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Most people that have a knack for acting usually like to think they may have a future as writers. This dream can however come to a stop if the said person does not know how to use their words correctly given pen and paper. Do you? The quiz below will answer for sure.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What part of speech is "reimburse", meaning "to pay back as an equivalent of what has been expended"?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    B. Verb
    Explanation
    "Reimburse" is a verb because it is an action word that describes the act of paying back or compensating someone for expenses or losses incurred. As a verb, "reimburse" indicates an action that can be performed, rather than a person, place, thing, or quality.

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  • 2. 

    What part of speech is "rein", meaning "a step attached to the bit for controlling a horse or other draft-animal"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    C. Noun
    Explanation
    The word "rein" refers to a physical object used for controlling a horse or draft-animal. It does not describe an action (verb), manner (adverb), or quality (adjective). Therefore, "rein" is classified as a noun.

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  • 3. 

    What part of speech is "reinstate", meaning "to restore to a former state, station, or authority"?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    C. Verb
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Verb" because "reinstate" is a verb that refers to the action of restoring something or someone to a previous state, position, or authority. It is an action word that describes the act of reinstating.

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  • 4. 

    What part of speech is "reiterate", meaning "to say or do again and again"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    A. Verb
    Explanation
    "Reiterate" is a verb because it describes the action of saying or doing something again and again. It is not a noun, adjective, or adverb, as it does not function as a person, place, thing, quality, or manner.

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  • 5. 

    What part of speech is "rejoin", meaning "to reunite after separation"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adverb

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    A. Verb
    Explanation
    "Rejoin" is a verb because it indicates an action or a process of reuniting after separation. As a verb, it describes the act of coming together again, emphasizing the action of joining or reuniting. In this context, "rejoin" is used to convey the idea of reconnecting or getting back together after being apart, which aligns with the definition of a verb.

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  • 6. 

    What part of speech is "relegate", meaning "to send off or consign, as to an obscure position or remote destination"?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    C. Verb
    Explanation
    The word "relegate" is a verb that means to send off or consign, as to an obscure position or remote destination. It is an action word that describes the act of sending someone or something to a lower or less important position or place. Therefore, the correct answer is "Verb".

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  • 7. 

    What part of speech is "relent", meaning "to yield"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Noun

    Correct Answer
    B. Verb
    Explanation
    "Relent" is a verb that means "to yield." Verbs are words that express actions, occurrences, or states of being, and "relent" fits this definition as it describes an action of yielding or giving in. It is not an adverb, adjective, or noun, as it does not modify a verb, describe a noun, or represent a person, place, thing, or idea. Therefore, the correct answer is verb.

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  • 8. 

    What part of speech is "reliance", meaning "dependence"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    C. Noun
    Explanation
    "Reliance" is a noun that means "dependence." It refers to the act or state of depending on someone or something. As a noun, "reliance" functions as a subject, object, or complement in a sentence. It can be modified by adjectives or other nouns and can be pluralized. In this context, "reliance" is used to classify the word based on its part of speech.

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  • 9. 

    What part of speech is "reliant", meaning "having confidence"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Noun

    Correct Answer
    C. Adjective
    Explanation
    "Reliant" is an adjective that describes someone or something that has confidence or dependence on someone or something else. It is not an adverb, verb, or noun as it does not modify a verb, indicate an action, or represent a person, place, or thing. Therefore, the correct answer is adjective.

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  • 10. 

    What part of speech is "relinquish", meaning "to give up using or having"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adverb & Adjective

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    A. Verb
    Explanation
    "Relinquish" is a verb because it describes an action of giving up or letting go of something. It is used to indicate the act of voluntarily surrendering or abandoning possession, control, or use of something. As a verb, "relinquish" shows the action of giving up and is used to express the act of ceasing to have or do something.

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  • 11. 

    What part of speech is "reliquary", meaning "a casket, coffer, or repository in which relics are kept"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    C. Noun
    Explanation
    "Reliquary" is a noun that refers to a casket, coffer, or repository used for keeping relics. It is not an adjective, verb, or adverb.

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  • 12. 

    What part of speech is "reminiscence", meaning "the calling to mind of incidents within the range of personal knowledge or experience"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    C. Noun
    Explanation
    "Reminiscence" is a noun because it refers to a specific thing or concept, in this case, the act of recalling memories or experiences. It does not describe or modify anything (adjective), indicate an action (verb), or modify a verb, adjective, or adverb (adverb).

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  • 13. 

    What part of speech is "remodel", meaning "reconstruct"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adverb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Noun

    Correct Answer
    A. Verb
    Explanation
    "Remodel" is a verb because it refers to an action of reconstructing something. Verbs are words that express an action, occurrence, or state of being. In this case, "remodel" indicates the action of reconstructing, which is an action verb.

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  • 14. 

    What part of speech is "remunerate", meaning "to pay or pay for"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    B. Verb
    Explanation
    "Remunerate" is a verb because it refers to the action of paying or compensating someone for their work or services. It is not an adjective, noun, or adverb as it does not describe a person, place, thing, or modify a verb.

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  • 15. 

    What part of speech is "remuneration", meaning "compensation"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Noun
    Explanation
    "Remuneration" is a noun that refers to compensation or payment for work or services rendered. It is not an adverb, adjective, or verb, as it does not describe an action, modify a noun, or indicate manner or degree. Instead, it functions as a naming word for a concept or thing, which aligns with its classification as a noun.

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