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CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Sentence Structure Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

Why does this sentence not have a compound predicate?

The kids climbed on the monkey bars, and then they played on the baseball diamond.

Question 2 2. When wishing to indicate that none of the subjects from a set of potential subjects will carry out an action, the author uses which of the following constructions?

Question 3 3. A prepositional phrase can act as which of the following?

Question 4 4. Which of the following sentences contains a dangling modifier?

Question 5 5. Which of the following sentences is NOT grammatically correct?

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Question 6 6. A clause is a group of words that has both a _____ and a _____.

Question 7 7. Which type of clause requires a comma to separate it from the rest of the sentence:

Question 8 8.

Which word or words in the following sentence make up the simple subject?

The new English teacher was thoroughly prepared for class.

Question 9 9. If a relative clause is essential, it means that

Question 10 10. Identify the relative clause in the following sentence: This friend who I have been telling you about drives a black Mercedes.

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Question 11 11. Another term for verb is ___.

Question 12 12. Identify the relative clause in this sentence: Mrs. Phillips is the teacher that gave all of her students passing grades.

Question 13 13. Which of the following best defines context?

Question 14 14. Name the subject in this sentence: 'Jimmy ran the whole mile in five minutes.'

Question 15 15.

Which word or words in the following sentence make up the complete predicate?

My biology teacher announced the date of the next test.

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Question 16 16.

Which word or words in the following sentence make up the complete subject?

Jane is working on her science project today.

Question 17 17.

Which word or words in the following sentence make up the complete predicate?

My younger brother ran his first marathon yesterday.

Question 18 18. There are several ways that parallel structure can improve your writing. Which of the examples below is NOT a reason why parallel structure can be an effective literary technique?

Question 19 19.

Which pronoun could correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

The kids you're looking for are _____.

Question 20 20. Which of the phrases below is NOT an example of parallel structure?

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Question 21 21. What does a compound verb include?

Question 22 22. Name the simple predicate in the following sentence: 'The avocado rotted in the hot sun.'

Question 23 23. We can determine what a prepositional phrase modifies by:

Question 24 24. A relative clause begins with a 'signal word' or _____.

Question 25 25. Which of these is not true about dependent clauses?

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Question 26 26.

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 27 27. The person, place, thing, or idea that a sentence is all about is known as what?

Question 28 28. What is the complete predicate in this sentence? The dog ran into the woods.

Question 29 29. What does a simple predicate tell about in a sentence?

Question 30 30. A clause is

CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Sentence Structure Chapter Exam Instructions

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