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Compass Writing Test: Modifiers & Clauses Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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.

Question 2 2.

Which word or words in the following sentence make up the simple subject?

The new English teacher was thoroughly prepared for class.

Question 3 3.

What word is the object in this sentence?

Swimming is the best sport.

Question 4 4.

Which pronoun could correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

The kids you're looking for are _____.

Question 5 5.

Which word or words in the following sentence make up the complete predicate?

My biology teacher announced the date of the next test.

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Question 6 6. Which is an example of a verb?

Question 7 7.

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 8 8.

Choose the correct article to fill in the blank in the following sentence.

Have you ever seen _____ Atlantic Ocean?

Question 9 9.

What is the gerund in this sentence?

Swimming is the best sport.

Question 10 10.

Choose the correct article to fill in the blank in the following sentence.

Marc knows how to ride _____ unicycle.

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Question 11 11.

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 12 12.

Which word or words in the following sentence make up the complete predicate?

My younger brother ran his first marathon yesterday.

Question 13 13.

Which word or words in the following sentence make up the complete subject?

Jane is working on her science project today.

Question 14 14.

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 15 15.

Choose the correct article to fill in the blank in the following sentence.

He takes _____ pride in his appearance.

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Question 16 16.

Choose the correct article to fill in the blank in the following sentence.

I would like to order _____ slice of pizza.

Question 17 17.

Choose the correct article to fill in the blank in the following sentence.

I'll meet you by _____ front door of my house.

Question 18 18. The most important reason modifiers should be correctly placed in a sentence is that _____.

Question 19 19.

Which word is the subject in this sentence?

The dog ran into the house.

Question 20 20. Which can be the function of a gerund?

Compass Writing Test: Modifiers & Clauses 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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