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1 "Quickly" is a(n) adverb. Humanities > Linguistics 05/30/08
2 "Snuck", past tense of sneak, is not a word. "Sneaked" is correct. Humanities > Linguistics 06/09/08
3 "They're" is a contraction. Humanities > Linguistics 06/17/08
4 "Two bits" is a colloquial expression for 25 cents. Humanities > Linguistics 10/31/08
5 A conjunction is used to join two clauses. Humanities > Linguistics 05/29/08
6 A(n) interjection is a word or phrase that usually has no grammatical connection with the rest of the sentence and is used to express emotion. Humanities > Linguistics 12/31/08
7 A/An noun is a person, place, thing, or idea. Humanities > Linguistics 05/30/08
8 Mandarin is the most widely spoken language in the world. Humanities > Linguistics 08/08/09
9 Most words that end in "-ly" are adverbs, but lovely is a(n) adjective. Humanities > Linguistics 09/04/08
10 The Latin language is the root of the Romance languages (Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian). Humanities > Linguistics 01/28/09
11 The word "wherefore" in, "Wherefore art thou, Romeo?" in Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet means "why". Humanities > Linguistics 09/25/08
12 There are eight parts of speech in the English language. Humanities > Linguistics 06/01/08
13 Who describes the subject; whom describes the object. Humanities > Linguistics 04/23/12


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