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  1. 1. In which sentence is the word you the subject? A. I gave the movie tickets to you. NO! You can’t be the subject because it’s the object of the preposition to. REF: Subject/object pronouns (WC 435) B. Did I give you the movie tickets? NO! Youcan’t be the subject because it is acting as the indirect object. REF: Indirect objects (WC 405) C. Give me the movie tickets. YES! You is the subject, but it’s an implied you as the subject of an imperative sentence. (You) give me the movie tickets. REF: Imperative sentences (WC 359)

  2. 2. In which sentence is the underlined word the subject? A. Were the customers happy with their purchases? YES! In an inverted sentence such as a question the subject (customers) comes after the linking verb (were). REF: Inverted and Interrogative sentences (WC 543) B. Were the customers happy with their purchases? NO! Were can’t be the subject because it’s the linking verb. REF: Linking verbs, inverted sentences (WC 407, 543) C. Were the customers happy with their purchases? NO! Purchases can’t be the subject because it’s the object of the preposition with. REF: Prepositional phrases (WC 481)

  3. 4. In which sentence do the subject and verb agree? A. This shirt or those cufflinks make a nice gift. YES! Cufflinks is plural and closest to the verb, therefore make has to be plural and it is. REF: Making Subjects and Verbs Agree (WC 541) B. Jason or Leo like dress shirts. NO! Jason or Leo is singular, not both of them, so like needs to be singular (likes). REF: Making Subjects and Verbs Agree (WC 541) C. That shirt and this tie looks good together. NO! The word “and” makes the subject, plural because it is talking about both of them, therefore the verb “looks” needs to be plural (look). REF: Making Subjects and Verbs Agree (WC 541)

  4. 5. A messenger delivered a telegram to Gayle and _____. A. Him YES! Him is a compound object. This compound object can be used because the pronoun him fits right into the sentence. A messenger delivered a telegram to (him). REF: Subject/object Pronouns (WC 435) B. He NO! He is also used when forming a compound object. In this sentence, the compound object can’t be used because a proper noun and he don’t go together in a sentence. REF: Using Pronouns Correctly (WC 439) C. His NO! His is a possessive pronoun and possesive pronouns show who or what has something. In this sentence, it is not showing who has something. REF: Possessive Pronouns (WC 441)

  5. 7. My dog brought the stick to Tina and ___. A. I NO! the answer is I when I is he only subject. Or else, it is a different form of I. REF: Subject/object pronouns (WC 435) B. He NO! He should be used when there is a compound subject with the pronoun she. REF: Using Pronouns Correctly (WC 439) C. Me YES! When the subject pronoun me is the last part of the compound subject or object, me should come last. The dog brought the stick to (me) REF: Using Pronouns Correctly (WC 439)

  6. 8. Which word would make the sentence right? A.Mice live in our attic. At night we hear theysqueaking NO! They is the subject of this sentence. It needs to be the object. Mice and They are both plural words. REF: Pronouns (WC 437) REF: Subject/object pronouns (WC 435) B. Mice live in our attic. At night we hear themselves squeaking. NO! Themselves is the subject of the sentence. It needs to be the object. Themselves and mice are both plural REF: Pronouns ( WC 445) Mice live in our attic. At night we hear them squeaking. YES! Them is the object. Now there is an object and subject in both sentence. Mice and them are both plural. REF: Pronouns (WC 445)

  7. 10. In which sentence is the underline word used correctly? • Ali and me enjoy roller-skating in the park. NOPE! Me is used as a personal pronounused as an object. B. Ali and myself enjoy roller-skating in the park. NO! Myself is used as a reflexive pronoun.A reflexive pronoun indicates that the same person or thing is involved. Page: 445 C. Ali and I enjoy roller-skating in the park. YEAH!! I is used as a personal pronoun, used as a subject. A personal pronoun are pronouns that are used to refer to people or things. Page: 435

  8. 11. The ending of the film baffled ______ viewers. A. us YES! Us is correct because the form of the pronoun can affect the meaning of such sentences. In an incomplete comparison, use thee pronouns that would be correct if the comparison were complete. REF: Using Pronouns Correctly (WC 439) B. ourselves NO! Ourselves can’t be the answer because it effects the meaning of the pronoun. REF: Using Pronouns Correctly (WC 439) C. we NO! We is not correct because we is not the main subject viewers is the main subject. REF: Using Pronouns Correctly (WC 439)

  9. 12. Which pronoun is used correctly in the sentence? A. My twin brother has grown taller than me. NO! Me can’t be the correct preposition because there is an implied verb, am, after the pronoun and you need a subject pronoun before a verb. REF: Personal Pronouns (WC 435) B. My twin brother has grown taller than myself. NO! Myself can’t be the correct preposition because it is a reflexive pronoun. REF: Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns (WC 445) C. My twin brother has grown taller than I. Yes! I iscorrect preposition because there an implied verb am after the pronoun and you need a subject pronoun before a verb. REF: Personal Pronouns (WC 455)

  10. 13. The grinning baby in the photograph is ______ Me No. Me is used as the object of the sentence and this sentence doesn’t need an object. Ref: Pg. 435 WC B. Myself No. Myself is a reflexive pronoun which refers to a noun or another pronoun and indicates that the same person or thing is involved. Ref: Pg 445 WC C. I Yes! I is a subject and this sentence needs a subject pronoun to complete it because “is” is a linking verb. Every linking verb needs a subject pronoun. Ref: Pg 435 WC

  11. 14. Using Pronouns A. Over the years, the bronze statue has lost it’s luster NO!It’scant be the pronoun because it is the contraction of it is. REF: Possessive Pronouns(WC 441) B. Over the years, the bronze statue lost it luster. NO! It can’t be the pronoun because there is no verb REF: Indirect objects (WC 405) C. Over the years the bronze statue has lost itsluster YES! Itsis possessive and that means the luster of the statue is gone (You) give me the movie tickets. REF: possessive pronouns(WC 441)

  12. 15. The apartment with the broken doorbell is • Our NO! Our is a possessive pronoun it has two forms only one is used in this sentence. (WC- 441) B. Ourselves No! Ourselves is a reflective pronoun it does not help modify the subject of the sentence. It refers the same thing or person is involved. ( WC- 445) C. Ours YES! The word ours is the objectand is used after the verb is in the sentence. Ours is also plural referring to a group of people. (WC-435) Answer: C

  13. 16. Each girl must bring ___ own beverage to the barbecue. A. their No! The answer would not be their because girl is singular. REF: Using Pronouns Correctly, Making Subjects and Verbs Agree (WC 439, 541) B. her Yes! Her fills the blank because her matches with the words each girl. REF: Using Pronouns Correctly (WC 439) C. hers No! It would not be hers because hers is plural and girl is singular. Another reason is that hers as a plural is not proper. REF: Using Pronouns Correctly, Making Subjects and Verbs Agree (WC 439, 541) Deena Lipson

  14. 17. Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. Nothing ________ happening at the community center today. A. Were “Were” is not the correct answer. This is because “were” is in past tense while the sentence is in present tense. B. Are “Are” is not the correct answer. This is because “are” is a plural word, and “nothing” is single. C. Is “Is” is the correct answer. This is because “is” is a single present tense helping verb, and “nothing” is also a singular word. REF: Glossary (WC 410)

  15. 18. Some of the kids covered _______ eyes during the roller coaster ride. A. Their CORRECT: Their is a possessive pronoun that shows who has something. In this case, the kids possess their eyes. B. His INCORRECT: All of the kids might not be boys, so we can’t say his. C. Theirs INCORRECT: Theirs is plural, and the answer needs to be singular. REF for all: Writers Choice, Possessive Pronouns, page 441

  16. 19. Mayor Hurley___ appeared at the opening of the new mall. hisself This is not the answer because it is not a possessive. B. himself This is the answer because it adds emphasis to the pronoun that has already been named. he This is not the answer because this sentence is not in need of a personal pronoun.

  17. 19. What sentence has the correct pronoun? A. Mayor Hurley hisself appeared at the opening of the new mall. NO! Hisself can’t be correct because it isn’t a correct form of a reflexive or intensive pronoun. REF: Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns (WC 435) B. Mayor Hurley himself appeared at the opening of the new mall. YES! Himself is correct because it is an intensive pronoun. REF: Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns (WC 445) C. Mayor Hurley he appeared at the opening of the new mall. NO! He can’t be correct because it is a personal pronoun. REF: Personal Pronouns (WC 435)

  18. 19. Mayor Hurley _________ appeared at the opening of the new mall. A. hisself NO! Hisself isn’t a word. The question is looking for the reflexive pronoun of him. REF: Reflexive pronouns(WC 445) B. Himself Yes! Himself is a reflexive pronoun and the correct pronoun needed in this sentence. The sentence is referring to Mayor Hurley himself doing the action Mayor Hurley himself appeared at the opening of the new mall. REF: Reflexive Pronouns(WC 445) C. He No! Mayor Hurley is the subject of a sentence. Therefore a subject pronoun like he is unnecessary. There must be an object pronoun in this case. REF: Subject/Object Pronouns(WC 435)

  19. 21. To ___ does this navy blue parka belong? A. Whom Yes. This is the correct choice is whom because this is showing possession of the object. Interrogative & Demonstrative Pronouns WC Pg 447 B. Whose No. This is a wrong answer because whose is used in the beginning of a question. Interrogative & Demonstrative Pronouns WC Pg 447 C. Who No. This is a wrong answer because who doesn’t sound right when you plug it in, nor is it at the beginning of a sentence. Interrogative & Demonstrative Pronouns WC Pg 447

  20. 22. _____ was my great-grandfather’s pocket watch. A. These WRONG! The pronoun, these, is plural and the linking verb, was, is singular therefore they DO NOT agree. REF: Pronouns; Interrogative and Demonstrative Adjectives(WC 447) B. This CORRECT! The pronoun, this, is singular and he linking verb was is also singular therefore they agree. REF: Pronouns; Interrogative and Demonstrative Pronouns(WC 447) C. Those WRONG! Those is also a plural pronoun therefore they DO NOT agree. REF: Pronouns; Interrogative and Demonstrative Pronouns (WC 447)

  21. 23. Erin had to wait in line for ____ hour for summer class registration. A. a NO! “A” is an indefinite article and is used before a noun with a consonant sound. In the word “hour” the “h” is silent, therefore starting with an “o” sound, which is a vowel. REF: Articles and Proper Adjectives (WC 459) B. an YES! “An” is an indefinite article, and we use “an” instead of “a” because “hour” has a starting vowel sounding constant. REF: Articles and Proper Adjectives (WC 459) C. the NO! “The” is a definite article. Definite articles identify specific people, places, or ideas. REF: Articles and Proper Adjectives (WC 459)

  22. South America: • No, because this is a continent, and a proper adjective not a noun. A common ending to a proper adjective is “an”, as in this scenario as well. • Ref: Writers choice: p. 459 Articles and Proper Adjectives • south American: • No, because South American is a proper adjective, and the first letter of the beginning of every proper adjective must me capitalized. • Ref: Writers choice: p. 459 Articles and Proper Adjectives • South American: • Yes because… • It is correctly capitalized, because it is a proper adjective. • With a linking verb comes a predicate adjective, shawl= South American. • Ref: Writers choice: p. 459 Articles and Proper Adjectives 24. This hand-woven shawl with turquoise and red stripes is

  23. 27. Of all school productions this year, Oliver! Was the __________ Best YES!Best is the superlative form and is correct and is comparing all of the productions against the one Oliver. ( WC-467) B. Most good NO!in most situations you don’t add more or most unless your comparing two or more syllables.( WC- 461) C. Better NO! Better, is comparative comparing two things or people the sentence above is a superlative sentence. (WC- 461) Answer: A

  24. 28. The solid oak table looks _____ than the pine table. • Most sturdy No. This is not the correct answer because it is comparing 2 things so the adjective has to be in the comparative form. REF: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives (WC Page 461) • Sturdier Yes. It is the correct choice because it is a comparative adjective and they end in –erand a comparative adjective compares 2 things which the word Sturdier does. REF: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives (WC Page 461) • Sturdiest No. This is not the correct answer because the ending -estcompares a group of things or people. REF: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives (WC Page 461)

  25. 29. Of the six hockey players, Yolanda played the game ________. A. More aggressively NO! More Aggressively is not correct because more is the comparative form and Yolanda is being compared to more than two actions. REF: Comparative and Superlative Adverbs(WC 467) B. Most aggressive NO! Most Aggressive can’t be the answer because aggressive is not an adverb and aggressive is describing the verb. REF: Glossary: Adverb (WC 813) C. Most aggressively YES! Most Aggressively is correct because “most” is the superlative form of the adverb and Yolanda is being compared to more than two action. Aggressively is the adverb describing the verb played. REF: Comparative and Superlative Adverbs(WC 467)

  26. 31. What is the correct comparative or superlative? A. Our car runs worse of all during the cold winter months. NO! Worse can’t be correct because it is a comparative adverb. REF: Comparative and Superlative Adverbs (WC 467) B. Our car runs worst of all during the cold winter months. YES! Worseis correct because it is an superlative pronoun. REF: Comparative and Superlative Adverbs (WC 467) C. Our car runs baddest of all during the cold winter months. NO! Baddestcan’t be correct because it isn’t a comparative or superlative adverb. REF: Comparative and Superlative Adverbs (WC 467)

  27. 32.Comparative and Superlative Forms Which word or words fit best in the sentence below? Those irises are the _____ flowers in your garden. Those irises are the more beautiful flowers in your garden. A. NO! more beautiful can’t be the correct answer because the sentence doesn’t show any comparison of the irises towards any specific other flower in the garden. REF: Comparative and superlative adverbs (WC 467) B. Those irises are the beautifulestflowers in your garden. NO! beautifulestcan’t be the correct answer because it is not a word. REF: Dictionary (beautiful) page 100 C. Those irises are the most beautiful flowers in your garden. YES! most beautiful is the correct answer because it is a superlative, and it is comparing more than two actions. REF: Comparative and superlative adverbs (WC 467)

  28. More cautious : No, because there is already an adjective, “more”, so what is needed is an adverb, to modify the adjective. Cautious, is an adjective. The order of a comparative sentence is adjective then comparative. Ref: Adverbs, Comparative and Superlative Adjectives: Writers choice p. 465, p. 467 B. Most cautiously: No, because “most” is a superlative adjective, and the sentence is a comparative sentence, not superlative. A superlative compares more than two things or people, and a comparative only compares two. Ref: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives:Writers choice p. 467 C. More cautiously : Yes, because it is a comparative sentence, and the adverb, “cautiously”, is used in this type of sentence. Correct order: adjective, comparative. Ref:Comparative and Superlative Adjectives:Writers Choice p. 467 33. Tatsuro offers his opinions_____ than his sister does.

  29. 34. In which sentence is the word real used correctly? A. This painting is a real van Gogh. YES! Realis used correctly because it is an adjective, and in this sentence it is describing the predicate noun. It is not the adverb really, because adverbs describe only the verb, adjective, or another adverb(not any type of noun). REF: Using Adverbs and Adjectives (WC 469) and (WC 813) B. I am real impressed by the picture. NO! Real is used incorrectly because it is not describing the noun, therefore it should be replaced by the adverb really. REF: Using Adverbs and Adjectives (WC 469) C. Van Gogh worked real hard during life. No! Real is used incorrectly because it is not describing the noun, therefore it should be replaced by the adverb really. REF: Using Adverbs and Adjectives (WC 469)

  30. 37. In which sentence are negatives used incorrectly? A. There isn’t any better book than The Hobbit. NO! Isn’t is a negative and any is a positive which makes them used correctly in this sentence. REF: Avoiding Double Negatives (WC 471) B. There is no better book than The Hobbit. NO! The word is is a positive and no is a negative, which makes them used correctly in this sentence. REF: Avoiding Double Negatives (WC 471) C. There isn’t no better book than The Hobbit. YES! Isn’t and no are both negatives, and they make this sentence incorrect because a double negative is used. REF: Avoiding Double Negatives (WC 471)

  31. 38. Commonly confused adverbs and adjectives; double negatives • Either streamers or ballonswas good decorations for the gym. NO! was can’t be correct because the sentence is in the present tense, while was is a past tense linking verb in the form of is. REF: Avoiding double negatives (WC 471) B. Either streamers or balloons is good decorations for the gym. NO! is can’t be the correct answer because balloons and streamers are both plural nouns, and is is (haha) the singular form. REF: Using adverbs and adjectives (WC 469) C. Either streamers or ballonsare good decorations for the gym. YES! Are is the correct answer because it is in the plural form of the verb is, and also in the present-tense form, along with the sentence. REF: Adverbs (WC 464)

  32. 39. Both the hammer and the nails ___ in the basement. A. belong Yes! Belong fills the blank because one of the compound subjects are plural which makes the verb singular. REF: Agreement with Compound Subjects (WC 549) B. belonging No! The answer could not be belonging because it is a synonym meaning a possession rather than to be properly placed. REF: Synonyms and Antonyms (WC 626) C. belongs No! It would not be belongs because belongs is plural and the verb and subject wouldn't both be plural. REF: Agreement with Compound Subjects (WC 549) Deena Lipson

  33. 40. Neither my brothers nor my mother _____ home. Laura Chaglasian A. Is YES! Is is the right choice because to follow subject-verb agreement if the subject, home, is singular the verb must also be, isis a singular verb. REF: Making Subjects and Verbs Agree (WC 541) B. Are NO! Are is incorrect because in the sentence, home is a singular word and there needs to be a singular verb to match it. The word are is plural. REF: Making Subjects and Verbs Agree (WC 541) C. Were NO! Were is incorrect because it is a plural verb and to make the subject and verb agree they must both be singular. REF: Making Subjects and Verbs Agree (WC 541)

  34. Fill in the blank with the correct statement.41. A stopped clock is wrong most of the time;_____ , it is right two times a day. A: NO! Thus does not modify or describe the pronoun in this sentence. (Writer’s Choice Workbook, Pg. 813) B: YES! However modifies and describes the pronoun in this sentence. However describes the two times a day. (Writer’s Choice Workbook, Pg. 813) C: NO! Besides does not modify or describe the pronoun in this sentence. (Writer’s Choice Workbook, Pg. 813) Thus However Besides

  35. 43. The milk has spoiled; ____, the cheese is sprouting mold. A. The milk has spoiled; still, the cheese is sprouting mold. NO! Still is used to replace the word but, and this sentence is not saying that one thing is happening in contrast to the other. REF: Conjunctive Adverbs (WC 489) B. The milk has spoiled; consequently, the cheese is sprouting mold. NO! Consequently means that the cheese sprouting mold is a result of the milk spoiling. REF: Conjunctive Adverbs (WC 489) C. The milk has spoiled; similarly, the cheese is sprouting mold. YES! Similarly is used to state equality, and the sentence says that the milk and cheese are both going through the process of aging. REF: Conjunctive Adverbs (WC 489)

  36. 44. To _____ should I address this air-mail envelope? A. whose NO! Whose can’t be used because whose is the possessive form of who. REF: Subject/object pronouns (WC 563) B. whom YES! Whomis the right answer because whom is used when it is the object of a preposition. . REF: Indirect objects (WC 414) C. who NO! Who is the wrong answer because who is used as the first word in a question. REF: Imperative sentences (WC 414)

  37. 48. Choose the correct choice A. The girl whom I tutor always shows up early. YES! BECAUSE IT CAN NOT STAND ALONE IN A SENTANCE B. The girl, whom I tutor, always shows up early. NO! BECAUSE IT IS A APPOSITVE THERE ARE TWO APOSTROPHES C. The girl whom I tutor, always shows up early. NO! BECAUSE IT CAN STAND ALONE IN A SENTANCE

  38. 49. Select the letter of the sentence that is punctuated correctly. • This typewriter which is missing four keys isn’t worth fixing. NO! There needs to be commas after typewriter and keys because which is missing for keys is a subordinate clause modifying the word typewriter. REF: Complex Sentences (WC 507) B. This typewriter, which is missing four keys, isn’t worth fixing. YES! The subordinate clause (which is missing four keys) describes the noun. It is in the middle of the main clause so it needs commas before and after it. REF: Adjective Clauses (WC 509) C. This typewriter which is missing four keys, isn’t worth fixing. NO! The subordinate clause (which is missing four keys) describes the noun. It needs to have a comma so it describes the noun (typewriter). REF: Complex Sentences (WC 507)

  39. 50. Select the letter of the sentence that is punctuated correctly. A. Since, the apartment is too hot let’s sit on the fire escape. NO! The punctuation is incorrect because since is a subordinating conjunction. It is placed at the beginning of the sentence, so it must be part of the subordinate clause since the apartment is too hot. If the clause is at the beginning of the sentence, there must be a comma after it. REF: Adverb Clauses (WC 507, 513) B. Since the apartment is too hot, let’s sit on the fire escape. YES! The punctuation is correct because the subordinate clause, since the apartment is too hot, must be separated from the main clause, let’s sit on the fire escape. REF: Adverb Clauses (WC 507, 513) C. Since the apartment is too hot let’s sit on the fire escape. NO! The punctuation is incorrect because the subordinate clause is at the beginning of the sentence and must be separated from the main clause at the end. REF: Adverb clauses (WC 507,513)

  40. 51. Select the letter of the sentence that is punctuated correctly. A. The gravel made a crackling sound, as the truck drove over it. There is no comma because the introductory adverb clause does not need to be separated from the subordinating conjunction. REF: Using Commas II. (WC 603) B. The gravel made a crackling sound, as, the truck drove over it. You do not need to put a comma before and after the subordinate conjunction as if it were an appositive. REF: Linking verbs, inverted sentences (WC 601) C. The gravel made a crackling sound as the truck drove over it. Yes! This answer is correct because you don’t need to pause in between the two parts of the sentence. REF: Using Commas I (WC 601)

  41. 52 .Select the letter of the term that describes each sentence.How many cats and dogs do you have? Declarative sentence B. Interrogative sentence C . Exclamatory sentence D. Imperative sentence How many cats and dogs do you have? Yes! This is a interrogative sentence because there is a question mark at the end. Ref. WC Page 359 You have cats and dogs. No. This is a declarative sentence if it was a question it would be correct. Ref. WC Page 359 Wow look at your cats and dogs! No this is a exclamatory this isn’t showing a question or declaring something . Ref. WC Page 359

  42. 53. Select the letter of the term that describes each sentence. a. declarative sentence c. exclamatory sentence b. interrogative sentence d. imperative sentence What an exciting tennis match that was! Exclamatory Sentence: A sentence that expresses strong or sudden emotion. It ends with an exclamation point. REF: Exclamatory Sentence (WC 359, 599, 816, 833)

  43. 55.) Which sentence is either declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, or imperative? • The weather channel forecasts rain for tomorrow. It is declarative because it ends with a period, and it does not state a command, it is just a statement. Source: Writer’s Choice pg. 359

  44. 56. Which type of sentence is this? Drape the striped tablecloth on the table. A. Declarative NO! This type of sentence states the facts and ends with a period. REF: Declarative sentence (WC 359) B. Interrogative NO! This type of sentence asks a question and ends with a question mark. REF: Interrogative (WC 359) C. Exclamatory No! This type of sentence states excitement and ends with an exclamation mark. REF: Exclamatory ( WC 359) D. Imperative Yes! This type of sentence like the one above demands something to be done. It also ends in a period. Imperative sentence (WC 359)

  45. Francesca Sigmond 57. ___Class begins at eight o’clock sharp. A Definition: A declarative sentence makes a statement. It ends with a period. Explain: The sentence above is stating that class begins at eight o’clock. Examples: Edgar Allan Poe wrote suspenseful short stories. I have a pet cat named Drake. REF: WC (Pg. 359)

  46. 58. The radio played a sad song about lost love. A. Simple Subject INCORRECT: This isn’t the subject. The simple subject would be radio. B. Simple Predicate INCORRECT: This is the predicate, but the simple predicate would just be played. C. Complete Subject INCORRECT: This isn’t the subject. The complete subject would be the radio. D. Complete Predicate CORRECT: This is the complete predicate. The simple predicate would just be played but this is complete. E. Compound Subject INCORRECT: This isn’t the subject. This sentence does not have a compound subject. F. Compound predicate INCORRECT: This sentence does not have a compound predicate. It is complete, but not compound. REF for all: Writers Choice, Subjects and Predicates, page 363

  47. 60. Two loudly honking geese flew overhead. Simple Subject Simple Predicate Complete Subject Complete Predicate Compound Subject Compound Predicate Answer: Geese is the simple subject because it is the main word in the sentence. It is not any type of predicate because it is not a verb. Two loudly honking geese would be the complete subject because it includes all of the words in the subject and describing it. There is only one simple subject, geese and it is not shared by another simple subject, therefore it is not a compound subject either. REF WC 363

  48. 62. Select the letter that best describes the underlined part of each sentence. A. Simple subject D. Complete predicate B. Simple predicate E. Compound subject C. Complete subject F. Compound predicate A. A strange box has arrived in the mail for you. YES! A strange box is the complete subject because the underlined words include all of the words in the subject. The box is the main subject and strange is describing the box. REF: Complete Subjects (WC 363) The Answer is C, it’s a complete subject.

  49. 65. The correct answer is A, simple subject. A simple subject is the main or most important word. It is the subject of the sentence with no adjectives. “Occupants” is the single subject. Subjects and Predicates (WC 363) The car’s occupants gave us a funny look. Choices Simple subject Simple predicate Complete subject Complete predicate Compound subject Compound predicate

  50. 66. The doctor or her assistant will see one more patient. Simple subject NO! B. Simple predicate NO! C. Complete subject NO! D. Complete predicate NO! E. Compound subject YES! F. Compound predicate NO! Doctor and assistant are both subjects and not predicates so that would eliminate all the predicate answers. This is a compound subject because in this sentence there are two simple subjects and they both share the same predicate. Ref: Pg. 367 WC