Parts Of Speech And Conjunctions

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Take the following quiz to test your ability on identifying the parts of speech and inserting appropriate punctuation when using conjunctions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Write in the part of speech of the underlined word in the following paragraph.  Choose between noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, conjunction, preposition, adjective, and interjection. In a nationally televised speech Wednesday night, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said that, as of Friday, many public services would be closed through Tuesday, encompassing a long holiday weekend. Most government offices and many private businesses will be ordered closed, restaurants, schools and museums will remain shuttered, and spectators will be barred from all professional soccer matches.

    Correct Answer
    adverb
    Explanation
    The underlined word "through" is an adverb in this context. It is used to indicate the duration of time from Friday to Tuesday, encompassing a long holiday weekend.

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  • 2. 

    Write in the part of speech of the underlined word in the following paragraph.  Choose between noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, conjunction, preposition, adjective, and interjection. In a nationally televised speech Wednesday night, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said that, as of Friday, many public services would be closed through Tuesday, encompassing a long holiday weekend. Most government offices and many private businesses will be ordered closed, restaurants, schools and museums will remain shuttered, and spectators will be barred from all professional soccer matches.

    Correct Answer
    noun
    Explanation
    The underlined word "noun" is a noun itself. It refers to a word that represents a person, place, thing, or idea. In this context, the word "noun" is used to identify the part of speech of the underlined word in the paragraph.

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  • 3. 

    Write in the part of speech of the underlined word in the following paragraph.  Choose between noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, conjunction, preposition, adjective, and interjection. In a nationally televised speech Wednesday night, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said that, as of Friday, many public services would be closed through Tuesday, encompassing a long holiday weekend. Most government offices and many private businesses will be ordered closed, restaurants, schools and museums will remain shuttered, and spectators will be barred from all professional soccer matches.

    Correct Answer
    verb
    Explanation
    The underlined word "closed" is a verb in the sentence. It is used to describe the action of shutting down or not allowing access to public services, government offices, private businesses, restaurants, schools, museums, and professional soccer matches.

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  • 4. 

    Write in the part of speech of the underlined word in the following paragraph.  Choose between noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, conjunction, preposition, adjective, and interjection. In a nationally televised speech Wednesday night, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said that, as of Friday, many public services would be closed through Tuesday, encompassing a long holiday weekend. Most government offices and many private businesses will be ordered closed, restaurants, schools and museums will remain shuttered, and spectators will be barred from all professional soccer matches.

    Correct Answer
    adjective
    Explanation
    The word "closed" is an adjective in this sentence. It describes the state of the public services, government offices, private businesses, restaurants, schools, museums, and professional soccer matches.

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  • 5. 

    Write in the part of speech of the underlined word in the following paragraph.  Choose between noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, conjunction, preposition, adjective, and interjection. In a nationally televised speech Wednesday night, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said that, as of Friday, many public services would be closed through Tuesday, encompassing a long holiday weekend. Most government offices and many private businesses will be ordered closed, restaurants, schools and museums will remain shuttered, and spectators will be barred from all professional soccer matches.

    Correct Answer
    conjunction
    Explanation
    The underlined word "and" is a conjunction. It is used to join two or more words, phrases, or clauses together. In this paragraph, "and" is used to connect different items in a list, such as restaurants, schools, and museums.

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  • 6. 

    Write in the part of speech of the underlined word in the following paragraph.  Choose between noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, conjunction, preposition, adjective, and interjection. In a nationally televised speech Wednesday night, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said that, as of Friday, many public services would be closed through Tuesday, encompassing a long holiday weekend. Most government offices and many private businesses will be ordered closed, restaurants, schools and museums will remain shuttered, and spectators will be barred from all professional soccer matches.

    Correct Answer
    adjective
    Explanation
    The word "closed" in the paragraph is an adjective. It describes the state or condition of the public services, government offices, and private businesses. It indicates that these places will not be open or accessible to the public during the specified time period.

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  • 7. 

    Write in the part of speech of the underlined word in the following paragraph.  Choose between noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, conjunction, preposition, adjective, and interjection. In a nationally televised speech Wednesday night, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said that, as of Friday, many public services would be closed through Tuesday, encompassing a long holiday weekend. Most government offices and many private businesses will be ordered closed, restaurants, schools and museums will remain shuttered, and spectators will be barred from all professional soccer matches.

    Correct Answer
    preposition
    Explanation
    The word "through" is a preposition in this context. It is used to indicate the duration of time from Friday to Tuesday, during which many public services will be closed.

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  • 8. 

    Write in the part of speech of the underlined word in the following paragraph.  Choose between noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, conjunction, preposition, adjective, and interjection. In a nationally televised speech Wednesday night, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said that, as of Friday, many public services would be closed through Tuesday, encompassing a long holiday weekend. Most government offices and many private businesses will be ordered closed, restaurants, schools and museums will remain shuttered, and spectators will be barred from all professional soccer matches.

    Correct Answer
    verb
    Explanation
    In this paragraph, the underlined word "closed" is used as a verb. It is describing the action of shutting down or not allowing access to various public services, government offices, private businesses, restaurants, schools, museums, and professional soccer matches.

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  • 9. 

    Write in the part of speech of the underlined word in the following paragraph.  Choose between noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, conjunction, preposition, adjective, and interjection. In a nationally televised speech Wednesday night, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said that, as of Friday, many public services would be closed through Tuesday, encompassing a long holiday weekend. Most government offices and many private businesses will be ordered closed, restaurants, schools and museums will remain shuttered, and spectators will be barred from all professional soccer matches.

    Correct Answer
    preposition
    Explanation
    The word "through" in the sentence is functioning as a preposition. It is used to indicate the duration of time during which the public services will be closed, from Friday to Tuesday.

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  • 10. 

    Choose the sentence that is correct.

    • A.

      You should stay home until you get your household chores finished.

    • B.

      You should stay home, until you get your household chores finished.

    • C.

      You should stay home until, you get your household chores finished.

    • D.

      You should stay home; until, you get your household chores finished.

    Correct Answer
    A. You should stay home until you get your household chores finished.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "You should stay home until you get your household chores finished." This sentence is grammatically correct because it uses the conjunction "until" to connect the two clauses, indicating that the person should stay home until they finish their household chores.

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  • 11. 

    Choose the sentence that is correct.

    • A.

      Before Victor was a firefighter he studied Russian Literature and he lived in China.

    • B.

      Before Victor was a firefighter, he studied Russian Literature and he lived in China.

    • C.

      Before Victor was a firefighter he studied Russian Literature, and he lived in China.

    • D.

      Before Victor was a firefighter, he studied Russian Literature, and he lived in China.

    Correct Answer
    D. Before Victor was a firefighter, he studied Russian Literature, and he lived in China.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Before Victor was a firefighter, he studied Russian Literature, and he lived in China." This answer is correct because it uses correct punctuation by including a comma before the coordinating conjunction "and" to separate the two independent clauses in the sentence.

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  • 12. 

    Choose the sentence that is correct.

    • A.

      Abner has dark, curly hair but he is starting to get bald.

    • B.

      Abner has dark, curly hair, but he is starting to get bald.

    • C.

      Abner has dark, curly hair but, he is starting to get bald.

    • D.

      Abner has dark, cury hair, he is starting to get bald.

    Correct Answer
    B. Abner has dark, curly hair, but he is starting to get bald.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Abner has dark, curly hair, but he is starting to get bald." The sentence correctly uses a comma before the coordinating conjunction "but" to separate two independent clauses.

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  • 13. 

    Choose the sentence that is correct.

    • A.

      While Rome burned Nero played the fiddle.

    • B.

      While Rome burned Nero, played the fiddle.

    • C.

      While Rome burned, Nero played the fiddle.

    • D.

      Played the fiddle while Rome burned.

    Correct Answer
    C. While Rome burned, Nero played the fiddle.
    Explanation
    The correct sentence is "While Rome burned, Nero played the fiddle." This sentence correctly uses commas to separate the dependent clause "While Rome burned" from the independent clause "Nero played the fiddle." The placement of the comma after "Rome burned" indicates that the action of playing the fiddle is happening during the time that Rome is burning.

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  • 14. 

    Choose the sentence that is correct.

    • A.

      The tax collector checked my tax papers while I sat there and sweated.

    • B.

      The tax collector checked my tax papers, while I sat there and sweated.

    • C.

      The tax collector checked my tax papers while I sat there, and sweated.

    • D.

      The tax collector checked my tax papers, while I sat there, and sweated.

    Correct Answer
    A. The tax collector checked my tax papers while I sat there and sweated.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The tax collector checked my tax papers while I sat there and sweated." This sentence is correct because it uses a coordinating conjunction "and" to join the verbs "sat" and "sweated," indicating that both actions were happening simultaneously. The other options either have unnecessary commas or incorrectly separate the verbs with a comma, which would imply that the actions were not happening at the same time.

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  • 15. 

    Choose the sentence is correct.

    • A.

      Because Paula was born in Europe she can speak three languages and is familiar with European customs.

    • B.

      Because Paula was born in Europe, she can speak three languages and is familiar with European customs.

    • C.

      Because Paula was born in Europe she can speak three languages, and is familiar with European customs.

    • D.

      Because Paula was born in Europe, she can speak three languages, and is familiar with European customs.

    Correct Answer
    B. Because Paula was born in Europe, she can speak three languages and is familiar with European customs.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Because Paula was born in Europe, she can speak three languages and is familiar with European customs." This answer is correct because it includes the necessary punctuation of a comma before and after the phrase "she can speak three languages" to separate it from the rest of the sentence. Additionally, it uses a comma before the coordinating conjunction "and" to connect the two independent clauses "she can speak three languages" and "is familiar with European customs."

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  • 16. 

    Choose the sentence that is correct.

    • A.

      The girls ran up the path and over the hill.

    • B.

      The girls ran up the path, and over the hill.

    • C.

      The girls, ran up the path, and over the hill.

    • D.

      The girls ran, up the path, and over the hill.

    Correct Answer
    A. The girls ran up the path and over the hill.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The girls ran up the path and over the hill." This sentence is grammatically correct because it uses proper punctuation and does not have any unnecessary commas. The phrase "ran up the path and over the hill" is a complete and coherent thought, and there is no need to separate it with commas.

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  • 17. 

    Choose the sentence that is correct.

    • A.

      Derek wanted a ferocious pit bull terrier to scare off burglars but his apartment complex did not allow dogs.

    • B.

      Derek wanted a ferocious pit bull terrier to scare off burglars, but his apartment complex did not allow dogs.

    • C.

      Derek wanted a ferocious pit bull terrier to scare off burglars but, his apartment complex did not allow dogs.

    • D.

      Derek wanted a ferocious pit bull terrier, to scare off burglars, but his apartment complex did not allow dogs.

    Correct Answer
    B. Derek wanted a ferocious pit bull terrier to scare off burglars, but his apartment complex did not allow dogs.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Derek wanted a ferocious pit bull terrier to scare off burglars, but his apartment complex did not allow dogs." This sentence is grammatically correct because it uses the coordinating conjunction "but" to join two independent clauses. The sentence also maintains parallel structure by placing the infinitive phrase "to scare off burglars" directly after the noun phrase "a ferocious pit bull terrier."

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  • 18. 

    Choose the sentence that is correct.

    • A.

      After Amy listened to her boyfriend Steve brag about his mother’s chili for weeks Amy anticipated the first delicious spoonful.

    • B.

      After Amy listened to her boyfriend Steve, brag about his mother’s chili for weeks Amy anticipated the first delicious spoonful.

    • C.

      After Amy listened to her boyfriend Steve brag about his mother’s chili, for weeks Amy anticipated the first delicious spoonful.

    • D.

      After Amy listened to her boyfriend Steve, brag about his mother’s chili,for weeks Amy anticipated the first delicious spoonful.

    Correct Answer
    C. After Amy listened to her boyfriend Steve brag about his mother’s chili, for weeks Amy anticipated the first delicious spoonful.
  • 19. 

    Choose the sentence that is correct.

    • A.

      When Javier was supposed to be in trigonometry he was instead flirting with pretty girls in the cafeteria.

    • B.

      When Javier was supposed to be in trigonometry he was instead, flirting with pretty girls in the cafeteria.

    • C.

      When Javier was supposed to be, in trigonometry, he was instead flirting with pretty girls in the cafeteria.

    • D.

      When Javier was supposed to be in trigonometry, he was instead flirting with pretty girls in the cafeteria.

    Correct Answer
    D. When Javier was supposed to be in trigonometry, he was instead flirting with pretty girls in the cafeteria.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "When Javier was supposed to be in trigonometry, he was instead flirting with pretty girls in the cafeteria." This sentence is grammatically correct because it uses a comma to separate the dependent clause "When Javier was supposed to be in trigonometry" from the independent clause "he was instead flirting with pretty girls in the cafeteria." This punctuation helps to clarify the meaning of the sentence and make it easier to understand.

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