15 grammar multiple choices questions

1. Choose the eight parts of speech.
conjunction, adjective, pronoun, preposition, interjection, verb, adverb, noun
conjunction, adjective, pronoun, preposition, infinitive, verb, adverb, noun
conjunction, article, pronoun, preposition, interjection, verb, adverb, noun
clause, adjective, pronoun, preposition, interjection, verb, adverb, noun
none (i.e., no answer shows the eight parts of speech)
2. Choose the correctly punctuated sentence describing the dogs of Mr. and Mrs. Jones.
none (i.e., no answer shows correct possessive punctuation)
all (i.e., all answers are correct)
The Joneses’ dogs are here again!
The Jones’ dogs are here again!
The Jone’s dogs are here again!
3. Choose the correctly punctuated sentence.
none (i.e., each sentence has one or more errors)
I get up in the evening, and I don’t have anything to say, I come home in the morning, I go to bed feeling the same way.
I get up in the evening, and I don’t have anything to say; I come home in the morning, and I go to bed feeling the same way.
I get up in the evening, and I don’t have anything to say I come home in the morning, I go to bed feeling the same way.
I get up in the evening; and I don’t have anything to say. I come home in the morning; and I go to bed feeling the same way
4. Choose the sentence that has no punctuation or grammar errors.
We’ll never be royals it doesn’t run in our blood that kind of luxury just isn’t for us we crave a different kind of buzz.
We’ll never be royals. It doesn’t run in our blood. That kind of luxury just isn’t for us; We crave a different kind of buzz.
none (i.e., each sentence has at least one punctuation error)
We’ll never be royals, it doesn’t run in our blood, that kind of luxury just isn’t for us, we crave a different kind of buzz.
We’ll never be royals; it doesn’t run in our blood. That kind of luxury just isn’t for us we crave a different kind of buzz.
5. Choose the sentence showing a misplaced or dangling modifier.
At the age of four, my biological grandfather passed away in White Hall, Montana.
Pedro encountered many new museums walking through New York.
Sitting at Central Park, the outdoor musical performance was outstanding.
Sick Sarah went to visit a doctor with nausea.
all (i.e., all answers have misplaced modifiers)
6. Choose the sentence showing correct word usage.
Whom will receive the best essay award?
Were you, too, affected by the power outage?
The bicycle tire lost it’s air after a summer of neglect.
Our band will not loose in the battle of the bands next weekend!
Who did you invite to the ’80s party?
7. Choose the sentence showing correct antecedent-pronoun or subject-verb agreement.
Be patient; the committee is doing their best.
If a person is looking for restaurant reviews, you should check Yelp.
Neither his teammates nor Damian misses a wide-open shot at the basket.
none (i.e., each sentence has one or more agreement errors)
Each person seems to have forgotten their cloaks at the coat room.
8. Choose the sentence showing correct pronoun cases.
The fifth grader was taller than them.
Even though we lost, we definitely trained harder than they.
none (i.e., each sentence has one or more pronoun errors)
Us young people, at least for me, are super tech-savvy.
The attendant called he and I to the front desk.
9. Choose the correct statement about organization.
Both an essay and a paragraph will have a beginning, middle, and end.
all (i.e., each sentence is correct)
Syntax means the arrangement of words and phrases in a sentence.
A body paragraph is built in this order: transition phrase, topic sentence stating main idea, major and minor supporting details, concluding sentence.
A formal essay is structured thus: introductory paragraph with thesis sentence, body paragraphs, conclusion paragraph.
10. Choose the sentence that most clearly and simply describes the event.
Having thrown the ball to the second baseman, the catcher helped put out the runner, who was tagged by the second baseman.
The runner was tagged out by the second baseman, who caught the ball that had been thrown by the catcher.
The catcher threw the ball to the second baseman, who tagged out the runner.
The ball was thrown by the catcher to the second baseman, and then the runner was tagged out by the second baseman.
The second baseman tagged out the runner after catching the ball that had been thrown by the catcher, who had the ball first.
11. Which answer choice shows a comma splice punctuation error?
We are born of love, love is our mother.
Love is our mother, Rumi writes, for we are born of it.
all (i.e., each sentence has a comma splice error)
none (i.e., no sentence has a comma splice error)
We are born of love, for love is our mother.
12. Which answer choice shows a comma splice punctuation error?
Although health is the greatest gift, contentment is the greatest wealth; moreover, faithfulness comprises the best relationship.
none (i.e., no answer is correct)
Health is the greatest gift, contentment is the greatest wealth, and faithfulness comprises the best relationship.
all (i.e., each answer is correct)
Health is the greatest gift, contentment is the greatest wealth, faithfulness comprises the best relationship.
13. Which answer choice shows a run-on (also called a “fused sentence”) error?
all (i.e., each sentence is a run-on)
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, for happiness never decreases by being shared.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle happiness never decreases by being shared.
none (i.e., no sentence is a run-on)
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle; happiness never decreases by being shared.
14. Which answer choice shows correct grammar and punctuation (no fragment, run-on / fused sentence, or comma splice errors)?
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
While you will not be punished for your anger.
While you will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
You will not be punished for your anger you will be punished by your anger.
none (i.e., each sentence has one or more errors)
15. Which answer choice shows correct usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation?
In middle school she got sent to the principle almost weekly.
Its too late to turn back now; let’s keep going.
none (i.e., each sentence has one or more errors)
You’re right: Coldplay is definitely better then Band of Horses.
Their starting the movie any minute, so hurry up with the popcorn!