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SAT Writing: Standard English Grammar Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Identify the most appropriate conjunction and the correct comma placement for the following sentence:

Question 2 2.

Which tense is the verb have met in the following sentence?

I have met many interesting people in my classes.

Question 3 3.

What is a problem with the following sentence?

Looking for his favorite pair of glasses.

Question 4 4. Which sentence shows proper subject verb agreement?

Question 5 5. Which sentence is an example of IMPROPER agreement based on gender?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage with adjectives?

Question 7 7. Which of the following demonstrates correct comma usage when separating elements in a series?

Question 8 8. Tatiana is writing a research paper and her professor told her to focus on her grammar. Which of the following sentences is written correctly?

Question 9 9. What is the superlative form of the adverb skillfully? When is the superlative form of an adverb or adjective used?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT the correct way to use the colon?

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Question 11 11.

Choose the past perfect tense form of the verb to finish that would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence:

I _____ three loads of laundry by the time I had to leave.

Question 12 12. What is a conjunction?

Question 13 13. Which sentence shows an error in agreement in case for pronouns?

Question 14 14.

Which verb would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

Everyone _____ at the carnival.

Question 15 15. Which sentence shows the proper use of an adverb?

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Question 16 16. Choose the sentence that contains a faulty collective ownership error.

Question 17 17. What part of speech is the word 'quick'?

Question 18 18.

Which choice contains the past tense form of the verb to experience that would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

I _____ a lot of great things on my trip abroad last summer.

Question 19 19. What is the significance of an Oxford comma?

Question 20 20.

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

These clothes are really old and dirty.

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Question 21 21. When quotation marks are involved, which of the following demonstrates the correct usage of a comma?

Question 22 22.

In the following example, which word is the adverb and what is its purpose?


The events in the movie are mostly true.

Question 23 23. Which sentence shows IMPROPER agreement based on number?

Question 24 24.

Which verb would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

There _____ a few problems with the new computer system.

Question 25 25.

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.

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Question 26 26.

Identify which verb in the following sentences represents an erroneous shift in verb tense.

I started working when I was sixteen. My first job was at a car wash, where I worked at the cash register. Meeting my coworkers is the best part of the job. I made a lot of good friends at that job.

Question 27 27. What part of speech must an adjective modify?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is an example where a comma is correctly used despite there not being any conjunction?

Question 29 29. When you see an unfamiliar word in a practice test, you should…

Question 30 30. A semicolon can be used for all of the following EXCEPT to _____.

SAT Writing: Standard English Grammar Chapter Exam Instructions

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