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1

What is wrong with the following sentence?
The apple a day keeps a doctor away.

The articles are reversed.
The expression should read: An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

2

What type of conjunction is used in the following sentence?
After the show, there will be a cast party at the bar down the street.

After... is a subordinating conjunction

3

Does the following sentence use a subordinating conjunction?
If not for the rain, we'd still be out there practicing.

Yes, If... is a subordinating conjunction.

4

In the following sentence, what kind of conjunction is before?
Before we leave on our road trip, we have to buy some maps.

Before- is a subordinating conjunction.

5

What part of speech is -gosh- in the following sentence?
Gosh, he looks like a werewolf.

Gosh is an interjection. It exresses emotion but is unrelated grammatically to the rest of the sentence.

6

What part of speech is -oh- in the following sentence?
The little kid said, "Oh, I thought you were my mother," after tugging on the pant leg of a stranger.

Oh-is an interjection. It expresses emotion but is unrelated grammatically to the rest of the sentence.

7

What type of conjunction is used in the following sentence?
Neither the author nor the publisher thought the book would be a bestseller.

Neither/Nor are correlative conjunctions.

8

What type of conjunction is used in the following sentence?
My foot was killing me, so I went to the doctor.

So- is a coordinating conjunction.

9

Fill in the blank with the second half of the correlative conjunction
Not only was the wind blowing at 40 knots, --- it was raining cats and dogs.

If -not only- is used, -but also- must follow.

10

Identify the adverbs in the following sentence:
He runs slowly, dresses badly, and sings beautifully.

The adverbs are slowly, badly, and beautifully. They are all positive degree adverbs.

11

T/F: And-is the only conjunction in the following sentence.
You and I like Americans, but Kevin prefers Canadians.

False. But- is also a conjunction.

12

T/F: An adverb is a word that modifies nouns and pronouns.

False. An adj. is a word that modifies nouns/pronouns. An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, adjective, phrase, or clause.

13

How do you know whether to use -a- or -an-?

Use -an- if the noun following it begins with a vowel. Use -a- if the noun following it begins with a consonant.

14

What is a preposition?

A preposition is a word used to indicate physical or conceptual relationships between other words. EX. The horse grazed in the field by the fence. (in-and by- are preposition.)

15

What is a prepositional phrase?

A prepositional phrase is a combination of a preposition, the object, and the words between them. Through the woods-is a prepositional phrase.

16

T/F:A- and -and- are prepositions

False. A/an are articles

17

Explain the difference between -to the window- and -to open-

To the window- is a prepositional phrase; -to open- is the infinitive form of the verb -open-

18

Do -these- and -those- have different meanings?

Yes. These- refers to items or people close at hand, and -those- refers to items or people that are farther away.

19

What is an adverb in the positive degree?

An adverb in the positive degree describes a single element.
Ex: He talks smoothly. (Smoothly is in the positive degree.)

20

What is an adverb in the comparative degree?

An adverb in the comparative degree compares two elements.
EX: He talks a smoother game than I do. (Smoother is in the comparative degree)

21

What is an adverb in the superlative degree?

An adverb in the superlative degree implies a comparison between three or more elements.
Ex: He is the smoothest talker in the room.
(Smoothest is in the superlative degree)

22

What is a coordinating conjunction?

A coordinating conjunction is a conjunction that joins words, phrases, or independent clauses without indicating relationship.
Ex: The lights didn't work during the blackout, so I searched for my flashlight. (So is the coordinating conjunction.)

23

Explain the difference between -these/those- in the following sentence:
These ants will attack your picnic before those do.

These- modifies ants and is therefore an adj. But -those- takes the place of another group of ants and is therefore a pronoun.

24

What is an adverb?

An Adverb is a word that modifies a verb, adj. phrase, or clause by indicating how/where/when/or how much. Adverbs often end in -ly

25

Identify all the prepositions used in the following sentence:
In the back row of the theater, you'll find my cell phone, which fell out of my purse and onto the floor during the scary part of the play.

The prepositions are italicized: -In- the back row -of- the theater, you'll find my cell phone, which fell out -of- my purse and -onto- the floor -during- the scary part of the play.

26

Identify the prepositional phrases in the following sentence:
Underneath the stairwell at my high school, there are hundreds of crumpled papers, some empty food containers, and a few cigarette butts.

The prepositional phrases are italicized: -Underneath the stairwell at my high school-, there are hundreds of -crumpled papers-, some empty food containers, and a few cigarette butts.

27

Is -a large boat- a prepositional phrase?

No. A- is an article, not a preposition, so -a large boat- is not a prepositional phrase.

28

T/F: Whoa- is used as a conjunction in the following sentence:
Whoa, that came really close to falling on us.

False, Whoa is an interjection.

29

What type of adverb is the word -thus-?

Thus- is a conjunctive adverb, because it connects two clauses together.

30

Explain the degrees of adverbs

Adverbs change in degree when they compare elements