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Homework Help: English

Posted by Nadia on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 8:32pm.

can someone overlook my answers to help with the questions that are wrong at let me know which ones are right.

Bold = my answers I chose (right)
Wind can create alterations in the surface layers of rock. Wind Is one cause of erosion.
Which of these sentences combines the sentences using an appositive?
A. One cause or erosion, wind, can create alterations in the surface layer of rock.
B. Wind can create alterations in the surface layers of rock, and wind is one cause of erosion.
C. Wind is a cause of erosion and a reason for alteration in the surface layers of rock.
D. Wind, being a cause of erosion, causes alternations in the surface layers of rock. (right)
In which sentence is the underlined group of words a prepositional phrase acting as an adverb?
a. My sister hopes to be one OF THE FINEST NOVELISTS IN THE WORLD.
b. My sister applied ON TUESDAY to a graduate school in England. (right)
c. My sister’s grades gave her a place IN THE TOP RANK OF HER CLASS.
d. My sister is going TO WRITE NOVELS.
Angelo’s mom worked as an editor for a publishing firm in New York City. New York City is the capital of the publishing world.
Which sentence correctly combines the sentences using an appositive?
a. Angelo’s mom worked as an editor for a publishing firm In New York City, the capital of the publishing world.
b. Angelo’s mom worked as an editor for a publishing firm in New York City, which is the capital of the publishing world. (right)
c. New York City was the publishing world capital and where Angelo’s mom worked as an editor for a publishing firm.
d. Angelo’s mom worked as an editor for a new york city publishing firm that is the capital of the publishing firm that is the capital of the publishing world.
The Olympic Games, an international competition, has both summer and winter events.
Which word or phrase is an appositive in the sentence?
a. Both summer and winter events
b. Games
c. Olympic games
d. An international competition (right)
In which sentence is the underlined prepositional phrase an adjective phrase?
a. The players run onto the field to start the game. (right)
b. Football games are supervised BY NEUTRAL REFEREES.
c. In college football, a tied games ends WITH NO OVERTIME.
d. A football game has four quarters OF 15 MINUTES.
Exercise can increase the muscles ability to store energy.
Identify the direct object in the sentence.
a. Energy
b. Increase
c. Exercise (right
d. Ability
The hikers considered snakes hazardous.
Which word in the sentence functions as an objective complement?
a. Hikers
b. Snakes
c. Considered (right)
d. Hazardous
Coaches consider him the best athlete in his division.
How does the word athlete function in the sentence?
a. Objective complement
b. Predicate adjective
c. Predicate nominative
d. Indirect object (right)
Which is the best way to revise this sentence using a dash?
a. I am learning about Japan—believe it or not, it is a chain of around 4,000 islands.
b. I am learning about Japan believe it or not—it is a chain of around 4,000 islands. (right)
c. I am learning –about Japan believe it or not, it is a chain of around 4,000 islands.

The tennis pro showed us how to return a serve.
Which word is the indirect object in the sentence?
a. Pro
b. Us
c. Serve (right)
d. Return
In which sentence is the word climbing a gerund?
a. The children enjoyed climbing on the playground equipment.
b. The explorers were climbing up the steeply sloping mountain. (right)
c. Mr. Herrera planted climbing ivy on the side of his house.

The young child, HAVING BEEN WARNED BY HER MOTHER, did not go near the hot stove.
Which of the following best describes the underlined phrase?
a. Nonessential past participial phrase (right)
b. Essential past participial phrase
c. Nonessential perfect participial phrase
d. Essential present participial phrase
Which sentence has a gerund or gerund phrase that functions as the direct object of the sentence?
a. The burning of fossil fuels releases methane into the air
b. Scientist studied the trapping of gases in the atmosphere. (right)
c. At the urging of many, government leaders look for ways to reduce pollution.
Which underlined phrase is a perfect participial phrase?
a. Areas PRESERVED FOR THEIR HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE INCLUDE CEMETERIES AND MEMORIALS.
b. RECREATION AREAS ARE DIVIDED INTO THREE CATEGORIES, INDICATING THE MAIN PURPOSE OF EACH AREA.
c. HAVING DETERMINED A NEED TO OFFER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPORTS AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES, the city created several recreation areas. (right)
d. OPERATING AS A PART OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE, the park administers more than twenty types of areas.
Which underlined gerund functions as the object of a preposition?
a. HIKING is now Death Valley’s greatest tourist activity. (right)
b. The valley later became a center of MINING for borax.
c. Because of the heat, frequent RESTING is advised.
d. When you visit, avoid HIKING in the midday sun.
Identify the sentence in which an adverb clause is underlined.
a. Much of the desert has a scattered, indigenous population, WHICH EXPLORERS SOMETIMES ENCOUNTER. (RIGHT)
b. ALTHOUGH PEOPLE LIVE IN THE DESERT, they are still limited by its harsh climate.
c. Many animals are raised IN CAPTIVITY because the conditions are not as harsh.
d. Nomads continue TO WANDER the desert in search of water and food.
Algeria, WHICH IS LOCATED BETWEEN LIBYA AND MOROCCO, was once a colony of France.
Which statement about the underlined phrase is true?
a. The phrase is an essential adjective clause.
b. The phrase does not contain a relative pronoun.
c. The phrase is a nonessential adjective clause. (right)
The arctic region, where winters are long and cold, is home more than 400 species of flowering plants.
Which group of words is an adjective clause in the sentence?
a. The Arctic region, where winters are long and cold
b. Is home more than 400 species of flowering plants (right)
c. Where winters are long and cold
d. Of flowering plants
In which sentence does the underlined word function as an adjective?
a. Our librarian decided THAT she would start a book club for mystery lovers.
b. The book club members decided WHICH book to read next. (right)
c. We want to know WHO the mysteries figure was in the first chapter.
d. I love discussing books with WHOEVER likes to read mysteries and science fiction.
The musicians, who had been practicing for months, gave a stellar performance.
Which phrase is the adjective clause in the sentence?
a. Gave a stellar performance
b. Who had been practicing for months (right)
c. The musicians
d. Who had been practicing
Members of law enforcement quickly learned how to spot suspicious behavior.
Which of the following Is the simple predicate?
a. Members of law enforcement (right)
b. Quickly learned how to spot
c. Learned
d. Quickly
A Greek mathematician and inventor named Archimedes designed some of the first simple machines.
Which group of words forms the complete subject?
a. A Greek mathematician and inventor
b. Mathematician and inventor
c. A Greek mathematician inventor named Archimedes (right)
d. Some of the first simple machines

The graduation ceremony lasted only two hours.
Which part of the sentence is last only two hours?
a. Complete subject
b. Complete predicate (right)
c. Compound verb
d. Verb
The branch of medicine that deals with athletic injuries is called sports medicine.
Which word or phrase is the simple subject?
A. The branch of medicine that deals with athletic injuries
B. Branch
C. The branch of medicine (right)
D. Sports medicine
The open spaces appealed to many. The opportunities for independence also appealed to many.
Which uses the compound subject to combine the two sentences?
a. The opportunities for open spaces appealed to many.
b. The open spaces appealed to many, and the opportunities for independence did too.
c. Open spaces, opportunity, and independence appealed to many. (right)
d. The open spaces and opportunities for independence appealed to many.

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