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Revising & Editing Your Writing Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When writing a cover letter the syntax should be:

Question 2 2. Which of the following BEST describes syntax?

Question 3 3. Which of the following statements is NOT a way to improve sentence structure?

Question 4 4. Which sentence uses the correct form of sit/set/sat?

Question 5 5. Which sentence shows the proper use of an adverb?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following statements is an example of writing with a passive voice?

Question 7 7. Which sentence is in parallel structure?

Question 8 8. How does a sentence fragment create confusion for the reader?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT included in the general rules of self-editing?

Question 10 10. What part of speech must an adjective modify?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT a syntactical consideration?

Question 12 12.

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 13 13.

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

Question 15 15. The last step in the editing process is known as _____, which involves carefully reading over a document for the purpose of finding any errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting that need to be corrected.

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Question 16 16.

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 17 17. Editing for content _____, while editing for mechanics _____.

Question 18 18. Which sentence shows IMPROPER agreement based on number?

Question 19 19. Vincent is reading over the paper that he has written. He realizes that he went off on a bit of a tangent, and one of his main points does not line up with his thesis statement. This was discovered while Vincent was _____.

Question 20 20.

Which answer corrects the mistake in this sentence?

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

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Question 21 21. What is a conjunction?

Question 22 22. What must an adverb modify?

Question 23 23.

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 24 24. Which sentence shows an error in agreement in case for pronouns?

Question 25 25.

What is wrong with this sentence?

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

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Question 26 26.

In this sentence, what word should you use instead of the nonword 'ain't'?

''She ain't going to the party.''

Question 27 27. Which of the following sentences has been proofread to be completely free of grammar mistakes, spelling errors, and typos?

Question 28 28. In grammar, what is meant by the term agreement?

Question 29 29. What is sentence structure?

Question 30 30. Which one of these is a dependent clause?

Revising & Editing Your Writing Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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