7th And 8th Grade Grammar

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7th And 8th Grade Grammar - Quiz

Students in the 7th and 8th grade posses adequate knowledge of grammar and speech including how to use verbs, adverbs, nouns and adjectives. At this grade students are expected to be able to fully express themselves and pass along a clear and concise message. How much of the 7th and 8th grade grammar do you remember? Take our quiz.


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  • 1. 

    To find the subject, ask who or what is doing something or whom or what is being talked about. What is the subject in this sentence? Type your answer below.The pitcher struck Felicia out.

    Explanation
    The subject in this sentence is "the pitcher." The subject is the noun that is performing the action in the sentence, which in this case is striking Felicia out.

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  • 2. 

    To find the subject, ask who or what is doing something or whom or what is being talked about. What is the subject in this sentence? Type your answer below.After practicing for hours, Timmy bowled two strikes.

    Explanation
    The subject in this sentence is "Timmy" because he is the one who is practicing and bowling the strikes.

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  • 3. 

    The predicate of a sentence tells something about the subject.What is the predicate in this sentence? Type your answer below.The phone rang.

    Explanation
    The predicate in this sentence is "rang" because it is the action or verb that tells what the subject (the phone) did.

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  • 4. 

    List all 8 parts of speech in any order.

  • 5. 

    To find the subject, ask who or what is doing something or whom or what is being talked about. What is the subject in this sentence? Type your answer below.The girls on the team were all good students.

    Explanation
    The subject in this sentence is "The girls on the team" because they are the ones who are being talked about and who are doing something (being good students).

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  • 6. 

    The predicate of a sentence tells something about the subject.What is the predicate in this sentence? Type your answer below.My favorite music poster is this one of Lil'Wayne.

    Explanation
    The predicate in this sentence is "is this one of Lil'Wayne." The predicate of a sentence typically includes the verb and any other words that provide information about the subject. In this case, the verb is "is" and the phrase "this one of Lil'Wayne" provides additional information about the subject "my favorite music poster."

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  • 7. 

    Identify the verb phrase is the following sentence. Type your answer below.Kathy is riding the Ferris wheel.

    Explanation
    The verb phrase in the given sentence is "is riding". This is because "is" is the helping verb (also known as the auxiliary verb) and "riding" is the main verb. Together, they form the verb phrase that describes the action being performed by Kathy.

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  • 8. 

    Identify the verb phrase is the following sentence. Type your answer below.The carnival has been in town for two weeks.

    Explanation
    The verb phrase in the given sentence is "has been." This is because "has" is the auxiliary verb and "been" is the main verb, forming a present perfect tense. The use of "has been" indicates that the carnival started being in town two weeks ago and is still present.

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  • 9. 

    The noun basketball is an example of what type of noun?

    • A.

      One word

    • B.

      Hyphenated word

    • C.

      Two words

    Correct Answer
    A. One word
    Explanation
    The noun "basketball" is an example of a one-word noun. This is because it is a single word that represents a specific object or concept. In this case, "basketball" refers to the sport or the ball used in the sport. It is not hyphenated or made up of two separate words.

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  • 10. 

    Eiffel Tower is an example of:

    • A.

      Common noun

    • B.

      Proper noun

    • C.

      A preposition

    • D.

      An adjective

    Correct Answer
    B. Proper noun
    Explanation
    The Eiffel Tower is a specific landmark located in Paris, France. It is a unique and identifiable structure, which makes it a proper noun. Proper nouns are used to name specific people, places, or things, and they are always capitalized. In this case, "Eiffel Tower" is the specific name of the iconic structure, making it a proper noun.

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  • 11. 

    The nouns love, freedom, self-esteem and wisdom, are examples of what type of noun?

    Correct Answer
    abstract
    abstract noun
    abstract nouns
    Explanation
    The nouns love, freedom, self-esteem, and wisdom are examples of abstract nouns. Abstract nouns refer to ideas, concepts, or qualities that cannot be perceived through the senses. They represent intangible things that exist in the mind or emotions rather than in the physical world. In this case, love, freedom, self-esteem, and wisdom are all concepts or qualities that cannot be seen or touched, making them abstract nouns.

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  • 12. 

    The word or word group that a pronoun stands for (or refers to) is called its antecedent.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that an antecedent is the word or word group that a pronoun refers to or stands for. In other words, the antecedent is the noun that comes before the pronoun and gives it meaning. Therefore, it is true that the word or word group that a pronoun stands for is called its antecedent.

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  • 13. 

    five, pretty, these, busy, nice and sad are all examples of what part of speech?

    Correct Answer
    adjective
    Adjectives
    adjectives
    Adjective
    Explanation
    The words "five, pretty, these, busy, nice, and sad" are all examples of adjectives. Adjectives are words that describe or modify nouns or pronouns. In this case, these words are describing or giving more information about the nouns they are referring to.

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  • 14. 

    A linking verb connects, or links, the subject to a word or word group that identifies or describes the subject.Identify the linking verb in the following sentence. Type your answer below.Denzel Washington is an actor.

    Correct Answer
    is
    Is
    Explanation
    In the sentence "Denzel Washington is an actor," the word "is" is a linking verb. It connects the subject "Denzel Washington" to the word group "an actor," which identifies and describes the subject.

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  • 15. 

    A linking verb connects, or links, the subject to a word or word group that identifies or describes the subject.Identify the linking verb in the following sentence. Type your answer below.The children remained quiet.

    Correct Answer
    remained
    Remained
    Explanation
    The linking verb in the sentence "The children remained quiet" is "remained". It connects the subject "The children" to the word "quiet", which describes the subject.

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  • 16. 

    A helping verb (auxiliary verb) helps the main verb express action or state of being.Identify the helping verb in the following sentence. Type your answer below.Many people in Africa can speak more than one language.

    Correct Answer
    can speak
    Can speak
    Explanation
    In the sentence "Many people in Africa can speak more than one language," the helping verb is "can." The helping verb "can" is used to express the ability or possibility of speaking more than one language.

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  • 17. 

    A helping verb (auxiliary verb) helps the main verb express action or state of being.Identify the helping verb in the following sentence. Type your answer below.Kansas has been named the Sunflower State.

    Correct Answer
    has been named
    Explanation
    In the sentence "Kansas has been named the Sunflower State," the helping verb is "has been." This verb combination is used to form the present perfect tense, indicating that the action of naming Kansas as the Sunflower State has happened in the past and continues to have relevance in the present.

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  • 18. 

    An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.Identify the adverb in the following sentence. Type your answer below.I read the funny pages early on Sunday morning.

    Correct Answer
    early
    Early
    Explanation
    The adverb in the given sentence is "early." It modifies the verb "read" and indicates the time at which the action took place, specifically on Sunday morning. The capitalized "Early" is not the correct answer as it is not a part of the sentence and does not function as an adverb.

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  • 19. 

    A preposition is a word that shows the relationship of a noun or pronoun to another word.Identify the preposition in the following sentence. Type your answer below.The basketball team ran through the gym entrance.

    Correct Answer
    through
    Through
    Explanation
    The preposition in the sentence is "through". It shows the relationship between the noun "team" and the noun phrase "the gym entrance". It indicates that the basketball team moved from one side of the gym entrance to the other side.

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  • 20. 

    A prepositional phrase includes a preposition, a noun or pronoun called the object of the preposition, and any modifiers of that object.Identify the prepositional phrase in the following sentence. Type your answer below.Into the thick mist vanished the carriage.

    Correct Answer
    into the thick mist
    Into the thick mist
    Explanation
    The prepositional phrase in the sentence is "into the thick mist". It includes the preposition "into", the noun "mist", and the adjective "thick" modifying the noun. This phrase shows the direction or movement of the action in the sentence, indicating that the carriage disappeared or went into the thick mist.

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  • 21. 

    An interjection is a word used to express emotion.Identify the interjection in the following sentence. Type your answer below.Aha, you've discovered the secret.

    Correct Answer
    aha
    Aha
    Explanation
    The interjection in the given sentence is "aha" or "Aha." Interjections are words or phrases used to express strong emotions or reactions, and in this case, "aha" is used to indicate surprise or realization.

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  • 22. 

    A conjunction is a word used to join words or groups of words. Which one of the following is NOT a conjunction?

    • A.

      But

    • B.

      For

    • C.

      So

    • D.

      Because

    • E.

      Yet

    Correct Answer
    D. Because
    Explanation
    Because is not a conjunction. It is a subordinating conjunction that introduces a subordinate clause, indicating the cause or reason for something. Conjunctions, on the other hand, are used to join words, phrases, or clauses. The other options (but, for, so, yet) are all conjunctions as they are used to connect words or groups of words.

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