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University of VictoriaIntroduction to IT English
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Language Review

Check your understanding of IT-related verbs, adjectives, and adjective clauses. More than one answer may be correct.

1. Choose the true statement(s).

  1. An adjective comes after a noun.
  2. An adjective is a word that describes a noun.
  3. A adjective clause has a noun and a verb.
  4. An adjective clause comes before a noun.

2. Choose the true statement(s).

  1. There are two kinds of clauses: independent and dependent clauses.
  2. An adjective clause is a dependent clause because it cannot be a sentence by itself.
  3. Not all independent clauses are complete sentences.
  4. All adjective clauses are dependent clauses.

3. Choose the true statement(s).

  1. An object pronoun can be omitted from an adjective clause and the sentence will have the same meaning, as in the following sentences: (1) The illustrator that I saw was wonderful. (2) The illustrator I saw was wonderful.
  2. Both of these sentences are correct and have the same meaning: (1) An operating system is something that lets you install software and tells your hardware what to do. (2) An operating system is something who lets you install software and tells your hardware what to do.
  3. In an adjective clause, the subject pronoun can be omitted, as in the following sentence: The child plays the computer games is bright.

4. Choose the correct meaning of the verb as it is used in the sentence: You can use Eudora or Outlook to send letters and files to other people.

“To send” means __________.

  1. to make a set of instructions that tell the computer what to do
  2. to direct a message or file to another place by using a computer and an Internet connection
  3. to give an order or instruction to the computer

5. Choose the correct meaning of the verb as it is used in the sentence: It is possible to edit your photos when you use PhotoShop.

“To edit” means __________.

  1. to perform mathematical operations, such as adding and subtracting numbers
  2. to copy a program from a storage device into the computer’s memory
  3. to change the written word or an image, such as a photo

6. Which of the following definitions are correct?

  1. “Manipulate” means to change data.
  2. “To program” means to make a set of instructions that tell the computer what to do.
  3. “Simulate” means to make something that is the opposite of real life.
  4. “To write” means to copy information to a CD, file, or disk.