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Standard American English Grammar & Usage Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT an irregular pluralization pattern?

Question 2 2. How are 'house' and 'mouse' different in their plural forms?

Question 3 3. 'Smafe' is a made up, irregular noun. What would be the most likely plural version of 'smafe?'

Question 4 4. Which of the following statements is true regarding irregular plural nouns?

Question 5 5. Which of these is an interjection that is independent of the main clause?

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Question 6 6. Which sentence BEST defines an interjection?

Question 7 7. Which of the following sentences is NOT true?

Question 8 8. Identify the statement that BEST describes how to choose an interjection for your ideas.

Question 9 9. Which of the following indicates that a verb should be singular?

Question 10 10. Deciding whether the verb should be singular or plural in 'either/or' and 'neither/nor' sentence structures depends on whether:

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Question 11 11. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 12 12.

In the following sentence, _____ is the subject noun and _____ is the verb.

'The two girls, as they stroll past the park, hear the faint sound of church bells chiming the hour.'

Question 13 13. Use the correct past tense of run: John _____ 10 kilometers last weekend.

Question 14 14. Which is the correct past tense of lay: The secretary _____ the papers on his desk.

Question 15 15. What is the normal form of verbs in the past tense?

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Question 16 16. Use the correct past tense of go: I _____ to the movies last night.

Question 17 17.

Identify the error in the following sentence:

The lawyers held private meetings with all of their clients.

Question 18 18.

Identify the error in the following sentence:

A good parent should take care of their children.

Question 19 19.

Which pronoun or pronouns would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

Any person who visits the park should clean up all of _____ trash.

Question 20 20.

Identify the error in the following sentence:

All government representatives must keep in contact with his or her constituents.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following sentences uses the perfect tense?

Question 22 22. Which of the following sentences uses the past perfect tense?

Question 23 23. What is verb tense?

Question 24 24. Which of the following statements best defines the future perfect tense?

Question 25 25. Which conjunction is used in pairs?

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Question 26 26. Identify the type of conjunction in the following sentence: If you leave the door open, the flies will get inside.

Question 27 27. Which of the following is an example of a subordinating conjunction?

Question 28 28. Identify the type of conjunction in the following sentence: Not only are you beautiful, but you are also intelligent.

Question 29 29. In which set are both nouns irregular, but following a different pluralization pattern?

Question 30 30. A writer cannot randomly choose an interjection. They must decide to use the interjection that best conveys the tone or mood they want to express. Which sentence uses an appropriate interjection?

Standard American English Grammar & Usage Chapter Exam Instructions

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