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Which of the following lettered items is not a complete sentence?

(A) Please dream a little dream for me.
(B) Stop!
(C) That which you covet may one day be your millstone.
(D) That he contended was the superior product, which proved to be untrue.
D
Which of the following underlined items is not an adjective?
(A) the "smartest" student
(B) a "really" bright student
(C) the "tallest" building on the block
(D) a truly "principled" decision
(B) really
In the sentence, Who wrote "The Book of Love"?, what part of speech is who?

(A) conjunction
(B) noun
(C) pronoun
(D) interjection
(C) pronoun
Which of the following underlined nouns is also a gerund?

(A) the recently completed "building" is ready for inspection.
(B) a recently pruned "wisteria"
(C) "things" that go bump in the night
(D) "building" on your failures makes you stronger
(D) building on your failures makes you stronger
Which is the correct punctuation from the choices provided?

The stock market continued to decline today (A), (B); tradining exceeded 1000 million shares.
(B) trading exceeded 100 million shares.
The sentence, "She is an activist of the first rank" contains a/an

(A) linking
(B) intranstive
(C) transitive
(D) subjunctive mood verb
(A) linking
(A) Who's (B) Whose responsible for this mess?
(A) Who's
Which of the following setences is correctly puntuated?

(A) The firefighters battled back the flames on the ridge but a sudden windburst helped the blaze jump the fire higher.
(B) The firefighters battled back the flames on the ridge; but a sudden windburst helped blaze jump the fire lines.
(C) The firefighers battled back the flames on the ridge, but a sudden windburst helped the blaze jump the fire lines.
(C)
The witness

(A) who
(B) whom

police believe witnessed the assualt has disappeared.
(A) who
None of your theories

(A) makes
(B) make

sense.
(A) make
What

(a) affect
(b) effect

do you think this will have on the team?
(B) effect
In the sentence, "Morti appears ready for her new challenge." How would you classify the verb?

(A) linking
(B) transitive
(C) intransitive
(A) linking
"Acting on an anonymous phone call", police today captured arson suspect Toni Davis.

The quoted section is a

(a) verb
(b) subordinate clause
(c) gerund
(d) participial phrase
(d)
Neither the stadium budget nor the concession contracts

(A) has
(B) have

been reviewed by the city attorney.
(B)
Good news--the job is

(A) yours!
(B) your's!
(a)
(A) She
(B) Her

and I are determined to do well this term.
(A) She
Are you sure that she is smarter than

(A) he?
(B) him?
(A)
You won't find a beter editor than
(a) she.
(b) her.
(b)
This disscussion is going

(A) farhter
(B) further

than I intended.
B
The team's fortunes are definitely on the upswing,

(A) compared to
(B) compared with

its condition just two years ago.
B
In the sentence, However, I can't accept your argument, what part of speech is however?

(A) conjunction
(B) adverb
(C) preposition
(D) interection
B
How would you classify this sentence construction: I went to the mall, but my friends weren't there.

(A) simple
(B) compound
(C) complex
(D) fragment
(B)
How would you classify this sentence construction:

Trying with all his skills to surmount what appeared to be impossible obstacles.

(A) simple
(B) run-on
(C) compound-complex
(D) fragment
(D)
The team feels
(A) bad
(B) badly

about its overtime loss.
A
How do you think this loss will

(a) affect
(b) effect

the sportswriters?
(a)
Please select the incorrectly punctuated sentence:

(A) She is a highly-respected judge.
(B) This is one of those sentences that requires careful proofreading.
(C) Please announce this to your classes: All tests have been cancelled until further notice.
(D) It's a bitter Northwest wind taht has brought us this storm.
A
This bus

(a) that
(b) which

stops at this corner does not run on Sundays.
(a) that
(A) Its
(B) It's

not what you say but how you say it that matters in this forum.
B
Your attempt will fail

(A) , because
(B) because
(C) ; because

you don't have the support of rank and file.
B
The university is deeply interested in

(A) it's
(B) their
(C) its
(D) they're

alumni.
C
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) noticable
(b) judgment
(c) relavant
b
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) presumtous
(b) embarassed
(c) dillemma
all incorrect
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) corruption
(b) calender
(c) wierd
a
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) rarely
(b) rarety
(c) rarify
a
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) navigeble
(b) yeild
(c) irrevocable
c
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) accommodate
(b) accummulate
(c) reccommend
a
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) relavent
(b) antecedant
(c) superintendant
a
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) proceed
(b) preceed
(c) receed
a
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) consensus
(b) supercede
(c) definate
a
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) questionairre
(b) hankerchief
(c) excuseable
all incorrect
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) acceptible
(b) accumulate
(c) cancelation
b
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) accessable
(b) irresistable
(c) forcible
c
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) weird
(b) weild
(c) sheild
a
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) harrassment
(b) embarassment
(c) prevalance
all incorrect
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) siege
(b) sieze
(c) seive
A
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) noticable
(b) judgment
(c) relavant
b
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) presumtous
(b) embarassed
(c) dillemma
all incorrect
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) corruption
(b) calender
(c) wierd
a
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) rarely
(b) rarety
(c) rarify
a
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) navigeble
(b) yeild
(c) irrevocable
c
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) accommodate
(b) accummulate
(c) reccommend
a
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) relavent
(b) antecedant
(c) superintendant
a
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) proceed
(b) preceed
(c) receed
a
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) consensus
(b) supercede
(c) definate
a
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) questionairre
(b) hankerchief
(c) excuseable
all incorrect
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) acceptible
(b) accumulate
(c) cancelation
b
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) accessable
(b) irresistable
(c) forcible
c
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) weird
(b) weild
(c) sheild
a
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) harrassment
(b) embarassment
(c) prevalance
all incorrect
Choose the correct spelling, or are they all incorrect:

(a) siege
(b) sieze
(c) seive
A
This recipe is

(A) composed of
(b) comprised of

six "secret" ingredients.
a
I don't understand

(a) your
(b) you

campaigning for someone who is so narrow minded.
a
Baseball is one of those game that

(a) doesn't require
(b) don't require

a mastery of rules in order to enjoy it.
B
Would you please return the spotted amadillo to

(a) its
(b) it's

lawful owner?
a
The witness needs to

(a) lay
(b) lie

down and gather his composure before continuing his tesmimony,
b
Brutal storms are delaying what is left of the fall harvest

(a) ,
(b) ;

however, clear weather is forecast for next week.
b
The students are

(a) anxious
(b) eager

to begin the new term.
b
The guards detained

(a) we
(b) us

reporters at the plant gate.
b
You should be concerned about sores

(a) that
(b) which

do not heal normally.
a
In what case is the underlined pronoun in the following sentence?

"Their" presentation really impressed the judges.

(a) nominative
(b) genitive
(c) objective
(d) possessive
d
The news media

(a) is
(b) are

under attack again.
b
Rick always remembered this:

(A) The
(b) the

fundamental things apply as time goes by.
a
Have you finished your project on "The Tale of Two

(a) cities?"
(b) cities"?
b
The city council has decided to revise

(a) its
(b) their

charter
a
Don't you think she has a

(a) good-natured
(b) good natured
(c) good, natured

personality?
a
(A) Her's
(B) Hers

is the office at the end of the hall.
b
What kind of grammatical error is demonstrated in this construction:

(a) run-on sentence
(b) dangling modifier
(c) sentence fragment
(d) over-subordination
b
Among the recently discovered documents from the apartment of the former secretary of state

(a) is
(b) are

several shoe boxes full of undeposited campaign contribution checks.
b
I am convinced that the country needs

(a) fewer
(b) less

rude grammarians.
a
I don't believe that you have

(a) proved
(b) proven

your case.
a