Quiz On English Grammar

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Cambronbill3
C
Cambronbill3
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 2496 | Total Attempts: 1,060,830
Questions: 15 | Attempts: 452

SettingsSettingsSettings
Grammar Quizzes & Trivia

In English, the main parts of speech are noun, pronoun, adjective, determiner, verb, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection. It is important for one to know how to identify and use them in a sentence. Do you think you have a perfect understanding of all 8 of them? Test your grammatical skills by taking the quiz below. Make sure you come back for more like it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What part of speech is "witticism", meaning "a witty, brilliant, or original saying or sentiment"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adverb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Noun

    Correct Answer
    D. Noun
    Explanation
    "Witticism" is a noun that refers to a witty, brilliant, or original saying or sentiment. It is not a verb, adverb, or adjective, as those parts of speech do not typically describe a saying or sentiment. Therefore, the correct answer is noun.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    What part of speech is "wittingly", meaning "with knowledge and by design"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    D. Adverb
    Explanation
    "Wittingly" is an adverb because it modifies the verb by describing how an action is performed. In this case, it describes the manner in which someone does something, indicating that it is done with knowledge and intention. Adverbs often end in -ly, which is the case with "wittingly."

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    What part of speech is "wretchedness", meaning "extreme misery or unhappiness"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Adverb

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    C. Noun
    Explanation
    "Wretchedness" is the correct answer for the part of speech that means "extreme misery or unhappiness" because it is a noun. Nouns are words that name people, places, things, or ideas, and "wretchedness" fits this definition as it is a word that represents a concept or state of being rather than describing an action or modifying a verb, adjective, or adverb.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    What part of speech is "writhe", meaning "to twist the body, face, or limbs or as in pain or distress"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adverb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Noun

    Correct Answer
    A. Verb
    Explanation
    The word "writhe" is a verb that means to twist the body, face, or limbs in pain or distress. It describes an action or movement, indicating that someone is experiencing physical or emotional discomfort.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    What part of speech is "wry", meaning "deviating from that which is proper or right"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    B. Adjective
    Explanation
    "Wry" is an adjective that means "deviating from that which is proper or right". It describes something that is twisted or ironic in a humorous or sarcastic way. As an adjective, "wry" modifies a noun or pronoun to provide more information about its characteristics or qualities. In this case, it describes the nature of something that is not in accordance with what is considered appropriate or correct.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    What part of speech is "zealot", meaning "one who espouses a cause or pursues an object in an immoderately partisan manner"?

    • A.

      Adverb & Adjective

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    C. Noun
    Explanation
    "Zealot" is a noun that refers to a person who passionately supports a cause or pursues an object in an excessively partisan manner. It does not function as an adverb, adjective, or verb, but rather identifies a specific type of person.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    What part of speech is "zeitgeist", meaning "the intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Adverb

    • D.

      Noun

    Correct Answer
    D. Noun
    Explanation
    "Zeitgeist" refers to the intellectual and moral tendencies that define a particular era or time period. It does not describe an action (verb), a quality (adjective), or a manner (adverb). Instead, it is a noun that represents a concept or idea. Therefore, the correct answer is "Noun."

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    What part of speech is "zenith", meaning "the culminating-point of prosperity, influence, or greatness"?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    A. Noun
    Explanation
    "Zenith" is a noun because it refers to a specific thing, the culminating-point of prosperity, influence, or greatness. It is not describing an action (verb), a quality (adjective), or a manner (adverb). Nouns are used to name people, places, things, or ideas, and in this case, "zenith" is naming a particular point or state of achievement.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    The definition of "to get rid of" best fits this word?

    • A.

      Abolish

    • B.

      Canvas

    • C.

      Elk

    • D.

      Dew

    Correct Answer
    A. Abolish
    Explanation
    The word "to get rid of" means to eliminate or remove something completely. The word "abolish" perfectly aligns with this definition as it means to officially end or put an end to something, usually a system, practice, or institution. Therefore, "abolish" is the best fit for the given phrase.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    The definition of "taking place without warning" best fits this word?

    • A.

      Abrupt

    • B.

      Sum

    • C.

      Safari

    • D.

      Genius

    Correct Answer
    A. Abrupt
    Explanation
    The word "abrupt" means happening suddenly or unexpectedly, without any warning. It is the best fit for the definition given, as the other options - "sum," "safari," and "genius" - do not convey the same meaning of happening without warning.

    Rate this question:

  • 11. 

    The definition of "to give approval or praise" best fits this word?

    • A.

      Acclaim

    • B.

      Acrid

    • C.

      Botany

    • D.

      Week

    Correct Answer
    A. Acclaim
    Explanation
    Acclaim means to give approval or praise, making it the word that best fits the definition given. Acrid refers to a sharp or bitter taste or smell and is unrelated to approval or praise. Botany is the study of plants and has no relation to giving approval or praise. Week refers to a period of seven days and is also unrelated to the definition given. Therefore, the correct answer is Acclaim.

    Rate this question:

  • 12. 

    The definition of "free from mistakes" best fits this word?

    • A.

      Bat

    • B.

      Accurate

    • C.

      Bass

    • D.

      Boom

    Correct Answer
    B. Accurate
    Explanation
    The word "accurate" means free from mistakes or errors, which aligns perfectly with the definition given in the question. "Bat," "bass," and "boom" do not have the same meaning and do not accurately reflect being free from mistakes. Therefore, "accurate" is the best fit for the given definition.

    Rate this question:

  • 13. 

    The definition of "very sharp" best fits this word?

    • A.

      Satin

    • B.

      Archer

    • C.

      Acute

    • D.

      Blimp

    Correct Answer
    C. Acute
    Explanation
    The word "acute" means having a sharp point or being extremely sharp. It can also refer to something being keen or perceptive. In this context, "very sharp" is the closest definition to "acute" among the given options. "Satin," "Archer," and "Blimp" do not have any direct association with sharpness.

    Rate this question:

  • 14. 

    The definition of "to declare to be true" best fits this word?

    • A.

      Affirm

    • B.

      Wail

    • C.

      Arc

    • D.

      Adhere

    Correct Answer
    A. Affirm
    Explanation
    Affirm means to declare something to be true or to confirm its validity. It is the most appropriate word that matches the given definition. Wail, Arc, and Adhere do not have the same meaning and are not synonymous with declaring something to be true.

    Rate this question:

  • 15. 

    The definition of "to add on" best fits this word?

    • A.

      Bat

    • B.

      Affix

    • C.

      Zip

    • D.

      Abacus

    Correct Answer
    B. Affix
    Explanation
    The word "affix" means to attach or add on something to a word or a sentence. In this context, "to add on" is closely related to the concept of affixing. Therefore, "affix" is the correct answer as it best fits the definition given.

    Rate this question:

Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.