NES Essential Academic Skills Writing: Grammar Errors Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which word below is an indefinite pronoun?

Question 2 2.

What is the verb phrase in this sentence?

Where did Billy go this afternoon?

Question 3 3. What role does the indefinite pronoun take in the following sentence: Joe accidentally hit someone with his baseball.

Question 4 4.

Which choice contains a pronoun that could correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

The caller said that _____ had the wrong number.

Question 5 5.

Which of the following options is the antecedent in the sentence below?

My uncle opened his first business ten years ago, and he now owns three stores.

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Question 6 6.

In the following sentence, _____ is the subject noun and _____ is the verb.

'The two girls, as they stroll past the park, hear the faint sound of church bells chiming the hour.'

Question 7 7.

In the following sentence, how would you determine whether to use a singular or plural verb to complete the sentence?

Either my mother or my sisters _____ at the mall.

Question 8 8.

What is the subject in this sentence?

Bob and Rick, who both played soccer last year, have decided to try out again this year.

Question 9 9. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT a singular indefinite pronoun?

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Question 11 11.

Which choice contains the past tense form of the verb to experience that would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

I _____ a lot of great things on my trip abroad last summer.

Question 12 12. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 13 13. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 14 14. Identify what is wrong with the following sentence: 'We swam in the ocean, then our wet clothes were dried out by the hot sun.'

Question 15 15. Indefinite pronouns allow us to do what in our writing and speaking?

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Question 16 16. Which parts of speech can indefinite pronouns act as?

Question 17 17. Identify the problem with this sentence: 'If I were rich, I will buy a giant mansion.'

Question 18 18. What can you do to avoid allowing an interrupting phrase to cause disagreement with the subject and verb?

Question 19 19. Deciding whether the verb should be singular or plural in 'either/or' and 'neither/nor' sentence structures depends on whether:

Question 20 20.

What is the interrupting phrase in this sentence?

Bob and Rick, who both played soccer last year, have decided to try out again this year.

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Question 21 21.

Does the following sentence contain the correct verb?

The reason for my decisions is complicated.

Question 22 22.

Choose the past perfect tense form of the verb to finish that would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence:

I _____ three loads of laundry by the time I had to leave.

Question 23 23. Which of the following is a singular personal possessive pronoun?

Question 24 24.

Which choice contains the correct pronoun or pronouns to fill in the blank in the following sentence?

Each pilot checked to be sure that _____ had all of the necessary equipment prior to takeoff.

Question 25 25. Which of the following pronouns must ALWAYS be paired with a plural verb?

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Question 26 26.

Which tense is the verb have met in the following sentence?

I have met many interesting people in my classes.

Question 27 27. When a sentence is written in active voice...

Question 28 28. What is another name for group nouns?

Question 29 29. Which of the following indicates that a verb should be singular?

Question 30 30.

Which tense is the verb will have finished in the following sentence?

I will have finished my homework by the time my roommate gets home.

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