1. Which one of the following is a correct example of the singular possessive case?
A. women’s club
B. who’s job
C. audiences’ reaction
(D). king’s rights
2. In which sentence are the conjunctions used correctly?
A. The top award was given to neither Steve or Jim.
B. Either Fred nor John knew about the accident.
(C). Neither beauty nor popularity was considered in the contest.
D. Mary enjoyed neither roller skating or ice skating.
3. What is the indirect object in the following sentence? For her birthday Jody bought Alice an angora sweater.
4. Choose the sentence that has a subject complement.
(A.) The day ended with many surprises.
B. We can’t leave without seeing her.
C. I felt much better.
D. The nurse felt my pulse.
5. Which of the following sentences does not properly use a subordinating conjunction?
(A.) He acts like he’s going to cry.
B. You stay put unless I call for you.
C. As the man said what comes around goes around.
D. I will refuse his demands because they are outrageous.
6. Select the sentence in which the verb correctly agrees with the subject.
(A). Not only the muffler but also the spark plugs need to be replaced.
B. Les and Miranda is late for work today.
C. A copy of Moby Dick and several magazines has disappeared from my room.
D. Peggy and Phyllis drives me to Florida every winter.
7. Which sentence below contains a correctly used modifier in italics?
A. Joe looked sad at his broken bike.
B. I feel goodly now that I’m over the flu.
(C.)He spoke sharply to his sister.
D. The sauce tasted bitterly and I couldn’t swallow it.
8. Which one of the following is a correct spelling of a plural noun?
9. Choose the sentence that has a compound predicate.
A. We went home to eat and to study.
B. Swimming and golfing are Jim’s favorite sports.
C. Sue and I will listen.
D. Sandy washed and ironed her clothes.
10. Which one of the following pairs of words consists of antonyms?
11. Which of the following sentences contains an italicized word that’s used as a predicate adjective?
A. Jerry looks at the map.
(B))Jerry looks ill today.
C. Jerry looks into the microscope.
D. Jerry looks disdainfully at the pile of laundry.
12. In which one of the following sentences would the word cheerful correctly complete the statement?
A. Jonathan participated _______ in the holiday parade.
B. Carolyn talked _______ about her experience.
C. George laughed _______ when his wife teased him.
D. Gladys looked _______ when she heard the encouraging news.
13. Which one of the following is a correct example of the plural possessive case?
A. stone’s throw
(B.) men’s plans
C. woman’s plans
D. it’s place
14. Which one of the following word or words is an example of a correlative conjunction?
(B). Either . . . or
15. Which one of the following words is an antonym of joyful?
16. Choose the sentence below in which of is used correctly.
A. We should of left early.
B. The boys surrendered but they should of fought.
C. The three girls might of broken the records.
(D.) The bird flew north of the beach.
17. Which synonym of the word look would be most effective in the following sentence? Detective Flint leaned forward with narrowed eyes to _______ what appeared to be a vital clue.
18. Which one of the following sentences contains an error in its verb?
A. Not only the players but also coach Jarvis was late for practice.
B. Neither bananas nor squash was for sale.
C. Either footnotes or endnotes are acceptable.
19. Select the sentence in which all pronouns are used correctly.
A. I hope she will keep this between she and I.
(B). I sat between him and her during the sales conference.
C. Be sure to divide all income from the suburban property between he and I.
D. Just between you and I I am not impressed by our new manager.
20. What is the simple subject of the following sentence?
During the night the frightened child called for his mother and father.