Saturday, May 7, 2016

Quiz for Lessons 421 - 425 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Hyphens

Instructions: Supply hyphens where they are needed in these sentences.

1. The Anglo French contest for North America was early in our history.

2. Take a word and work backward to its back formation.

3. I need to deemphasize some of those old concepts.

4. There is a twin bill at the drive in.

5. I hate his so what attitude that he always uses on us.

6. My new brother in law will be here for a visit soon.

7. I love that good to the last drop taste which this has.

8. The test is on chapters 8 through 12 in the math text.

9. The store has its annual better than ever price sale this week.

10. Your off the cuff remarks made for a great interview.


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Answers:

1. The Anglo-French contest for North America was early in our history.

2. Take a word and work backward to its back-formation.

3. I need to de-emphasize some of those old concepts.

4. There is a twin bill at the drive-in.

5. I hate his so-what attitude that he always uses on us.

6. My new brother-in-law will be here for a visit soon.

7. I love that good-to-the-last-drop taste which this has.

8. The test is on chapters 8-12 in the math text.

9. The store has its annual better-than-ever price sale this week.

10. Your off-the-cuff remarks made for a great interview.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Lesson 425 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Hyphens

Use a hyphen to show the omission of a connecting word. Example: chapters 1-5 (through omitted)

Instructions: Supply hyphens and omit the words where they are needed in these sentences.

1. We studied the Franco and Prussian War in our history class.

2. For tomorrow read chapters 6 to 9 in your geography book.

3. The decade 1950 through 1959 was a great time to grow up.

4. The New York to Paris flight will leave on time.

5. Study your letters l through z for the next quiz.


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Answers:

1. We studied the Franco-Prussian War in our history class.

2. For tomorrow read chapters 6-9 in your geography book.

3. The decade 1950-1959 was a great time to grow up.

4. The New York-Paris flight will leave on time.

5. Study your letters l-z for the next quiz.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Lesson 424 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Hyphens

Use a hyphen in compounds in which mispronunciation might otherwise result. Example: pre-existence

Instructions: Supply hyphens where they are needed in these sentences.

1. It was hard to find an antiimperialist among the rulers of ancient Rome.

2. I believe that man had a preexistence before this life.

3. Can you deenergize that bomb in time?

4. If you take that medicine, it could cause the body to be antiimmune.

5. The concerned group was starting an antiimmoral movement.


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Answers:

1. It was hard to find an anti-imperialist among the rulers of ancient Rome.

2. I believe that man had a pre-existence before this life.

3. Can you de-energize that bomb in time?

4. If you take that medicine, it could cause the body to be anti-immune.

5. The concerned group was starting an anti-immoral movement.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Lesson 423 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Hyphens

Use a hyphen with special compounds such as tie-up, and drive-in.

Instructions: Supply hyphens where they are needed in these sentences.

1. Jim was the runner up in the race.

2. The sailors attached the ship to the tie up.

3. Let's get something to eat at a drive in.

4. The jump off was the beginning of the war.

5. This meal is certainly first rate.


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Answers:

1. Jim was the runner-up in the race.

2. The sailors attached the ship to the tie-up.

3. Let's get something to eat at a drive-in.

4. The jump-off was the beginning of the war.

5. This meal is certainly first-rate.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Lesson 422 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Hyphens

Use a hyphen in some compound nouns made up of a noun and a prepositional phrase. Example: sister-in-law

Instructions: Supply hyphens where they are needed in these sentences.

1. In the woods we saw many flowers including a jack in the pulpit.

2. One old toy that everyone used to have was a jack in the box.

3. The sergeants at arms will escort him from the courtroom.

4. The ship's captain enjoyed using the cat o' nine tails on disobedient sailors.

5. Finding the man seemed to be just a will o' the wisp.


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Answers:

1. In the woods we saw many flowers including a jack-in-the-pulpit.

2. One old toy that everyone used to have was a jack-in-the-box.

3. The sergeants-at-arms will escort him from the courtroom.

4. The ship's captain enjoyed using the cat-o'-nine-tails on disobedient sailors.

5. Finding the man seemed to be just a will-o'-the-wisp.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Lesson 421 - Mechanics - Punctuation - Hyphens

Use a hyphen in compounds made up of two or more words used as an adjective before a noun. This includes coined phrases. Do not use a hyphen when one of the words is an adverb ending in -ly. These compounds will add vividness to your writing, but one should not use too many. Example: I received a last-minute call.

Instructions: Supply hyphens where they are needed in these sentences.

1. The little lost girl had that I'm going to cry again look on her face.

2. Spies must have the I like danger attitude to be successful.

3. We found many interesting things in a forty year old trunk.

4. He gave an I dare you to touch me sneer to the others.

5. Did you read that hair raising story last night?


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Answers:

1. The little lost girl had that I'm-going-to-cry-again look on her face.

2. Spies must have the I-like-danger attitude to be successful.

3. We found many interesting things in a forty-year-old trunk.

4. He gave an I-dare-you-to-touch-me sneer to the others.

5. Did you read that hair-raising story last night?

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