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Grammar and Modifiers Practice Exercises 2

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Grammar and Modifiers Practice Exercises

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Grammar and Modifiers Study Guide

Practice Set 1

Replace the underlined words with the word or phrase that is grammatically correct. Choose choice a if the sentence is correct as is.

  1. The book had a frighteningly and unhappy ending.
    1. a frighteningly and unhappy ending.
    2. a frighteningly and unhappily ending.
    3. an ending that was frightening and unhappily.
    4. a frightening and unhappy ending.
    5. an ending that was frightening and it was also an unhappy one
  2. Since her graduation from business school last spring, Adela has become known as the more important member of her graduating class.
    1. as the more important
    2. as the most important
    3. as the most importantly
    4. as the more importantly
    5. like the most important
  3. Surprisingly, my younger sister dresses more conservatively than I do.
    1. more conservatively than I do.
    2. more conservative than I do.
    3. more conservative than me.
    4. more conservatively than me.
    5. the most conservative in opposition to me.
  4. There wasn't nothing that could have been easier.
    1. There wasn't nothing that could have been easier.
    2. There was nothing that could have been more easier.
    3. Nothing could have been more easier.
    4. Nothing couldn't have been more easy.
    5. Nothing could have been easier.
  5. I was clearly the happiest person in the crowd.
    1. I was clearly the happiest person in the crowd.
    2. It was clear that I was the happier person in the crowd.
    3. Of all the people in the crowd, I was clearly the happier.
    4. In the crowd, clearly, I was the happier person.
    5. Of all the people in the crowd, clearly, I being the happiest.
  6. Our team scored less baskets today than we did last Tuesday.
    1. less baskets today than we did
    2. today less baskets than were scored
    3. fewer baskets today then on
    4. fewer baskets today than we did
    5. a lesser number of baskets today then we did
  7. Strip mining, the cheaper method of mining, is controversial because it jeopardizes the environment.
    1. cheaper
    2. more cheap
    3. most cheapest
    4. cheapest
    5. more cheaply

Practice Set 2

Find the sentence that has a mistake in grammar or usage. Mark choice d if you find no mistakes.

  1.  
    1. The steam rose up from the hot pavement.
    2. She put the kitten down carefully beside its mom.
    3. Neither of us is going to the party.
    4. No mistakes.
  2.  
    1. The lost dog wandered sad through the streets.
    2. Frustrated, Boris threw his pencil across the room.
    3. We'll stop at their house first.
    4. No mistakes.
  3.  
    1. I don't want to participate no longer.
    2. If you're not sure, look in the dictionary.
    3. "I will try to do better," Lauren promised.
    4. No mistakes.
  4.  
    1. The boy wasn't feeling well.
    2. I am the best player on the team.
    3. That is the brightest tie I've ever seen!
    4. No mistakes.
  5.  
    1. This is the stronger of the two.
    2. Pearl ran as quickly as possible.
    3. There are more people here today than there were yesterday.
    4. No mistakes.
  6.  
    1. This paper has less mistakes than your last one.
    2. His efforts were frenzied.
    3. That is the most audacious comment I've heard yet.
    4. No mistakes.
  7.  
    1. One car is quicker than the other.
    2. I'm feeling sleepy.
    3. Don't chew so loudly!
    4. No mistakes.
  1.  
    1. Between the three of us, we should find the answer.
    2. Alberto laughed loudly when he saw us.
    3. They're looking for another apartment.
    4. No mistakes.
  2.  
    1. The Adirondacks are mountains in New York.
    2. President Carter gave the Panama Canal back to Panama.
    3. That river is terribly polluted.
    4. No mistakes.
  3.  
    1. Trading Spaces is probably the most daring show on television.
    2. Which color do you like better, the teal or the flamingo pink?
    3. Mango-peach berry juice is the most awfulest drink.
    4. No mistakes.
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