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Illinois TAP Writing: Clarity Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

Which of the following corrects the following mixed structure sentence?

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

Question 2 2. Which of the following is an example of a compound-complex sentence?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is an example of a mixed structure sentence?

Question 4 4.

What is a problem with the following sentence?

Looking for his favorite pair of glasses.

Question 5 5. Which of the phrases below includes the use of a modifier?

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Question 6 6. Why is it a bad idea to use only short subject-verb sentences?

Question 7 7. Calvin went to Chicago by airplane, and Audra traveled to the city by train. This is an example of a compound sentence because:

Question 8 8. All of the following are complex sentences EXCEPT:

Question 9 9. Which of the following sentences is written correctly?

Question 10 10.

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.

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Question 11 11.

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 12 12.

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

All of these mixed chocolates are delicious!

Question 13 13. Which of the following list of words are transitional words?

Question 14 14. After a long day, a teacher is grading a large number of essays which were written by his students. He is reviewing how his students structured their essays. Tom structured his essay so each paragraph had 3 sentences. Jane used 4 to 5 sentences, Katie used 6 to 7 sentences, while Phil used 9 to 10 sentences for each paragraph. Based on this fact alone, which of the following likely received the highest grade?

Question 15 15.

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 16 16. Which of the following BEST defines a paragraph?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT a suggested way to make sure your sentences are clear and easy to understand?

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

Question 19 19. How does a sentence fragment create confusion for the reader?

Question 20 20. It is BEST to use a simple sentence structure in your essay when _____.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements is an example of writing with a passive voice?

Question 22 22. It's a good idea to write fully developed paragraphs because

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. Which of the following sentences is NOT written with simple subject-verb construction?

Question 25 25. To ensure that a paragraph is clear and easy to understand,

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Question 26 26. One way to check that you have written a clear sentence is to:

Question 27 27.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

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

Question 28 28.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

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

Question 29 29.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

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

Question 30 30.

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.

Illinois TAP Writing: Clarity Chapter Exam Instructions

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