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1 You have a test tomorrow! LET’S SEE WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT NOUNS

2 Question 1 What is the function of the underlined word in the sentence below? The students were intrigued by the events of The Westing Game. a.Subject b.Direct object c.Indirect object d.Object of the preposition

3 Answer to Question 1: D (OP) The students were intrigued (by the prep phrase events ) (of The Westing Game). prepositional phrase subjectverb phraseprepositional phrase by = preposition Object of the preposition (noun)

4 Question 2 During the pep rally in the gym, the cheerleaders danced and stunted. a.Subject b.Direct object c.Indirect object d.Object of the preposition

5 Answer to Question 2: A (subject) (During the pep rally) (in the gym), the cheerleaders danced Prepositional phrase prepositional phrase and stunted. subjectaction verb

6 Question 3 What is the function of the underlined noun? Mary sold handmade crystal jewelry at the craft fair. a.Subject b.Direct object c.Indirect object d.Object of the preposition

7 Answer to Question 3: C (direct object) Mary sold handmade crystal jewelry (at the craft fair.) adjectiveadjectiveprepositional phrase action verb sold what? Jewelry (DO)Object of prep subject

8 Question 4 What is the function of the underlined noun? Theresa, the tiniest ballerina on the stage, danced like a lit firecracker across the stage in her pretty pink tutu. a.Subject b.Appositive c.Direct object d.Indirect object

9 Answer to Question 4: B (Appositive) Theresa, the tiniest ballerina on the stage, Subject adjective appositive prep phrase OP danced like a lit firecracker across the stage Action verb prep phrase OP prep phrase OP in her pretty pink tutu. Prep phrase adj adj OP Remember that an appositive follows a noun and tells more about that noun. Theresa is a ballerina.

10 Question 5 What is the function of the underlined noun? The protagonist in The Westing Game is a young, misunderstood girl, Turtle Wexler. a.Subject b.Appositive c.Predicate nominative d.Direct object

11 Answer to question 5: C (predicate nom.) The protagonist in The Westing Game is a young, subject prep phrase OPlinking adj verb misunderstood girl, Turtle Wexler. adj predicateappositive nominative Remember that a predicate nominative renames or gives more information about the subject and MUST follow a linking verb (verb of being).

12 Question 6 What is the function of the following underlined noun? John could touch the door frame, but he could not touch the ceiling. a.Subject b.Predicate nominative c.Direct object d.Indirect object

13 Answer to question 6: C (direct object) John could touch the door frame, but he could Subject verb phrase adj direct object conj prn helping verb subject not touch the ceiling. Advmain verbdirect object This is a compound sentence (Do you see the comma- conjunction?) In the first compound part John could touch the door frame, the subject is John and the verb is could touch, so you should ask yourself, “John could touch what?” He could touch the door frame. Therefore, frame is the DO.

14 Question 7 Which of the following sentences has a noun of direct address? a.Mary, a new Mississippi resident, loves her new state. b.Mary, do you like Mississippi more than Kansas? c.Black cats, a typical symbol of bad luck, are actually considered to be good luck in China. d.Mary and Frank, tourists from Nebraska, explored the many sites of Washington, D.C.

15 Answer to question: B Which of the following sentences has a noun of direct address? a.Mary, a new Mississippi resident, loves her new state. subj adj proper adj noun action poss. Adj noun verb prn. b.Mary, do you like Mississippi more than Kansas? Turn the question around; answer it. You do like Mississippi more than [you like] Kansas, Mary. Subj verb DOimplied subj/verb comparative adjDO noun of direct address Mary is being asked a question. The writer is speaking directly to her.

16 Question 8 Which of the following nouns can be made plural simply by adding an –s to the end of the word? a.Child b.Woman c.Leopard d.Patch

17 Answer to Question 8: c (leopard) Which of the following nouns can be made plural simply by adding an –s to the end of the word? a.Child children b.Woman women c.Leopard leopards d.Patch patches

18 Question 9 Which of the following sentences does not have an indirect object? a.Macy gave Sarah Ann advice about friendship. b.Bingo was his name, OH! c.Alice sent Aunt Daisy a thank-you note. d.Mr. Richards refused Kyle his request for a make-up test.

19 Answer to question 9: B B. Bingo was his name, OH! subject linking verb predicate nominative exclamatory remark! Macy gave Sarah Ann advice about friendship. S V IO DO PREP OP Alice sent Aunt Daisy a thank-you note. S V IO DO Mr. Richards refused Kyle his request for a make-up test. S V IO DO Prep OP

20 Question 10 Which of the following sentences contains a compound direct object? a.The car accident caused multiple injuries for both Karlie and Kayla. b.Karlie and Kayla spent several days in the hospital. c.Karlie suffered two broken bones and five lacerations. d.Momma gave Karlie and Kayla flowers at the hospital.

21 Answer to Question 10: C a.The car accident caused multiple injuries for both Karlie and Kayla. compound OP b. Karlie and Kayla spent several days in the hospital. compound subject c. Karlie suffered two broken bones and five lacerations. compound direct object Karlie suffered what? d. Momma gave Karlie and Kayla flowers at the hospital. compound IO DO prep phrase


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