verb
reflexive verb
a) transitive verb b) intransitive verb c) reflexive verb

9. Verb form in which the action is done to the subject rather than the object:

active voice
passive voice
reflective voice
a) active voice b) passive voice c) reflective voice

10. A short phrase added to a statement to make it a question:

question tag
question phrase
question mark
a) question tag b) question phrase c)question mark

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