Comprehensive Grammar

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Associate Program Material
Comprehensive Grammar
Read the following sentences, and focus on the grammar area specified in the left column. Then,
complete the Associate Program Material: Comprehensive Grammar Answer orm !" entering
the correct sentence choice #a or b$ for each num!er as well as an e%planation of wh" "ou made
that choice.
Subject-verb
agreement
1a. &id "ou 'now a famous animal(rights activist has critici)ed horseracing
!ecause of the dangers involved*
1!. &id "ou 'now a famous animal(rights activist have critici)ed horseracing
!ecause of the dangers involved*
Subject-verb
agreement
+a. Peer editing academic papers re,uire critical(thin'ing s'ills and diplomac".
+!. Peer editing academic papers re,uires critical(thin'ing s'ills and diplomac".
Subject-verb
agreement
-a. .itamins that are sold in a health(food store are not regulated !" the ood
and &rug Administration.
-!. .itamins that are sold in a health(food store is not regulated !" the ood
and &rug Administration.
Using reguar
an! irreguar
verbs
/a. 0ohn has !ecome a rather good actor.
/! 0ohn has !ecame a rather good actor.
Using reguar
an! irreguar
verbs
1a. 2ome athletes have ta'en drug tests to prove the" are not on steroids.
1!. 2ome athletes have too' drug tests to prove the" are not on steroids.
Using reguar
an! irreguar
verbs
3a. 4 la" m" !oo' on the ta!le, !ut now 4 cannot find it.
3!. 4 laid m" !oo' on the ta!le, !ut now 4 cannot find it.
Using the
correct "orm
o" be an!
have in the
present tense
5a. 4 was interested in wor'ing on the presidential campaign if the opportunit"
still e%ists.
5!. 4 am interested in wor'ing on the presidential campaign if the opportunit" still
e%ists.
Verb "orm
an! verb
tense
6a. 2ince American Idol premiered on television, man" talented contestants
have appeared on the show.
6!. 2ince American Idol premiered on television, man" talented contestants
appeared on the show.
Verb "orm
an! verb
tense
7a. The ancient 8g"ptians !uilt p"ramids as !urial sites for their leaders.
7!. The ancient 8g"ptians have !uilt p"ramids as !urial sites for their leaders.
#!enti"$ing
antece!ents
19a. The antecedent in the following sentence is students: 2tudents in online
classes have to !e organi)ed to 'eep up with their assignments.
19!. The antecedent in the following sentence is class: 2tudents in online
classes have to !e organi)ed to 'eep up with their assignments.
#!enti"$ing
antece!ents
11a. The antecedent in the following sentence is Doctors: &octors should
schedule more time for patients so the" do not spend so much time in the
waiting room.
11!. The antecedent in the following sentence is patients: &octors should
schedule more time for patients so the" do not spend so much time in the
waiting room.
%ronoun-
antece!ent
1+a. :hen a driver wants to !u" a new vehicle, he or she usuall" test drives
them.
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agreement 1+!. :hen a driver wants to !u" a new vehicle, he or she usuall" test drives it.
%ronoun-
antece!ent
agreement
1-a. Most presenters spo'e without loo'ing at his or her notes.
1-!. Most presenters spo'e without loo'ing at their notes.
%ronoun-
antece!ent
agreement
1/a. ;ou ma" rent a movie or a video game for <ust one night if the" are new.
1/!. ;ou ma" rent a movie or a video game for <ust one night if it is new.
%ronoun-
antece!ent
agreement
&ith
in!e"inite
pronouns
11a. =either the ma"or nor the council mem!ers have filed their reports.
11!. =either the ma"or nor the council mem!ers have filed his or her reports.
%ronoun-
antece!ent
agreement
&ith
in!e"inite
pronouns
13a. An"one who re,uests a cop" of the game ma" have it for their video
li!rar".
13!. An"one who re,uests a cop" of the game ma" have it for his or her video
li!rar".
%ronoun-
antece!ent
agreement
&ith
in!e"inite
pronouns
15a. 8ach of the applicants must su!mit his or her completed form to the
interviewer.
15!. 8ach of the applicants must su!mit their completed forms to the
interviewer.
%ronoun case 16a. M" !rother 'nows more a!out technolog" than me.
16!. M" !rother 'nows more a!out technolog" than 4.
%ronoun case 17a. Please send an invitation to >o! and she.
17!. Please send an invitation to >o! and her.
%ronoun case +9a. M" !est friend and 4 are going to ?awaii this summer.
+9!. M" !est friend and me are going to ?awaii this summer.
%ronoun case
"or &ho an!
&hom
+1a. :ho was the star of last "ear@s award(winning movie*
+1!. :hom was the star of last "ear@s award(winning movie*
%ronoun case
"or &ho an!
&hom
++a. To who should we send the letter of commendation*
++!. To whom should we send the letter of commendation*
%ronoun case
"or &ho an!
&hom
+-a. 0on >on 0ovi, who is a well('nown singer and actor, once owned an arena
foot!all team.
+-!. 0on >on 0ovi, whom is a well('nown singer and actor, once owned an
arena foot!all team.
Vague
pronouns
+/a. :hen the car hit a tree, it made a terri!le noise.
+/!. The car made a terri!le noise as it crashed into a tree.
Vague
pronouns
+1a. Air pollution normall" increases along with population growth. This
increasing pollution is a !ig pro!lem for man" cities.
+1!. Air pollution normall" increases along with population growth. This is a !ig
pro!lem for man" cities.