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What is the main verb in the following sentence?
1. This building, the largest on campus, houses most of the administration offices.

a. building
b. campus
c. houses
d. there is no main verb

2. My lady and I are taking a long walk through the park this evening.

a. is a simple sentence with a simple subject.
b. is a compound sentence with a compound subject.
c. is a simple sentence with a compound subject.
d. is a fragment.

3.Make the following simple sentences one complex sentence, without changing the meaning of the sentence:

Jessica and Alicia are getting together with friends Saturday evening. Their friends are Cynthia and Stephanie. Cynthia and Stephanie are identical twins.

a. Jessica and Alicia are getting together with friends Saturday evening, and their friends are Cynthia and Stephanie, identical twins.
b. Jessica and Alicia are getting together with friends who are identical twins Saturday evening.
c. Saturday evening, Jessica and Alicia are getting together with friends, whose friends are identical twins Cynthia and Stephanie.
d. Saturday evening, Jessica and Alicia are getting together with their friends Cynthia and Stephanie, who are identical twins.

Part of speech in in all cap
4. I don't want any more RAIN.
a. noun
b. pronoun
c. verb
d. adjective
e. adverb
f. preposition
g. conjunction

5.Choose the correct answer which corrects the following sentence without changing the meaning:

In 1976, twenty-one year old Steve Jobs founded Apple computer, Inc. Apple’s rival. The Microsoft Corporation modeled its Windows operating system. On the Mac.

a. In 1976. Twenty-one year old Steve Jobs founded Apple computer, Inc., Apple’s rival. The Microsoft Corporation modeled its Windows operating system. On the Mac.
b. In 1976, twenty-one year old Steve Jobs founded Apple computer, Inc. Apple’s rival, the Microsoft Corporation modeled its Windows operating system, On the Mac.
c. In 1976, twenty-one year old Steve Jobs founded Apple computer, Inc. Apple’s rival, the Microsoft Corporation, modeled its Windows operating system on the Mac.
d. In 1976. Twenty-one year old Steve Jobs founded Apple computer, Inc, on the Mac. Apple’s rival, the Microsoft Corporation modeled its Windows operating system.

ANSWERS:
1. D
2. B
3. D
4. C
5. C

  • ENGLISH HELP!!! Correcting Grammar - ,

    You need to study this grammar unit far more intensely.

    We've already helped you with two of these sentences -- yet you still have three wrong: 1, 2, and 4.

    40% is not acceptable.

  • ENGLISH HELP!!! Correcting Grammar - ,

    1. If there were no main verb, there would be no complete sentence. "houses" is the main verb here = c

    2. This is a simple sentence with a compound verb "are taking" = c
    Simple sentence = one independent clause with no dependent clause.
    Dependent clause = contains additional in formation but cannot stand alone
    Compound verb = has an auxiliary or helping verb + another verb form, such as "are + taking"
    Compound sentence = has 2 or more independent clauses

    3. correct!

    4. rain = noun = a / the adjectival form is rainy

    5. Check the punctuation carefully. None is correct.
    a. incomplete sentence "In 1976"
    b. run-on sentence = where the comma is, a ; (semicolon) is required
    c. run-on sentence
    d. this is the closest, except for the incomplete sentence "In 1976."


    Sra

    3.

  • ENGLISH HELP!!! Correcting Grammar - ,

    1. B
    2. C
    4. i though this was a verb?

  • ENGLISH HELP!!! Correcting Grammar - ,

    Thank you!!!

  • ENGLISH HELP!!! Correcting Grammar - ,

    As for #4 RAIN "could" be a verb "to rain " but not in this sentence.

    Sra

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