Language features

Question 1 of 10

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What are the three basic types of sentences?

Select one of the following:

  • simple, compound, complex

  • Long, medium, short

  • Main, secondary, insignificant

Question 2 of 10

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"The broad, quiet street"
This is an example of a

Select one of the following:

  • An adverbial phrase

  • A prepositional phrase

  • A noun phrase

Question 3 of 10

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"Her eyes shone like the stars above"
Is this figurative device

Select one of the following:

  • a simile

  • personification

  • a metaphor

Question 4 of 10

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Is the word 'love' is a . . .

Select one of the following:

  • Proper noun

  • Abstract noun

  • Common noun

Question 5 of 10

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An onomatopoeic word does what?

Select one of the following:

  • Describes how an action has been done

  • Sounds like the thing it represents

  • Gives non-living things characteristics of people or animals

Question 6 of 10

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How many modal verbs are there?

Select one of the following:

  • 9

  • 5

  • 10

Question 7 of 10

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"Beloved, sweetheart bastard"
This is an example of

Select one of the following:

  • Juxtaposition

  • Oxymoron

  • Comparison

Question 8 of 10

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Hyperbole means

Select one of the following:

  • An exaggerated word or phrase that is used for emphasis but shouldn't be taken literally

  • A word or phrase that expresses the extremes of things

  • Putting two contrasting ideas together

Question 9 of 10

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What are imperatives?

Select one of the following:

  • Verbs that give orders, directions or are used to make requests

  • nouns that name people and places

  • verbs that relate to physical actions

Question 10 of 10

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The connotations of words or phrases are

Select one of the following:

  • The literal meaning of the words and phrases

  • The implied or suggested meanings

  • The alternative definition of a word

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Language features

Sarah Holmes
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A 10 question multiple choice quiz testing learners' knowledge of various linguistic features they might need to identify and comment on in exams.

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