English 281 quiz 1 | English homework help

Quiz 1

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True or false.

1.  Diction and usage are more or less the same thing.

 A. True

 B. False

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2. The word variety is considered an impolite way of referring to a dialect.

 A. True

 B. False

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3. In a sentence such as “The cat ate the canary,” cat is a function word.

 A. True

 B. False

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4. Most words in English are function words.

 A. True

 B. False

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 5. An anthropologist studying how a tribe uses its language creates a written form to detail words and phrases. What kind of grammar is she using?

 A. prescriptive

 B. descriptive

 C. transformational

 D. inflectional

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6. What is the letter s in “He carries the dog to the vet”?

 A. morpheme

 B. one of the eight parts of speech

 C. a lexical word

 D. a noun

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7. Which two attributes are used to classify words as parts of speech?

A. inflection and descriptive grammar

B. inflection and function

C. function and localization

D. level of usage and function

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Directions: Identify the words in the following sentence by function.

With a snarl, Myrtle turned on her evil tormenters and soon was chasing them down the hall.

Example:  snarl

A. noun

B. pronoun

C. verb

D. adjective

E. adverb

F. preposition

G. conjunction

H. interjection

Answer: noun

 

8. Myrtle

 A. noun

 B. pronoun

 C. verb

 D. adjective

 E. adverb

 F. preposition

 G. conjunction

 H. interjection

Answer:    

 

9. her

 A. noun

 B. pronoun

 C. verb

 D. adjective

 E. adverb

 F. preposition

 G. conjunction

 H. interjection

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10. and

 A. noun

 B. pronoun

 C. verb

 D. adjective

 E. adverb

 F. preposition

 G. conjunction

 H. interjection

Answer:    

 

 

11. soon

 A. noun

 B. pronoun

 C. verb

 D. adjective

 E. adverb

 F. preposition

 G. conjunction

 H. interjection

Answer:   

 

12. them

 A. noun

 B. pronoun

 C. verb

 D. adjective

 E. adverb

 F. preposition

 G. conjunction

 H. interjection

Answer:    

 

 

13. down

 A. noun

 B. pronoun

 C. verb

 D. adjective

 E. adverb

 F. preposition

 G. conjunction

 H. interjection

Answer:    

 

 

Directions: Identify the determiners and headwords of the noun phrases in the following sentences.

Example:The guitar is a universal instrument

Answer: The(d) guitar(h); a(d) instrument(h)

14. The electric guitar became popular in the 1930s.

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15. This innovation rocked the world, so to speak.

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16. Experience Music Project has an exhibit of famous guitars.

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Directions: Correct any unnecessary tense shifts in the following paragraph.

Example: The exchange of wedding rings during the wedding ceremony come into fashion in the late nineteenth century.

Answer: Change come to came—past tense

 

17. Before the Great Depression, it is more common for just women to wear wedding rings.

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18. However, successful advertising campaigns after the Second World War convinces couples to exchange rings.

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19. This custom is now widespread.

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Decide if the following sentences are active or passive, then transform them: active to passive or  passive to active.

Example: The election of the class officers will be held on Tuesday.

Answer: We will hold the election of the class officers on Tuesday.

 

20. You should read the next six chapters by Monday.

 

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21. Our company is trying out a new vacation schedule this year.

 

Answer: