Conventions in Writing: Grammar Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

What is the main subject in the sentence below?


The flock of geese circled in the sky above the sunflower field.

Question 2 2. The implied subject you is contained in which of the following sentences?

Question 3 3. Which pair of sentences below uses both subjective and objective pronouns?

Question 4 4.

Janet left the concert before the other attendees did.


Replace all nouns in the previous sentence with appropriate pronouns.

Question 5 5. In which of the sentences shown is the colon used correctly?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following sentences uses the semi-colon correctly?

Question 7 7. Which of the following sentences could be improved by the insertion of an additional comma?

Question 8 8.

Jill bought her daughters a set of new markers several drawing tablets and a pack of pastel and fluorescent coloring pencils.


How could you best punctuate the previous sentence?

Question 9 9. Which of the following sentences contains a dangling modifier?

Question 10 10.

Which grammatical error does the sentence below illustrate?


Brewing at sea, we heard news of the hurricane that was forming.

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Question 11 11.

I misplaced the scissors somewhere it seems I always do that and find myself feeling frustrated.


The sentence shown is an example of what type of grammar error?

Question 12 12. Which of the sentences shown contains a comma splice?

Question 13 13. Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?

Question 14 14.

What punctuation change would make the following sentence less confusing?


Jeremy absolutely loved ice cream, hot dogs, fish and bean nachos.

Question 15 15.

She enjoys hiking more than to bowl.


How would you change the previous sentence to make it correct?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is a correct use of parallel structure?

Question 17 17. Which of the following uses a coordinating conjunction correctly?

Question 18 18.

She decided to buy a home alarm system because she was concerned for her family's safety.


Which of the following is the subordinate clause in the previous sentence?

Question 19 19. Which of the following sentences includes the correct usage of the word whom?

Question 20 20. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

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Question 21 21.

He will be hiking the Appalachian Trail and camped along the way.


What is the problem with the previous sentence?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is grammatically correct?

Question 23 23. Identify the sentence which uses the best grammar.

Question 24 24.

Identify the subjects in the following sentence.


Tory and Samantha spent six months planning every single detail of their upcoming vacation.

Question 25 25. A slight pause in a sentence is generally signified by a _____.

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Question 26 26.

What problem with the sentence shown disrupts the parallel structure?


Julia went to the dentist, stopped to pick up bread, and makes dinner.

Question 27 27. Which of the following sentences contains a dependent clause?

Question 28 28.

The ingredients for the cake was bought and Alex was ready to begin baking.


Which of the following replacements corrects the grammar in the sentence above?

Question 29 29.

Economics are a topic on which many have different opinions.


Is the previous sentence correct? If not, how would you change it?

Question 30 30. How does a dependent clause differ from an independent clause?

Conventions in Writing: Grammar Chapter Exam Instructions

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