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NYSTCE CQST: Sentence Structure, Punctuation & Spelling Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following BEST describes the purpose of punctuation?

Question 2 2. A run-on sentence is BEST defined as:

Question 3 3. Sentence fragments usually are

Question 4 4. A semicolon can be used for all of the following EXCEPT to _____.

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT a technique for improving your spelling?

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Question 6 6.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

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

Question 7 7. Examples of subordinators include all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 8 8. Which of the following is an example of an indirect question?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is an example of a mixed structure sentence?

Question 10 10. Why would you place a question mark(s) within a sentence?

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Question 11 11. When quotation marks are involved, which of the following demonstrates the correct usage of a comma?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT an example of an introductory word?

Question 13 13. The question mark can also be called:

Question 14 14. Which of the following is an exclamation mark?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is NOT a reason that correct spelling is important?

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Question 16 16. How would you express the plural possessive of the word 'child'?

Question 17 17. Which part of speech are parentheses?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT an instance where we would typically want to use an exclamation point?

Question 19 19. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 20 20. How do the words 'neither' and 'nor' function in a sentence?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following best describes a collective noun?

Question 22 22. What are the two types of run-on sentences?

Question 23 23. When do you capitalize the pronoun ''I''?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is the correct way to show possession with a plural noun ending in 's'?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is the correct use of the apostrophe?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following statements is NOT true about exclamation marks?

Question 27 27. When should a question mark NOT be used in a sentence?

Question 28 28. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage with adjectives?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is true of run-on sentences?

Question 30 30. Which of the following words should be capitalized?

NYSTCE CQST: Sentence Structure, Punctuation & Spelling Chapter Exam Instructions

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