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1 Midterm (Version A – the order of questions is a little different for other versions) Section A 1) Which of the following statements is true? a. The English future tense is periphrastic. 2) Which of the statements is true of the sentence below? Because he is green and has scales, Bill has been considered strange and is thinking of getting plastic surgery. d. The second ‘ is ’ and the second ‘ has ’ are grammatical morphemes, and the first ‘ is ’ and the first ‘ has ’ are lexical morphemes. 3) In which of the following sentences is the underlined word an abstract count noun? b. My friend always has a dating dilemma of one kind or another. 4) Which of the following statements is true? a. ‘Same comparison’ is formed by adding ‘as’ before and after the absolute form of an adjective. 5) Which of the following opinions is likely to be held by someone who adopts a descriptive view of language? a. English distinguishes between nominative and accusative case for pronouns but not for nouns. c. The sentence ‘* Boy the girl the saw.’ is ungrammatical. 6) Which of the following statements is true? a. More English words belong to an open word class than to a closed word class. b. Turning the adjective slow into the verb to slow is an example of conversion. c. English has a relatively poor system of inflectional morphology. d. The sentence ‘I abso-freaking-lutely loved this movie.’ contains an infix. 7) Which of the following statements is false? a. In declaratives with a single finite verb, the subject must come first, followed by the verb.
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2 8) Which statement is true of the sentence below? Who am I supposed to give this blueberry muffin to?
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