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Question 1
Where will you find detailed instructions or explanations in the dictionary?
A. front matter
B. back matter
C. guide words
D. entry
2
Words such as in, at, around, and between are examples of:
A. conjunctions.
B. prepositions.
C. interjections.
D. pronouns.
3
Words that have opposite meanings are called ________.
A. antonyms
B. synonyms
C. homonyms
D. homophones
4
A lexicographer is a person who ________.
A. determines the grammar rules
B. compiles dictionaries
C. edits the reference guides
D. writes well
5
Have, has, and had are examples of:
A. helping verbs.
B. being verbs.
C. adverbs.
D. action verbs
6
The etymology of a word tells you its ________.
A. origins and history
B. part of speech
C. pronunciation
D. usage label
7
A(n) ________ names a person, place, thing, or idea.
A. noun
B. verb
C. adjective
D. pronoun
8
A(n) ________ names a specific person, place, or thing.
A. common noun
B. proper noun
C. pronoun
D. preposition
9
The common language used in academic and workplace settings is called ________.
A. slang
B. colloquial
C. Standard English
D. jargon
10
When you need to find a more precise word to express your meaning, the best place to check would be a ________.
A. pocket dictionary
B. reference manual
C. thesaurus
D. dictionary of antonym
11
A(n) ________ refers to anything you can physically or mentally do.
A. helping verb
B. being verb
C. action verb
D. gerund
12
My daughter starts her first day of ________ tomorrow.
A. kindergarten
B. kindergarden
C. kindergartan
D. kindegarten
13
In the word typographical, the emphasis is placed on which syllable?
A. first
B. second
C. third
D. fourth
14
Gabriella was uncomfortable about giving a speech in class because she was ________ about her accent.
A. apprehensive
B. confident
C. arrogant
D. self-conscious
15
Choose the preferred spelling:
A. post test
B. post-test
C. posttest
D. posetest
16
To run, to see, and to go are examples of:
A. infinitives.
B. verbs.
C. gerunds.
D. prepositional phrases
17
It is ________ to look a lot like Christmas.
A. begging
B. beginning
C. beggining
D. begining
18
A good reference manual will help you with all of the following except ________.
A. choose the best format for a resume
B. find the answer to a grammar question
C. find the definition of a word you do not understand
D. find the correct format for a business memo
19
That man over at the next table keeps ________ at me. D)staering
A. staring
B. starring
C. stareing
20
A(n) ________ takes the place of a noun.
A. adjective
B. adverb
C. pronoun
D. preposition