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Grammar Fundamentals

Subjects : english, grammar
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Noun - Pronoun - Adjective - Adverb - Verb - Conjunction - Preposition - Article - Interjection - Expletive - Verbal






2. An expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence






3. A person - place - thing - animal - action - or quality






4. 'To be' + present participle (ing)






5. Phrases - Clauses - Objects (Direct and indirect) - Object of prepositions - Subject - Predicate






6. Word or phrase that shows strong emotion or surprise (whoa - look - ah)






7. A word or group of words that can function as a noun






8. A sentence that makes a statement or declaration






9. The narrator tells a listener what he/she has done or said - using the personal pronoun "you." This point of view is rare.






10. Prepositions function as ___or ___






11. A ___________ has one independent clause and one or more dependent clauses.






12. This error occurs when the number singular or plural pronoun does not match the subject is that they are replacing.






13. Point of view presents the events of the story from a narrator's point of view (he - she - it - they - them - their - her - his - or character's names are used)






14. Describes a noun or pronoun on its own terms - without comparing it to anything else. example: This is a HOT day.






15. When a noun or pronoun is the direct object - indirect object or object of a preposition






16. Must place your word next to the one you're modifying






17. Part of a sentence; usually missing a predicate or a subject






18. A phrase beginning with a verb that describes the subject - e.g. Walking home from school - River Tam stopped by the store and bought candy.






19. A pronoun that does not refer to a specific - person - place - thing - or idea; examples: everyone - everything - everybody - anybody - many - most - few - each - some - someone - all - nothing - nobody - and no one






20. A phase that is related to a sentence in meaning though it has no grammatical relationship to the sentence.






21. Answer these 5 questions - how - when - where - why - how often - and NOT






22. includes all linking verbs and any action verbs that do not take an object; example: My friends CRIED - (his shoulder felt sore... 'sore' is a predicate adjective - not a direct object)






23. A noun that is singular in form but refers to a group of people or things






24. Two sentences joined incorrectly with only a comma






25. A word or phrase apparently modifying an unintended word because of its placement in a sentence: e.g. "wearing a ball gown" in the sentence - "She sat on the lap of a fat man wearing a ball gown."






26. Verbal acting like a noun






27. Simple - Complex - Compound - Complex-compound






28. Takes the place of a noun and begins with a capitol letter






29. A word that begins a subordinate clause and relates it to another idea in the sentence: that - which - who - whom - whose






30. It is supposed to be absolutely clear who is being referred to by a pronoun. If you cannot tell who a pronoun is referring to it is ambiguous and must be fixed.






31. Prepositional - Participial - Gerundive - Infinitive - Verb






32. S - shape - C - color - R - race - A - age - M - material - These are not separated by commas






33. Is the noun or pronoun that follows the preposition; example: The sands of the BEACH were white.






34. Used to show the relationship of a noun or pronoun to some other word in the sentence. Examples: in - under - near - behind - to - from - over






35. Renames subject






36. Takes the place of a noun or nouns; they show number and gender; example: singular: I - me - my - mine - you - your - yours - he - him - his - she - her - hers - it - its / plural: we - us - our - ours - you - your - yours - they - them - their - the






37. Subjective - Objective - Possessive






38. Tells to whom - for whom the action of the verb is done. Ex. "Claire threw JOSEPH the ball"






39. A sentence that has one independent clause






40. An infinitive with an adverb between 'to' and the verb (e.g. - 'to boldly go')






41. Clause contains a subject and a verb - AND it can stand alone






42. A sentence that asks a question--- "Why do I have to wash my hands ?"






43. A related group of words containing a subject and a predicate and expressing a complete thought.






44. Names a quality of mental concept; intangible idea - feeling - quality - or characteristic: loyalty - curiosity - health - grace - sweetness






45. Would - Could - Should - May - Might - Must






46. Verb whose past and past participle are formed by adding -ed or -d to the present - E.g. play-played- - like-liked






47. A sentence with two or more coordinate independent clauses - often joined by one or more conjunctions.






48. A noun that cannot be made plural via changing the ending - usually by adding "s"






49. Declaratory - Interrogative - Exclamatory - Imperative






50. An expression that cannot be understood if taken literally (ex- "Get your head out of the clouds").