Conventions of English Grammar: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.1 Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When quotation marks are involved, which of the following demonstrates the correct usage of a comma?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is a past participle?

Question 3 3. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage when separating elements in a series?

Question 4 4. What is the significance of an Oxford comma?

Question 5 5. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage with adjectives?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8.

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.

Question 9 9. 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?

Question 10 10. Which of the following indicates that a verb should be singular?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 12 12.

In the following sentence, _____ is the subject noun and _____ is the verb.

'The two girls, as they stroll past the park, hear the faint sound of church bells chiming the hour.'

Question 13 13. Deciding whether the verb should be singular or plural in 'either/or' and 'neither/nor' sentence structures depends on whether:

Question 14 14. Which of the following is a correct sentence featuring a present participle?

Question 15 15. Which of the following verb forms is a past participle?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following statements is true about infinitive phrases?

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. Which of the following is a correct sentence featuring an infinitive?

Question 19 19.

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 20 20. Which of the following is NOT an example of an introductory word?

Conventions of English Grammar: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.1 Chapter Exam Instructions

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