Mastering Grammar Basics

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What is the plural form of the word 'cactus'?

Cacti

What is the plural form of the word 'analysis'?

Analyses

What is the plural form of the word 'criterion'?

Criteria

Which of the following is an example of an irregular noun?

Fish

What is the plural form of the word 'tooth'?

Teeth

What is the function of a noun case?

To show function in a sentence

What is the purpose of a relative pronoun?

To connect relative clauses to independent clauses

Which of the following is true about collective nouns?

They can be either singular or plural depending on meaning

Which of the following is an example of a plural form subject with a singular meaning?

The news has lost its sting two days later

What is the third person singular form of the verb 'to work' in present tense?

works

Which of the following is NOT a type of verb?

Adjective verbs

Which of the following is a correct example of the present participle form of a verb?

Running

Which of the following is an irregular verb?

Seek

Study Notes

Grammar Basics: Noun Plurals, Cases, and Pronouns

  • Nouns ending in "us" change to "i" in their plural form, such as cactus to cacti.
  • Nouns ending in "is" change to "es" in their plural form, such as analysis to analyses.
  • Nouns ending in "on" change to "a" in their plural form, such as criterion to criteria.
  • Some nouns do not change at all in their plural form, such as fish and sheep.
  • Irregular nouns change their spelling in their plural form, such as tooth to teeth and goose to geese.
  • Noun cases refer to a noun's function in a sentence, such as nominative as the subject and dative as the indirect object.
  • Pronouns take the place of a noun and must agree with their antecedent.
  • Personal pronouns change their forms for different genders, numbers, cases, and persons speaking.
  • Relative pronouns connect relative clauses to independent clauses, such as that, what, and who.
  • Demonstrative pronouns show or identify a noun that may be far or near in distance or time.
  • Indefinite pronouns show unspecified objects or people, such as everyone and anyone.
  • Pronoun-antecedent agreement is necessary for proper grammar, such as using a singular pronoun for a singular indefinite pronoun antecedent.

Test your knowledge on the basics of grammar with a focus on noun plurals, cases, and pronouns. From irregular nouns to pronoun-antecedent agreement, this quiz covers everything you need to know to improve your grammar skills. Impress your friends with your knowledge of when to use "cacti" instead of "cactuses" or when to use "whom" instead of "who." Take this quiz to become a master of grammar basics.

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