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English Usage Conventions in Writing Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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

The bloody space battle was fought mostly by children.

Question 2 2.

What is the BEST explanation of what makes this sentence unclear?

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

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT a suggested way to make sure your sentences are clear and easy to understand?

Question 4 4. What element do sentences written in passive voice usually contain?

Question 5 5. 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.

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Question 6 6. If you are trying to determine whether a sentence has been written in passive or active voice, what should you consider first?

Question 7 7. Which of the following sentences has the BEST diction for achieving a light tone?

Question 8 8.

Part of becoming a better writer is being able to check your own writing for confusing words. Which of the following combinations of homophones should be used in the following sentence?

_____ boys walked _____ school today, and they walked home, _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT an element of good diction?

Question 10 10.

Which of the following corrects the following mixed structure sentence?

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

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is an example of a mixed structure sentence?

Question 12 12.

Which of the following corrects this mixed structure sentence?

''Because you want your writing to be the best it can be, is why you should avoid mixed structure sentences.''

Question 13 13. First person point of view narration can reference the subject with which of the following pronouns?

Question 14 14. Third person narration can contain which of the following pronouns?

Question 15 15. Which of the following sentences is an example of first person point of view?

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Question 16 16.

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 17 17.

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

Between gelato and ice cream, gelato is sweetest and therefore best.

Question 18 18.

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

Question 20 20. One of the things that is NOT important when it comes to writing well is _____

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Question 21 21. Unity of content and form means _____

Question 22 22. Which of the following is an example of an either/or fallacy?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is an example of a non sequitur?

Question 24 24. Why is I want to be an English major, so I will go grocery shopping this afternoon an example of a non sequitur?

Question 25 25.

Jim is writing an essay and used the following sentence. Why was his teacher disappointed with sentence clarity?

The easiest and most, complicated form of political activism is civil activism.

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. Improve the following sentence by selecting one of the choices below. 'Denny loved certain funny jokes.'

Question 28 28.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

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

Question 29 29. Which of the following sentences is an example of second person point of view?

Question 30 30.

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

Doing what you love will make you happier.

English Usage Conventions in Writing Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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