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Syntax Instructional Methods Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following sentences is written correctly?

Question 2 2.

What is a problem with the following sentence?

Looking for his favorite pair of glasses.

Question 3 3.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

Most of the movies I like don't have a lot of explosions, sometimes I like horror movies though.

Question 4 4.

Which of the choices is an INCORRECT way to fix the following sentence?

Jones is a terrific agent she is the best marksman we have.

Question 5 5.

Which word or words in the following sentence make up the complete predicate?

My biology teacher announced the date of the next test.

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Question 6 6.

Which word or words in the following sentence make up the complete subject?

Jane is working on her science project today.

Question 7 7.

Which word or words in the following sentence make up the complete predicate?

My younger brother ran his first marathon yesterday.

Question 8 8.

Which pronoun could correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

The kids you're looking for are _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following sentences has multiple subjects?

Question 10 10.

Identify the subject(s) of the following sentence:

He didn't know the mob boss paid off the cop.

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Question 11 11.

Identify the verb or verbs in the following sentence:

She poured a drink for herself and took a very long sip.

Question 12 12.

Identify the verb or verbs in the following sentence:

The brazen criminal shot his way through the police barricade.

Question 13 13. What is the most important strategy for teaching syntax?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a suggested strategy for teaching syntax to ESOL learners?

Question 15 15. When correcting an ESOL learner's syntax, how should it be done?

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Question 16 16. Why do ESOL learners need syntax instruction?

Question 17 17. The rules that govern both written and spoken language is _____.

Question 18 18. The positioning of words in a sentence is called _____.

Question 19 19. In the simplest of terms, syntax is _____.

Question 20 20. The process of figuring out the meaning of unknown words using syntax is _____.

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Question 21 21. Which is not an example of inverted word order?

Question 22 22. Which sentence has normal word order?

Question 23 23. The sentence, 'In the shadows creep scary ghosts,' is an example of what kind of inverted word order situation?

Question 24 24. Which sentence has inverted word order?

Question 25 25.

'Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.' - John Lennon

In this famous quote, which choice best describes the first part of the sentence, 'Life is what happens'?

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Question 26 26.

'Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.' - Muhammad Ali

In this famous quote, which choice best describes the second part of the sentence 'when you can't think of a good answer?'

Question 27 27.

'Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.' - Martin Luther King Jr.

Which of the following choices best describes this famous quote?

Question 28 28.

'Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.' - H.G. Wells

What type of sentence is this famous quote?

Question 29 29.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

Clint didn't talk much he just stared you down with cold, dead eyes.

Question 30 30.

Which word or words in the following sentence make up the simple subject?

The new English teacher was thoroughly prepared for class.

Syntax Instructional Methods Chapter Exam Instructions

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