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Identifying active and passive voice

An English quiz on identifying the active and passive voice.Although passive voice is possible in English, active voice is more natural and easier to understand because we immediately know who is doing the action.This quiz will help you differentiate between the two. So don't be passive! Get active, and identify whether the sentences below are in active or passive voice!For more information, check out our article on active voice, passive voice, voice.1. Dentists are assisted by dental hygienists.active voicepassive voice2. My spouse arrived by plane at 6:55 a.m.active voicepassive voice3. By pure coincidence, Rashid came into the store when I happened to be there.active voicepassive voice4. We were bitten by mosquitoes at the cottage!active voicepassive voice5. My wallet was found on the street.active voicepassive voice6. The argument was rejected.active voicepassive voice7. The director studied the file and gave her comments.active voicepassive voice8. The committee assured me that no follow-up was necessary at the moment.active voicepassive voice9. The child was invited by his friend from daycare.active voicepassive voice10. Canadian artist Leonard Cohen won numerous awards throughout his career.active voicepassive voice  
Source : Jeux du Portail linguistique du Canada
Nombre de consultations : 556 149

Although or however

An English quiz on the difference between “although” and “however.It's easy to confuse although and however because they're both used to show a contrast between ideas. But they aren't the same kind of word. Although is used to start a dependent clause (DC). However is used to link two independent clauses (IC) that have a full stop between them.See if you have mastered the use of these words by trying our quiz!1. I feel extremely tired, I went to bed early last night.althoughhowever2. I left on time; , heavy traffic caused me to be late.althoughhowever3. I'm running a little late with the speech; , I expect to finish it by this afternoon.althoughhowever4. They're still going camping, it will be raining all weekend.althoughhowever5. James made the basket, he is much shorter than his one-on-one opponent, John.althoughhowever6. We will have lunch outside. , we will move inside in the event of rain.AlthoughHowever7. Marie speaks English well, her first language is French.althoughhowever8. Marie speaks English well; her first language, , is French.althoughhowever9. David loves Bollywood movies, he doesn't speak Hindi.althoughhowever10. We will have to move; the rent is good, the apartment is in poor repair.althoughhowever  
Source : Jeux du Portail linguistique du Canada
Nombre de consultations : 191 987

Parts of speech 4

A quiz on recognizing the eight parts of speech in English.How well do you know the parts of speech?Because words may have different functions in different sentences, they can belong to more than one of the eight parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction and interjection. For example, the word book can be a noun (The book is on the desk) or a verb (She asked me to book a room for our meeting).Try our quiz! See if you can name the parts of speech of the words in square brackets below.1. [For] a few weeks, Ottawa residents enjoy the brilliant fall colours of Gatineau Park.verbnounpronounadjectiveadverbprepositionconjunctioninterjection2. The red, yellow and deep [orange] of autumn leaves create a dazzling display.verbnounpronounadjectiveadverbprepositionconjunctioninterjection3. Hiking and walking are [excellent] ways to discover the Park’s 165 kilometres of trails.verbnounpronounadjectiveadverbprepositionconjunctioninterjection4. [Follow] the Luskville Falls Trail, and climb 290 metres up the rocky slope of the Eardley Escarpment.verbnounpronounadjectiveadverbprepositionconjunctioninterjection5. The children amused [themselves] by rolling in the pile of raked leaves.verbnounpronounadjectiveadverbprepositionconjunctioninterjection6. Rock climbing can be slow and arduous, but once you reach the top, it is [simply] exhilarating.verbnounpronounadjectiveadverbprepositionconjunctioninterjection7. Many athletes cycle in Gatineau Park [not only] for the aerobic workout [but also] for the hill training.verbnounpronounadjectiveadverbprepositionconjunctioninterjection8. [What!] You’re not coming with us to see Fall Rhapsody?verbnounpronounadjectiveadverbprepositionconjunctioninterjection  
Source : Jeux du Portail linguistique du Canada
Nombre de consultations : 191 333

Subject-verb agreement: Basic

A basic-level English-language quiz on subject-verb agreement.In math, we know that two sides of an equation must be equal—in a sense, they have to agree. In writing, subjects and present-tense verbs must also agree: if the subject is singular, so is the verb; if the subject is plural, so is the verb. In the following sentences, see if you can choose the verb that agrees with its subject.1. The frogs very loudly at our cottage.croakscroak2. you finished your homework?HaveHas3. The horses wildly across the field.gallopsgallop4. the team members agree?DoDoes5. Lightning scared me since I was a child.hashave6. Making plans difficult in a group.isare7. The basketball team not playing very well.isare  
Source : Jeux du Portail linguistique du Canada
Nombre de consultations : 83 221

Identifying sentence types

An English quiz on the four sentence types: declarative, interrogative, imperative and exclamatory.There are 4 types of sentences in English: declarative, interrogative, exclamatory and imperative. Can you tell which is which?Identify each sentence in the questions below to find out!1. Do we have all the equipment we need for our cross-country skiing weekend?declarativeinterrogativeexclamatoryimperative2. What a beautiful painting!declarativeinterrogativeexclamatoryimperative3. Go home right now!declarativeinterrogativeexclamatoryimperative4. We'll finish work on the construction site tomorrow.declarativeinterrogativeexclamatoryimperative5. Please let me know what I can bring to the potluck.declarativeinterrogativeexclamatoryimperative6. As a little girl, Ellie loved the book Charlotte's Web.declarativeinterrogativeexclamatoryimperative7. Would you prefer to eat in tonight or try one of the new restaurants in the neighbourhood?declarativeinterrogativeexclamatoryimperative8. Wow, what a nice surprise running into you here!declarativeinterrogativeexclamatoryimperative9. Turn to chapter 7, and read sections 1 and 2.declarativeinterrogativeexclamatoryimperative10. Don't you ever borrow my car again without asking!declarativeinterrogativeexclamatoryimperative  
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Nombre de consultations : 77 115

Parallel structure with coordinating conjunctions

A quiz on the use of parallel structure with the conjunctions and, or, for, nor, but and yet.Coordinating conjunctions are short simple words: for, and, nor, but, or, yet and so.You use them to join structures that are grammatically equal, such as two words, two phrases or two clauses. But you need to make sure that those structures are parallel! To get some practice, decide whether the structures below are parallel or not.1. Karl is scheduled to speak at the Monday morning meeting, yet he is on vacation until Tuesday.The sentence is parallel.The sentence is not parallel.2. The children enjoyed ice cream and jumping around.The sentence is parallel.The sentence is not parallel.3. James didn’t know which utensil to use for the first course: a fork, teaspoon or a tablespoon.The sentence is parallel.The sentence is not parallel.4. The marriage is strong, for the couple have the same goals and values.The sentence is parallel.The sentence is not parallel.5. No one could persuade the little girl to behave nor keep her from running around.The sentence is parallel.The sentence is not parallel.6. Rosina looked beautiful and stylish, but as if she was feeling nervous.The sentence is parallel.The sentence is not parallel.7. The suspect told the officer that he had an alibi and to leave him alone.The sentence is parallel.The sentence is not parallel.8. For the Christmas party, Claire has agreed to decorate the hall, sew a Santa suit and to bake gingerbread cookies.The sentence is parallel.The sentence is not parallel.  
Source : Jeux du Portail linguistique du Canada
Nombre de consultations : 61 811

Parts of speech 1

A quiz on recognizing the eight parts of speech in English.How well do you know the parts of speech?Because words may have different functions in different sentences, they can belong to more than one of the eight parts of speech: verb, noun, pronoun, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction and interjection. For example, the word book can be a noun (The book is on the desk) or a verb (She asked me to book a room for our meeting).Try our quiz! See if you can name the parts of speech of the words in square brackets below.1. The woman slipped on the ice and fell flat on her [face].verbnounpronounadjectiveadverbprepositionconjunctioninterjection2. I'm late with my report, and I can't [face] my supervisor.verbnounpronounadjectiveadverbprepositionconjunctioninterjection3. [Yikes]! My computer just crashed, and I lost all my photos.verbnounpronounadjectiveadverbprepositionconjunctioninterjection4. He wasn't sure that twenty zucchini plants [would be] enough, so he planted another ten.verbnounpronounadjectiveadverbprepositionconjunctioninterjection5. [Although] he gave a large amount of clothing away, his closet was still overflowing.verbnounpronounadjectiveadverbprepositionconjunctioninterjection6. Later he asked himself, "Did [I] do the right thing?"verbnounpronounadjectiveadverbprepositionconjunctioninterjection7. The manager [quickly] reached a decision.verbnounpronounadjectiveadverbprepositionconjunctioninterjection8. That motorcycle is [hers].verbnounpronounadjectiveadverbprepositionconjunctioninterjection9. [Small] children often insist that they can do things by themselves.verbnounpronounadjectiveadverbprepositionconjunctioninterjection10. They wondered if there was a traitor [among] them.verbnounpronounadjectiveadverbprepositionconjunctioninterjection  Note: Adapted from HyperGrammar (copyright 1994, 1995 and 1996) produced by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa.
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Nombre de consultations : 32 012

Let’s get parallel!

An English-language quiz on parallelism: items in a series.A sentence is parallel when each item that it lists shares the same grammatical structure (part of speech). Writers use parallelism to help readers see connections between ideas and to emphasize particular points.1. Pick out which sentence is parallel.Lisa packed a sweater, doll and a book.Lisa packed a sweater, a doll and a book.Lisa packed a sweater, a doll and then added a book.2. Which sentence is parallel?Kayo wanted to travel by plane, train and by boat.Kayo wanted to travel by plane, by train, and then take a boat.Kayo wanted to travel by plane, train and boat.3. Pick out the sentence with the correct parallel structure.He likes flying kites, riding bikes and reading books.He likes flying kites, bikes and reading books.He likes kite flying, riding bikes and reading books.4. Choose the sentence that is parallel.Marek is a good dancer, hockey player and musician.Marek is a good dancer, hockey player, and he can play the violin.Marek is good at dancing, playing hockey and music.5. Choose the sentence with the correct parallel structure.The tour group will go to Las Vegas, New York and to Florida.The tour group will go to Las Vegas, to New York and Florida.The tour group will go to Las Vegas, New York and Florida.6. Pick out the sentence that is parallel.Jack swam, fished, and then he water-skied.Jack swam, fished and water-skied.Jack swam, fished and then he went water-skiing.7. Which sentence is parallel in structure?He throws sand, he grabs toys, and he runs away.He throws sand, he grabs toys, and runs away.He throws sand, grabs toys, and he runs away.  
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Parts of sentences 1

A quiz on the parts of sentences.Knowing the parts of sentences—subject, predicate, verb, direct object, indirect object and subject complement—helps writers construct clearer sentences. See if you can name the parts of the sentence of the words in square brackets below.But before you try our quiz, here are some examples to get you started:The advertising executive drove a flashy red [convertible]. In this sentence convertible is the direct object of the verb drove.Your homemade chili smells [delicious]. In this sentence delicious is the subject complement of the verb smells.1. The old house on the hill gave Nora [chills] and conjured up images of ghosts and monsters.subjectverbdirect objectindirect objectsubject complement2. His [terror] of spiders kept him out of the dark basement.subjectverbdirect objectindirect objectsubject complement3. Despite winning the lottery last week, my team leader still seems [unhappy].subjectverbdirect objectindirect objectsubject complement4. Would you willingly [exchange] half your chocolate for a bag of chips?subjectverbdirect objectindirect objectsubject complement5. I don't know how Emma can understand [anything] Luigi says.subjectverbdirect objectindirect objectsubject complement6. Before the movie, Emma bought [Luigi] dinner.subjectverbdirect objectindirect objectsubject complement7. Although the movie was exciting, Luigi grew [drowsy] and slept through it.subjectverbdirect objectindirect objectsubject complement8. There were no [credits] after the movie.subjectverbdirect objectindirect objectsubject complement9. Natalie and her new boyfriend, Luigi, will be [going] to the symphony next week.subjectverbdirect objectindirect objectsubject complement10. The company has been mailing [me] CD catalogues ever since I bought my sound system.subjectverbdirect objectindirect objectsubject complement  
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Nombre de consultations : 30 462

Active and passive voice

A quiz on active and passive voice in English.We often hear the terms active voice and passive voice. But how well do we understand the difference? Test your knowledge of active and passive voice by answering the following questions.1. In active voice,the subject receives the action expressed in the verb.the subject does the action expressed in the verb.the verb must show motion (e.g., run, walk, throw).2. Which sentence is in active voice?We were jolted by the news.The cat slept peacefully on the couch.The boat was tossed about by the waves.3. In passive voice,the subject receives the action expressed in the verb.the subject does the action expressed in the verb.the verb does not express any action.4. Which sentence is in passive voice?Ilse was tired after her long hike.Do you think it is time for the pets to be fed?Eric has been offered a leading role in the play.5. Which statement is correct?Active voice is always better than passive.Passive voice may sometimes be better than active.Passive voice should be used only in legal writing.6. Which answer is true?Active voice puts ideas into logical order.Passive voice gives the same ideas in fewer words than active voice.Active voice should be used only in promotional texts.7. Passive voice is usefulwhen you want your message to be direct.when you want your message to be objective.when you want your message to be tactful.  
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