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Traditional English Grammar

Chapter Two, Quiz 2

 


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OPTION 1: Use the browser's print option to print this page. Below each sentence write down the subjects with (SUBJ), the verbs with (VERB), and indicate the direct object with (DO), the indirect object with (IO), and in passive voice sentences, indicate the retained object (RO). When you have finished, check your answers.

OPTION 2: On a sheet of paper numbered 1-10, write down the subjects with (SUBJ), the verbs with (VERB), and indicate the direct object with (DO), the indirect object with (IO), and in passive voice sentences, indicate the retained object (RO). When you have finished, check your answers.

OPTION 3: In the input box next to the test item, type in the subjects with (SUBJ), the verbs with (VERB), and indicate the direct object with (DO), the indirect object with (IO), and in passive voice sentences, indicate the retained object (RO). When you have finished, check your answers.


1. At precisely timed intervals, the security guards check the doors to the building.

 

2. According to folklore, carrying certain dried fruits in your pocket will help prevent certain diseases.

 

3. The children played several games before going home.

 

4 (a) You promised Igor a salary increase within six months.

4 (b) Igor was promised a salary increase in six months.

 

5. Did you tell him all of the story?

 

6. The Ford Foundation will award the best qualified student a study grant of one thousand dollars.

 

7. Can you tell us the best route to the park?

 

8. This exercise gives me a big pain.

 

9 (a) I offered Mortimer ten dollars to take Hortense to the dance.

9 (b) Mortimer was offered ten dollars to take Hortense to the dance.

 

10. The rainy weather gave everyone colds.

 

11. Eleven people were killed in the infamous Haymarket riot in Chicago on May 4, 1886.

 

12. Scott Joplin, a turn-of-the-century Black composer, taught himself to play the piano and studied music at a Missouri college.

 

13. Joplin originated the musical style called "ragtime."

 

14. The Titanic was considered unsinkable.

 

15. On the ship's maiden voyage, an iceberg ripped a 300 foot gash in the Titanic's double hull and sent the ship and 1500 passengers to the bottom of the North Atlantic.


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