An English Grammar Quiz On Verbals!

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Hey, check out this awesome quiz on verbals that we've prepared below for you. In this test, we'll test your knowledge regarding the use of verbals in the English grammar subject. Do you have a good understanding of this concept? Do you think you can pass this test? Well, let's find out today. All the questions here are in MCQ format, so try to pick the correct answer to every question. Ready to start the test? Let's begin, then!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A Verbal is a ___ form.

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    B. Verb
    Explanation
    A verbal is a form of a word that functions as a verb but does not act as the main verb in a sentence. Verbs are action words that express an action, occurrence, or state of being. In this context, a verbal is being described as a form, indicating that it is a variation or modification of a verb. Therefore, the correct answer is "Verb."

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  • 2. 

    What are the three verbal forms?

    • A.

      Gerund, Independent, and Participle

    • B.

      Noun, Verb, and Adjective

    • C.

      Gerunds, Infinitives, and Participles

    Correct Answer
    C. Gerunds, Infinitives, and Participles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Gerunds, Infinitives, and Participles. These are the three verbal forms in English grammar. A gerund is a verb form ending in "-ing" that functions as a noun. An infinitive is the base form of a verb preceded by the word "to" and can function as a noun, adjective, or adverb. A participle is a verb form that can function as an adjective.

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  • 3. 

    A gerund is a verb that ends with ___.

    • A.

      -end

    • B.

      -omg

    • C.

      -ing

    • D.

      -ick

    Correct Answer
    C. -ing
    Explanation
    A gerund is a verb that ends with "-ing." Gerunds are formed by adding "-ing" to the base form of a verb and function as nouns in a sentence. They can be used as subjects, objects, or complements in a sentence. For example, in the sentence "Swimming is my favorite hobby," "swimming" is a gerund as it functions as the subject of the sentence.

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  • 4. 

    Can gerunds be subjects?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Gerunds can indeed be subjects in a sentence. A gerund is a verb form that functions as a noun, and as such, it can perform the role of a subject. For example, in the sentence "Running is my favorite hobby," "running" is a gerund that serves as the subject of the sentence. It is important to note that gerunds are formed by adding "-ing" to a verb and are used to express actions or states as nouns.

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  • 5. 

    A participle is a verb used as a ______.

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Gerund

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Noun

    Correct Answer
    C. Adjective
    Explanation
    A participle is a verb form that can function as an adjective. It describes or modifies a noun or pronoun in a sentence. It can have different forms, such as present participles (-ing form) or past participles (-ed or -en form), and it can be used to create verb phrases or participial phrases. In this case, the correct answer is "Adjective" because a participle is a verb used as an adjective in a sentence.

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  • 6. 

    Is crying a participle?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Depends on the context.

    Correct Answer
    C. Depends on the context.
    Explanation
    The answer "Depends on the context" is correct because whether "crying" is a participle or not depends on how it is used in a sentence. In some cases, "crying" can be a present participle, such as in the sentence "The crying baby kept me awake all night." In this case, "crying" functions as an adjective modifying the noun "baby." However, in other cases, "crying" can be a gerund, such as in the sentence "Crying is a natural human response." Here, "crying" functions as a noun. Therefore, the classification of "crying" as a participle or not depends on its role in the sentence.

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  • 7. 

    Does this sentence contain a gerund? The dancing bird danced.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The given sentence does not contain a gerund. A gerund is a verb form that functions as a noun and ends in -ing. In the sentence "The dancing bird danced," "dancing" is a present participle that functions as an adjective to describe the bird, not as a noun. Therefore, it is not a gerund.

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  • 8. 

    An infinitive will almost always begin with ___.

    • A.

      So

    • B.

      But

    • C.

      And

    • D.

      To

    Correct Answer
    D. To
    Explanation
    An infinitive is a verb form that is typically preceded by the word "to." It is used to express purpose, intention, or future action. Therefore, the correct answer is "To" as it is the most common way to begin an infinitive. The other options, "So," "But," and "And" are conjunctions that do not typically precede infinitives.

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  • 9. 

    Infinitives can be nouns, adjectives, or _____.

    • A.

      Adverbs

    • B.

      Participles

    • C.

      Subjects

    • D.

      Gerunds

    Correct Answer
    A. Adverbs
    Explanation
    Infinitives can function as adverbs in a sentence. They can modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs, providing information about how, when, where, or why an action is performed. For example, in the sentence "She went to the store to buy groceries," the infinitive phrase "to buy groceries" functions as an adverb, explaining the purpose or intention of her trip to the store. Therefore, the correct answer is adverbs.

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  • 10. 

    To dance, to fall, to smile, to shriek, to jump, to chop, to read, to eat, to slurp. Are these infinitives?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The given list of words consists of verbs in their base form, which is the infinitive form. Infinitives are typically formed by adding "to" before the verb, as seen in the list. Therefore, the correct answer is "Yes."

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  • 11. 

    An infinitive will lose its "to" when it follows special verbs. What is this setup? special verb + ? + infinitive

    • A.

      Independent Object

    • B.

      Direct Object

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Sentence

    Correct Answer
    B. Direct Object
    Explanation
    In this setup, the special verb is followed by an infinitive without "to." This structure is known as the direct object. The direct object is a noun or pronoun that receives the action of the verb directly. In this case, the infinitive serves as the direct object of the special verb.

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  • 12. 

    Does this sentence contain an infinitive?   I'd like Mom to make ninja stew for dinner.    

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The sentence "I'd like Mom to make ninja stew for dinner" contains an infinitive. The infinitive in this sentence is "to make." It is used after the verb "like" and functions as the direct object of the verb.

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Heather is an educator, with four years of teaching experience. Heather graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Teaching. She is skilled in Teaching English as a Second Language and currently works as an Elementary School Teacher at Pinellas County Schools. She made a career transition one year ago to explore a new path in writing and copy editing. Heather's specialization lies in curriculum development and educational materials, but she maintains versatility to work across various industries. Known for her keen attention to detail and a deep passion for language, she possesses a sharp eye for precision.

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