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8011A Basic Grammar And Composition

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1.  Identify the part of speech of the italicized word in the following sentence:   The only NCOs who are authorized to carry a sword are Marine NCOs.

(A) Adjective
(B) Noun ccccccccccccccccccccc
(C) Adverb
(D) Preposition
(E) Conjunction
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2.  Nouns, pronouns, and verbs share these characteristics:

(A) voice, tense
(B) person, voice
(C) person, number ccccccccccccccccccccc
(D) number, mood
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Matching:  Select the function that best describes that part of speech.

3.  Noun

(A) Predicating
(B) Naming ccccccccccccccccccccc
(C) Modifying
(D) Connecting
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Matching:  Select the function that best describes that part of speech.

4.  Adjective

(A) Predicating
(B) Naming
(C) Connecting
(D) Modifying ccccccccccccccccccccc
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5.  Matching: Select the function that best describes that part of speech.

Adverb

(A) Predicating
(B) Naming
(C) Modifying ccccccccccccccccccccc
(D) Connecting
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6.  Matching: Select the function that best describes that part of speech.

Preposition

(A) Predicating
(B) Connecting ccccccccccccccccccccc
(C) Modifying
(D) Naming
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7.  Which sentence correctly spells the plural form of the noun in italics?

(A) The commander cited Lieutenant Colonels Johnson, Campbell, and Murray for exceptional performance of duty. (B) The sergeant majors met for a senior enlisted conference last week in California. (C) The five court-martials made headlines in the base newspaper. ccccccccccccccccccccc (D) The bus’ leave at noon.

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8.  What are the four classes of verbs?

(A) Imperative, interrogative, subjunctive, and transitive ccccccccccccccccccccc (B) Auxiliary, intransitive, linking, and transitive
(C) Imperative, interrogative, linking, and subjunctive
(D) Auxiliary, imperative, indicative, and intransitive
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9.  What is the definition of active voice?

(A) Action or state of being that has already occurred.
(B) The object does the action (to be + by someone).
(C) Action or state of being that is currently occurring.
(D) The subject performs the action. ccccccccccccccccccccc
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10.  Matching: Select the verb tense that matches the definition or example.

Has already occurred

(A) Past 
(B) Past perfect ccccccccccccccccccccc
(C) Future perfect
(D) Present perfect
(E) Future
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11.  Matching: Select the verb tense that matches the definition or example.

Will occur in the future

(A) Past perfect ccccccccccccccccccccc
(B) Future perfect
(C) Present perfect
(D) Future
(E) Past
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12.  Matching: Select the verb tense that matches the definition or example.

Will be completed by a certain time to come

(A) Past perfect
(B) Present perfect
(C) Future
(D) Future perfect ccccccccccccccccccccc
(E) Past
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13.  Matching: Select the verb tense that matches the definition or example.

Began in the past and continues in the present

(A) Past perfect
(B) Future perfect
(C) Present perfect ccccccccccccccccccccc
(D) Future
(E) Past
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14.  Matching: Select the verb tense that matches the definition or example.

Occurred before another past action

(A) Future perfect
(B) Present perfect
(C) Past perfect
(D) Future
(E) Past ccccccccccccccccccccc
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15.  Identify the part of speech of the italicized word in the following sentence:  The warm-up stage is very important.

(A) Noun
(B) Adjective ccccccccccccccccccccc
(C) Adverb
(D) Preposition
(E) Conjunction
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16.  Identify the part of speech of the italicized word in the following sentence: Technically, an ensign flown at any position other than the truck of the mast is considered to be half-masted.

(A) Noun
(B) Adjective
(C) Preposition
(D) Adverb ccccccccccccccccccccc
(E) Conjunction
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17.  Identify the part of speech of the italicized word in the following sentence: Before formations, the squad leader...
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