Understanding word classes

Sarah Holmes
Quiz by Sarah Holmes, updated more than 1 year ago
Sarah Holmes
Created by Sarah Holmes over 6 years ago
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Description

A quiz of various question types to help learners understanding how the different parts of speech in English work.

Resource summary

Question 1

Question
A noun is a naming word e.g. table, love, Cambridge
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 2

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Which of the following groups are types of nouns?
Answer
  • Common
  • Proper
  • Abstract
  • Active
  • Passive
  • Collective

Question 3

Question
Look at the text in this image. Drag and drop the capital letters to correctly identify the proper nouns being used here.
Answer
  • S
  • W
  • C
  • P
  • E
  • Y
  • M
  • B
  • F
  • A

Question 4

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Proper nouns always start with capital letters
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 5

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What is the correct definition of a verb?
Answer
  • A word that describes an action
  • A word that describes a state of doing, having or being
  • A word that describes how an action is being done
  • A word that describes a noun

Question 6

Question
Verbs can be active, being done by the person, animal etc. . or they can be passive, being done to or experienced by the person, animal etc. . Choose from the drop-down menus to correctly label the verbs in these sentences as either active or passive.
Answer
  • Active
  • Passive
  • Active
  • Passive
  • Active
  • Passive
  • Active
  • Passive
  • Active
  • Passive
  • Active
  • Passive
  • Active
  • Passive

Question 7

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Adverbs describe how actions are done
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 8

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Choose the adverb from the drop-down menus that most vividly describe the verb in each sentence. 1) I laid out the new halyard on deck, flaking it [blank_start]neatly[blank_end] so there were no twists. 2) She threw her arms around her friend, kissed her [blank_start]extravagantly[blank_end], and then ran home. 3) She danced [blank_start]ecstatically[blank_end] 4) My thoughts raced [blank_start]madly.[blank_end] 5) I felt my head spin [blank_start]giddily[blank_end] to the point of fainting.
Answer
  • neatly
  • carefully
  • slowly
  • extravagantly
  • passionately
  • lightly
  • ecstatically
  • gracefully
  • beautifully
  • madly.
  • wildly.
  • quickly.
  • giddily
  • wildly
  • madly

Question 9

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A noun phrase contains a noun and at least one adjective to describe it.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 10

Question
Extra detail can be added to nouns to create noun phrases. These make writing more interesting. To create noun phrases you need to start with a noun and then add adjectives in front of the noun to describe it. Noun phrases can be extended further by adding phrases after the noun that start with a preposition. For each of the nouns listed, drag and drop an adjective in front and a phrases after to create an extended noun phrase.
Answer
  • alarmingly busy
  • busy
  • the alarmingly busy
  • near the playground
  • near the children's playground
  • the big fluffy
  • the big
  • fluffy
  • on the sofa
  • over there
  • under the sofa
  • the biggest
  • the small
  • the large
  • in the Antarctic
  • on the Antarctic
  • over the Antarctic
  • a beautiful, lasting
  • a lovely
  • an amazing
  • in a place like this
  • on a place like this
  • through a place like this
  • the towering white wedding
  • the tall wedding
  • the white wedding
  • on the table
  • under the table
  • in the table
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