Grammar Test 2/18/13

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Grammar Test 2/18/13
2013-02-18 19:44:45
grammar test 18 13

grammer test 2/18/13
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  1. an instinctive feeling or knowledge about something that has happened or is going to happen.
  2. instinctive; known without the benefit of reason.
  3. these include: great, bad, wonderful, nice, terrible, fine, good, awful, and okay.
    overused adjectives
  4. sometimes a, an, and the are used unnecessarily
    unnecessary articles
  5. which is a correct sentence:
    - I called the both of them.
    - I called both of them.
    I called both of them.
  6. which is a correct sentence:
    - I like that kind of a person.
    - I like that kind of person.
    I like that kind of person.
  7. which is a correct sentence:
    - She is not that type of a teacher.
    - She is not that type of teacher.
    She is not that type of teacher.
  8. fearless
  9. a lack of courage
  10. a word that takes the place of a noun or a noun phrase.  often these are used so you don't have to use a noun over and over again.
  11. example of a pronoun.  Which sentence is correct:
    - Mr. Hurshee was eating Mr. Hurshee's breakfast on Mr. Hurshee's way to work.
    - Mr. Hurshee was eating his breakfast on his way to work.
    Mr. Hurshee was eating his breakfast on his way to work.
  12. the noun or noun phrase to which the pronoun refers is the _____________.
  13. example (what are the antecedents for the pronouns he and it):

    Andres kicked the ball, and he watched it fly over Wally's head.
    • Andres
    • ball
  14. List the antecedents:

    Yesterday Gus made tortillas.  He ate them for lunch today.
    • Gus
    • tortillas
  15. List the antecedents:

    Although she dislikes watching football, Jan reluctantly goes to the game.
  16. List the antecedents:

    They finished their essays.
  17. List the antecedents:

    After Dunlap and Shelby cut the flowers, they made a beautiful arrangement.
    • Dunlap
    • Shelby
  18. List the antecedents:

    Otis had the flu when he ran his first race.
  19. persistent; not giving up, as in a belief
  20. persistence or strong adherence.
  21. place a _________ after the greeting of a friendly letter

    Example: Dear Gloria,
  22. place a _________ after the closing of a letter

    Example: Sincerely yours,
  23. when you alphabetize a list of names, you use the _______ name first and the _________ name last.  Use a comma to separate the two
    • last
    • first

    Example:  Hair, Logan
  24. morally right
  25. not morally right
  26. these refer to people and things (and also places, if you think of a place as an "it")
    personal pronouns
  27. type of personal pronoun:

    is the speaker: I, me, mine, we, us, ours
    First person
  28. type of personal pronoun:

    is the person being spoken to: you, yours
    second person
  29. type of personal pronoun:

    is the person being spoken about: he, she, it, him, her, his, hers
    third person
  30. type of number pronoun:

    (one): I, me, mine, you, yours, he, him, his, she, her, hers, it
    singular pronouns
  31. type of number pronoun:

    (more than one) we, us ours, you, yours, they, them, theirs
    plural pronouns
  32. Case- just like nouns, pronouns appear in cases that tell how the pronoun is being used in a sentence.  They could either be uses as a:
    • subjects
    • objects, or
    • to show possession
  33. having high spirits
  34. high spirits
  35. regretful for an offense; sorry
  36. regret for an offense
  37. put the following (I / Erica) in the correct order:

    _____ and ______ were born in Alaska
    Erica and I
  38. put the following (they / we) in the correct order:

    Both _____ and ____ like the snow.
    they and we
  39. relevant, connected, or applicable
  40. not pertinent; unconnected
  41. remember when we speak we often pause between words; mot of the time this is due to a ___________.

  42. these begin a sentence, express the writer's attitude about what is being said, or give a request or command.
    introductory elements

    • examples:
    • - Yes, I stayed up too late last night
    • - On the other hand, I finished reading the story.
    • - Please remember, the story captivated me.
  43. appear in the middle of the sentence, interrupting the flow from the subject to verb or object.  It can be removed without changing the meaning of the sentence.
    Interrupting Elements

    • example:
    • - Deserts, it would seem, are home to many reptiles.
    • - Catch the bus, if you can, before noun.
  44. similar to introductory or interrupting elements except that they are added to the ends of sentences.

    • example:
    • - The key is under the mat, by the way.
    • - I am fine, thank you.
  45. the study of atmospheric conditions, especially relating to weather.
  46. the study of birds
  47. we use commas to separate words, phrases, or clauses in order to clarify meaning or to "make clear" the meaning of our sentences.

    Which is the correct sentence:
    - To Clark Kent was always a hero
    - To Clark, Kent was always a hero
    To Clark, Kent was always a hero
  48. which is the correct sentence:
    - Shortly after, the bell rang.
    - Shortly after the bell rang.
    Shortly after, the bell rang.
  49. sincere
  50. to pretend
  51. the study of human speech
  52. an authority in linguistics, or one who speaks several languages.
  53. passion and enthusiasm
  54. passionate and zealous
  55. pronouns are diagramed the same way you would diagram a noun.  Where the pronoun goes depends upon its usage.
    Which is the correct word:

    Kevin and (he, him) might play soccer.
  56. compound subject or object- when you have a compound subject or object, remove the first part of the compound and read the sentence again to select the correct pronoun.
    Which is the correct sentence:
    - Sam talks to my brother and me.
    - Sam talks to me.  - Sam talks to me.
    Sam talks to me.
  57. untroubled and peaceful
  58. tranquility and peace
  59. _____________________- Mine, yours, his, hers, ours and theirs are use to replace nouns and tell "whose".
    possessive pronouns

    • example:
    • - That's mine, not yours.
    • - His is green, and hers is yellow
  60. ________________- my, your, his, her, its, our and there are used to show possession.
    possessive adjectives

    • examples:
    • - Please don't put your feet on my desk.
    • Her dog is wagging its tail.
  61. wise
  62. wisdom
  63. _______- cannot stand by itself; called the subordinate clause; needs additional information to complete a thought.  The often do contain a subject and a predicate but have a word like "if" or "when" before them; if these words are removed, it often makes the clause a dependent clause.
    dependent clause

    • example:
    • If they feign illness.
  64. ___________- the main clause; expresses a complete thought
    Independent Clause

    • example:
    • Max studies ornithology
  65. ___________- these are used to introduce a dependent clause.  They can turn an independent clause into a dependent clause.
    subordinating conjunctions

    • some examples of common subordinating conjunctions:
    • after, because, so that, when, although, before, than, whenever, as even though
  66. using more words than are necessary; word or repetitious
  67. needless repetition
  68. use a comma to separate two or more ____________
    descriptive adjectives

    • example:
    • - they work at their neat, orderly desks
    • - The lively red finch chirps a greeting.
  69. able to be satisfied
  70. unable to be satisfied
  71. ______- two or more simple sentences joined by a connecting word such as and, or, or but.
    compound sentences

    • example:
    • - My aunt is an office manager, and she works in Detroit.
  72. ________- join two simple sentences to form a compound sentence.  They include: and, but, or nor, for, yet and so.
    coordinating conjunctions