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Compass Writing Test: Sentence Structure Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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

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

Question 2 2. In the sentence, 'Sixty-five percent of the tulips in this field are white', the subject-verb agreement is:

Question 3 3. What are the two components a clause must have?

Question 4 4.

Why is business the only subject in the following sentence?

The business with the casino owner and the oil tycoon was shady.

Question 5 5.

What is the indirect object in this sentence?

The teacher gave Mitch his homework.

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Question 6 6.

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

Expensive cars should have a good sound system.

Question 7 7. One way to check that you have written a clear sentence is to:

Question 8 8. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 9 9. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

Question 10 10. Which is an independent clause?

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Question 11 11.

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 12 12. Choose the sentence that contains a faulty collective ownership error.

Question 13 13. Which of the following sentences is an example of second person point of view?

Question 14 14.

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.

Question 15 15.

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.

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Question 16 16.

Which of the following corrects the following mixed structure sentence?

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

Question 17 17. Which of the following correctly lists the coordinating conjunctions?

Question 18 18. Which action listed below is NOT a strategy for varying sentence structure?

Question 19 19. Which of the following transitional words can be used to indicate a contrasting idea?

Question 20 20.

Which of the following corrects this 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 21 21. Which sentence correctly joins a dependent clause with an independent clause?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT a suggested way to make sure your sentences are clear and easy to understand?

Question 23 23. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 24 24. Which word shows possession?

Question 25 25. Which can you use to combine two independent clauses?

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Question 26 26.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

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

Question 27 27. What is the predicate of a sentence?

Question 28 28. What is another name for group nouns?

Question 29 29.

Select the coordinating conjunction that would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence:

I've been cleaning the house all day, _____ I'm going to rest now.

Question 30 30.

Where should the correlative conjunction either be placed in the following sentence?

He will go to college or enlist in the military.

Compass Writing Test: Sentence Structure Chapter Exam Instructions

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