English 170/1 – Joe Benge
Here is an outline of the content of your final grammar quiz. Correct all the examples in each section and bring this sheet to the next class.
Questions 1-6 FINDING SUBJECTS AND VERBS
On the answer sheet, for each of these sentences, write the main subject(s) in the first blank and the main verb(s) in the second blank. Careful – beware of prepositional phrases or dependent clauses that might lurk in between the real subject and verb to fool you. Also remember that verbs, sometimes, can have more than one word (called a verb phrase). EASIER TO FIND THE VERB FIRST
THEN FIND THE DOER
The end of the story was very unexpected.
Did he meet all the requirements? [Not always just one verb (who did he meet? He did meet)]
Get out of here.
I can tell you I’m not the person whom you saw in the restaurant.
Questions 7-12 SUBJECT/VERB AGREEMENT
On the answer sheet, write the correct verb for each of these sentences.
Each of the four students were (INSTEAD OF WERE ( WAS) guilty of bullying.
Questions 13-18 PRONOUN/REFERENT (ANTECEDENT AGREEMENT)
On the answer sheet, write the correct pronoun for each of these sentences.
The orchestra (collective noun) rehearsed their own composition.
Everyone has their (A, HIS OR HER) own opinion about Tiger Woods.
Questions 19-24 PRONOUN PROBLEMS (CASE)
On the answer sheet, write the correct pronoun in the following sentences.
Just between you and me, I think we should tell her the whole story.
Questions 25-29 SUBORDINATION AND COORDINATION
Note the italicized part of each of the following sentences. On your answer sheet blanks, write the letter that corresponds to the best revision. Note that choice "a" is the same as in the original sentence.
We pulled the car over then we changed the flat tire.
a. over thenc. over, then
b. over and thend. over; then(THIS ONE BECAUSE ARE TWO RUN ONS) c.