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Sentence Structure Basics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

What is a problem with the following sentence?

Looking for his favorite pair of glasses.

Question 2 2.

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 3 3. Which of the following sentences is written correctly?

Question 4 4.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

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

Question 5 5.

Which of the choices is an INCORRECT 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. Choose the most correct statement regarding parallel structure in a series of items.

Question 7 7.

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

Question 9 9.

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 10 10.

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.

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Question 11 11.

What is the BEST explanation of what makes this sentence unclear?

About how to succeed, many people ask me for advice, because I am a wealthy artist.

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT a suggested way to make sure your sentences are clear and easy to understand?

Question 13 13.

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

Question 15 15.

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 16 16. Adding transitions within the text of a paragraph can _____.

Question 17 17. Which of the following effectively utilizes a transition?

Question 18 18. How can writers prepare readers for new ideas?

Question 19 19. When thinking of a way to ensure the body paragraphs of your essay flow together, _____.

Question 20 20. Words and phrases that help carry a thought from one idea to the next are referred to as _____.

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Question 21 21. Identify which type of sentence the following represents: Writing is not always simple sometimes it is hard.

Question 22 22. Identify the predicate in the following sentence: A run-on sentence can confuse the reader.

Question 23 23. Identify the subject in the following sentence: Kurt Vonnegut is a published author.

Question 24 24. A complete sentence is made of two important elements. What are they?

Question 25 25. Identify which type of sentence the following represents: So much fun.

Sentence Structure Basics Chapter Exam Instructions

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