Final Exam Review – Spring 2012
I. Using the sentence patterns listed below, identify the pattern number of each sentence. Then diagram each sentence.
1. s - be – adv 6. s – itv
2. s – be – pa 7. s – tv – do
3. s – be – pn 8. s – tv – io – do
4. s – lv – pa 9. s – tv – do – adj
5. s – lv – pn 10. s – tv – do – n
1. ___ The glass is on the edge of the kitchen table.
2. ___ My tax papers from this year are in order now.
3. ___ We named Gina as the rising star of the drama department.
4. ___ Tina, my tenant, mailed me her security deposit and first month’s rent.
II. Circle the correct choice in each sentence below.
5. (Whoever, Whomever) closes the door must be quiet.
6. Many of the (teachers, teacher’s) in the union protested the pay cuts.
7. There (is, are) four books on the table.
8. Lena wants to do (good, well) at the race.
9. A number of birds (has, have) appeared in the yard.
10. No one in the class (has, have) completed the project.
11. Aang is (more fast, faster) than the Firelord Ozai.
12. I sent a card to your parents from you and (myself, I, me).
13. Either the employees or their boss (is, are) at fault.
14. You should be grateful for (whoever, whomever) cooked you this dinner.
III. Using the sentence below as a foundation, write sentences of your own as directed.
The waitress poured the coffee.
15. sentence in passive voice
16. compound sentence containing a coordinating conjunction (underline the coordinating conjunction)
17. compound sentence containing a conjunctive adverb (underline the conjunctive adverb)
18. complex sentence containing an adverb clause (underline the adverb clause)
19. complex sentence containing a relative clause (underline the relative clause)
20. complex sentence containing a noun clause (underline the relative clause)
21. sentence beginning with a participial phrase (underline the participial phrase)
22. sentence using the infinitive to pour as an adverb
23. sentence using the infinitive to pour as a noun
24. sentence using the infinitive to pour as an adjective
25. sentence using pouring as a gerund
26. sentence using pouring as a progressive verb
27. sentence containing an appositive (underline the appositive)
28. sentence containing a linking verb (underline the linking verb)
29. sentence beginning with a prepositional phrase (underline the prepositional phrase)
30. sentence that correctly uses a colon
31. compound-complex sentence
IV. Make corrections or rewrite the following sentences so that all errors are corrected.
32. Tearing her dress, the lace on the girls tutu had caught on a rusted hook.
33. Everyone on the varsity team wanted their jacket to be personalized, which delayed the orders arrival.
34. The health class only had one paper assigned on their syllabus.
35. Daniel walked quicker than before, then he started to run.
36. Mom’s sure happy, that I’ll be home for the holidays’.
37. After reading the journal article, the facts became clear. Whereas I had known very little before reading it.
V. Add punctuation and capitalization to the following sentences as necessary.
38. One of Vladimir Nabokovs novels Lolita became a movie however I have never seen it.
39. The director of the Broadway musical said You must appear more angry in that scene although I dont want you to fake it.
40. After a long hard night of typing I finished writing my novel on January 1 2011 but given the realities of publishing it may take at least two years before I find a publisher.
41. The grammar class focused on the three kinds of verbals the infinitive the gerund and the participle.
42. The clerk who asked for our names was polite but pushy she insisted on showing us several childrens toys from England Germany and China.
VI. Identify the sentences below as either active (A) or passive (P). If the sentence is in active voice, rewrite it in passive; if the sentence is in passive voice, rewrite it in active.
43. ___ The computer made several beeping noises before it exploded.
44. ___ The Nintendo was confiscated after the child’s parents discovered he received an F in biology.
45. ___ My brother’s cell phone was stolen by a bully at his school.
VII. Punctuate and diagram the following sentences on notebook paper.
46. Looking into the window Amy saw a lamp that she liked.
47. The boxes that we packed were entirely too heavy, yet we carried them to the truck.
48. The teacher wanted to announce the names of the students who had passed the exam.
49. Studying for the test was tiresome but worthwhile.
50. Whoever graduates without debt is lucky for scholarships are difficult to find.
51. The janitor wondered if he should wake up the sleeping man.
52. To make money for her vacation this summer the neighbors daughter Betty ought to become a nanny.
53. At the meeting we talked to everyone whom we knew then we left riding together on public transit.
54. Some drivers have found ways to avoid that busy intersection.
55. There are the books I need you to shelve in the poetry section.