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Lexical Resources Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which sentence correctly uses to, too, or two?

Question 2 2. Which sentence correctly uses their, there, or they're?

Question 3 3. Which sentence uses the word 'accept' correctly?

Question 4 4. How many different types of idioms are there?

Question 5 5. What parts of speech make up the second type of idiom?

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Question 6 6. 'Pulling your leg' is an example of what type of idiom?

Question 7 7. Why is it important to proofread your essay?

Question 8 8. Which of the following sentences has been proofread to be completely free of grammar mistakes, spelling errors, and typos?

Question 9 9. Maggie has written an essay that is going to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. She struggles with proofreading her own material because her mind tends to wander when she reads her essays aloud to herself. What is another type of proofreading strategy that Maggie could use?

Question 10 10. What is the suffix in the word 'telecommunication'?

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Question 11 11. What is the prefix in the word 'inventor'?

Question 12 12. What is the root of the word 'reaction'?

Question 13 13.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined part of the sentence:

The inadequate supply of pasta salad was not enough to feed the two dozen people who showed up to the club's inaugural meeting.

Question 14 14.

Spot the redundancy:

With today's modern technology, we can send emails online across the world without ever getting up from our chairs.

Question 15 15.

What are the redundant parts of this sentence?

The reason Tom is suspicious of the city council is because he worked in city government for years and saw the corruption firsthand.

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Question 16 16. Which of these is NOT a sequencing word?

Question 17 17. Which word would you use to clarify a position?

Question 18 18. Which of these connective words doesn't connect similar or related ideas?

Question 19 19.

Part of becoming a better writer is being able to check your own writing for confusing words. Which of the following combinations of homophones should be used in the following sentence?

_____ boys walked _____ school today, and they walked home, _____.

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT an element of good diction?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following sentences has the BEST diction for achieving a light tone?

Question 22 22.

In this sentence, what word should you use instead of the nonword 'ain't'?

''She ain't going to the party.''

Question 23 23.

Which answer corrects the mistake in this sentence?

The smart boy ran quick to the large store down the narrow street.

Question 24 24.

What is wrong with this sentence?

Sharon wanted to go eat steak for dinner; furthermore, she decided to eat pasta instead.

Question 25 25. Which of the following is an example of homographs?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following words are homophones?

Question 27 27. Since there are several words that use similar sounds in the English language, what can help to distinguish them from one another?

Question 28 28. Which sentence correctly uses your, yore, or you're?

Question 29 29. What is the most common type of error made with idioms?

Question 30 30. The last step in the editing process is known as _____, which involves carefully reading over a document for the purpose of finding any errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting that need to be corrected.

Lexical Resources Chapter Exam Instructions

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