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What is the difference between and adjective and an adverb? Can you tell a clause from a phrase? Are these sentences interrogatory or declarative? Do you need help choosing between a comma and a semi-colon? Where does that pesky apostrophe belong? All will be revealed, my friend.   

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1
Grammar and the Land of Oz 10 questions

Hello, grammar lovers. In this quiz, you will be tested on some basic grammar terminology while reading quotes from "The Wizard of Oz" movie. Have fun and enjoy!
Average
mrgrouchy
6270 plays
2
Literary Signs and Symbols 10 questions

Have you ever wondered what some of those little symbols and signs you often see in literature (and on your keyboard) are called? Signs like -, or &, or * are used frequently...but how have we designated them? Let's find out...
Average
thejazzkickazz
10731 plays
3
Parts of (Hilarious) Speech 10 questions

Parts of speech...ho hum...Wait! I can make this fun. I'll give you giggle-inducing phrases to enliven your practice with identifying parts of speech.
Easy
Pagiedamon
7479 plays
4
Medically Speaking 10 questions

Many medical terms are easier to understand if you can figure out the root of their pre- or suffixes. Test your skill with this quiz!
Average
Catamount
7467 plays
5
Things To Do With Words 10 questions

If you like words and playing with words and words about words, then this quiz is for you.
Difficult
uglybird
4338 plays
6
English Enslaved? The History of Punctuation 10 questions

Did English words once roam free and unfettered, unrestrained by marks diacritical? Does punctuation buy clarity at the expense of freedom of expression? This quiz examines what you know about the controversial history of punctuation.
Tough
uglybird
2421 plays
7
Pick a Word! 10 questions

I know many people who have trouble with the following words, see how well you can do on them!
Very Easy
ladymacb29
16974 plays
8
Special Characters and Symbols in Writing 15 questions

Be sure to set your browser to 'stun,' so you can view the exotic typographical and written symbols I have described here. Each question is preceded by a category of knowledge where that symbol may be seen in use. Good luck!
Average
celicadriver
1260 plays
9
Comma Confusion 10 questions

If commas trip you up as often they do me, take this quiz. If you have them down pat, the rest of us will forgive your high score...maybe, if you don't rub it in. (Quiz is according to American usage.)
Average
uglybird
4254 plays
10
Me, Myself, and I 10 questions

This should be an easy quiz for most people. All you have to do is select the best choice from the three offered in each question.
Average
woofi
13170 plays
11
Grammar Challenge 10 questions

Think you know a lot about grammar? Test your knowledge with my grammar challenge! Note: this quiz is on American usage.
Average
ILuv2Teach
11958 plays
12
Punctuation Marks the Spot! 10 questions

There are hundreds of punctuation marks. Some are archaic and rarely seen, while others are seen almost every day. How much do you know about the marks you use to get your point across?
Average
dcpddc478
528 plays
13
Stop! 10 questions

You probably count the exclamation mark (Emma) as a dear friend in your writing, but how well do you really know her? Do you know where she comes from or all the things she gets up to? Now might just be the time to stop and find out.
Average
glendathecat
834 plays
14
The Fabulous Phrasal Verb 10 questions

Grammar? Yes. But flavored with history and spiced with etymology. Don't miss out on FunTrivia's first-ever Phrasal Verb Quiz.
Average
uglybird
1554 plays
15
Everyday Basic Grammar 15 questions

As a teacher, it's disheartening to see so many people without the basic knowledge of grammar. The school year is over, but teaching still lives on! Show me your stuff and prove me wrong!
Easy
YeuxdelaMere
2985 plays
16
The Panda Says No 10 questions

Lynne Truss's book "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" is an inspiration for those of us with an obsession about the correct use of punctuation. Release the inner stickler in yourself! Punctuation conventions are British, not American, where these differ.
Average
looney_tunes
1107 plays
17
Literary Signs and Symbols 3 10 questions

The third and final installment in this series, I will attempt to round up the remaining diacritic and punctuation marks that were missing from the first two quizzes...good luck and have fun!
Average
thejazzkickazz
1527 plays
18
So, You Want to Write a Story? 10 questions

Writing a story is a complicated task. Fortunately, there are many literary devices at hand to help a prospective author out. Here's a quick guide to some of them, and how to use them to write a story!
Average
deus_ex
1326 plays
19
Distinctive Adjectives - A Medical Twist. 10 questions

We know that "feline" pertains to cats while "canine" pertains to dogs. How about trying some medical distinctive adjectives? In each of the following items, the adjectives are capitalized. Select the response associated with the adjective. Enjoy!
Very Easy
yency
1863 plays
20
Lay/Lie 10 questions

The words "lay" and "lie" seem to give many problems both to English speakers and writers. In this quiz, provide the either "lie" or "lay", in the proper tense. Remember, the general rule is that the verb "to lay" takes an object, but "to lie" does not
Average
woofi
5460 plays
21
Picky, Picky 10 questions

Are you in the mood for some quibbling over trivial, irrational and arbitrary rules of grammar? Take this quiz. (Error reports cheerfully accepted.)
Difficult
uglybird
2490 plays
22
Know Your Plurals 10 questions

Plurals are fascinating yet sometimes frustrating things. Take a shot at this quiz to see if you really know your plurals!
Average
timence
15066 plays
23
One Mouse, Two Mice, One House, Two Hice. 10 questions

You may use a mouse, or two mouses on your computer, but put them in a cage and they're mice. Got a goose? Two geese? Got a moose?...you see where I'm going...
Average
alexis722
477 plays
24
Words - Things You Knew You Were Afraid to Ask! 10 questions

This quiz deals with unusual and uncommon words, sayings and grammatical meanings in the English language. It deals with things we do every day, and generally, we don't realise we are doing them!
Tough
FussBudget
4011 plays
25
Mark Your Words 10 questions

Test your knowledge about various traditional and non-traditional punctuation marks. I will be using names and explaining functions according to Standard American English, unless otherwise noted.
Tough
alaspooryoric
564 plays
26
Modifiers: The Good, the Bad, and the Badly 15 questions

I've put together a little something about adjectives and adverbs to quiz your knowledge about words and phrases used as modifiers in the English language. All questions and answers use Standard American English rules of grammar.
Average
alaspooryoric
588 plays
27
Literary Signs and Symbols 2 10 questions

If you are curious about all of those little squiggly marks above the numbers on your keyboard...this may be the quiz for you. The 2nd in a series of 3, it will tackle some of the most oft-used symbols in writing...have fun!
Average
thejazzkickazz
1239 plays
28
Defining Prefix or Root 15 questions

A quiz on prefixes and roots. I will give you the prefix or root and you give me the meaning.
Very Easy
elizabeth18ak
4800 plays
29
Grammar and Christmas Holiday Songs 10 questions

Please take this quiz on basic grammar terminology in connection with the lyrics of some popular Christmas holiday songs. It's the season to love grammar! Good luck.
Average
mrgrouchy
1362 plays
30
Spelling with Suffixes 10 questions

Many words end in suffixes that tell what part of speech they are: "-ous", "-tion", "-ly", "-ity", and many others. Let's see how many you can identify correctly.
Average
hotdogPi
492 plays
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