Conventions in Writing: Grammar Chapter Exam

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

Question 2 2.

How and why would you correct the following sentence:

I went to bed late last night, I had trouble getting up this morning.

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. What sentence below has two independent clauses connected correctly?

Question 5 5. Which sentence below is grammatically correct?

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Question 6 6. Which sentence below is grammatically correct?

Question 7 7. Which of the following sentences has a plural subject pronoun and a plural object pronoun?

Question 8 8. Which sentence below has a dependent (subordinate) clause?

Question 9 9.

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

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Question 11 11.

Which of the following correctly identifies the subjective and objective pronouns found in the following sentence?

'Run away from the hooded monks with the giant swords?' he asked. 'You don't have to tell me twice.'

Question 12 12. Which of the following sentences has multiple subjects?

Question 13 13. True or False: Sentences can have more than one subject and more than one verb.

Question 14 14. Which of the following sentences is NOT grammatically correct?

Question 15 15. Which of the following sentences is written correctly?

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Question 16 16.

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

Question 18 18. What is a pronoun?

Question 19 19.

How and why would you correct the following sentence?

Even though Stan wanted to run for the city council seat; his wife decided she wanted to run.

Question 20 20. Identify the most appropriate conjunction and the correct comma placement for the following sentence:

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Question 21 21.

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 22 22.

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 23 23.

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 24 24.

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 25 25. How does a dependent clause differ from an independent clause?

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Question 26 26.

Which comma rule is illustrated in the sentence below?

Joy, a baker, wanted to run in the 10k race next weekend.

Question 27 27. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage when separating elements in a series?

Question 28 28. True or False: Words like 'everyone,' 'anybody,' and 'somebody' are plural and take a plural verb.

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

Question 30 30. A dependent clause...

Conventions in Writing: Grammar Chapter Exam Instructions

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