How's Your English Grammar?

 How good is your knowledge of grammar terms and rules? Can you answer these questions to our satisfaction? Only one way to find out...
 
 
In the sentence "Mike threw the football across the yard," what is the verb?
Threw
Football
Mike
Across
 
 
What is the plural of ox?
Oxen
Oxes
Ox
Oxin
 
 
Which word describes a word that sounds like the noise it makes?
Onomatopoeia
Similie
Allegory
Metaphor
 
 
In grammar, what is the name of a word that modifies a noun?
Adjective
Adverb
Verb
Affix
 
 
Which of these is an adverb?
Meanwhile
Mean
Median
Meantime
 
 
What is the study of the grammatical structures of sentences?
Syntax
Lexicon
Conjunction
Orthography
 
 
In grammar, what does the tense express?
Time
Location
Mood
Age
 
 
In grammar, what are figures involving a change in a sense, such as metaphor, simile, and irony called?
Trope
Idiom
Similie
Noun
 
 
What is a word or a group of words that is self-contradicting called?
Oxymoron
Synecdoche
Antithesis
Litotes
 
 
In grammar, what is the name of a word that adds meaning to the basic meaning of the main verb?
Auxiliary verb
Transitive verb
Intransitive verb
Stative verb
 
 
What are the "i" in fit and the "a" in the pack?
Vowels
Consonants
Syllables
 
 
What is the use of spacing, conventional signs, and typographical devices called?
Punctuation
Direct Speech
Intensifier
Phrase
 
 
Which language analysis recognizes the relationship among the various elements of a sentence?
Transformational grammar
Generative grammar
Descriptive grammar
Prescriptive grammar
 
 
What is the name of the word that is attached to a word stem to alter its meaning?
Affix
Motif
Caesura
Idiom
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