Grammar Spelling Quiz

level: upper-intermediate

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A passage from Wikipedia's page on English grammar:

English grammar is the way in which meanings are encoded into wordings in the English language. This includes the structure of words, phrases, 1. a) clawses b) clauses c) clauzes, sentences, and whole texts.

This article describes a generalized, present-day Standard English - a form of speech and writing used in public discourse, including broadcasting, education, entertainment, government, and news, over a range of registers, from formal to informal. Divergences from the grammar described here occur in some historical, social, cultural and regional 2. a) varieaties b) variaties c) varieties of English, although these are more minor than differences in 3. a) pronunciation b) pronounciation c) pronounceation and 4. a) vocabualry b) vocabulary c) vocabulry.

Modern English has largely abandoned the inflectional case system of Indo-European in favor of 5. a) analytic b) analitic c) analystic constructions. The personal pronouns retain 6. a) morphilogical b) morphelogical c) morphological case more strongly than any other word class. For other pronouns, and all nouns, adjectives, and 7. a) articules b) articales c) articles, grammatical function is indicated only by word order, by prepositions, and by the Saxon genitive or English 8. a) possesive b) possessive c) posessive.

Eight "word classes" or "parts of speech" are commonly distinguished in English: nouns, 9. a) determainers b) determiners c) determinars, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and 10. a) conjunctions b) conjunctians c) conjunctiouns. Nouns form the largest word class, and verbs the second-largest. Unlike nouns in almost all other Indo-European languages, English nouns do not have grammatical gender.

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Full text: Wikipedia's page on English grammar (June 2021)

Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.