A Brief English Grammar Quiz!

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Be ready to test and enhance your knowledge with a brief English grammar quiz! Many of the benefits of using proper grammar are the same as having a useful vocabulary, the most important one being effective communication. Do you believe you have excellent grammatical skills? Below is a Grammar quiz for 9th grade English class that will help prepare for what to expect in all of your English class tests. Give it a try, and keep a lookout for more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is correctly punctuated?

    • A.

      Since she had too much pizza, she felt sick.

    • B.

      Since she had too much pizza she felt sick.

    • C.

      Since, she had, too much, pizza, she felt sick.

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Since she had too much pizza, she felt sick.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Since she had too much pizza, she felt sick." This is the only option that uses proper punctuation with a comma to separate the dependent clause "Since she had too much pizza" from the independent clause "she felt sick." The other options either omit the necessary comma or include excessive and unnecessary commas.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is a dependent clause?

    • A.

      The dinner I had last night was pork.

    • B.

      Dinner last night was pork.

    • C.

      Last night we had pork for dinner.

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Dinner last night was pork.
    Explanation
    The answer "Dinner last night was pork" is a dependent clause because it cannot stand alone as a complete sentence. It is missing a subject and relies on the rest of the sentence for meaning.

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  • 3. 

    Which sentence doesn't have proper punctuation?

    • A.

      Everyone was deadly, tired because of the party.

    • B.

      Because of the party, everyone was deadly tired.

    • C.

      Everyone was deadly tired, because of the party.

    • D.

      Because, of the party, everyone was deadly tired.

    Correct Answer
    B. Because of the party, everyone was deadly tired.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Because of the party, everyone was deadly tired." This sentence is the only one that has proper punctuation because it correctly uses commas to set off the phrase "because of the party" as an introductory element. The other sentences either have missing commas or misplaced commas, which makes them incorrect in terms of punctuation.

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  • 4. 

    Which is a phrase?

    • A.

      They had a lot of fun.

    • B.

      A lot of fun

    • C.

      Last night they had a lot of fun.

    • D.

      They will have a lot of fun.

    Correct Answer
    B. A lot of fun
    Explanation
    The phrase "A lot of fun" is a group of words that function as a single unit and convey a specific meaning. It describes the amount of enjoyment or amusement someone had or will have. In this context, it is used to describe the level of enjoyment experienced by someone in the past or future.

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  • 5. 

    Rewrite the sentence correctly: "The sunset is beautiful. The sunset makes me happy."

    • A.

      The sunset is beautiful to make me happy.

    • B.

      Because the sunset makes me happy, it is beautiful.

    • C.

      The sunset makes me happy, it is beautiful.

    • D.

      The sunset is beautiful, and it makes me happy.

    Correct Answer
    D. The sunset is beautiful, and it makes me happy.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The sunset is beautiful, and it makes me happy." This answer correctly combines the two sentences and uses the coordinating conjunction "and" to show the relationship between the beauty of the sunset and the happiness it brings.

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  • 6. 

    What is the following sentence? "We threw a really big party last week."

    • A.

      Phrase

    • B.

      Independent

    • C.

      Dependent

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Independent
    Explanation
    The given sentence "We threw a really big party last week" is an independent clause. It is a complete sentence that can stand alone and convey a complete thought. It has a subject "we" and a predicate "threw a really big party last week".

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  • 7. 

    A __ is a group of words that have a subject and a verb.

    • A.

      Proverb

    • B.

      Paragraph

    • C.

      Clause

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Clause
    Explanation
    A clause is a group of words that have a subject and a verb. It can be a complete sentence or part of a sentence. A clause can express a complete thought and can stand alone as a sentence, or it can be dependent on another clause to form a complete sentence. In this context, a clause is the correct answer because it fits the definition provided. A proverb is a short saying that expresses a common truth or piece of advice. A paragraph is a group of sentences that discuss a single topic. "None of these" is not the correct answer because a clause does fit the given definition.

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  • 8. 

    An _____ clause has a subject, verb and can stand alone.

    • A.

      Dependent

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Independent

    Correct Answer
    D. Independent
    Explanation
    An independent clause is a type of clause that has a subject and a verb and can function as a complete sentence on its own. It expresses a complete thought and does not rely on any other clauses to make sense. In contrast, a dependent clause cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and relies on an independent clause to form a complete thought. Therefore, the correct answer is "Independent".

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  • 9. 

    _______ joins other words or groups of words.

    • A.

      Conjunction

    • B.

      Proverb

    • C.

      Clause

    • D.

      Noun

    Correct Answer
    A. Conjunction
    Explanation
    Conjunctions are words that join other words or groups of words together in a sentence. They are used to connect words, phrases, or clauses, and help to show the relationship between them. Examples of conjunctions include "and," "but," "or," and "because." In this case, the correct answer is "Conjunction" because it accurately describes the function of joining words or groups of words.

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  • 10. 

    A ___ clause cannot stand alone.

    • A.

      Independent

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Dependent

    Correct Answer
    D. Dependent
    Explanation
    A dependent clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a verb but does not express a complete thought. It relies on an independent clause to form a complete sentence. Therefore, a dependent clause cannot stand alone as a sentence.

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