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Adverbs and Other Parts of Speech

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1. What mark of punctuation is most closely associated with interjections?

A. Period
B. Comma
C. Exclamation point
D. Quotation marks

2. When an adverb modifies a verb with a helping verb, the adverb should generally be placed

A. before the helping verb.
B. after the helping verb.
C. at the beginning of the sentence.
D. at the end of the sentence.

3. Which one of the following sentences contains a coordinating conjunction?

A. Howard was brave, and he was strong.
B. Since Candace likes vanilla ice cream, please buy some for her.
C. Bobby Jo keeps trying, although she's sure to fail.
D. Since it's Tuesday, you should carry out the trash.

4. In which one of the following sentences is but used as a preposition?

A. I wanted to leave, but I was embarrassed to do so.
B. The lake is pretty, but it's too cold for swimming.
C. I would like to return to Italy, but I have no money.
D. We discovered that Candy will do anything but work.

5. Which one of the following words or phrases is the superlative form of an adjective.

A. Less
B. Slower
C. Most active
D. More rapidly

Questions 6 and 7 are based on the following sentences:

During the long afternoon, Daryl searched for his car keys. He searched under the bed, beneath the sofa cushions, and inside his trouser pockets.

6. Which one of the following words represents an object of a preposition?

A. afternoon
B. Daryl
C. sofa
D. trouser

7. In the second sentence, the phrase "inside his trouser pockets" is a/an

A. subordinate clause.
B. subject of the sentence.
C. prepositional phrase.
D. independent clause.

8. In which one of the following sentences does an adverb describe an adjective?

A. George was very smart.
B. Now that I'm home, I'm happy.
C. Nora looked sadly into the mirror.
D. Jack grumbled loudly about his algebra grade.

Questions 9-11 are based on the following paragraph. The sentences are numbered to help you answer the questions.

(1) Jack had been without a car since Monday. (2) The car needed a new battery, and Jack was broke. (3) Although he was embarrassed, Jack called his mother. (4) He felt he had no choice. (5) Fortunately, his mom was happy to help out. (6) She said she had the money and could lend Jack 65.00 until Jack's next payday.

9. In sentence 1, the word since is a/an

A. preposition that shows a space relationship.
B. preposition that shows a time relationship.
C. adverb that modifies Monday.
D. adverb that modifies had been.

10. Which sentence contains a subordinating conjuction?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

11. Which one of the following sentences contains an adverb?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 4
D. 5

12. Which of the following words is not an adverb?

A. Knowingly
B. Fiercely
C. Deadly
D. Carefully

13. Complete the following sentence with a word or words that show a logical relationship.

Joshua took a nap ____ sorting the mail.

A. after
B. while
C. before
D. instead of

Questions 14 and 15 are based on the following sentence:

Either you must stop eating my food from the refrigerator or you must pay me for it.

14. What sort of conjunction is used in the sentence?

A. Correlative
B. Common
C. Subordinating
D. Coordinating

15. What is a prepositional phrase in the sentence?

A. must stop
B. eating my food
C. from the refrigerator
D. pay me

16. Which one of the following sentences correctly uses a comparative adjective?

A. Alicia is a gooder swimmer than Marilynn.
B. This is the worse picture I've ever seen.
C. Of the three girls, Janet is the better speaker.
D. George has a bigger appetite than Harry.

Question 17 is based on the following sentence:

The plane came down later than expected.

17. In this sentence, what part of speech is the word "down"?

A. Conjunction
B. Preposition
C. Adverb
D. Adjective

18. Which one of the following sentences includes a prepositional phrase?

A. He came when I was away.
B. Terry and Rowena met Craig at the mall.
C. Lois treasured her time off.
D. Because it was raining, Gladys stayed indoors.

19. Adverbs can modify all of the following except

A. other adverbs
B. nouns
C. verbs
D. adjectives

20. Interjections are used most commonly in

A. speech
B. formal reports
C. business letters
D. memos

21. In which one of the following sentences is the word "too" used like the word "also"?

A. The dessert was too rich for his taste.
B. John had too much homework over the weekend.
C. Would you care if I went too?
D. Harriman told Jake it was too bad about his mother.

Question 22 is based on the following sentence:

Dolly must clean up her room before she goes out.

22. In this sentence, what word begins the subordinate clause?

A. Dolly
B. clean
C. before
D. she

23. What is the correct adverb form of the adjective ample?

A. Ampily
B. Amply
C. More ample
D. Most ample

24. In which sentence is the underlined word a preposition?

A. Senator Young objected to the bill, BUT he didn't say why.
B. She skipped her breakfast, FOR it was getting late.
C. The constitution calls FOR equal rights for all.
D. It was a sunny day, BUT Jane remained indoors.

Please answer any of the questions you might know, thank you.
25. In which one of these sentences does an adverb modify a verb?

A. Jacob was a very smart boy.
B. Lucy quickly hid behind the tree.
C. The dress was terribly old.
D. Mr. Dodge moved in an extremely slow manner.
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Homework
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
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Expert:  Mike Teflon replied 11 years ago.

Hi Cremated soul,

Thanks for your question on JA..

Here are your answers with explanations to difficult ones

1. C

2. D ex: He has done it quickly (quickly -- adverb)

3. A it contains 'and' , a co-ordinating conjunction. remember the phrase "fanboys" f-for, a -and , n-nor, b-but, o-of, y-yet, s-so. These are the 7 co-ordinating conjunctions

4. D in all other sentences but connects the clauses

5. C Most is a superlative

6. B object of prepostion is noun

7. C clauses contain subject and verb

8. D loudly an adverb qualifying adjective 'about'

9. B time relationship

10. C a subordinate conjuction connects two unequal parts of a sentence

11. D fortunately is an adverb

12. C deadly is an adjective

13. A

14. D Either or is a co-ordinating conjunction

15. C from is a preposition

16. D all other sentences make wrong use of comparative degree

17. D

18. B

19. B

20. A

21. C

22. A do not confuse it for C - before, because the clause after it contains subject and verb and hence is not a subordinate clause

23. B

24. C option B is incorrect because for is used as a conjunction

25. B

I hope I answered all your questions correctly. Sorry for the delay in the question getting answered. The reason could have been the tiny amount offered by you for this compound question of 25 questions.

Thanks & Regards

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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
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5 of them were wrong.

22 haha, it was c
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