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C umulative Review
Quiz 2-41
Prompt:To this point in Module 2 we have considered the simple and complete predicate, the simple and complete subject, the appositive, the clause, the independent clause as a simple sentence, dependent clauses used as nouns, adjectives, and adverbs, the complex sentence, the compound sentence, and the compound-complex sentence.
Directions:Read each question below and do as directed. There are seventy-four questions.
1-6:Click to select the complete predicate in the following sentences.
1.The complete predicate in most sentences consists of the verb and all other words following the verb.
2.The task is to locate the verb and to select the complete predicate.
3.We shall study all the items found in the complete predicate.
4.At the beginning of the sentence, adverbial phrases change the normal sentence pattern.
5.A prepositional phrase may be part of the complete predicate.
6.Certainly, we can quickly identify the complete predicate of this sentence.
7-13:Click to select the simple predicate in the following sentences.
7.The simple predicate is the verb or verb phrase of the sentence.
8.In this sentence: "The rainstorm ended this morning."
9.The simple predicate can be considered the sentence engine.
10.The simple predicate may be an action verb.
11.Usually, the simple predicate follows the simple subject.
12.Certainly, everything in a sentence is predicated on the verb, the simple predicate of the sentence.
13.Within each sentence, the simple subject of the sentence may be determined from the simple predicate.
14-18:Click to select the complete subject in the following sentences.
14.The complete subject of a sentence is usually all the words before the simple predicate.
15.The simple subject within a sentence is more difficult to determine.
16.The simple subject in sentences may be one word, a phrase, or a clause.
17.The simple subject of a sentence is a noun or a pronoun.
18.In questions 14-18 above, the simple subject is the word "subject."
19-23:Click to select the simple subject in the following sentences.
19.A student of English grammar must be able to identify the simple subject of a sentence.
20.I am able to identify the simple subject of a sentence.
21.The simple subjects of action verbs are the easiest to find in sentences.
22.Nouns in front of the simple predicate usually functon as the simple subject of the sentence.
23.Subject pronouns such as we, she, he, and they may be used as the simple subject of a sentence.
24-28:Click to select all appositives in the following sentences.
24.English grammar, the study of how the language works, is important for a student to know.
25.The English sentence is predicated on the simple predicate, the most important word or phrase in a sentence.
26.The best reference book on English grammar, the dictionary, is a useful tool for the grammarian.
27.Abraham Lincoln, signer of the Emancipation Proclamation, was assassinated while in office.
28.The author of America's Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, died on the fourth of July.
29-34:Below are six groups of words and phrases. Click to select below each group whether the group is a clause or is no clause.
29.Since I enjoy writing ...
(a clause) (no clause)
30.On my desk in the den ...
(a clause) (no clause)
31.The English sentence is a wondrous thing ...
(a clause) (no clause)
32.When I learned to read ...
(a clause) (no clause)
33.Writing with quills as a pen ...
(a clause) (no clause)
34.Because we know English grammar ...
(a clause) (no clause)
35-42:Below are eight clauses. Click to select below each clause whether the clause is an independent clause or a dependent clause.
35.A clause is the largest part of the English sentence ...
(independent clause) (dependent clause)
36.A clause has a simple subject and a simple predicate ...
(independent clause) (dependent clause)
37.When a clause is used ...
(independent clause) (dependent clause)
38.Since clauses are used as adjectives, adverbs, and nouns ...
(independent clause) (dependent clause)
39.Independent clauses can stand alone as a complete thought ...
(independent clause) (dependent clause)
40.Because dependent clauses cannot stand alone as a sentence ...
(independent clause) (dependent clause)
41.Every complex sentence has a dependent clause ...
(independent clause) (dependent clause)
42.Compound sentences have two or more independent clauses ...
(independent clause) (dependent clause)
43-62:Below are listed ten complex sentences. Do the following: 1) click to select the dependent clause in each sentence, and 2) click to select below each sentence whether the dependent clause in the prior sentence is used as an adverbial clause, adjective clause, or as a noun clause.
43.Those clauses that are used as adjectives follow the noun they modify.
44.(adverbial clause) (adjective clause) (noun clause)
45.Since adverbial clauses may be found anywhere in the sentence, adverbial clauses tend to modify the meaning of the entire independent clause.
46.(adverbial clause) (adjective clause) (noun clause)
47.That a clause may be used as a noun is a difficult concept to learn.
48.(adverbial clause) (adjective clause) (noun clause)
49.What this text attempts to teach is important to the author.
50.(adverbial clause) (adjective clause) (noun clause)
51.Whoever learns these lessons well will be greatly rewarded.
52.(adverbial clause) (adjective clause) (noun clause)
53.So that a student may be successful, the lessons are carefully prepared.
54.(adverbial clause) (adjective clause) (noun clause)
55.I would encourage a student to work hard because learning is important to future success.
56.(adverbial clause) (adjective clause) (noun clause)
57.The dependent clause, which is the subject of this review, is a complex subject.
58.(adverbial clause) (adjective clause) (noun clause)
59.A sentence must have an independent clause and a dependent clause before the sentence is a complex sentence.
60.(adverbial clause) (adjective clause) (noun clause)
61.When two independent clauses are joined by appropriate connectors, the sentence is a compound sentence.
62.(adverbial clause) (adjective clause) (noun clause)
63-74:Below are listed twelve sentences. Click to select below each sentence whether the sentence is a simple, complex, compound or a compound-complex sentence.
63.A simple sentence has a subject and a verb, and the sentence can stand alone as a complete sentence.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
64.When one writes a sentence, one should be careful to avoid sentence fragments.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
65.A sentence fragment, which may be merely a phrase, cannot stand alone as a sentence.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
66.The person who writes well will have many opportunities in life.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
67.Writing and speaking are important skills for the student.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
68.When a person writes to communicate ideas, a person should write in clear sentences, and a person should vary the length and structure of the sentences.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
69.Sentences should not always be complex sentences.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
70.Variety is the spice of life, and the simple sentence can be very forceful and direct.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
71.I like that idea!
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
72.What I learn is what I take with me the rest of my life.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
73.I am learning grammar so that I may know the patterns and the structure of the English language.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
74.When I know how to make the words behave, I have greater confidence in my ability to communicate, and I write and speak with greater clarity.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)