Chapter 17 - Chapter 17 Correctness of Communication...

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Chapter 17 Correctness of Communication True/False Questions 1. It's is the possessive for of it. Answer: False Page: 505 Difficulty: Medium Rationale: It is the contraction meaning "it is" (Apos 2). Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 2. Words inserted by the author within a quotation are set off in brackets. Answer: True Page: 505 Difficulty: Hard Rationale: This is a legitimate use of brackets. (Bkts) Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 3. A semicolon is the mark used to introduce a formal quotation. Answer: False Page: 505 Difficulty: Medium Rationale: The colon is used for this purpose. (Cln 1) Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 4. The following use of the colon is proper. "The cities studied were: San Diego, Cincinnati, Austin, Tampa." Answer: False Page: 506 Difficulty: Hard Rationale: The colon is not used when the thought of the sentence should continue without interruption. (Cln 2) Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 5. Commas are the appropriate punctuation marks at the X's in this sentence. "This is a safe X effective X and fast technique." Answer: True Page: 507 Difficulty: Easy Rationale: Commas separate coordinate adjectives in series. (Cma 2-2) Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 6. "The employee, who won the contest, is Casey Webster." is correctly punctuated. Answer: False Page: 507 Difficulty: Medium Rationale: The words set off by commas clearly are restrictive. No commas are needed. (Cma 3) Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 232
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Chapter 17 Correctness of Communication 7. Parenthetic words such as therefore , however , and in fact are appropriately set off in parentheses. Answer: True Page: 508 Difficulty: Medium Rationale: They are set off with commas. (Cma 4-3) Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 8. Subordinate clauses that come before the main clause are set apart by commas. Answer: True Page: 508 Difficulty: Medium Rationale: See Cma 5-1. Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 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." Answer: True Page: 509 Difficulty: Easy Rationale: This punctuation would be unnecessary. Commas are not needed between subject and verb. (Cma 6-1) Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 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." Answer: False Page: 514 Difficulty: Easy Rationale: The semicolon is used between coordinate units only. Here we have a dependent and an independent clause. (SC 4) Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1 11. Two independent clauses joined by an and may be separated by a semicolon. Answer: True
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