SAT Writing: Sentence Clarity and Structure Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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

Question 3 3. Which of the following BEST defines a paragraph?

Question 4 4. Which of the following list of words are transitional words?

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements is an example of writing with a passive voice?

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Question 6 6. A complete sentence must contain ____________.

Question 7 7. How does a sentence fragment create confusion for the reader?

Question 8 8. Calvin went to Chicago by airplane, and Audra traveled to the city by train. This is an example of a compound sentence because:

Question 9 9.

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

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Question 11 11. Although writers sometimes use sentence fragments in fiction, fragments are generally frowned upon in:

Question 12 12.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

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

Question 13 13. Another term for an incomplete sentence is a:

Question 14 14.

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

Between gelato and ice cream, gelato is sweetest and therefore best.

Question 15 15. All of the following are complex sentences EXCEPT:

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Question 16 16.

Which of the following corrects this mixed structure sentence?

''Because you want your writing to be the best it can be, is why you should avoid mixed structure sentences.''

Question 17 17. Which of the phrases below includes the use of a modifier?

Question 18 18. Which of the following statements is NOT a way to improve sentence structure?

Question 19 19.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

''The instructor she taught us how to punctuate sentences correctly.''

Question 20 20.

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.

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Question 21 21.

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

All of these mixed chocolates are delicious!

Question 22 22. It is BEST to use a simple sentence structure in your essay when _____.

Question 23 23.

How do you change this sentence from passive voice to active voice?

The bloody space battle was fought mostly by children.

Question 24 24.

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

Doing what you love will make you happier.

Question 25 25. Which of the following is an example of a mixed structure sentence?

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Question 26 26. A complete sentence must have how many parts?

Question 27 27. One way to check that you have written a clear sentence is to:

Question 28 28. A sentence must have both a _________ and a ____________ in order to be complete.

Question 29 29.

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 30 30.

Which of the following corrects the following mixed structure sentence?

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

SAT Writing: Sentence Clarity and Structure Chapter Exam Instructions

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