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1. Which of the following sentences contains one or more strong,

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1. Which of the following...
1. Which of the following sentences contains one or more
strong, active verbs?
A. Having been away in London for two years, Conrad was
happy to see Denise.
B. The phone directory was hastily searched by Conrad.
C. Conrad trembled with anxiety and anticipation as he
pressed Denise’s doorbell.
D. It was believed by some that Conrad’s father had been a
war hero.

2. Which of the following is a simple sentence?
A. Karen and David arrived at the airport at 3:35 P.M. and
took a taxi to their hotel.
B. I went to the airport, but I was too late to meet them.
C. When I realized I was too late, I called David’s cell
phone and made arrangements to meet them in town.
D. I got to the airport late because the traffic was
so terrible.

3. In which of the following sentences do you find a comma or commas used correctly?
A. After a fire at their home, Carlie and her mother rented a house in Glendale,
Arizona from November 14, 2007 to January 28, 2008.
B. William of Orange, arrived in England in 1688, to claim the English throne from
James II.
C. Claire’s plum pudding was mainly distinctive, for its absence of plums.
D. Christopher Wren, a contemporary of Isaac Newton and John Locke, was the
architect of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

4. Which of the following sentences is without any surface errors?
A. I reluctently gave the hampster to my cousin because I was afraid Teddy, my cat,
would attack it.
B. Mr. Campbell gave copies of his novel to Ruth and me.
C. The town is located near just a few miles from lake Ontario.
D. It’s up to Georgia and I who drives the car, whether XXXXX XXXXXkes it or not.

5. In the process of revision, your main objective is to
A. demonstrate correct grammar.
B. establish proper tone.
C. clarify your ideas.
D. explain your essay’s purposes.

6. Choosing a good reviewer for your writing means finding someone who
A. will concentrate on your ideas and how well you support them.
B. is a close friend and will give you a positive review.
C. knows everything about writing and will find every mistake.
D. concentrates on correcting your spelling and grammar errors.

7. A judicial decision handed down in court uses the _______ level of diction.
A. informal C. legal
B. popular D. formal

8. Which of the following sentences uses a coordinating conjunction in a
compound sentence?
A. We fired our old housekeeper, who we thought had stolen Grandma’s rings;
we later regretted it.
B. The budget payment is much higher than we anticipated, but the price of heating
oil has skyrocketed this year.
C. Out in the yard, the children shouted loudly and threw silly insults at each other.
D. My aunt, who usually behaves like a queen, was suddenly asking—no, begging—
for help.

9. Which of the following sentences uses parallelism effectively?
A. The large plant-eating dinosaurs were quite slow, rather stupid, and
extremely hungry.
B. The Red Sox fans screamed, yelled, and were applauding wildly.
C. The report was good because it was factual and offered many details.
D. Laura spent all her time gardening and arranging flowers, when she wasn’t in a
shoe store to shop.

10. Which of the following is a good rule to follow when proofreading an essay?
A. Scan the essay twice, once for organization and once for surface errors.
B. Read the essay aloud to hear where words are missing or awkward phrasing or
grammatical errors occur.
C. Use the computer’s spell-check and grammar-check functions to be sure you catch
any errors.
D. Ask your best friend to critique your essay.

11. As you’re revising an essay, you write down several sentences to describe your
intended readers. Why?
A. To see if your essay is directed toward its intended audience
B. To ensure that you’re instructing your audience adequately
C. To make sure you’re writing what you know, not what you believe
D. To ensure that your essay will entertain the audience

12. An evaluation tool using questions and answers that lead to effective strategies is
called a/an
A. thesis. C. graphic organizer.
B. outline. D. flowchart.

13. Which of the following sentences contains a dependent clause?
A. The red sports car that was parked under the tree belongs to Alan.
B. Kicking and leaping, the three deer behaved like rambunctious rabbits.
C. Jared eagerly climbed into the boxing ring; he was on his back and out for the
count in less than ten seconds.
D. Please clear the table and wash the dishes.

14. Which sentence should be edited to eliminate its cliché?
A. The family was immensely relieved when Great-Aunt Martha’s condition progressed
from “critical” to “it looks like she’ll live another 10 years.”
B. I wanted to hire Dave, but a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
C. The texture of the burlap was a cross between woven straw and a three-day beard.
D. Striding toward the barn in her red coverall and bucket hat, Gloria—tall and round—
gave the impression of a charging silo.
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Kathy :

1-Conrad trembled with anxiety and anticipation as he

pressed Denise's doorbell.

Kathy :

2-Karen and David arrived at the airport at 3:35 P.M. and

took a taxi to their hotel.

Kathy :

3 d Christopher Wren, a contemporary of Isaac Newton and John Locke, was the

architect of St. Paul's Cathedral.

Kathy :

4- Mr. Campbell gave copies of his novel to Ruth and me.

Kathy :

5-clarify your ideas

Kathy :

6-A. will concentrate on your ideas and how well you support them.

Kathy :

7- formal

Kathy :

8-The budget payment is much higher than we anticipated, but the price of heating

oil has skyrocketed this year.

Kathy :

9-A. The large plant-eating dinosaurs were quite slow, rather stupid, and extremely hungry.

Kathy :

10-Read the essay aloud to hear where words are missing or awkward phrasing or

grammatical errors occur.

Kathy :

11- A. To see if your essay is directed toward its intended audience

Kathy :

12- flowchart

Kathy :

13-A. The red sports car that was parked under the tree belongs to Alan.

Kathy :

14- B. I wanted to hire Dave, but a chain is only as strong as its weakest link

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