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SAT Writing: Text & Argument Analysis Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage with adjectives?

Question 2 2. When quotation marks are involved, which of the following demonstrates the correct usage of a comma?

Question 3 3.

'Because he had already missed a quiz once this semester, John made sure to study extra hard for the midterm.'

What is the subject of this sentence?

Question 4 4.

In the following sentence, _____ is the subject noun and _____ is the verb.

'The two girls, as they stroll past the park, hear the faint sound of church bells chiming the hour.'

Question 5 5.

Choose the answer that best replaces the underlined portion of the sentence (or the answer choice that keeps it the same, if there is no error):

We bought three different flavors of ice cream, chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.

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Question 6 6.

The following two sentences are to be combined into one. Which punctuation mark should replace the period?

'Marcus went around the block to get the car. Meanwhile, Sextus packed up their bags.'

Question 7 7. Which of the following pronouns must ALWAYS be paired with a plural verb?

Question 8 8.

Identify the verb or verbs in the following sentence:

The brazen criminal shot his way through the police barricade.

Question 9 9. What is the significance of an Oxford comma?

Question 10 10. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 12 12.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

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

Question 13 13.

Choose the best replacement for the underlined portion of the sentence:

Finally reaching the school, the students were led into the cafeteria for a late dinner before their parents came to pick them up.

Question 14 14. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage when separating elements in a series?

Question 15 15.

Why is 'these' a demonstrative adjective in the following sentence?

These clothes are really old and dirty.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following correctly lists the coordinating conjunctions?

Question 17 17. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 18 18.

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 19 19.

Change the following sentence from passive to active voice, without changing anything else about the sentence:

The water tank is refilled by John every week.

Question 20 20.

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.

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Question 21 21.

Choose the answer that best replaces the underlined portion of the sentence (or the answer choice that keeps it the same, if there is no error):

Waiting for the taxi, snow was soaking steadily into Amy's boots.

Question 22 22.

Choose the answer that best replaces the underlined portion of the sentence (or the answer choice that keeps it the same, if there is no error):

Over the summer, we learned to swim, practiced archery, and even going skydiving once.

Question 23 23. In the sentence, 'Sixty-five percent of the tulips in this field are white', the subject-verb agreement is:

Question 24 24. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 25 25. Identify the most appropriate conjunction and the correct comma placement for the following sentence:

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Question 26 26. Sarah my only sister, is currently studying for her Ph.D. in biophysics.

Question 27 27. Why is a separable phrasal verb called separable?

Question 28 28.

Choose the answer that best replaces the underlined portion of the sentence (or the answer choice that keeps it the same, if there is no error):

Maria, Liesel, Brigita, Louisa, Marta, and Gretel went to Salzburg and she broke her ankle dancing on the stairs.

Question 29 29.

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

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

Question 30 30.

Choose the answer that best replaces the underlined portion of the sentence (or the answer choice that keeps it the same, if there is no error):

After every game, the team take a week off of practice to recover and relax.

SAT Writing: Text & Argument Analysis Chapter Exam Instructions

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