10 th Grade English Semester 2 Exam Study Guide Directions: This is meant to be a GUIDE. These are NOT the questions that are on the exam but are examples of the KINDS of questions you will find on the exam; however, the passages included in this guide are on the exam, so read them and become familiar with what they discuss. Suggestion: Print this out and highlight important parts. Look up words you don’t know and attempt to answer them on your own without looking at the key. The answer key is at the end. Grammar-Based Questions 1. Which sentence contains a dangling modifier? A.When a tornado is near, people realize the importance of having a storm shelter.B.The lights in the mansion turned off as we passed by the front gate.C.If a student does not know the meaning of a word, a dictionary can be useful.D.Having seen the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon is impressive. 2. Which sentence contains a misplaced modifier? 3. Select the sentence that is correctly punctuated. 4. What is the meaning of the word curriculumin this sentence?
My teacher would like to incorporate soft skills into her curriculum and has asked the board of education for approval. Read the passage. APA Stylistics: Avoiding Bias Avoid Gendered Pronouns When writing, it is important that gender differences are clear and obvious. However, you should not use gender terms unnecessarily. For example, writers should not use “he,” “his” or “men” as generic terms that apply to both sexes. The style guide does not recommend replacing “he” with “he or she,” “she or he,” “he/she." Alternating between the two are inappropriate and may distract the reader from the main idea of the text. In addition, the reader may think of a specific gender in which the writer may not have intended. To avoid bias of using gendered pronouns: Use plural nouns or plural pronouns—for the opportunity to use "they" or "their" Use an article rather than a pronoun—instead of “his” use “the” Eliminate the pronoun—Omitting “his” is fine for many sentences. Replace the pronoun with a noun such as “child” “person”, “physician,” “researcher,” etc.
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