|Quiz on Sentence Body Parts: Part One||
In a question for which more than one response is correct, you must select the option that indicates which responses are correct.
With some incorrect responses, you will be asked to click on an icon for an explanation, in sound. These should work if your browser and computer are configured to download and play .au files, although you will want a fast connection to the internet. If you are in a laboratory environment, please wear headphones so you won't annoy your neighbor.
1. There are four possible answers to this question.
Click on the word or phrase that is the simple subject in sentence one.a. There2. Running through the park after dark can be very dangerous.
What is the subject of this sentence?a. Running3. After she had purchased all her Christmas gifts, Juliza felt much better about the upcoming holidays.
d. Running through the park after dark
e. either (a) or (d) above
How would you describe "After she had purchased all her Christmas gifts"?a. an introductory adverb clause4. His hair greased down and his comb sticking out of his back pocket, Jerzi looked like a rock star out of the early 50s.
b. a dangling participle
c. a misplaced modifer
d. an adjective clause
e. a tasteful infraction
How would you describe "His hair greased down and his comb sticking out of his back pocket"?a. an introductory adverb clause5. My mother-in-law, who just moved into a retirement community, recently retired as Mayor of Middleburg.
b. a prepositional phrase
c. an absolute phrase
d. a dependent clause modifying Jerzi
e. an idiom
How would you describe "who just moved into a retirement community"?a. an adjective clause modifying "mother-in-law"6. Laughter is the best medicine.
b. an absolute phrase
c. a parenthetical element
d. an adverb clause
e. both (a) and (c)
What term describes the word "laughter"?a. a collective noun7. For three months now, he's been learning to bunt his way onto first base.
b. a mass noun
c. a count noun
d. a proper noun
e. a supernomial
How would you describe "to bunt his way onto first base"?a. an absolute phrase
b. the indirect object of this sentence
c. a reflexive pronoun
d. an infinitive phrase acting as the object of this sentence
e. both (b) and (d)
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