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I am just not sure about these questions. Any help is greatly appreciated.

1: Identify the sentence with correct subject-verb agreement.
A: Although the trend is shifting, careers in science and technology continue to attract predominately men.
B: Although the trend is shifting, careers in science and technology continues to attract predominately men.
C: Neither of the two women who responded to my personal ad seem like a suitable match for my, outgoing, athletic nature.
D: Neither of the two women who responded to my personal ad look like a suitable match for my outgoing, athletic nature.

MY ANSWER: A

2: Identify the sentence with correct subject-verb agreement.
A: Dental veneers made of porcelain or plastic can covers chipped, stained, or crooked teeth.
B: Dental veneers made of porcelain or plastic can hides chipped, stained, or crooked teeth.
C: One of the athletes in the weightlifting competition was disqualified for using an anabolic steroid.
D: One of the athletes in the weightlifting competition were disqualified for using an anabolic steroid.

MY ANSWER: C

3: Identify the sentence with correct pronoun agreement.
A: I know who parks his car illegally in the stall reserved for the provost.
B: I know whom parks his car illegally in the stall reserved for the provost.
C: Everyone at the building permit office wanted their application to be processed within a few working days.
D: Everyone at the building permit office wanted their applications to be processed within a few working days.

MY ANSWER: C

4: Identify the sentence with correct adjective or adverb.
A: Dorie is the short person in the room, standing at just five feet tall.
B: My mother has five children, and I am the oldest.
C: Habanero chilies are more hotter then jalapeno peppers.
D: Although Ralph’s panic attacks were bad, his neuroses were worst.

MY ANSWER: C

5: Identify the sentence with correct adjective or adverb
A: I have little to offer, but you have lesser.
B: If Dennis were least obnoxious, potential clients might find him more approachable.
C: I need a haircut badly.
D: The summer solstice is the most longest day of the year.

MY ANSWER: C

6: Indicate whether the underlined words or groups of words need capital or lower case letters by selecting the best choice. If an underlined section is correct, select “No change.”
A: “don’t say a word.”
B: “Don’t Say A Word.”
C: “Don’t Say a Word.”
D: No change.

MY ANSWER: A

7: Identify the sentence that uses numbers and abbreviations correctly.
A: My professor assigned 5 homework problems.
B: One tbsp. equals fifteen milliliters.
C: 20 horses are in the field.
D: The main cave at Lascaux is called the Great Hall of Bulls: e.g., it has a picture of bulls and horses in many colors.

MY ANSWER: B

8: Identify the sentence that uses numbers and abbreviations correctly
A: 26 people posted messages to my blog in just thirty-three minutes.
B: I learned in anatomy class that the adult human body contains 206 bones, and over 20 of them are located in the hand alone.
C: To avoid traffic, Kenneth leaves home at 5 o’clock each weekday morning.
D: Mehrun and Jimmy will meet us at the basketball court by three-thirty.

MY ANSWER: B

9: Identify the sentence that contains the correct form (the contraction or the possessive word).
A: All of the stylists stations at the hair salon are furnished with posh leather chairs.
B: All of the stylists’ stations at the hair salon are furnished with posh leather chairs.
C: All of the stylist’s stations at the hair salon are furnished with posh leather chairs.
D: All of the stylist stations at the hair salon are furnished with posh leather chairs.

MY ANSWER: C

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    3, 4, 8, 9 -- all incorrect; please re-think.

    6 - hard to say. What is underlined?

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    I forgot the rest of the question on Num. 6.

    "Hush little baby," my grandfather would often whisper softly to me, "Don't say a word." ("Don't say a word." is underlined) thank you.

    I'm still thinking on the others.

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    Ok, here is my corrected answers.

    #3: A
    #4: A
    #8: D
    #9: B

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    6 - yes, A is correct.

    Your corrections for 3, 4, and 9 are good.

    Your original choice for 8 is correct. Sorry, I was misreading it.

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    Thank you so much. I greatly appreciate it.

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    You're welcome.

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    Just wanted to say thank you very much for your help to Writeacher. I made a 95 on my test. Thanks again.

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    Identify the complete sentence that is correctly punctuated.

    a. Most people support the sex offender registry, I worry that this information will promote discrimation.

    b. Most people support the sex offender registry; and I worry that this information will promote discrimation.

    Most people support the sex offender registry; this information will promote discrimation.

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