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Choose the grammatically correct sentence.
a) Before eating, Grandpa always blesses the food. b) Before eating, Grandpa, always blesses the food. c) Before, eating Grandpa, always blesses the food. d) Before eating Grandpa, always blesses the food.
True or False: Use commas to separate two or more coordinate adjectives preceding a noun.
a) True b) False c) I have no idea. d) What are commas?
Use a comma to separate dates and addresses within sentences.
a) True b) False c) no clue d) comma what?
What is NOT true for linking verbs?
a) They don't express action. b) Replace the word with equal. c) Taste, feel, smell, sound, look, appear, became, seem, grow, remain, and stay are, also, action verbs. d) They ask the questions what and when.
What shows how the words are directed to the noun or pronoun to other objects?
a) conjunction b) adjective c) preposition d) pronoun
What word joins phrase, words, or sentences?
a) conjunction b) preposition c) interjection d) adjective
What part of speech shows action?
a) verb b) adverb c) preposition d) interjection
Choose the grammatically correct sentence.
a) The tree fell in our driveway, which caused us to be late to school. b) The storm that caused the power outage, was the worst one all year. c) The tree fell in our driveway which caused us to be late to school. d) The storm that caused the power outage was the worst, one, all year.
Choose the sentence is correctly using commas.
a) Have Joe, Matt, and Christopher read the book, yet? b) Have Joe, Matt and Christopher read the book, yet? c) Have Joe, Matt, and Christopher read the book yet? d) Have Joe Matt and Christopher read the book yet?
What is the prepositional phrases in the following sentence. Before you leave, please turn off the lights.
a) Before you leave b) Please turn c) the lights off d) There isn't a prepositional phrase in the sentence.
Which word is the object of the preposition in the following sentence. The students worked on their poetry project.
a) students b) poetry c) project d) worked
Identify the verb phrase in the following sentence. That could not be the answer to this question.
a) That could b) Could not c) could be d) could answer
What is the verb phrase in the following sentence. The papers were submitted last week for grading.
a) This shade of yellow appears to be different than that shade. b) Burma is completely void of any gospel influence. c) The magician's assistance appeared out of nowhere. d) None of the sentences contain a linking verb.
Which sentence below is an example using a linking verb?
a) for grading b) the papers c) were submitted d) last week
What are two interrupters of helping verb phrases?
a) you/not b) here/now c) could/be d) what/when
What is considered to be an indirect subject?
a) pronoun b) adjective c) noun d) adverb
What modifies a verb, adjective, or adverb?
a) adverb b) pronoun c) adjective d) preposition
What is the difference between transitive action verb and an intransitive action verb?
a) One uses helping verbs and the other doesn't. b) One has a receiver and the other doesn't. c) One tells when and where, whereas, the other tells how and how often. d) One joins a phrase and the other joins words.
Choose the sentence that is grammatically incorrect.
a) The advice you gave me Mrs. Smith, was so helpful; thank you! b) We ran for three miles, and then we lifted weights before going home. c) Dogs, sometimes considered man's best friend, are very loyal pets. d) The bright, shiny truck was the young boy's favorite Christmas present.
Which word in the following sentence is an adverb? The father's voice came to him again, first reading the letter the principal had sent to the house, then lecturing endlessly about his poor efforts in math.
a) came b) letter c) endlessly d) poor
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