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Which of the following sentences uses standard English grammar correctly?
a) Molly wants a lime-green convertible, but the car dealership ain’t got none. b) Me and Molly argued with the car salesman till the sun gone down. c) But the car salesman can’t sell what he didn’t have. d) Defeated, Molly and I stopped for ice cream on our way home.
Your friend Jen arrives at a party. Ten minutes later, you arrive at the same party. Which of the following sentences uses correct standard English grammar to explain this situation?
a) When I got to the party, I found Jen had already arrived. b) When I got to the party, I found Jen arrived. c) Jen will have been at the party already before I got there. d) I got to the party after when Jen will get there.
Each of the underlined words in the following sentences is spelled correctly, but which sentence uses them incorrectly?
a) I hoped our teacher would lessen the number of lessons we had to study over Spring Break. b) Since my argument with Tina was in the past, I passed her the salt without unscrewing the top first. c) “Ewe!” yelled Bill as the sheep ran past us. “That ew is covered in mud!” d) Their recital proved that they’re great dancers.
Which of the following sentences means the same as “Take this bowl of cereal, and do not sit on any piece of furniture that is not the piano”?
a) Please take this bowl of cereal and sit on the piano only. b) Please take this bowl of only cereal and sit on the piano. c) Please take only this bowl of cereal and sit on the piano. d) Please take this bowl of cereal and sit on the piano.
Questions 5 and 6 refer to the following sentence: “An army of diligent ants quickly swarmed around the ripe pineapple and struggled to carry it to their sandy anthill.” What do the words “diligent” and “sandy” do in this sentence?
a) They name the actions the ants perform. b) They describe the ants and the anthill. c) They’re the words the ants yell to one another to express excitement or surprise. d) They signal that the sentence is a question.
What is the primary difference between the word “quickly” and the word “ripe” in this sentence?
a) “Quickly” is an adverb and “ripe” is an adjective. b) “Quickly” is an adverb and “ripe” is a noun. c) “Quickly” is an adjective and “ripe” is an adverb. d) “Quickly” is a verb and “ripe” is a noun.
Which of the following sentences means the same thing as “I was reading the paper. My dog brought me his leash, but then he fell asleep on my feet”?
a) While reading the paper, my dog brought me his leash, then fell asleep on my feet. b) While bringing me his leash, I read the paper and the dog fell asleep on my feet. c) While reading the paper, I looked up to see the dog bring me his leash, then fall asleep on my feet. d) While falling asleep on my feet, the dog brought me his leash and I was reading the paper.
Which of the following sentences does NOT contain a prepositional phrase?
a) I first met Jack on a snowy Tuesday. b) I bumped into him as he was carrying a tall stack of books, which he dropped all over the sidewalk. c) I helped him gather his books. d) Jack then asked me if I wanted to take a walk on the beach.
We waited on the porch for the bus to arrive, but we didn’t know my little brother had gone upstairs until he dumped a bowl of cooked spaghetti out the window and spilled it all over Molly and me.” Which statement about this sentence is correct?
a) “Molly and me” is correct because “me” is the object of a preposition. b) There should be a comma after “window” because “spilled it all over Molly and me” is an independent clause. c) “Dumped” and “spilled” should be in the present tense, not the past tense. d) This is a run-on sentence.
A boss who says to you “You can leave at 3:00 today if the mail arrives before then” means which of the following?
a) You can leave at 3:00 today no matter when the mail shows up. b) You cannot leave at 3:00 today if the mail has not come to the office by that time. c) The mail always arrives at your office at 3:00. d) You cannot leave at 3:00 because you must stay and open the mail.
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