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Quiz about Joking Sentence Hidden Grammar
Quiz about Joking Sentence Hidden Grammar

Joking Sentence, Hidden Grammar Quiz


Each funny sentence contains a hidden grammatical or linguistics term - all you have to do it find it!

A multiple-choice quiz by suzidunc. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
suzidunc
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
377,061
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
320
Question 1 of 10
1. Find the hidden grammatical term in this sentence:

Joel was very disappointed when he arrived at the river bank with his new credit card.

Answer: (4 letters)
Question 2 of 10
2. Find the hidden grammatical term in this sentence:

When Long John Silver asked Blackbeard why he was wearing no underwear, Blackbeard replied, sobbing, "because I've lost my booty!"

Answer: (4 letters)
Question 3 of 10
3. Find the hidden six-letter grammatical term in this sentence:

Dad verbally chastised Randal for giving his little sister Elsa a balloon - he should have known she'd just 'let it go'.

Answer: (6 letters)
Question 4 of 10
4. Find the hidden grammatical term in this sentence:

Peter finally discovered the tiger under his bed when his mother threatened to take him to a doctor to find out why his snoring was so loud!

Answer: (6 letters)
Question 5 of 10
5. Find the hidden grammatical term in this sentence:

On their yearly beach trip, Santa Claus escaped any major sunburn. Unfortunately, Rudolph wasn't so lucky.

Answer: (6 letters)
Question 6 of 10
6. Find the hidden grammatical term in this sentence:

I've often seen rubber bands in the office, but I can't ever remember seeing an elastic ensemble.

Answer: (5 letters)
Question 7 of 10
7. Find the type of a grammatical term hidden in this sentence:

In the past, when I've used public transit, I've got lots of reading done. Unfortunately I've had to give up as people just don't hold their books still enough.

Answer: (10 letters (one word))
Question 8 of 10
8. Find the hidden grammatical term in this sentence:

When the blind stag entered the room, the rest of the crowd had 'no eye deer' who he was.

Answer: (5 letters)
Question 9 of 10
9. Find the hidden grammatical term in this sentence:

The grumpy cows didn't get milked this morning because they were too moody.

Answer: (4 letters)
Question 10 of 10
10. Find the hidden grammatical term in this sentence:

It's a good job eggs are usually encased in a shell. I've heard that they're egg-arophobic!

Answer: (4 letters)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Find the hidden grammatical term in this sentence: Joel was very disappointed when he arrived at the river bank with his new credit card.

Answer: Verb

Joel was very disappointed when he arrived at the riVER Bank with his new credit card.

A verb is a word which is used to describe an action, state or occurrence. Many people know them as "doing words". For example, "run", "jump" and "eat" are verbs.
2. Find the hidden grammatical term in this sentence: When Long John Silver asked Blackbeard why he was wearing no underwear, Blackbeard replied, sobbing, "because I've lost my booty!"

Answer: Noun

When Long John Silver asked Blackbeard why he was wearing NO UNderwear, Blackbeard replied, sobbing, "because I've lost my booty!"

A noun is a word which identifies something, such as an entity, an idea, a thing or a place. For example, "table", "idea" and "dog" are nouns.
3. Find the hidden six-letter grammatical term in this sentence: Dad verbally chastised Randal for giving his little sister Elsa a balloon - he should have known she'd just 'let it go'.

Answer: Adverb

dAD VERBally chastised Randal for giving his little sister Elsa a balloon - he should have known she'd just 'let it go'.

An adverb is a word used to describe, or give information about, a verb. For example, "quickly", "soon" and "slowly" are all adverbs.
4. Find the hidden grammatical term in this sentence: Peter finally discovered the tiger under his bed when his mother threatened to take him to a doctor to find out why his snoring was so loud!

Answer: Gerund

Peter finally discovered the tiGER UNDer his bed when his mother threatened to take him to a doctor to find out why his snoring was so loud!

A gerund is a verb which acts like a noun - they usually end in "-ing". For example, in the sentence "I like running", "running" is a gerund.
5. Find the hidden grammatical term in this sentence: On their yearly beach trip, Santa Claus escaped any major sunburn. Unfortunately, Rudolph wasn't so lucky.

Answer: Clause

On their yearly beach trip, Santa CLAUS Escaped any major sunburn. Unfortunately, Rudolph wasn't so lucky.

A clause is a group of words, usually containing a verb. Sometimes, a clause can be a complete sentence on its own, but very often in English, multiple clauses are strung together and separated by punctuation in order to form a longer sentence.
6. Find the hidden grammatical term in this sentence: I've often seen rubber bands in the office, but I can't ever remember seeing an elastic ensemble.

Answer: Tense

I've ofTEN SEen rubber bands in the office, but I can't ever remember seeing an elastic ensemble.

A tense tells you when the activity described by a verb within a sentence occurred. There are three main tenses - past, present and future - though most languages also have other more complicated tenses to differentiate between timings and conditionality.
7. Find the type of a grammatical term hidden in this sentence: In the past, when I've used public transit, I've got lots of reading done. Unfortunately I've had to give up as people just don't hold their books still enough.

Answer: Transitive

In the past, when I've used public TRANSIT, I'VE got lots of reading done. Unfortunately I've had to give up as people just don't hold their books still enough.

A transitive verb is used with an object and refers to the person or thing that is affected by the action of the verb. For example, in the sentence "I admire your work", "admire" is a transitive verb.
8. Find the hidden grammatical term in this sentence: When the blind stag entered the room, the rest of the crowd had 'no eye deer' who he was.

Answer: Agent

When the blind stAG ENTered the room, the rest of the crowd had 'no eye deer' who he was.

An agent is a person or thing within a passive sentence which does something or causes something to happen. For example, in the sentence "the dog ran away", the dog is an agent.
9. Find the hidden grammatical term in this sentence: The grumpy cows didn't get milked this morning because they were too moody.

Answer: Mood

The grumpy cows didn't get milked this morning because they were too MOODy.

The mood of a verb is the way in which the action is intended. In English there are four basic verb moods: indicative (stating a fact), imperative (stating a command), interrogative (asking a question) and subjunctive (expressing a possibility).
10. Find the hidden grammatical term in this sentence: It's a good job eggs are usually encased in a shell. I've heard that they're egg-arophobic!

Answer: Case

It's a good job eggs are usually enCASEd in a shell. I've heard that they're egg-arophobic!

The case of a noun denotes its relationship to other words in the sentence. The most common English cases are subjective (showing that the noun is the subject of the verb), possessive (showing that the noun belongs to someone or something)and objective (showing that the noun is the object of the verb). For example, in the subjective sentence "the dog went to the park", the "dog" is the subject of the verb "went", and in the possessive sentence "This is Dave's dog", the dog belongs to Dave.
Source: Author suzidunc

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