Conventions in Writing: Usage Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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 2 2.

Identify the type of idiom or phrasal verb used in the sentence that follows:

If Jessie didn't get his grades up, he would have to drop out of high school.

Question 3 3. What is NOT part of using good diction?

Question 4 4. Why is a separable phrasal verb called separable?

Question 5 5.

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

Doing what you love will make you happier.

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Question 6 6. One way to check that you have written a clear sentence is to:

Question 7 7.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

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

Question 8 8.

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 9 9.

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

The bloody space battle was fought mostly by children.

Question 10 10.

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.

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

Question 12 12.

Identify the type of idiom or phrasal verb used in the sentence that follows:

Dracula honestly hoped he'd never run into Van Helsing again.

Question 13 13.

How and why would you correct the following sentence?

Since I enjoy baking more than anything, so I want to open a cupcake bakery.

Question 14 14. Which of the following sentences has the best diction for achieving a serious tone? Select one.

Question 15 15.

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.

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Question 16 16. If you can't come up with an original idea while writing an essay _____

Question 17 17.

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 18 18.

How and why would you correct the following sentence?

Gun control in England is stricter than the United States.

Question 19 19. Where does great writing begin?

Question 20 20. True or False: Point of view should change throughout an essay.

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Question 21 21.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

The present had been purchased by Julie's mother.

Question 22 22. Which sentence below has the clearest usage?

Question 23 23. Which of the following do you want to avoid in serious academic writing?

Question 24 24. 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 25 25. One of the things that is NOT important when it comes to writing well is _____

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Question 26 26.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

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

Question 27 27. Which sentence below uses active voice?

Question 28 28. Improve the following sentence by selecting one of the choices below. 'Denny loved certain funny jokes.'

Question 29 29. What is an idiom?

Question 30 30. 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.

Conventions in Writing: Usage 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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