Quiz: Adjective or Present Participle?

Topic: Adjectives and Adverbs | Level: Intermediate

Online English Quiz

Instructions: Choose the correct answer.

Q1 - Interesting as it was, we didn't enjoy it much.
Q2 - It's a pressing problem.
Q3 - The film was boring.
Q4 - The lecturer was boring his students.
Q5 - The news was saddening.
Q6 - The film was fascinating.
Q7 - She gave her a knowing smile.
Q8 - It was confusing for us all.
Q9 - I was standing on the stairs when she called.
Q10 - There was standing room only on the train.

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Q1 - Interesting as it was, we didn't enjoy it much.
 
'Interesting' is an adjective.
 
'Interesting' is a present participle.
Q2 - It's a pressing problem.
 
'Pressing' is an adjective.
 
'Pressing' is a present participle.
Q3 - The film was boring.
 
'Boring' is an adjective
 
'Boring' is a present participle.
Q4 - The lecturer was boring his students.
 
'Boring' is an adjective.
 
'Boring' is a present participle.
Q5 - The news was saddening.
 
'Saddening' is an adjective
 
'Saddening' is a present participle.
Q6 - The film was fascinating.
 
'Fascinating' is an adjective.
 
'Fascinating' is a present participle.
Q7 - She gave her a knowing smile.
 
'Knowing' is an adjective.
 
'Knowing' is a present participle.
Q8 - It was confusing for us all.
 
'Confusing' is an adjective.
 
Confusing' is a present participle.
Q9 - I was standing on the stairs when she called.
 
'Standing' is an adjective.
 
'Standing' is a present participle.
Q10 - There was standing room only on the train.
 
'Standing' is an adjective.
 
'Standing' is a present participle.

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