PECT PAPA: Syntax, Grammar & Sentence Structure Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following sentences is NOT grammatically correct?

Question 2 2. Deciding whether the verb should be singular or plural in 'either/or' and 'neither/nor' sentence structures depends on whether:

Question 3 3.

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

All of these mixed chocolates are delicious!

Question 4 4. Which of the following sentences is written correctly?

Question 5 5.

Which of the following corrects the following mixed structure sentence?

''Although I need to go grocery shopping, but I don't have time.''

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Question 6 6. What is sentence structure?

Question 7 7. One way to check that you have written a clear sentence is to:

Question 8 8. Which of the following list of words are transitional words?

Question 9 9.

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

The bloody space battle was fought mostly by children.

Question 10 10. Identify what is wrong with the following sentence: 'We swam in the ocean, then our wet clothes were dried out by the hot sun.'

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Question 11 11.

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

A cool breeze was blowing across the lake, the birds were singing, and the sun was out.

Question 12 12. How does a sentence fragment create confusion for the reader?

Question 13 13. Which of the following BEST defines a paragraph?

Question 14 14. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

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. All of the following are complex sentences EXCEPT:

Question 17 17. Which of the following transitional words can be used to indicate a contrasting idea?

Question 18 18. Choose the sentence that contains a faulty collective ownership error.

Question 19 19.

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

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Question 21 21. The most important reason modifiers should be correctly placed in a sentence is that _____.

Question 22 22.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

Clint didn't talk much he just stared you down with cold, dead eyes.

Question 23 23.

If the following sentence is passive, make it active by choosing the most fitting answer below. If it's active, choose 'No change.'

The executive order had been sent by the President to the Joint Chiefs.

Question 24 24.

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.

Question 25 25. Consider the following sentence: I was jolted back to life by electrocuting myself with a car battery. Other than the fact you would not want to try it, how is this thought best expressed using an active voice?

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Question 26 26. What changes, if any, should be made to the following sentence to make it active voice? If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.

Question 27 27. If you decide to vary your sentence structure by using other words to replace nouns, which strategy will you be using?

Question 28 28. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 29 29.

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 30 30. Which of the following is an example of a compound-complex sentence?

PECT PAPA: Syntax, Grammar & Sentence Structure Chapter Exam Instructions

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