Core Test Grammar Review
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In the following slides, your knowledge of parts
of speech, sentence structures, commas,
adverbs, colons, and parentheses will be tested
in an effort to prepare you for the core test. With
each word you see on the following slides, you
will need to either define it or give an example of
it. After you finish, the person next to you will
do the next word and so on. The trick is to
answer as many as you can before the timer
rings, and you don’t want the timer to ring while
it is your turn or the other team wins a point.
Good luck!
DAY’S MARKET
TO WANDER
GIVE AN EXAMPLE OF
USING PARENTHESES.
THOUGH I LOVE SUMMER I
DO NOT LIKE ALL THE
BUGS THAT COME OUT.
LIST ONE COLON RULE.
ADJECTIVE
I RAN A MARATHON, AND
I TOOK 1ST PLACE.
INFINITIVE VERB PHRASE
FOURTEEN
GIVE AN EXAMPLE OF
USING A COMMA WITH AN
INTRODUCTORY PHRASE
A popover has four
common ingredients flour,
milk, salt, and butter.
RUNNING
TO SWIM
HIKE
BLUE
PRONOUN
THEY
HE
THAT
A, AN, THE
FOR, AND, NOR, BUT, OR,
YET, SO
OVER
NOUN
IN
WAS HIKING
BY
ADVERB
IS
THROUGH
ABOVE
YIKES!
WAS
AM RUNNING
WOW!
RUNNING SHOES
BECAUSE, SINCE
HIKING BOOTS
HELPING VERB
I RAN A MARATHON.
INTERJECTIONS
WHEN I WAS FIFTY, I RAN
A MARATHON, AND I
ST
TOOK 1 PLACE.
PREPOSITION
WHEN I WAS FIFTY, I RAN
A MARATHON.
CONJUNCTION
DOG
SIMPLE SENTENCE
LINKING VERB
GERUND
COMPOUND SENTENCE
PARTICIPLE
COMPOUND COMPLEX
SENTENCE
GIVE AN EXAMPLE OF
USING A COMMA WITH AN
INTRODUCTORY PHRASE
DURING LUNCH I ATE
PIZZA.
COMPLEX SENTENCE
WHILE SLEDDING BEHIND
THE FOUR-WHEELER JEN
BROKE HER ARM.
WHEN I WAS 12 I WAS
AFRAID OF SPIDERS.
WHILE RIDING HIS BIKE
JACK RAN OVER A SKUNK.
WHAT IS AN ADVERB?
JACK WHO HAS ORANGE
SHOELACES IS FIFTEEN.
A _____ is a signal that something is to follow: a
rephrased statement, a list, or a formal quotation. Use a
______ if you can insert namely after it.
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Use a _____ at the end of a complete statement to
show anticipation—that is, to show that amplifying
details follow, such as a list, a series of items, a formal
quotation, or an explanation.
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DURING THE MOVIE I
STARTED TO CRY.
After five minutes of
silence, the actor uttered
those famous words “To
be or not to be; that is the
question.”
GIVE AN EXAMPLE OF AN
ADVERB.
LIST ONE COLON RULE.
Of all the gauges in an
airplane cockpit, three are
crucial the altimeter, the
gas gauge, and the crashwarning indicator.
MY MOM THE BEST COOK
IN THE ENTIRE WORLD
BOUGHT A NEW DRESS.
LIST ONE COLON RULE.
ACTION VERB
WHEN DO YOU USE
PARENTHESES?
OH!
AM
SOFT
ARTICLE