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Question 1 1.

Does the following sentence contain the correct verb?

The reason for my decisions is complicated.

Question 2 2.

In the following sentence, how would you determine whether to use a singular or plural verb to complete the sentence?

Either my mother or my sisters _____ at the mall.

Question 3 3.

Which verb would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

There _____ a few problems with the new computer system.

Question 4 4.

Which choice contains the past tense form of the verb to experience that would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

I _____ a lot of great things on my trip abroad last summer.

Question 5 5.

Which tense is the verb will have finished in the following sentence?

I will have finished my homework by the time my roommate gets home.

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Question 6 6.

Choose the past perfect tense form of the verb to finish that would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence:

I _____ three loads of laundry by the time I had to leave.

Question 7 7.

Which verb would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

Either my sister or my brother _____ my math textbook.

Question 8 8.

Which tense is the verb have met in the following sentence?

I have met many interesting people in my classes.

Question 9 9.

Identify which verb in the following sentences represents an erroneous shift in verb tense.

I started working when I was sixteen. My first job was at a car wash, where I worked at the cash register. Meeting my coworkers is the best part of the job. I made a lot of good friends at that job.

Question 10 10.

Which of the following options is the antecedent in the sentence below?

My uncle opened his first business ten years ago, and he now owns three stores.

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Question 11 11.

Which choice contains the correct pronoun or pronouns to fill in the blank in the following sentence?

Each pilot checked to be sure that _____ had all of the necessary equipment prior to takeoff.

Question 12 12. Which of the following is a singular personal possessive pronoun?

Question 13 13.

Which verb would correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

Everyone _____ at the carnival.

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a singular indefinite pronoun?

Question 15 15.

Which choice contains a pronoun that could correctly fill in the blank in the following sentence?

The caller said that _____ had the wrong number.

Usage Chapter Exam Instructions

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