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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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trivia quiz  Grammar and the Land of Oz Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, Mar 08 09

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!
Mar 08 09
6606 plays
trivia quiz  Literary Signs and Symbols cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jul 08 02

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...
thejazzkickazz gold member
Jul 08 02
10893 plays
trivia quiz  Parts of (Hilarious) Speech cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Pagiedamon, Dec 11 08

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.
Pagiedamon gold member
Dec 11 08
7758 plays
trivia quiz  Medically Speaking cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Catamount, Jul 09 05

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!
Jul 09 05
7734 plays
trivia quiz  Things To Do With Words cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, uglybird, May 04 05

If you like words and playing with words and words about words, then this quiz is for you.
uglybird gold member
May 04 05
4428 plays
trivia quiz  Pick a Word! cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ladymacb29, Jun 06 00

I know many people who have trouble with the following words, see how well you can do on them!
Very Easy
ladymacb29 editor
Jun 06 00
17310 plays
trivia quiz  English Enslaved? The History of Punctuation cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, uglybird, Nov 17 04

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.
uglybird gold member
Nov 17 04
2529 plays
trivia quiz  Special Characters and Symbols in Writing cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, celicadriver, Mar 12 11

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!
Mar 12 11
1380 plays
trivia quiz  Comma Confusion cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, uglybird, Mar 08 04

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.)
uglybird gold member
Mar 08 04
4302 plays
trivia quiz  Everyday Basic Grammar cool 15 questions
Easy, 15 Qns, YeuxdelaMere, Jul 10 10

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!
Jul 10 10
3237 plays
trivia quiz  Me, Myself, and I cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, woofi, Jan 04 03

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.
Jan 04 03
13329 plays
trivia quiz  Grammar Challenge cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ILuv2Teach, Jul 11 02

Think you know a lot about grammar? Test your knowledge with my grammar challenge! Note: this quiz is on American usage.
Jul 11 02
12219 plays
trivia quiz  Stop! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, glendathecat, Nov 21 09

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.
Nov 21 09
876 plays
photo quiz  Mark Your Words cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Sep 11 15

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.
alaspooryoric gold member
Sep 11 15
618 plays
trivia quiz  The Fabulous Phrasal Verb cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, uglybird, Apr 12 05

Grammar? Yes. But flavored with history and spiced with etymology. Don't miss out on FunTrivia's first-ever Phrasal Verb Quiz.
uglybird gold member
Apr 12 05
1572 plays
trivia quiz  Literary Signs and Symbols 3 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jul 28 02

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!
thejazzkickazz gold member
Jul 28 02
1554 plays
trivia quiz  The Panda Says No cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Mar 06 08

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.
looney_tunes editor
Mar 06 08
1185 plays
trivia quiz  Modifiers: The Good, the Bad, and the Badly cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, alaspooryoric, Mar 04 11

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.
alaspooryoric gold member
Mar 04 11
645 plays
trivia quiz  Distinctive Adjectives - A Medical Twist. cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, yency, Aug 06 12

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
Aug 06 12
1989 plays
trivia quiz  Lay/Lie cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, woofi, Dec 18 02

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
Dec 18 02
5658 plays
trivia quiz  Know Your Plurals cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, timence, Sep 06 03

Plurals are fascinating yet sometimes frustrating things. Take a shot at this quiz to see if you really know your plurals!
timence gold member
Sep 06 03
15207 plays
trivia quiz  Group Collective Names Three cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Feb 04 18

Ten more collective terms for different groups of animals, people or things. How many do you know? Have fun.
Creedy gold member
Feb 04 18
456 plays
photo quiz  Punctuation Marks the Spot! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Sep 11 15

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?
dcpddc478 gold member
Sep 11 15
585 plays
trivia quiz  Words - Things You Knew You Were Afraid to Ask! 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, FussBudget, Apr 30 05

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!
Apr 30 05
4050 plays
trivia quiz  Which Witch was Seen on the Scene? 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Nov 04 11

It's bad enough that no one can tell which witch twin is which, but Frances and Francis are constantly confused themselves. Can you help them determine the words each should use in the situations below?
alaspooryoric gold member
Nov 04 11
759 plays
trivia quiz  Literary Signs and Symbols 2 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jul 14 02

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!
thejazzkickazz gold member
Jul 14 02
1380 plays
trivia quiz  Defining Prefix or Root 15 questions
Very Easy, 15 Qns, elizabeth18ak, Nov 28 02

A quiz on prefixes and roots. I will give you the prefix or root and you give me the meaning.
Very Easy
Nov 28 02
4890 plays
trivia quiz  So, You Want to Write a Story? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, deus_ex, Nov 29 07

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!
Nov 29 07
1446 plays
trivia quiz  Picky, Picky 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, uglybird, Jul 29 04

Are you in the mood for some quibbling over trivial, irrational and arbitrary rules of grammar? Take this quiz. (Error reports cheerfully accepted.)
uglybird gold member
Jul 29 04
2964 plays
trivia quiz  Swing from a Dangling Participle 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, gracious1, Apr 24 13

Dangling participles and other misplaced modifiers will challenge you here! I've used examples from published grammarians, plus instances from newspapers and classic film. U.S. Standard Written English applies. Take a swing, but beware!
gracious1 gold member
Apr 24 13
735 plays
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