English Grammar Quiz #1Welcome to your English Grammar and Linguistics Quiz #1! How much do you know about English grammar and linguistics? Take this quiz to revise some key notions and understand what you still need to study. After taking the quiz, you will receive all the correct answers and their explanations straight in your inbox and an exclusive 5 euro discount coupon to use for any of our preparation courses - including our Multiple Choice Quizzes featuring 250 questions and 250 explanations! Are you ready to test yourself? Insert your email, click "next" to start and... good luck! Name: Email I consent to my email being used by LanguagEd to send me tips and free preparation materials 1. What branch of linguistics does this definition refer to: "The study of how language is used in context (including the relationship between the speakers) and how meaning is interpreted in specific situations"?PragmaticsGrammarSemiotics2. What is an idiom?A fixed expression used by native speakers of a languageA fixed lexical chunk with a specific meaning that cannot be worked out from analysis of the literal meaning of the words usedA recurrent phrase that is used metaphorically and that consequently is difficult for L2 learners to acquire3. What is "An attribute of the verb system which is marked by the potential presence of morphological marking of the base verb. It describes the time at which an action happens in relation to the moment of speaking. Example : play/plays vs played, have/has vs had, will vs would"?TenseTimeAspect4. What is a "verb used with a noun phrase with the general meaning of "perform the action indicated by the noun". Examples : have, take, make and do"?A delexicalised verbA lexical verbAn auxiliary verb5. What is a "verb which does not have a full range of the normal forms"?Delexicalised verbModal verbDefective verb6. What kind of modality "expresses attempt to "influence" an event or action - eg : by prohibiting it : You're not allowed to do that!"?Deontic modalityEpistemic modalityDynamic modality7. What kind of adjective is "wonderful"?DescriptivePejorativeUngradable8. Which type of aspect "depicts the action as a whole, complete or unchanging"?Simple aspectProgressive aspectPerfective aspect9. What is the tendency of certain words to occur together in ways not entirely explicable by semantic compatibility?SemanticityCollocationColligationTime is Up! 12 thoughts on “English Grammar Quiz #1” Chiara Calabrese 26 May 2021 at 08:38 It was really difficult! Reply Sabina Damiani 26 May 2021 at 16:08 5 out of 10. Tricky indeed. I look forward to the second one 🙂 Reply Cristina Giachi 26 May 2021 at 18:57 Very useful!Thanks a lot! Reply Chiara Bruzzano 15 June 2021 at 09:15 Thank you, Cristina! 🙂 Reply lea 13 June 2021 at 16:56 Where do I find the theory? Reply Chiara Bruzzano 15 June 2021 at 09:14 Hi Lea, We recommend the following books in our multiple choice course: About language, by Scott Thornbury, Cambridge University Press The Teacher’s Grammar of English, by Ron Cowan, Cambridge University Press We hope this helps. Reply Giovina 30 June 2021 at 12:23 It was quite difficult! Reply Chiara Bruzzano 30 June 2021 at 12:25 Hi Giovina, yes it is! Then again, so is advanced English grammar 🙂 we hope it was useful to pinpoint areas for further study! Reply Giovina 30 June 2021 at 12:23 It was quite difficult! Reply Giovina 30 June 2021 at 12:24 It was difficult! Reply Cinzia 20 July 2021 at 20:40 5 to 10. It was quite difficult! Reply Chiara Bruzzano 23 July 2021 at 12:17 Hi Cinzia, yes absolutely! There are things I personally studied for the Cambridge DELTA that made me wonder if I had ever even understood the first thing about English grammar… anyway, I hope the quiz was useful to pinpoint areas for further revision. All the best, Chiara Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.