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    Question 1
    In the sentence He quietly opened the door and went to the back seat, He is a/an
    a. noun
    b. pronoun
    c. adverb
    d. adjective

    Question 2
    In the sentence He quietly opened the door and went to the back seat, quietly is a/an
    a. preposition
    b. conjunction
    c. adverb
    d. adjective

    Question 3
    In the sentence He quietly opened the door and went to the back seat, opened is a/an
    a. noun
    b. pronoun
    c. adverb
    d. verb

    Question 4
    What type of sentence is the following? (End punctuation has been omitted.) Mr. Rodman asked if anyone else was interested in tickets for the afternoon sports event
    a. command
    b. statement
    c. question
    d. fragment

    Question 5
    What type of sentence is the following? (End punctuation has been omitted.) Before the error could be detected in any of the printout copies
    a. command
    b. statement
    c. question
    d. fragment

    Question 6
    This is the first year in which profits exceeded _______________.
    a. loss
    b. losses
    c. loss's

    Question 7
    Employees at the _____________ main office were being transferred.
    a. companies'
    b. companys'
    c. company's

    Question 8
    Registration for evening classes went __________.
    a. smooth
    b. smoothly

    Question 9
    The warranty expires after a ____________ time.
    a. year's
    b. years'
    c. years

    Question 10
    Kathy said that she felt _____________ about missing the retirement celebration.
    a. bad
    b. badly

    Question 11
    Two ______________ speeches were exceptionally long.
    a. candidate's
    b. candidates'
    c. candidates

    Question 12
    It sounds _________ the company may be reducing the sales staff in the near future.
    a. like
    b. as if

    Question 13
    At Datatech each ___________ personnel record is available for him or her to inspect.
    a. employee's
    b. employees
    c. employees'

    Question 14
    Seated ________ Mrs. Normandy is the sales manager.
    a. beside
    b. besides

    Question 15
    No one would dispute that the student task force and ________ achievements have been significant.
    a. its
    b. it's
    c. its'

    Question 16
    Michael and ____________ expect to be given new assignments.
    a. I
    b. me
    c. myself

    Question 17
    If you are willing to ____________ responsibility, many employment opportunities are available.
    a. accept
    b. except

    Question 18
    ___________ is the office with carpeting.
    a. Our's
    b. Ours

    Question 19
    Time on the network must be divided equitably _________ students, employees, and faculty.
    a. between
    b. among

    Question 20
    It must be the ______________ home that is being repainted.
    a. Lopez'
    b. Lopez's
    c. Lopezes'
    d. Lopezes

    Question 21
    Your _______ signature must be affixed.
    a. boss's
    b. bosses
    c. bosses'
    d. boss

    Question 22
    Our candidate will be ___________ the committee selects.
    a. whoever
    b. whomever

    Question 23
    _______ do you think will be our next mayor?
    a. Who
    b. Whom

    Question 24
    All investors expect a share of the profit to be returned to ______________.
    a. him or her
    b. them

    Question 25
    Each of the employees was given ____________ own company manual describing standard procedures.
    a. their
    b. his
    c. his or her

    Question 26
    The sleek design and the superb engineering of the latest van ___________ it appealing to a wide range of customers.
    a. make
    b. makes

    Question 27
    Our summary of the points in this report __________ contained in our cover letter.
    a. is
    b. are

    Question 28
    The delivery service serves 2,000 employees in 45 departments and had _____ daily pickups.
    a. 4
    b. four

    Question 29
    The manager, as well as two sales representatives, _______ prepared to call on the customer personally.
    a. is
    b. are

    Question 30
    ___________ for sending the gift.
    a. Thankyou
    b. Thank-you
    c. Thank you

    Question 31
    We appreciate very much _________ writing the letter of introduction.
    a. his
    b. him

    Question 32
    Are you sure ________ luggage can't be located?
    a. they're
    b. there
    c. their

    Question 33
    Can you try _________ see if the figures will be available later this month?
    a. and
    b. to

    Question 34
    We were surprised to learn that __________ champagne was being served with the brunch.
    a. complementary
    b. complimentary

    Question 35
    Lisa __________ hardly begun to speak when she was interrupted.
    a. had
    b. hadn't

    Question 36
    Their warehouse has been moved to __________ Avenue.

    a. Fifth
    b. 5th

    Question 37
    General Motors and its employees reached ________ understanding regarding employee benefits.
    a. a
    b. an

    Question 38
    The meeting will be held on June __________.
    a. 9
    b. 9th
    c. Ninth

    Question 39
    Mr. Salazar said I could _________ worked last weekend.
    a. of
    b. have

    Question 40
    We will be visiting the _________ of Portland.
    a. City
    b. city

    Question 41
    Send the proposal to our ____________, Dr. Thompson.
    a. director of research
    b. Director of Research
    c. Director of research

    Question 42
    The meeting will begin at ___________ a.m.
    a. 9:00
    b. 9
    c. nine

    Question 43
    The bill was for ___________.
    a. twenty-five dollars
    b. 25 dollars
    c. $25
    d. $25 dollars

    Question 44
    This information must be kept strictly between you and __________.
    a. I
    b. me
    c. myself

    Question 45
    Because the sales letter was ________ long, it had to be rewritten.
    a. too
    b. to
    c. two

    Question 46
    Two of the _________ contained the same error.
    a. bills of lading
    b. bill of ladings
    c. bill's of lading

    Question 47
    That business was established in the early __________.
    a. 2000's
    b. 2000s

    Question 48
    Revenues this year are expected to exceed ____________.
    a. $1,500,000
    b. $1.5 million
    c. $1.5 million dollars

    Question 49
    My ______________ apartment is quiet.
    a. aunt's and uncle's
    b. aunt and uncles
    c. aunt and uncle's
    d. aunts and uncles

    Question 50
    The alarm had ___________ so often in the past that no one responded to it last night.
    a. rang
    b. rung

    Question 51
    An excellent, comprehensive benefits package is now available to ___________ employees.
    a. us
    b. we

    Question 52
    The movie we saw last night was _________ good.
    a. real
    b. really

    Question 53
    Mr. Robbins asked everyone except Frank and _____ to participate in the program.
    a. he
    b. him

    Question 54
    Always answer the telephone with the phrase "This is __________."
    a. her
    b. she

    Question 55
    Do any of the applicants have better qualifications than ___________?
    a. she
    b. her

    Question 56
    If I ___________ you, I would cancel the order immediately.
    a. was
    b. were

    Question 57
    The Federal Trade Commission, made up of five appointed members, uses _______ influence to protect consumers.
    a. its
    b. it's
    c. its'
    d. their

    Question 58
    The stationery that I ordered was totally different _______ the stationery that we delivered today.
    a. from
    b. than

    Question 59
    Either Ms. Purvis or Ms. Novak will be happy to help you in any way _____ can.

    a. she
    b. they

    Question 60
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. We are pleased with the sample software you sent, and expect to be placing an order for several programs within the next two month.
    b. We are pleased with the sample software you sent and expect to be placing an order for several programs within the next two months.
    c. We are pleased with the sample software you sent; and expect to be placing an order for several programs within the next two months.

    Question 61
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. You may be offered a position in our Tampa branch; or you may be assigned to our Atlanta office.
    b. You may be offered a position in our Tampa branch or you may be assigned to our Atlanta office.
    c. You may be offered a position in our Tampa branch, or you may be assigned to our Atlanta office.

    Question 62
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. Jamal lived in Dayton, Ohio before moving to Trenton, New Jersey.
    b. Jamal lived in Dayton, Ohio, before moving to Trenton, New Jersey.
    c. Jamal lived in Dayton, Ohio before moving to Trenton New Jersey.

    Question 63
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. We can, as a matter of fact, promise you the lowest auto insurance rates in the state.
    b. We can as a matter of fact, promise you the lowest auto insurance rates in the state.
    c. We can, as a matter of fact; promise you the lowest auto insurance rates in the state.

    Question 64
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. Jones, Popham, and McCabe: these are the authors of our book.
    b. Jones, Popham, and McCabe; these are the authors of our book.
    c. Jones, Popham, and McCabe--these are the authors of our book.

    Question 65
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. We would be delighted to have you examine the proposal, when you come to our office next month.
    b. We would be delighted to have you examine the proposal when you come to our office next month.
    c. We would be delighted, to have you examine the proposal, when you come to our office next month.

    Question 66
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. When you e-mailed me last week you requested our latest market projections.
    b. When you e-mailed me last week, you requested our latest market projections.
    c. When you e-mailed me last week; you requested our latest market projections.

    Question 67
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. Joyce Kinsman, Ph.D., has agreed to be the speaker at our next meeting.
    b. Joyce Kinsman Ph.D. has agreed to be the speaker at our next meeting.
    c. Joyce Kinsman, Ph.D. has agreed to be the speaker at our next meeting.

    Question 68
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. In 2006 additional employees were hired to work in our Sarasota office.
    b. In 2006, additional employees were hired to work in our Sarasota office.
    c. In 2006 additional employees, were hired to work in our Sarasota office.

    Question 69
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. I believe Mr. Winston, not Ms. Simon, is the accountant who called you.
    b. I believe Mr. Winston, not Ms. Simon is the accountant who called you.
    c. I believe Mr. Winston not Ms. Simon is the accountant who called you.

    Question 70
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. I plan to travel to Geneva Switzerland, Athens Greece, and Rome Italy next summer.
    b. I plan to travel to Geneva, Switzerland, Athens, Greece, and Rome, Italy next summer.
    c. I plan to travel to Geneva, Switzerland; Athens, Greece; and Rome, Italy, next summer.

    Question 71
    In the sentence He quietly opened the door and went to the back seat, door is a/an
    a. noun
    b. pronoun
    c. adverb
    d. verb

    Question 72
    In the sentence He quietly opened the door and went to the back seat, and is a/an
    a. conjunction
    b. preposition
    c. adverb
    d. adjective

    Question 73
    In the sentence He quietly opened the door and went to the back seat, went is a/an
    a. conjunction
    b. preposition
    c. adverb
    d. verb

    Question 74
    In the sentence He quietly opened the door and went to the back seat, to is a/an
    a. noun
    b. pronoun
    c. conjunction
    d. preposition

    Question 75
    Somebody forgot ________ coat.
    a. their
    b. his or her

    Question 76
    In the sentence He quietly opened the door and went to the back seat, the is a/an
    a. conjunction
    b. adjective
    c. adverb
    d. preposition

    Question 77
    Neither the supervisor nor the members of the crew could find ______________ instructions for the job.
    a. his
    b. their
    c. its
    d. his or her

    Question 78
    In the sentence He quietly opened the door and went to the back seat, back is a/an
    a. conjunction
    b. adjective
    c. adverb
    d. preposition

    Question 79
    Today's newspaper is _____ with the other papers in the stack by the wall.
    a. laying
    b. lying

    Question 80
    In the sentence He quietly opened the door and went to the back seat, seat is a/an
    a. noun
    b. pronoun
    c. adjective
    d. preposition

    Question 81
    Every student, every faculty member, and every administrator ________ asked to provide input for the survey.
    a. was
    b. were

    Question 82
    What type of sentence is the following? (End punctuation has been omitted.) Charges for each user are based on actual network time
    a. command
    b. statement
    c. question
    d. fragment

    Question 83
    It appears that _________ of these products will meet our rigid specifications.
    a. any one
    b. anyone

    Question 84
    What type of sentence is the following? (End punctuation has been omitted.) Which explains why some users had greater charges than other users in distant locations
    a. command
    b. statement
    c. question
    d. fragment

    Question 85
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. Business owners, who want to expand their markets, must consider advertising.
    b. Business owners who want to expand their markets, must consider advertising.
    c. Business owners who want to expand their markets must consider advertising.

    Question 86
    Some of the preparation for these programs _______ already taken place.
    a. has
    b. have

    Question 87
    What type of sentence is the following? (End punctuation has been omitted.) Send for a booklet describing this comprehensive service soon
    a. command
    b. statement
    c. question
    d. fragment

    Question 88
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. Our prices are reasonable; consequently we have a large-volume business.
    b. Our prices are reasonable; consequently, we have a large-volume business.
    c. Our prices are reasonable, consequently we have a large-volume business.

    Question 89
    A committee of concerned citizens __________ meeting regularly to develop environmental guidelines.
    a. is
    b. are

    Question 90
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. Your order was received today, your parts will be shipped tomorrow.
    b. Your order was received today your parts will be shipped tomorrow.
    c. Your order was received today; your parts will be shipped tomorrow.

    Question 91
    If there are no _____________ questions about the matter, we will move on to other business.
    a. further
    b. farther

    Question 92
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. We collected many signatures; then, we submitted the petition.
    b. We collected many signatures; then we submitted the petition.
    c. We collected many signatures, then we submitted the petition.

    Question 93
    Susan hoped that she had done ________ on the test.
    a. good
    b. well

    Question 94
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. To service increasing numbers of policyholders, 21st Century Insurance implemented a computer network.
    b. To service increasing numbers of policyholders; 21st Century Insurance implemented a computer network.
    c. To service increasing numbers of policyholders, 21st Century Insurance, implemented a computer network.

    Question 95
    I would _____________ like to acquire this software for my computer.
    a. sure
    b. surely

    Question 96
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. Before you send the proposal, be sure to check the budget figures.
    b. Before you send the proposal; be sure to check the budget figures.
    c. Before you send the proposal be sure to check the budget figures.

    Question 97
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. Susie Truong who is the new account representative, has been given a desk in the adjoining office.
    b. Susie Truong, who is the new account representative, has been given a desk in the adjoining office.
    c. Susie Truong, who is the new account representative; has been given a desk in the adjoining office.

    Question 98
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. We do not forget our customers after they have made purchases from us.
    b. We do not forget our customers, after they have made purchases from us.
    c. We do not forget, our customers, after they have made purchases from us.

    Question 99
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. Copier price bids have been received from Canon, Xerox, and IBM.
    b. Copier price bids have been received from: Canon, Xerox, and IBM.
    c. Copier price bids have been received from--Canon, Xerox and, IBM.

    Question 100
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. Models are available in the following colors: smoke, caramel, and gold.
    b. Models are available in the following colors--smoke, caramel, and gold.
    c. Models are available in the following colors; smoke, caramel, and gold.

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    Question 1
    In the sentence He quietly opened the door and went to the back seat, He is a/an
    b. pronoun

    Question 2
    In the sentence He quietly opened the door and went to the back seat, quietly is a/an
    c. adverb

    Question 3
    In the sentence He quietly opened the door and went to the back seat, opened is a/an
    d. verb

    Question 4
    What type of sentence is the following? (End punctuation has been omitted.) Mr. Rodman asked if anyone else was interested in tickets for the afternoon sports event
    b. statement

    Question 5
    What type of sentence is the following? (End punctuation has been omitted.) Before the error could be detected in any of the printout copies
    d. fragment

    Question 6
    This is the first year in which profits exceeded _______________.
    b. losses

    Question 7
    Employees at the _____________ main office were being transferred.
    c. company's

    Question 8
    Registration for evening classes went __________.
    b. smoothly

    Question 9
    The warranty expires after a ____________ time.
    a. year's

    Question 10
    Kathy said that she felt _____________ about missing the retirement celebration.
    a. bad

    Question 11
    Two ______________ speeches were exceptionally long.
    b. candidates'

    Question 12
    It sounds _________ the company may be reducing the sales staff in the near future.
    b. as if

    Question 13
    At Datatech each ___________ personnel record is available for him or her to inspect.
    a. employee's

    Question 14
    Seated ________ Mrs. Normandy is the sales manager.
    a. beside

    Question 15
    No one would dispute that the student task force and ________ achievements have been significant.
    a. its

    Question 16
    Michael and ____________ expect to be given new assignments.
    a. I

    Question 17
    If you are willing to ____________ responsibility, many employment opportunities are available.
    a. accept

    Question 18
    ___________ is the office with carpeting.
    b. Ours

    Question 19
    Time on the network must be divided equitably _________ students, employees, and faculty.
    b. among

    Question 20
    It must be the ______________ home that is being repainted.
    c. Lopezes'

    Question 21
    Your _______ signature must be affixed.
    a. boss's

    Question 22
    Our candidate will be ___________ the committee selects.
    b. whomever

    Question 23
    _______ do you think will be our next mayor?
    a. Who

    Question 24
    All investors expect a share of the profit to be returned to ______________.
    b. them

    Question 25
    Each of the employees was given ____________ own company manual describing standard procedures.
    c. his or her

    Question 26
    The sleek design and the superb engineering of the latest van ___________ it appealing to a wide range of customers.
    a. make

    Question 27
    Our summary of the points in this report __________ contained in our cover letter.
    a. is

    Question 28
    The delivery service ...

    $2.49

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