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Homework Help: Business and Administrative Communications

Posted by Jay on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 3:54pm.

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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