Grammar Theory Test

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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

    Correct Answer
    D. A subject and a verb, one word
    Explanation
    A full sentence of English contains a subject and a verb, which are the essential components of a sentence. A subject is the noun or pronoun that performs the action or is being described, while a verb is the action or state of being. Therefore, a full sentence can be formed with just one word, as long as it includes a subject and a verb.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is a preposition?

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      Nor

    • C.

      That

    • D.

      Yet

    Correct Answer
    A. On
    Explanation
    "On" is a preposition because it is used to show the relationship between a noun or pronoun and another word in the sentence. It indicates location, direction, time, or manner. In this case, "on" is indicating location, such as "on the table" or "on the street." Prepositions are an essential part of grammar as they help to provide more context and clarity to sentences.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. If the subject is plural the verb is plural
    Explanation
    When the subject of a sentence is plural, it means that there is more than one entity performing the action. In order to maintain agreement between the subject and the verb, the verb must also be in plural form. This ensures that the sentence is grammatically correct and coherent. Therefore, the correct answer is "If the subject is plural, the verb is plural."

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Stand alone
    Explanation
    If a verb is intransitive, it means that it does not require an object to complete its meaning. Intransitive verbs can stand alone and make complete sense without any additional words or phrases. They do not need a direct object to receive the action of the verb. Instead, they typically have a subject that performs the action of the verb.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    An independent clause can stand on its own as a sentence and does not require a subordinating conjunction. It is a complete thought that expresses a complete idea. Therefore, the statement that an independent clause cannot stand on its own as a sentence and contains a subordinating conjunction is false.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. For
    C. And
    E. Nor
    H. So
    J. Yet
    L. Or
    N. But
    Explanation
    The coordinating conjunctions are used to connect words, phrases, or clauses of equal importance in a sentence. They are used to join similar parts of speech, such as two nouns, two adjectives, or two independent clauses. The coordinating conjunctions in this list are "For, And, Nor, So, Yet, Or, But." These conjunctions can be used to join words, phrases, or clauses together to create compound sentences or to show relationships between ideas.

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  • 7. 

    Comma splicing is when _______________________________________________

    Correct Answer(s)
    Comma splicing is when you insert a comma between two independent clauses in the same sentence and is considered very wrong!
    Explanation
    Comma splicing refers to the incorrect usage of a comma to join two independent clauses in a single sentence. This mistake is considered grammatically incorrect because it creates a run-on sentence. Instead of using a comma, a coordinating conjunction (such as "and," "but," or "or") or a semicolon should be used to properly connect the two independent clauses. Comma splicing disrupts the flow and clarity of the sentence, and it is important to avoid this error in writing.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Anaphora
    Explanation
    Anaphora is a technical term used to refer back to a previously discussed object or concept in a language using a pronoun. It is a linguistic device that helps to establish cohesion and coherence in a text or conversation by avoiding repetitive use of nouns. Anaphora is commonly used in literature, rhetoric, and everyday language to enhance clarity and emphasize certain ideas or themes.

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  • 9. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Participle modifiers are verb forms that function as adjectives in a sentence. They modify nouns or pronouns and can be moved to the beginning of a sentence for emphasis or stylistic reasons. This repositioning does not change the meaning of the sentence, but it can make the writing more engaging and varied. Therefore, the statement that participle modifiers can be moved to the beginning of a sentence is true.

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  • 10. 

    Apostrophes are used consistently in English only to indicate __A____ and ___B____ and not __C___!

    Correct Answer
    A)possesion B)Omission C)Plurals
    Explanation
    Apostrophes are used consistently in English only to indicate possession and omission and not plurals. Apostrophes are used to show possession by indicating that something belongs to someone or something else. For example, "John's car" indicates that the car belongs to John. Apostrophes are also used to show omission or contraction, such as in "can't" (which is a contraction of "cannot") or "it's" (which is a contraction of "it is"). However, apostrophes are not used to indicate plurals. Plurals are typically formed by adding an "s" or "es" to the end of a word, without the use of an apostrophe.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Singular possessive nouns & irregular plural nouns
    Explanation
    The correct answer is singular possessive nouns & irregular plural nouns. Singular possessive nouns are formed by adding an apostrophe + s to a singular noun, indicating ownership or possession. For example, "the dog's bone" or "my sister's car." Irregular plural nouns, such as "children" or "women," also become possessive by adding an apostrophe + s, like "the children's toys" or "the women's rights." Regular plural nouns, on the other hand, only require an apostrophe to indicate possession, like "the dogs' leashes" or "the cats' food."

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the statement is incorrect. The possessive form does not affect whether the entity is plural or singular. The possessive form is used to show ownership or relationship, but it does not change the number of the entity. Whether the entity is plural or singular is determined by other factors such as the subject of the sentence or the context in which it is used. Therefore, the answer is false.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. To create a contraction between two short words
    Explanation
    Omissions are most frequently used to create contractions between two short words. This involves omitting certain letters or sounds in order to combine the words and make them more concise. For example, "do not" can be contracted to "don't" by omitting the letter "o." This is a common practice in informal speech and writing to save time and effort.

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