IS 301: GEM Diagnostic Exam
Spring 2013 Form A
Your Name _ Test # _
Grammar: In the space provided, write the letter indicating the word that correctly completes each sentence.
Choose only one answer for each question.
Each employee will receive (a)
Sentence Structure (Guides 1 3 and 15)
If needed, correct the following sentences. The guide is shown in parentheses following
1. Since Kelly became a supervisor. She has worked extra hours. (1)
2. When I study for a test or when I am up lat
For each of the following sentences, select one letter to identify faults in
(a) Commas or semicolons
(b) Punctuation other than commas or semicolons (including colons, hyphens, question marks and
(c) Number expression (word or figure form)
Pronouns (Guides 9 - 14)
Correct the following sentences. The guide is shown in parentheses following the
1. Susan, Patricia, and myself went to the party. (9 / 12)
2. We were glad to see that Marci and her were there. (9)
3. Tom was thankful th
Weak Sentences: Select one of the following letters to identify problems that weaken the
sentence or confuse the reader.
Use of passive instead of active voice.
Lack or parallel structure.
Dangling or misplaced modifi