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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 Q
mrgrouchy
Mar 08 09
5490 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 Q
thejazzkickazz
Jul 08 02
10215 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 Q
Pagiedamon
Dec 11 08
6423 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 Q
uglybird
May 04 05
3951 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 Q
Catamount
Jul 09 05
6783 plays
6 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 Q
celicadriver
Mar 12 11
888 plays
7 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 Q
uglybird
Nov 17 04
2295 plays
8 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 Q
deus_ex
Nov 29 07
996 plays
9 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 Q
ladymacb29
Jun 06 00
15669 plays
10 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 Q
glendathecat
Nov 21 09
717 plays
11 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 Q
uglybird
Mar 08 04
4092 plays
12 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 Q
woofi
Jan 04 03
12450 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 Q
YeuxdelaMere
Jul 10 10
2592 plays
14 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 Q
ILuv2Teach
Jul 11 02
10977 plays
15 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.
Tough
10 Q
looney_tunes
Mar 06 08
963 plays
16 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 Q
uglybird
Jul 29 04
2397 plays
17 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 Q
gracious1
Apr 24 13
390 plays
18 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 Q
uglybird
Apr 12 05
1443 plays
19 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 Q
yency
Aug 06 12
1344 plays
20 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 Q
woofi
Dec 18 02
5253 plays
21 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 Q
mrgrouchy
Dec 08 09
915 plays
22 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 Q
timence
Sep 06 03
14481 plays
23 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 Q
FussBudget
Apr 30 05
3891 plays
24 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 Q
alaspooryoric
Mar 04 11
504 plays
25 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 Q
thejazzkickazz
Jul 28 02
1449 plays
26 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 Q
thejazzkickazz
Jul 14 02
1077 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 Q
elizabeth18ak
Nov 28 02
4422 plays
28 Parts of Speech Cause Such Sweet Sorrow
Parts of speech vex the best of writers, but without them we can't compose words into sentences, and make new quizzes. We don't want that to occur. Let's resolve this, with the aid of "The Gage Dictionary", websites, and the "Harbrace Handbook."
Average
10 Q
Trivia87
Apr 28 12
408 plays
29 The Strange World of Collective Nouns
We have all heard of a "pack of wolves" or a "herd of elephants" but what do you call a group of rattlesnakes? Or arsonists? Or mushrooms? Come on a trip around the world with me to find out.
Very Difficult
15 Q
thelovelylulu
Mar 21 07
3078 plays
30 The Accent on Diacritics
Many written words outside the English language, (but using English or Roman characters) come with a little extra baggage on them. There are lots of dashes, dots and whatnot that abound. Do you know what they are?
Tough
10 Q
Oddball
Jul 18 07
591 plays
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