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Grammatical Range & Accuracy Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following answers use correct punctuation?

Question 2 2. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 3 3.

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 4 4.

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 5 5.

Choose the option that corrects the following faulty collective ownership error.

All of the dogs at the animal shelter have to wear a collar.

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Question 6 6.

Choose the option that corrects the following faulty collective ownership error.

Expensive cars should have a good sound system.

Question 7 7. What is the significance of an Oxford comma?

Question 8 8. When quotation marks are involved, which of the following demonstrates the correct usage of a comma?

Question 9 9. To make the word Monday plural, you must

Question 10 10. Which of the following plural nouns is spelled incorrectly?

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Question 11 11. Relative clauses perform the following functions EXCEPT that _____.

Question 12 12. Jim has entered the classroom to find his teacher saying: 'Whose pencil is lying over there on the floor?' Why did his teacher use an interrogative pronoun to start the sentence?

Question 13 13.

Which tense is the verb will have finished in the following sentence?

I will have finished my homework by the time my roommate gets home.

Question 14 14.

Which tense is the verb have met in the following sentence?

I have met many interesting people in my classes.

Question 15 15. Which title of the following novel is capitalized correctly?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following demonstrates proper capitalization?

Question 17 17. How are the comparative forms of most adjectives and adverbs formed?

Question 18 18. Which of the following examples represents the comparative form of the adjective good?

Question 19 19. Which of the following sentences has a plural subject pronoun and a plural object pronoun?

Question 20 20.

Which pronouns are present in the following sentence?

She said, 'Gosh, Darren, it is almost like you don't know the first thing about human sacrifice!'

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Question 21 21.

Where should the correlative conjunction either be placed in the following sentence?

He will go to college or enlist in the military.

Question 22 22.

Where should a comma be placed in the following sentence?

She told her son to finish his homework yet he hasn't done it.

Question 23 23. Which of the following correctly lists the coordinating conjunctions?

Question 24 24. Which of the following sentences is NOT grammatically correct?

Question 25 25.

Pick the best replacement for the underlined portion of this sentence:

Either guests must carry a GPS device; alternately, they sign a waiver to show that they understand the dangers of going into the wilderness without a way to find them in an emergency.

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Question 26 26.

Pick the phrase that contains a preposition error:

We set out with unrealistic expectations of idyllic weather and endless sunny afternoons of travel, expectations that were quickly shattered from the first three-day storm front.

Question 27 27. In the sentence, 'Sixty-five percent of the tulips in this field are white', the subject-verb agreement is:

Question 28 28. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 29 29.

In the following sentence, identify the misplaced modifier and why it doesn't work.

The Senator nearly spoke for two hours about the somewhat unfair tax increase before the committee tiredly voted on the motion.

Question 30 30.

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.

Grammatical Range & Accuracy Chapter Exam Instructions

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