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English Grammar Terms Quiz

Dangerously Difficult Vocabulary – Impossible English Grammar Challenge

This English Grammar Terms Quiz is a fun way to learn about the terms used in English grammar, or brush up on what you already know. You better be an English teacher because this is difficult! Can you match the correct word with the definition? Take the quiz!

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    a word – phrase or letters that reads the same either backwards or forwards – ex. “race car”

    • palindrome
    • allegory
    • anachronism
    • colloquialism
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    a literary device in which a series of words begin with the same consonant sound – ex. “she sells sea shells by the seashore”

    • alliteration
    • personification
    • soliloquy
    • adverb
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    an exaggerated statement that’s not meant to be taken literally by the reader – ex. “I’m so hungry, I could eat a horse”

    • hyperbole
    • euphemism
    • pronoun
    • soliloquy
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    when a related word or phrase is substituted for the actual thing to which it’s referring – ex. “the pen is mightier than the sword”

    • metonym
    • proper noun
    • synecdoche
    • paradox
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    a word (or group of words) that represents a sound and actually resembles or imitates the sound it stands for- ex. “boom” – “bang”

    • onomatopoeia
    • paradox
    • epigraph
    • colloquialism
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    a combination of two words that, together, express a contradictory meaning- ex. “it was a deafening silence”

    • oxymoron
    • epigraph
    • colloquialism
    • preposition
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    the use of informal language and slang in writing – ex. “I’m gonna go but I ain’t”

    • colloquialism
    • personification
    • Simile
    • adjective
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    when an author hints at what’s to come later on in a story

    • foreshadowing
    • juxtaposition
    • future tense
    • flashback
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    when an author depicts events that have already occurred

    • flashback
    • foreshadowing
    • past tense
    • irony
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    when a word or phrase is written multiple times

    • repetition
    • irony
    • allusion
    • pronoun

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