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QUESTION 1 Choose the best explanation of what is wrong in the...

QUESTION 1

Choose the best explanation of what is wrong in the sentence structure: 

in 1972 the mummy of a Chinese aristocrat discovered in an ancient tomb.

a.fused sentence

b.fragment: no subject

c.fragment: no verb


QUESTION 2

Explain which sentence in the pair fits the pattern described: 

Two main clauses

a.Mordecai Richler was a famous Canadian novelist; he was a Montrealer.

b.The result is that he set most of his stories in Montreal.

  

QUESTION 3

Choose the best explanation of what is wrong in the sentence structure: 

In Northern Europe, people killed as sacrifices were placed in sphagnum bogs. Because, like the Peruvian mountaintops, sphagnum moss preserved bodies.

a.fragment: no subject

b.fragment: no verb

c.fragment: subordinate clause

  

QUESTION 4

Explain which sentence in the pair fits the pattern described: 

A main clause and a subordinate clause

a.His stories amazed his countrymen, who found them hard to believe.

b.Ever since then, people have debated the truth of these stories; some are bizarre.

  

QUESTION 5

Pick the correctly constructed sentence:

a.James should try to catch a marlin; then he could really boast.

b.The reason being that marlins are bigger than sharks.


QUESTION 6

Choose the best explanation for what is wrong in the sentence structure: 

Researchers unwrapping the mummy carefully preserved in an ancient tomb.

a.fused sentence

b.fragment: no subject

c.fragment: no verb


QUESTION 7

Choose the best explanation of what is wrong in the sentence structure: 

Police and military forces use robots. Because, among other things, they can disarm explosives without endangering human life.

a.fragment: no verb

b.fragment: no subject

c.fragment: subordinate clause


QUESTION 8

Pick the correctly constructed sentence:

a.James is unreliable he may or may not turn up when he makes a date with us.

b.Even when he does turn up, he is often very late.


QUESTION 9

Choose the best explanation for what is wrong in the sentence structure: 

Because she had to leave before the coach turned back into a pumpkin.

a.fused sentence

b.fragment: subordinate clause

c.fragment: no verb

  

QUESTION 10

Pick the correctly constructed sentence:

a.Stories that are hard to believe are called tall tales.

b.Fishermen sometimes tell tall tales they exaggerate the size of the fish they caught.

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