English Grammar Overview Quiz
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English Grammar Overview Quiz

Test your knowledge of English grammar with this quiz covering the structural rules of words, phrases, clauses, sentences, and texts. Explore present-day Standard English and its application in various contexts from formal to informal.

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Which word class forms the largest word class in English?

Nouns

What has modern English largely abandoned from the Indo-European language family?

Inflectional case system

What is indicated only by word order, prepositions, and the 'Saxon genitive or English possessive' (-'s)?

Grammatical function

Which form of speech and writing is used in public discourse, including broadcasting, education, entertainment, government, and news?

<p>Standard English</p> Signup and view all the answers

What has largely retained morphological case more strongly than any other word class in Modern English?

<p>Pronouns</p> Signup and view all the answers

In what favor has Modern English largely abandoned the inflectional case system of Indo-European?

<p>In favor of analytic constructions</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which word class is considered to be a closed class and is rare for new members to enter the language?

<p>Pronouns</p> Signup and view all the answers

What part of speech do interjections belong to?

<p>Not described here</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term used for word classes that readily accept new members?

<p>Open classes</p> Signup and view all the answers

What serves the same function as a word from some particular word class and is therefore called a noun phrase?

<p>Determiner phrases</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which word class do most words in the English language belong to more than one?

<p>Lexemes</p> Signup and view all the answers

What consists of a verb together with any objects and other dependents?

<p>Verb phrase</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which word class do interjections not form part of?

<p>Clause and sentence structure</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is an example of present perfect continuous tense?

<p>I have been working</p> Signup and view all the answers

When referring to events or situations that have finished, which tense should be used in English?

<p>Past tense</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which tense is used to summarize a book, film, or play when telling a story in the present tense?

<p>Present simple tense</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the past tense in English allow us to talk about?

<p>Long-standing events and situations</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which tense is formed using 'I have + past participle'?

<p>Present perfect tense</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are the four present tense forms in the English language?

<p>Simple, Continuous, Perfect, Perfect continuous</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the correct usage of 'your' in the sentence: '______ beautiful.'?

<p>Your</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which word should be used to refer to a place that isn't here?

<p>There</p> Signup and view all the answers

How should the sentence 'Can I have ______ coat.' be correctly written?

<p>Your</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the correct form of the contracted word that indicates 'cannot'?

<p>Cant</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where should the apostrophe be placed to show that something belongs to more than one person?

<p>'S'</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of adverb modifies the verb?

<p>Manner adverb</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the correct usage of 'were' in past simple?

<p>Was</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which word indicates possession and defines that something belongs to you?

<p>'s</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the correct use of adverbs aim to do in the context of story writing?

<p>Show, not tell the reader what is happening in the story.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is indicated by apostrophes?

<p>Ownership or belonging.</p> Signup and view all the answers

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