Practice quiz on identifying the head noun

by | Mar 28, 2023 | Agreement, Courses, Grammar

Last week, we posted an article about how to identify the head noun in a noun phrase. As is the design of our courses, theoretical learning should be accompanied by practice so that you are sure you have understood the concept well. So, here is a quiz – or as we call it in our courses, a practice paper – to reinforce your understanding.

You are encouraged to read our last week’s post on identifying the head noun, if you haven’t already. Alternatively, you may take this quiz as a challenger to see how well you understand the concept of identifying the head noun in a noun phrase.

Blog post: How to identify the head noun in a noun phrase or clause

Now is the time to practice. In each of the following questions, identify the head noun in the phrase in blue:

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  1. Richard Wallis

    Your blog post about head nouns was excellent preparation for this quiz. I salute you, sir!

    • Murugaraj

      Thank you for the words of appreciation! This technique – of a bite-sized learning topic followed by practice – is incorporated into our courses. I am glad you recognized it.


    Quiz nicely designed.

  3. JA

    this should be used by all students

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