Syntax Untangler

Note: These exercises may not work on tablets and phones.

Use these exercises to analyze the basic syntax (grammar) of Greek sentences (and clauses), that is, to find their subject, verb, and object (or predicate noun/adjective, depending on the type of sentence or clause). In some sentences, you will be asked to identify cases.

The sentences are based on those in the lessons in Homeric Greek, although they do not correspond exactly. Complex and lengthy sentences, for example, have been broken up into clauses; dependent clauses are indicated by an ellipsis (…) at the beginning.

General Instructions: Click on the tag and then double click on (or drag through) the corresponding word. Tag abbreviations are listed at the top of the page.