Compounds, Plurals, Possessives, And Contractions Re-test

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Compounds, Plurals, Possessives, And Contractions Re-test - Quiz

This test is for those students who missed the most in the Compounds, Plurals, Possessives, and Contractions section of the Nouns Test. You may earn up to ten points to your original score or enough points to pass with a 70% on your original test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    My son's car is in the garage.

    • A.

      Compound noun

    • B.

      Plural noun

    • C.

      Possessive noun

    • D.

      Contraction

    Correct Answer
    C. Possessive noun
    Explanation
    The phrase "My son's car" shows ownership or possession, indicating that the car belongs to my son. This makes "possessive noun" the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    Please wash your hands before dinner.

    • A.

      Compound noun

    • B.

      Plural noun

    • C.

      Possessive noun

    • D.

      Contraction

    Correct Answer
    B. Plural noun
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "plural noun" because the noun "hands" is in its plural form, indicating that more than one hand is being referred to.

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  • 3. 

    Jane's brother-in-law is coming to visit today.

    • A.

      Compound noun

    • B.

      Plural noun

    • C.

      Possessive noun

    • D.

      Contraction

    Correct Answer
    A. Compound noun
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "compound noun" because the phrase "brother-in-law" is made up of two or more words that function as a single unit to describe Jane's relationship. A compound noun is formed by combining two or more words together to create a new noun with a different meaning. In this case, "brother-in-law" refers to the person who is the brother of Jane's spouse or sibling, indicating a compound noun.

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  • 4. 

    The tornado's passing right over the town.

    • A.

      Compound noun

    • B.

      Plural noun

    • C.

      Possessive noun

    • D.

      Contraction

    Correct Answer
    D. Contraction
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "contraction" because a contraction is a shortened form of two words combined with an apostrophe. In this sentence, "tornado's" is a contraction of "tornado is."

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  • 5. 

    The jigsaw puzzle’s on the table.

    • A.

      Compound noun

    • B.

      Plural noun

    • C.

      Possessive noun

    • D.

      Contraction

    Correct Answer
    D. Contraction
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "contraction" because the sentence includes an apostrophe, indicating that two words have been combined into one. In this case, "jigsaw" and "puzzle" have been contracted to form the word "jigsaw's."

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  • 6. 

    Bea couldn’t remember the speaker’s name.

    • A.

      Compound noun

    • B.

      Plural noun

    • C.

      Possessive noun

    • D.

      Contraction

    Correct Answer
    C. Possessive noun
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "possessive noun" because "speaker's" is a possessive form of the noun "speaker." This indicates that something belongs to or is associated with the speaker. In this case, it implies that the name belongs to the speaker, but Bea couldn't remember it.

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