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MTLE Basic Skills: Writing Mechanics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The word 'than' is not used when _____.

Question 2 2. Relative pronouns are:

Question 3 3.

Which of the following choices is the correct possessive pronoun to fill in the blank in the following sentence?

_____ daughter is five years old.

Question 4 4. How do you fix a double negative?

Question 5 5. An independent clause is:

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Question 6 6.

Which of the following choices is the correct possessive pronoun to fill in the blank in the following sentence?

I heard that _____ car is in the shop.

Question 7 7. What are the two types of run-on sentences?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is true of run-on sentences?

Question 9 9. A run-on sentence is BEST defined as:

Question 10 10.

Which of the choices below is NOT a good way to fix the following sentence?

Jones is a terrific agent she is the best marksman we have.

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Question 11 11.

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 12 12. When should an indefinite pronoun be treated as a singular noun?

Question 13 13. Deciding whether the verb should be singular or plural in 'either/or' and 'neither/nor' sentence structures depends on whether:

Question 14 14. Which sentence correctly uses their, there, or they're?

Question 15 15.

Which of the following corrects the following mixed structure sentence?

''Although I need to go grocery shopping, but I don't have time.''

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Question 16 16. What part of speech is the word 'quick'?

Question 17 17. What must an adverb modify?

Question 18 18. Which sentence shows proper subject verb agreement?

Question 19 19. The most important reason modifiers should be correctly placed in a sentence is that _____.

Question 20 20. Which sentence has a double negative?

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Question 21 21.

Which word would make the following sentence grammatically correct?

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

Question 22 22. The word _____ is used with the comparative form to compare one person, place, or thing with another.

Question 23 23. What part of speech must an adjective modify?

Question 24 24.

Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

A cool breeze was blowing across the lake, the birds were singing, and the sun was out.

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT a correct pair of correlatives?

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Question 26 26. A sentence fragment is:

Question 27 27. Relative clauses perform the following functions EXCEPT that _____.

Question 28 28. Sentence fragments usually are

Question 29 29.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

''The instructor she taught us how to punctuate sentences correctly.''

Question 30 30.

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.

MTLE Basic Skills: Writing Mechanics Chapter Exam Instructions

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