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Compass Writing Test: Sentence Structure Chapter Exam

Practice Exam Instructions:

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Question 1 1. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

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Question 2 2. Which of the following sentences is NOT grammatically correct?

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Question 3 3. What can you do to avoid allowing an interrupting phrase to cause disagreement with the subject and verb?

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Question 4 4. Which word shows possession?

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

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Question 7 7. Why is it generally better to avoid the passive voice?

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Question 8 8.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

Mustache Dad is the best character in the Twilight series.

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Question 9 9. Which of the following sentences is an example of first person point of view?

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Question 10 10. Choose the sentence that contains a faulty collective ownership error.

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Question 11 11.

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

He will go to college or enlist in the military.

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Question 12 12. Which is a dependent clause?

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Question 13 13.

Identify the verb or verbs in the following sentence:

She poured a drink for herself and took a very long sip.

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Question 14 14. What is the difference between a direct object and an indirect object

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Question 15 15. Which of the following pronouns must ALWAYS be paired with a plural verb?

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Question 16 16. Why is it important to know the difference between subject and object pronouns?

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Question 17 17.

Which of the following corrects the following mixed structure sentence?

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

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Question 18 18. Which of the following indicates that a verb should be singular?

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Question 19 19. Which of the following correctly lists the coordinating conjunctions?

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Question 20 20.

What is the subject in this sentence?

Bob and Rick, who both played soccer last year, have decided to try out again this year.

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Question 21 21. Which question uses who and whom correctly?

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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.

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Question 23 23. What is sentence structure?

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Question 24 24.

How do you change this sentence from passive voice to active voice?

The bloody space battle was fought mostly by children.

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Question 25 25.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

It's a well-known fact that theaters are more expensive than staying at home.

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Question 26 26. Third person narration can contain which of the following pronouns?

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Question 27 27.

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

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

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Question 28 28.

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.

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Question 29 29. What are the two components a clause must have?

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Question 30 30.

Identify the verb or verbs in the following sentence:

The brazen criminal shot his way through the police barricade.

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Compass Writing Test: 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 "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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