ACT English - Sentence Structure: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Over the years, Eric has covered topics that range over as diverse a spectrum as shoe color, cufflinks, and fabric for formal suits.

Question 2 2. A dependent clause...

Question 3 3. The author's overall attitude toward a subject is called _____.

Question 4 4. Why is it important for an author to be able to use mood effectively?

Question 5 5.

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 6 6. Words and phrases that help carry a thought from one idea to the next are referred to as _____.

Question 7 7. Which of the following effectively utilizes a transition?

Question 8 8.

What are the redundant parts of this sentence?

The reason Tom is suspicious of the city council is because he worked in city government for years and saw the corruption firsthand.

Question 9 9. Which of the following sentences is written correctly?

Question 10 10. In just one year, Eric was already making a surprising amount of money from his magazine, and it was enough money to start paying his staff and even save some for college!

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Question 11 11.

Spot the redundancy:

With today's modern technology, we can send emails online across the world without ever getting up from our chairs.

Question 12 12. Which of the following sentences is NOT grammatically correct?

Question 13 13.

In the following sentence, identify the dangling modifier and why it is wrong.

Since getting that new job out of town, my gas bills have doubled and my car is falling apart.

Question 14 14. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

Question 15 15. After they went to the concert: Ashley and Pete went out for pancakes.

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Question 16 16. A dark and gloomy setting, like a graveyard on a rainy winter evening, usually evokes a _____ mood in the reader.

Question 17 17. Whether or not a dog is aggressive has more to do with training than breed, some pit bulls are gentle and some miniature poodles will attack everything they see.

Question 18 18.

As his readership grew, Eric hired an editor to scrutinize every article for the smallest typos and spelling errors.

Which of the following replacements for 'scrutinize' would NOT be appropriate?

Question 19 19.

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 20 20.

In the following sentence, identify the phrases that correctly modify the word 'sheep.'

Startled by the explosion, the sheep began racing around the pen, ignoring the crowds.

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Question 21 21.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

Most of the movies I like don't have a lot of explosions, sometimes I like horror movies though.

Question 22 22.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined part of the sentence:

The inadequate supply of pasta salad was not enough to feed the two dozen people who showed up to the club's inaugural meeting.

Question 23 23.

What is a problem with the following sentence?

Looking for his favorite pair of glasses.

Question 24 24.

Choose the redundant expression in this sentence:

Looking back in retrospect, I can't remember a summer of my childhood when I didn't spend most of the day outdoors getting into trouble.

Question 25 25. The black rhino, one of the world's most endangered species, with only a few thousand left in the wild.

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Question 26 26.

While the magazine primarily focuses on younger men, Eric also publishes content aimed at a more mature audience.

What is the best way to deal with the underlined portion of the sentence?

Question 27 27. From the date of its first humble beginnings, Eric's magazine has grown to a nationally-recognized publication.

Question 28 28. Minzy wanted to get some more Q-tips, cotton balls, and she also needed nail polish remover.

Question 29 29.

In the following sentence, identify the misplaced modifier and why it doesn't work.

The Senator nearly spoke for two hours about the somewhat unfair tax increase before the committee tiredly voted on the motion.

Question 30 30. Effective body paragraphs within an essay...

ACT English - Sentence Structure: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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