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  • 1. 
    What is nominalization?
    • A. 

      Volunteering someone to do something.

    • B. 

      The use of a verb or adjective as a noun.

    • C. 

      Giving something a name.

  • 2. 
    Gerund is a ______________ formed from a verb, ending with -ing.
  • 3. 
    An example of a contraction is that "I did not" can become "___________".
  • 4. 
    A predicate is -
    • A. 

      Another word for a predator

    • B. 

      One of two main parts of a sentence

    • C. 

      A predictable sentence

  • 5. 
    The subconscious grasp of the rule-based systems of a language is called -
    • A. 

      Linguistic competance

    • B. 

      Linguistic performance

    • C. 

      Universalism

  • 6. 
    The way we use language is known as -
    • A. 

      Linguistic competence

    • B. 

      Linguistic performance

    • C. 

      Universalism

  • 7. 
    A slip of the tongue made when speaking is known as -
    • A. 

      Ungrammatical

    • B. 

      Affricate

    • C. 

      Performance error

  • 8. 
    Fill in what is missing in this sentence - English has nine specific parts of speech: ______________, verbs, _____________, prepositions, pronouns, _____________, adverbs, conjunctions and interjections.
  • 9. 
    A morpheme is the smallest unit of language that carries information about meaning or function. True of false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    'ed' and 'ing' are examples of -
    • A. 

      Prefixes

    • B. 

      Suffixes

    • C. 

      Infixes

  • 11. 
    A variant of a morpheme is called a/an -
    • A. 

      Phoneme

    • B. 

      Allomorph

    • C. 

      Allophone

  • 12. 
    A free morpheme can occur by itself as an independant word. A bound morpheme can never stand on its own. True of false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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