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Interactive Phrase Quiz #1

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Identify the correct choice in each question and click on the to see whether your answer is correct.

1. Marta fell over the cat.  

   a. infinitive phrase    b. appositive    c. gerund phrase    d. prepositional phrase     e. clause     f. participial phrase

2. Pretending to be asleep, the hiker escaped the bear.  

  a. infinitive phrase    b. appositive    c. gerund phrase    d. prepositional phrase     e. clause     f. participial phrase

3. Susan Sarandon, a famous actress, has been very supportive of the striking workers.   

 a. infinitive phrase    b. appositive    c. gerund phrase    d. prepositional phrase     e. clause     f. participial phrase

4. To finish the marathon in less than five hours is Tom's goal.   

 a. infinitive phrase    b. appositive    c. gerund phrase    d. prepositional phrase     e. clause     f. participial phrase

5. She preferred eating at the local deli for lunch.    

 a. infinitive phrase    b. appositive    c. gerund phrase    d. prepositional phrase     e. clause     f. participial phrase

6. He should discover a gift certificate for dinner at Cafe Sofia under his seat at the table.    

 a. infinitive phrase    b. appositive    c. gerund phrase    d. prepositional phrase     e. clause     f. participial phrase

7. After learning the parts of speech, the class began studying punctuation.    

 a. infinitive phrase    b. appositive    c. gerund phrase    d. prepositional phrase     e. clause     f. participial phrase

8. The candidate elected by the voters promised to put "a chicken in every pot."    

 a. infinitive phrase    b. appositive    c. gerund phrase    d. prepositional phrase     e. clause     f. participial phrase

9. Will someone be here soon to open the door?    

 a. infinitive phrase    b. appositive    c. gerund phrase    d. prepositional phrase     e. clause     f. participial phrase

10. Delivering the pizza on time became his single mission.   

 a. infinitive phrase    b. appositive    c. gerund phrase    d. prepositional phrase     e. clause     f. participial phrase

11. The woman who led the workshop used to be a math teacher.    

 a. infinitive phrase    b. appositive    c. gerund phrase    d. prepositional phrase     e. clause     f. participial phrase

12. Frustrated with the delays, Erin tried to break her dog out of quarantine.     

 a. infinitive phrase    b. appositive    c. gerund phrase    d. prepositional phrase     e. clause     f. participial phrase

13. Tom visited India while studying the history of Indian art.   

 a. infinitive phrase    b. appositive    c. gerund phrase    d. prepositional phrase     e. clause     f. participial phrase

14. While she looked behind the house, the rest of us searched the local parks for the puppy.   

 a. infinitive phrase    b. appositive    c. gerund phrase    d. prepositional phrase     e. clause     f. participial phrase

15. Tom Hanks, star of "Philadelphia, will be appearing in a new film this holiday season.    

 a. infinitive phrase    b. appositive    c. gerund phrase    d. prepositional phrase     e. clause     f. participial phrase

16. Before putting too much effort into the project, maybe you should get some guidance from your boss.    

 a. infinitive phrase    b. appositive    c. gerund phrase    d. prepositional phrase     e. clause     f. participial phrase

17. The car that Devon sold to the dealership has been wrecked twice.   

 a. infinitive phrase    b. appositive    c. gerund phrase    d. prepositional phrase     e. clause     f. participial phrase

18. Does the captain want us to lower the sails before we enter the harbor?    

 a. infinitive phrase    b. appositive    c. gerund phrase    d. prepositional phrase     e. clause     f. participial phrase

19. She liked the shirt given to her by her grandmother.    

 a. infinitive phrase    b. appositive    c. gerund phrase    d. prepositional phrase     e. clause     f. participial phrase

20. Did you really think that robbing a bank would solve your problems?    

 a. infinitive phrase    b. appositive    c. gerund phrase    d. prepositional phrase     e. clause     f. participial phrase