Know Your Own Language?

12 Questions | Total Attempts: 35

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So you speak English as a native but how much do you know about how it's put together and what are the difficult things you take for granted?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is a verb?
    • A. 

      Excess

    • B. 

      Excessive

    • C. 

      Exceed

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not an adverb?
    • A. 

      Friendly

    • B. 

      Happily

    • C. 

      Hardly

  • 3. 
    What does not count as a phrasal verb?
    • A. 

      A verb plus an adverb

    • B. 

      A verb plus one or two prepositions

    • C. 

      Any verb in a sentence or part of a sentence (a clause)

  • 4. 
    Which of the following contains a phrasal verb? 
    • A. 

      He is sitting on the table.

    • B. 

      He sat up when she walked in.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following contains a phrasal verb? 
    • A. 

      He went up the stairs talking loudly.

    • B. 

      He went on talking loudly.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following contains a phrasal verb? 
    • A. 

      They got together in Spring and were engaged by Autumn.

    • B. 

      I’m going to the shops. Do you want to go together?

  • 7. 
    How many phrasal verbs are there in English?
    • A. 

      Hundreds

    • B. 

      Thousands

    • C. 

      It depends how you count them

  • 8. 
    Phrasal verbs …
    • A. 

      Are a more formal way to express something.

    • B. 

      Are a more informal way to express something.

    • C. 

      Can be substituted with stand alone verbs.

    • D. 

      Can have only one or two meanings.

    • E. 

      Can have more than eight meanings.

    • F. 

      Are easy for foreigners to learn and understand.

  • 9. 
    Why are phrasal verbs so difficult for foreigners? 
  • 10. 
    How many meanings are there for “to turn up”?  
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      5

  • 11. 
    Can you think of all of them? 
  • 12. 
    Can you think of opposites for all of them?  
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