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 _____.
deserting
deserted
desert

2 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

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

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.
watched
the dog
charging

5 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

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

6 of 22Pick the correct participle!

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

7 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

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

8 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

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

9 of 22Pick the correct participle!

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

10 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

Grinning broadly, Julia obviously brought good news.
brought
grinning
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.
in the house
barking loudly
determined the intruder

12 of 22Pick the correct participle!

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

13 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

The teacher told the student passing the note to give it to her.
to her
passing the note
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
hidden from view
saw the boy

15 of 22Pick the correct participle!

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

16 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

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

17 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

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

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.
determined
showed
despite her neutral face

20 of 22Identify The Participle In The Following Sentence!

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

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.
had a contest
waiting in the stands
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!