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Capitalization, Punctuation & Spelling in Research Essays Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

Which of the following best explains why brother needs to be capitalized in the following?

Brother Charles has done a lot of good work for the local community and has started several programs to help the poor. His work in the church has helped reshape the local community.

Question 2 2. Which of the following sentences has the correct use of capitalization?

Question 3 3.

What is the correct capitalization of the following title?

the man in the iron mask

Question 4 4. Which of the following sentences requires a comma because two parts of the sentence contrast with each other?

Question 5 5.

Explain why a comma is required in the following:

Thomas is a CEO of a large marketing company, while James works as a teacher in a large university.

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Question 6 6.

Explain why a comma is required in the following:

Timothy and Sandra, two kids from New York, attend a public school.

Question 7 7. Jim is preparing to write an essay for his final English 103 class, but he is very nervous and is afraid he will make a lot of spelling errors. He has asked his friend Jane for help. Which of the following is NOT advice he should follow?

Question 8 8. All of the following are reasons why spelling is important, EXCEPT for _____.

Question 9 9.

Identify the compound adjective in the following sentence:

Robert from Chicago is a part-time employee of the firm Thompson and Sons.

Question 10 10. Which of the following sentences has a properly used hyphen?

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Question 11 11.

Correct the following sentence so that it has proper hyphen use:

I asked my fifteen year old friend whether he would help me review a history paper.

Question 12 12. Thomas is reviewing his friend's essay for elements such as sentence structure and punctuation. This means that his focus is on _____.

Question 13 13. Which of the following BEST defines peer review?

Question 14 14.

Revise the following sentence so that it doesn't have grammatical errors:

Tom's brother is a well educated priest who works at Johnston university and his chosen name is brother Paul.

Question 15 15.

Why does the following sentence require revision?

Leslie likes to eat ice cream cereal and Chinese food.

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Question 16 16.

Indicate the correct position of the comma in the following sentence:

William likes to drink sweet iced coffee during the summer.

Question 17 17.

Revise the following sentence:

Jason attends Yale University, Rebeca attends Yale University.

Question 18 18.

Which of the following is used to add emphasis within the sentence?

Lizzie and Derik--who had been receiving bad grades the whole year--managed to fail another math exam.

Question 19 19. Which of the following displays an example of the correct use of an em dash?

Question 20 20. Which of the following displays an example of the correct use of an en dash?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following sentences needs to be corrected because it is a run-on?

Question 22 22.

Which of the following displays the correct capitalization of the following sentence?

my mother and i are going to visit her old friend, doctor smith, who lives in upstate new york.

Question 23 23. What should you use when you want the reader to know that words are linked together in a sentence?

Question 24 24. Which of the following sentences requires a comma due to the presence of an introductory phrase?

Question 25 25. Katie failed her English 103 exam for the third time and her parents are coming in to speak with the teacher. They were informed that parents can come and see him from _____.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following should be capitalized?

Question 27 27.

Correct the following sentence so that it has proper hyphen use:

My two year old son recently received a brown eyed teddy bear.

Question 28 28.

Indicate the correct position of the comma in the following sentence:

The house was not sold because it was a declining ancient ruin.

Question 29 29.

Which of the following displays the correct capitalization of the following sentence?

my sister is going around the neighborhood dressed up as cleopatra because she and her friends thought it would be a good trick for the day after easter.

Question 30 30. Which of the following sentences displays correct comma usage?

Capitalization, Punctuation & Spelling in Research Essays Chapter Exam Instructions

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