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Grammar Fundamentals

Subjects : english, grammar
Instructions:
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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. (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






2. Declaratory - Interrogative - Exclamatory - Imperative






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






4. When noun or pronoun is the subject of the verb






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






6. Two sentences joined incorrectly with only a comma






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






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






9. Verb used as a command






10. A sentence that makes a statement or declaration






11. When the action begins in the past and is completed in the past (I had hoped to be finished by November.)






12. 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






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






14. 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)






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






16. Personal - Relative - Indefinite - Demonstrative -Reflexive - Intensive - Interrogative - Reciprocal






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






18. Renames or describes the direct object






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






20. Any one of a group of persons - places - things - or ideas and is generally not capitalized






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






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






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






24. Sentence - Clause - Phrase






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






26. Subjective - Objective - Possessive






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






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






29. Tells what the subject is or does






30. 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.






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






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






33. Verbal acting like a noun






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






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






36. Names a person - place - or thing that can be perceived by one or more of the senses






37. Can be subject - do - io - oc - obj. of preposition - appositive or predicate noun






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






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






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






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






42. A noun that can be made plural via changing the ending - usually by adding "s"






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






44. A form of a verb that generally appears with the word 'to' and acts as a noun - adjective - or adverb






45. 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.






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






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






48. Sentence where independent clauses are joined incorrectly - Comma splice - I ate he slept. (Need semi-colon!)






49. A sentence that has one independent clause






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