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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
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