English Grammar Rules Quiz

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What are the eight word classes commonly distinguished in English?

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

Which system has modern English largely abandoned in favor of analytic constructions?

Inflectional case system of Indo-European

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

By word order, by prepositions, and by the 'Saxon genitive or English possessive' (-'s)

Which word class forms the largest in English?

Nouns

What has modern English retained more strongly than any other word class?

Morphological case for personal pronouns

Study Notes

Word Classes in English

  • There are eight word classes commonly distinguished in English.

Grammatical Function Indication

  • In modern English, grammatical function is indicated for nouns, adjectives, and articles through word order and prepositions rather than inflectional endings.

Abandoned System

  • Modern English has largely abandoned the inflectional system in favor of analytic constructions.

Largest Word Class

  • Verbs form the largest word class in English.

Retention of Word Class

  • Modern English has retained the pronoun word class more strongly than any other word class.

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