|Quiz on Sentence Body Parts: Part Two||
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. Dr. Pepinsky is the last of those professors who wears a tie in the classroom.
This sentence illustrates a problem ina. pronoun-antecedent agreement2. Tashonda wanted to calmly and deliberately and without prejudice make up her own mind.
d. subject-verb agreement
e. This sentence has no grammatical problems.
This sentence illustrates a problem referred to asa. inconsistency in tense3. The students knew that Professor Villa teaches molecular biology at the university.
b. subject-verb agreement
c. a split infinitive
d. sexist language
e. both (c) and (d)
This sentence illustrates a problem ina. pronoun-antecedent agreement4. Calixta gave her professor the best paper she had ever written.
b. a run-on sentence or fused sentence
c. verb tense consistency
d. squinting modifier
e. both (a) and (b) above
In this sentence, "her professor" isa. the indirect object5. After the invention of television, small movie theaters began closing down.
b. the direct object
c. a predicate noun
d. an absolute phrase
The phrase "After the invention of television" could be described asa. an introductory adverbial clause6. Coach Espinoza met with her new recruits and tried to instill in them the drive to win that had characterized her teams in the past.
b. an absolute phrase
c. a prepositional phrase acting as an adjective
d. a cliché
e. a prepositional phrase acting as an adverb
We could categorize this sentece asa. a run-on sentence7. Young patients who are visited by their parents often get released earlier.
b. a compound-complex sentence
c. a complex sentence
d. a compound sentence
e. both (a) and (d)
We could describe this sentence asa. having a squinting modifier8. To know him is to love him.
b. being a run-on sentence
c. having a comma-splice
d. being a compound sentence
e. either (b) or (c)
The phrase "to know him" isa. the subject of this sentence
b. the predicate of this sentence
c. an infinitive phrase acting as a noun
d. both (a) and (c)
Guide to Grammar and Writing