Which sentence contains parallel parts? a) In the business world, you must write clearly and with conciseness. b) I would rather drive a car than ride a bike to work. c) Joan is a member of the internal audit committee, a team ;eader, and plays on the company softball team. d) The seminar speaker's talk was motivating
What is wrong, if anything with this sentence? Do you see the pretty girl standing next to the car with the red boots on? a) run-on b) misplaced part c) Properly constructed d) fregment My answer a) ?
What if anything is wrong with the following sentences? The new drug proved to be highly effective, it has no side effects. a) comma splice b)correctly constructed c) lacks parallel parts d)Has unclear pronoun
Is anything wrong with this sentence? Noah Webster, author of the original Webster's Dicionary, believed that a dictionary should contain more than the definitions of words; therefore, he included their etymologies as well. a) comma splice b) dangler c) run-on d) correctly constructed
Which if anything is wrong with the following sentence? An appeals court ordered the money returned, however, the IRS didn't comply. a) Lacks parallel parts b) correct c) comma splice d) Dangler
What if anything is wrong with the following sentence? Noah Webster supported himself through sales of his spelling book over 100 million copies of the book were sold. a) Correct b) run-on c) Dangler d) Misplaced part I think b. Correct?
Which sentence is a comma splice? a) While the lawer propared the case, her assistant checked the report she found no mistakes. b) Because all the members were early, the meeting got underway ahead of schedule. c) Dr. Matheson, speaking as head of the hospital's medical council. d) The secretary handed the report to th
What is wrong with this sentence? Since I no longer maintain an office downtown for working on this kind of project. a) dangler b) misplaced part c) properly constructed sentence d) fragment My answer would be d) Am I correct?
The home of Jeff Simms is next to the shop of the three sisters. Which one of the following sentences expresses this idea gramatically? A) JEFF SIMM'S HOUSE IS NEXT-DOOR TO THOSE LADY'S SHOP. B) JEFF SIMMS' HOUSE IS NEXT-DOOR TO THOSE LADIES SHOP. C) JEFF SIMMS'S HOUSE IS NEXT-DOOR TO THOSE LADIES SHOP. D) JEFF SIMMS'
The ____ gave their names and addresses to that ____ secretary. A) WITNESSES ATTORNEYS' B) WITNESSES' ATTORNEYS C) WITNESSES ATTORNEY'S D) WITNESS'S ATTORNEY'S Could C be the answer?
HE IS __ CPA, AND HIS SITER IS __ M.D. A) AN A B) A AN C) A A D) AN AN MY ANSWER WOULD BE B) AM I CORRECT?
After a few ___ hesitation, he agreed that ___ not worth the risk. A) MINUTE'S ITS' B) MINUTES' ITS C) MINUTES' IT'S D) MINUTE'S IT'S
Which one of the sentences is grammatically correct? A) Since we were behind schedule, we had to work quick. B) She felt badly that she arrived so late. C) Of all the students in the class, he asked permission most politely. D) He sure was real smart to figure that out.
Most paragraphs are organized one of five ways.
This handout is intended to help you become more comfortable with the uses of and distinctions among quotations, paraphrases, and summaries. The first part of the handout compares and contrasts the terms, while the second part offers a short excerpt that you can use to practice these skills.
Kim and Nathan, who ___ been in college for several years, ____ close to graduating. a) have is b) has is c) have are d) has are I think the answer should be a)
We thought it was ___ should go. a) he whom b) him whom c) he who d) him whom Is it a?
The man ___ you should marry is the one ___ gave me the portfolio. a) who who b) whom whom c) whom who d) who whom I think it should be c, am I correct?
Which one of the following sentences does not illustrate subject-verb agreement? A) Each of the players need a locker. B) He said that the computer is broken. C) There go the members of the cast. D) We knew that rivers flow south. In my opinion, it should be C. Am I correct?
The report of accounts __ been completed, and the supply of tablets ___ low. A) has are B) has is C) have are D) have is My answer would be: A. Reasoning: it is one report (single) and more than one tablet (plural) Am I correct?
Half the apples ____ on the floor, but some of them ____ on the table. A) are: are B) is: is C) is: are D) are: is My thinking would be A), would I be correct? Apologies if these questions sound so easy, but english is my 2nd language, which I am trying hard at improving.
Which one of the following sentences is grammatically correct? A) The company closed it's offices. B) The company closed its offices. C) The company closed there offices. D) The company closed their offices. MY THINKING WOULD BE B AS THE CORRECT ANSWER, AM I CORRECT?
Which one of the following sentences is grammatically correct? a) Although Washington was the founder of the country and Lincoln was the preserver. b) Our apple trees have grown amazingly well you ought to see them. c) Mr. Hanson is out of town, however, we expect him back next week. d) There is little we can do to hel
Which one of the following sentences is a comma splice? a) After the morning meeting, we went back to work. b) The meeting was long, but it was quite informative. c) The morning meeting was interesting. d) We discussed plans for the future, we also discussed mistakes we had made in the past.
Which one of the following groups of words is a sentence fragment? a) Before the e-mail was sent, she checked it carefully for mistakes. b) Despite our obvious differences. c) Real estate offers an interesting and challenging career. d) We ate.
Which one of the following word groups is a dependant clause? a) The manual was shipped on Wednesday. b) There are people who prefer to do their shopping online. c) What are the quotas for next month? d) When we complete our training.
Which one of the following word groups is an independant clause? a) The Tuesday after next. b) Beacause she was late to work. c) All customers appreciate helpful salespersons. d) After the coffee break.
In the following sentence, which word is the object of a preposition? Although learning is often difficult, it can still be enjoyable and will help us in the future. a) although b) difficult c) help d) future
I understand the basic concept of the thesis statement, but I still seem to struggle with actually developing them for my papers. The process is always agony. Can you help?
On my last paper, my instructor crossed out my entire first sentence and nearly half of the words in my introduction. What am I doing wrong?