Phrase Quizzes & Trivia

“You are ready for this quiz.” That’s a phrase. Simple as pie, isn’t it? This is how it seems at first glance. Don’t be fooled, though. Phrases can be more intricate than you might think. Feeling confident, ey? Well then, you might be able to answer a few questions about phrases. Are you ready?

Here we go with some sweet sample questions, especially cooked up for you: What’s the head of a phrase? What’s its role? What’s the definition of a verb phrase? What does a subordinator phrase means? Does it seem simple now? If the answer is yes, we invite you to see all the other questions. Take our quizzes and prove that you rule the grammar world!

This is another English grammar quiz on phrases. It will test your knowledge of the topic you have covered in your English classes. Differentiate the given phrase to either be a gerund, participle, infinitive, appositive, or...

Questions: 21  |  Attempts: 9372   |  Last updated: Mar 24, 2020
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    The three of us divvied up the remaining containers of chocolate pudding.

We all know about catch phrases and they are actually our go to words when it comes to a specific situation and those that know us well often identify the word with us. Do you think you have the ultimate catch phrase that is...

Questions: 6  |  Attempts: 4546   |  Last updated: Jan 25, 2019
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    You are going to see a movie. You choose...P.S. These are non-existant movies.

In the study of English grammar, the terms “gerund” and “gerund phrase” are some things you’ll need to know about if you want to master the language. A gerund is a verb that ends in...

Questions: 11  |  Attempts: 4393   |  Last updated: Apr 6, 2020
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    What part of the sentence is the gerund? My cat's favorite activity is sleeping.

Test yourself on how to paraphrase after watching the instructor's lecture.  

Questions: 8  |  Attempts: 1622   |  Last updated: Feb 21, 2013
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    What is a paraphrase? 

Riddles are designed to help you refresh your mind and keep you active when you are feeling low. This quiz is filled with riddle questions, and guess questions that you have to think long and hard to get the answer. If you think...

Questions: 5  |  Attempts: 1531   |  Last updated: Mar 25, 2019
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    In one side of the river, there are the father and his 2 sons. The father has 200 lbs and the each son have 100 lbs. And there a boat in the river that supports 200 lbs. The question is: how many times the boat have to cross the river for the 3 persons being in the another side of the river, without does the boat sink? PS: two crossings in the rivers it's considered go and back with the boat.

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Phrase Questions & Answers

What is it? San Francisco is a bustling city in California. 
I believe this answer is marked incorrectly. It should be participle since it is serving as an adjective modifying city. A gerund serves a noun, so that answer doesn't fit here.
My name is uncle, and your name is father. Who is the mother?
Sister in law because if my name is uncle then mother is the sister in law
What type of phrase is this? San Francisco is a bustling city in California. 
Participle phrase, not gerund! A participle is a verb that ends in "ing" or "ed" and functions as an adjective. Since the word, "bustling" is an adjective, it modifies the noun, "city." This is not a gerund. A gerund also ends with "ing" but func