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Student ID: 22211066 Exam: 250396RR - Revising and Editing When you have completed your exam and reviewed your answers, click Submit Exam . Answers will not be recorded until you hit Submit Exam . If you need to exit before completing the exam, click Cancel Exam . Questions 1 to 20: Select the best answer to each question. Note that a question and its answers may be split across a page break, so be sure that you have seen the entire question and all the answers before choosing an answer. 1. Compound sentences are made up of _______ independent clause(s) and no dependent clauses. A. no more than one B. at least three C. no D. two or more 2. What is the sequence of components in the following sentence? Listless and depressed by vistas of snow and gray skies, Dieter left the cabin and walked toward the frozen pond. A. Modifier, subject, modifier, verb B. Subject, verb, modifier C. Modifier, subject, verb D. Subject, modifier, verb 3. Which of the following sentences shows an example of parallel verbs? A. Once the game was over, Jim had to be running home and eat dinner. B. Once the game was over, Jim had to run home and eat dinner. C. Once the game was over, Jim had to run home in order to eat his dinner. D. Once the game was over, Jim had to run home and dinner was ready. 4. A judicial decision handed down in court uses the _______ level of diction. A. informal B. popular C. formal D. colloquial 5. Which of the following is a simple sentence? A. When I realized I was too late, I called David's cell phone and made arrangements to meet them in town. B. I got to the airport late because the traffic was so terrible. C. Karen and David arrived at the airport at 3:35 P.M. and took a taxi to their hotel. D. I went to the airport, but I was too late to meet them.
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6. What is the purpose of varying the order of subjects, verbs, and modifiers in different sentences within a paragraph? A. To supply background detail for readers unfamiliar with a topic B. To support the topic sentence C. To indicate emphasis where it's needed D. To provide necessary evidence to support a thesis 7. Choosing a good reviewer for your writing means finding someone who A. will concentrate on your ideas and how well you support them. B. is a close friend and will give you a positive review. C. knows everything about writing and will find every mistake. D. concentrates on correcting your spelling and grammar errors. 8. Which of the following figures of speech uses words such as like or as to make a direct comparison between to dissimilar things? A. Simile B. Personification C. Metaphor D. Cliché 9. Balancing a sentence through using words or phrases that have the same grammatical structure is known as A. parallelism. B. correlation. C. compound sentencing. D. subject-verb agreement. 10. Which of the following is a complex sentence? A. identity theft is a growing problem, especially among seniors. B. Jim tried to watch a video on a device connected to a crowded wireless network; as a result, the video stuttered and froze. C. We didn't have enough potatoes for dinner, so we served rice instead. D. After Henry submitted his essay, he realized that he hadn't proofread the last page. 11. In the process of revision, your main objective should be to A. clarify your ideas. B. demonstrate correct grammar. C. explain your essay's purposes. D. establish proper tone. 12. In order to demonstrate that one idea is less important than another, which type of sentence will Bernice use? A. Simple B. Complex
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