Get your grammar right!

Sarah Holmes
Quiz by , created about 3 years ago

A quiz with various tasks to help learners develop a better understanding of the basic grammar rules of English. Designed to help people studying for GCSE English Language exams.

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Sarah Holmes
Created by Sarah Holmes about 3 years ago
Test your English grammar skills
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Question 1

Question
There are three basic types of sentences used in English. Choose the correct type from each drop-down menu to annotate this passage.
Answer
  • Simple
  • Compound
  • Complex
  • Simple
  • Compound
  • Complex
  • Simple
  • Compound
  • Complex
  • Simple
  • Compound
  • Complex

Question 2

Question
What is the difference between a phrase and a sentence?
Answer
  • A phrase does not contain a main verb whereas a sentence does.
  • A phrase is short but sentences need to be long
  • A phrase needs no punctuation but you must always have some form of punctuation in sentences

Question 3

Question
When should you use capital letters? Choose all that apply.
Answer
  • When the word is proper noun
  • At the start of sentences
  • When you want the word to stand out
  • When you want to show you are shouting the word

Question 4

Question
The main clause for a complex sentence has been provided. Drag and drop the subordinate clauses, punctuation marks and connectives to form the full complex sentence.
Answer
  • as
  • and
  • his dog slipped its lead
  • Rover broke free of his lead
  • ;
  • .
  • barking loudly
  • Rover barked loudly
  • Rover ran at full speed
  • The dog ran quickly
  • ,
  • :
  • sending Mrs White flying.
  • and Mrs White went flying

Question 5

Question
Choose the correct word from each of the drop-down menus to create a grammatically correct passage. It [blank_start]was[blank_end] the 10:30am train [blank_start]that[blank_end] we needed to catch. But Simon and [blank_start]I[blank_end] were late so we had to get the 11:00 train. [blank_start]This[blank_end] meant we [blank_start]were[blank_end] late for the meeting which [blank_start]was[blank_end] being held in London.
Answer
  • was
  • were
  • that
  • what
  • I
  • me
  • This
  • What
  • were
  • was
  • was
  • were

Question 6

Question
This list contains a mixture of phrases and sentences. Choose all of the phrases.
Answer
  • a really useful book
  • having singing lessons
  • eating a pizza
  • they found my bag
  • she put on her cycling gear
  • now you can tell the difference between phrases and sentences

Question 7

Question
When writing you can use phrases or sentences as they both make sense.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 8

Question
A paragraph is made up of a series of sentences about the same topic or idea. When writing, you must start a new paragraph each time you move on to a new idea. This passage has not been organised into paragraphs. Choose the correct annotations from the drop down menu to indicate where a new paragraph should begin.
Answer
  • New paragraph needed
  • No new paragraph needed
  • New paragraph needed
  • No new paragraph needed
  • New paragraph needed
  • No new paragraph needed
  • New paragraph needed
  • No new paragraph needed
  • New paragraph needed
  • No new paragraph needed

Question 9

Question
Pronouns are useful words as they can be used to replace a noun and help avoid repetition, especially when writing about a specific person. However, when writing, it is important to make sure you are consistent with your use of pronouns. Choose the correct groupings of pronouns from those listed.
Answer
  • First person: I, we, one
  • Second person: You, yours
  • Third person: he, she, it, they
  • First person: I, you, us
  • Second person: They, theirs, they're
  • Third person: It, its , them

Question 10

Question
This passage is grammatically incorrect in almost every way possible! Choose the error that has been made in each instance from the drop-down menus.
Answer
  • wrong past tense word - 'were' = right
  • wrong tense - present = correct
  • comma needed
  • Capital letter 'E needed
  • proper noun needs a capital
  • needs a semi-colon
  • should be 'which'
  • needs a comma
  • needs the suffix 'ed'
  • needs an 's' added
  • proper noun needs a capital
  • needs a comma after 'and'
  • wrong tense - should be past
  • should be 'got'
  • should be a full-stop
  • should be a colon
  • wrong word order
  • should be 'me'
  • wrong tense
  • doesn't need 'which'
  • new paragraph needed
  • should have a semi-colon
  • wrong plural pronoun
  • wrong tense
  • should be 'were'
  • should be 'are'
  • needs a capital 'N'
  • needs more info to make sense
  • phrase not a sentence
  • needs a capital letter