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1. SEAE is:
a) The dialect of English spoken by most North Americans
b) The dialect of English spoken all over the world
c) The written dialect of English favored in North American textbooks, newspapers, and most business documents
d) The written dialect of English favored in personal correspondence and informal notes by North Americans

SEAE is the written dialect of English favored in North American textbooks, newspapers, and most business documents.

2. A noun can be a:
a) person
b) place
c) thing
d) all of the above

A noun can be a person, place, thing, or idea.

3. Which of the following is a variety of compound noun?
a) two words joined with a hyphen
b) two words joined together to form one word
c) two separate words that refer to one thing
d) all of the above

All of these choices describe different types of compound nouns.

4. An article is a special type of:
a) noun
b) adjective
c) preposition
d) conjunction

Articles help describe nouns. They indicate whether a noun is specific (the) or general (a, an).

5. True or false: Having a large vocabulary is a prerequisite for using grammar correctly.
FALSE

Grammar describes how words fit together to form sentences, not what the words are.

6. True or false: The only thing an adjective can modify is a noun.
FALSE

An adjective can modify a noun or a pronoun. Example: "I caught the big one."

7. True or false: When modifying a noun, an adjective always comes before the noun.
FALSE

Adjectives usually come before nouns, but not always. Example: "Rain makes me grumpy."

8. In the sentence "The bugbears splattled their squeaky-juice," which word is most likely the verb?
a) bugbears
b) splattled
c) their
d) squeaky-juice

The position of "splattled" and the "ed" at the end indicate that "splattled" is likely a verb.

9. In the sentence " 'Feezlefit,' thundered Merlin to his imp, 'why is there berry juice on my scrolls?' " what part of speech is Feezlefit?
a) common noun
b) proper noun
c) compound noun
d) collective noun

Feezlefit is the name of Merlin's imp, and, like all names, is a proper noun.

10. A pronoun is a word that acts as a substitute for a:
a) noun
b) verb
c) adjective
d) adverb

A pronoun acts as a substitute for a noun. "Anna has a sweet tooth. She likes candy apples."

11. A noun's number is always:
a) singular
b) plural
c) singular or plural
d) none of the above

Example: pencil (singular); pencils (plural).

12. There's a new children's show called, "Happy Shiny Fun Ball." How many adjectives are in the title?
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4

All of the adjectives ("Happy," "Shiny," and "Fun") describe the noun "Ball."

13. Which of these can an adverb NOT describe?
a) nouns
b) verbs
c) adjectives
d) adverbs

An adverb can describe a verb, adjective, or adverb, but not a noun.

14. What letters do almost all adverbs end with?
a) -ed
b) -en
c) -ly
d) -ing

Almost all adverbs end with "ly," as in "slowly" and "definitely."

15. Which of these pronouns is different from the others: "I," "she," "it," "they"?
a) I
b) she
c) it
d) they

"They" is a plural pronoun, and the others are singular pronouns.

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