The network for TEFL teachers • since 1998

Teach in China ✈️ 1-yr contracts

General Grammar Terms Quiz

A TEFL quiz for TEFL teachers

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests general grammar terms as defined in the TEFL Glossary.

1. A sentence like "Cows eat grass" in which the subject performs the action of the verb is in the

active voice
passive voice
subjective voice
a) active voice b) passive voice c) subjective voice

2. An interrogative word or sentence is used when

making a statement
giving an order
asking a question
a) making a statement b) giving an order c) asking a question

3. The different forms used to indicate the time and completion of an action or state are called

verbals
timings
tenses
a) verbals b) timings c) tenses

4. A grammatical unit just below sentence in rank and containing a subject and predicate is

a phrase
a clause
a series
a) a phrase b) a clause c) a series

5. Part of a sentence with two or more words and a single function, like "in a minute", is

a phrase
a clause
a series
a) a phrase b) a clause c) a series

6. "My sister needs a new computer." Which is the subject?

My sister
needs
a new computer
a) My sister b) needs c) a new computer

7. "My sister needs a new computer." Which is the object?

My sister
needs
a new computer
a) My sister b) needs c) a new computer

8. Word groupings based on a word's function in a sentence, such as noun, verb, adverb and adjective, are called

base forms
parts of speech
vocabulary groupings
a) base forms b) parts of speech c) vocabulary groupings

9. The singular noun is woman and the _____ noun is women.

multiple
plural
numerical
a) multiple b) plural c) numerical

10. A conditional structure where one action depends on another is also called

an if-then structure
an and-or structure
a so-so structure
a) an if-then structure b) an and-or structure c) a so-so structure

Your score is:

Correct answers: