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NES ELA: Grammar Conventions Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is capitalization important?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT the correct way to use the colon?

Question 3 3. Why would you place a question mark(s) within a sentence?

Question 4 4.

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

He sat down at the table expecting to order, eat, and be enjoying his meal alone.

Question 5 5. Which of the following demonstrates proper capitalization?

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Question 6 6. All of the following sentences indicate correct usage of quotation marks EXCEPT:

Question 7 7. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 8 8.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence.

For the treasurer, they considered Susan too committed to other activities and Mark (too absent-minded) before finally settling on Jodi.

Question 9 9. Which of the following words should be capitalized?

Question 10 10.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

''From looking at the textbook helped me understand my mistakes.''

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Question 11 11.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence.

I went during office hours to ask the teacher about Monday's lecture I was confused about the relationship between the Marian reforms and the fall of the Republic but he wasn't there.

Question 12 12. Which of the following sentences does NOT use a hyphen correctly?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is the correct use of the apostrophe?

Question 14 14. Ricardo is adding quoted language from a source to his research paper. He wants to omit part of the sentence he is adding. Which of the following should Ricardo put in place of the omitted words in the quote?

Question 15 15.

Which of the following corrects this mixed structure sentence?

''Because you want your writing to be the best it can be, is why you should avoid mixed structure sentences.''

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Question 16 16. Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of punctuation?

Question 17 17. How would you express the plural possessive of the word 'child'?

Question 18 18. Which sentence uses the word 'accept' correctly?

Question 19 19.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence.

We asked our professor when he would hand our essays back we'd turned them in a month ago but he didn't seem to remember them at all.

Question 20 20.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

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

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Question 21 21.

What is the verb phrase in this sentence?

Where did Billy go this afternoon?

Question 22 22. Which sentence correctly uses their, there, or they're?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is an example of an indirect question?

Question 24 24.

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

We neither had money nor enough time to escape.

Question 25 25. When should you avoid using exclamation marks?

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Question 26 26.

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

Stopping a zombie with a sword is better than a gun, if you separate its head from its shoulders.

Question 27 27.

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

Although he enjoyed running and to play baseball, he decided to try out for volleyball instead.

Question 28 28. The question mark can also be called:

Question 29 29. Which sentence correctly uses to, too, or two?

Question 30 30. Which of the following statements is NOT true about exclamation marks?

NES ELA: Grammar Conventions Chapter Exam Instructions

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