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GRE Analytical Writing - Grammar and Usage: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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 2 2. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

Question 3 3. Deciding whether the verb should be singular or plural in 'either/or' and 'neither/nor' sentence structures depends on whether:

Question 4 4.

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 5 5. Which of the following is an example where a comma is correctly used despite there not being any conjunction?

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Question 6 6.

Why is the following sentence an idiom?

Magali was excited about the opportunities she would have if she made it into Harvard but was careful not to put the cart before the horse.

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT the correct way to use the colon?

Question 8 8. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

Question 9 9. What is another name for group nouns?

Question 10 10. Correctly place the commas around the non-essential clause:

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Question 11 11. The most important reason modifiers should be correctly placed in a sentence is that _____.

Question 12 12. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage with adjectives?

Question 13 13. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 14 14. Which of the following sentences about ice cream cakes is grammatically correct?

Question 15 15. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage when separating elements in a series?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 17 17.

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

Question 19 19.

Identify the grammatically correct version of this sentence:

She was not nice she did not share her Twinkie with me.

Question 20 20. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

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Question 21 21. When quotation marks are involved, which of the following demonstrates the correct usage of a comma?

Question 22 22. Relative pronouns are:

Question 23 23.

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 24 24. Which of the following correctly lists the coordinating conjunctions?

Question 25 25.

Which of the following correctly identifies the subjective and objective pronouns found in the following sentence?

'Run away from the hooded monks with the giant swords?' he asked. 'You don't have to tell me twice.'

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Question 26 26.

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!'

Question 27 27. Why is a separable phrasal verb called separable?

Question 28 28. Identify the most appropriate conjunction and the correct comma placement for the following sentence:

Question 29 29. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 30 30.

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.

GRE Analytical Writing - Grammar and Usage: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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