Sentence Parts, Phrases, And Misplaced And Dangling Modifiers

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Phrase Quizzes & Trivia

Objective: To recognize prepositional, appositive phrases, participial phrases, gerund phrases, and infinitive phrases, and use them in writing. To recognize and correct misplaced and dangling modifiers. Review the parts of a sentence.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Read the question below. Select T for True and F for False on the line provided.A sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought. The four types of sentences are declarative, imperative, exclamatory, and interrogative.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The complete subject of a sentence is the noun plus any modifiers.The complete predicate of a sentence is the verb and any objects or complements.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Sentences can contain objects and complements. The direct object and indirect object follows an action verb and complements such as predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives follow object complements.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Subjects can not be inverted in sentences.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Read the sentences below.  Identify each sentence below as DEC for declarative, INT for interrogative, IMP for imperative, or EXC for exclamatory. Add the proper punctuation mark at the end of each sentence.Where is the baseball hall of fame
    • A. 

      Interrogative, .

    • B. 

      Imperative, .

    • C. 

      Declarative, .

    • D. 

      Interrogative, ?

  • 6. 
    In Greek mythology, Mercury was the messenger of the gods
    • A. 

      Declarative, !

    • B. 

      Imperative, .

    • C. 

      Declarative, .

    • D. 

      Interrogative, ?

  • 7. 
    Look in the card catalog for a book on Amelia Earhart
    • A. 

      Imperative, !

    • B. 

      Imperative, .

    • C. 

      Exclamatory, !

    • D. 

      Interrogative. ?

  • 8. 
    How exciting it is to watch trapez artists
    • A. 

      Exclamatory, !

    • B. 

      Declarative, .

    • C. 

      Imperative, .

    • D. 

      Imperative, !

  • 9. 
    Imagine what it would be like to fly in outer space
    • A. 

      Exclamatory, !

    • B. 

      Imperative, .

    • C. 

      Declarative, .

    • D. 

      Interrogative, .

  • 10. 
    In the following sentences write the simple subject. If the subject is You write the word YOUWrite home as soon as possible.
  • 11. 
    There is an exhibit of Ray's photography at the bank.
  • 12. 
    In the following sentences, identify the simple predicate. Does Francine play tennis on the school team?
  • 13. 
    Here are the tickets to the concert.
  • 14. 
    On the front door, hung a large wreath.
  • 15. 
    In each of the following sentences, identify the underlined word as a predicate nominative, predicate adjective, direct object, indirect object or object complement.Hurricanes are especially dangerous storms.
    • A. 

      Predicate adjective

    • B. 

      Predicate nominative

    • C. 

      Direct object

    • D. 

      Indirect object

  • 16. 
    Mrs. Dees is a teacher at The Calhoun High School
    • A. 

      Predicate nominative

    • B. 

      Predicate adjective

    • C. 

      Indirect object

    • D. 

      Object complement

  • 17. 
    Here earings are very beautiful, but she did not spend a lot of money to purchase them.
    • A. 

      Predicate adjective

    • B. 

      Predicate nominative

    • C. 

      Direct object

    • D. 

      Indirect object

  • 18. 
    Michelle gave Micheal a new motorcycle for his 30th birthday
    • A. 

      Direct object

    • B. 

      Indirect object

    • C. 

      Predicate nominative

    • D. 

      Object complement

  • 19. 
    Freewill Babptist Church gave a "Back to School" block party in early August for all the students returning to school.
    • A. 

      Direct object

    • B. 

      Indirect object

    • C. 

      Predicate nominative

    • D. 

      Predicate adjective

  • 20. 
    Carl Lewis won four gold medals in the 1984 Summer Olympics.
    • A. 

      Indirect object

    • B. 

      Direct object

    • C. 

      Predicate nominative

    • D. 

      Predicate adjective

  • 21. 
    Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
    • A. 

      The chirping of the crickets kept us awake camping by the riverbank.

    • B. 

      Looking for a way out of the traffic jam, he spotted an open alley.

    • C. 

      Dedicated to completing the job on time, the rain didn't get enough sleep last night.

    • D. 

      Preparing for a career in medical research, biology and chemistry are his majors in college.

  • 22. 
    Choose the sentence that contains an error.
    • A. 

      Leaving the dinner dishes in the sink, we went out to a movie.

    • B. 

      Working on my paper until 1:00 am, I didn't get enough sleep last night.

    • C. 

      Throwing the baton high into the air, the majorette impressed the crowd.

    • D. 

      Speeding across the finish line, the sports announcer praised the race car driver.

  • 23. 
    Identify the type of phrase that is underlined in the sentence.Walking through the park, the paper was picked up by Molly.
    • A. 

      Participial phrase

    • B. 

      Gerund phrase

    • C. 

      Infinitive phrase

    • D. 

      Prepositional phrase

  • 24. 
    The mediator's suggestions appealed to both parties interested in a compromise.
    • A. 

      Prepositional phrase

    • B. 

      Participial phrase

    • C. 

      Gerund phrase

    • D. 

      Infinitive phrase

  • 25. 
    After trying for many years to locate my birth mother, I found her living in Tucson, Arizona.
    • A. 

      Prepositional phrase

    • B. 

      Participial phrase

    • C. 

      Gerund phrase

    • D. 

      Appositive

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