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T/F: Singular nouns must match with singular verbs and pronouns?
T - ex: If A STUDENT won't study, HE OR SHE won't do well.
T/F: Plural nouns do not have to match with plural verbs and pronouns?
F - ex: If STUDENTS won't study, THEY won't do well.
Use the word "I" when.......
it is the subject of a sentence - ex: I will be famous one day.
Use the word "me" when.........
it is the object of the sentence - ex: The fool gave the wrong tickets to Bob and ME.
Do you have to use the same mark (comma, dash, etc) at both ends of the phrase?
Yes - ex: Bob, on his way to the store, saw a lizard.
Is this sentence grammatically correct and why: "Ed's a slacker, Sara isn't?"
No because the two complete sentences are spliced together with a comma
How many complete ideas must a sentence contain, at a minimum?
Do the majority of adjectives or adverbs end in -ly?
adverbs - ex: quickly, briefly, beautifully
What ending do you use to compare exactly two things: -er/more or -est/most?
-er/more - ex: Bob is the faster of the 2 runners.
What ending do you use to compare more than two things: -er/more or -est/most?
-est/most - Bob is the fastest of the 5 runners.
Is good an adjective or adverb?
Is well an adjective or adverb?
Is this use of "good" correct or not: Joe did good on the ACT.
No because you need an adverb here and good is an adjective
Is this use of "well" correct or not: Tina plays well when she is confident.
Yes because you need an adverb here and well is an adverb
When do you use the word "lie"?
when it is something a subject DOES - ex: I'm going to lie down for a while.
When do you use the word "lay"?
when it is something a subject DOES TO AN OBJECT - ex: I'm going to lay the book down for a while.
T/:F: If you can replace lay with "put", then use that but if you can't then you have to use lie?
T - ex: I'm going to lay/put the book down. (Both work)
Fill in the blanks: ____ goes where he goes; ____ goes where him goes!
WHO goes where he goes; WHOM goes where him goes!
Is this grammatically correct and why?: Always remember who you're speaking to.
No because you are speaking to him, not he. It should be WHOM, not WHO
When is the word "less" used?
for uncountable things - ex: I have less water than I thought
When is the word "fewer" used?
for things that can be counted - ex: I can fill fewer buckets today
Fill in the blanks with the words "among" or "between": ____ is used only when there are exactly two things involved and ____ is used when there are more than two things or an unknown number of things.
Come up with a sentence that correctly uses the words "between" and "among"
I will walk BETWEEN the two halves of the class, AMONG the many students in class
Give some examples of the verb TO BE in the PRESENT TENSE
I AM, we ARE, you ARE, they ARE, he/she/it IS
Give some examples of the verb TO BE in the PERFECT TENSE
I/we/you HAVE BEEN, he/she/it HAS BEEN
Give some examples of the verb TO BE in the PAST TENSE
I WAS, we WERE, you WERE, they WERE, he/she/it WAS
Give some examples of the verb TO BE in the PAST PERFECT TENSE
I/we/you/he/she/it HAD BEEN
Give some examples of the verb TO BE in the FUTURE TENSE
I/we/you/they/he/she/it WILL BE
Give some examples of the verb TO BE in the FUTURE PERFECT TENSE
I/we/you/he/she/it WILL HAVE BEEN
T/F: Use a colon to introduce or emphasize a short phrase, quotation, example, explanation, or list?
T -ex: Peter needed to study 3 topics before test day: punctuation, transitions, and sentence structure
What does a colon look like?
T/F: Use a dash or dashes to set off an explanatory of parenthetical phrase in a sentence
2 reasons to use a semicolon
-combine 2 complete ideas without FANBOYS - ex: Emily studied for hours; she had a big test the next day
-have a series that use commas- ex: At the grocery store, George needed milk, eggs, and butter; Alice needed cereal, bread, and juice; and Dan needed apples, water, and ice cream
2 reasons to use an apostrophe
-possession - ex: Tyler's book is 200 pages long
-contractions - ex: wouldn't, haven't, didn't
4 reasons to use a comma
-incomplete with complete ideas - ex: Before you leave the house, you should eat a healthy breakfast.
-describing important things in sentence - ex: Sonia, an 18-year old schoolgirl, called Betty early this morning.
-combine 2 complete ideas with FANBOYS - ex: Many of my friends drink coffee, but I do not.
-series - ex: I need to make breakfast, clean my room, and brush my teeth today.
2 reasons to use a dash
-indicate break in thought - ex: You did see the movie--am I right about that?
-separate parenthetical information from main idea - ex: A lot of people use electronics--phones, tablets, computers--everyday.
What does "it's" mean?
It is/it has - ex: It's going to be a while before the movie starts.
What does "its" mean?
the possessive form of "it" - ex: The car was safe in its spot when I came outside
What does ITS' mean?
THIS IS NOT A WORD. NEVER USE IT!
Give 3 examples of words to use after a semicolon
however, indeed, thus, etc.
Give 3 examples of words to NOT use after a semicolon
although, despite, who, etc.
3 verb usage rules
-verb must agree with subject - ex: They have many cars/He has many cars
-verb's tense consistent with point of time in sentence - ex: Ben will go to the store tomorrow.
-some form past tense without using "-ed" - ex: babysat, became, broken, blown, caught, chosen, etc.
T/F: When you notice an underlined verb, ask yourself what the subject of the verb is, if the tense makes sense in relation to the sentence, and if it forms the past tense correctly.
Is this sentence grammatically correct: She had did the dishes last night.
NO - She did the dishes last night.
Is this sentence grammatically correct: The plane had flied earlier this morning.
NO - The plane flew earlier this morning.
Is this sentence grammatically correct: The mean boy had took the girl's pencil.
NO - The mean boy took the girl's pencil.
Fill in the blank: Use ____ only to refer to things, never to refer to people.
which - ex: Which book is missing? (Book is an OBJECT)
Fill in the blank: Use ____ in a sentence context where "he" or "she" would be correct.
who - ex: WHO is going to the game? (HE is going to the game)
Fill in the blank: Use ____ in a sentence context where "him" or "her" would be correct.
whom - ex: Whom are you going to invite? (I am going to invite HIM)
Do comparative adjectives end in "-est" or "-er"?
Do superlative adjectives end in "-est" or "-er"?
T/F: Use the comparative form of an adjective when only 2 objects are being compared.
T - ex: Emma is older than Sarah.
T/F: Use the superlative form of an adjective when 3 or more objects are being compared.
T - ex: Iron is the shiniest of the elements.
Fill in the blanks: Remember to choose your answer based on the choice that is the most ____, ____, and ____.
Remember to choose your answer based on the choice that is the most CORRECT, CONCISE, and RELEVANT.
Fill in the blanks: Sum = ____ x ____
Sum = (Average) x (Number of terms)
What is the formula for probability?
What does a2 + 2ab + b2 equal?
What does a2 - 2ab + b2 equal?
What is the quadratic formula?
What is the distance formula?
sides of a 30, 60, 90 triangle
sides of a 45, 45, 90 triangle
sides of a parallelogram
sides of a trapezoid
area of a parallelogram
area of a rectangle
how to find the sum of angles in a regular polygon
how to find 1 angle of a regular polygon
circumference of a circle
length of an arc
area of a circle
surface area of a rectangle
2lw + 2wh + 2lh
volume of a cylinder
volume of a cone
is the number "0" an even or odd number?
T/F: When you see the square root sign, it represents the positive root only.
T/F: even x even = even
T - ex: 2 x 4 = 8
T/F: even x odd = odd
F - ex: 4 x 3 = 12 or 6 x 5 = 30
T/F: odd x odd = even
F - ex: 3 x 5 = 15 or 7 x 3 = 21
T/F: positive x positive = positive
T - ex: +2 x +4 = +8
T/F: negative x negative = negative
F - ex: -3 x -2 = +6
T/F: positive x negative = negative
T - ex: +2 x -4 = -8
What is the formula for percent change?
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