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A sentence is simply an idea consisting of a _____ and a ______.

Subject and a predicate

The ideal sentence is between 15 and 20 words long. True or false

True

Very few sentences should be over 25 words. True or false

True

The semicolon can be regarded as a weak period. It often separates two closely connected ideas. True or false

True

Words that a computer cannot spell-check are:


A) Acronyms


B) Synonyms


C) Pseudonyms


D) Antonyms


E) Homonyms


E) Homonyms

Choose the word below that is the correct representation of a possession word:


A) Anybody’s


B) You’re


C) They’re


D) Whose


E) It’s


A) Anybody’s


Words that refer to generalisations, physical objects, and concepts are known as:


A) Passive words


B) Generalisation words


C) Vague words


D) Abstract words


E) Concrete words


E) Concrete words

A punctuation mark not used with pronouns is the:


A) Hyphen


B) Colon


C) Apostrophe


D) Comma


E) Semicolon


C) Apostrophe

A punctuation mark which separates complete thoughts in a sentence is the:


A) Hyphen


B) Colon


C) Semicolon


D) Period


E) Comma


C) Semicolon

The part of a sentence that must agree with its antecedent in number, gender or person is the:


A) Adjective


B) Subject


C) Pronoun


D) Antecedent


E) Verb

C) Pronoun