English Usage Conventions in Writing Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is it important to be specific in your writing?

Question 2 2. One of the things that is NOT important when it comes to writing well is _____

Question 3 3. If you can't come up with an original idea while writing an essay _____

Question 4 4. Which of the following sentences is an example of second person point of view?

Question 5 5. Which of the following sentences is an example of third person point of view?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following sentences is an example of first person point of view?

Question 7 7.

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 8 8.

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 9 9.

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 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. If you are trying to determine whether a sentence has been written in passive or active voice, what should you consider first?

Question 12 12. What element do sentences written in passive voice usually contain?

Question 13 13. Why should you avoid logical fallacies in your writing?

Question 14 14. Why is I want to be an English major, so I will go grocery shopping this afternoon an example of a non sequitur?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is an example of a non sequitur?

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Question 16 16.

Which of the following corrects the following mixed structure sentence?

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

Question 17 17.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

''The instructor she taught us how to punctuate sentences correctly.''

Question 18 18.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

''From looking at the textbook helped me understand my mistakes.''

Question 19 19. The way a word makes you feel, and its connection to other words you think of, is known as its _____.

Question 20 20. Which of the following sentences has the BEST diction for achieving a light tone?

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Question 21 21. Improve the following sentence by selecting one of the choices below. 'Denny loved certain funny jokes.'

Question 22 22. Why is it generally better to avoid the passive voice?

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.

How do you change this sentence from passive voice to active voice?

The bloody space battle was fought mostly by children.

Question 25 25. When writing, what should you consider to be most important so that your essay is free from distractions?

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Question 26 26. First person point of view narration can reference the subject with which of the following pronouns?

Question 27 27.

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 28 28. 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 29 29. Which of the following is an example of an overly broad generalization?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is an example of a mixed structure sentence?

English Usage Conventions in Writing Chapter Exam Instructions

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