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Sentence Structure Basics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT a suggested way to make sure your sentences are clear and easy to understand?

Question 2 2.

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 3 3. Why is it generally better to avoid the passive voice?

Question 4 4.

Jim is writing an essay and used the following sentence. Why was his teacher disappointed with sentence clarity?

The easiest and most, complicated form of political activism is civil activism.

Question 5 5.

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

The bloody space battle was fought mostly by children.

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Question 6 6. When thinking of a way to ensure the body paragraphs of your essay flow together, _____.

Question 7 7. Which of the following effectively utilizes a transition?

Question 8 8. Words and phrases that help carry a thought from one idea to the next are referred to as _____.

Question 9 9. How can writers prepare readers for new ideas?

Question 10 10. Adding transitions within the text of a paragraph can _____.

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Question 11 11. Identify the subject in the following sentence: Kurt Vonnegut is a published author.

Question 12 12. A complete sentence is made of two important elements. What are they?

Question 13 13. Identify the predicate in the following sentence: A run-on sentence can confuse the reader.

Question 14 14. Identify which type of sentence the following represents: So much fun.

Question 15 15. Identify which type of sentence the following represents: Writing is not always simple sometimes it is hard.

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Question 16 16.

What is a problem with the following sentence?

Looking for his favorite pair of glasses.

Question 17 17.

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.

Question 18 18. Which of the following sentences is written correctly?

Question 19 19.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

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

Question 20 20.

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.

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Question 21 21. Choose the most correct statement regarding parallel structure in a series of items.

Question 22 22.

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

Although he enjoyed running and to play baseball, he decided to try out for volleyball instead.

Question 23 23.

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 24 24.

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 25 25. When using coordinating conjunctions like but, and, or and so, writers should _____

Sentence Structure Basics Chapter Exam Instructions

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