Exercise 1: syntax and word order
(Practise the English word order and syntax)
Syntax and word order – multiple-choice test
Difficulty: rather easy (2 of 5)
Choose the correct syntax (word order) for the given parts of the sentence.
- Example: ‘bought | yesterday | Tom | a new car | in Stuttgart’
- A. In Stuttgart Tom a new car bought yesterday.
- B. A new car bought Tom yesterday in Stuttgart.
- C. Tom bought a new car in Stuttgart yesterday. → Correct!
If you still need help with the topic, look at the explanation about English word order and syntax again.
- in London | we have been | for three years | living
- We have been living in London for three years.
- We have been living for three years in London.
- We have been for three years living in London.
- home | Peter | walked | after the party
- Peter walked home after the party.
- Peter walked after the party home.
- Peter after the party walked home.
- to stay | why do you | today | at home | want | ?
- Why do you want to stay at home today?
- Why do you want to stay today at home?
- Why do you today want to stay at home?
- on Tuesday | on holiday | going | I’m
- On Tuesday I’m going on holiday.
- I’m going on Tuesday on holiday.
- I’m on Tuesday going on holiday.
- drinks | Sandra | coffee | every morning
- Sandra drinks coffee every morning.
- Sandra drinks every morning coffee.
- Sandra every morning drinks coffee.
Exercises and explanations relating to ‘English syntax and word order’
The following exercises and explanations refer to the topic ‘Word order and syntax in English grammar’:
- Adverbials in English grammar
- Exercise 2: word order in English