The Parts Of Speech And Parts Of A Sentence

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This quiz will assess your knowledge of the eight parts of speech and the parts of a sentece.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Answer the question True or False.A sentence is a group of words that express a complete thought

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A sentence is a group of words that express a complete thought. It contains a subject and a predicate and conveys a clear meaning. A complete thought means that the sentence has a clear and independent meaning on its own. In other words, it can stand alone as a complete idea or statement. Therefore, the statement "A sentence is a group of words that express a complete thought" is true.

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  • 2. 

    Answer the question True or False.The four types of sentences are declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true. The four types of sentences are declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory. A declarative sentence makes a statement or expresses an opinion. An interrogative sentence asks a question. An imperative sentence gives a command or makes a request. An exclamatory sentence expresses strong emotion or surprise. Therefore, the statement is correct.

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  • 3. 

    Answer the question True or False.The complete subject of a sentence is the noun plus the predicate

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The complete subject of a sentence is not the noun plus the predicate. The complete subject includes all the words that describe or modify the noun in the sentence. The predicate, on the other hand, includes the verb and all the words that modify or complete the action of the subject. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 4. 

    Answer the question True or False.The complete predicate is only the verb.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The complete predicate is not only the verb. It includes the verb along with any modifiers or objects that complete the meaning of the verb. Therefore, the statement "The complete predicate is only the verb" is false.

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  • 5. 

    Answer the question True or False.A sentence can have both a compound subject and a compound predicate.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A sentence can have both a compound subject and a compound predicate. This means that a sentence can contain more than one subject and more than one predicate. A compound subject consists of two or more subjects that are joined by a conjunction, such as "and" or "or". Similarly, a compound predicate consists of two or more predicates that are joined by a conjunction. For example, in the sentence "John and Sarah went to the park and played soccer", "John and Sarah" is the compound subject and "went to the park and played soccer" is the compound predicate. Therefore, the statement "A sentence can have both a compound subject and a compound predicate" is true.

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  • 6. 

    Answer the question True or False.The predicate nominative and the predicate adjective follow linking verbs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The predicate nominative and the predicate adjective do indeed follow linking verbs. In a sentence with a linking verb, the subject is linked to either a noun or an adjective that describes or renames it. The noun that renames the subject is called the predicate nominative, while the adjective that describes the subject is called the predicate adjective. Both of these elements come after the linking verb in the sentence structure. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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  • 7. 

    Answer the qustion True or False. The complete predicate is only the verb.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The complete predicate is not only the verb. It also includes any modifiers or objects that are associated with the verb. Therefore, the given statement is false.

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  • 8. 

    Identify the sentence below as DEC for declarative, INT for interrogative, IMP for imperative, or EXC for exclamatory. Where is the Baseball Hall of Fame?

    Correct Answer
    INT
    interrogative
    Explanation
    The given sentence is an interrogative sentence because it is asking a question. The question is asking for the location of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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  • 9. 

    Identify the sentence below as DEC for declarative, INT for interrogative, IMP for imperative, or EXC for exclamatory.In Greek mythology, Mercury was the messenger for the gods.

    Correct Answer
    DEC
    declarative
    Explanation
    The given sentence "In Greek mythology, Mercury was the messenger for the gods" is a declarative sentence because it states a fact or provides information. It is not asking a question, giving a command, or expressing strong emotion.

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  • 10. 

    Identify each sentence below as DEC for declarative, INT for interrogative, IMP for imperative, or EXC for exclamatory.Look in the card catalog for a book on Amelia Earhart.

    Correct Answer
    IMP
    imperative
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Look in the card catalog for a book on Amelia Earhart." is an imperative sentence because it is giving a command or instruction to someone. The speaker is telling someone to look in the card catalog for a book on Amelia Earhart.

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  • 11. 

    Identify each sentence below as DEC for declarative, INT for interrogative, IMP for imperative, or EXC for exclamatory.How exciting it is to watch trapeze artists!

    Correct Answer
    EXC
    exclamatory
    Explanation
    The given sentence "How exciting it is to watch trapeze artists!" is an exclamatory sentence. This is because it expresses strong emotion or excitement. The word "how" indicates the intensity of the emotion, and the exclamation mark at the end further emphasizes this.

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  • 12. 

    Identify each sentence below as DEC for declarative, INT for interrogative, IMP for imperative, or EXC for exclamatory.Imagine what it would be like to fly in outer space.

    Correct Answer
    IMP
    imperative
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Imagine what it would be like to fly in outer space" is an imperative sentence. It is a command or request that is being given to the reader or listener, in this case, to imagine what it would be like to fly in outer space. The word "imagine" indicates that it is a command to use one's imagination.

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  • 13. 

    Read the sentence below. Select the type of phrase and how the phrase is functioning in each sentence.My favorite shirt is black with a picture of Johnny Depp from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean

    • A.

      Prepositional phrases, adjective

    • B.

      Infinitive phrase, adverb

    • C.

      Appositive, nonessential

    • D.

      Appositive, essential

    Correct Answer
    A. Prepositional phrases, adjective
    Explanation
    The phrase "black with a picture of Johnny Depp from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean" is a prepositional phrase that functions as an adjective. It describes the noun "shirt" by providing additional information about its color and design.

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  • 14. 

    Read the question below. Select the correct phrase and how the phrase is functioning in each sentence.Talking in the front of the class can be very frightening

    • A.

      Participial phrase, adjective

    • B.

      Gerund phrase, subject

    • C.

      Prepositonal phrase, adverb

    • D.

      Gerund phrase, direct object

    Correct Answer
    B. Gerund phrase, subject
    Explanation
    The phrase "Talking in the front of the class" is functioning as the subject of the sentence. It is a gerund phrase because "talking" is a verb form that functions as a noun in this sentence.

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  • 15. 

    Read the sentence below. Select the type of phrase and how the phrase is functioning in the sentence. The grass covered with glistening white snow could barely be seen.

    • A.

      Verb, not a verbal phrase

    • B.

      Participial, adjective

    • C.

      Gerund, object of a preposition

    • D.

      Infinitive, adjective

    Correct Answer
    B. Participial, adjective
    Explanation
    The phrase "covered with glistening white snow" is a participial phrase. It is functioning as an adjective in the sentence, describing the grass.

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  • 16. 

    Read the sentence below. Select the type of phrase and how the phrase is functioning in the sentence below.The club, started back in 1940, is the oldest club at the school.

    • A.

      Parenthetical expression

    • B.

      Appositive phrase, nonessential

    • C.

      Infinitive phrase, appositive

    • D.

      Prepositional phrase, adjective

    Correct Answer
    A. Parenthetical expression
    Explanation
    The phrase "started back in 1940" is a parenthetical expression in the sentence. It provides additional information about the club but is not essential to the main meaning of the sentence.

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  • 17. 

    Read the statement below, How many prepositions and prepositional phrases does this passage contain? n the very olden time there lived a semi-barbaric king, whose ideas, though somewhat polished and sharpened by the progressiveness of distant Latin neighbors, were still large, florid, and untrammeled, as became the half of him which was barbaric. He was a man of exuberant fancy, and, withal, of an authority so irresistible that, at his will, he turned his varied fancies into facts. He was greatly given to self-communing, and, when he and himself agreed upon anything, the thing was done. When every member of his domestic and political systems moved smoothly in its appointed course, his nature was bland and genial; but, whenever there was a little hitch, and some of his orbs got out of their orbits, he was blander and more genial still, for nothing pleased him so much as to make the crooked straight and crush down uneven places.passage from "Lady or the Tiger" by Frank R. Stockton

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      14

    • C.

      20

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    B. 14
    Explanation
    The passage contains 14 prepositions and prepositional phrases. These are: "in the", "of distant", "as became", "of exuberant", "withal, of", "at his", "into facts", "to self-communing", "upon anything", "in its", "of his", "out of", "as to", and "down uneven places".

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  • 18. 

    Read the passage below. How many participial or participial phrases does the passage contain? Rainsford, reclining in a steamer chair, indolently puffed on his favorite brier. The sensuous drowsiness of the night was on him." It's so dark," he thought, "that I could sleep without closing my eyes; the night would be my eyelids--" An abrupt sound startled him. Off to the right he heard it, and his ears, expert in such matters, could not be mistaken. Again he heard the sound, and again. Somewhere, off in the blackness, someone had fired a gun three times. Rainsford sprang up and moved quickly to the rail, mystified. He strained his eyes in the direction from which the reports had come, but it was like trying to see through a blanket. He leaped upon the rail and balanced himself there, to get greater elevation; his pipe, striking a rope, was knocked from his mouth. He lunged for it; a short, hoarse cry came from his lips as he realized he had reached too far and had lost his balance. The cry was pinched off short as the blood-warm waters of the Caribbean Sea dosed over his head.passage from "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard O'Connell

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      0

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    The passage contains two participial phrases. The first one is "reclining in a steamer chair" which describes Rainsford's position. The second one is "striking a rope" which describes what Rainsford's pipe did when it was knocked from his mouth. These participial phrases provide additional details and help to paint a clearer picture of the scene.

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  • 19. 

    Re-read the passage below. How many gerund or phrases does this passage contain? Rainsford sprang up and moved quickly to the rail, mystified. He strained his eyes in the direction from which the reports had come, but it was like trying to see through a blanket. He leaped upon the rail and balanced himself there, to get greater elevation; his pipe, striking a rope, was knocked from his mouth. He lunged for it; a short, hoarse cry came from his lips as he realized he had reached too far and had lost his balance. The cry was pinched off short as the blood-warm waters of the Caribbean Sea dosed over his head.passage from "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      0

    Correct Answer
    A. 1
    Explanation
    The passage contains one gerund phrase. This can be identified in the sentence "He lunged for it; a short, hoarse cry came from his lips." The phrase "lunged for it" functions as a gerund phrase, with "lunged" being the gerund form of the verb "lunge."

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