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Lexical Resources Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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 2 2.

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

Because our Treasury Officer was stuck at the airport, we postponed the meeting until later.

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Question 3 3.

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.

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Question 4 4.

What is wrong with this sentence?

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

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Question 5 5.

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

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

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Question 6 6. Which sentence uses the correct form of sit/set/sat?

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Question 7 7. Which of these is NOT a sequencing word?

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Question 8 8. Which word would you use to clarify a position?

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Question 9 9. What is it called when two ideas have their similarities explained?

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Question 10 10. Which sentence uses the word 'accept' correctly?

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Question 11 11. All of the following are examples of nonwords EXCEPT _____.

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Question 12 12. Which sentence correctly uses their, there, or they're?

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Question 13 13. Which of the following sentences has the BEST diction for achieving a light tone?

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Question 14 14.

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, _____.

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Question 15 15. Improve the following sentence by selecting one of the choices below. 'Denny loved certain funny jokes.'

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Question 16 16. Which is not a word part?

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Question 17 17. What is the suffix in the word 'telecommunication'?

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Question 18 18. Which can sometimes stand on its own?

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Question 19 19. Which of the following is an example of homographs?

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Question 20 20. Homophones _____(1), while homographs _____(2).

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Question 21 21. Since there are several words that use similar sounds in the English language, what can help to distinguish them from one another?

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Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT a suggested proofreading strategy?

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Question 23 23. Which of the following sentences has been proofread to be completely free of grammar mistakes, spelling errors, and typos?

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Question 24 24. Why is it important to proofread your essay?

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Question 25 25. 'Pulling your leg' is an example of what type of idiom?

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Question 26 26. Which of these idioms is an example of the second type of idiom?

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Question 27 27. How many different types of idioms are there?

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Question 28 28.

Choose the redundant expression in this sentence:

Looking back in retrospect, I can't remember a summer of my childhood when I didn't spend most of the day outdoors getting into trouble.

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Question 29 29. What suffix do most adverbs have?

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Question 30 30. Which word is NOT a conclusion word

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Lexical Resources Chapter Exam Instructions

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