College English

posted by .

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.

  • College English -

    9 actually has errors in both person and number.

    10 - incorrect; I'd say voice and subject

    12 - I'd say connotatively
    http://www.answers.com/connotative

    13 - I'd say denotatively
    http://www.answers.com/denotative

    21 - I'd choose the first one; the second one is stilted and awful!

    All the rest seem correct to me.

  • College English -

    1. DM
    2. MM
    3. IC
    4. FP
    5. Tense
    6. V&S
    7. Person
    8. Person
    9. #
    10. Discourse
    11. Lack of para
    12. Conn
    13. Deno
    14. Jargon
    15. Coll
    16. Sex
    17. Simile
    18. Coll
    19. Personif
    20. hyperbole
    21. baxter worried
    22. coordina
    23. subordin
    24. too/to
    25. whose/who's

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. algebra

    Solve for s in this equation. Depreciation. D=C-s/n This is my answer D-C=C-s/n-c D-C=-s/n -n(D-C)=-s/n*(-n) -nD+nC=s s=n(C-D) Please chack to see if this is correct Looks fine to me. A slightly shorter (by 2 lines) rearragement is: …
  2. Foreign Languages

    Figue out my language! Clues- 1.We speak this language in Belguim 2.Belguim is in Europe 3.in my language yes is yah (yaah) 4.It starts with a flem 5.It ends with a ish Now try to figure out my language flemish correct but you spelled …
  3. grammar

    Ms Sue your a good pesron and a good teacher to admitt that you was wrong and I admire you for that. I am still confused. I don't know what is right or wrong on this and I am getting freaked out on this. So please send me some explanation …
  4. English

    Is anything wrong with the suject- verb agreement in this sentence. The rod and scepter signifies the power of the king. I am trying to figure out if signifies is suppose to be signified or is nothing wrong with it.
  5. MATH

    Good Evening Ms SUE, Frankly I tried the below some as you said but still I am not getting the answer still i am getting the same answer as option A. 2 1/6 n I know this is wrong Mam if you don't mind can you check n tell where i am …
  6. college Algebra

    solving rational equation trying to figure out where i did wrong x/x-4 -4/x-5 = 4/x^2-9x +20 x/x-4 -4/x-5= 4/(x-4)(x-5) domain x not equal +- 4,5 x(x-4)(x-5)/x-4 - 4(x-4)(x-5)/x-5= 4(x-4)(x-5)/(x-4)(x-5) x(x-5)-4(x-4)=4 x^2-5x-4x+16=4 …
  7. college Algebra

    solving rational equation trying to figure out where i did wrong x/x-4 -4/x-5 = 4/x^2-9x +20 x/x-4 -4/x-5= 4/(x-4)(x-5) domain x not equal +- 4,5 x(x-4)(x-5)/x-4 - 4(x-4)(x-5)/x-5= 4(x-4)(x-5)/(x-4)(x-5) x(x-5)-4(x-4)=4 x^2-5x-4x+16=4 …
  8. ENGLISH

    Mark the stressed syllables in the following sentences 1. can i see you today?
  9. English

    Mark the stressed syllables in the following sentences 1. can i see you today?
  10. Algebra

    I’m trying to figure out -5+i / 2i I went through it by myself and got (0.5+2.5i) but I’m not sure I did it correctly?

More Similar Questions