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Exam: 250396RR - Revising and Editing
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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. It was believed by some that Conrad's father had been a war hero.
D. Conrad trembled with anxiety and anticipation as he pressed Denise's doorbell.
2. The following is an example of what kind of sentence?
Because it had rained earlier in the week, the game was cancelled.
3. In which of the following sentences does the use of prepositional phrases make it harder for readers to
find the main point of the sentence?
A. Under the circumstances in which the staff found themselves, they decided, in anticipation of layoffs, to go on strike.
B. The committee voted on several of the issues under consideration.
C. The senator chose to run on a platform that cut taxes for the wealthy.
D. In what way is a political group considered "grassroots" when it's overseen by a pair of wealthy businessmen?
4. A common error in academic writing is the tendency to
A. incorporate regional or ethnic dialects for the sake of authenticity.
B. rely too heavily on second-person pronouns.
C. write overly formal sentences that use big words for the sake of sounding "academic."
D. rely too heavily on first-person pronouns.
5. Paragraphs that use _______ diction tend to use first and second person pronouns and shorter, less
6. Which of the following figures of speech uses words such as like or as to make a direct comparison
between to dissimilar things?
7. In revising his essay, Silvio realizes that there are some paragraphs in which the topic sentence doesn't
support the thesis. What can he do to correct this?
A. Revise supporting sentences to ensure that the connection to the topic sentence is clear
B. Revise his thesis to include all the points made by the different topic sentences
C. Write a new sentence that supports the thesis and states the main point of the paragraph
D. Add transitions where needed
8. Which of the following sentences uses a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence?
A. The budget payment is much higher than we anticipated, but the price of heating oil has skyrocketed this year.
B. Out in the yard, the children shouted loudly and threw silly insults at each other.
C. My aunt, who usually behaves like a queen, was suddenly asking?no, begging?for help.
D. We fired our old housekeeper, who we thought had stolen Grandma's rings; we later regretted it.
9. Which of the following compound sentences uses a coordinating conjunction to explain how ideas are
related in terms of contrast or opposition?
A. Artie switched to a Windows phone, and all his friends were shocked.
B. Cosima didn't want to stop at the store on her way home from work, but she knew she needed cat food.
C. Texting while driving is a major cause of accidents, so even if you receive a text, it's safer not to respond.
D. We'll either go to our parents' house for dinner this weekend or make an excuse to cancel.
10. What is the sequence of components in the following sentence?
Listless and depressed by vistas of snow and gray skies, Dieter left the cabin and walked toward the frozen
A. Modifier, subject, modifier, verb
B. Subject, modifier, verb
C. Subject, verb, modifier
D. Modifier, subject, verb
11. The topic sentence of each paragraph should support the
C. topic sentence of the following paragraph.
12. Which of the following sentences contains a correlative conjunction?
A. You don't need to buy a new cell phone, nor should you.
B. Either Maria will pick up the birthday cake, or her brother Shawn will stop by the bakery.
C. Neither of us wanted to tell our mother about the cost of a computer upgrade.
D. Scotland may vote to break away from the United Kingdom, or it will remain within the union.
13. Which of the following is a compound-complex sentence?
A. Mariella and her sisters always remember to turn off their cell phones in a movie theater.
B. People who turn off their cell phones at the movie theater are respectful of the other people in the theater.
C. Mariella and her sisters went to the movies, and as they sat down, Mariella reminded her sisters to turn off their cellphones.
D. As Mariella settled into her seat at the movie theater, she reminded her sisters to turn off their cell phones.
14. Which of the following sentences demonstrates a subject-verb-modifier pattern?
A. Shelly served dinner after spending hours preparing the meal.
B. After spending hours preparing the meal, Shelly served dinner.
C. Because she'd spent hours preparing the meal, Shelly, a stickler for following recipes, finally served dinner.
D. Shelly, after spending hours preparing the meal, served dinner.
15. Which sentence should be edited to eliminate its clich??
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. The texture of the burlap was a cross between woven straw and a three-day beard.
C. Striding toward the barn in her red coverall and bucket hat, Gloria?tall and round?gave the impression of a charging silo.
D. I wanted to hire Dave, but a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
16. In order to demonstrate that one idea is less important than another, which type of sentence will
17. Compound-complex sentences are typically used to express
A. complicated relationships.
B. academic integrity.
C. the relationship between the importance between ideas.
D. emphasis and clarity.
18. Which of the following terms expresses a negative connotation of the word assert?
19. Pablo insists that a conclusion should reinforce the thesis statement. Patrice says that the conclusion
should follow logically from the introduction. Who is correct?
A. Both Pablo and Patrice are correct.
B. Only Pablo is correct.
C. Neither Pablo nor Pam is correct.
D. Only Pam is correct.
20. Balancing a sentence through using words or phrases that have the same grammatical structure is
A. subject-verb agreement.
B. compound sentencing.
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