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Q. The dot over the letter “i” and the letter “j” is called a?
Ans. “superscript dot”
Q. The most commonly used word overall is?

Ans. “The”
Q. The word “alphabet” comes from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet namely?

Ans. alpha, bēta
Q. 11% of the entire English language is just the letter E?
Ans. True

(History of English Language MCQ’s)
Q. The word ‘set’ has the highest number of?
Ans. Definitions. It has 430 definitions
Q. The most common consonant in English is?
Ans. “r” and the second is “t”
Q. The only word in English that ends with the letters “-mt” is?
Ans. “dreamt”

Q. The United States doesn’t have an official language?
Ans. True
Q. How many words are there in the English language?
Ans. There are about 1 million words in the English language
Q. A sentence that contains all 26 letters of the English alphabet is called a?
Ans. “Pangram”
Q. The sentence that contains all 26 letters of the English alphabet is?
Ans. “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”
Q. The most common vowel in English is?

Ans. “e” and the second is “a”
Q. Only two English words in current use end in “-gry” They are?
Ans. “angry” and “hungry”
Q. Which word is the only unhyphenated English word with three consecutive double letters?
Ans. Bookkeeper

Q. Do more English words begin with the letter “s” than with any other letter?
Ans. Yes. It’s true
Q. A preposition is always followed by?

Ans. a noun or pronoun or noun phrase or gerund
Q. Which word is the longest English word in normal use that contains no letter more than once?
Ans. “uncopyrightable”
Q. The most common letter in English is?

Ans. “e”
Q. A word formed by joining parts of existing words is called a?
Ans. Portmanteau. Examples are: motel(motorcar+hotel) ; smog(smoke+fog)
Q. In normal usage, the # symbol has several names, for example?
Ans. hashtag, pound sign, number sign
Q. In English, the @ symbol is usually called?

Ans. “the at sign” or “the at symbol”

Q. What is Oxford OR Serial comma?
Ans. a comma before the word “and” at the end of a list is called Oxford comma OR Serial comma. Example: I drink coffee, tea, and wine.
Q. The shortest grammatically correct sentence in English is?
Ans. “Go” OR some Linguistics say “I am.”
Q. The longest English word without a true vowel (a, e, i, o or u) is?
Ans. “rhythm”
Q. The only planet not named after a god is our own?
Ans. Earth
Q. There are some words that appeared in the dictionary because of printing errors, these words are called?
Ans. Ghost words e.g. the word ‘dord’
Q. The shortest, oldest, and most commonly used word is?
Ans. “I”
Q. A new word is added to the English dictionary every?
Ans. Two hours

Q. Words we always use even though they add no meaning or value to a sentence are called?
Ans. Crutch words e.g. Actually, basically, like, you know what etc.
Q. Why is English the language of the air?

Ans. Because all pilots have to identify themselves and speak in English while flying
Q. The word “girl” was not initially used to refer to a specific gender. It was used to mean?
Ans. “child”
Q. Shakespeare added how many words to the English language?
Ans. Over 1700
Q. Most English words come from?
Ans. French or Old English
Q. English uses?
Ans. The Latin alphabet
Q. Why is English popular?
Ans. The British Empire and the iPhone are the biggest reasons English is so widespread today

Q. English used to have 29 letters instead of the current 26?
Ans. True
Q. There are approximately 1.5 billion English speakers in the world?
Ans. True
Q. The average English speaker only knows between 20,000 and 30,000 words?
Ans. True
Q. The longest English word is?

Ans. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. It is a medical word for a lung disease
Q. The most frequently used noun is?
Ans. Time
Q. The most frequently used adjective is?

Ans. Good
Q. Some English words look the same backward or forward, they are called?
Ans. Palindromes e.g. the word Madam
Q. Some English words look the same upside down, they are called?

Ans. Ambigrams e.g. the word SWIMS

Q. Words where each letter is used the same number of times are called?
Ans. Isograms e.g. the word dialogue uses each letter once
Q. Over 80% of the information stored on computers worldwide is in?
Ans. English
Q. English is the official language of?
Ans. 67 countries
Q. 90% of English text consists of just 1000 words?
Ans. True
Q. There are 24 different dialects of English in the USA?
Ans. True

Q. The oldest English word that is still in use is?
Ans. ‘Town’
Q. The only word with five consecutive vowels?
Ans. Queueing
Q. The word which is most mispronounced in the English language is?
Ans. Pronunciation. People pronounce it mistakenly as ProNOUNciation
Q. China has more English speakers than the USA?
Ans. True
Q. Every syllable in English must have?
Ans. A vowel (sound)


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