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Constructing Sentences & Paragraphs Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which one is the most appropriate way to reduce writing errors in your documents?

Question 2 2. Choose the sentence that contains a faulty collective ownership error.

Question 3 3.

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 4 4. Which one ranks written documents by grade level achievement to help determine readability?

Question 5 5.

What is a problem with the following sentence?

Looking for his favorite pair of glasses.

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Question 6 6.

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 7 7.

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 8 8.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

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

Question 9 9. Which words can be eliminated to improve conciseness?

Question 10 10. The ball balloon magnetic block game is expected to exceed sales is an example of:

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Question 11 11.

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

All of the dogs at the animal shelter have to wear a collar.

Question 12 12.

Identify which verb in the following sentences represents an erroneous shift in verb tense.

I started working when I was sixteen. My first job was at a car wash, where I worked at the cash register. Meeting my coworkers is the best part of the job. I made a lot of good friends at that job.

Question 13 13.

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 14 14. Which one would you be achieving when you avoid dangling modifiers?

Question 15 15.

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.

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Question 16 16.

Which tense is the verb will have finished in the following sentence?

I will have finished my homework by the time my roommate gets home.

Question 17 17.

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

Expensive cars should have a good sound system.

Question 18 18.

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 19 19.

Choose the past perfect tense form of the verb to finish that would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence:

I _____ three loads of laundry by the time I had to leave.

Question 20 20. Which of the following sentences is written correctly?

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Question 21 21.

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 22 22.

Which choice contains the past tense form of the verb to experience that would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

I _____ a lot of great things on my trip abroad last summer.

Question 23 23. The most important reason modifiers should be correctly placed in a sentence is that _____.

Question 24 24.

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 25 25. Which term is used to refer to a situation when the score is based on 100 points with a higher score reflecting an easier read of the document?

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Question 26 26.

Which tense is the verb have met in the following sentence?

I have met many interesting people in my classes.

Question 27 27. What does it mean to be concise in writing?

Question 28 28.

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 29 29.

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 30 30. What type of verbs should technical writers use?

Constructing Sentences & Paragraphs Chapter Exam Instructions

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