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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.   

There are 71 quizzes and 760 trivia questions in this category.
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1
Grammar and the Land of Oz

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 (10 qns)
mrgrouchy
6177 plays
2
Literary Signs and Symbols

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 (10 qns)
thejazzkickazz
10659 plays
3
Parts of (Hilarious) Speech

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 (10 qns)
Pagiedamon
7269 plays
4
Things To Do With Words

If you like words and playing with words and words about words, then this quiz is for you.
Difficult (10 qns)
uglybird
4269 plays
5
Medically Speaking

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 (10 qns)
Catamount
7407 plays
6
English Enslaved? The History of Punctuation

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 (10 qns)
uglybird
2388 plays
7
Pick a Word!

I know many people who have trouble with the following words, see how well you can do on them!
Very Easy (10 qns)
ladymacb29
16836 plays
8
Special Characters and Symbols in Writing

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 (15 qns)
celicadriver
1248 plays
9
Comma Confusion

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 (10 qns)
uglybird
4233 plays
10
Me, Myself, and I

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 (10 qns)
woofi
13050 plays
11
Grammar Challenge

Think you know a lot about grammar? Test your knowledge with my grammar challenge! Note: this quiz is on American usage.
Average (10 qns)
ILuv2Teach
11895 plays
12
Punctuation Marks the Spot!

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 (10 qns)
dcpddc478
504 plays
13
Everyday Basic Grammar

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 (15 qns)
YeuxdelaMere
2823 plays
14
Stop!

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 (10 qns)
glendathecat
825 plays
15
The Fabulous Phrasal Verb

Grammar? Yes. But flavored with history and spiced with etymology. Don't miss out on FunTrivia's first-ever Phrasal Verb Quiz.
Average (10 qns)
uglybird
1542 plays
16
The Panda Says No

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 (10 qns)
looney_tunes
1101 plays
17
So, You Want to Write a Story?

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 (10 qns)
deus_ex
1266 plays
18
Literary Signs and Symbols 3

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 (10 qns)
thejazzkickazz
1518 plays
19
One Mouse, Two Mice, One House, Two Hice.

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 (10 qns)
alexis722
471 plays
20
Picky, Picky

Are you in the mood for some quibbling over trivial, irrational and arbitrary rules of grammar? Take this quiz. (Error reports cheerfully accepted.)
Difficult (10 qns)
uglybird
2472 plays
21
Distinctive Adjectives - A Medical Twist.

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 (10 qns)
yency
1833 plays
22
Lay/Lie

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 (10 qns)
woofi
5433 plays
23
Know Your Plurals

Plurals are fascinating yet sometimes frustrating things. Take a shot at this quiz to see if you really know your plurals!
Average (10 qns)
timence
14961 plays
24
Mark Your Words

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 (10 qns)
alaspooryoric
540 plays
25
Words - Things You Knew You Were Afraid to Ask!

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 (10 qns)
FussBudget
3999 plays
26
Grammar and Christmas Holiday Songs

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 (10 qns)
mrgrouchy
1350 plays
27
Defining Prefix or Root

A quiz on prefixes and roots. I will give you the prefix or root and you give me the meaning.
Very Easy (15 qns)
elizabeth18ak
4722 plays
28
Literary Signs and Symbols 2

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 (10 qns)
thejazzkickazz
1227 plays
29
Modifiers: The Good, the Bad, and the Badly

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 (15 qns)
alaspooryoric
576 plays
30
Swing from a Dangling Participle

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!
Average (10 qns)
gracious1
468 plays
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