Conventions in Writing - Grammar: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage when separating elements in a series?

Question 2 2.

Why is business the only subject in the following sentence?

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

Question 3 3. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 4 4.

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.

Question 5 5. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

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Question 6 6. Relative pronouns are:

Question 7 7. What can create mistakes with subject-verb agreement?

Question 8 8.

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 9 9. Which of the following is an intransitive phrasal verb?

Question 10 10.

Which pronouns are found in the following sentence?

'I kept telling her that we would go back for Elmo, but I knew we had left him behind. '

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Question 11 11. What are the four sentence types?

Question 12 12.

Identify the verb or verbs in the following sentence:

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

Question 13 13. A semicolon can be used for all of the following EXCEPT to _____.

Question 14 14.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

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

Question 15 15.

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.

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Question 16 16. What are some ways that subordinate clauses function in a complex sentence?

Question 17 17. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

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

Question 19 19.

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 20 20.

Which word would make the following sentence grammatically correct?

'Students should check with their teachers before you leave the classroom.'

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Question 21 21. What is the significance of an Oxford comma?

Question 22 22. Correctly place the commas around the non-essential clause:

Question 23 23. Which of the following correctly lists the coordinating conjunctions?

Question 24 24. Which of these groups of words are coordinating conjunctions, or coordinators?

Question 25 25.

How could the following sentence be altered to be clearer?

Without help I would not finish this assignment.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is a compound sentence?

Question 27 27. Which of the following best describes a complex sentence?

Question 28 28. How are compound sentences joined?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT the correct way to use the colon?

Question 30 30. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

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