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Sentence Completion: Writing Review Practice Exercises

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Updated on Aug 25, 2011

Review the lesson for Sentence Completion: Writing Review Study Guide.

Practice Exercises

Practice Exercise: Identify the Subject and Predicate

In the following sentences, identify the subject and predicate by putting a box around the subject and circling the predicate.

  1. John builds houses for a living.
  2. Yesterday, I went to the store with my mom.
  3. The fish is swimming around the bowl.
  4. I always brush my teeth in the morning and at night.
  5. I will eat a sandwich for lunch.
  6. We learned how to solve equations in math class.
  7. Last summer, my friend Sue went to camp.

Practice Exercise: Identify Incomplete Sentences

See if you can identify which of the following sentences is incomplete.

  1. Made a sand castle at the beach.
  2. She read a book after school.
  3. The dog in the yard.
  4. A cup of flour.
  5. It is hot in here.

Practice Exercise: Sentence Completion

  1. The magician a dove from his empty hands as part of his illusion.
    1. decried
    2. heralded
    3. permeated
    4. conjured
    5. thwarted
  1. Samantha needed to speak with her teacher about her test score, because she couldn't believe how much lower it was than the .
    1. derivative
    2. norm
    3. prudence
    4. solitude
    5. stimulation
  2. The police officer was for finally catching the pickpocket who had been plaguing the town.
    1. augmented
    2. denigrated
    3. mandated
    4. lauded
    5. reconstituted

Answers

  1. [John] (builds) houses for a living.
  2. The subject of the sentence is John. What does John do? John builds, so builds is the predicate.

  3. Yesterday, [I] (went) to the store with my mom.
  4. I is the subject of the sentence, and what did I do? I went, so went is the predicate.

  5. [The fish] (is swimming) around the bowl.
  6. The fish is the subject of the sentence, and what is the fish doing? The fish is swimming, so is swimming is the predicate.

  7. [I] always (brush) my teeth in the morning and at night.
  8. I is the subject of the sentence, and what do I do? I brush, so brush is the predicate.

  9. [I] (will eat) a sandwich for lunch.
  10. I is the subject of the sentence, and what will I do? I will eat, so will eat is the predicate.

  11. [We] (learned) how to solve equations in math class.
  12. We is the subject of the sentence. What did we do? We learned, so learned is the predicate.

  13. Last summer, my friend [Sue] (went) to camp.
  14. The subject of the sentence is Sue. What did Sue do? Sue went, so the predicate of the sentence is went.

  15. incomplete
  16. Made a sand castle at the beach is lacking a subject, so it is incomplete. Who made a sand castle at the beach? That information needs to be included in order for the sentence to be complete.

  17. complete
  18. This sentence has a subject and a predicate and is, therefore, complete. The subject is she, and she read, so read is the predicate.

  19. incomplete
  20. The dog in the yard is incomplete because it is lacking a predicate. What is the dog doing in the yard? The dog is the subject. We just need to know what the dog is doing.

  21. incomplete
  22. A cup of flour is not a complete sentence, because we don't know what the cup of flour is doing or what someone else may be doing with the cup of flour. The cup of flour is the subject, but there is no predicate, so the sentence is incomplete.

  23. complete
  24. This is a complete sentence, because there is a subject and a predicate. The subject is it, and the predicate is is. It is: That's a complete sentence in and of itself.

  25. d. We know that whatever fits in the blank is something that the magician did to the dove, and we know that it was an illusion. Based on the meanings of each of the five answer choices, conjured is the best choice to fill in the blank. To conjure means to summon or call up. It makes sense that if the magician summoned a dove from his empty hands, it would be considered an illusion.

     

  26. b. Norm is the only word that makes sense in the sentence. The norm is the average, so Samantha needed to speak with her teacher because she couldn't believe that her score was below the average.
  27. d. To laud someone means to praise him or her, so lauded is the best fit for the blank in the sentence. You know that the police officer did something good by catching the pickpocket. So, doing something good would result in what? It would result in the officer being praised.

 

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