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Question 1: Prescriptive grammar further concerns itself with several open ________, often representing changes in usage over time.
English personal pronounsEnglish verbsDisputes in English grammarEnglish plural

Question 2: For example, British English and ________ have several lexical differences; however, the grammatical differences are not equally conspicuous, and will be mentioned only when appropriate.
English languageAlaskaUnited StatesAmerican English

Question 3:
  • "You might (modal) have invited (perfect) the ________ to the tea-party."
    March HareMad HatterAlice LiddellAlice (TV miniseries)

Question 4: clause type (interrogative): (Old joke) Boy: "Excuse me sir, How do I get to ________?" Man on street: "Practice, Practice, Practice."
Central ParkNew York PhilharmonicLeopold StokowskiCarnegie Hall

Question 5: Unlike some other languages, in English, nouns do not have ________.
Noun classGrammatical genderGrammatical numberInflection

Question 6: These are: noun, verb, ________, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and determiner.
GerundAdjectivePreposition and postpositionPronoun

Question 7: This article is concerned with (and restricted to) morphology, the building blocks of language; and ________, the construction of meaningful phrases, clauses and sentences with the use of morphemes and words.
GrammarSubject (grammar)SyntaxGenerative grammar

Question 8: [2] The phrase: "The ancient pulse of germ and birth" functions as a noun in the sentence: "The ancient pulse of germ and birth was shrunken hard and dry." (________, The Darkling Thrush) It is therefore a noun phrase.
Jude the ObscureThomas Hardy's WessexThomas HardyFar from the Madding Crowd

Question 9: English grammar is the body of rules describing the properties of the ________.
CanadaSouth AfricaEnglish languageAmerican English







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