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11.6 Final -s: Review & Practice Part 1

Review & Practice
Instructions


This Review and Practice exercise is an opportunity for you to test your understanding of what you have studied in Chapter 11: Final -s.

Some words have a final -s built right into their spelling. Others add final -s only in specific situations.

In the space provided after each sentence, write every word that has an -s ending. Separate the -s endings with a comma and a space. Put an asterisk (*) immediately after the words on which the -s is added.

1. This shopping mall shows a lot of class.


    

2. Very few of the stores make a fuss when you return items that don't fit your kids.


    

3. Don't miss the big sales that the mall sponsors during the two weeks before Thanksgiving.


    

4. My favorite dress shop faces the fountain near the escalators.


    

5. Across from the doughnut counters, Santa Claus sets up his throne each year.


    

Check your work on questions 1-5 (by clicking on the "answer" buttons) before going on to the rest of the application. The rest of this Practice & Review session will be graded by the computer when you click on the "Submit Application" button below.

An added -s marks a plural noun.

Fill each blank with the plural form of the noun given in parentheses after the blank.

6. I'd be happy with two (ticket) to the movie.

7. Still, I'd be even happier if you gave me ten (dollar) instead.

8. I promise not to spend it on practical (thing) like (egg).

9. Birthday (gift) should not disappear into the family budget.

10. I know you want me to use your (present) for special (treat).

An -s is added to a verb in the simple present tense with any singular subject other than I or you.

Fill each blank with the one-word verb which expresses the simple present tense of the verb named in parentheses after the blank.

11. Whenever your sister (to speak) to Jordan, he (to blush).

12. I (to know) what that (to mean).

13. She certainly (to guess) how he (to feel), too.

14. It (to please) her more than she (to admit).

15. The two of them (to look) charmingly embarrassed when they (to sit) together.

When the verb begins with a present tense form of the auxiliary to be, the final -s is part of the word is.

Fill each blank with the two-word verb string that expresses the present progressive tense of the verb named in parentheses after each blank.

16. The show (to end) and the head usher (to wave) his arms toward the balcony.

17. He (to try) to get the audience's attention.

18. The people (to scream) for an encore.

19. The singer on stage (to come) back for another bow and very few fans (to notice) the usher.

20. The usher (to jump) wildly up and down in the aisle.

When the verb begins with a present tense form of the auxiliary to have, the final -s is part of the word has.

Fill each blank with the two-word verb string that expresses the present perfect tense of the verb named after the space.

21. In spite of her refusal to be polite on the phone, Lorinda (to receive) five phone calls tonight.

22. Some of the calls (to be) important ones.

23. Her boyfriend (to warn) her that her sullen behavior (to go) on long enough.

24. She (to offend) a few of her friends already.

25. Lorinda (to inspire) me with a good idea for dealing with high-pressure telephone salespeople.

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