Grammar Pretest

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Identify the Parts of Speech
Choose the answer option that identifies the UPPER CASED word or words in the sentence.
John Stuart Mill was an oldest SON.
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Identify the Parts of Speech
Choose the answer option that identifies the UPPER CASED word or words in the sentence.
His father was his ONLY teacher.
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Identify the Parts of Speech
Choose the answer option that identifies the UPPER CASED word or words in the sentence.
HE learned Greek before he was eight years old.
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Identify the Parts of Speech
Choose the answer option that identifies the UPPER CASED word or words in the sentence.
“I might not have enough hours FOR practice.”
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Classifying Sentences
Choose the answer option that identifies the structure of the sentence.
She fills the cavity with cement, and the cement hardens into the shape of the roots.
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Classifying Sentences
Choose the answer option that identifies the structure of the sentence
They also study the gardens shown in paintings that decorated many houses of Pompeii.
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Classifying Sentences
Choose the answer option that identifies the structure of the sentence.
The sudden loss saddens Jack.
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Classifying Sentences
Choose the answer option that identifies the structure of the sentence

These paintings can suddenly disintegrate if they are exposed to rain, and some have been lost.
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Identify the Prepositional Phrase
Choose the answer option that identifies the prepositional phrase or phrases in the sentence.
The tires and gears on his bike were brand-new.
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Identify the Prepositional Phrase
Choose the answer option that identifies the prepositional phrase or phrases in the sentence.

The owner of the bike shop had given Hector’s ten-speed a complete tuneup.
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Identifying Independent Clauses and Dependent (Subordinate) Clauses
Choose the answer option that classifies the UPPER CASED clause in each sentence as either an independent clause or a dependent (subordinate) clause.

Irving Berlin, WHO IMMIGRATED TO THE UNITED STATES FROM RUSSIA, became a great composer.
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1 point
Identifying Independent Clauses and Dependent (Subordinate) Clauses
Choose the answer option that classifies the UPPER CASED clause in each sentence as either an independent clause or a dependent (subordinate) clause.
I remembered THAT I LOCKED THE APARTMENT THIS MORNING.
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1 point
Identifying Independent Clauses and Dependent (Subordinate) Clauses
Choose the answer option that classifies the UPPER CASED clause in each sentence as either an independent clause or a dependent (subordinate) clause.
IT IS AN IMPORTANT NUMBER SYSTEM TO KNOW because it is used by computers.
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1 point
Identifying Independent Clauses and Dependent (Subordinate) Clauses
Choose the answer option that classifies the UPPER CASED clause in each sentence as either an independent clause or a dependent (subordinate) clause.
PLEASE BRING ME THE PITCHER OF JUICE that is in the fridge.
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Identifying Independent Clauses and Dependent (Subordinate) Clauses
Choose the answer option that classifies the UPPER CASED clause in each sentence as either an independent clause or a dependent (subordinate) clause The concert THAT WE ATTENDED LAST NIGHT was excellent.
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1 point
Classifying Dependent (Subordinate) Clauses
Choose the answer option that identifies the kind of dependent (subordinate) clause that is UPPER CASED in each sentence.

WHETHER TOSHIO INTENDS TO RUN AGAIN FOR THE STUDENT SENATE is a secret.
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1 point
Classifying Dependent (Subordinate) Clauses
Choose the answer option that identifies the kind of dependent (subordinate) clause that is UPPER CASED in each sentence.
Flying squirrels, WHICH GLIDE RATHER THAN FLAP THEIR ARMS, are an impressive sight.
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Classifying Dependent (Subordinate) Clauses
Choose the answer option that identifies the kind of dependent (subordinate) clause that is UPPER CASED in each sentence.
WHEN MOM GOES ON AN EMERGENCY CALL, Anjan helps me cook dinner.
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Classifying Dependent (Subordinate) Clauses
Choose the answer option that identifies the kind of dependent (subordinate) clause that is UPPER CASED in each sentence.
I thought THAT I SHOULD COLLECT THE WOOD FOR THE FIRE.
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1 point
Identify the Correct Subject-Verb and Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Choose the answer option that best completes the sentence.

The least expensive bottles _____ have famous names on them.
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1 point
Identify the Correct Subject-Verb and Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Choose the answer option that best completes the sentence.

Who _____ the first settlers in this area?
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1 point
Identify the Correct Subject-Verb and Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Choose the answer option that best completes the sentence.

The frog and the rat _____ made of carved wood.
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1 point
Identify the Correct Subject-Verb and Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Choose the answer option that best completes the sentence.
Some of the nails _____ on the bottom shelf.
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1 point
Identify the Correct Subject-Verb and Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Choose the answer option that best completes the sentence.
Neither Luna nor Aretha _____ in Spanish as well as I do.
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Identify the Correct Subject-Verb and Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Choose the answer option that best completes the sentence.
Many a decision _____ been made in haste.
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Identify the Correct Subject-Verb and Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Choose the answer option that best completes the sentence.
Paco and Larry have _____ models on display.
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Identify the Correct Subject-Verb and Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Choose the answer option that best completes the sentence.
Each of the women raised _____ hand to vote.
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Identify the Correct Subject-Verb and Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Choose the answer option that best completes the sentence.
Either he or they _____ guilty.
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Identify the Correct Subject-Verb and Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Choose the answer option that best completes the sentence.
Economics _____ an interesting class.
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Identify the Correct Pronoun
Choose the answer option that identifies the pronoun form that correctly completes each of the following sentences.
Lila sent both Josh and _____ an invitation.
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Identify the Correct Pronoun Choose the answer option that identifies the pronoun form that correctly completes each of the following sentences.
_____ Japanese eat fish at many meals.
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Identify the Correct Pronoun Choose the answer option that identifies the pronoun form that correctly completes each of the following sentences.
He saw _____ and _____ at the game.
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Identify the Correct Pronoun Choose the answer option that identifies the pronoun form that correctly completes each of the following sentences.
Shannon explained _____ wove each rug.
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Identify the Correct Usage of the Word
Choose the answer option that identifies the correct word or words to complete each of the following sentences.
My mother has _____ the bricks down in a circular pattern.
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1 point
Identify the Correct Usage of the Word Choose the answer option that identifies the correct word or words to complete each of the following sentences.
The whole family has _____ early so we can go to the silver fair in Taxco.
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1 point
Identify the Correct Usage of the Word Choose the answer option that identifies the correct word or words to complete each of the following sentences.
Hakeem spent _____ money at the market because he clipped coupons.
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Identify the Correct Usage of the Word Choose the answer option that identifies the correct word or words to complete each of the following sentences.
My aunt Lucy walks a long _____ from her apartment to work.
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Identify the Correct Usage of the Word Choose the answer option that identifies the correct word or words to complete each of the following sentences.
Exercising has a positive _____ on my energy level.
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Identify the Correct Capitalization
Choose the sentence in which all words are correctly capitalized.
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Identify the Correct Capitalization
Choose the sentence in which all words are correctly capitalized.

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Choose the answer option that is correctly capitalized.
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1 point
Choose the answer option that is correctly capitalized.
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Identify the Correct Use of Punctuation
Read each sentence, and decide which answer option is punctuated correctly with commas, semicolons, and colons.
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Identify the Correct Use of Punctuation
Read each sentence, and decide which answer option is punctuated correctly with commas, semicolons, and colons.

There were many layoffs in the following industries, transportation, manufacturing, and real estate.
There were many layoffs in the following industries: transportation manufacturing, and real estate.
There were many layoffs in the following industries: transportation, manufacturing, and real estate.
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1 point
Identify the Correct Use of Punctuation
Read each sentence, and decide which answer option is punctuated correctly with commas, semicolons, and colons.
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1 point
Identify the Correct Use of Punctuation
Read each sentence, and decide which answer option is punctuated correctly with commas, semicolons, and colons.
47.
1 point
Read each sentence, and decide which answer option is punctuated correctly with commas, semicolons, and colons.
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1 point
Read each sentence, and decide which answer option is punctuated correctly with commas, semicolons, and colons.
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1 point
Read each sentence, and decide which answer option is punctuated correctly with commas, semicolons, and colons.
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1 point
Read each sentence, and decide which answer option is punctuated correctly with commas, semicolons, and colons.