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MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Grammar & Writing Conventions Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 2 2. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 3 3. The most important reason modifiers should be correctly placed in a sentence is that _____.

Question 4 4. Why is capitalization important?

Question 5 5.

Identify the verb or verbs in the following sentence:

The brazen criminal shot his way through the police barricade.

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Question 6 6. Interjections express _____ and stand alone as a part of speech.

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT an example of an introductory word?

Question 8 8. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 9 9.

In the following sentence, identify the dangling modifier and why.

Since getting that new job out of town, my gas bills have doubled and my car is falling apart.

Question 10 10. The appropriate indefinite article to modify the word 'abbreviation' is:

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Question 11 11. How are the comparative forms of most adjectives and adverbs formed?

Question 12 12. What is the superlative form of the adverb skillfully? When is the superlative form of an adverb or adjective used?

Question 13 13. Which title of a novel is capitalized correctly?

Question 14 14. When do you capitalize the pronoun I?

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

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Question 16 16.

In the following example, which word is the adverb and what is its purpose?


The events in the movie are mostly true.

Question 17 17. How does a dependent clause differ from an independent clause?

Question 18 18.

Identify the subject in the following sentence:

Biology is the exam that I'll study for first.

Question 19 19.

Identify the verb or verbs in the following sentence:

She poured a drink for herself and took a very long sip.

Question 20 20. Which one of the following parts of speech is used to interrupt flow in a sentence?

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Question 21 21.

In the following sentence, identify the misplaced modifier and why.

The Senator nearly spoke for two hours about the somewhat unfair tax increase before the committee tiredly voted on the motion.

Question 22 22. Which of the following words are articles in the English language?

Question 23 23. When quotation marks are involved, which of the following demonstrates the correct usage of a comma?

Question 24 24. What is the significance of an Oxford comma?

Question 25 25.

What type of verb is looked in the following sentence?

The kitten looked at its toy.

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Question 26 26. _____ are used to modify nouns or pronouns; while _____ provide details on verbs, adjectives, or adverbs.

Question 27 27. Deciding whether the verb should be singular or plural in 'either/or' and 'neither/nor' sentence structures depends on whether:

Question 28 28.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

Most of the movies I like don't have a lot of explosions, sometimes I like horror movies though.

Question 29 29. Adjectives _____ nouns.

Question 30 30.

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.

MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Grammar & Writing Conventions Chapter Exam Instructions

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