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.
Adjective
A word like big, red, easy, French etc. An adjective describes a noun or pronoun.
Adverb

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

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.
Clause

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

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

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

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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