Exercise 2: 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 word order (syntax) for the given sentence parts.
- Example: ‘ate | last week | Michelle | a pizza | at a restaurant’
- A. At a restaurant ate last week Michelle a pizza.
- B. Michelle ate a pizza at a restaurant last week. → Correct!
- C. Last week Michelle ate at a restaurant a pizza.
If you still need help with the topic, take another look at the explanation on English word order.
- watches | Melissa | all the time | TV
- Melissa watches TV all the time.
- Melissa watches all the time TV.
- TV all the time Melissa watches.
- the bus | to work | every day | he takes
- He takes the bus to work every day.
- He takes every day the bus to work.
- He takes the bus every day to work.
- have you | Tom | seen | today | at the gym | ?
- Have you seen Tom at the gym today?
- Have you seen at the gym Tom today?
- Have you today seen Tom at the gym?
- every Wednesday | poker | they play | at the casino
- Every Wednesday they play poker at the casino.
- Every Wednesday they play at the casino poker.
- They play poker every Wednesday at the casino.
- your sister | I met | at the shopping centre | yesterday
- I met your sister at the shopping centre yesterday.
- I met your sister yesterday at the shopping centre.
- I met yesterday your sister at the shopping centre.
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