Overview of English Grammar & Usage Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The most important reason modifiers should be correctly placed in a sentence is that _____.

Question 2 2.

In the following sentence, identify the misplaced modifier and why it doesn't work.

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

Question 3 3.

In the following sentence, identify the phrases that correctly modify the word 'sheep.'

Startled by the explosion, the sheep began racing around the pen, ignoring the crowds.

Question 4 4.

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.

Question 5 5.

In the following sentence, identify the dangling modifier and why it is wrong.

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

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Question 6 6. If you are writing a poem, your syntax can be:

Question 7 7. When writing a cover letter the syntax should be:

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT a syntactical consideration?

Question 9 9. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 10 10. Which of the following BEST describes syntax?

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Question 11 11. Which one of the following parts of speech is used to interrupt flow in a sentence?

Question 12 12. _____ are used to modify nouns or pronouns; while _____ provide details on verbs, adjectives, or adverbs.

Question 13 13. Which of these is a part of speech?

Question 14 14. What parts of speech are often referred to as ''action words''?

Question 15 15. A part of speech is a group of words categorized by their…

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Question 16 16. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 17 17. Which of the following indicates that a verb should be singular?

Question 18 18. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 19 19.

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

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Question 21 21.

Which word would make the following sentence grammatically correct?

'Students should check with their teachers before you leave the classroom.'

Question 22 22. Which of the following sentences has a plural subject pronoun and a plural object pronoun?

Question 23 23.

Which pronouns are found in the following sentence?

'I kept telling her that we would go back for Elmo, but I knew we had left him behind. '

Question 24 24.

Which pronouns are present in the following sentence?

She said, 'Gosh, Darren, it is almost like you don't know the first thing about human sacrifice!'

Question 25 25.

Which of the following correctly identifies the subjective and objective pronouns found in the following sentence?

'Run away from the hooded monks with the giant swords?' he asked. 'You don't have to tell me twice.'

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Question 26 26. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 27 27. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 28 28. In the sentence, 'Sixty-five percent of the tulips in this field are white', the subject-verb agreement is:

Question 29 29. Which of the following pronouns must ALWAYS be paired with a plural verb?

Question 30 30. What is another name for group nouns?

Overview of English Grammar & Usage Chapter Exam Instructions

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