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Study Questions: Chapter 14

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Nouns, adverbs, and adjectives are all parts of ________.
a) speech
b) text
c) typing
d) script

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2. ________ are the significant words in a sentence.
a) Clauses and phrases
b) Verbs and modifiers
c) Nouns and pronouns
d) Articles and determiners

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3. Relative pronouns introduce ________.
a) dependent clauses
b) independent clauses
c) dependent phrases
d) independent phrases

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4. Interrogative pronouns introduce ________.
a) individuals
b) people
c) questions
d) answers

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5. Linking verbs can connect subject and predicate in ________ ways.
a) seven
b) six
c) three
d) two

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6. Adjectives ________ nouns.
a) answer
b) modify
c) complement
d) question

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7. Main verbs express ________.
a) action
b) condition
c) state of being
d) All of the above

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8. The acronym FANBOYS refers to ________ conjunctions.
a) correlative
b) coordinating
c) subordinating
d) subjective

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9. Modals are a form of ________.
a) noun
b) verb
c) adjective
d) adverb

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10. A sentence fragment is ________.
a) an incomplete sentence
b) a fused sentence
c) a run-on sentence
d) All of the above

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Short Answer Questions

1. A ________ tells us something the subject is doing and what is being observed about it.

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2. Adjectives modify ________, while _______ modify verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.

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3. Prepositions join both nouns and ________ to a sentence and add information to the subject or predicate.

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4. A ________ sentence is formed by two or more independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction.

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5. By itself, an independent clause is equivalent to a ________ sentence.

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6. A ________ conjunction joins unequal units.

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7. A comma ________ is the joining of two complete clauses (sentences) with only a comma.

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8. When two complete sentences are joined without stopping, the result is a ________ sentence.

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9. Errors of combining include the comma ________ and the ________ sentence.

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10. An independent clause can stand alone as a ________.

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