English Grammar Rules Quiz

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What are the eight word classes or parts of speech commonly distinguished in English according to the text?

nouns, determiners, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions

What has modern English largely abandoned in favor of analytic constructions, according to the text?

the inflectional case system of Indo-European

How is grammatical function indicated for pronouns, nouns, adjectives, and articles in Modern English?

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

What retains morphological case more strongly than any other word class in Modern English, according to the text?

personal pronouns

Which word class forms the largest class, and which forms the second-largest class in English, according to the text?

Nouns form the largest word class, and verbs form the second-largest

Test your knowledge of English grammar with this quiz. Explore the rules governing words, phrases, clauses, and sentences in the English language.

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