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Conventions in Writing - Usage: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What changes, if any, should be made to the following sentence to make it active voice? If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.

Question 2 2. Which of the following sentences has the BEST diction for achieving a light tone?

Question 3 3.

Why is the following sentence an idiom?

Magali was excited about the opportunities she would have if she made it into Harvard but was careful not to put the cart before the horse.

Question 4 4. Which of the following sentences has the best diction for achieving a serious tone? Select one.

Question 5 5.

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 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a suggested way to make sure your sentences are clear and easy to understand?

Question 7 7.

If the following sentence is passive, make it active by choosing the most fitting answer below. If it's active, choose 'No change.'

The executive order had been sent by the President to the Joint Chiefs.

Question 8 8.

Identify the type of idiom or phrasal verb used in the sentence that follows:

Dracula honestly hoped he'd never run into Van Helsing again.

Question 9 9. One of the things that is NOT important when it comes to writing well is _____

Question 10 10. Consider the following sentence: I was jolted back to life by electrocuting myself with a car battery. Other than the fact you would not want to try it, how is this thought best expressed using an active voice?

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Question 11 11. Why is it important to be specific in your writing?

Question 12 12.

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.

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT an element of good diction?

Question 14 14.

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.

Question 15 15.

If the following sentence is passive, make it active by choosing the most fitting answer below. If it's active, choose 'No change.'

The terrorist cell will be handled by Mr. Bond.

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Question 16 16.

How would you best describe the tone of the sentence that follows?

When she smiled, the room lit up, and everyone was merry; when she scowled, everyone ran for the corners.

Question 17 17.

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

Desiree likes chocolate milkshakes more than her brother Desmond.

Question 18 18.

Identify the type of idiom or phrasal verb used in the sentence that follows:

Albert was surprised he didn't pass out from the blood loss; apparently, he really was becoming a werewolf.

Question 19 19. Improve the following sentence by selecting one of the choices below. 'Denny loved certain funny jokes.'

Question 20 20. One way to check that you have written a clear sentence is to:

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Question 21 21.

Identify the error in the following sentence that makes it unclear:

All of these mixed chocolates are delicious!

Question 22 22. Unity of content and form means _____

Question 23 23.

Identify the error in the following sentence that makes it unclear:

About how to succeed, many people ask me for advice, because I am a wealthy artist.

Question 24 24.

Which of the following corrects the following mixed structure sentence?

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

Question 25 25. If you can't come up with an original idea while writing an essay _____

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Question 26 26.

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

Doing what you love will make you happier.

Question 27 27. What changes, if any, should be made to the following sentence to make it active voice? The winning home run was hit by the worst player on the team.

Question 28 28. When writing, what should you consider to be most important so that your essay is free from distractions?

Question 29 29.

Identify the type of idiom or phrasal verb used in the sentence that follows:

If Jessie didn't get his grades up, he would have to drop out of high school.

Question 30 30. Why is a separable phrasal verb called separable?

Conventions in Writing - Usage: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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