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Twelfth Grade (Grade 12) Grammar Questions

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Grade 12 :: Capitalization and Punctuation by szeiger
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

After getting into a fight, he was expelled from school.
  1. Use hyphens with the prefix ex only when it means former.
  2. Use hyphens with compound modifiers.
  3. Use hyphens with select suffixes.
  4. Use hyphens between prefixes and capitalized words.
Grade 12 :: Capitalization and Punctuation by szeiger
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

The young couple was excited to buy a house in the fastest-growing area of town.
  1. Use hyphens with nouns, adjectives, or adverbs and present participles.
  2. Use hyphens in compound adjectives with comparatives or superlatives.
  3. Use hyphens with compound expressions.
  4. Use hyphens in compound expressions with nouns and past participles.
Grade 12 :: Capitalization and Punctuation by szeiger
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

He was an expert in eighteenth-century architecture.
  1. Use hyphens in compound adjectives with fractions.
  2. Use hyphens in compound numbers.
  3. Use hyphens in compound adjectives with numbers.
  4. Use hyphens with compound expressions.
Grade 12 :: Capitalization and Punctuation by szeiger
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

Grass-fed beef have become one of the latest trends in organic foods.
  1. Use hyphens with nouns, adjectives, or adverbs and present participles.
  2. Use hyphens with comparatives or superlatives.
  3. Use hyphens with compound expressions.
  4. Use hyphens in compound expressions with nouns and past participles.
Grade 12 :: Capitalization and Punctuation by szeiger
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

An individual who is self-motivated sets goals and usually reaches them.
  1. Use hyphens with select prefixes.
  2. Use hyphens with compound expressions.
  3. Use hyphens with a nouns and past participles.
  4. Use hyphens with a noun and present participle.
Grade 12 :: Capitalization and Punctuation by szeiger
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

You should hire a new hair-stylist because that dye job is horrendous!
  1. Use hyphens with compound modifiers.
  2. Use hyphens with compound expressions.
  3. Use hyphens with two or more or words functioning as an adjective before a noun.
  4. Use hyphens with nouns and past participles.
Grade 12 :: Capitalization and Punctuation by szeiger
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

Slavery was acceptable in the pre-Civil War United States.
  1. Use hyphens between prefixes and capitalized words.
  2. Use hyphens with select prefixes.
  3. Use hyphens with select suffixes.
  4. Use hyphens with compound modifiers.
Grade 12 :: Capitalization and Punctuation by szeiger
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

He bought some delicious-looking chocolate covered strawberries to serve for dessert.
  1. Use hyphens with a noun, adjective, or adverb and present participle.
  2. Use hyphens with two or more words functioning as an adjective before a noun.
  3. Use hyphens with compound expressions.
  4. Use hyphens with select prefixes.
Grade 12 :: Capitalization and Punctuation by szeiger
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

The low-flying airplane caused concern in the neighborhood.
  1. Use hyphens with select prefixes.
  2. Use hyphens with select suffixes.
  3. Use hyphens in compound adjectives with high or low.
  4. Use hyphens in compound adjectives with fractions.
Grade 12 :: Commas by szeiger
"All children, except one, grow up." - Peter Pan

In the above sentence, the commas help achieve what purpose?
  1. Add another item to a list
  2. Provide an exception to a claim
  3. Give the reader additional information
  4. Make the sentence more interesting
Grade 12 :: Capitalization and Punctuation by szeiger
"I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man." - Notes from the Underground

In the sentence above, how is the ellipsis used?
  1. To indicate an omission in the sentence
  2. To show the narrator trailing off in thought
  3. To denote information before the sentence
  4. To connect the two ideas
Grade 12 :: Sentence Structure by szeiger

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The first comma used in the passage is used to...
  1. Set off parenthetical elements
  2. To connect two independent clauses
  3. Set off an introductory element
  4. Separate elements in a series
Grade 12 :: Parts of Speech by cm3033
His voice was very WEAK.
  1. adjective
  2. adverb
  3. verb
Grade 12 :: Sentence Structure by szeiger

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Which strategy that Dickens uses has the most dramatic effect in this opening passage?
  1. Comma usage
  2. Parallel structure
  3. Past tense
  4. Superlative adjectives and adverbs
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