Sentence Correction Techniques Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following sentences is NOT grammatically correct?

Question 2 2. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

Question 3 3. Jim has entered the classroom to find his teacher saying: 'Whose pencil is lying over there on the floor?' Why did his teacher use an interrogative pronoun to start the sentence?

Question 4 4. Which of the following sentences about Gary is grammatically correct?

Question 5 5.

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 6 6.

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 7 7. Choose the most correct statement regarding parallel structure in a series of items.

Question 8 8.

Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

We neither had money nor enough time to escape.

Question 9 9.

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

All of the dogs at the animal shelter have to wear a collar.

Question 10 10. To correct faulty collective ownership, a writer should look for wording that suggests group ownership and _____.

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Question 11 11. Identify the most appropriate conjunction and the correct comma placement for the following sentence:

Question 12 12.

Identify the grammatically correct version of this sentence:

She was not nice she did not share her Twinkie with me.

Question 13 13. Deciding whether the verb should be singular or plural in 'either/or' and 'neither/nor' sentence structures depends on whether:

Question 14 14.

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 15 15. Which of the following sentences contains a prepositional phrase?

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Question 16 16.

How can you tell that the following sentence is incorrect?

'She can not only choose the meal.'

Question 17 17. Which of these sentences is correctly using the word ''farther''?

Question 18 18. Select the sentence that uses ''proceeded'' correctly.

Question 19 19.

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 20 20.

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

Question 22 22. Which sentence shows IMPROPER agreement based on number?

Question 23 23. Which of the following correctly lists the coordinating conjunctions?

Question 24 24. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

Question 25 25.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

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

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Question 26 26.

Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

He sat down at the table expecting to order, eat, and be enjoying his meal alone.

Question 27 27.

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

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

Question 28 28.

How could the following sentence be altered to be clearer?

Without help I would not finish this assignment.

Question 29 29. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 30 30.

How might you finish the following sentence fragment?

If Sam takes the bat...

Sentence Correction Techniques Chapter Exam Instructions

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