Matching Words On English Grammar Trivia

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As we continue practicing our English grammar skills, I have prepared a quiz in which you are expected to match words on English grammar that we have learned.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What part of speech is "undermine", meaning "to subvert in an underhand way"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adverb

    • D.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    A. Verb
    Explanation
    "Undermine" is a verb that means to subvert in an underhand way. It is an action word that describes the act of weakening or sabotaging something, often through secretive or indirect means. As a verb, "undermine" indicates an action or process, making it the correct part of speech for this definition.

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  • 2. 

    What part of speech is "underrate", meaning "to undervalue"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Adverb

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    D. Verb
    Explanation
    "Underrate" is a verb because it is an action word that describes the act of undervaluing or underestimating something or someone. As a verb, it denotes an action or a state of being. In this case, "underrate" describes the action of undervaluing something, making it the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    What part of speech is "underwrite", meaning "to issue or be party to the issue of a policy of insurance"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Noun

    Correct Answer
    C. Verb
    Explanation
    "Underwrite" is a verb that means "to issue or be party to the issue of a policy of insurance." It is an action word that describes the act of issuing or being involved in the issuance of an insurance policy.

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  • 4. 

    What part of speech is "undue", meaning "more than sufficient"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    B. Adjective
    Explanation
    "Undue" is an adjective that means "more than sufficient" or "excessive." It describes something that is not necessary or appropriate in a particular situation. As an adjective, it modifies nouns and pronouns to provide more information about them. In this case, "undue" is used to describe the level of sufficiency, indicating that it is more than what is required or expected. Therefore, the correct answer is adjective.

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  • 5. 

    What part of speech is "ungainly", meaning "clumsy"?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Adverb

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    D. Adjective
    Explanation
    "Ungainly" is an adjective that means "clumsy". Adjectives describe or modify nouns, so in this case, "ungainly" is describing the quality of being clumsy. It is not a noun, adverb, or verb, as those parts of speech serve different grammatical functions.

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  • 6. 

    What part of speech is "unguent", meaning "any ointment or lubricant for local application"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adverb

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Noun
    Explanation
    "Unguent" is a noun because it refers to a specific thing, in this case, an ointment or lubricant for local application. It is not describing or modifying anything (adjective), indicating manner (adverb), or expressing action (verb). Therefore, it fits the definition and usage of a noun.

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  • 7. 

    What part of speech is "unicellular", meaning "consisting of a single cell"?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Adverb

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    B. Adjective
    Explanation
    "Unicellular" is an adjective because it describes the noun "cell" by indicating that it consists of a single cell. Adjectives modify or describe nouns, providing more information about them. In this case, "unicellular" specifies the nature or characteristic of the noun "cell" by indicating that it is singular and composed of only one cell.

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  • 8. 

    What part of speech is "univalence", meaning "monovalency"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    C. Noun
    Explanation
    "Univalence" is a noun because it refers to a concept or a thing, specifically the state of being monovalent. It is a term used in chemistry to describe the property of a molecule or an atom having a single valence or combining power. As a noun, "univalence" functions as a subject, object, or complement in a sentence, indicating that it is a person, place, thing, or idea. In this case, it represents the concept of monovalency.

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  • 9. 

    What part of speech is "unique", meaning "being the only one of its kind"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    B. Adjective
    Explanation
    "Unique" is an adjective because it describes a noun by indicating that it is the only one of its kind. In this context, "unique" is used to describe something that is distinct or unparalleled, emphasizing its individuality and singularity. It does not function as a verb, noun, or adverb in this case.

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  • 10. 

    What part of speech is "unisonant", meaning "being in a condition of perfect agreement and accord"?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Adverb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    C. Adjective
    Explanation
    "Unisonant" is an adjective because it describes the condition of being in perfect agreement and accord. Adjectives modify or describe nouns or pronouns, and in this case, "unisonant" describes the state or condition of something.

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  • 11. 

    What part of speech is "unitarian", meaning "pertaining to a religious body that rejects the doctrine of the trinity"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    A. Adjective
    Explanation
    "Unitarian" is an adjective because it describes the religious body that rejects the doctrine of the trinity. Adjectives are used to modify or describe nouns, and in this case, "unitarian" is modifying the religious body. It is not a noun, verb, or adverb because it does not function as a person, place, thing, action, or manner in the sentence. Therefore, the correct answer is adjective.

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  • 12. 

    What part of speech is "unlawful", meaning "illegal"?

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    B. Adjective
    Explanation
    "Unlawful" is an adjective that means "illegal." Adjectives describe or modify nouns, and in this case, "unlawful" describes something that is against the law or not allowed. It does not function as a verb, noun, or adverb, which have different roles in a sentence. Therefore, the correct answer is adjective.

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  • 13. 

    What part of speech is "unnatural", meaning "artificial"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adverb

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Adjective
    Explanation
    "Unnatural" is a word that describes something that is not natural or not occurring in the normal course of events. It is used to describe things that are artificial or not in accordance with the laws of nature. As an adjective, it modifies a noun and provides additional information about it. In this case, "unnatural" is used to describe something, indicating that it is an adjective.

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  • 14. 

    What part of speech is "unnecessary", meaning "not essential under the circumstances"?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Adverb

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    A. Adjective
    Explanation
    "Unnecessary" is an adjective because it describes or modifies a noun, indicating that something is not essential under the given circumstances. Adjectives provide additional information about the noun they modify, in this case, describing the lack of necessity.

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  • 15. 

    What part of speech is "unsettle", meaning "to put into confusion"?

    • A.

      Adverb

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Verb

    Correct Answer
    D. Verb
    Explanation
    "Unsettle" is a verb because it refers to an action or process of putting something or someone into a state of confusion or unease. It is not an adverb, noun, or adjective as it does not describe or modify a verb, noun, or adjective respectively. Therefore, the correct answer is verb.

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