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Writing Conventions - Grammar: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A semicolon can be used for all of the following EXCEPT to _____.

Question 2 2. Relative pronouns are:

Question 3 3.

Which word would make the following sentence grammatically correct?

'Students should check with their teachers before you leave the classroom.'

Question 4 4. Which of the following correctly lists the coordinating conjunctions?

Question 5 5.

Identify the verb or verbs in the following sentence:

She poured a drink for herself and took a very long sip.

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Question 6 6. When quotation marks are involved, which of the following demonstrates the correct usage of a comma?

Question 7 7.

Which pronouns are present in the following sentence?

She said, 'Gosh, Darren, it is almost like you don't know the first thing about human sacrifice!'

Question 8 8.

Identify the verb or verbs in the following sentence:

The brazen criminal shot his way through the police barricade.

Question 9 9. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

Question 10 10.

What is wrong with the following sentence?

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

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Question 11 11.

In the following sentence, identify the phrases that correctly modify the word 'sheep.'

Startled by the explosion, the sheep began racing around the pen, ignoring the crowds.

Question 12 12. Which of the following sentences about Gary is grammatically correct?

Question 13 13. How does a dependent clause differ from an independent clause?

Question 14 14. Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

Question 15 15. Which of the following sentences has multiple subjects?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following sentences has a plural subject pronoun and a plural object pronoun?

Question 17 17. What is the significance of an Oxford comma?

Question 18 18.

Choose the option that corrects the following faulty collective ownership error.

Expensive cars should have a good sound system.

Question 19 19. What is another name for group nouns?

Question 20 20.

Choose the option that corrects the following faulty collective ownership error.

All of the people on my street have a nice yard.

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Question 21 21. Correctly place the commas around the non-essential clause:

Question 22 22.

Choose the option that corrects the following faulty collective ownership error.

All of the dogs at the animal shelter have to wear a collar.

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT the correct way to use the colon?

Question 24 24. Which of the following pronouns must ALWAYS be paired with a plural verb?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT an example of an introductory word?

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Question 26 26.

Check the parallelism of the following sentence. Choose the answer that best corrects the problem.

A cool breeze was blowing across the lake, the birds were singing, and the sun was out.

Question 27 27. Relative clauses perform the following functions EXCEPT that _____.

Question 28 28. Which of the following answers uses correct punctuation?

Question 29 29. Which of the following sentences about machine guns is grammatically correct?

Question 30 30. Which of the following sentences has an INCORRECT subject-verb agreement?

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