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PSAT Writing: Sentence Clarity and Structure Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is it generally better to avoid the passive voice?

Question 2 2.

Choose the option that corrects the following faulty collective ownership error.

All of the people on my street have a nice yard.

Question 3 3.

Which of the following corrects the following mixed structure sentence?

'Although I need to go grocery shopping, but I don't have time.'

Question 4 4. A complete sentence must contain ____________.

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements is NOT a way to improve sentence structure?

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Question 6 6.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

Doing what you love will make you happier.

Question 7 7. Which of the phrases below includes the use of a modifier?

Question 8 8. Another term for an incomplete sentence is a:

Question 9 9. To correct faulty collective ownership, a writer should look for wording that suggests group ownership and _____.

Question 10 10.

Which of the following corrects the following mixed structure sentence?

'Because you want your writing to be the best it can be, is why you should avoid mixed structure sentences.'

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Question 11 11. When using coordinating conjunctions like but, and, or and so, writers should _____

Question 12 12.

Identify the error in the following sentence that makes it unclear:

The bloody space battle was fought mostly by children.

Question 13 13.

Jim is writing an essay and used the following sentence. Why was his teacher disappointed with sentence clarity?

The easiest and most, complicated form of political activism is civil activism.

Question 14 14. A sentence must have both a _________ and a ____________ in order to be complete.

Question 15 15.

Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

We neither had money nor enough time to escape.

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Question 16 16. Although writers sometimes use sentence fragments in fiction, fragments are generally frowned upon in:

Question 17 17.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

Mustache Dad is the best character in the Twilight series.

Question 18 18.

Choose the option that corrects the following faulty collective ownership error.

All of the dogs at the animal shelter have to wear a collar.

Question 19 19. Choose the sentence that contains a faulty collective ownership error.

Question 20 20.

Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

He sat down at the table expecting to order, eat, and be enjoying his meal alone.

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Question 21 21. How does a sentence fragment create confusion for the reader?

Question 22 22.

Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

Although he enjoyed running and to play baseball, he decided to try out for volleyball instead.

Question 23 23. Which of the following is an example of a mixed structure sentence?

Question 24 24.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

Between gelato and ice cream, gelato is sweetest and therefore best.

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT a suggested way to make sure your sentences are clear and easy to understand?

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Question 26 26.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

'From looking at the textbook helped me understand my mistakes.'

Question 27 27. Which of the following list of words are transitional words?

Question 28 28.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

It's a well-known fact that theaters are more expensive than staying at home.

Question 29 29.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

'The instructor she taught us how to punctuate sentences correctly.'

Question 30 30. A complete sentence must have how many parts?

PSAT Writing: Sentence Clarity and Structure Chapter Exam Instructions

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