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Writing Conventions for 10th Grade Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

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

Question 3 3.

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 4 4.

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 5 5. 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.

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Question 6 6.

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 7 7. Which of the following demonstrates proper capitalization?

Question 8 8. When writing, what should you consider to be most important so that your essay is free from distractions?

Question 9 9. Why is it important to be specific in your writing?

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.

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 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. 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 14 14. Which of the following is FALSE about homonyms?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is an example of a mixed structure sentence?

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Question 16 16. Unity of content and form means _____

Question 17 17. Which title of the following novel is capitalized correctly?

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.

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

The bloody space battle was fought mostly by children.

Question 20 20.

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.

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Question 21 21. When do you capitalize the pronoun ''I''?

Question 22 22.

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

Desiree likes chocolate milkshakes more than her brother Desmond.

Question 23 23. Which sentence correctly uses to, too, or two?

Question 24 24. Why is a separable phrasal verb called separable?

Question 25 25. Since there are several words that use similar sounds in the English language, what can help to distinguish them from one another?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following words are homophones?

Question 27 27. Which sentence correctly uses their, there, or they're?

Question 28 28.

How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

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

Question 29 29. Which sentence correctly uses your, yore, or you're?

Question 30 30. Which sentence uses the word 'accept' correctly?

Writing Conventions for 10th Grade Chapter Exam Instructions

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