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April 18, 2014

Homework Help: HW CHECK

Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 7:36pm.

What is the verb in the following sentence? (only one answer)

1. Many people believe that the economy is not the worst problem in America.
a. Many
b. believe
c. is
d. is not
e. in

What is the subject in the following sentence? (may be one or more)

2. Her problems, her complaints, and her whinning are starting to sound like reruns of daytime soap operas.

a. problems
b. complaints
c. whinnings
d. television
e. soap operas

What are the verbs in the following sentence? (more than one answer)

4. She opened the book, placed her finger at the top of the page, and began to read about her favorite character.

a. opened
b. read
c. began
d. finger
e. placed

What is the subject in the following sentence? (may be one or more)

4. All of the Christmas decorations in aisle five just went on sale at half price.

a. All
b. Christmas
c. decorations
d. aisle
e. sale

What kind of verb (linking, action-transitive, action-intransitive, helping) is the underlined verb in the following sentence? (only one answer)

5. The President seemed upset by the reporter's question.
a. linking
b. action - transitive
c. action - intransitive
d. helping
4 points

What kind of verb (linking, action-transitive, action-intransitive, helping) is the underlined verb in the following sentence? (only one answer)

6. Tommy waved and smiled at his mother as he walked into the school on his first day.

a. linking
b. action - transitive
c. action - intransitive
d. helping


Select the subjects and verbs in the following sentence. (HINT: there are two clauses in this sentence, so there are two subjects and two verbs.) (four answers)

6. The reward of a college education may seem far away, but it can be the gateway to a better, brighter, more enjoyable future.

a. reward
b. college education
c. may seem
d. away
e. it
f. can be
g. gateway
h. future

What are the verbs in this sentence? (Hint: there are 2 clauses, so there are 2 verbs or verb combinations.)

8. Why do the nations cry out for justice; and how do we answer their cry?

a. nations.... answer
b. cry... answer
c. do cry... do answer
d. do... do


In the previous sentence

Why do the nations cry out for justice; and how do we answer their cry?

9. the word cry appears twice, each time as a different part of speech. What parts of speech does the word cry appear as?
Answer
a. a verb and an adverb
b. a transitive verb and a preposition
c. a verb and a conjunction
d. a verb and a noun

Choose the correct answer.

10. Before I pull out of a parking space, you should look for oncoming traffic to make sure you don't hit it.

a. Before you pull out of a parking space, you should look for oncoming traffic to make sure you don't hit it.
b. Before I pull out of a parking space, I look for oncoming traffic to make sure you don't hit it.
c. Before a person pull out of a parking space, that person should look for oncoming traffic to make sure he or she doesn't hit it.
d. Before pulling out of a parking space, a person should look to make sure that he or she doesn't hit any oncoming traffic.

Answers:
1. b
2. e
3. a,b,c,e
4.b,c
5.d
6.b
7.b,c,d,h
8.c
9.d
10.d

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