ELang 325 [DAVIES]

Midterm #1 review


A. Identify the root of the following words:

B. Is the morphology of the following words inflectional, derivational, or compounding (some words may involve more than one):

C. Are the following nouns examples of derived nouns, conversion, or compounding:

D. In the following sentences, who are all of the possible referents of the pronoun:

(B) Bill, (F) Fred, or (S) someone else (can select more than one per answer)

E. What type of pronouns are the following: personal, reflexive, reciprocal, possessive, demonstrative, or indefinite

I. What type of reference is there in the following sentences: anaphoric, cataphoric, generic, or situational

J. What is the category of noun in the following sentences:

a. concrete and countable            b. abstract and non-countable

c. a quantifying noun                   d. concrete and non-countable

K. What type of sentences are the following: intransitive, monotransitive, ditransitive, complex transitive, or copular

L. Find the following part of speech in the following passage:

(NOUN) noun, (ADJ) adjective, (VERB) lexical verb (non-aux/copular), (CopV) copular verb, (ADV) adverb, (PREP) preposition, (CONJ) conjunction, (DET) determiner

M. What is the functions of the noun in the following sentences: subject, direct object, indirect object, object of preposition, subject predicative, or object predicative

N. Underline the following phrases in the following sentences. (Note: the phrase doesn’t necessarily have to be continuous)

O. True or false?

P. Which has a higher percentage of the following: conversation or formal writing:

Q. Identify the part of speech of the indicated words in the following paragraph: noun, pronoun, adjective, lexical verb, auxiliary verb (DO, BE, HAVE), modal, copular verb, adverb, preposition, conjunction, determiner

Sample text (you'll obviously have a different one on the test)

You know that your children will read. They will read books, and they will read magazines and newspapers. (1) Cultivate within them a (2) taste for the best. While they (3) are (4) very young, read to them the great stories which have become immortal because of the virtues they teach. Expose (5) them to good books. Let there be a corner somewhere in your house, be (6) it ever so small, where they will (7) see at least a few books (8) of the kind upon which great minds (9) have been nourished. Let there (10) be good magazines about the house, those which are produced by the Church and by others, which (11) will stimulate their thoughts to (12) ennobling concepts. Let them read a good family newspaper (13) that they may know what is going on in the world without being exposed to the (14) debasing advertising and (15) writing so widely found. When there is a good movie in town, consider (16) going to the theater as a family. Your very patronage will give encouragement to (17) those who wish to produce (18) this type of entertainment. And use that (19) most remarkable of all tools of communication, television, to enrich their lives. There is so much that is good, (20) but it requires selectivity