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1Writing: English Language Conventions: Practice Quiz
2Which sentence demonstrates correct use of an apostrophe? A) Who’s driving to the conference?B) He could’nt have made an A on that test.C) It’l be a while before the bill is passed.D) Why is’nt anyone ordering the lobster bisque?
3The baseball glove that Keith’s brother gave him was very old. The adjective clause “that Keith’s brother gave him” modifiesA) the verb gaveB) the noun brotherC) the adjective oldD) the noun baseball glove
43) Choose the sentence that contains an error 3) Choose the sentence that contains an error. A) We played a good game, but we anyway. B) She sang badly, so everyone got up and left the room. C) She did good on her exam, and it raised her grade to a B. D) Jane was given a bad evaluation by her former employer, so she quit.
5Which numbered section contains CORRECT punctuation? A) section 1B) section 2C) section 3D) section 4**Sections 1 and 4 use unnecessary commas, and section 3 uses a colon where a comma is needed.
6Which sentence contains a capitalization error? A) sentence 1B) sentence 2C) sentence 3D) sentence 4
7Which sentence contains an error in parallelism? A) sentence 1B) sentence 2C) sentence 3D) sentence 4
8Which sentence lacks parallel structure? A) I wanted to buy the children a new game and a new toy for Christmas.B) The editor likes articles that are written correctly, precisely, and with a cover sheet.C) The mother told her children that they should get plenty of rest, and they should eat a good breakfast.D) Jonathan made a D in science because he waited to the last minute to study, finished his labs too late, and lacked motivation.
9Which sentence demonstrates correct use of the semicolon? A) My favorite store is having a huge sale you can buy pants; shirts, and shoes for half price.B) My favorite store is having a huge sale; you can buy pants, shirts, and shoes for half price.C) My favorite store is having a huge sale you can buy; pants shirts, and shoes for half price.D) My favorite store; is having a huge sale you can buy pants, shirts, and shoes for half price.
10Which of these choices BEST paraphrases this advertisement? A) Many students have so much homework that they forget to complete all their assignments.B) The GSX360 can help students keep their homework assignments organized.C) Leaving homework at home is a common problem for many studentsD) The GSX360 makes homework fun and enjoyable.
11Which choice would be underlined (or italicized) in a formal essay? A) Respect (song)B) Birches (poem)C) Pride and Prejudice (novel)D) Sophistication (short story)