Usage in Writing: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. One way to check that you have written a clear sentence is to:

Question 2 2. If you can't come up with an original idea while writing an essay _____

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.

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 5 5.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

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

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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.

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 8 8.

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 9 9.

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.

Question 10 10.

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

The terrorist cell will be handled by Mr. Bond.

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Question 11 11.

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

All of these mixed chocolates are delicious!

Question 12 12. Why is a separable phrasal verb called separable?

Question 13 13.

How would you best describe the tone of the sentence that follows?

When she smiled, the room lit up, and everyone was merry; when she scowled, everyone ran for the corners.

Question 14 14. One of the things that is NOT important when it comes to writing well is _____

Question 15 15.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

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

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. Improve the following sentence by selecting one of the choices below. 'Denny loved certain funny jokes.'

Question 18 18.

Which of the following corrects the following mixed structure sentence?

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

Question 19 19. 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?

Question 20 20. When writing, what should you consider to be most important so that your essay is free from distractions?

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Question 21 21.

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 22 22.

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 23 23. 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 24 24. Which of the following sentences has the best diction for achieving a serious tone? Select one.

Question 25 25. Why is it important to be specific in your writing?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT an element of good diction?

Question 27 27. Which of the following sentences has the BEST diction for achieving a light tone?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is an example of a mixed structure sentence?

Question 29 29.

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 30 30.

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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