Wshs - Appositives And Verbals Posted On 9.16.11

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WSHS Appositives & Verbals Quiz 9. 15--9. 18. 11 (until Sunday 11:45 pm)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    APPOSITIVES:  In the following sentence, add an appositive. Remember, an appositive is  always a noun or pronoun that is placed next to another (2nd) noun or pronoun to identify \or give more information about the first noun. Retype the entire sentence with the addition of your one word appositive. Does the appositive need a comma? My friend mailed me a postcard from Madrid. 
  • 2. 
    APPOSITIVES:  In the following sentence, decide if a comma is needed around the appositive. First identify the appositive; then decide if it is essential to the understanding of the sentence.  If it is essential, there are no comma(s) is needed. Pitcher Tom Seaver won 311 major league games.
    • A. 

      No comma is needed; the appositive is essential

    • B. 

      A comma is needed; the appositive is NOT essential

  • 3. 
    APPOSITIVES: Identify the appositive be entering (typing)  the exact appositive in the space provided below. Be sure to spell carefully! Pitcher Tom Seaver won 311 major league games. 
  • 4. 
    APPOSITIVES:  Type the following sentence in the space below. Type it exactly as you see it. Decide if you need to add comma(s) to set off the appositve. Enter the comma(s) in the appropriate place(s), if needed. I can't find my notebook the one I use for history class.
  • 5. 
    APPOSITIVES:  Read the following sentence and decide if it is correctly punctuated. Mr. and Mrs. Miller, our neighbors for the past eight years, are moving to Dallas. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    GERUNDS:  Write the gerund phrase that acts as noun in the following sentence.  Be sure to enter  the text exactly, or you will miss this question. If punctuation is included, type it exactly as is, with no spaces either before OR after the phrase. In the 1400's, people in Italy and German began to enjoy fencing as a competitive sport.   
  • 7. 
    INFINITIVES:  True or False?:  Infinitives and infinitive phrases  are used as either nouns, adjectives, and adverbs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    HOMOPHONES:  Which word means to complete or to make whole?
    • A. 

      Compliment

    • B. 

      Complement

  • 9. 
    INFINITIVES:    True or False?   Infinitives are always preceded by the word 'to'.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    PHRASES: A phrase may have both a subject and a verb. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    CLAUSES:  A clause always has a subject and a verb. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
     A clause may be either dependent (is not a complete thought), or it may be independent ( is a complete thought).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    INFINITIVES:  Write the infinitive phrase in the following sentence.  Be sure to enter  the text exactly, or you will miss this question. If punctuation is included, type it exactly as is, with no spaces either before OR after the phrase. Over the years art lovers who have wanted to learn more about American painting have visited Reynolda House.  
  • 14. 
    In the following sentence, what part of speech does the infinitive act as?  Noun, adjective, or adverb? Over the years art lovers who have wanted to learn more about American painting have visited Reynolda House.
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Adverb

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