English Grammar Quiz: Phrases

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Phrase Quizzes & Trivia

This is another English grammar quiz on phrases. It will test your knowledge of the topic you have covered in your English classes. Differentiate the given phrase to either be a gerund, participle, infinitive, appositive, or preposition. Answer all the twenty-one questions correctly in order to score 100%.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The three of us divvied up the remaining containers of chocolate pudding.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 2. 
    My brother, a clown by profession, works all weekend at parties and gatherings.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 3. 
    To conclude tonight's program, our cheif of staff would like to say a few words.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 4. 
    Wanting to save money, Lysbeth spent the morning clipping and filing coupons.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 5. 
    Marybeth dreams about becoming a NASA astronaut.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 6. 
    The plumber was unable to finish the difficult job in one day.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 7. 
    Excusing the boys for their rude and reckless behavior was not an option.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 8. 
    Pygmalion is by George Shaw, one of my favorite playwrights.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 9. 
    My dog is so scared of storms that she runs and hides under the sofa or behind my desk whenever it rains.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 10. 
    Excersizing is a good reliever.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 11. 
    San Francisco is a bustling city in California. 
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 12. 
    We will cover much of the material, depending on our time limitations.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 13. 
    John went to college with the dream to study engineering
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 14. 
    Bowser, the dog with sharp teeth, is coming around the corner.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 15. 
    Francis found her lost sneakers behind the sofa in the living room.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 16. 
    The store around the corner is painting its interior.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 17. 
    "Blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night"- Blinded by the Light by Manfred Mann. 
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 18. 
    Walking the dog is not my favorite task.
    • A. 

      Gerund

    • B. 

      Participle

    • C. 

      Appositive

    • D. 

      Infinitive

    • E. 

      Preposition

  • 19. 
    Men often say on their profiles that they like to go walking in the sand on a beach; beware, for this is only so that men can get the ladies. 
    • A. 

      Preposition/infinitive

    • B. 

      Appositive/participle

    • C. 

      Preposition/gerund

    • D. 

      Preposition/appositive

    • E. 

      Infinitive/gerund

  • 20. 
    To get to our house, drive south on Main Street, turn right onto Webster Drive, and park two houses from the corner.
    • A. 

      Infinitive/infinitive/preposition

    • B. 

      Preposition/participial/preposition

    • C. 

      Infinitive/preposition/preposition

    • D. 

      Preposition/preposition/preposition

    • E. 

      Preposition/infinitive/preposition

  • 21. 
    Skirt twirling, our professor, an obnoxiously foolish woman, made the mistake of trying to dance, embarassing herself in front of her class
    • A. 

      Absolute/appositive/participle/gerund/prepositional

    • B. 

      Absolute/appositive/gerund/participle/prepositional

    • C. 

      Preposition/appositive/infinitive/participle/prepositional

    • D. 

      Absolute/infinitive/gerund/participle/prepositional