SPSC English MCQS Questions

English Grammar Terms

Active Voice

In the active voice, the subject of the verb does the action (eg They killed the President). See also Passive Voice.
A word like big, red, easy, French etc. An adjective describes a noun or pronoun.

A word like slowly, quietly, well, often etc. An adverb modifies a verb.

The "indefinite" articles are a and an. The "definite article" is the.
Auxiliary Verb

A verb that is used with a main verb. Be, do and have are auxiliary verbs. Can, may, must etc are modal auxiliary verbs.

A group of words containing a subject and its verb (for example: It was late when he arrived).

A word used to connect words, phrases and clauses (for example: and, but, if).

The basic form of a verb as in to work or work.

An exclamation inserted into an utterance without grammatical connection (for example: oh!, ah!, ouch!, well!).
Modal Verb
An auxiliary verb like can, may, must etc that modifies the main verb and expresses possibility, probability etc. It is also called "modal auxiliary verb".



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