Generic nouns _______ refer to a specific person, place, or thing.


Part 1 of 1 – 90.0/ 100.0 Points

Question 1 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Generic nouns _______ refer to a specific person, place, or thing.

A. always

B. sometimes

C. don’t

D. usually

Question 2 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Which of the following is not an abstract noun?

A. Truth

B. Sky

C. Beauty

D. Faith

Question 3 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

All of the following transitional expressions are used to show causes except

A. for that reason.

B. as a result.

C. results from.

D. because.

Question 4 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

The plural of fury is

A. furys.

B. furies.

C. furyies.

D. fury’s.

Question 5 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

_______ determiners, such as “my,” “your,” and “her,” are placed in front of a noun to tell us that something belongs to the person(s) represented by the pronoun, which is why they serve as adjectives.

A. Objective

B. Possessive

C. Suggestive

D. Subjective

Question 6 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Regarding number and person agreement, _______ pronouns, like “anybody,” “nobody,” “someone,” or “anyone,” are singular. Therefore, any pronoun that refers to them must be singular.

A. definite

B. indicative

C. indefinite

D. possessive

Question 7 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

To persuade through writing is to

A. agree with.

B. influence.

C. argue against.

D. question.

Question 8 of 20 0.0/ 5.0 Points

Which of the following may be either a collective or singular noun?

A. Faculty

B. Moose

C. Forest

D. Navy

Question 9 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Which one of the following nouns is singular?

A. Criterion

B. Potatoes

C. Data

D. Passers-by

Question 10 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

All of the following transitional expressions are used to show effects except

A. consequently.

B. thus.

C. on account of.

D. hence.

Question 11 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Carol and Craig are talking about signal words followed by “of.” Carol says “of” signal phrases always precede a plural or collective noun. Craig says that that these kinds of signal words are usually followed by a plural or collective noun. Who is correct?

A. Carol is correct.

B. Craig is correct.

C. Both Carol and Craig are incorrect.

D. Both Carol and Craig are partially correct.

Question 12 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Before class, Barb and Clive were prepping for an English exam. Barb insisted that the plural of “halo” is “halos.” Clive argued that the plural of “halo” is “haloes.” Who is correct?

A. Barb, not Clive, is correct.

B. Clive, not Barb, is correct.

C. Neither Barb nor Clive is correct.

D. Barb and Clive are both correct.

Question 13 of 20 0.0/ 5.0 Points

Which of the following sentences contains a proper noun that should be capitalized?

A. We watched the red-tail hawk soaring overhead.

B. The final exam was due by november 10th.

C. The trawler seemed lost in the vastness of the western sea.

D. Mable was a licensed cosmetologist.

Question 14 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Cause-and-effect paragraphs and persuasion paragraphs are very similar to

A. arguments.

B. essays.

C. transitions.

D. pronouns.

Question 15 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Personal pronouns take different forms depending on whether they’re subjects, objects, or possessive pronouns. Logically, subjects are in the _______ case.

A. objective

B. possessive

C. subjective

D. compound

Question 16 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

In terms of the parts of speech, _______ make up the largest number of English words.

A. verbs

B. nouns

C. adjectives

D. adverbs

Question 17 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

The word a pronoun refers to is called its

A. subject.

B. object.

C. antecedent.

D. precedent.

Question 18 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Words like “who,” “whose,” “which,” and “that” are called _______ pronouns.

A. relative

B. universal

C. indefinite

D. definitive

Question 19 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

In general, _______ writing is intended to convey information and explain ideas.

A. expository

B. controversial

C. interrogative

D. purposeful

Question 20 of 20 5.0/ 5.0 Points

Which of the following nouns is not countable?

A. Banana

B. Tulip

C. Wind

D. Apricot




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