Content And Function Words Quiz

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Enhance your language knowledge and understanding with this content and function words quiz that we have brought right here for you. Nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs come under the content parts of speech. Function words, on the other hand, are words that exist to explain or create grammatical or structural relationships into which the content words may fit. For example, words like "of," "the," and "to" have little meaning on their own. Let's test you now with this quiz!


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  • 1. 

    In this sentence, "I'm thinking about renting a movie for tonight's party," which word is a content word?

    • A.

      I'm

    • B.

      Thinking

    • C.

      About

    • D.

      A

    Correct Answer
    B. Thinking
    Explanation
    The word "thinking" is a content word in this sentence. Content words are the main words that carry the meaning of a sentence, such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. In this case, "thinking" is a verb that expresses an action or state of the speaker, making it a content word.

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  • 2. 

    In this question, "What kind of movies do you have in mind," which word is a content word?

    • A.

      Of

    • B.

      Movies

    • C.

      Do

    • D.

      You

    Correct Answer
    B. Movies
    Explanation
    The word "Movies" is a content word in this question. Content words are the main words in a sentence that carry the meaning and provide information. In this case, "Movies" is the noun that refers to the type or genre of films that the person has in mind.

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  • 3. 

    In "What did you think about him," which is a content word?

    • A.

      What

    • B.

      You

    • C.

      About

    • D.

      Him

    Correct Answer
    A. What
    Explanation
    The content word in the given question is "What." This is because "What" is the interrogative pronoun that is used to ask for information or to inquire about something specific. In this question, "What" is asking for the person's opinion or thoughts about "him." The other words in the question ("you," "about," "him") are not content words as they do not carry the main meaning or contribute to the overall question being asked.

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  • 4. 

    In "When did you see him," which is a content word?

    • A.

      When

    • B.

      You

    • C.

      Him

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. When
    Explanation
    The content words in a sentence are the words that carry the main meaning or information. In the given question, "When" is the content word as it is the main interrogative word that asks about the time of seeing someone. "You" and "Him" are pronouns that refer to specific individuals, but they do not provide the main information or meaning of the sentence. Therefore, "When" is the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    In "How did she do it," which is a content word?

    • A.

      Did

    • B.

      She

    • C.

      How

    • D.

      It

    Correct Answer
    C. How
    Explanation
    In the given question, "How did she do it," the content word is "How." This is because "How" is an interrogative adverb that is used to ask about the manner or way in which something was done. It is the word that specifically asks for information about the action or process being referred to in the sentence.

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  • 6. 

    In this sentence, "He doesn't go to the mall. It is expensive," which word is a function word?

    • A.

      Mall

    • B.

      Expensive

    • C.

      Both A & B

    • D.

      It

    Correct Answer
    D. It
    Explanation
    The word "it" is a function word in this sentence. Function words are words that have grammatical or structural purposes in a sentence, rather than carrying significant meaning. In this case, "it" is used as a pronoun to refer back to the noun "mall" and is functioning as the subject of the second sentence.

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  • 7. 

    In this sentence, "I don't do difficult exercises. They make me tired," which word is a function word?

    • A.

      Difficult

    • B.

      They

    • C.

      Exercises

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. They
    Explanation
    The word "They" is a function word in this sentence. It is a pronoun that refers to the subject "difficult exercises." Pronouns are function words that replace nouns or noun phrases to avoid repetition. In this case, "They" replaces the noun phrase "difficult exercises" to make the sentence less repetitive.

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  • 8. 

    In this sentence, "I don't like action movies. They're too violent," which word is a function word?

    • A.

      Action

    • B.

      Movies

    • C.

      They're

    • D.

      Violent

    Correct Answer
    C. They're
    Explanation
    The word "They're" is a contraction of the words "they" and "are." In this sentence, it is used as a pronoun to refer to action movies. It functions as a function word because it does not carry much meaning on its own, but rather helps to indicate the subject of the sentence.

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  • 9. 

    In this question, "What do you think of documentaries or romantic comedies," which word is a function word?

    • A.

      Documentaries

    • B.

      Or

    • C.

      Romantic

    • D.

      Comedies

    Correct Answer
    B. Or
    Explanation
    In this question, the word "or" is a function word. Function words are words that serve a grammatical purpose in a sentence, such as conjunctions, prepositions, or articles. "Or" is a conjunction that is used to connect two alternatives or choices in a sentence.

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  • 10. 

    In "The DVDs on the shelf are on sale for five dollars," which word is a function word?

    • A.

      DVD

    • B.

      On

    • C.

      Shelf

    • D.

      Five

    Correct Answer
    C. Shelf
    Explanation
    In the given sentence, "shelf" is the only word that is a function word. The other words in the sentence (DVDs, on, sale, for, five, dollars) are either nouns or prepositions. However, "shelf" is functioning as a noun in this sentence.

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