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Q:

A restrictive clause is one that

A) usually occurs at the beginning of a sentence B) should be set off by commas
C) limits the meaning of the word it describes D) functions as an adverb
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) limits the meaning of the word it describes

Explanation:

A restrictive clause is one that limits the meaning of the word it describes.

For example :: 

The girl who lives next door is beautiful.

This restrictive clause limits "the girl" to say it's specifically the one next door.

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Q:

Ornate is the opposite of

A) Offensive B) Elegant
C) Fancy D) Lavish
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Offensive

Explanation:

Ornate means which is beautiful, lavish one. Opposite of Ornate is ugly, offensive, dull or plain.

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Q:

Identify the sentence in which an adverb clause is used.

A) Many of the team members were inexperienced players who were playing in their first championship game. B) Although rain was drenching the players the players still finished the game.
C) The game was played under the bright lights so that the players could see well enough to hit the ball. D) All of the above
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Although rain was drenching the players the players still finished the game.

Explanation:

'Although rain was drenching the players the players still finished the game' is the correct sentence in which an adverb clause is underlined. This adverb clause starts with a subordinating conjunction 'although' and contains a subject 'rain' and the verb is 'was drenching'. The adverb clause changes the verb 'finished' in the main clause.

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Q:

Which sentence contains a misplaced modifier?

A) Covered in fluffiness, the couple played with the kitten. B) While playing, Lancaster jumped on the feathers.
C) While eating a croissant, Latha waved to the crowd. D) Having eaten lunch, the girl turned on the laptop.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Covered in fluffiness, the couple played with the kitten.

Explanation:

When modifiers are misplaced or put in the wrong place, things can get quite confusing. A modifier adds detail or limits or changes the meaning of another word or phrase. 

 

Here Option A) "Covered in fluffiness, the couple played with the kitten" is the ony sentence contains a misplaced modifier. In the sentence, it gives the meaning that the couple are fluffy not the kitten.

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Q:

Qualm is the opposite of

A) confidence B) misgiving
C) doubt D) worry
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) confidence

Explanation:

Qualm means feeling confused, uneasiness, very doubtful and being in worry.

 

Hence, among the given options, Qualm is the opposite of Confidence.

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Q:

A person who insists on something

A) Instantaneous B) Boaster
C) Stickler D) Disciplinarian
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Stickler

Explanation:

A person who insists on something unyieldingly is called a Stickler.

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Q:

Give me a word that means the opposite of dull?

A) Sharp B) Bright
C) Exciting D) All of the above
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) All of the above

Explanation:

Dull means not sharp, not shining, not bright, ...

 

Hence, the given words are all that means the opposite of dull.

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Q:

The following sentence contains which type of conjunction?

"She is not only a great singer but also an exceptional dancer."

A) Phrasal B) Subordinating
C) Correlative D) Coordinating
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Correlative

Explanation:

A conjunction is a word that joins words, clauses, phrases or sentences.

For example but, and, or, nor, yet for, so, although, since, because, unless, when, where, while, etc.

There are four types of conjunctions:

1. Subordinating Conjunction

2. Correlative Conjunction

3. Phrasal Conjunction

4. Coordinating Conjunction

 

In the given sentence, "She is not only a great singer but also an exceptional dancer" Not Only But Also is a type of Correlative conjunction.

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