Grammar Quiz

Phrases Quiz


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Identify how the underlined gerund phrase is being used in the sentence:

Eating ice cream on a hot day is a good way to cool off.

A. subject

B. object of the preposition

C. direct object

D. predicate noun


Identify the prepositional phrase in the following sentence. “Some supplies fell into the water.”

A. into the water

B. fell into

C. some supplies

D. supplies fell into


He complained of having been unjustly accused.

A. (simple) active tense

B. (simple) passive tense

C. perfect tense

D. perfect passive tense


Identify how the underlined gerund is being used in the sentence.

The team practiced running on Friday.

A. subject

B. object of the preposition

C. direct object

D. predicate noun


Identify how the underlined gerund is being used in the sentence:

Reading is an important skill.

A. subject

B. object of the preposition

C. direct object

D. predicate noun


The hot glue stuck to my hands.

A. prepositional phrase

B. infinitive


(John Smith having been enslaved, sold, and tortured) was a capable applicant to help settle the new world since he epitomized the virtue of perseverance.

A. present

B. perfect

C. present passive

D. perfect passive


Identify the function of the infinitive phrase in parentheses.

If you were a Puritan overcharging customers and fellow settlers, you would have a major consequence (to be regarded as one of the worst kinds.)

A. noun

B. adjective

C. adverb


(A Puritan woman having been convicted of adultery), would have been put to death on the town’s scaffold.

A. present

B. perfect

C. present passive

D. perfect passive


Identify the prepositional phrase in the following sentence:
Above the trees flew a beautiful bald eagle.

A. flew a beautiful

B. bald eagle

C. above the trees

D. above the trees flew a beautiful


Identify the word being modified by the participle.

The dog wearing the red collar is very kind.

A. Dog

B. Red collar

C. Kind

D. None of the above


Identify the tense of the participle or the participial phrase in parentheses.

A person (texting while driving) is likely to have an accident.

A. past

B. present

C. perfect


I want to watch you play in your last game.

A. prepositional phrase

B. infinitive


Identify how the underlined gerund is being used in the sentence:

Reading is an important skill.

A. subject

B. object of the preposition

C. direct object

D. predicate noun


Identify the function of the infinitive phrase in parentheses.

If you suspected someone of committing witchcraft, there would be many tests (to determine if the person was a witch or wizard.)

A. noun

B. adjective

C. adverb


(Possessing a unique talent in sewing), Hester Prynne is able to support herself and her daughter.

A. present

B. perfect

C. present passive

D. perfect passive


Identify how the underlined gerund is being used in the sentence.

For most birds, flying is a way to escape predators.

A. subject

B. object of the preposition

C. direct object

D. predicate noun


Identify how the underlined gerund phrase is being used in the sentence:

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

A. subject

B. object of the preposition

C. direct object

D. predicate noun


Identify the tense of the participle or the participial phrase in parentheses.

Hester Prynne, (having sewn the the scarlet letter on her clothes), stood on the scaffolds to face her punishment.

A. past

B. present

C. perfect


Select the word or words modified by the participial phrase in parentheses.

(Having thoroughly prepared for their test,) students eagerly waited for the exam to be passed out.

A. students

B. waited

C. exam

D. to be passed out


I will deliver the flowers to your house.

A. prepositional phrase

B. infinitive


Select the word or words modified by the participial phrase in parentheses.

The varsity football team, (assigned to volunteer over 30 hours each nine weeks,) was helping clean up after a storm.

A. team

B. was helping

C. clean up

D. storm


Identify the tense of the participle or the participial phrase in parentheses.

The Scarlett Letter, (published in 1850), is still considered to be one of America’s best classics.

A. past

B. present

C. perfect


Identify how the underlined gerund phrase is being used in the sentence:

Jessica really enjoys bothering the neighbors with loud music.

A. subject

B. object of the preposition

C. direct object

D. predicate noun


writing

A. (simple) active tense

B. (simple) passive tense

C. perfect tense

D. perfect passive tense




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