Answers to Extra-Credit Quiz

posted Dec 12, 2012, 8:14 PM by Lynn Gordon

Adobe Reader XI for the Extra Credit Quiz

posted Dec 12, 2012, 1:07 PM by Lynn Gordon

To do the extra-credit quiz as a form you need Adobe Reader XI (  You'll need to download the quiz and open it in Reader XI.  If you prefer not do install and use this version of Adobe Reader, you can just type your answers into an e-mail addressed to me at

Correction to Sample Final Exam

posted Dec 12, 2012, 12:58 PM by Lynn Gordon

The answer to the first question had two typos which are now corrected--In Helene, a woman of undeniable character, considered her current situation a potential disaster, the subject Helene, a woman of undeniable character consists of two appositives: Helene and a woman of undeniable character.

Extra-Credit Quiz

posted Dec 6, 2012, 8:54 PM by Lynn Gordon   [ updated Dec 12, 2012, 8:17 PM ]

The deadline for the extra-credit quiz is over, and the answers are now posted.

If you decided to do this optional extra-credit quiz, the grade on this quiz will take the place of your lowest quiz grade or replace the 0 for a quiz you missed.  If your grade on this quiz is lower than your lowest quiz grade, it will not count.

The quiz is no longer available, butthe texts used in this quiz are also found below in this announcement.

Treat all proper nouns as complete NPs for this test.

The texts used in this quiz are:

Text 1: Chap lay on the thick rug beside Wynn's bed as she slept, and the kittens, Tomato and Potato, were curled around her on the pillow. Their rumbling purrs were louder than Chap thought possible for such annoying little things. Even so, he would not have rested if the room were silent. 

Something had gone wrong in the Droevinkan forest, when he had tried to cleanse wild magic from the young sage. Instead, her mantic sight had merely gone dormant and now began to remanifest in new ways. Though this bothered him deeply, it was not why he remained restless and unable to sleep. 

Each time he closed his eyes, Chap saw images of Neina and her mother, Eillean. And he remembered the name Byrd had used for the elf who had come in the night.  (129-130)

Text 2: Chap looked in her eyes and1 sensed worry, determination within regret and2 scarred-over pain. (133)

Text 3: Three years had passed since Hedi was first visited by one of Byrd's less savory confidants. Not long after that she began spying for the Vonkayshi. She dreamed of Darmouth's death long before then and found she was not alone in that desire. She'd seen many attempts on Darmouth's life. Those involved tried, failed, and died as traitors. Byrd was not to be trusted with anyone's safety or agenda besides his own. His heart was made of ice, but he was the first one to make Hedi believe Darmouth could be dealt with.

To assist him, Hedi took mental notes or made quick diagrams on scraps of paper, if she had time, whenever she went with Emel into Darmouth's stronghold. (115)

Answers to the Sample Final Exam

posted Nov 28, 2012, 3:19 PM by Lynn Gordon   [ updated Nov 28, 2012, 3:19 PM ]

Answers to the posted sample final exam are available here.

A Walkthrough Noun Phrases

posted Nov 27, 2012, 11:09 PM by Lynn Gordon

In response to request(s), I've written a walkthrough of identifying NPs, available here.  I'll be adding some more later in the week since this does not include identifying adverbial noun phrases or noun phrases that consist of appositives.

Coordination Practice

posted Nov 27, 2012, 12:57 AM by Lynn Gordon

The practice identifying coordination handout we worked through on Friday before Thanksgiving and on Monday following Thanksgiving is available with answers here.

Sample Final

posted Nov 20, 2012, 1:20 AM by Lynn Gordon

NP Practice (Edited to Include Link to Answers)

posted Nov 20, 2012, 1:17 AM by Lynn Gordon   [ updated Nov 20, 2012, 9:32 PM ]

For anyone who wants it, a practice sheet for identifying NPs is posted here.

The answers are posted here.

Answers to Quiz 7 Available

posted Nov 10, 2012, 11:09 AM by Lynn Gordon

I've put the answers to quiz 7 here and linked it on the Notes and Handouts page.

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