English Grammar Trivia For Grade 5

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What is the meaning of a linking verb?

Answer: It is a verb that is followed by an Adjective, Noun, or Pronoun.
A linking verb is a verb that connects the subject of a sentence to a word or phrase that renames or describes the subject. In this case, the correct answer states that a linking verb is followed by an adjective, noun, or pronoun. This means that the verb is followed by words that provide additional information about the subject, including describing words (adjectives), names (nouns), and words that represent people or things (pronouns).

What kind of a verb is in this sentence? "Her sister is a nurse."

Answer: Linking verb
In the sentence "Her sister is a nurse," the verb "is" is functioning as a linking verb. Linking verbs connect the subject of a sentence with a noun or adjective that renames or describes it. In this case, "is" connects the subject "her sister" with the noun "nurse," indicating that her sister's profession is that of a nurse.

My foot has 5_________

Answer: Toes
The correct answer is "Toes" because the question is asking about the body part that is typically found on the foot. Toes are the five digits that are attached to the foot and are used for balance, walking, and gripping objects.

We have ________ house in Madrid.

Answer: A
The correct answer is "a." This is because the word "house" begins with a consonant sound, so we use the indefinite article "a" before it.

Which from the following is not a possessive pronoun?

Answer: There
The pronouns "my," "yours," and "our" are all possessive pronouns because they indicate ownership or possession. However, "there" is not a possessive pronoun. It is actually a pronoun used to indicate a place or location.

How many colors would a multicolored object have?

Answer: More than one
A multicolored object would have more than one color because the term "multicolored" implies that there are multiple colors present on the object. This means that there is a variety of colors on the object, rather than just one or none at all. Therefore, the correct answer is "More than one."

I did _________ than my friend on the test.

Answer: Better
In this sentence, the word "better" is the correct answer. It is used to compare the performance of the speaker with their friend on the test. "Best" would imply that the speaker had the highest score, which is not stated. "Baddest" is not a proper comparative form of "bad." "Worst" is a comparative form of "bad," but it does not convey the idea that the speaker performed better than their friend.

Which of these is NOT an example of a "be" verb?

Answer: You
"Was," "is," and "are" are forms of the "be" verb. They are used to indicate states of being, existence, or identity."You" is a pronoun and not a "be" verb. While pronouns like "I," "he," "she," "it," "we," and "they" can function with "be" verbs (e.g., "I am," "he is"), the pronoun "you" does not serve as a "be" verb on its own.

Which of these is NOT an action verb? 

Answer: Was
The word "was" is the correct answer because it is the only option that is not an action verb. "Walk", "jump" and "play" are also action verbs because they describe physical actions. However, "was" is not an action verb but a linking verb that connects the subject with the subject complement.

Does this sentence have a transitive verb or intransitive verb? "He gave her best friend a gift."

Answer: Transitive verb
The sentence "He gave her best friend a gift" contains a transitive verb. A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object to complete its meaning. In this sentence, the verb "gave" is followed by the direct object "a gift," indicating that the action of giving is being done to the gift. Therefore, "gave" is a transitive verb in this sentence.
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