PSAT Writing: Sentence Clarity and Structure Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT a suggested way to make sure your sentences are clear and easy to understand?

Question 2 2.

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 3 3.

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 4 4.

Identify the verb or verbs in the following sentence:

She poured a drink for herself and took a very long sip.

Question 5 5. Which of the following sentences has multiple subjects?

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Question 6 6.

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

About how to succeed, many people ask me for advice, because I am a wealthy artist.

Question 7 7.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

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

Question 8 8. Although writers sometimes use sentence fragments in fiction, fragments are generally frowned upon in:

Question 9 9. A complete sentence must contain ____________.

Question 10 10. One way to check that you have written a clear sentence is to:

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Question 11 11. Another term for an incomplete sentence is a:

Question 12 12.

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

The bloody space battle was fought mostly by children.

Question 13 13.

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

All of these mixed chocolates are delicious!

Question 14 14. Which of the following list of words are transitional words?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is an example of a mixed structure sentence?

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Question 16 16.

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 17 17.

Why is business the only subject in the following sentence?

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

Question 18 18.

Which of the following corrects the following mixed structure sentence?

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

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements is NOT a way to improve sentence structure?

Question 20 20. A complete sentence must have how many parts?

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Question 21 21. All of the following are complex sentences EXCEPT:

Question 22 22. 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 23 23.

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

Mustache Dad is the best character in the Twilight series.

Question 24 24.

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

It's a well-known fact that theaters are more expensive than staying at home.

Question 25 25. Which of the following BEST defines a paragraph?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is an example of a compound-complex sentence?

Question 27 27.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

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

Question 28 28.

Identify the subject(s) of the following sentence:

He didn't know the mob boss paid off the cop.

Question 29 29.

Identify the verb or verbs in the following sentence:

The brazen criminal shot his way through the police barricade.

Question 30 30. A sentence must have both a _________ and a ____________ in order to be complete.

PSAT Writing: Sentence Clarity and Structure Chapter Exam Instructions

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