Phrases And Clauses: How Much Do You Know?

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Phrase Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these are verb phrase(s)?
    • A. 

      "Will snow"

    • B. 

      "To see the difference"

    • C. 

      "In record time"

    • D. 

      "Has been running"

    • E. 

      "Behind the couch"

  • 2. 
    What is the difference between a phrase and a clause?
    • A. 

      Phrases simply act as parts of speech, while clauses are parts of whole thoughts.

    • B. 

      Phrases contain gerunds and participles, while clauses never contain appositives.

    • C. 

      Phrases can act as verbs, while clauses act as nouns.

    • D. 

      Because I said so.

    • E. 

      Phrases can describe a para-sentence verb/noun composition, while clauses are limited to first-degree infinitives.

  • 3. 
    Which one of these are clause(s)?
    • A. 

      It's wheels clattering over the rails

    • B. 

      If I study hard

    • C. 

      The rock crumbling to dust

    • D. 

      Pizza is delicious

    • E. 

      Which covers the entire book

  • 4. 
    Which of these is an independent clause?
    • A. 

      In order for me to smile creepily

    • B. 

      If I study hard

    • C. 

      Because cereal is delicious

    • D. 

      Trapezoids disgust me

    • E. 

      That's what she said

  • 5. 
    Which of these is are absolute phrase(s)?
    • A. 

      If I study hard

    • B. 

      It's wheels clattering rythmically over the rails

    • C. 

      Cereal reminds me of pain

    • D. 

      Slowly turning

    • E. 

      I call the wind Maria