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Grammar Vocabulary Quiz 3

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the words defined on our Grammar Vocabulary page.

1. Present participles end with

-ing -ed
a) -ing b) -ed

2. Which is the past participle?

was looking looked
a) was looking b) looked

3. The nine "parts of speech" include

nouns and verbs subjects and objects
a) nouns and verbs b) subjects and objects

4. In the passive voice, the subject of a sentence

does the verb’s action receives the verb’s action
a) does the verb’s action b) receives the verb’s action

5. "John was shot by Lee" is in the passive voice. Which is the subject?

John Lee
a) John b) Lee

6. A phrase is a group of words without a subject and its verb, such as

it’s getting late late at night
a) it’s getting late b) late at night

7. The predicate is the part of a sentence that tells us about

the subject the object
a) the subject b) the object

8. Which is the predicate in the sentence "The weather was lovely"?

The weather was lovely
a) The weather b) was lovely

9. Prepositions come before nouns or noun phrases and include words like

and, but, because to, in, over
a) and, but, because b) to, in, over

10. Pronouns replace nouns, and include words like

you, they, it big, old, new
a) you, they, it b) big, old, new

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