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ACT English: Sentence Structure Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Hannah glared down at her schedule, the train was late and she had a meeting to get to.

Question 2 2. Which of the following effectively utilizes a transition?

Question 3 3. Citing its health benefits, jogging was my brother's exercise of choice.

Question 4 4. How can writers prepare readers for new ideas?

Question 5 5.

Marley borrowed my history textbook; she hasn't given it back yet.

Which of the following revisions would NOT be acceptable?

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Question 6 6. Effective body paragraphs within an essay...

Question 7 7. Which of the following correctly lists the coordinating conjunctions?

Question 8 8. Chilled from the harsh November wind, John put on his coat.

Question 9 9. Which of the following sentences is NOT grammatically correct?

Question 10 10. Words and phrases that help carry a thought from one idea to the next are referred to as _____.

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Question 11 11.

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

Stopping a zombie with a sword is better than a gun, if you separate its head from its shoulders.

Question 12 12.

Determine if the following sentence contains an incorrect modifier.

After falling from a ladder, the firefighter was rushed to the emergency room in a taxi and given blood before surgery.

Question 13 13. After they went to the concert: Ashley and Pete went out for pancakes.

Question 14 14.

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

A cool breeze was blowing across the lake, the birds were singing, and the sun was out.

Question 15 15.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

Clint didn't talk much he just stared you down with cold, dead eyes.

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Question 16 16.

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 17 17. A dependent clause...

Question 18 18. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

Question 19 19. Which of the following sentences is written correctly?

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 dependent clause differ from an independent clause?

Question 22 22.

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

We neither had money nor enough time to escape.

Question 23 23.

Which of the choices below is NOT a good way to fix the following sentence?

Jones is a terrific agent she is the best marksman we have.

Question 24 24. Minzy wanted to get some more Q-tips, cotton balls, and she also needed nail polish remover.

Question 25 25.

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 26 26.

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 27 27. 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 28 28. When driving a truck, one has to be very aware of where your blind spots are.

Question 29 29. The black rhino, one of the world's most endangered species, with only a few thousand left in the wild.

Question 30 30. Which of the following is the correct way to write the underlined portion of this question? We all went to the pool, Jose didn't want to go, but Pat talked him into it.

ACT English: Sentence Structure Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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