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Hi. I have 6 grammar questions need to be verified.

8. In the following sentence, identify the boldface word as either a conjunction or a preposition.

For about the last twenty years, physicists have been analyzing chaos. (A)

A. preposition
B. conjunction

12. Choose the answer that correctly identifies the part of the original sentence that is in boldface type.

A person under hypnosis may appear not to feel pain. (A)

A. preposition
B. subject
C. verb
D. adjective

15. Choose the answer that correctly identifies the part of the original sentence that is in boldface type.
While they are under hypnosis, some people seem to recall past lives. (A)

A. pronoun
B. subject
C. adjective
D. conjunction

26. Choose the answer that correctly identifies the word group in boldface type.

In its native country, the Argentine ant forms small colonies, a tiny black species of ant.
(A)

A. dangling modifier
B. correctly placed modifier
C. misplaced modifier

30. Choose the answer that correctly identifies the word group in boldface type.

Like fingerprints, DNA left at a crime scene can help to identify a wrongdoer.
(D)

A. appositive phrase
B. absolute phrase
C. prepositional phrase
D. verbal phrase

17. In the following pair, select the sentence that makes no errors in the use of italics.
(B)
A. During the show's heyday in the early 1990s, the name "Laura Palmer" frequently came up in conversations.
B. During the show's heyday in the early 1990s, the name Laura Palmer frequently came up in conversations.
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Hi,

8. In the following sentence, identify the boldface word as either a conjunction or a preposition.

For about the last twenty years, physicists have been analyzing chaos. (A) Yes

A. preposition
B. conjunction

12. Choose the answer that correctly identifies the part of the original sentence that is in boldface type.

A person under hypnosis may appear not to feel pain. (A) Yes

A. preposition
B. subject
C. verb
D. adjective

15. Choose the answer that correctly identifies the part of the original sentence that is in boldface type.
While they are under hypnosis, some people seem to recall past lives. (A) No, D

A. pronoun
B. subject
C. adjective
D. conjunction

26. Choose the answer that correctly identifies the word group in boldface type.

In its native country, the Argentine ant forms small colonies, a tiny black species of ant.
(A) Of these choices, I'd choose C. But really, I'd call it a misplaced appositive.

The sentence should read

In its native country, the Argentine ant, a tiny black species of ant, forms small colonies.

A. dangling modifier
B. correctly placed modifier
C. misplaced modifier

30. Choose the answer that correctly identifies the word group in boldface type.

Like fingerprints, DNA left at a crime scene can help to identify a wrongdoer.
(D) Yes, although I'd prefer to call it a descriptive phrase.

A. appositive phrase
B. absolute phrase
C. prepositional phrase
D. verbal phrase

17. In the following pair, select the sentence that makes no errors in the use of italics.
(B) I think the person asking the question wants you to choose B.

But I'd say that A also makes no errors related to the use of italics (because it doesn't use any Emotion: wink ).
A. During the show's heyday in the early 1990s, the name "Laura Palmer" frequently came up in conversations.
B. During the show's heyday in the early 1990s, the name Laura Palmer frequently came up in conversations.

Clive

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Hi,

We prefer it if you try to do the work and offer your answers first. Then we can check them for you.

If you'll forgive me for saying so, I'm amazed that you didn't say 'please' when asking us to spend our time helping you. I wonder if this is a cultural difference, where you do not realize how important the word 'please' is in using English?

Anyway, post your answers, and we'll do our best for you.

Clive

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Hi, I did post my answer. They are the one in blod and I am sorry I forgot to say please. I was pasting the content back and forth (to eliminate the "copy-format" , so I must have forgotten doubled check.

Sorry.

If you look at each question, you can see answer are in blod, like the one below.

(A)
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Jellyfish have no eyes or ears, and they also lack a brain and a heart.
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