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Axia College Material Appendix F Comprehensive Grammar CheckPoint Answer Form Enter the correct answer for each item by typing either a or b in the second column. Provide an explanation for each choice in the Rationale column. The boxes will expand to accommodate your text. Item Correct Answer (a or b) Rationale 1. b Using his or her eliminates the sexist element. 2. a Eliminating, “because I’m a girl.”, also eliminates the sexist element. 3. b No need for the religious reference of Muslim. 4. b Again, no need for Cuban American. 5. b No need for the four-year old reference. 6. b Hiring a younger person is discriminating. 7. b The disability of the child is irrelevant. 8. b Stereotyping the type of food eaten at Mr. Suzuki’s house is cultural racism. 9. b The second fragment in (a) is not a sentence. 10. b Fragment (a) doesn’t complete a thought. COM 140
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11. a There is no break or conjunction to complete the two points. 12. b The semi-colon is unnecessary to the single point that follows. 13.
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Unformatted text preview: a The plural of family is families. 14. b Argument and commitment are both spelled correct in (b) 15. b University of California is a proper noun. 16. a McDonald’s is a proper noun. 17. a It’s is a proper use of “it is”. 18. a The possessive use of children’s is correct. 19. a The singular and plural use of possessive terms is correct. 20. a The semi-colon is unnecessary. Proper use is displayed in the single point being conveyed. 21. b Dividing city and states in a group or thought, require a semi-colon to separate. 22. a A colon is not necessary in the example. The desire is properly displayed without any pause 23. b There is no need for the pauses or commas to interrupt the thought, as it is clear in the format written. 24. b The comma is needed to separate two separate thoughts COM 140 or sentences. 25. With the conjunction “and” to separate the thoughts, the comma is not needed. COM 140...
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