Grammar Quiz: Can You Pass This Tricky Participle Test?

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Do you remember what you were taught in English class?

Do you remember what a participle is and how one is used in a sentence? This quiz will take you back to your old English lessons!

 Mar 29, 2019

1 of 22Pick the correct participle!

For years the shack stood there, quite _____.
deserted
desert
deserting

2 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

He handed me the bottle filled with milk.
the bottle
filled with milk
handed me

3 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

The girl riding the four-wheeler is my cousin from North Carolina.
is my cousin from North Carolina
riding the four-wheeler
the girl

4 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

I watched the dog charging toward me.
the dog
charging
watched

5 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

Toys, broken and mutilated, were all around the room.
broken and mutilated
toys
were all

6 of 22Pick the correct participle!

The girl read the message _____ in the book by her friend.
hidden
hide
hid

7 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

Singing and dancing, the people of New Orleans paraded through the streets.
paraded
of New Orleans
singing and dancing

8 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

The crowd, cheering wildly, applauded the performance.
applauded
cheering
the crowd

9 of 22Pick the correct participle!

The football team, _____ for the third week in a row, were met by a somber group of fans.
losing
lose
lost

10 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

Grinning broadly, Julia obviously brought good news.
grinning
brought
good news

11 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

Barking loudly, the dog was determined the intruder would not come in the house unnoticed.
determined the intruder
in the house
barking loudly

12 of 22Pick the correct participle!

The shoes, _____, had been left on the cobbler's doorstep.
tatter and stain
tattered and stained
tattering and staining

13 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

The teacher told the student passing the note to give it to her.
passing the note
to her
told the student

14 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

Hidden from view, the man saw the boy who tore down the sign.
tore down the sign
saw the boy
hidden from view

15 of 22Pick the correct participle!

The policeman secretly watched the boy _____ the bicycle in and out of the parking lot.
riding
rode
ridden

16 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

The side of the house was covered with a climbing vine.
climbing
was covered
of the house

17 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

Being a good kicker, Sarah tried out for the football team.
for the football team
tried out
being a good kicker

18 of 22Pick the correct participle!

_____ at the competitors, she discovered that three of them had on blue shirts.
Glance
Glancing
Glanced

19 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

Molly's determined pacing showed that she was nervous despite her neutral face.
despite her neutral face
showed
determined

20 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

Breathing deeply, Carla began to relax by taking deep breaths.
breathing deeply
by taking deep breaths
began to relax

21 of 22Pick the correct participle!

_____ after the dog, both girls ran as fast as they could.
Chased
Chasing
Chase

22 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

They had a contest with the other two girls waiting in the stands.
waiting in the stands
had a contest
with the other two girls
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Calling all grammar nerds! We're about to throwback to your old days of English class! Were you amazing in school? Are you a self-proclaimed grammar nazi? Do you still remember all the grammar rules and parts of speech you learned back then? Or is your knowledge of the English language a little rusty? To refresh your memory, today's lesson is all about participles. Will you be able to pass?

A participle is a verb that is used as an adjective in a sentence. It is not the main verb of the sentence and does not have a subject. Present participles end in "-ing", and past participles often end in "-ed", "-d", or "-t". There are two ways of locating a participle: First, you can look for words that can be used as the verb in the sentence. Then determine which is the main verb of the sentence. Then ask what the other verbal is modifying, or describing. Second, you can locate the nouns in the sentence. Look for words that could be used as verbs and ask your self if they answer the adjective questions about the nouns.

Does any of this sound familiar to you? If so, then we think you're ready to put your English knowledge to the ultimate test. We're going to show you a series of random sentences varying in their structure and length. All you need to do is locate the correct participle in each sentence in order to pass and get an A on this exam. Sounds easy, right? Great! Hit the play button now and show us you're the biggest grammar nerd around.

If you want more quizzes about grammar, you can take more here! But for now, take this tricky participle grammar quiz to see how much you know! Knowing the correct participles can be super hard, so that makes acing this quiz even more rewarding! Good luck!