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Grammar & Sentence Structure Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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 2 2. The most important reason modifiers should be correctly placed in a sentence is that _____.

Question 3 3.

In the following sentence, identify the phrases that correctly modify the word 'sheep.'

Startled by the explosion, the sheep began racing around the pen, ignoring the crowds.

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT a reason that correct spelling is important?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT a technique for improving your spelling?

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Question 6 6. You are finished typing your paper and have run an initial spell check. What should you do next?

Question 7 7. When should you use a semicolon?

Question 8 8. When should you use a colon?

Question 9 9. Which of the answers is the most complete definition of punctuation?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is a singular indefinite pronoun?

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Question 11 11.

Which is the correct pronoun to refer to the antecedent actor in the following sentence?

The actor forgot _____ lines in the middle of the play.

Question 12 12.

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

The government levied taxes on _____ citizens.

Question 13 13. When using coordinating conjunctions like but, and, or and so, writers should _____

Question 14 14.

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 15 15. Choose the most correct statement regarding parallel structure in a series of items.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following words are homophones?

Question 17 17. Since there are several words that use similar sounds in the English language, what can help to distinguish them from one another?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is an example of homographs?

Question 19 19. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 20 20. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 22 22.

Which of the choices below is NOT a good way to fix the following sentence?

Jones is a terrific agent she is the best marksman we have.

Question 23 23. Which of the following sentences is written correctly?

Question 24 24.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

Clint didn't talk much he just stared you down with cold, dead eyes.

Question 25 25. When do you capitalize the pronoun ''I''?

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Question 26 26. Why is capitalization important?

Question 27 27. Which of the following words should be capitalized?

Question 28 28. What element do sentences written in passive voice usually contain?

Question 29 29. If you are trying to determine whether a sentence has been written in passive or active voice, what should you consider first?

Question 30 30. 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?

Grammar & Sentence Structure Chapter Exam Instructions

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