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Verb: Quiz


Question 1: ________ and the Romance languages inflect verbs for tense/mood/aspect and they agree in person and number (but not in gender, as for example in Polish) with the subject.
LatinOld LatinRoman EmpireVulgar Latin

Question 2: In Indo-European languages, there are several kinds of verbal nouns, including ________, infinitives, and supines.
GerundAdjectivePreposition and postpositionArticle (grammar)

Question 3: In syntax, a verb, deriving from the Latin verbum meaning word, is a word (________) that conveys action (bring, read, walk, run, murder), or a state of being (exist, stand).
Lexical categoryClassifier (linguistics)Grammatical particlePreposition and postposition

Question 4: In the Indo-European languages, verbal adjectives are generally called ________.
ParticipleInfinitivePreposition and postpositionFrequentative

Question 5: This is especially common among verb-final languages, where attributive verb phrases act as ________.
Grammatical caseAccusative caseRelative clauseComplementizer

Question 6: When used adjectivally, the active participle describes ________ that perform the action given in the verb, e.g.
NounAdjectiveArticle (grammar)Preposition and postposition

Question 7: Weather verbs are often impersonal (subjectless) in ________ like Spanish, where the verb llueve means "It rains".
Grammatical genderNull subject languageInflectionRomance languages

Question 8: In most languages, verbs are ________ (modified in form) to encode tense, aspect, mood and voice.
Polish languageBulgarian languageInflectionGrammatical gender


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