English Grammar Test: Would You Pass?

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English grammar is not quite hard to understand, especially if you take up time to understand the concepts behind grammar itself. Can you identify the different types of phrases used in the sentences in the quiz below? Take up the quiz below and get to find out how much you understand the common phrases used. All the best, and keep practicing!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What part of speech is "theocracy", meaning "a government administered by ecclesiastics"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adverb & Adjective

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Noun
    Explanation
    "Theocracy" is a noun because it refers to a type of government, specifically one that is administered by ecclesiastics. It is not an adjective, adverb, or verb as it does not describe or modify a noun, verb, or adjective, nor does it indicate an action or state of being.

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  • 2. 

    What part of speech is "thereabout", meaning "near that number, quantity, degree, place, or time, approximately"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    D. Adverb
    Explanation
    "Thereabout" is an adverb because it modifies the verb "is" in the sentence and provides information about the location or degree of something. It indicates that something is approximately or near a specific number, quantity, degree, place, or time. Adverbs often end in "-ly," but "thereabout" is an exception to this rule.

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  • 3. 

    What part of speech is "thoroughbred", meaning "bred from the best or purest blood or stock"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    A. Adjective
    Explanation
    "Thoroughbred" describes something that is bred from the best or purest blood or stock. It is used to modify a noun and provide more information about its quality or origin, which is a characteristic of an adjective.

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  • 4. 

    What part of speech is "thrall", meaning "one controlled by an appetite or a passion"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    C. Noun
    Explanation
    "Thrall" is a noun in this context because it refers to a person who is controlled by an appetite or a passion. It is used to describe someone who is completely under the influence or power of a particular desire or obsession. In this case, "thrall" is not functioning as an adverb, adjective, or verb, but as a noun that identifies a specific type of person.

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  • 5. 

    What part of speech is "timbre", meaning "the quality of a tone, as distinguished from intensity and pitch"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adverb

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    C. Noun
    Explanation
    "Timbre" is a noun. It refers to the quality or character of a sound or tone, specifically in terms of its distinctiveness from intensity and pitch. As a noun, "timbre" is used to describe and categorize different types of sounds or musical tones based on their unique characteristics.

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  • 6. 

    What part of speech is "toleration", meaning "a spirit of charitable leniency"?

    • A.

      Adverb & Adjective

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Noun

    Correct Answer
    D. Noun
    Explanation
    "Toleration" is a noun because it refers to a concept or idea, specifically the act or quality of being tolerant or showing charitable leniency towards others. It is not an adverb, adjective, or verb, as it does not describe an action, modify a noun, or describe how something is done. Therefore, the correct answer is noun.

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  • 7. 

    What part of speech is "torpor", meaning "apathy"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Noun

    Correct Answer
    D. Noun
    Explanation
    "Torpor" is a noun that means "apathy." It is a part of speech that refers to a person or thing, in this case, a state of apathy or lack of energy. As a noun, "torpor" is used to name or identify this specific concept or state. It is not an adverb, verb, or adjective, as those parts of speech serve different grammatical functions and meanings.

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  • 8. 

    What part of speech is "transferable", meaning "capable of being conveyed from one person or place to another"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    A. Adjective
    Explanation
    "Transferable" is an adjective because it describes the quality of being capable of being conveyed from one person or place to another. It modifies a noun and provides information about the noun's characteristics. In this case, "transferable" describes the quality of being able to be transferred, making it an adjective.

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  • 9. 

    What part of speech is "transference", meaning "the act of conveying from one person or place to another"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    B. Noun
    Explanation
    "Transference" is a noun because it refers to a specific thing, the act of conveying from one person or place to another. Nouns are used to name people, places, things, or abstract ideas, and "transference" fits this definition as it names a specific action or concept. It does not describe or modify anything (adjective), indicate an action (verb), or describe how something is done (adverb). Therefore, the correct answer is noun.

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  • 10. 

    What part of speech is "transience", meaning "something that is of short duration"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Noun
    Explanation
    "Transience" is a noun that refers to something that is of short duration. It is not an adverb, adjective, or verb, as it does not describe an action, quality, or manner. Instead, it names a concept or thing, indicating that it is a noun.

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  • 11. 

    What part of speech is "transmissible", meaning "that may e sent through or across"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adverb

    • D.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    D. Adjective
    Explanation
    "Transmissible" is an adjective because it describes a characteristic of something, specifically the ability to be sent through or across. Adjectives modify nouns or pronouns, providing more information about them. In this case, "transmissible" modifies a noun or pronoun that would refer to something that can be sent through or across. Therefore, the correct answer is adjective.

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  • 12. 

    What part of speech is "treachery", meaning "violation of allegiance, confidence, or plighted faith"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    C. Noun
    Explanation
    "Treachery" is a noun because it refers to a person's action or behavior of betraying someone's trust or loyalty. It is a concrete entity that can be identified and referred to as a person, place, thing, or idea. In this case, "treachery" represents the concept of betrayal or disloyalty, making it a noun.

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  • 13. 

    What part of speech is "treble", meaning "multiplied by three"?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    B. Adjective
    Explanation
    "Treble" in this context is used to describe a quantity that is multiplied by three. Adjectives are used to describe or modify nouns, so "adjective" is the correct part of speech for "treble" in this sentence.

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  • 14. 

    What part of speech is "trebly", meaning "triply"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adverb

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    C. Adverb
    Explanation
    "Trebly" is an adverb that means "triply." Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs, indicating manner, time, place, degree, or frequency. In this case, "trebly" modifies another word or phrase to indicate that something is done or occurring three times. Therefore, it is classified as an adverb.

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  • 15. 

    What part of speech is "triennial", meaning "taking place every third year"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adverb

    • D.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    D. Adjective
    Explanation
    "Triennial" is an adjective because it describes something that occurs every third year. Adjectives modify nouns or pronouns, providing more information about them. In this case, "triennial" describes the frequency of an event, indicating that it happens once every three years.

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