Sentence Structure: Grammar Test! Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What is the subject of this sentence:  While touring the country, Alex and his family spent much of their time taking photographs of unusual natural landmarks.

    • A.

      Country

    • B.

      Alex

    • C.

      Family

    • D.

      Natural landmarks

    • E.

      Alex and his family

    Correct Answer
    E. Alex and his family
    Explanation
    The subject of the sentence is "Alex and his family" because they are the ones who are touring the country and spending much of their time taking photographs of unusual natural landmarks.

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  • 2. 

    What is the verb of the sentence:   While touring the country, Alex and his family spent much of their time taking photographs of unusual natural landmarks.

    • A.

      Touring

    • B.

      Spent

    • C.

      Taking

    • D.

      Unusual

    Correct Answer
    B. Spent
    Explanation
    The verb of the sentence is "spent." This is because it is the action that Alex and his family performed while touring the country. They used much of their time for this activity.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is a prepositional phrase in this sentence? While touring the country, Alex and his family spent much of their time taking photographs of unusual natural landmarks.

    • A.

      While touring the country

    • B.

      Time taking photographs

    • C.

      Much of their

    • D.

      Of unusual natural landmarks

    • E.

      Natural landmarks

    Correct Answer
    D. Of unusual natural landmarks
    Explanation
    The prepositional phrase in this sentence is "of unusual natural landmarks." It begins with the preposition "of" and shows the relationship between the verb "taking" and the object "photographs." The phrase describes the type of photographs that Alex and his family were taking.

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  • 4. 

    What is the subject of this sentence: Georgina wrote an angry letter to her friend Helen.

    • A.

      Georgina

    • B.

      Angry

    • C.

      Letter

    • D.

      Friend

    • E.

      Helen

    Correct Answer
    A. Georgina
    Explanation
    The subject of this sentence is "Georgina" because she is the one performing the action of writing the letter.

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  • 5. 

    What is the verb of the sentence: Georgina wrote an angry letter to her friend Helen.

    • A.

      Wrote

    • B.

      Angry

    • C.

      Letter

    • D.

      To

    • E.

      Friend

    Correct Answer
    A. Wrote
    Explanation
    The verb of the sentence is "wrote." It is the action that Georgina performed in the sentence. She wrote an angry letter to her friend Helen.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is a prepositional phrase in this sentence?   Georgina wrote an angry letter to her friend Helen.

    • A.

      Georgina wrote

    • B.

      An angry letter

    • C.

      To

    • D.

      Letter to her

    • E.

      To her friend Helen

    Correct Answer
    E. To her friend Helen
    Explanation
    The prepositional phrase in this sentence is "to her friend Helen." This phrase begins with the preposition "to" and indicates the direction or recipient of the action of writing the letter.

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  • 7. 

    What is the subject of this sentence:  In a the refrigerator, there were only moldy hotdogs left over from the BBQ on Memorial Day in May.

    • A.

      Refrigerator

    • B.

      There

    • C.

      Moldy

    • D.

      Hotdogs

    • E.

      BBQ

    Correct Answer
    D. Hotdogs
    Explanation
    The subject of this sentence is "hotdogs". The sentence is describing what was left over in the refrigerator, and it specifies that only moldy hotdogs were left from the BBQ on Memorial Day in May.

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  • 8. 

    What is the verb of the sentence:  In a the refrigerator, there were only moldy hotdogs left over from the BBQ on Memorial Day in May.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      Were

    • C.

      Left

    • D.

      Left over

    • E.

      BBQ

    Correct Answer
    B. Were
    Explanation
    The verb of the sentence is "were." This is because "were" is the past tense form of the verb "to be," which is used to indicate the existence or occurrence of something. In this sentence, "were" is used to describe the state of the moldy hotdogs in the refrigerator.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is NOT a prepositional phrase in this sentence?   In a the refrigerator, there were only moldy hotdogs left over from the BBQ on Memorial Day in May.

    • A.

      In a the refrigerator

    • B.

      Only moldy hotdogs

    • C.

      From the BBQ

    • D.

      On Memorial Day

    • E.

      In May

    Correct Answer
    B. Only moldy hotdogs

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