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1)It's is the possessive for of it

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1)It's is the possessive for of it.

 

  

 

      2.   Words inserted by the author within a quotation are set off in brackets.

 

 

 

      3.   A semicolon is the mark used to introduce a formal quotation.

 

  

 

      4.   The following use of the colon is proper. "The cities studied were: San Diego, Cincinnati, Austin, Tampa."

 

  

 

      5.   Commas are the appropriate punctuation marks at the X's in this sentence. "This is a safe X effective X and fast technique."

 

 

 

      6.   "The employee, who won the contest, is Casey Webster." is correctly punctuated.

 

  

 

 

 

      7.   Parenthetic words such as therefore, however, and in fact are appropriately set off in parentheses.

 

 

 

 

      8.   Subordinate clauses that come before the main clause are set apart by commas.

 

 

 

 

      9.   A comma is not needed after fail in this sentence.  "The fear that she would fail caused her to check the weather conditions often."

 

 

 

 

    10.   A semicolon would be a correct punctuation mark at point X in this sentence.  "The union gained a 10 percent wage increase X making the members the highest paid in the industry."

 

  

 

 

    11.   Two independent clauses joined by an and may be separated by a semicolon.

 

 

 

 

    12.   It is correct to say "Mary did the job thorough" rather than "Mary did the job thoroughly."

 

 

 

 

 

    13.   The number of the verb in this sentence is correct. "The secretary, as well as the clerk, was transferred."

 

 

 

 

 

    14.   Some collective nouns (such as committee) may be singular or plural.

 

 

 

 

    15.   The verb in this sentence is correct. "Expressing concern about the matter was the board president and three top company officers."

 

 

 

 

    16.   It is more correct to say "The reason was because .. . ." than "The reason was that . .  ."

 

 

 

 

    17.   The pronoun in this sentence is correct. "Every employee should work to improve their retirement benefits."

 

 

 

 

    18.   The case of the pronoun in this sentence is not correct. "This information is between you and he."

 

  

 

 

 

    19.   The case of the pronoun is correct in this sentence. "She gave the memorandum to Carlos and me."

 

 

 

 

    20.   The time references of the verbs in this sentence are correct. "Last month we noticed that we exceeded the limit."

 

 

 

 

    21.   It is more correct to say "have got to" than "must."

 

 

 

 

    22.   It is more correct to say "different from" than "different than."

 

  

 

 

    23.   It is more correct to say "nowheres" than "nowhere."

 

 

 

 

    24.   Wrong words can creep into writing when words are confused by their spelling or by their meaning.

 

 

 

 

 

    25.   The rule of nine for number use means that one spells out numbers nine and below.

 

 

 

 

    26.   When a number begins a sentence, it should be spelled out.

 

 

 

 

    27.   When comparing numbers, you should keep them in the same form, even if it violates the rule of nine.

 

 

 

 

    28.   When the day of the month appears alone (without the month), it must be in number form (11th, 21st, etc.) and not spelled out.

 

 

 

 

    29.   You should always spell out fractions that stand alone.

 

 

 

 

    30.   Words ending in l drop the l when adding ly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multiple Choice Questions

 

    31.   Mark the incorrect form of possessiveness.

            A)  Company's

            B)   Texas's

            C)   Mary's

            D)  Her's

            E)   Bill's

 

 

 

    32.   Which of the following sentences is correctly written?

            A)  Employees writing techniques strongly affect the companys' image.

            B)   Employees writing techniques strongly affect the company's image.

            C)   Employees writing techniques strongly affect the companies' image.

            D)  Employees' writing techniques strongly affect the company's image.

            E)   Employees' writing techniques strongly affect the companies' image.

 

  

 

 

    33.   Elements listed in series are separated by:

            A)  a period.

            B)   a comma.

            C)   a dash.

            D)  parentheses.

            E)   brackets.

 

 

 

 

 

    34.   Indicate how you would punctuate this sentence. "Seeing the problem the attendant on duty sounded the alarm."

            A)  Place a comma after problem.

            B)   Place a dash after problem.

            C)   Place commas after attendant and duty.

            D)  Place a comma after duty.

            E)   Place commas after problem, attendant, and duty.

 

  

 

 

    35.   Mark the sentence in which the commas are correctly used.

            A)  The report is due on March 16, 2008, in the Moline, Illinois, office.

            B)   The report is due on March 16, 2008 in the Moline, Illinois office.

            C)   However the report is not due in Moline, Illinois until March 16.

            D)  The report of course will be due on March 16 in Moline, Illinois.

            E)   The report however, is due on March 16, 2008 in the Moline, Illinois, office.

 

 

 

 

    36.   Mark the incorrect hyphenation below.

            A)  Mother-in-law

            B)   Twenty-one

            C)   A ten-gallon hat

            D)  Vice-chairperson

            E)   Ten-dollars per hour

 

 

 

 

 

    37.   Mark the word use that is not appropriately placed in italics.

            A)  Book title

            B)   Periodical title

            C)   Title of a work of art

            D)  Article title

            E)   Name of a naval vessel

 

 

 

 

    38.   When the items in a list have commas within them, the items should be separated by:

            A)  commas.

            B)   colons.

            C)   semicolons.

            D)  brackets.

            E)   periods.

 

  

 

 

    39.   Principal clauses may be separated by:

            A)  parentheses and/or commas.

            B)   hyphens and/or semicolons.

            C)   semicolons and/or dashes.

            D)  commas and/or semicolons.

            E)   coordinating conjunctions and/or quotation marks.

 

  

 

 

 

    40.   Independent clauses not connected by a conjunction normally are separated by a(n):

            A)  dash.

            B)   semicolon.

            C)   comma.

            D)  apostrophe.

            E)   colon.

 

 

 

 

    41.   Mark the most correct of these sentences.

            A)  Knowing that he was tired, I sent Jay home.

            B)   Knowing that he was tired, Jay was sent home.

            C)   Knowing his tired condition, Jay was sent home.

            D)  Knowing how tired Jay was, he was sent home.

            E)   Knowing that he was tired, to his home Jay was sent.

 

  

 

 

    42.   Which of the following sentences violates the rules for correct use of pronouns?

            A)  After the teacher and student talked over the problem, he was still unsatisfied.

            B)   After the teacher and student talked over the problems, they agreed to meet again.

            C)   Courtesy copies of the message were sent to three of them.

            D)  Whom did the committee select for the award?

            E)   Each person should be careful that no one else can copy from his or her answer book to the exam.

 

  

 

 

 

    43.   Mark the wording that most correctly completes this sentence. "Our goals are to increase sales and . . . .

            A)  . . . making money."

            B)   . . . increasing profits."

            C)   . . . to make money."

            D)  . . . money making."

            E)   . . . getting rich."

 

  

 

 

    44.   Mark the misspelling in this list.

            A)  changeable

            B)   noticeable

            C)   serviceable

            D)  loveable

            E)   chargeable

 

 

 

 

    45.   Mark the misspelled plural form in this list.

            A)  glasses

            B)   ranches

            C)   bunches

            D)  ponies

            E)   chimnies

 

  

 

 

 

    46.   Mark the misspelled word in this list.

            A)  believe

            B)   relieve

            C)   receive

            D)  concieve

            E)   deceive

 

  

 

 

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