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Grammar Fundamentals

Subjects : english, grammar
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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. Verbal acting like a noun






2. Simple - Complex - Compound - Complex-compound






3. Verb used as a command






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






5. A sentence that makes a statement or declaration






6. Prepositional - Participial - Gerundive - Infinitive - Verb






7. Renames subject






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






9. A sentence that communicate a strong emotion or surprise






10. The part of the sentence about which something is said or the person - place - or thing that does the action






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






12. Is - seem - are - was - were - be - been - get - stay -become






13. An adjective used to compare two items; example: Today is HOTTER than yesterday. (Usually uses -er)






14. Any group of words that is missing either a Subject or a Verb.






15. The _____ of a sentence receives the action of the verb






16. A verb used to state a fact or ask a question






17. 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."






18. Does not express a complete thought and cannot stand alone as a sentence - even though it has a subject and a verb - e.g. ...because she is funny






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






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






21. 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)






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






23. 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.






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






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






26. Words that show the relationship of dependent clause to the independent clause - e.g. as if than or as though once when






27. Is - am - was - were - can - may - will - were - did - does






28. Pronoun that asks a question; examples: who - whom - whose - what - which






29. A phrase consisting of a preposition - a noun or pronoun that serves as the object of the preposition - and any modifiers






30. Subjective - Objective - Possessive






31. A pronoun that points to or identifies a noun without explicitly naming it - This - that - these - those






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






33. A word that describes or modifies a noun or pronoun - answer these 3 questions: which one - how many - what kind - e.g. articles






34. A verb that requires a direct object to complete its meaning: they WASHED their new car.






35. An uncommon construction used to express with exactitude how a verb usage is to be interpreted






36. A ____________ has two or more independent clauses connected with a comma and a coordinating conjunction - or a semi-colon.






37. A sentence in which the subject performs the action. (George built this house.)






38. The word - phrase - or clause referred to by a pronoun.






39. Two sentences joined incorrectly with only a comma






40. A group of words (usually two) that functions as a single part of speech






41. A clause that functions as an adjective and usually begins with a relative pronoun that is often omitted






42. (Stands for a noun) I - me - mine - you - your - he - him - his - she - her - hers - it - its - we - us - our/ours - they - them - their/theirs






43. Renames or describes the direct object






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






45. A sentence that has one independent clause






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






47. There are two main types of ______ - pronoun reference - pronoun number singular or plural.






48. Prepositions function as ___or ___






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






50. Renames a noun