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Everyone - plural or singular?

singular

1. Everyone in the bank-including the manager and the tellers, ran to the door when the fire alarm rang.

A. tellers, ran
B. tellers:ran
C. tellers, had run
D. tellers-ran
E. tellers' ran”

D

5. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), the great Transcendentalist philosopher, wrote in his essay “Self-Reliance” of the need for an individual to develop his capacities.

A. essay “Self–Reliance”
B. essay, “Self-Reliance”
C. essay: Self-Reliance
D. essay, Self-Reliance
E. essay; “Self-Reliance”

A

6. The recently built children's amusement park has been called “ a boon to the community “ by its supporters and “an eyesore” by its harshest critics.

A. and “an eyesore” by its harshest
B. and, “ an eyesore,” by its harshest
C. and, an eyesore; by its harshest
D. and-an eyesore- by its' harshest
E. and-“an eyesore”- by its' harshest

A

13. Porcupine is from Latin porcus, “pig,” and spina, “spine.”

A. porcus, “pig,” and spina, “spine.”
B. Porcus-pig and spina, “spine.”
C. Porcus-pig, and Spina, “spine.”
D. Porcus-Pig-,Spina-spine.
E. Porcus, “pig,” and spina “spine”.

A

18. The fact that boxing is known to cause head injuries and brain damage should lead us to inform the public and push for a ban on boxing.

A. should lead us to inform
B. could lead us to inform
C. should of led us to inform
D. will lead us to inform
E. should have led us to inform,

A

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predicate

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verb

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linking verb

subject (I, you, he, she, it, we, they, who) or an object (me, you, him, her, it, us, them, whom).

Pronoun