Generic nouns _______ refer to a specific person, place, or thing.

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Generic nouns _______ refer to a specific person, place, or thing .

A .  always

B .  sometimes

C .  don’t

D .  usually

Question 2 of 20 5 . 0/ 5 . 0 Points

Which of the following is not an abstract noun?

A .  Truth

B .  Sky

C .  Beauty

D .  Faith

Question 3 of 20 5 . 0/ 5 . 0 Points

All of the following transitional expressions are used to show causes except

A .  for that reason .

B .  as a result .

C .  results from .

D .  because .

Question 4 of 20 5 . 0/ 5 . 0 Points

The plural of fury is

A .  furys .

B .  furies .

C .  furyies .

D .  fury’s .

Question 5 of 20 5 . 0/ 5 . 0 Points

_______ determiners, such as “my,” “your,” and “her,” are placed in front of a noun to tell us that something belongs to the person(s) represented by the pronoun, which is why they serve as adjectives .

A .  Objective

B .  Possessive

C .  Suggestive

D .  Subjective

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Regarding number and person agreement, _______ pronouns, like “anybody,” “nobody,” “someone,” or “anyone,” are singular .  Therefore, any pronoun that refers to them must be singular .

A .  definite

B .  indicative

C .  indefinite

D .  possessive

Question 7 of 20 5 . 0/ 5 . 0 Points

To persuade through writing is to

A .  agree with .

B .  influence .

C .  argue against .

D .  question .

Question 8 of 20 0 . 0/ 5 . 0 Points

Which of the following may be either a collective or singular noun?

A .  Faculty

B .  Moose

C .  Forest

D .  Navy

Question 9 of 20 5 . 0/ 5 . 0 Points

Which one of the following nouns is singular?

A .  Criterion

B .  Potatoes

C .  Data

D .  Passers-by

Question 10 of 20 5 . 0/ 5 . 0 Points

All of the following transitional expressions are used to show effects except

A .  consequently .

B .  thus .

C .  on account of .

D .  hence .

Question 11 of 20 5 . 0/ 5 . 0 Points

Carol and Craig are talking about signal words followed by “of . ” Carol says “of” signal phrases always precede a plural or collective noun .  Craig says that that these kinds of signal words are usually followed by a plural or collective noun .  Who is correct?

A .  Carol is correct .

B .  Craig is correct .

C .  Both Carol and Craig are incorrect .

D .  Both Carol and Craig are partially correct .

Question 12 of 20 5 . 0/ 5 . 0 Points

Before class, Barb and Clive were prepping for an English exam .  Barb insisted that the plural of “halo” is “halos . ” Clive argued that the plural of “halo” is “haloes . ” Who is correct?

A .  Barb, not Clive, is correct .

B .  Clive, not Barb, is correct .

C .  Neither Barb nor Clive is correct .

D .  Barb and Clive are both correct .

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Which of the following sentences contains a proper noun that should be capitalized?

A .  We watched the red-tail hawk soaring overhead .

B .  The final exam was due by november 10th .

C .  The trawler seemed lost in the vastness of the western sea .

D .  Mable was a licensed cosmetologist .

Question 14 of 20 5 . 0/ 5 . 0 Points

Cause-and-effect paragraphs and persuasion paragraphs are very similar to

A .  arguments .

B .  essays .

C .  transitions .

D .  pronouns .

Question 15 of 20 5 . 0/ 5 . 0 Points

Personal pronouns take different forms depending on whether they’re subjects, objects, or possessive pronouns .  Logically, subjects are in the _______ case .

A .  objective

B .  possessive

C .  subjective

D .  compound

Question 16 of 20 5 . 0/ 5 . 0 Points

In terms of the parts of speech, _______ make up the largest number of English words .

A .  verbs

B .  nouns

C .  adjectives

D .  adverbs

Question 17 of 20 5 . 0/ 5 . 0 Points

The word a pronoun refers to is called its

A .  subject .

B .  object .

C .  antecedent .

D .  precedent .

Question 18 of 20 5 . 0/ 5 . 0 Points

Words like “who,” “whose,” “which,” and “that” are called _______ pronouns .

A .  relative

B .  universal

C .  indefinite

D .  definitive

Question 19 of 20 5 . 0/ 5 . 0 Points

In general, _______ writing is intended to convey information and explain ideas .

A .  expository

B .  controversial

C .  interrogative

D .  purposeful

Question 20 of 20 5 . 0/ 5 . 0 Points

Which of the following nouns is not countable?

A .  Banana

B .  Tulip

C .  Wind

D .  Apricot