Around the World Clauses

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Clause and Phrase Review Game
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Which of the following is a true statement
about prepositional phrases?
A. Prepositional phrases begin with a
preposition and end with a verb phrase.
B. Prepositional phrases must contain adverbs
and adjectives as modifiers.
C. Prepositional phrases act like single word
adjectives and adverbs, and they relate to
another word in the sentence.
D. Prepositional phrases will always contain a
verb.
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B.
C.
D.
Mr. Robinson resides ____ Pear Orchard Road.
Beside
Below
On
About
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I sat ____ the stream as I read a delightful
poem.
A. By
B. Around
C. In addition to
D. Without
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____ to science and social studies, Mary also
enjoys studying mathematics and English.
A. Between
B. During
C. Next to
D. In addition to
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Look in the drawer with the brass handle.
A. Verb phrase
B. Appositive Phrase
C. Adjective Prepositional Phrase
D. Adverb Prepositional Phrase
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Although you liked the steak sandwich with
lettuce and tomato on it, I enjoyed the steak
sandwich with cheese.
A. Verb phrase
B. Appositive Phrase
C. Adjective Prepositional Phrase
D. Adverb Prepositional Phrase
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The plants in the greenhouse need watering.
A. Verb phrase
B. Appositive Phrase
C. Adjective Prepositional Phrase
D. Adverb Prepositional Phrase
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Some of the books on the table are Kim’s.
A. Verb phrase
B. Appositive Phrase
C. Adjective Prepositional Phrase
D. Adverb Prepositional Phrase
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Carol’s expression was too funny for words.
A. Verb phrase
B. Appositive Phrase
C. Adjective Prepositional Phrase
D. Adverb Prepositional Phrase
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(It modifies the predicate adjective funny.)
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Both Wisconsin and Mississippi were named
by the Chippewa Indians.
A. Verb phrase
B. Appositive Phrase
C. Adjective Prepositional Phrase
D. Adverb Prepositional Phrase
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The elevator ride to the top of the Sears Tower
takes 54 seconds.
A. Verb phrase
B. Appositive Phrase
C. Adjective Prepositional Phrase
D. Adverb Prepositional Phrase
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Carly swept the crumbs under the rug.
A. Verb phrase
B. Appositive Phrase
C. Adjective Prepositional Phrase
D. Adverb Prepositional Phrase
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The speaker, a famous explorer, told about
Papua, New Guinea.
A. Verb phrase
B. Appositive Phrase
C. Adjective Prepositional Phrase
D. Adverb Prepositional Phrase
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Which statement below is NOT TRUE about
clauses?
A. A clause will always end with a noun or a
pronoun.
B. A clause is a word group with a subject and
a verb that may or may not complete a thought.
C. A clause may be main or subordinate.
D. A clause may be independent or dependent.
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A dependent clause is (or does) all of the
following except
A. Subordinate
B. Incomplete in thought
C. Reliant on the main clause
D. Stand alone as a complete thought
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Which of the following describes the pattern of
a compound-complex sentence?
A. IC + , + conjunction + IC + DC
B. DC + , + IC + , + conjunction + IC
C. IC + ; + DC + , + IC
D. DC + , + IC + DC
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Dependent Clause + comma + Independent
Clause + Dependent Clause = Complex Sentence
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This song, which was written by Elton John, is
upbeat.
A. Adverb phrase
B. Adverb clause
C. Adjective phrase
D. Adjective clause
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Pam sat where she could be most comfortable.
A. Adverb phrase
B. Adverb clause
C. Adjective phrase
D. Adjective clause
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When we arrived in Seattle, it was very cold.
A. Adverb phrase
B. Adverb clause
C. Adjective phrase
D. Adjective clause
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There was plenty of ribbon because we had
saved it from Christmas.
A. Adverb phrase
B. Adverb clause
C. Adjective phrase
D. Adjective clause
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I know the cave that you are talking about.
A. Adverb phrase
B. Adverb clause
C. Adjective phrase
D. Adjective clause
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Two partridges rose and whirred away as we
approached.
A. Adverb phrase
B. Adverb clause
C. Adjective phrase
D. Adjective clause
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We arrived on time for the basketball game at
Olde Towne.
A. Adverb phrase
B. Adverb clause
C. Adjective phrase
D. Adjective clause
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Laura’s the one who telephoned us about the
delayed plane at the airport in Chicago.
A. Adverb phrase
B. Adverb clause
C. Adjective phrase
D. Adjective clause
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Laura’s the one who telephoned us about the
delayed plane at the airport in Chicago.
A. Adverb phrase
B. Adverb clause
C. Adjective phrase
D. Adjective clause
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A(n) _________ contains a verb but can’t stand
alone as a complete sentence because it relies
on the main clause.
A. Subordinate Clause
B. Dependent Clause
C. Main Clause
D. Independent Clause
E. Both A and B
F. Both C and D
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A compound sentence can/will have all of the
following except
A. At least two independent clauses
B. A comma and a conjunction
C. A fragment
D. A semicolon
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Since the mules were slow, several tourists
walked beside them.
A. The independent clause is “Since the mules
were slow.”
B. The independent clause in this sentence is at
the beginning and begins with a capital letter.
C. This sentence is a run-on.
D. The main clause in the sentence begins after
the comma and ends at the period.
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The family who owns the snowmobile lives
next door.
A. The main clause is “who owns the
snowmobile.”
B. The main clause is “The family lives next
door.”
C. This is a complex sentence.
D. Who owns the snowmobile is an adverb
clause.
E. A, B, C are all correct.
F. Only B and C are correct.
G. B, C, and D are correct.
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Cassie understands clauses and phrases, but
she struggles with Case 21 questions.
A. The subordinate clause is “she struggles
with Case 21 questions.”
B. The subordinate clause is “Cassie
understands clauses and phrases.”
C. This sentence is a run-on.
D. This sentence is compound and has two
independent clauses.
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There were over eighty people in line; I
counted them.
A. Simple
B. Compound
C. Complex
D. Compound-Complex
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Since our flight to San Diego was delayed, we
missed our connection to Hawaii.
A. Simple
B. Compound
C. Complex
D. Compound-Complex
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Nobody got the answer because the problem
was too difficult, but Mrs. Autrey gave us a
second chance.
A. Simple
B. Compound
C. Complex
D. Compound-Complex
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Neither the guitar not the banjo is difficult to
play.
A. Simple
B. Compound
C. Complex
D. Compound-Complex
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Yesterday’s teens and today’s youth have had a
variety of interests.
A. Simple
B. Compound
C. Complex
D. Compound-Complex
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Which of the following sentences contains an
adjective clause?
A. Jerry put the boxes behind the garage.
B. Sue read the newspaper as she waited for
the bus.
C. Baby Tenderlove, which was my favorite
doll when I was young, is now a collector’s
item.
D. Who in this room is allergic to peanuts?
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C. Baby Tenderlove, which was my favorite
doll when I was young, is now a collector’s
item.
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Which of the following sentences contains an
adverb clause?
A. Sam has the horse that jumps the best.
B. Your camera is in the closet where we keep
the skates.
C. As the mist cleared, Pike’s Peak came into
view.
D. Is this the coat that you want for Hanukah?
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C. As the mist cleared, Pike’s Peak came into
view.
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Which sentence is written correctly?
A. Burt, who was still awake, smell the smoke
from the fire.
B. We lost the picture that you gave to we.
C. Kelly is the girl who wrote the short poem
Kelly’s Wish.
D. Have you ever read the poem “Paul
Revere’s Ride” by Longfellow?
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D. Have you ever read the poem “Paul
Revere’s Ride” by Longfellow?
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Which sentence is NOT written correctly?
A. At 8:30 A.M. the following students are to
report to the gym: Doug Smith, Beth Rucker,
and Lynn Kimbell.
B. Gina’s great-grandfather founded the small
town of Chenoa.
C. The head coaches decision to have two extra
practices was helpful.
D. At 7:30 A.M. Mary jumped out of bed and
started getting ready for school; then she
remembered that it was Saturday.
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The head coach’s decision…
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A. All the letters must be postmarked by
January 1, 2013, to be considered eligible for
the contest.
B. “Andrea,” Sally said, “may I borrow your
camera this weekend?”
C. “Joan, have you seen that movie yet? Asked
Joe.
D. “It was Patrick Henry,” declared Liz, “who
said, ‘Give me liberty or give me death!’”
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Thomas Edison invented electric lights.
This sentence is simple.
The verb “invented” is transitive.
“Lights” is the direct object.
“Electric” is an adverb modifying the verb
invented.
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Annie knitted Kim a sweater for Christmas.
A. Indirect Object
B. Direct Object
C. Subject
D. Object of the preposition
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We gave the boat a fresh coat of paint
yesterday.
. Indirect Object
B. Direct Object
C. Subject
D. Object of the preposition
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Which sentence below is compound and has a
transitive verb?
A. The other choir members sang beautifully,
but I did not.
B. The boys and girls delighted us with their
music a the choir concert.
C. I enjoyed listening to the choir and the
band, and my husband videotaped the
performances.
D. Although I am not musical, I still enjoy
music.
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C. I enjoyed listening to the choir and the
band, and my husband videotaped the
performances.
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Which sentence below is simple and has a
compound predicate?
A. Austin and Faith play in the band at Olde
Towne Middle School.
B. Ashley and Macey practiced daily and
performed beautifully.
C. Sam performed a solo at the concert last
week.
D. Keanna and Morgan were sitting at the
back of the church when I walked in.
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