HESI A2- Grammer-Chapter 4 Quiz

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3rd edition -2013 Book ~HESI Hint's~ (Do not use the word more with certain adjectives, for example, those ending in er. It is improper grammar to say or to write more better or more harder. Likewise, do not use the word most with adjectives that end in -est or -st. It is improper grammar to say most easiest or most worst.) ~(Correlative conjunctions always stay in the same pairs. Two common pairs are neither and nor and either and or. These pairs should not be mixed; it is incorrect to use neither with or and either with nor. An easy way to remember this is to think that the two words that start with the letter “n” always go together.) ~(Many imperative sentences do not seem to have subjects. An imperative sentence usually has an implied subject. For example, when we say Stop that now the subject of the sentence, you, is implied (You stop that now). ) ~(Do not use an apostrophe with a possessive pronoun. There are no such words as her's or their's.) ~(Other words that co
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1

Which of the following sentences is grammatically incorrect?

  1. We took him to the store, the library, and the restaurant.
  2. We took him to the store and the library.
  3. We took him to the store, and then we went to the library.
  4. We took him to the store and then went to the library.

C—There are two independent clauses joined by the conjunction “and.”

2

Select the best word for the blank in the following sentence.

I will ________ that chart to the patient's room later today.

  1. Bring
  2. Take
  3. Brought
  4. Took

B—In this sentence, the action is away from the speaker, who will carry the patient's chart from a near place (where the speaker is) to a far place (the patient's room).

3

Which word in the following sentence should be replaced?

The department chairman stepped up to the podium.

  1. Podium
  2. Stepped
  3. Chairman
  4. Up

C- (This word is considered sexist language. Sexist language can be avoided by changing chairman to chair or chairperson.)

4

Which word in the following sentence is an indirect object?

The doctor gave the patient a prescription.

  1. Doctor
  2. Prescription
  3. Gave
  4. Patient

D- (The indirect object is the person or thing indirectly affected by the action of the verb. Indirect objects come between the verb and the direct object.)

5

Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

  1. The patient and the nurse knew that he could walk.
  2. While the patient was walking.
  3. The patient, the nurse and the doctor were walking.
  4. Because the patient could walk, he was allowed to leave his room.

D—A includes a vague pronoun reference (does he refer to the patient or to the nurse?). B is a sentence fragment. C includes a series, and there should be a comma after nurse.

6

Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

  1. The child's torn shirt was laying on the floor.
  2. The torn child's shirt was laying on the floor.
  3. The child's shirt was laying on the floor torn.
  4. The child's shirt torn was laying on the floor.

A—Torn is modifying shirt, so it should be placed next to shirt.

7

Which of the following sentences contains an interjection?

  1. I hope you have finished digging your well.
  2. I hope you are feeling well.
  3. Well, I hope you are happy.
  4. I hope you perform well on the test.

C—In this sentence well expresses emotion and does not have a grammatical connection to the rest of the sentence.

8

Which word is used incorrectly in the following sentence?

To who should the letter be addressed?

  1. Who
  2. Should
  3. Letter
  4. Addressed

A— because it is the object of the preposition to.

9

Select the best word for the blank in the following sentence.

He couldn't ______ the speaker's words because of the nearby airport noise.

  1. here
  2. hear
  3. comprehend
  4. understand

B—Hear means to recognize sound by means of the ear. Here is a site differentiation. C and D would fit in the sentence, but the reference to airport noise makes B the best choice.

10

What word is used incorrectly in this sentence?

The six students in the class discussed the test results between themselves.

  1. discussed
  2. results
  3. between
  4. themselves

C-—Between implies only two people. The correct word to use in the sentence would be among. A, B, and D are used correctly.