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Question 1 The reason many students fail exams is because they do not study.

Question 1
  1. The reason many students fail exams is because they do not study.
    incomplete comparison

    lack of parallelism

    faulty predication
    dangling modifier

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Question 2
  1. Scuba diving is where you swim and breathe underwater.
    dangling modifier
    lack of parallelism
    incomplete comparison
    faulty predication

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Question 3
  1. When I was younger, my dad shot a rat in his pajamas.
    misplaced modifier
    dangling modifier
    faulty predication
    incomplete comparison

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Question 4
  1. Walmart is a good store because it offers good service, low prices, and provides a good variety of products.
    misplaced modifier
    lack of parallelism
    faulty predication
    incomplete comparison

1 points   


Question 5
  1. In many ways, math is more difficult.
    dangling modifier
    incomplete comparison
    misplaced modifier
    faulty predication

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Question 6
  1. For her brother's Christmas present, Marisa bought a pocket organizer from a computer store that runs on a watch battery.
    misplaced modifier
    dangling modifier
    faulty predication
    incomplete comparison

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Question 7
  1. Mrs. Johnson's cat was ancient, disgustingly spoiled, and had an injured leg.
    misplaced modifier
    lack of parallelism
    faulty predication
    incomplete comparison

1 points   


Question 8
  1. Watching him run around the edge, the running back's speed amazed me.
    misplaced modifier
    dangling modifier
    faulty predication
    incomplete comparison

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Question 9
  1. She could recall the movie she saw with her eyes closed.
    dangling modifier
    faulty predication
    misplaced modifier
    incomplete comparison

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Question 10
  1. The reason some students make bad grades in English is because of comma splices and fused sentences.
    dangling modifier
    incomplete comparison
    faulty predication

    lack of parallelism

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Question 11
  1. After finishing the housework, my cat was groomed and brushed.
    misplaced modifier
    dangling modifier
    faulty predication
    incomplete comparison

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Question 12
  1. After driving four hours, the baseball game was rained out.
    incomplete comparison
    faulty predication
    dangling modifier
    misplaced modifier

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Question 13
  1. The book I read believes that the government's debt can be repaired without forcing other countries to pay back their loans.
    misplaced modifier
    dangling modifier
    lack of parallelism
    faulty predication

1 points   


Question 14
  1. The other gymnast's score was not nearly as impressive.
    dangling modifier
    faulty predication
    lack of parallelism
    incomplete comparison

1 points   


Question 15
  1. Denise's mother put the wedding dress away for her daughter wrapped in tissue paper.
    misplaced modifier
    dangling modifier
    faulty predication
    incomplete comparison

1 points   


Question 16
  1. Everybody should learn to scuba dive and explore a coral reef at least once in their life.
    voice/subject
    number
    mood

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Question 17
  1. The quarterback threw the ball, and the fans were impressed.
    voice/subject
    number
    mood

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Question 18
  1. Does everybody have their essay ready?
    voice/subject
    number
    mood

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Question 19
  1. Do not add sugar to the crust, and the oven should not be turned up so hot.
    voice/subject
    number
    mood

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Question 20
  1. School can be a stressful experience for some people; take lots of deep breaths.

    voice/subject
    number
    mood

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Question 21
  1. Dinner is the most relaxing meal of the day; eat at home with your family.
    voice/subject
    number
    mood

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Question 22
  1. Legolas shot many arrows into the swarm of goblins, and many of them were destroyed that day.
    voice/subject
    number
    mood

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Question 23
  1. Even though students protested, the cost of tuition was increased.
    voice/subject
    number
    mood

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Question 24
  1. India loses few people in traffic accidents. Unfortunately, ten thousand people a year died of cobra bites.
    person
    discourse
    tense

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Question 25
  1. I like to have an extra pencil at school because you never know who might need to borrow one.
    person
    discourse
    tense

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Question 26
  1. I had a fear of sharks, so I go to the dive master for help dealing with my anxiety.
    person
    discourse
    tense

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Question 27
  1. The dive master said I could go see the beautiful coral reef, but do you really want to dive seventy-five feet?

    person

    discourse

    tense

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Question 28
  1. When a detective arrives at a crime scene, you start to look for clues.
    person
    discourse
    tense

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Question 29
  1. Tom asked Marie, the cashier, could he return the CD?
    person
    discourse
    tense

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Question 30
  1. When a writer plans an essay, you brainstorm your ideas first.
    person
    discourse
    tense

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Question 31
  1. I filed my tax returns on April 15, and they are on time.
    person
    discourse
    tense

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Question 32
  1. I have to hold my _____ when I swim underwater.
    breath
    breathe

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Question 33
  1. After the light went out, he drove slowly _____ the house.
    passed
    past

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Question 34
  1. Nancy eventually said _____ to Tom because her heart belonged to Frank.
    know
    no

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Question 35
  1. I had _____ left the party when my best friend got there.
    already
    all ready

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Question 36
  1. The doctor was too busy to see any new _____.
    patients
    patience

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Question 37
  1. I am concerned about how my test grade will _____ my grade in the course.
    affect
    effect
    infect

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Question 38
  1. Make sure you _____ your sources correctly.
    sight
    site
    cite

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Question 39
  1. Even though the thought of living forever with Tom appealed to her, Nancy was nervous about moving across the country _____.
    two
    to
    too

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Question 40
  1. How will my absence _____ my grade?
    affect
    effect

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Question 41
  1. Thank you for my gift; unfortunately, I cannot _____ it.
    accept
    except

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Question 42
  1. To enroll in defensive driving, all students must bring _____ tuition.
    they're
    there
    their

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Question 43
  1. The student handed in his work early because he did not want to _____ it.
    loss
    loose
    lose

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Question 44
  1. While reading the article, I _____ that there would be a tax increase this year.
    implied
    inferred

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Question 45
  1. Aragorn hacked his way _____ the sea of orcs and goblins.

    threw

    thorough

    through

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Question 46
  1. He would not _____ the advice from his friends.
    accept
    except

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Question 47
  1. The girl stormed away angrily after the boy made the _____ remark about her hair.

    sensible

    snide

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Question 48
  1. Hunting dogs track game by _____.
    odor
    scent

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Question 49
  1. John stated that he was _____ to go.
    all ready
    already

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Question 50
  1. If you _____ that you will get a summer job, your father will expect you to do so.
    imply
    infer

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Question 51
  1. Sam has made _____ progress on his public speaking.
    substantial
    fabulous

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Question 52
  1. The members of that family spend a great deal of time together and always get along _____.
    harmoniously
    harmlessly
    harmfully

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Question 53
  1. The lady lawyer argued the case convincingly.
    sexist
    jargon
    slang
    cliche

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Question 54
  1. Soldiers must wear BDU's when riding the HUMVEE.
    euphemism
    jargon
    sexist
    slang

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Question 55
  1. She gave up the ghost shortly after her husband kicked the bucket.

    sexist

    euphemism

    jargon

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Question 56
  1. Susan said the marinated meat was as tender as a mother's love.
    sexist
    cliche
    euphemism
    jargon

1 points   


Question 57
  1. Psychological studies have shown that positive reinforcement works much better than negative reinforcement in training children to perform appropriate behaviors.
    jargon
    slang
    cliche
    euphemism

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Question 58
  1. That movie was the bomb!
    slang
    jargon
    sexist
    cliche

1 points   


Question 59
  1. Although Gondor was completely surrounded by thousands of goblins and orcs, Gandalf had hope that Aragorn and the Army of the Dead would come to his aid.

    coordination

    subordination

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Question 60
  1. Other people were leaving the theater, but my friend stayed for the entire movie.
    coordination
    subordination

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Question 61
  1. Loud music affects people's hearing permanently, so some bands have reduced the volume of their performances.
    coordination
    subordination

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Question 62
  1. Although his uniform was wrinkled and torn, John wore it to work.
    coordination
    subordination

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Question 63
  1. Because it is so hot today, nobody wants to work.
    coordination
    subordination

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Question 64
  1. There were well known actors in the movie, but none of them gave a good performance.
    coordination
    subordination

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Question 65
  1. He wanted to clock in at work, but his supervisor would not let him.
    coordination
    subordination

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Question 66
  1. John stubbed out my love like a cigarette.

    hyperbole
    metaphor
    personification
    simile

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Question 67
  1. The tree groaned in the wind.
    hyperbole
    metaphor
    personification
    simile

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Question 68
  1. Susan is as lovely as the dawn.
    hyperbole
    metaphor
    personification
    simile

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Question 69
  1. My usually kind professor is a tiger when he is angry.
    hyperbole
    metaphor
    personification
    simile

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Question 70
  1. The soup was as thick as molasses.
    hyperbole
    metaphor
    personification
    simile

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Question 71
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    The library is my favorite refuge.
    For a really good place to go, I like the library for its quiet and peace.
    When I need to find a place that is quiet for somewhere to go, I think the library is the best place.

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Question 72
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    The exam was of a dificult nature.
    The exam was difficult.
    Difficult just does not describe that exam; it was hard.

1 points   


Question 73
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    Lucas has a tendency to sleep through the alarm, and that fact is the reason he is just about always late for class.
    Lucas has a tendency to be late for class due to the fact that he sleeps through his alarm.
    Lucas often sleeps through his alarm and then is late to class.

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Question 74
  1. Select the most effective sentence.

    Frederic March became the only performer ever to win an Oscar for a horror film.
    Frederic March, the only performer to ever win an Oscar for a film of horror, won in that category.
    Frederic March won only an Oscar for the type of film called a horror film.

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Question 75
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    At this point in time, I have ten more classes before I graduate.
    As a matter of fact, I am due to graduate when I take ten more classes.
    I need ten more classes before I graduate.

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Question 76
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    There were no female actresses until the seventeenth century.
    There were no actresses until the seventeenth century.
    There was not any such thing as female actresses until the seventeenth century.

1 points   


Question 77
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    Because of a special exhibit, the museum will stay open until 10:00 P. M.
    Because of a special exhibit, the museum will stay open until 10:00 P. M. at night.
    Due to the fact that a special exhibit is scheduled, the museum will stay open until 10:00 P. M.

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Question 78
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    The building was tall.
    The building was tall in height.
    The building was high and tall.

1 points   


Question 79
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    As a matter of fact, statistics show that many marriages end in divorce.
    Factually speaking statistics reveal that many marriages come to closure in the form of divorce.
    Statistics show that many marriages end in divorce.

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Question 80
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    The model was slender and tall.
    The model was slender and tall in height.
    The model was thin and slender and also tall in height.

1 points   


Question 81
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    Made of canvas, the sailboat had lost its sail in the driving rain and wind during the storm.
    The boat lost its canvas sail in the storm's driving rain and wind.
    The boat lost its sail, which was made of canvas, during the driving rain and wind of the storm.

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Question 82
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    The most dire problem facing many students today is in direct relation to their lack of work ethic.
    The greatest obstacle many students experience today is the fact that they do not have a strong work ethic.
    The greatest problem of today's students is they have no work ethic.

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Question 83
  1. Select the most effective sentence.

    After she won the lottery, Lorraine received a check for only one dollar because the bank's computer had malfunctioned.
    After whe won the lottery, Lorraine only received a check for one dollar due to the fact the bank's computer had malfunctioned.
    After she won the lottery, a check for one dollar arrived at her house. The bank's computer had messed up big time.

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Question 84
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    Some people come from Killeen, and some come from Belton, and some come from Topsey, Pidcoke, and Temple to enjoy the activities at Rabbit Fest in Copperas Cove.
    People come from all over Central Texas to enjoy Rabbit Fest.
    Rabbit Fest is enjoyed by people who come from all over the place, including Topsey, Pidcoke, Kempner, Lampasas, Killeen, Fort Hood, Belton, Temple, Salado, Ding Dong, Rumley, Waco, and maybe even Austin.

1 points   


Question 85
  1. Select the most effective sentence.

    The team has a tendency to lose home games.
    The team often loses home games.
    Having a tendency to lose home games is the team's habit.

1 points   


Question 86
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    Bill's brother said he would turn down the radio so he could study.
    Bill's brother, Ed, offered to turn down the radio so that Bill could study.
    So that he could study, Bill's brother offered to turn the radio down.

1 points   


Question 87
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    Love and marriage go together.
    Love and being married go together.
    Being in love and being married go together.

1 points   


Question 88
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    Elizabeth has really high grades, and that makes her the valedictorian of her class.
    Because she made a lot of A's and hardly any B's, Elizabeth is the valedictorian of her class.
    Elizabeth is the valedictorian of her class.

1 points   


Question 89
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    In light of the fact thast the rainfall was so heavy, we may have flooding.

    Because of the heavy rainfall, flooding may have to occur.

    Because of the heavy rainfall, we may have flooding.

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Question 90
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    Forgetting her purse as she hurried to get to work, she found herself stopped by the police without her driver's license.
    Forgetting her purse as she hurried to get to work, she found herself without her driver's license when she was stopped by the police.
    Having forgotten her purse containing her driver's license, the police stopped her on her way to work.

1 points   


Question 91
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    I have been a scuba diver for ten years.
    I have been scuba diving for a period of ten years.
    Scuba diving has had me as a participant for ten years.

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Question 92
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    I had a slice of an Italian comestible for my twelve o'clock repast.
    I had a slice of Italian pizza for my noontime repast.
    I had a slice of pizza for lunch.

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Question 93
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    The deadly bubonic plague was in Europe's population, killing one third of the Asians.
    The bubonic plague, originating in Asia, killed one third of Europe's population of people, in the fourteenth century.
    The bubonic plague, originating in Asia, killed one third of Europe's population in the fourteenth century.

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Question 94
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    The manager made the decision to hire six new people who have applied for the job after she went through the process of interviewing them.
    The manager decided to hire six new applicants after processing and interviewing them.
    After conducting interviews, the manager decided to hire six people.

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Question 95
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    Socializing can negatively affect a student's studies.
    The ability of a student to study is affected by that student's social life.
    Socializing can have a really bad impact on the studying ability of a student.

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Question 96
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    Although she was in the family way, she continued to fulfill her responsibilities at home and at work.
    Although she was pregnant, she continued in the fulfillment of her familial and employment duties.
    Although she was pregnant, she continued to fulfill her responsibilities at home and at work.

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Question 97
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    Mandatory attendance in class is required.

    It is required that students attend class.

    Attendance is mandatory.

1 points   


Question 98
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    As a matter of fact, research shows that most nurses have a bachelor's degree.
    Factually speaking, research shows that most nurses have a bachelor's degree.
    Research shows that most nurses have a bachelor's degree.

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Question 99
  1. Select the most effective sentence.
    Although he was totally exhausted, he continued to study for his test because he was so tired.
    Although he was tired, he continued to study for his test.
    Although he was tired, the fact is that he continued with his work in studying for his test.

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Question 100
  1. Select the most effective sentence.

    The best Dracula movies are not gruesome.
    The best Dracula movies are not of a gruesome nature.
    Dracula movies are said not to be gruesome.


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