Quiz on Sentence Body Parts: Part Two [Logo]

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 in

a. pronoun-antecedent agreement
b. punctuation
c. spelling
d. subject-verb agreement
e. This sentence has no grammatical problems.
2. Tashonda wanted to calmly and deliberately and without prejudice make up her own mind.
This sentence illustrates a problem referred to as
a. inconsistency in tense
b. subject-verb agreement
c. a split infinitive
d. sexist language
e. both (c) and (d)
3. The students knew that Professor Villa teaches molecular biology at the university.
This sentence illustrates a problem in
a. pronoun-antecedent agreement
b. a run-on sentence or fused sentence
c. verb tense consistency
d. squinting modifier
e. both (a) and (b) above
4. Calixta gave her professor the best paper she had ever written.
In this sentence, "her professor" is
a. the indirect object
b. the direct object
c. a predicate noun
d. an absolute phrase
5. After the invention of television, small movie theaters began closing down.
The phrase "After the invention of television" could be described as
a. an introductory adverbial clause
b. an absolute phrase
c. a prepositional phrase acting as an adjective
d. a cliché
e. a prepositional phrase acting as an adverb
6. 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.
We could categorize this sentece as
a. a run-on sentence
b. a compound-complex sentence
c. a complex sentence
d. a compound sentence
e. both (a) and (d)
7. Young patients who are visited by their parents often get released earlier.
We could describe this sentence as
a. having a squinting modifier
b. being a run-on sentence
c. having a comma-splice
d. being a compound sentence
e. either (b) or (c)
8. To know him is to love him.
The phrase "to know him" is
a. the subject of this sentence
b. the predicate of this sentence
c. an infinitive phrase acting as a noun
d. both (a) and (c)

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