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PSAT Writing - Grammar and Usage: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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 2 2.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

''From looking at the textbook helped me understand my mistakes.''

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT a suggested way to make sure your sentences are clear and easy to understand?

Question 4 4.

Identify the type of idiom or phrasal verb used in the sentence that follows:

Dracula honestly hoped he'd never run into Van Helsing again.

Question 5 5. Which of the following is an example of a mixed structure sentence?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following sentences about ice cream cakes is grammatically correct?

Question 7 7. Which of the following sentences about Gary is grammatically correct?

Question 8 8. Unity of content and form means _____

Question 9 9. Improve the following sentence by selecting one of the choices below. 'Denny loved certain funny jokes.'

Question 10 10.

Why is the following sentence an idiom?

Magali was excited about the opportunities she would have if she made it into Harvard but was careful not to put the cart before the horse.

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Question 11 11.

Why is business the only subject in the following sentence?

The business with the casino owner and the oil tycoon was shady.

Question 12 12. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 13 13.

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.'

Question 14 14.

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 15 15.

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

All of these mixed chocolates are delicious!

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Question 16 16.

How could the following sentence be altered to be clearer?

Without help I would not finish this assignment.

Question 17 17. Which of the following sentences has a plural subject pronoun and a plural object pronoun?

Question 18 18.

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 19 19.

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

Desiree likes chocolate milkshakes more than her brother Desmond.

Question 20 20. One of the things that is NOT important when it comes to writing well is _____

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Question 21 21.

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

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

Question 22 22. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 23 23.

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.

Question 24 24. Which of the following is an example where a comma is correctly used despite there not being any conjunction?

Question 25 25.

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

Expensive cars should have a good sound system.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

Question 27 27.

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 28 28. Which of the following sentences is NOT grammatically correct?

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

Question 30 30.

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.

PSAT Writing - Grammar and Usage: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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