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English Grammar Writing Conventions Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following pronouns must ALWAYS be paired with a plural verb?

Question 2 2. What is another name for group nouns?

Question 3 3. Jim has entered the classroom to find his teacher saying: 'Whose pencil is lying over there on the floor?' Why did his teacher use an interrogative pronoun to start the sentence?

Question 4 4. Which of the following sentences about ice cream cakes is grammatically correct?

Question 5 5. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following answers use correct punctuation?

Question 7 7. Which of the following sentences has multiple subjects?

Question 8 8.

Why is business the only subject in the following sentence?

The business with the casino owner and the oil tycoon was shady.

Question 9 9. When quotation marks are involved, which of the following demonstrates the correct usage of a comma?

Question 10 10. What is the significance of an Oxford comma?

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Question 11 11.

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 12 12.

Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

We neither had money nor enough time to escape.

Question 13 13. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 14 14. Which of the following indicates that a verb should be singular?

Question 15 15.

What is a problem with the following sentence?

Looking for his favorite pair of glasses.

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Question 16 16.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

Most of the movies I like don't have a lot of explosions, sometimes I like horror movies though.

Question 17 17. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

Question 18 18.

Why is the word 'who' important to the following dependent clause?

''The man who had it all eventually lost everything.''

Question 19 19. Which of the following sentences has a plural subject pronoun and a plural object pronoun?

Question 20 20.

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.'

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Question 21 21.

Choose the option that corrects the following faulty collective ownership error.

Expensive cars should have a good sound system.

Question 22 22.

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 23 23.

How could the following sentence be altered to be clearer?

Without help I would not finish this assignment.

Question 24 24. Which of the following is an example where a comma is correctly used despite there not being any conjunction?

Question 25 25.

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.

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Question 26 26.

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

Question 28 28. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

Question 29 29. A semicolon can be used for all of the following EXCEPT to _____.

Question 30 30.

Identify the verb or verbs in the following sentence:

The brazen criminal shot his way through the police barricade.

English Grammar Writing Conventions Chapter Exam Instructions

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