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NES Essential Academic Skills Writing: Sentence Structure Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the main difference between a dependent and an independent clause?

Question 2 2.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

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

Question 3 3.

Identify the error in the following sentence that makes it unclear:

About how to succeed, many people ask me for advice, because I am a wealthy artist.

Question 4 4. What is the predicate of a sentence?

Question 5 5. What is the difference between a direct object and an indirect object

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Question 6 6.

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 7 7. If you decide to vary your sentence structure by using other words to replace nouns, which strategy will you be using?

Question 8 8. What is the term for the word that shows action or state of being?

Question 9 9. First person point of view narration can reference the subject with which of the following pronouns?

Question 10 10.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

Doing what you love will make you happier.

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Question 11 11. Third person narration can contain which of the following pronouns?

Question 12 12.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

It's a well-known fact that theaters are more expensive than staying at home.

Question 13 13.

Choose the option that corrects the following faulty collective ownership error.

Expensive cars should have a good sound system.

Question 14 14. Which of the following sentences is an example of second person point of view?

Question 15 15. Which word shows possession?

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Question 16 16.

How do you change this sentence from passive voice to active voice?

The bloody space battle was fought mostly by children.

Question 17 17.

What is the subject of this sentence?

She went shopping with us.

Question 18 18. Which is an independent clause?

Question 19 19. Choose the sentence that contains a faulty collective ownership error.

Question 20 20. Which of the following is an example of a mixed structure sentence?

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Question 21 21. Which is a dependent clause?

Question 22 22. Which term refers to word position in relation to building sentences?

Question 23 23. Which is a subject pronoun?

Question 24 24.

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 25 25. Which of the following is an example of parallel structure?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following sentences is an example of third person point of view?

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.

Choose the option that corrects the following faulty collective ownership error.

All of the people on my street have a nice yard.

Question 29 29. Which can you use to combine two independent clauses?

Question 30 30. Choose the sentence that contains a faulty collective ownership error.

NES Essential Academic Skills Writing: Sentence Structure Chapter Exam Instructions

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