Word Level Grammar Quiz

A TEFL quiz for TEFL teachers

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

1. Superlative adjectives and adverbs describe the most extreme degree. Which are examples?

brave and bravely
braver and more bravely
bravest and most bravely
a) brave and bravely b) braver and more bravely c) bravest and most bravely

2. Comparative adjectives and adverbs compare two degrees. Which are examples?

clear and clearly
clearer and more clearly
clearest and most clearly
a) clear and clearly b) clearer and more clearly c) clearest and most clearly

3. Adjectives, adverbs and prepositional phrases are called

a) descriptors b) modifiers c) participles

4. A dangling modifier occurs when a writer intends to modify one word but the reader attaches the modifier to

another word
the modified word
the dangled word
a) another word b) the modified word c) the dangled word

5. A word, phrase, or clause that's replaced by a pronoun is referred to as

an antecedent
a precedent
an objective
a) an antecedent b) a precedent c) an objective

6. Which are demonstrative pronouns?

my, our, their
this, these, those
who, which, that
a) my, our, their b) this, that, those c) who, which, that

7. Words with a structural or grammatical function (like auxiliary verbs) are function words, but words with meaning (like nouns) are called

meaning words
non-functional words
content words
a) meaning words b) non-functional words c) content words

8. If an adjunct that modifies a verb or noun is removed from a sentence, the sentence will still be ________ correct.

a) factually b) partly c) grammatically

9. The word "agreement", as in subject verb agreement, refers to grammatically logical _____ between tense, case, or number.

a) links b) gaps c) contrasts

10. In the sentence "Leila, a Syrian refugee, is our best student", which is called the appositive?

our best student
a Syrian refugee
a) Leila b) our best student c) a Syrian refugee

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