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Only A Straight-A Student Can Ace This Grammar Test

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  1. Which is the subordinate clause in this sentence?

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    As she was feeling tired,
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    Mary decided to take a nap.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The first part of the sentence is dependent on the second, which means "as she was feeling tired" is the subordinate clause.

  2. Is the following sentence a simple, compound, or complex sentence?

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    Simple
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Compound
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    Complex
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A compound sentence joins one or more major clauses with a conjunction. Here the two independent major clauses are joined by the word "so".

  3. Is this sentence grammatically correct?

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    Yes
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    No
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    “Fewer” is for items you can count individually, while “less” is for things you cannot.

  4. Is this sentence grammatically correct?

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    Yes
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    No
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It should be “would have”, not “would of”.

  5. Is this a concrete or an abstract noun?

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    Concrete
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    Incorrect
    Abstract
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Hate" is an abstract noun, since it’s a concept that can only be perceived as an idea.

  6. Which of these is not a preposition?

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    Correct
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    Correct
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    Correct
    Incorrect
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Finally" is an adverb.

  7. Which word is the subject in this sentence?

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    Kevin
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    eats
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    bacon
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Kevin is the subject because he is the person doing something.

  8. Finally, what is a homophone?

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    Two or more words that mean exactly the same or nearly the same as each other.
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    Two or more words that have the same pronunciation and spelling, but have different meanings.
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    Two or more words that have the same pronunciation but have different meanings.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The first two answers refer to a synonym and a homonym.

 
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