A Quiz On Clause Elements: Trivia!

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A clause is a component of a subject and a predicate. It is a verb with many objects and modifiers. Four elements make up the English clause, and we refer to them as elements of clause structure. A complex sentence includes at least one independent clause and at least one dependent clause. This quiz will tell you about clause elements. Good luck with the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Identify the emboldend clause element First he went to his five companions.

    • A.

      Direkt object

    • B.

      Subject

    • C.

      Subject predicative

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Subject
    Explanation
    The emboldened clause element in the given sentence is the subject. This is because it is the noun phrase that is performing the action of going to his five companions. The subject is typically the main focus of the sentence and is usually located at the beginning. In this case, "First he" is the subject of the sentence.

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  • 2. 

    Identify the emboldened clause element. You could buy them in tourist shops in all cities.

    • A.

      Subject

    • B.

      Indirekt object

    • C.

      Direct object

    • D.

      Adverbial

    Correct Answer
    C. Direct object
    Explanation
    The emboldened clause element in the given sentence is the direct object. It refers to the things that can be bought, which are "them" in this case. The direct object is the noun or pronoun that receives the action of the verb. In this sentence, the action is "buy" and the direct object is "them," referring to the things that can be bought.

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  • 3. 

    Identify the emboldened clause element. Some of these flowers are sick.

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Predicate adjective

    • C.

      Adverbial

    • D.

      Direct object

    Correct Answer
    B. Predicate adjective
    Explanation
    In the sentence “Some of these flowers are sick,” the emboldened word “sick” is a predicate adjective. It’s part of the predicate of the sentence and describes the subject, “Some of these flowers.” Predicate adjectives follow a linking verb (in this case, “are”) and provide more information about the subject of the sentence. So, “sick” is an adjective that describes the state of “Some of these flowers.”

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  • 4. 

    Identify the emboldened clause element. I worked in France for two years

    • A.

      Direct object

    • B.

      Adverbial

    • C.

      Object predicative

    • D.

      Indirect object

    Correct Answer
    B. Adverbial
    Explanation
    The emboldened clause element in the given sentence is "in France." This phrase provides additional information about where the speaker worked. It functions as an adverbial, modifying the verb "worked" by indicating the location of the action.

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  • 5. 

    Identify the emboldened Clause element. His telephone call made her very happy.

    • A.

      Adverbial

    • B.

      Direct object

    • C.

      Object predicative

    • D.

      Subject predicative

    Correct Answer
    C. Object predicative
    Explanation
    The emboldened clause element in the given sentence is "made her very happy." This clause functions as the object predicative. It describes the result or state of the action performed by the subject. In this case, the action of the subject "His telephone call" is making "her" very happy. The clause "made her very happy" complements the object "telephone call" and indicates the effect it had on the recipient.

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  • 6. 

    Identify the emboldened clause element. After his release from captivity in 1953, he lived in the Soviet zone.

    • A.

      Indirect object

    • B.

      Subject

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Adverbial

    Correct Answer
    C. Verb
    Explanation
    The emboldened clause element in the given sentence is the verb. It is the word "lived" that indicates the action or state of the subject "he". The verb is the main element in a clause and expresses the main action or state of the subject. In this case, the verb "lived" shows what the subject "he" did after his release from captivity.

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  • 7. 

    Identify the emboldened clause element. The woman in the house next to me is always angry.

    • A.

      Adverbial

    • B.

      Subject

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Indirect object

    Correct Answer
    B. Subject
    Explanation
    The emboldened clause element in the given sentence is the subject. It refers to "The woman in the house next to me" and is the main noun or pronoun that the sentence is about.

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  • 8. 

    Identify the emboldened clause element. She felt very well after the return flight.

    • A.

      Subject

    • B.

      Indirect object

    • C.

      Adverbial

    • D.

      Bject predicative

    Correct Answer
    C. Adverbial
    Explanation
    The emboldened clause element in the given sentence is "after the return flight." This element functions as an adverbial, providing information about the time or circumstance of the subject feeling very well. It indicates that the feeling of wellness occurred after the return flight.

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