Topic: Assessments

These exercises can be incorporated into a variety of classroom sessions, such as revision or assessment practice.

Active or passive voice?

Are the following constructions active or passive?

Adverb or adjective?

In each of the following examples, indicate whether the highlighted word is an adverb or an adjective:

Agents or non-agents?

In each of these examples the Subject is highlighted. For each one, decide whether or not the Subject identifies an agent (or more than one agent) who carries out an action.

Aspect and tense

Look at the highlighted verb phrase in each example, then decide which category of tense and aspect to place it in.

Compounds: Break apart the words

Break down each of the following words into its meaningful parts. Label each part as either a prefix, a suffix, or a lexical base (a part which can typically be used as a word on its own).

Example: unkindness: un- (prefix) + kind (lexical base) + -ness (suffix)

You can check your work by pressing the buttons to see the answers.

Coordinating or subordinating conjunction?

In each of the following sentences a conjunction is highlighted. Is it a coordinating conjunction or a subordinating conjunction?

Direct Object or Subject Complement?

Is the highlighted Complement a Direct Object or a Subject Complement?

Finite or nonfinite?

In each of the following sentences, indicate whether the highlighted verb is finite or nonfinite.

Identify the adjective phrase head

In each example an adjective phrase is marked in square brackets. Identify the Head word of each phrase by clicking on it.

Identify the adjectives

Click on the words that you think are adjectives to select or deselect them.

Identify the Adverbial

Identify the Adverbial in each example (there is only one in each sentence). To select a sequence of words, click on the first and last words.

Identify the adverbs

Click on the words that you think are adverbs to select or deselect them.

Identify the Indirect Object

Identify the Indirect Object in each of the following clauses. Click on the word (or words) that comprise the Indirect Object of each clause to select or deselect them.

Identify the noun

Click on the words that you think are nouns. You can deselect them by clicking on them again.

Identify the noun phrase head

Identify the Head in each of the following bracketed noun phrases.

Identify the Object

Identify the Object in each of the following clauses. Click on the first and last words of the Object of each clause to select or deselect them.

Identify the Object Complement

Identify the Object Complement in each of the following examples. Click on the word (or words) that comprise the start and end of the Object Complement. (You can click again if you want to change your mind and deselect something.)

Identify the phrase type

Identify the type of phrase (noun phrase, preposition phrase, etc.) in each of the examples.

Identify the prepositions

Click on the words that you think are prepositions to select or deselect them.

Identify the pronoun

Click on the words that you think are pronouns to select or deselect them.

Identify the pronoun type

Identify the type of pronoun highlighted in each example below:

Identify the Subject

Identify the Subject in each of the following clauses. Click on the word (or words) that comprise the Subject of each clause to select or deselect them.

Identify the Subject Complement

 

Identify the Subject Complement in each of the following examples. Click on the words that mark the start and end of the Subject Complement.

Identify the verb phrase head

Identify the Head in each of the following bracketed verb phrases. Click on the word (or words) that comprise the Head of each VP to select or deselect them.

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