8th Grammar Chapter 1

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  • 1. 

    What is your favorite month of the year?

    • A.

      Declarative

    • B.

      Interrogative

    • C.

      Imperative

    • D.

      Exclamatory

    Correct Answer
    B. Interrogative
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Interrogative" because the question is asking for the respondent's favorite month of the year, indicating a question seeking information or opinion.

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  • 2. 

    My favorite month is May.

    • A.

      Declarative

    • B.

      Interrogative

    • C.

      Imperative

    • D.

      Exclamatory

    Correct Answer
    A. Declarative
    Explanation
    The given statement "My favorite month is May" is a declarative sentence because it is making a statement or expressing a fact. It is not asking a question, giving a command, or expressing strong emotion.

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  • 3. 

    Lilies, May's official flowers, are so beautiful!

    • A.

      Declarative

    • B.

      Interrogative

    • C.

      Imperative

    • D.

      Exclamatory

    Correct Answer
    D. Exclamatory
    Explanation
    The given sentence expresses strong emotion or excitement about the beauty of lilies, making it an exclamatory sentence. Exclamatory sentences typically end with an exclamation mark and are used to convey strong feelings or make exclamations. In this case, the sentence expresses admiration for the beauty of lilies, emphasizing their beauty and significance as May's official flowers.

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  • 4. 

    Tell me which birthstone belongs to the month of May.

    • A.

      Declarative

    • B.

      Interrogative

    • C.

      Imperative

    • D.

      Exclamatory

    Correct Answer
    C. Imperative
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the birthstone that belongs to the month of May. The answer "Imperative" does not seem to be related to the question or the concept of birthstones. It is possible that the answer is incorrect or incomplete.

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  • 5. 

    If you look in the encyclopedia, you will find the answer.

    • A.

      Declarative

    • B.

      Interrogative

    • C.

      Imperative

    • D.

      Exclamatory

    Correct Answer
    A. Declarative
    Explanation
    The given statement is a declarative sentence because it is making a statement or providing information. It is not asking a question (interrogative), giving a command (imperative), or expressing strong emotion (exclamatory). The statement suggests that the answer can be found in an encyclopedia, indicating a factual and informative tone, which aligns with the characteristics of a declarative sentence.

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  • 6. 

    Farmers in the United States harvest more oranges yearly than any other type of fruit. If you were to draw a vertical line between the subject and predicate, what would would be the word to the LEFT of that line?  If it is an understood subject, write (you).

    Correct Answer
    States
    Explanation
    The word to the left of the vertical line would be "Farmers" as it is the subject of the sentence.

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  • 7. 

    Florida raises more oranges than any other state. If you were to draw a vertical line between the subject and predicate, what would would be the word to the LEFT of that line?  If it is an understood subject, write (you).

    Correct Answer
    Florida
    Explanation
    The word to the left of the vertical line would be the subject of the sentence, which is "Florida".

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  • 8. 

    Only about twenty percent of the harvested oranges in the United States are sold as produce. If you were to draw a vertical line between the subject and predicate, what would would be the word to the LEFT of that line?  If it is an understood subject, write (you).

    Correct Answer
    States
    Explanation
    The word to the left of the vertical line would be "States". This is because "States" is the subject of the sentence, and the vertical line is separating the subject from the predicate.

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  • 9. 

    Secure your daily requirement of vitamin C with an orange or a glass of orange juice every day. If you were to draw a vertical line between the subject and predicate, what would would be the word to the LEFT of that line?  If it is an understood subject, write (you).

    Correct Answer
    (you)
  • 10. 

    Most of the oranges provide the main ingredient for the country’s most popular juice. If you were to draw a vertical line between the subject and predicate, what would would be the word to the LEFT of that line?  If it is an understood subject, write (you).

    Correct Answer
    oranges
    Explanation
    The word to the left of the vertical line would be "oranges." This is because "oranges" is the subject of the sentence and provides the main ingredient for the country's most popular juice.

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  • 11. 

    The lovely month of May has some of the most pleasant weather of the year. What is the simple subject?  If it is a compound simple subject, separate each word by a comma.  If it is an understood simple subject, write (you).

    Correct Answer
    month
    Explanation
    The simple subject in this sentence is "month."

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  • 12. 

    During May, the spring flowers are just beginning to bloom. What is the simple subject?  If it is a compound simple subject, separate each word by a comma.  If it is an understood simple subject, write (you).

    Correct Answer
    flowers
    Explanation
    The simple subject of the sentence is "flowers." It is the main noun that the sentence is about.

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  • 13. 

    White and pink dogwoods and blue and yellow violets are some of May's flowers. What is the simple subject?  If it is a compound simple subject, separate each word by a comma.  If it is an understood simple subject, write (you).

    Correct Answer
    dogwoods, violets
    Explanation
    The simple subject in this sentence is "dogwoods, violets." The sentence is talking about different types of flowers that bloom in May, specifically white and pink dogwoods and blue and yellow violets. Both dogwoods and violets are the subjects being referred to in the sentence.

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  • 14. 

    Look at the moth birds waiting for their eggs to hatch. What is the simple subject?  If it is a compound simple subject, separate each word by a comma.  If it is an understood simple subject, write (you).

    Correct Answer
    (you)
  • 15. 

    The green appearance of the landscape and the new flowers are two exciting occurrences in May. What is the simple subject?  If it is a compound simple subject, separate each word by a comma.  If it is an understood simple subject, write (you).

    Correct Answer
    appearance, flowers
    Explanation
    The simple subject in this sentence is "appearance" and "flowers." These two words are the main focus of the sentence and represent the exciting occurrences in May.

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  • 16. 

    Mother's Day is officially celebrated on the second Sunday of May. What is the simple predicate?  If it is a compound simple predicate, separate each word by a comma.  If it is a simple predicate with a helping verb, type the verb phrase with no punctuation.

    Correct Answer
    is celebrated
    Explanation
    The simple predicate in this sentence is "is celebrated." It is a compound simple predicate consisting of the verb "is" and the verb "celebrated," which together form the complete predicate of the sentence.

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  • 17. 

    On Mother's Day, give your mother a present and show her your gratefulness. What is the simple predicate?  If it is a compound simple predicate, separate each word by a comma.  If it is a simple predicate with a helping verb, type the verb phrase with no punctuation.

    Correct Answer
    give, show
    Explanation
    The simple predicate in the given sentence is "give" and "show". These are the main actions or verbs that are being performed in the sentence.

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  • 18. 

    Armed Forces Day, the third Sunday of May, recognizes all divisions of the military and honors those in the armed forces. What is the simple predicate?  If it is a compound simple predicate, separate each word by a comma.  If it is a simple predicate with a helping verb, type the verb phrase with no punctuation.

    Correct Answer
    recognizes, honors
    Explanation
    The simple predicate in this sentence is "recognizes" and "honors".

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  • 19. 

    Do you observe Memorial Day on the last Monday of May? What is the simple predicate?  If it is a compound simple predicate, separate each word by a comma.  If it is a simple predicate with a helping verb, type the verb phrase with no punctuation.

    Correct Answer
    do observe
    Explanation
    The simple predicate in this sentence is "do observe." It consists of the main verb "observe" and the auxiliary verb "do," which is used to form the question.

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  • 20. 

    On Memorial Day, many people place flowers on the graves of soldiers. What is the simple predicate?  If it is a compound simple predicate, separate each word by a comma.  If it is a simple predicate with a helping verb, type the verb phrase with no punctuation.

    Correct Answer
    place
    Explanation
    The simple predicate in this sentence is "place."

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  • 21. 

    On May 8, 1884, Harry S. Truman was born, John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917. Choose the correct label for the group of words.

    • A.

      Fragment

    • B.

      Comma Splice

    • C.

      Fused Sentence

    • D.

      Complete Sentence

    Correct Answer
    B. Comma Splice
    Explanation
    The group of words "On May 8, 1884, Harry S. Truman was born, John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917" is a comma splice. A comma splice occurs when two independent clauses (complete sentences) are joined together with only a comma, which is incorrect punctuation. In this case, the two independent clauses are "Harry S. Truman was born" and "John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917." To fix the comma splice, a coordinating conjunction (such as "and") or a semicolon should be used instead of the comma.

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  • 22. 

    Charles Lindbergh flew solo across the Atlantic on May 21, 1927, and Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic on May 20, 1932. Choose the correct label for the group of words.

    • A.

      Fragment

    • B.

      Comma Splice

    • C.

      Fused Sentence

    • D.

      Complete Sentence

    Correct Answer
    D. Complete Sentence
    Explanation
    The given group of words "Charles Lindbergh flew solo across the Atlantic on May 21, 1927, and Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic on May 20, 1932" forms a complete sentence. It contains a subject ("Charles Lindbergh" and "Amelia Earhart") and a verb ("flew" and "became"), and it expresses a complete thought.

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  • 23. 

    The opening of the Brooklyn Bridge on May 24, 1883, and the Golden Gate Bridge of May 27, 1937. Choose the correct label for the group of words.

    • A.

      Fragment

    • B.

      Comma Splice

    • C.

      Fused Sentence

    • D.

      Complete Sentence

    Correct Answer
    A. Fragment
    Explanation
    The given group of words is a fragment. A fragment is an incomplete sentence that lacks a subject, a verb, or both. In this case, the group of words does not have a subject or a verb, and therefore it does not form a complete thought or convey a complete idea.

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  • 24. 

    May 10, 1869, marks the completion of the first continental railroad a golden spike was used at the completion point. Choose the correct label for the group of words.

    • A.

      Fragment

    • B.

      Comma Splice

    • C.

      Fused Sentence

    • D.

      Complete Sentence

    Correct Answer
    C. Fused Sentence
    Explanation
    A fused sentence occurs when two independent clauses are joined together without any punctuation or conjunction to separate them. In this case, the group of words "May 10, 1869, marks the completion of the first continental railroad a golden spike was used at the completion point" is a fused sentence because it combines two independent clauses ("May 10, 1869 marks the completion of the first continental railroad" and "a golden spike was used at the completion point") without any punctuation or conjunction to separate them.

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  • 25. 

    The British abandoned the occupation of Palestine on May 14, 1948, Israel was then an independent nation. Choose the correct label for the group of words.

    • A.

      Fragment

    • B.

      Comma Splice

    • C.

      Fused Sentence

    • D.

      Complete Sentence

    Correct Answer
    B. Comma Splice
    Explanation
    The given group of words "The British abandoned the occupation of Palestine on May 14, 1948, Israel was then an independent nation" is a comma splice. A comma splice occurs when two independent clauses (complete sentences) are joined together with only a comma, which is grammatically incorrect. In this case, "The British abandoned the occupation of Palestine on May 14, 1948" and "Israel was then an independent nation" are both complete sentences, so they should be separated by a period or joined with a coordinating conjunction.

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