basic grammar in allied health

answer questions 1-20

  1.   Identify the preposition in the following sentence: “Carla decided to practice her music before she started the homework for the next day.”        A. to   B. for   C. next

   D. before

  2.   In which sentence are the correlative conjunctions used correctly?        A. Either Fred nor John knew about the accident.   B. Neither beauty nor popularity was considered in the contest.   C. The top award was given to neither Steve or Jim.

   D. Mary enjoyed neither roller skating or ice skating.

  3.   In which of the following sentences is the word run used as an action verb?        A. Michelle runs every day at five o’clock.   B. Eric put Ginger in the dog run before he went out.   C. Mark competed in the five-mile run.

   D. Carly had a runny nose and a cough.

  4.   Choose the sentence in which the verb has a direct object.        A. They won the game.   B. George was furious.   C. I walked away.

   D. She is insecure.

5.   Which punctuation mark is used when spelling out compound numbers between 21 and 99?        A. Dash   B. Hyphen   C. Period

   D. Colon

  6.   Identify the number of verbs in the following sentence: “Technical and business writing is something anyone can learn.”        A. 1   B. 2   C. 3

   D. 4

  7.   Which type of punctuation mark is used after an introductory statement that precedes a list or an enumeration of items?        A. Semicolon   B. Dash   C. Colon

   D. Quotation mark

8.   Which of the following sentences contains a subordinating conjunction?        A. Neither Mike nor David felt like swimming.   B. You can stay or you can go.   C. Jimmy felt like ordering pizza, but Steve wanted Chinese food.   D. Although Stacey wanted to leave the party, she waited until Jeanette was ready.9.   Identify the adjective(s) in the following sentence: “The weekend conference is in town today and tomorrow.”        A. tomorrow   B. today   C. weekend

   D. today and tomorrow

  10.   Which of the following words can be used as a verb?        A. However   B. Manufacture   C. Cruel

   D. Maintenance

11.   Choose the phrase that’s correctly capitalized.        A. a Greek myth   B. an Italian Grocery   C. Martin Luther King day

   D. a cold, snowy Winter

  12.   Which of the following demonstrates the correct use of capitalization and punctuation in writing the date?        A. Weds., February 18, 2015   B. Wednesday, February 18 2015   C. Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

   D. Wednesday, February 18, 2015

13.   Choose the sentence that contains an indirect object.        A. I worked hard each day.   B. They gave me a bonus.   C. I spent it immediately.

   D. It is difficult to save money.

14.   Which of the following sentences has a compound predicate?        A. With the right investments, Steve thinks he can get rich.   B. Heather and Casey played basketball and tennis all day.   C. Yesterday I cleaned and painted my kitchen.   D. My whole family enjoys skiing and snowboarding.15.   A _______ is always used between items in a series when one or more of those items contain commas.        A. colon   B. semicolon   C. hyphen

   D. dash

  16.   In the sentence, “Benjamin and Maria like running,” the word running is a        A. adjective.   B. verb.   C. adverb.

   D. noun.

  17.   Which of the following groups of words is a sentence fragment?        A. When we stopped by the garden.   B. We stopped; she didn’t.   C. When did you go?

   D. Take the flowers to your mother.

18.   Which of the following sentences contains an italicized word that’s used as a predicate adjective?        A. Jerry looks disdainfully at the pile of laundry.   B. Jerry looks ill today.   C. Jerry looks into the microscope.

   D. Jerry looks at the map.

  19.   Identify the marks of punctuation that would be appropriate to set off the italicized words in the following sentence: “One day my dad and his brother stop me if you’ve heard this story started out on what they thought would be an uneventful drive to work.”        A. Parentheses   B. Dashes   C. Commas   D. Hyphens20.   Which one of the following sentences demonstrates correct subject-verb agreement?        A. A number of my friends have bought new cars recently.   B. Five dollars are a lot of money.   C. Robert’s friend Steve, as well as his wife, are going to the fair.   D. Each of his sisters go to a different school.

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