Word Nerd Exercise 6: Name It and Claim It
To test your knowledge of vocabulary and parts of speech, answer these. Share your answers via the comments section here. And this week, I’m offering a prize to the first five entries with all correct answers. Those writers each will get a free copy of Found magazine. Be sure you leave a name or nickname on your comment post so I can tell who won. (I'll declare the winners and have you email your mailing addresses directly to me.)
OK, ready, set, go!
1. List alphabetically 10 adverbs that have at least 8 letters. Example: dramatically.
2. List 10 nouns that are synonyms for house, meaning “living quarters.”
3. List 5 interjections that express excitement. Example: Yeeha!
4. List 5 adjectives that deal with extreme weather events.
5. Orange often is listed as a common English-language word that cannot be rhymed. What are two others?
And here are last week's sentences, with their commas in the right places.
1. Well, is this your final day at work?
2. After the doctor reset it, her broken arm mended perfectly.
3. The wedding gifts included a clock, a popcorn popper, a plasma TV and seven toasters.
4. "If you reheat that awful meatloaf one more time, I'm getting a divorce," Tammy said to David, her third husband.
5. John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas.