How Grammar & Word Form Impact Meaning


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_____ is the main actor in a sentence.

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1. Which of the following modifiers generally end in 'ly'?

2. _____ is the action word of a sentence.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

For words to make sense, they have to be in the right order and serve their proper functions. This is where word form and grammar come in. This worksheet/quiz combination tests your knowledge of words that perform the action in a sentence, which ones receive the action, and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the words that:

  • Are the primary actors in the sentence
  • Receive the action
  • Often end in 'ly'
  • Indicate the action taking place in the sentence

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of English grammar to identify the word that indicates what or who the sentence is about
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about prepositions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which type of word receives the action in a sentence

Additional Learning

Read or view the lesson titled How Grammar and Word Form Impact Meaning to study this topic in greater depth. The following objectives are covered:

  • Define and give examples of modifiers
  • Explain the meaning and importance of syntax
  • Identify several conjunctions and explain their use