April 1, 2015

Homework Help: Pratical English

Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 11:48pm.

1. Which one of the following sentences contains an error in its verb?

A. Both Clara and Nathan is planning to attend.

B. Neither bananas nor squash was for sale.

C. Either footnotes or endnotes are acceptable.

D. Not only the players but also coach Jarvis was late for practice.

2.)Which one of the following is a correct example of the singular possessive case?

A. king's rights

B. audiences' reaction

C. women's club

D. who's job

3. Which one of the following words is an antonym of joyful?

A. Morose

B. Agitated

C. Passive

D. Garrulous

4. Which one of the following is a correct example of the plural possessive case?

A. woman's plans

B. it's place

C. stone's throw

D. men's plans

5. Concerning dictionaries and their proper use, which one of the following statements is most accurate?

A. A dictionary's word entry offers a fixed, permanent meaning.

B. A syllable is a unit of sound.

C. Formal usage of a word is considered colloquial.

D. Foreign words are not included in English dictionaries.

6. Choose the sentence in which the italicized pronoun agrees in number with its italicized antecedent or antecedents.

A. The waiter refilled their glasses as they emptied it.

B. Mary and Jill won't eat her vegetables.

C. Maureen called the children for his meal.

D. The boys want their dessert now.

7. Choose the sentence that has a subject complement.

A. The day ended with many surprises.

B. We can't leave without seeing her.

C. The nurse felt my pulse.

D. I felt much better.

8. Which one of the following sentences contains an incorrect usage of the singular possessive?

A. The north forty has always been my family's land.

B. The alpha male is often the pack's leader.

C. Icarus's fate was sealed when he approached the sun.

D. Mary was dominant among Jesus' disciples.

9. Choose the simple subject in the following sentence.
The tallest contestant won the prize.

A. won

B. tallest

C. contestant

D. prize

10. Which of the following is a correctly written compound word?

A. Quickly-running

B. Spur of the moment-decision

C. Thirty one

D. Self-evident


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