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Verb & Noun Usage in Writing Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Deciding whether the verb should be singular or plural in 'either/or' and 'neither/nor' sentence structures depends on whether:

Question 2 2. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 3 3. Modal helping verbs, or modal auxiliaries, don't change according to the _________ of a sentence.

Question 4 4. Helping verbs make verbs more _________ by adding degrees of meanings to the verbs.

Question 5 5. Verb tenses indicate what?

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Question 6 6.

Correct the following sentence:

Lincoln became president in 1861. Many Americans think he is the greatest president ever.

Question 7 7.

Find the main verb in this sentence:

Kaitlyn brushed her teeth and combed her hair before school.

Question 8 8. What is the purpose of a main verb?

Question 9 9.

Choose the past perfect tense form of the verb to finish that would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence:

I _____ three loads of laundry by the time I had to leave.

Question 10 10.

Identify which verb in the following sentences represents an erroneous shift in verb tense.

I started working when I was sixteen. My first job was at a car wash, where I worked at the cash register. Meeting my coworkers is the best part of the job. I made a lot of good friends at that job.

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Question 11 11. Select the verb that correctly completes the following sentence: My sister or my best friend _____ going to be the maid-of-honor at my wedding.

Question 12 12. Singular verbs in the third-person point of view end with:

Question 13 13. Which phrase correctly shows that John Velasquez owns a cabin?

Question 14 14. Which phrase correctly shows that several girls have jackets?

Question 15 15.

Identify the auxiliary/helping verb(s) in the following sentence.

After my trip, I will have been to five different countries.

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Question 16 16.

What type of verb is looked in the following sentence?

The new bride looked very happy.

Question 17 17. To make the word key plural, you must

Question 18 18. Which noun requires that you add es to the end (and do nothing else) to make it plural?

Question 19 19. When a sentence has two or more verbs...

Question 20 20. Identify what is wrong with the following sentence: 'We swam in the ocean, then our wet clothes were dried out by the hot sun.'

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Question 21 21. An imperative sentence...

Question 22 22. Which type of mood is most rarely used and can suggest something hypothetical?

Question 23 23.

Consider this sentence:

Alvin studied for his test after going swimming.

Which of the following words from the above sentence is a noun?

Question 24 24. Which of the following words is a common noun identifying a person?

Question 25 25. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

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Question 26 26. Identify the helping verb in the following sentence: 'Jane has passed three tests in order to get her license.'

Question 27 27. Verbs are words that indicate what?

Question 28 28.

Find the main verb in this sentence:

Elsie waited for her mom.

Question 29 29.

Which tense is the verb will have finished in the following sentence?

I will have finished my homework by the time my roommate gets home.

Question 30 30. Which verb correctly completes this sentence? The pile of papers _____ on the desk where I left it.

Verb & Noun Usage in Writing Chapter Exam Instructions

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