Grammar Nazi Quiz: Clauses!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
         Identify the subject and predicate in the following clauses.1.) Fido enjoys the game of fetch2.) Mrs. Take grades harshly.
    • A. 

      1.) Game, fetch 2.) Mr. Take, grades harshly

    • B. 

      1.) Enjoys, game of fetch 2.) Grades, harshly

    • C. 

      1.) Fido, Fetch 2.) Mrs., grades harshly

    • D. 

      1.) Fido, enjoys the game of fetch 2.) Mrs. Take, grades harshly

  • 2. 
         Identify the dependent clause.
    • A. 

      He waited.

    • B. 

      While driving drunk.

    • C. 

      He deemed himself "beer pong champion."

    • D. 

      Pablo had a severe case of lactose intolerance.

  • 3. 
         Identify the subordinate clause.
    • A. 

      Tom found the smell of deviled eggs unpleasant.

    • B. 

      Stacy drop-kicked her dog.

    • C. 

      Which operated like a machine,

    • D. 

      Siphoning gasoline via the mouth,

  • 4. 
         Identify the independent clause of the sentenceAfter sobering up in prison, Johnny vowed never to drink again.
    • A. 

      Johnny vowed not to drink again

    • B. 

      After sobering up in prison,

  • 5. 
         Identify the equative clause
    • A. 

      The doctor found a cure for AIDS.

    • B. 

      Even though he tried his best,

    • C. 

      Smiley the doctor issued medical marijuana

    • D. 

      "Do you want fries with that?" the teenager asked

  • 6. 
         True or false? Adverbial clause definition: a complete thought that provides additionalinformation relevant to the main clause. It must be preceded by conjunctions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
         Identify the main clause.  
    • A. 

      Timmy appears to be undergoing 'roid rage.

    • B. 

      No trespassing.

    • C. 

      While at Bertha's house,

    • D. 

      Whoever possesses this,

  • 8. 
    True or false? Complete sentences must contain both a subject and a verb.
    • A. 

      True, Blue.

    • B. 

      False, schmalz.

  • 9. 
         Identify the adjective clause
    • A. 

      The purple dinosaur.

    • B. 

      Boys will be boys.

    • C. 

      Here comes the dreaded grammar nazi!

    • D. 

      Which I purchased a month ago,

  • 10. 
         Identify the coordinate clause.
    • A. 

      And with the help of the powerpuff girls

    • B. 

      Say hello to my little friend!

    • C. 

      The students laughed at Rajeem's uncontrollable gas.

    • D. 

      He went to Jareds!

  • 11. 
         Identify the noun clause.
    • A. 

      Armed with a leaf blower,

    • B. 

      Whoever kicks my balls will get their lights knocked out!

    • C. 

      At Hooters,

    • D. 

      Marty overdosed on Viagra.

  • 12. 
         Identify the clauses as independent or dependent in the following sentence:Like a heat-seeking missile, the pedophile snatched the toddler, while the mother asked for Octomom's autograph.
    • A. 

      1.) Like a heat seeking missile = ind. clause 2.) The pedophile snatched the toddler = dep. clause 3.) While the mother asked for Octomom's autograph = dep. clause

    • B. 

      1.) Like a heat seeking missile = dep. clause 2.) the pedophile snatched the toddler = ind. clause 3.) While the mother asked for Octomom's autograph = ind. clause

    • C. 

      1.) Like a heat seeking missile = dep. clause 2.) the pedophile snatched the toddler = ind. clause 3.) While the mother asked for Octomom's autograph = dep. clause

    • D. 

      1.) Like a heat seeking missile = ind. clause 2.) the pedophile snatched the toddler = dep. clause 3.) While the mother asked for Octomom's autograph = ind. clause

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