ALTERNATE TEST

A noun indicates the action in a sentence.False
A pronoun is a noun substitute.True
All adverbs end in -ly.False
Adjectives modify nouns, pronouns, and other adjectives.False
Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.True
Prepositional phrases are modifiers.True
Many of the parts of speech may be used as interjections.True
A coordinating conjunction introduces a subordinate clause.False
Adding suffixes like -al, -ly, and -ous to nouns usually turns those nouns into adjectives.True
Adverbs tell when, where, how, and why.True
Adverbs ending in -ly indicate how or how much.True
action happening now, todaypresent tense
action completed during the present timepresent perfect tense
action expected to happenfuture tense
action completed before a set time in the pastpast perfect tense
action completed before a set time in the futurefuture perfect tense
action completed in an earlier time periodpast tense
The principal parts of a(n) verb are formed by adding -ed, -d , or -t to the present part.regular
The principal part which never uses an auxiliary to form a tense is the past part.The auxiliary word which can be used only as a modal is may.
In the active voice the subject acts, but in the passive voice, the subject receives the action.
If I were you, I would take advantage of the extra time you have.Subjunctive
Use your time wisely.Imperative
He uses his time wisely.Indicative
The present tense of lay is the same as the past tense of lie.True
requires a receiver of actiontransitive verb
introduces adjective clausesrelative pronoun
who, whose, whom, which, whatinterrogative pronouns
indicates an unspecified person or thingindefinite pronoun
a word which is both a pronoun and an adjectivepronominal adjective
used for subjects and subject complementsnominative case
prepositional phrase acting as adjectiveadjective phrase
prepositional phrase acting as adverbadverb phrase
word punctuated like a sentence, showing strong feelinginterjection
a word which links words, phrases, or clauses of the same typeconjunction
A compound sentence has two or more independent clauses.A complex sentence has a main clause and at least one dependent clause.
A simple sentence has one subject-verb relationship.A modifier is a word or group of words that describes another word or group of words.
Transitive active and transitive passive sentences both have a receiver of the action.True
A sentence containing a linking verb also has a subject complement (predicate noun/adjective).True
A sentence containing an intransitive verb has an indirect object.False
A complex sentence combines two independent clauses.False
A semicolon is necessary in a compound sentence if a coordinating conjunction is not used.True
A simple sentence can have a compound subject.True
A subject complement cannot be a noun substitute.False
Adjectives modify nouns, pronouns, and often adjectives.False
In an English sentence, what does a subject usually precede?verb and direct object
The simple predicate is the same thing as the _____.verb
Which of the following is not a complement, either of the verb or the subject?object of the preposition
The direct object and the subject complement both answer the questions what or who.The direct object comes after an action verb while the subjective complement comes after a linking verb.
The indirect object always comes between the verb and the direct object.The indirect object answers the question “to or for whom?”
It is impossible to have an indirect object without a subject, transitive verb, and a(n)direct object
The objective complement comes after the direct object.
A participle, a gerund, or an infinitive may be used as a noun substitute.False
The present participle form and the gerund form are identical.True
Introductory participial phrases and adverb clauses are set off from main clauses by commas.True
The infinitive functions either as an adjective or as a noun.False
Of the three clause types, the adverb clause is the most easily moved in the sentence.True
Words like because, as if , and although introduce noun clauses.False
An adjective clause modifies an adjective, verb, or adverb.False
A dependent clause has a subject and verb but does not represent a complete thought.True
In what ways can a noun clause operate?direct object
indirect object
subject compliment
Which of the following is not one of the eight parts of speech?direct object
Choose the sentence elements that can be used as nouns.infinitive
gerund
noun clause