Quiz: Can You Define These Grammatical Terms?
Topics
Can You Define These Grammatical Terms?
By: Annette
Image: Shutterstock

About This Quiz

Good grammar is essential, but in this quiz we're going to take it a step further by testing your knowledge of grammar's inner workings. Can you guess what these grammatical terms mean? No adjective can describe how much fun this is going to be.

1.0 of 35
Which of these is an adjective?
2.0 of 35
Which of these is an adverb?
3.0 of 35
What comes first, the antecedent or the pronoun?
4.0 of 35
A clause is a group of related ______ containing a subject and a predicate.
5.0 of 35
The word "government" is _____.
6.0 of 35
"Gut-wrenching" is ______ .
7.0 of 35
How many different kinds of noun cases are there?
1
2
3
8.0 of 35
"Housekeeper" is a ______ .
9.0 of 35
Compound subjects are connected by what?
10.0 of 35
What does a conjunction do?
11.0 of 35
Which of these is a conjunctive adverb?
12.0 of 35
What is the only definite article in the English language?
13.0 of 35
The direct object answers the question _______.
14.0 of 35
An ellipsis consists of ______.
15.0 of 35
An elliptical clause is grammatically _____ .
16.0 of 35
Does gender play into grammar?
17.0 of 35
A gerund is a verb that acts like _____.
18.0 of 35
How many indefinite articles are in the English language?
1
2
3
19.0 of 35
What answers the questions to whom, for whom, to what or for what?
20.0 of 35
To be or not to be, that's the _____ .
21.0 of 35
22.0 of 35
23.0 of 35
How many kinds of participles are there?
1
2
3
24.0 of 35
When you talk about yourself, you're speaking in _____ person.
25.0 of 35
A phrase doesn't have a ______.
26.0 of 35
Which of these is a preposition?
27.0 of 35
The pronoun acts as a substitute for a _____.
28.0 of 35
"When Shelly and Fred go to the movies, they always laugh." Where is the pronoun?
29.0 of 35
The ______ is what the sentence is about.
30.0 of 35
Which of these is a verb?
31.0 of 35
A subject complement is _____.
32.0 of 35
A transitive verb requires _______.
33.0 of 35
Auxiliary verbs are ____ verbs.
34.0 of 35
A verb and an auxiliary verb form a ______.
35.0 of 35
"I can swim!" What's the auxiliary verb?
Receive a hint after watching this short video from our sponsors.
quit
hint:
continue