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Usage Conventions in Writing: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When writing, what should you consider to be most important so that your essay is free from distractions?

Question 2 2.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

Mustache Dad is the best character in the Twilight series.

Question 3 3.

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

The bloody space battle was fought mostly by children.

Question 4 4.

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 5 5. Unity of content and form means _____

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Question 6 6.

Identify the type of idiom or phrasal verb used in the sentence that follows:

Dracula honestly hoped he'd never run into Van Helsing again.

Question 7 7. What changes, if any, should be made to the following sentence to make it active voice? The winning home run was hit by the worst player on the team.

Question 8 8.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

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

Question 9 9.

Why is the following sentence an idiom?

Magali was excited about the opportunities she would have if she made it into Harvard but was careful not to put the cart before the horse.

Question 10 10.

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.''

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Question 11 11. Which of the following sentences has the best diction for achieving a serious tone? Select one.

Question 12 12.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

Between gelato and ice cream, gelato is sweetest and therefore best.

Question 13 13. One way to check that you have written a clear sentence is to:

Question 14 14.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

Doing what you love will make you happier.

Question 15 15. Consider the following sentence: I was jolted back to life by electrocuting myself with a car battery. Other than the fact you would not want to try it, how is this thought best expressed using an active voice?

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Question 16 16.

Please select what type of faulty comparison error, if any, is in the sentence that follows:

It's a well-known fact that theaters are more expensive than staying at home.

Question 17 17.

Which of the following corrects the following mixed structure sentence?

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

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT an element of good diction?

Question 19 19.

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

All of these mixed chocolates are delicious!

Question 20 20.

Identify the type of idiom or phrasal verb used in the sentence that follows:

If Jessie didn't get his grades up, he would have to drop out of high school.

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Question 21 21. If you can't come up with an original idea while writing an essay _____

Question 22 22. What changes, if any, should be made to the following sentence to make it active voice? If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.

Question 23 23. One of the things that is NOT important when it comes to writing well is _____

Question 24 24.

Identify the type of idiom or phrasal verb used in the sentence that follows:

Albert was surprised he didn't pass out from the blood loss; apparently, he really was becoming a werewolf.

Question 25 25. Which of the following is an example of a mixed structure sentence?

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Question 26 26. Why is a separable phrasal verb called separable?

Question 27 27.

If the following sentence is passive, make it active by choosing the most fitting answer below. If it's active, choose 'No change.'

The executive order had been sent by the President to the Joint Chiefs.

Question 28 28. Which of the following sentences has the BEST diction for achieving a light tone?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT a suggested way to make sure your sentences are clear and easy to understand?

Question 30 30.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

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

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