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Grammar & Usage Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. We intended to leave early. In this sentence, 'to leave' is an example of...

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT a noun phrase?

Question 3 3.

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 4 4.

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 5 5. An independent clause:

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Question 6 6. Which type of mood is most rarely used and can suggest something hypothetical?

Question 7 7. It is BEST to use a simple sentence structure in your essay when _____.

Question 8 8. As a standalone sentence, which of the following is punctuated correctly?

Question 9 9. Which of the following ways can a noun clause be used in a sentence?

Question 10 10. The most important reason modifiers should be correctly placed in a sentence is that _____.

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Question 11 11. What do we call two or more words that relate to each other?

Question 12 12. The mood shows...

Question 13 13. In the sentence : The dancing teens cheered excitedly. The verb 'dancing' is used to describe the teens, so it is an example of a:

Question 14 14.

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 15 15. A gerund is _____.

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17.

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

A cool breeze was blowing across the lake, the birds were singing, and the sun was out.

Question 18 18.

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.

Question 19 19. Which of the following BEST defines a paragraph?

Question 20 20.

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.

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Question 21 21.

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

Stopping a zombie with a sword is better than a gun, if you separate its head from its shoulders.

Question 22 22.

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

He sat down at the table expecting to order, eat, and be enjoying his meal alone.

Question 23 23. The sentence: They might declare war if the treaty is broken. is an example of:

Question 24 24. What is a verbal?

Question 25 25. 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 26 26. When a sentence has two or more verbs...

Question 27 27. The sentence: My mother smiles and nods. is an example of what type of mood?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT a dependent clause?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT an example of a phrase in writing?

Question 30 30. Read this sentence: To avoid burning another bag of popcorn, Joe watched the microwave closely. Identify what 'to avoid' is and how it is being used.

Grammar & Usage Chapter Exam Instructions

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