English 10 Final Examination—Practice Test

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English 10 Final Examination—Practice Test

Name____________________________

Date_____________________________

Instructor_________________________

A. Parts of Speech. Above each of the underlined words indicate whether it is a noun (N), pronoun (Pro), verb (V), adjective (Adj), adverb (Adv), preposition (Prep), or conjunction (Conj). One (1) point each.

1.As a young reader, he enjoyed comic books and magazines.

2.The Emancipation Proclamation called for the release of slaves in 1863.

3.Charlie Chaplin was born in the slums of London, and his family struggled to survive.

4.Most of the students in my history class do not listen carefully.

5.My favorite TV show, Survivor, continues to be very popular with many viewers.

B. Subjects and Verbs. Underline all subjects once and all verbs twice. Each sentence is worth two (2) points.

6.Most people can learn to cook if they will follow instructions.

7.The famous paintings and sculptures were difficult to see because the museum

was full of people.

8.There are millions of people living in Mexico City.

9.A few employees prefer to take their lunch breaks early, but most do not leave

until noon.

10.Was the computer system repaired in time for school Monday?

C. Fragments, Comma splices, and Fused Sentences. Correct any errors. If the sentence is correct, do nothing to it. Each sentence is worth two (2) points.

 11.The candidate was a college student, then she ran for governor.

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12.The musician singing the title song from his new album.

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13.Peter is colorblind therefore his clothes are sometimes mismatched.

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14.Feeling secure and lucky, he decided to speak before the Senate.

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15.Although Hortense loved Homer dearly.

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16.The grass was tall and thick she hoped her mower could cut it.

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17.Edward wanted to buy a truck, however, his wife wanted an SUV.

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18.Ask the teacher to turn off the air conditioning.

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19.The exam had not gone well Mike had forgotten to study the War of 1812.

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20.The trial lawyer, thinking about his upcoming case when the phone rang.

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D. Main and Subordinate Clauses. There are several different kinds of exercises here. Be sure to follow the directions.

In each of the following sentences, underline any main clause(s) once and any subordinate clauses twice. Each sentence is worth two (2) points.

21.Although it was pouring rain, Gary still insisted on riding his bike to school. 22.Barb smiled with pride as her daughter played a piece by John Dowland on her classical guitar. Write sentences according to the...
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