Comm 215 Grammar Final 100% CORRECT. USE AS GUIDE ONLY 2015 - 88085

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Comm 215 Grammar Final 100% correct Final Grammar Test Part I: True or False 1. The following word group is a FRAGMENT: That movie, one of my favorites. __True __False 2. The following word group is a FRAGMENT: The local baseball team, needing a good pitcher most of all. __True __False 3. The following word group is a FRAGMENT: Using a flashlight, he looked under the bed for his shoes. __True __False 4. The capitalized verb agrees with the subject: Three employees from our company and one from our competitor WAS fired. __True __False 5. The capitalized verb agrees with the subject: Three of my friends LIKE this band. __True __False 6. The capitalized verb agrees with the subject: Six girls and one boy WAS in the dance class. __True __False 7. Quotation marks are correctly used in the following sentence, the entire sentence is correctly punctuated, and all words in the sentence are correctly capitalized: "This is a fantastic opportunity", the salesman insisted. __True __False 8. Quotation marks are correctly used in the following sentence, the entire sentence is correctly punctuated, and all words in the sentence are correctly capitalized: "Are you serious ?!?" Fred asked. __True __False 9. Quotation marks are correctly used in the following sentence, the entire sentence is correctly punctuated, and all words in the sentence are correctly capitalized: My best friend said that "She'd heard something like that." __True __False Part II: Multiple Choice In the following sentences, identify if the word grouping contains sentence fragments, a comma splice, or a run-on sentence, or if the grouping is a complete sentence. 10. Cats, unlike dogs and fond of sitting on laps. __ Sentence fragment _ Comma splice __ Run-on sentence __ Complete sentence (contains no error) 11. I don't know what you want me to do, the directions are not clear. __ Sentence fragment __ Comma splice __ Run-on sentence __ Complete sentence (contains no error) 12. While I like bacon, it is not good for me. __ Sentence fragment __ Comma splice __ Run-on sentence __ Complete sentence (contains no error) 13. I like chocolate she likes butterscotch. __ Sentence fragment __ Comma splice __ Run-on sentence __ Complete sentence (contains no error) Identify the pronoun error in each of the following sentences. 14. When one buys insurance, you need to be clear about your needs. __ Pronoun shift in number __ Pronoun shift in person __ Ambiguous reference __ No error 15. The teacher said they were going to grade the test over the weekend. __ Pronoun shift in number __ Pronoun shift in person __ Ambiguous reference __ No error 16. Sally told Janice that she made the honor roll. __ Pronoun shift in number __ Pronoun shift in person __ Ambiguous reference __ No error 17. The new employees worked long hours, hoping that doing so would advance their careers. __ Pronoun shift in number __ Pronoun shift in person __ Ambiguous reference __ No error 18. Dave hoped that Steve and __ would win the tennis tournament. __ him __ himself __ he __ his 19. Lisa hoped that Shelly had remembered to ask her mother for the chocolate chip cookies. __ Pronoun shift in number __ Pronoun shift in person __ Ambiguous reference __ No error Identify the location or locations where apostrophe errors occur: 20. When we we're (A) on our way home, we were (B) eager to get they're (C). __Only A __Only B __Only C __A and C 21. Identify the location or locations where apostrophe errors occur: "Put the clothes over they're (A)," he said. "That is where they're (B) going." __Only A __Only B __A and B __No error 22. Identify the location or locations where apostrophe errors occur: When the dog knocked over it's (A) bowl, the little girl claimed that the dog wasn't (B) her's (C). __Only A __Only B __Only C __A and C 23. Which portion of this sentence followed by a letter is not parallel? The company president inspired his employees (A), charmed the press (B), and redefined his company's strategic plan (C). __A __B __C __No error 24. Which portion of this sentence followed by a letter is not parallel? The clown juggles (A), makes balloon animals (B), and will paint faces (C). __A __B __C __No error 25. Which portion of this sentence followed by a letter is not parallel? The retired fireman liked fishing (A), to hunt (B), and watching basketball on television (C). __A __B __C __No error 26. Choose the correct verb tenses required in the following sentence. Whenever I __ to the grocery, I always ___ for fresh produce. __ went/looked __ went/look __ go/looked __ had gone/look 27. Choose the appropriate irregular verb form in the following sentence. In light of recent developments, the company president ___ his position. __ rethink __ rethinked __ rethought __ rethoughted 28. Choose the appropriate irregular verb form in the following sentence. I was surprised by how successful Janice ____. __ become __ had become __ became __ had became 29. Choose the appropriate irregular verb form in the following sentence. In retrospect, Jason shouldn't have taken that important business call right after he'd been ___. __ awake __ awaked __ awakened __ awaken Choose the answer that completes each sentence correctly. 30. Investing in pure research ___ yields no immediate profit, can be hard to justify when a company is in financial difficulties. __ who __ which __ , which __ that 31. I had hoped the police would blame Bruce, not ___. __ me __ myself __ mineself __I 32. Some interviewers ____ have a clear sense of what they want in an employee, ask very tough questions. __ who __, who __ which __ that 33. A venture capitalist has to be willing to take risks when ___ invests ___ money. __ they /their __ he / his __ she /her __ he or she /his or her 34. Many times people will ask a writer where ____ gets ____ ideas. __ they/their. __ he/his __ she/her __ he or she/his or her Part III: Revision In this section of the final, revise the sentences provided to correct the grammar errors indicated. (In many cases there will be more than one correct alternative to the sentence provided; credit will be given for all correct answers.) Revise the following word groups to remove all fragments and/or parallelism errors. 35. I like baseball because it is fun and teaches me about the sport. 36. The White Sox are really good at the fundamentals of baseball. Which is why they won the World Series in 2005. Revise the following word groups to remove all run-on sentences. 37. Studying is hard work many students find they study better when they take regular breaks. 38. Some tests are so hard that no one does well on them other tests are too easy and don't really test comprehension. Revise the following sentences so that the subjects and verbs agree with one another. 39. One of my friends want to attend my graduation ceremony. 40. Seven cats, two monkeys, and a dog plays in the store window. Revise the following sentences to remove all pronoun errors. 41. When a police officer fires his gun, he must fill out a lot of paperwork. 42.41. When a teacher writes an exam, they think about what aspects of student learning they want to test. Revise the following sentences to remove all apostrophe errors. 43.42. Some people know where they parked their they're car's, and some dont.don’t Revise the following sentences to make one of the existing sentences subordinate to the other. The hurricane destroyed some oil rigs. Fuel prices rose. 44.43. People know they are going to have to retire. They often don't save enough money to do so comfortably. Revise the following sentences to remove all errors in the use of quotation marks and all incorrect punctuation. 45.44. Have you ever read the story "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe? Dave asked. “Have you ever read the story ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ by Edgar Allan Poe?” Dave asked. 46.45. Did the professor say Put down your pencils? Janice asked. “Did the professor say ‘Put down your pencils’?” Janice asked. Revise the following sentences to create parallel constructions. 47.46. To succeed in the new economy, workers will have to learn throughout their careers, adapt to changing circumstances, and self-motivation will be needed. To succeed in the new economy, workers will have to learn throughout their careers adapt to changing circumstances, and self-motivate when needed. 48.47. Some students hate math; some students dislike math, and math is liked by other students. Some students hate math; some students dislike math; other students like math.
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