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GRE Analytical Writing: Grammar and Usage Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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

Question 3 3. Identify the most appropriate conjunction and the correct comma placement for the following sentence:

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT an example of an introductory word?

Question 5 5. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

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Question 6 6. In the sentence, 'Sixty-five percent of the tulips in this field are white', the subject-verb agreement is:

Question 7 7. A dependent clause...

Question 8 8.

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.'

Question 9 9. Which of the following sentences is NOT grammatically correct?

Question 10 10. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

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Question 11 11.

Which pronouns are found in the following sentence?

'I kept telling her that we would go back for Elmo, but I knew we had left him behind. '

Question 12 12.

Identify the grammatically correct version of this sentence:

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

Question 13 13.

Which word would make the following sentence grammatically correct?

'Students should check with their teachers before you leave the classroom.'

Question 14 14. Why is a separable phrasal verb called separable?

Question 15 15.

In the following sentence, _____ is the subject noun and _____ is the verb.

'The two girls, as they stroll past the park, hear the faint sound of church bells chiming the hour.'

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Question 16 16. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 17 17. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 18 18. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 19 19. Relative pronouns are:

Question 20 20.

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

Albert was surprised he didn't pass out from the blood loss; apparently, he really was becoming a werewolf.

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Question 21 21.

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 22 22.

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 23 23. Which of the following sentences about Gary is grammatically correct?

Question 24 24. What is another name for group nouns?

Question 25 25.

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 26 26.

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 27 27.

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 28 28. What is the significance of an Oxford comma?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is an example where a comma is correctly used despite there not being any conjunction?

Question 30 30. Which of the following correctly lists the coordinating conjunctions?

GRE Analytical Writing: Grammar and Usage Chapter Exam Instructions

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