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Write your name on all 4 pages return ALL 4 pages when done.
Read each set of directions carefully.
Make sure each answer corresponds exactly to the letter and number of each question.
You can mark up the questions (pp. 1 & 2) in any way that will help you.
USE THE ATTACHED ANSWER SHEET ( pp. 3 & 4) FOR ALL YOUR ANSWERS.
I. List all the NOUNS (not the pronouns) from the following passage:
The Titanic was supposed to be an unsinkable ship. The captain and the crew had great
confidence in her strength. The passengers, too, were convinced that the vessel was
indestructible. Then the liner struck an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland. About
fifteen hundred persons drowned because few lifeboats were available. Only the children,
the women, and a small group of men were saved. The whole world was shocked by this
senseless tragedy.
II. List the COMPLETE VERB in each sentence below if you don’t write the complete verb it will be
wrong!
Next to each verb tell whether it is ACTION or LINKING.
A. They defended themselves against the intruders.
B. These paintings are the best in the class.
C. We have stayed in Miami before.
D. Call me in the morning.
E. She certainly looks old for her age.
F. The winner of the match possessed unbelievable strength.
G. The air smells of burning leaves.
H. Many planes fly faster than the speed of sound.
I. That item will be on the agenda next week.
J. I really like Chinese food.

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III. List the ADJECTIVE in each sentence below. (There is only one in each sentence.)
Next to each adjective, give the word that the adjective MODIFIES.
A. The class visited the new aquarium in Providence.
B. Most families in the U.S. have a pet.
C. Dunkin’ Donuts is a favorite coffee today.
D. The meteorologist issued a storm warning.
E. Joe’s parents found the photographs in the attic.
IV. List the ADVERB in each sentence below. (There is only one in each sentence.)
Next to each adverb, give the word that the adverb MODIFIES.
A. It was very dark that night.
B. The children chattered noisily in the room.
C. This restaurant is seldom crowded.
D. The group met Joel and Karen later.
E. What time did you get here?
V. List the PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE in each sentence below
Next to each one tell whether the prepositional phrase is being used as an ADJECTIVE or ADVERB.
A. The president of the club introduced himself.
B. Divide the milk and cookies among the children.
C. The house with the white shutters is mine.
D. We all enjoy swimming in the pool when the weather is hot.

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Write your name on all 4 pages – return ALL 4 pages when done. Read each set of directions carefully. Make sure each answer corresponds exactly to the letter and number of each question. You can mark up the questions (pp. 1 & 2) in any way that will help you. USE THE ATTACHED ANSWER SHEET ( pp. 3 & 4) FOR ALL YOUR ANSWERS. I. List all the NOUNS (not the pronouns) from the following passage: The Titanic was supposed to be an unsinkable ship. The captain and the crew had great confidence in her strength. The passengers, too, were convinced that the vessel was indestructible. Then the liner struck an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland. About fifteen hundred persons drowned because few lifeboats were available. Only the children, the women, and a small group of men were saved. The whole world was shocked by this senseless tragedy. II. List the COMPLETE VERB in each sentence below – if you don’t write the complete verb it will be wrong! Next to each verb tell whether it is ACTION or LINKING. A. They defended themselves against the intruders. B. These paintings are the best in the class. C. We have stayed in Miami before. D. Call me in the morning. E. She certainly looks old for her age. F. The winner of the match possessed unbelievable strength. G. The air smells of burning leaves. H. Many planes fly faster than the speed of sound. I. That item will be on the agenda next week. J. I really like Chinese food. III. List the ADJECTIVE in each sentence ...
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