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LIN 204 Practice Midterm 1 Section A: Multiple choice (5 pts) For each of the following questions (1-5), circle one (and only one) answer: 1) Which of the following statements is true? a. The sentence Do you think I’m made of money? is likely a rhetorical question. b. The choice of modals makes for a subtle meaning difference between the sentences I hope that he will be there . and I hoped that he would be there . c. The sentence I wish you would tell me what to do . contains a deferred preposition. d. The sentence I could really use a cup of tea . is likely a declarative request. e. a and d. f. b, c and d. 2) Which of the following sentences has a discourse function that is not the most common one for its clause type? a. It makes me very sad to see that. b. What a mean person he is! c. Could you please move? d. Don’t do that! e. a and c. f. b and d. 3) Which of the following shows the specified constituency test being applied incorrectly? a. Reduction: She had a pathological phobia related to hats . The sentence can be written as ‘She had a phobia.’, therefore the underlined portion is a constituent. b. Substitution: He collapsed on Tuesday. The sentence can be written as ‘He did so on Tuesday.’, therefore the underlined portion is a constituent. c. Question: David gave up on acting. The sentence can be written as Q: ‘What did David do?’ A: ‘Gave up on acting.’, therefore the underlined portion is a constituent. d. Coordination: Sheila threw out her stamp collection . The sentence can be written as ‘Sheila threw out her stamp collection and in the towel.’, therefore the underlined portion is a constituent. e. Both a. and c. f. Both c. and d. 4) In which of these sentences is the word
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2011 for the course LIN 204 taught by Professor Anna during the Spring '11 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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PracticeMidterm - LIN 204 Practice Midterm Section A:...

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