Can You Identify Nouns, Pronouns, And Adjectives?

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  • 1. 

    Several students are writing theirs about people whose names are familiar to many; others have chosen people who they believe merit wider recognition.

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Pronoun

    • C.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    B. Pronoun
    Explanation
    The answer "theirs" is an absolute pronoun. In this case, the antecedent is biography.

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  • 2. 

    After much thought, I have finally narrowed my choices to two African American women whom I admire.

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Pronoun

    • C.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    C. Adjective
    Explanation
    "African American" tells the reader what kind of women are the subject of the discussion. So, the answer to this question is adjective.

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  • 3. 

    Both of these women broke new ground in their fields -- one in the performing arts and the other in the visual arts.

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Pronoun

    • C.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    A. Noun
    Explanation
    Nouns are persons, places, and things. In this sentence, "ground" is a thing and a noun.

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  • 4. 

    After touring the world for several decades, the dancer-choreographer founded the Katherine Dunham Children's Workshop, which she still directs, in East St. Louis, Illinois.

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Pronoun

    • C.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    C. Adjective
    Explanation
    The answer is "several". It tells the reader how many decades.

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  • 5. 

    Tributes to Dunham continue to pour in, for she is considered a true dance innovator.

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Pronoun

    • C.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    C. Adjective
    Explanation
    If "dance" were taken out of context, it might be used as a noun. However, in this sentence "dance" tells the reader what kind of innovator she was.

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