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September 2, 2014

Homework Help: English

Posted by christopher on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 2:16pm.

1.Having studied small engine repair in night school, fixing the lawn mower was easy.
misplaced modifier
dangling modifier
faulty predication
incomplete comparison



Question 2
When I asked for a submarine, the convenience store clerk said he didn't have kits for making model ships with a confused look.
misplaced modifier
dangling modifier
faulty predication
incomplete comparison



Question 3 I always think linen napkins are nicer.
midplaced modifier
dangling modifierfa
faulty predication
incomplete comparison



Question 4
The reason she is not here is because she is ill.
misplaced modifier
dangling modifier
faulty predication
incomplete comparison



Question 5
The wind was howling and blowing a hundred miles an hour when suddenly there is a big crash, and a tree falls into Rocky's living room. The sentence shifts in
person
tense
discourse
voice and subject



Question 6
The bulldozer clanked into the woods and the ground was disturbed. This sentence shifts in
number
mood
voice and subject
discourse



Question 7
Some used car salesmen twist the truth. Be careful when you talk to them. This sentence shifts in
mood
voice and subject
person
number



Question 8
If one smokes cigarettes, you run the risk of getting lung cancer.
number
mood
tense
person



Question 9
Anyone who rides a bicycle every day will discover that they develop some muscles not developed by jogging. This sentence shifts in
person
number
mood
discourse



Question 10
The person sat down at the counter and asked did we have any scruples. This sentence shifts in
mood
discourse
tense
voice and subject



Question 11
He brought home a new car - large, fire-engine red, fast, and which he could not afford.
unclear pronoun reference
lack of parallelism
mixed metaphor
simile



Question 12
He wrote a hot check. The word hot is used
poorly
clearly
connotatively
denotatively



Question 13
Hot flames poured out of the grill. The word hot is used
poorly
clearly
connotatively
denotatively



Question 14
Have you booted the disk? The word booted is
jargon
sexist language
euphemism
regional




Question 15
When is the blessed event supposed to take place? Blessed event is
jargon
sexist language
euphemism
colloquial



Question 16
The male nurse left the room. Male nurse is
jargon
sexist language
euphemism
colloquial



Question 17 Mortality weighs heavily upon me like an unwilling sleep. Samuel Johnson
metaphor
simile
personification
hyperbole



Question 18
He flunked the chemistry test. Flunked is
jargon
sexist language
euphemism
colloquial



Question 19
But time did beckon to the flowers. Herbert
metaphor
simile
personification
hyperbole



Question 20
Here the once embattled farmers stood and fired the shot heard round the world.
metaphor
simile
personification
hyperbole



Question 21
Select the most effective sentence.
Baxter worried about his English exam when he thought about it.
Baxter felt a pang of existential anxiety when he comtemplated his English exam.
When Baxter thought of his English test, he freaked out.
Thinking about the English exam, worry came over Baxter.



Question 22
Identify the type of organization used in the following sentence: I went to the buffet six times, and I still saved room for dessert.
subordination
coordination
religious
secular



Question 23
Identify the type of organization in the following sentence: Since I was hungry again in an hour, I went to Whataburger.
secular
religious
subordination
coordination



Question 24
I am ____ distraught over my horrible love life ____ commiserate with you over yours.
to, too
to, to
too, to
too, too



Question 25
I wonder ____ jacket this is. Does it belong to Jennie, ____ absent today?
whose, whose
who's, who's
who's, whose
whose, who's

my answers

1.B
2.B
3.B
4.B
5.D
6.C
7.C
8.C
9.D
10.B
11.C
12.A
13.B
14.A
15.D
16.B
17.A
18.D
19.A
20.A
21.A
22.B
23.C
24.C
25.D

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