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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.
77 quizzes and 825 trivia questions.
  Pick a Word! best quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
I know many people who have trouble with the following words, see how well you can do on them!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ladymacb29, Aug 12 19
Recommended for grades: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Very Easy
ladymacb29 editor
Aug 12 19
18146 plays
  Parts of (Hilarious) Speech best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, Pagiedamon, Apr 24 09
Pagiedamon gold member
8157 plays
  Know Your Plurals great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Aug 10 21
timence gold member
Aug 10 21
15671 plays
  Me, Myself, and I top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, Aug 26 20
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6,7
Aug 26 20
14255 plays
  Grammar Challenge top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, May 14 23
Recommended for grades: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10
May 14 23
13088 plays
  Grammar and the Land of Oz editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Mar 12 13
7100 plays
  Medically Speaking best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, Mar 16 18
Mar 16 18
8109 plays
  Literary Signs and Symbols top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Oct 24 15
thejazzkickazz gold member
11324 plays
  Mark Your Words Mark Your Words great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Sep 20 15
alaspooryoric gold member
739 plays
  Everyday Basic Grammar top quiz - 15 questions - 4 mins
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!
Easier, 15 Qns, YeuxdelaMere, Feb 23 21
Recommended for grades: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Feb 23 21
3805 plays
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From Quiz "Literary Signs and Symbols"

  Punctuation Marks the Spot Punctuation Marks the Spot! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Sep 12 15
700 plays
  KeyChars popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
Some common keyboard characters have unusual names. How many of these can you identify?
Average, 10 Qns, psnz, Jun 20 22
psnz gold member
Jun 20 22
291 plays
  Grammar Basics - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz represents some of the most common grammatical mistakes people make. What do you know about grammar? Take this quiz to find out!
Average, 10 Qns, JBusch, Jan 25 17
Jan 25 17
8599 plays
  Distinctive Adjectives - A Medical Twist. great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, Aug 06 12
Very Easy
2326 plays
  Lay/Lie great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, Mar 24 17
Mar 24 17
5826 plays
  Anatomy of a Sentence popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 2 mins
This quiz should be easy. I'll give you a sentence then ask you to identify a certain part of speech.
Easier, 15 Qns, Ilona_Ritter, Apr 02 21
Ilona_Ritter gold member
Apr 02 21
6389 plays
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, Jul 31 13
2659 plays
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, Oct 20 19
FussBudget gold member
Oct 20 19
4136 plays
  Apostrophes - 10 questions - 2 mins
Do you think you know your apostrophes? I DARE you to ace this quiz. If it's too easy, let me know, and I'll 'beef it up' a little.
Easier, 10 Qns, ziamarta, Nov 26 16
Nov 26 16
9478 plays
  Literary Terms For Book Worms - 20 questions - 4 mins
Literary Terms for Book Worms: the ultimate quiz for teachers and readers ... see how much you know!
Easier, 20 Qns, Melba, Sep 28 21
Sep 28 21
6159 plays
  Group Collective Names Three great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Ten more collective terms for different groups of animals, people or things. How many do you know? Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Feb 05 18
Creedy gold member
Feb 05 18
588 plays
  Language Devices In English Writing - 10 questions - 3 mins
A mix of definitions that you likely learnt in high school English lessons. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, Tan72, May 13 22
Recommended for grades: 7,8,9,10,11,12
May 13 22
254 plays
  Things To Do With Words best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
If you like words and playing with words and words about words, then this quiz is for you.
Difficult, 10 Qns, uglybird, Jul 15 22
Jul 15 22
4501 plays
  Modifiers: The Good, the Bad, and the Badly great trivia quiz - 15 questions - 7 mins
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, Jul 18 20
alaspooryoric gold member
Jul 18 20
692 plays
  The Parts of a Sentence - 10 questions - 3 mins
The parts of the sentence are terms used to help people construct a sentence. See if you can identify the parts in the questions that follow.
Average, 10 Qns, mazeface, Sep 06 20
Sep 06 20
2666 plays
  Which Way is Right? - 10 questions - 4 mins
As a manuscript assessor, I see a great many common errors. See if you can navigate through the minefield of the Top Ten!
Average, 10 Qns, sallyo, Jun 29 18
Jun 29 18
4991 plays
  Comma Confusion top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, Feb 09 13
4521 plays
  Swing from a Dangling Participle popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, May 18 16
gracious1 gold member
803 plays
  One Mouse, Two Mice, One House, Two Hice. - 10 questions - 4 mins
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? see where I'm going...
Average, 10 Qns, alexis722, Apr 01 18
Apr 01 18
1068 plays
  Which Witch was Seen on the Scene? popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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?
Easier, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Aug 22 22
alaspooryoric gold member
Aug 22 22
831 plays
  The Fabulous Phrasal Verb great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, Nov 13 21
Nov 13 21
1690 plays
  Defining Prefix or Root popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 2 mins
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, Apr 08 07
Very Easy
5158 plays
  The Panda Says No great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, Dec 08 19
looney_tunes editor
Dec 08 19
1293 plays
  My Gramma Are Sick - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz will help you discover how well you know basic English grammar.
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Jan 26 17
Jan 26 17
1154 plays
  Special Characters and Symbols in Writing top quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
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, Jul 25 15
1555 plays
  To Prescribe or Describe? - 10 questions - 4 mins
The prescriptive grammarian wants to give you "do's and don'ts," while the descriptive grammarian wants you to write and speak as you please. How well do you know the difference between them?
Average, 10 Qns, Treenage, May 11 17
May 11 17
417 plays
  Spelling with Suffixes - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, hotdogPi, Aug 28 15
583 plays
  Back to 'SKOOL'/English - 10 questions - 4 mins
How's your grammar? See if you can come up with the correct answers.
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Mar 28 17
Mar 28 17
462 plays
  Subject/Verb Agreement - 10 questions - 4 mins
I'll give you a sentence missing a verb. You'll choose the verb by deciding which verb correctly agrees with the subject. Keep in mind that if a subject is singular, then the verb will usually add an "s" to its end. Use Standard American English.
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Sep 20 19
alaspooryoric gold member
Sep 20 19
773 plays
  Literary Signs and Symbols 3 great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Oct 06 21
thejazzkickazz gold member
Oct 06 21
1799 plays
  Literary Terms - 10 questions - 3 mins
A collection of figures of speech, and literary terms.
Average, 10 Qns, Tybalt, May 01 23
May 01 23
4135 plays
  Picky, Picky great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, Oct 16 04
3160 plays
  Stop! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Dec 01 09
1047 plays
  Parts of Speech Cause Such Sweet Sorrow - 10 questions - 6 mins
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 Qns, Trivia87, Apr 30 12
500 plays
  Grammar and Christmas Holiday Songs popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Nov 10 13
1649 plays
  Common Errors in Usage Part IV - 10 questions - 7 mins
The errors in this exercise are pretty straightforward and most have a clear right or wrong answer. In a couple of cases, there may be several correct answers, and you must select the best. Good Luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, woofi, Aug 29 18
Aug 29 18
3864 plays
  Some Features of Grammar - 10 questions - 5 mins
Have you ever wondered how sound (or otherwise) conventional grammar is? This quiz may help to suggest some answers.
Tough, 10 Qns, bloomsby, Aug 01 14
bloomsby gold member
1581 plays
  Know Your Phrases and Clauses - 10 questions - 4 mins
Do you know your phrases and clauses? Can you tell the difference? Take this quiz and find out.
Average, 10 Qns, mazeface, Feb 17 21
Feb 17 21
1712 plays
  Is Less More? - 10 questions - 4 mins
Words used incorrectly, quotes and proverbs misquoted, words with several meanings, incorrect spellings...and other niggles and teasers to test your use of our rich language!
Average, 10 Qns, CJKulak, Jul 22 15
370 plays
  It's the Pain in the Neck English Teacher~ - 10 questions - 5 mins
Most of these sentences sound correct but to the purist of the English language, they ain't... I mean, are not. Do you know why?
Average, 10 Qns, DonTozzi, May 08 15
617 plays
  Parts of Speech - 10 questions - 5 mins
Do you know the eight parts of speech and their functions? If not, let me introduce you.
Average, 10 Qns, shs05, Nov 07 14
1621 plays
  Poetic and Literary Terms - 15 questions - 4 mins
When reading about poems and literature, you will come across a multitude of terms, some of which are familiar, others you may never have heard of. This quiz is to see how many of these terms you know!
Average, 15 Qns, Crystallina, Feb 07 14
1653 plays
  Sentence Structure Challenge - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz is for all of you real grammar nuts. You will need to decide, after reading each sentence, whether the sentences are simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex. Good luck! By the way, this quiz is based on U.S. English Usage.
Tough, 10 Qns, Teacher1976, Sep 17 21
Sep 17 21
3445 plays
The English language is difficult and merciless. So am I. I have returned to see what, if anything, you have learned from my previous quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, DonTozzi, Mar 23 20
Mar 23 20
645 plays
  Commonly Misused Expressions - 10 questions - 4 mins
In regards to formal writing, are these sentences correct? Please note, the correct answers will be the ones that are most accepted in formal writing.
Tough, 10 Qns, kevinl75, Nov 22 21
Nov 22 21
5679 plays
  So, You Want to Write a Story? popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, Feb 07 14
1579 plays
  Literary Signs and Symbols 2 popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, Sep 25 17
thejazzkickazz gold member
Sep 25 17
1489 plays
English is the third most spoken language in the world. Its grammar can be confusing, especially with all the technical devices that exist. From a day in the life of darksplash, can you identify oxymoron, tautology, hyperbole, or pleonasm
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Oct 05 17
darksplash gold member
Oct 05 17
370 plays
  The Nitty-Gritty of Grammar - 10 questions - 4 mins
This summer, I've learned quite a bit about English grammar through an SAT prep class. Let's see if you know as much as I do. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, QuizMakerGod, Dec 13 16
Dec 13 16
1003 plays
  Verb Vs. Noun - 10 questions - 6 mins
Many verbs can be used as a noun as well. I'll give you the definition of a word as a verb and the definition of that same word as a noun. You guess the word.
Average, 10 Qns, agvii, Jun 23 21
Jun 23 21
3633 plays
  What choice is the right one? - 10 questions - 3 mins
A combination of grammar, spelling and pick the right word. Enjoy.
Average, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Apr 14 14
ClaudiaCat gold member
766 plays
  Department of Redundancy Department - 10 questions - 5 mins
One of the quests of some writers and English scholars is to stamp out the many redundant words and phrases which litter the literary landscape. See if you can identify them and help weed them out.
Tough, 10 Qns, Nealzineatser, Feb 07 20
Nealzineatser gold member
Feb 07 20
797 plays
  Follow That Rule - 10 questions - 4 mins
Grammar rules can be confusing at times. There are also cases in which the subject-verb agreement is not what a person might initially think it is.
Average, 10 Qns, Buddy1, Apr 24 14
Buddy1 gold member
625 plays
  Pronoun Usage! - 10 questions - 3 mins
I know English pronoun usage is everybody's favorite thing. Fill in the blank with the correct choice, and don't pay attention to the size of the blank; they're all the same size. So, off you go!
Average, 10 Qns, stureg10, Feb 04 23
Feb 04 23
1960 plays
  Remember Grade School English? - 10 questions - 3 mins
These are questions about things we learned in our sixth grade English class. Can you remember these?
Average, 10 Qns, debbijo, Aug 26 20
Recommended for grades: 6,7
Aug 26 20
4841 plays
  PAPA VINC: Nouns - 10 questions - 4 mins
As a companion to "PAPA VINC: Pronouns", here is a quiz on nouns.
Average, 10 Qns, 57wordsmith, Jan 07 08
815 plays
  A Guide to Literary Terms - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz is to see what you know about literary terms. Most of the information is from I hope you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, caitlynnl, Jun 22 19
Jun 22 19
970 plays
  Common Errors in Usage Part III - 10 questions - 7 mins
This quiz is a little more difficult than the others as it explores some of the finer points of modern usage. However there is a lot of good information here for the careful writer and speaker!
Tough, 10 Qns, woofi, Mar 08 09
2452 plays
  The Accent on Diacritics - 10 questions - 4 mins
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?
Average, 10 Qns, Oddball, Jun 20 10
647 plays
  Sentence Structure - 20 questions - 7 mins
You may know the different clauses and classifications of sentence structure in the English language, but how well can you apply them? American terminology for grammar is used throughout.
Tough, 20 Qns, danceswithcows, Dec 10 22
Dec 10 22
666 plays
  Spicy Splicers &mdash Dandy Dividers - 15 questions - 6 mins
Not all straight, horizontal punctuation marks are equal, in either length or purpose. This post-comma quiz will cover the ins and outs of hyphen and dash usage. (According to American usage.)
Tough, 15 Qns, uglybird, Mar 05 22
Mar 05 22
729 plays
  PAPA VINC: Pronouns - 10 questions - 4 mins
Who is PAPA VINC? It is the acronym for the eight parts of speech. Let's start with pronouns.
Average, 10 Qns, 57wordsmith, Jan 13 09
787 plays
  Waltzing 'Ma Tilde - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a challenge quiz from adams627 from Georgia, a state well known for both its waltzes and its tildes, of course. The quiz itself is about that often undervalued but multifunctional character, the tilde.
Average, 10 Qns, ArlingtonVA, Mar 07 10
ArlingtonVA gold member
391 plays
What's your "Grammar Correctness Quotient?" This quiz tests your knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation, according to the rules of American English:
Tough, 10 Qns, mkp51, Jan 13 11
3954 plays
  Preposition or Not? - 10 questions - 4 mins
Prepositions can be tricky things--sometimes the same word can be either a preposition, an adverb, or a conjunction. It all comes down to function.
Average, 10 Qns, Treenage, Jan 06 20
Jan 06 20
222 plays
  Grammar of English - 10 questions - 6 mins
So, I'm sure you know your apostrophes and the difference between "your" and "you're". Do you, however, know some of the more complex grammatical terminology? NOTE: Standard Australian English is used where it may differ slightly from other dialects.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Trivia_Ruler, May 11 14
Very Difficult
615 plays
  The Perplexing Semicolon - 10 questions - 6 mins
When do you use a semicolon? This quiz is based on the textbook series "Voyages in English" and a 2014 middle school grammar curriculum.
Difficult, 10 Qns, erd_the_man, Dec 24 15
299 plays
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