This quiz will test your knowledge of English word formation rules. It covers both regular and irregular words.
Word formation exercises help you improve your English vocabulary and learn how to use new words. These exercises are suitable for both classroom use and self-study.
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Question 1: It is necessary for good health to ________ excess weight.
Question 2: After a decade, Calgary will be one of the most developed ________ cities in Canada.
Question 3: Every citizen of USA has a fundamental ________ to education.
Question 4: He just cannot sleep. He spent ________ lying awake in the bed.
(A) all of the night
(B) all night
(C) hole night
(D) whole night
Question 5: Some famous writers had to ________ school because of poverty.
Question 6: You can hear everything that is going on next door because the walls are paper ________ .
Question 7: We are going to the college tonight to hear Prof. Ramdas ________ a paper on language learning on the net.
Question 8: I cannot see the point of trying to settle the dispute between those two institutions because you will just be papering over the ________ .
Question 9: ________ other mammals, whales do not have a sense of smell.
(A) Not alike
Question 10: Select a proper word.
That good boy always speaks ________ .
Question 11: The cyclone caused ________ damage to the city.
Question 12: My cello pen ________ working in the essay competition.
Question 13: I have to recite Tagore’s sonnet, I will be the ________ one to do so in my school.
Question 14: Choose the correct alternative for underline part.
The passengers were afraid, but the captain consoled them that there was no danger.
(D) No improvement
Question 15: Change the noun into verb: Application
Question 16: Changes the noun into verb : Intention
Question 17: ________ upon a time, there lived a king in a big palace.
Question 18: Undoubtedly, English is the most ________ spoken language in the world today.
Question 19: At present I am going to office, I will read that book ________ .
Question 20: Which one of the following words is a noun?
Question 21: ‘We are ________ the possibility of buying our own house.’
Question 22: Give adjective form of: ‘Suffice’.
Question 23: Give the verb form of: ‘Familiar’.
Question 24: Given are four sentences. Choose the sentence which belongs to the class “adverb of manner”.
(A) She sings delightfully.
(B) The weather is delightfully cool.
(C) He is far better now.
(D) I have told you twice.
Question 25: Kajal says she can’t ________ our invitation for lunch today.
Question 26: Find out ‘Adverb’ from the following sentence:
The good persons always act honestly with other people.
Question 27: Select the appropriate option for the blank.
A cap seller moved from village to village and sold caps on a ________ summer.
Question 28: The father donated his kidney to his son. This is a great ________ .
Question 29: After some moves, Anand said, “Amma, suppose I move my bishop here, I can capture your King.”
In Chess capturing the king is called ________.
(A) Check box
Question 30: A miser expires but ________ for more till his end.
Question 31: He was ________ dressed for party. Choose the right antonym of the word ‘Immaculately’ for filling the blank.
Question 32: A true ________ is one who keeps one’s country’s secret to oneself.
(D) A conffident
Question 33: Illiteracy is related to Education, in the same way.
Drought is related to ________ .
Question 34: Give the first verb form of: ‘bereft’
Question 35: A true ________ is one who keeps one’s friend’s secrets to oneself.
Question 36: Complete the Sentence:
The man who has committed such an ________ crime must get the most severe punishment.
Question 37: Find noun form:
The works of many great poets have been placed on reserve.
Question 38: Identify the correct option:
This fishing pole Nathan, has seen better days.
(A) pole, Nathan
(B) has, seen
(D) no error
Question 39: You should read this novel – it’s been ________ recommended by all the critics.
Question 40: Sentence completion by appropriate word.
I have often ________ why she went to live abroad.
Question 41: The passenger and the crew members of aeroplane had a ________ escape when it was taking off the run way.-Fill in the blank.
Question 42: Fill in the blank:
There were ________ views on the issue of promotion to the employees.
Question 43: Both the tiger and the leopard are cats; the former animal is much larger than the ________. (late)
Question 44: Choose the correct possessive and fill in the blank:
”Do you know ________ mother ?”
Question 45: Fill in the blank.
The ________ to the estate was a mere child.
Question 46: ‘The pan was scalding hot.’ – In the given sentence scalding is ________ .
(B) adverb of degree
(C) adverb of certainty
Question 47: ‘Why are you standing in the queue?’-Find the present continuous verb.
(B) why are you
(D) you standing
Question 48: Choose the correct possessive and fill in the blank.
(A) children park
(B) children’s park
(C) childrens park
(D) None of these
Question 49: The police are ________ with enforcement of law and order.
Question 50: I was hoping to ________ my phone but the store said I would need to replace it.