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Question 1 of 20 5 . 0/ 5 . 0 Points
Generic nouns _______ refer to a specific person, place, or thing .
A . always
B . sometimes
C . dont
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 . furys .
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
Question 6 of 20 5 . 0/ 5 . 0 Points
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 .
Question 13 of 20 0 . 0/ 5 . 0 Points
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 theyre 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