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9.
Cell phones were first invented in the early 1970s by Martin Cooper, "vice-president" of the Motorola company, and they were so large they were called “The Brick.” (1 point)

cell phones
invented
Martin Cooper
The Brick

10.
This area of the country contains six very small states, including "Maine, Vermont, and Rhode Island". (1 point)

area
contains
six
states

11.
Ecotourism asks tourists to work hard and learn skills of "construction and agriculture" in order to help communities thrive and improve. (1 point)

Ecotourism
tourists
skills
communities

Identify the italicized word or words in each sentence.
12.
Simon preferred "listening to music" as he did his homework. (1 point)

participial phrase
gerund phrase
infinitive phrase
prepositional phrase

13.
The sea shells, "having been worn smooth by the constant tide", looked incredibly beautiful. (1 point)

gerund phrase
prepositional phrase
infinitive phrase
participial phrase

Identify the correct answer.
14.
A customer who has come to the store to browse will most likely (1 point)

rush through the aisles.
stroll to see what is new and interesting.
buy the one item he/she came looking for.
avoid any of the items on clearance.

15.
A stain on the floor that is rather noticeable would be (1 point)

hard to see
permanent
colorful
quite obvious

16.
What would a promoter do for a boxing match? (1 point)

provide money
referee the fight
train the boxers

17.
A synopsis of a novel focuses on (1 point)

the main points of the story.
the point of view of the story.
the setting of the story.
the primary conflict in the story.
quotation marks are the italicized words
my answers are 9. c
10. a
11. a
12. b
13. a
14. b
15. d
16. a
17. a

  • english -

    10, 11, 13 are wrong.

    I checked 14 through 17 in an earlier post.

  • english -

    is 10.b
    is 11.c
    is 13.c

  • english -

    10. No. What are those names in quotation marks?

    11. Correct

    13. No. Go back and review your book about gerund, prepositional and participial phrases.

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