Proofreading & Identifying Errors in Writing Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is proofreading?

Question 2 2. Proofreading symbols chiefly help you to do what?

Question 3 3. Which of the following would you NOT check while proofreading?

Question 4 4. While proofreading, why should you look for heterographs?

Question 5 5. When will you probably begin to proofread your own work?

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Question 6 6. What can create mistakes with subject-verb agreement?

Question 7 7. How do the words 'neither' and 'nor' function in a sentence?

Question 8 8. When should you use 'if I were' instead of 'if I was'?

Question 9 9. Which of the following best describes a collective noun?

Question 10 10. When should an indefinite pronoun be treated as a singular noun?

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Question 11 11. All of the following are examples of nonwords EXCEPT _____.

Question 12 12. Which sentence correctly uses their, there, or they're?

Question 13 13. Which sentence correctly uses to, too, or two?

Question 14 14. Which sentence uses the word 'accept' correctly?

Question 15 15. Which sentence correctly uses your, yore, or you're?

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Question 16 16. Tatiana is writing a research paper and her professor told her to focus more on her grammar. Which of the following sentences is correctly written?

Question 17 17.

What is a problem with the following sentence?

Looking for his favorite pair of glasses.

Question 18 18.

Which of the choices below is NOT a good way to fix the following sentence?

Jones is a terrific agent she is the best marksman we have.

Question 19 19.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

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

Question 20 20.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

Most of the movies I like don't have a lot of explosions, sometimes I like horror movies though.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT a common rule in spelling?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT a reason that correct spelling is important?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT a technique for improving your spelling?

Question 24 24. Your classmate, Bryn, says that the spell check feature in his word processing application finds all errors and corrects the spelling for you. Is Bryn correct? Why or why not?

Question 25 25. You are finished typing your paper and have run an initial spell check. What should you do next?

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Question 26 26. Which sentence uses the correct form of sit/set/sat?

Question 27 27.

Which answer corrects the mistake in this sentence?

The smart boy ran quick to the large store down the narrow street.

Question 28 28. What should you use instead of the nonword 'ain't'?

Question 29 29. What suffix do most adverbs have?

Question 30 30.

What is wrong with this sentence?

Sharon wanted to go eat steak for dinner; furthermore, she decided to eat pasta instead.

Proofreading & Identifying Errors in Writing Chapter Exam Instructions

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