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English questions. 1) The chairman said, "Gentlemen may I ask to have the meeting postponed?" a) correctly punctuated b) change ? to . c) move ?

English questions.


1) The chairman said, “Gentlemen may I ask to have the meeting postponed?”
a) correctly punctuated
b) change ? to .
c) move ? outside “
d) add , after GENTLEMEN and change ? to .
e) add , after GENTLEMEN

2) First talk with Mr. Johnson, then make an appointment with his supervisor.
a) remove , after JOHNSON
b) change , after JOHNSON to ;
c) add , after FIRST and after THEN
d) add , after THEN
e) correctly punctuated

3) The case against the Dallas based-company was handled in Seattle.
a) correctly punctuated
b) add-after DALLAS and BASED
c) add-after DALLAS and , after COMPANY
d) add-after DALLAS
e) add , after COMPANY

4) Ms. Blake asked me whether I would attend the conference?
a) correctly punctuated
b) add “ after ME and CONFERENCE
c) add , after BLAKE
d) add , after ME
e) change ? to .

5) The article entitled, “Bug Off” is in the March issue of CAMPER’S GUIDE.
a) add , after OF
b) add underline below CAMPER’S GUIDE
c) remove , after ENTITLED and write CAMPER’S GUIDE in italics instead of all
caps.
d) remove , after ENTITLED
e) add , after OFF

6) Door to door peddling isnt one of your high status jobs.
a) HIGH-STATUS
b) DOOR-TO-DOOR, ISN’T, and HIGH-STATUS
c) DOOR-TO-DOOR, ISN’T and HIGH-STATUS and add , after PEDDLING
d) DOOR-TO-DOOR and ISN’T
e) correctly punctuated

7) Alexander Smith, who lives in Toronto will be writing the screenplay for us.
a) change , to ;
b) add , after SCREENPLAY
c) add , after TORONTO
d) remove , after SMITH
e) correctly punctuated

8) The Joneses’ factories’ are all over the world.
a) remove ‘ from FACTORIES’
b) change FACTORIES’ to FACTORY’S
c) remove ‘ from JONESES’
d) change JONESES’ to JONES’
e) correctly punctuated

9) Have you read the article entitled, “Increase Your Vocabulary?”
a) remove , after ENTITLED and move ? to after “
b) remove , after ENTITLED
c) move ? to after “
d) add underline below title of article
e) correctly punctuated

10) Well, just what would you do, Cheryl, if the situation were reversed?
a) remove , after WELL
b) remove , before CHERYL
c) replace , after CHERYL with ;
d) remove , before CHERYL and after WELL
e) correctly punctuated

11) A first class employee is: dependable, loyal, and efficient.
a) remove : and add - after FIRST
b) add - after FIRST
c) correctly punctuated
d) replace : with ,
e) remove :

12) Since I no longer maintain an office downtown for working on this kind of project.
a) properly constructed sentence
b) misplaced part
c) dangler
d) fragment
e) run-on

13) Before leaving for the day, this work should be finished.
a) properly constructed sentence
b) dangler
c) comma splice
d) misplaced part
e) fragment

14) Noah Webster supported himself through sales of his spelling book over 100 million
copies of the book were sold.
a) properly constructed sentence
b) dangler
c) run-on
d) misplaced part
e) choppy

15) To feel really good, you should get enough sleep.
a) properly constructed sentence
b) comma splice
c) unclear pronoun
d) dangler
e) lacks parallel parts

16) Arriving at the circus early, seats could be selected near the center ring.
a) properly constructed sentence
b) dangler
c) comma splice
d) misplaced part
e) lacks parallel parts

17) The manager told you to call today, but he left about an hour ago.
a) both clauses are active
b) both clauses are passive
c) first clause active; second clause passive
d) first clause passive; second clause active

18) Which of the following is not considered a transitional expression?
a) because
b) therefore
c) however
d) for example

19) Which of the following does NOT express parallel ideas?
a) Sam was tall, dark, and had a friendly personality.
b) Sam was tall, dark, and friendly.

20) It is absolutely essential that each and every package be square in shape. The preced-
ing sentence is an example of business writing that is
a) too informal
b) positive
c) negative
d) too formal
e) redundant

21) Which is an example of the writing style of modern business letters?
a) This company sincerely regrets...
b) Appreciating your patronage, we remain...
c) If I can be of service, kindly advise...
d) We’re sorry about the mistake...

22) Which is the best title for the opening of a slide show about Mexico?
a) What is Mexico Like
b) Learn About Mexico
c) Explore Mexico
d) Find Out about Mexico

23) A printed letter is also known as a
a) soft copy
b) soft letter
c) hard letter
d) hard copy

24) A local retailer denied Terry Wilson a credit card and she is writing a letter of inquiry.
Which of the following salutations is appropriate?
a) Dear Madam
b) Dear Credit Manager
c) To Whom It May Concern
d) Dear Sir

25) The body of a business letter is followed by the
a) date
b) complimentary close
c) salutation
d) inside address
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1) The chairman said, “Gentlemen may I ask to have the meeting postponed?”
a) correctly punctuated
b) change ? to .
c) move ? outside “
d) add , after GENTLEMEN and change ? to .
e) add ,...

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