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Homework Help: College English

Posted by Corey on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 3:20am.

I submitted this yesterday and Ms. Sue thought I did well (except 7,11) but I still managed to get 4 wrong - and my mind is a mess trying to figure out where I went wrong! Please help - my mid is coming!

>> represents my chosen answer.

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

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

3. I always think linen napkins are nicer.

midplaced modifier
dangling modifierfa
faulty predication
>>incomplete comparison

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

15. When is the blessed event supposed to take place? Blessed event is

jargon
sexist language
>>euphemism
colloquial

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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


24. I am ____ distraught over my horrible love life ____ commiserate with you over yours.

to, too
to, to
>>too, to
too, too





College English - Ms. Sue, Monday, September 6, 2010 at 12:34pm
They all look good, except 7 and 11.

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