Grammar Theory Test

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Grammar theory test for English 219


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  • 1. 
    A full sentence of English contains a ______ and a minimum of how many words?
    • A. 

      A noun and a verb, two words

    • B. 

      A subject and a verb, two words

    • C. 

      A proper noun and a adverb, one word

    • D. 

      A subject and a verb, one word

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is a preposition?
    • A. 

      On

    • B. 

      Nor

    • C. 

      That

    • D. 

      Yet

  • 3. 
    A subject and a verb must come to on an agreement that?
    • A. 

      If the subject is plural the verb is singular

    • B. 

      If the subject is singular the verb is plural

    • C. 

      If the subject is plural the verb is plural

    • D. 

      If the subject is plural the verb is possesive

  • 4. 
    If a verb is intransitive the verb will?
    • A. 

      Require an object

    • B. 

      Stand alone

    • C. 

      Needs a subject

    • D. 

      There is only transitive verbs

  • 5. 
    An independent clause cannot stand on its own as a sentence and contains a subordinating conjunction which marks it incomplete.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of the following are the only coordinating conjunctions?
    • A. 

      Therefore

    • B. 

      For

    • C. 

      And

    • D. 

      Nevertheless

    • E. 

      Nor

    • F. 

      Furthermore

    • G. 

      Consequently

    • H. 

      So

    • I. 

      However

    • J. 

      Yet

    • K. 

      Also

    • L. 

      Or

    • M. 

      Sometimes

    • N. 

      But

  • 7. 
    Comma splicing is when _______________________________________________
  • 8. 
    Which is a technical term for referring back to a previously discussed object or concept in a language using a prounoun?
    • A. 

      Determiner

    • B. 

      Predisposition

    • C. 

      Preposition

    • D. 

      Anaphora

  • 9. 
    Participle modifiers can be moved to the beginning of a sentence. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Apostrophes are used consistently in English only to indicate __A____ and ___B____ and not __C___!
  • 11. 
    Which noun are formed to become possessive by adding an apostrophe + s?
    • A. 

      Singular possessive nouns & irregular plural nouns

    • B. 

      Regular and irregular plural nouns

    • C. 

      Only singular possessive nouns

    • D. 

      Only regular plural nouns

  • 12. 
    It matters whether the possessing entity has different amounts of possessives and changes whether the entity is plural or singular.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The most frequent use of omissions is?
    • A. 

      To remove an error

    • B. 

      To overpass a previous reference

    • C. 

      To create a contraction between two short words

    • D. 

      To give a noun possesion