Traditional English Grammar Terms Online Test

Name the part of speech of the word "snake:"

The snake slithered along the ground.


Name the part of speech that the word "slithered" is here:

The snake slithered across the path.


Name the part of speech that "across" is here:

The hunter emerged from the woods and jumped across the stream.


What part of speech is the word "mountain" in this sentence:

The mountain lion crept out on a large branch of the tree.


What part of speech is the word "trail" in this sentence:

They were near the trail which led away from the stream.


What is the function of the word "trail" in the sentence?

They were near the trail which led away from the stream.


Depending on the use, a word like "near" can serve as an adverb, adjective, preposition, or verb. In the following sentence it is functioning as a _______________.

He is coming near.


What kind of word is "were" in the following?

The snake and the mountain lion were sitting quietly beside the trail.


What kind of word is "were" in the following?

The snake and the mountain lion were quiet.


What kind of word is "and" in the following?

The snake and the mountain lion were sitting quietly beside the trail.


What kind of word is "not" in the following?

The hunter does not see the snake or the cat as he walks in the woods.


What function does the word "as soon as" have in the following?

The snake coiled up *as soon as* the man rustled the bushes beside the trail.


What kind of word is "and" in the following?

The snake and the man were about to meet beside the trail.


The complete subject of the following sentence is __________________.

The startled hunter dashed down the trail when he caught sight of the snake.


The complete predicate of the following sentence is _________________.

The snake struck quickly.
































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This is a test over traditional grammar terms for English speakers. There is a basic understanding of this terminology and syntax needed in order to study languages. This test was created to see if a student is well-prepared for an academic study of classical Latin. You don't need to make a perfect score to show that you are ready. If you get a majority of the questions correct you may take Latin I and if you have at least 12 of them right, you are well prepared.

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