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1. Identify the type of sentence: After she left, we realized how much we liked her, and we
hoped she'd return soon.

   1.   simple
   2.   compound
   3.   complex
   4.   compound-complex

  2. Identify the sentence that uses pronouns correctly.

   1.   How can Chuck be taller than I?
   2.   How can Chuck be taller than me?
   3.   How can Chuck be taller than they?
   4.   How can Chuck be taller than his?

  3. Identify the selection that contains a fragment.

   1.   She doesn't give herself enough credit, which is too bad.
   2.   She doesn’t give herself enough credit, so it is too bad.
   3.   She doesn't give herself enough credit. That's too bad.
   4.   She doesn't give herself enough credit. Which is too bad.

  4. Identify the sentence that is not a run-on.

   1.   Once you know the answer the solution is easy in fact it's obvious.
   2.   Once you know the answer, the solution is easy. In fact, it's obvious.
   3.   Once you know the answer the solution is easy it's obvious.
   4.   Once you know the answer, the solution is easy and obvious it is the fact.

  5. Identify the sentence that uses pronouns correctly.

   1.   Jane's mother said them was going to the grocery store
   2.   Jane's mother said her was going to the grocery store.
   3.   Jane’s mother said she and I were going to the grocery store.
   4.   Jane’s mother said hers was going to the grocery store.

   6. Identify the type of sentence: While I canned ten jars of peppers, Edith canned 24 jars of
pickles.

   1.   simple
   2.   compound
   3.   complex
   4.   compound-complex
  7. Identify the type of sentence: Gloria delivered orders and bussed the tables the entire shift.

   1.   simple
   2.   compound
   3.   complex
   4.   compound-complex

   8. Identify the verbs: The young child moved carefully between the rose bushes as he
retrieved his ball.

   1.   moved
   2.   moved carefully
   3.   retrieved
   4.   moved, retrieved

  9. Identify the sentence with correct pronoun-antecedent agreement.

   1.   Anyone can leave whenever he choose.
   2.   Anyone can leave whenever they choose.
   3.   Anyone can leave whenever she choose.
   4.   Anyone can leave whenever he or she chooses.

  10. Identify the sentence with correct pronoun-antecedent agreement.

   1.   Either Leroy or Mark will lend me his notes.
   2.   Either Leroy or Mark will lend me their notes.
   3.   Either Leroy or Mark will lend me them notes.
   4.   Either Leroy or Mark will lend me our notes.

11. Identify the adverbs: I'm happy that Ben is enjoying his new job so much.

   1.   happy, enjoying, so, much
   2.   happy, new, so, much
   3.   enjoying, that, so
   4.   so, much

  12. Identify the sentence that clearly states its meaning.

   1.   The teacher returned the exams to the students without grades on them.
   2.   The teacher returned the exams, without grades on them, to the students.
   3.   Without grades on them, to the students, the teacher returned the exams.
   4.   To the students, without grades on them, the teacher returned the exams.

  13. Identify the complete verb: We had heard the thunder and had seen the lightning.

   1. had heard, had seen
   2. heard
   3. heard, seen
   4. had seen

  14. Identify the sentence with correct subject-verb agreement.

   1.   When does final exams start?
   2.   When are final exam starting?
   3.   When is final exams starting?
   4.   When do final exams start?

  15. Identify the sentence with correct subject-verb agreement.

   1.   Neither Martin nor Wesley have a summer job yet.
   2.   Neither Martin nor Wesley has a summer job yet.
   3.   Neither Martin nor Wesley are working a summer job yet.
   4.   Neither Martin nor Wesley have had a summer job yet.

  16. Identify the sentence that uses pronouns correctly.

   1.   In a new study on aerobic exercise, them says even a little does a lot of good.
   2.   A new study on aerobic exercise says even a little is good for me.
   3.   In a new study on aerobic exercise, us say even a little does a lot of good.
   4.   Their is a new study on aerobic exercise; it says even a little does a lot of good.

  17. Identify the sentence with correct pronoun-antecedent agreement.

   1.   Everyone is responsible for getting her or his own ride to the game.
   2.   Everyone is responsible for getting their own ride to the game.
   3.   Everyone is responsible for getting our ride to the game.
   4.   Everyone is responsible for getting your own ride to the game.

   18. Which option was used to revise this sentence?
I'm excited about getting a laptop. I am so excited about getting a laptop!

   1.   added introductory words or phrases
   2.   reversed the order of subject and verb
   3.   moved parts of the sentence around
   4.   changed to a question, exclamation, or command

  19. Identify the nouns: Laurel has been my best friend since eighth grade.

   1.   Laurel, friend
   2.   friend, grade
   3.   Laurel, friend, grade
   4.   Laurel, my, grade
  20. Identify the sentence that is not a run-on.

   1.   Tina dropped out of school so she picks beans to make money.
   2.   Tina dropped out of school; she picks beans now.
   3.   Tina dropped out of school she picks beans now.
   4.   Tina dropped out of school moreover, she picks beans now.

21. Identify the sentence with correct subject-verb agreement.

   1.   Does anyone want to go to the carnival tonight?
   2.   Do anyone want to go to the carnival tonight?
   3.   Have anyone wanted to go to the carnival tonight?
   4.   Were anyone going to the carnival tonight?

  22. Identify the pronouns: Chelsea could not believe that her brother, Peter, beat her at
checkers.

   1.   Chelsea, Peter
   2.   her, brother
   3.   her
   4.   Chelsea, Peter, her, brother

  23. Identify the selection that contains a fragment.

   1.   So that he wouldn't forget. Wesley tied a string around his finger.
   2.   Wesley wouldn't forget. He tied a string around his finger.
   3.   So that he wouldn't forget, Wesley tied a string around his finger.
   4.   Wesley wouldn’t forget, so he tied a string around his finger.

   24. Identify the type of sentence: Holly has a 3.5 average, pitches on the softball team, and is
always cheerful.

   1.   simple
   2.   compound
   3.   complex
   4.   compound-complex

  25. Identify the subject: About ten minutes ago, your boss called.

   1.   you (implied)
   2.   boss
   3.   ten minutes
   4.   About

  26. Identify the sentence that is not a run-on.
   1.   Look at the picture; that's Roxanne.
   2.   Look at the picture that's Roxanne watching the ball game.
   3.   Look at the picture that's Roxanne.
   4.   I took a picture of Roxanne the other day she was watching the ball game.

   27. Which option was used to revise this sentence?
I am so tired of working overtime. Am I ever tired of working overtime.

   1.   added introductory words or phrases
   2.   reversed the order of subject and verb
   3.   moved parts of the sentence around
   4.   changed to a question, exclamation, or command

  28. Identify the sentence that clearly states its meaning.

   1.   The tourists watched the chimps removing each other’s fleas.
   2.   The tourists watched as the chimps removed each other’s fleas.
   3.   The tourists watched the removing of the chimps and other’s fleas.
   4.   The tourists watched the removing of the other’s fleas and each chimps.

  29. Which option was used to revise this sentence?
She is so organized! Is she ever organized!

   1.   added introductory words or phrases
   2.   reversed the order of subject and verb
   3.   moved parts of the sentence around
   4.   changed to a question, exclamation, or command

  30. Which option was used to revise this sentence?
She went to the bank, and she listened to the news. On her way to the bank, she listened to the
news.

   1.   added introductory words or phrases
   2.   reversed the order of subject and verb
   3.   moved parts of the sentence around
   4.   changed to a question, exclamation, or command

31. Which option was used to revise this sentence?
The deer began moving about, and it was dusk. At dusk, the deer began moving about.

   1.   added introductory words or phrases
   2.   reversed the order of subject and verb
   3.   moved parts of the sentence around
   4.   changed to a question, exclamation, or command

  32. Identify the sentence that clearly states its meaning.
1.   To get the discount admission rate at Great Adventure, you must provide proof of age.
2.   To get the discount admission rate, Great Adventure requires proof.
3.   To get the discount admission rate requires proof of age with Great Adventure.
4.   To get the Great Adventure, the discount admission rate requires proof of age.

33. Identify the adjectives: My new puppy has curly, black fur and enormous paws.

1.   curly, black, enormous
2.   curly, black
3.   My, new, curly, black, enormous
4.   new, curly, black, fur, enormous

34. Identify the sentence that clearly states its meaning.

1. Never having returned before homecoming, to him the old school seemed strange and
   unfamiliar.
2. Never having returned before for homecoming, he found his old school strange and
   unfamiliar.
3. Never having returned for homecoming, his old school was strange and he found
   unfamiliar.
4. Never having returned before for homecoming, the old school strange and unfamiliar.

35. Identify the sentence that is not a run-on.

1.   Wanting to be home before dark, we took the early train.
2.   We took the early train we wanted to be home before dark.
3.   We wanted to be home before dark we took the early train.
4.   We were taking the early train we wanted to be home before dark.

36. Identify the sentence with correct subject-verb agreement.

1.   There is milk, cookies, and fruit on the table.
2.   There be milk, cookies, and fruit on the table.
3.   There are milk, cookies, and fruit on the table.
4.   There was milk, cookies, and fruit on the table.

37. Identify the sentence that uses pronouns correctly.

1.   Do you want to go to dinner with Bev and me?
2.   Do you want to go to dinner with Bev and I?
3.   Do you want to go to dinner with Bev and we?
4.   Do you want to go to dinner with Bev and they?

38. Identify the sentence that uses pronouns correctly.

1. They invited he and I to go camping.
   2. They invited him and me to go camping.
   3. They invited she and him to go camping.
   4. They invited she and I to go camping.

  39. Identify the sentence that uses pronouns correctly.

   1.   Molly can speak Spanish much better than them.
   2.   Molly can speak Spanish much better than me.
   3.   Molly can speak Spanish much better than I.
   4.   Molly can speak Spanish much better than him.

  40. Identify the sentence that uses pronouns correctly.

   1.   Both I and him are majoring in business.
   2.   Both him and me are majoring in business.
   3.   Both he and I are majoring in business.
   4.   Both she and him are majoring in business.

41. Identify the sentence that uses pronouns correctly.

   1.   You should open a savings account because me should have us an emergency fund.
   2.   You should open a savings account so that you have an emergency fund.
   3.   He should open a savings account because them needs an emergency fund.
   4.   Us should open a savings account because a person should have an emergency fund.

  42. Identify the selection that contains a fragment.

   1.   Order online. To receive an extra ten percent discount.
   2.   Order online. You will receive an extra ten percent discount.
   3.   Order online to receive an extra ten percent discount.
   4.   Order online to receive an extra ten percent discount on all merchandise.

  43. Identify the sentence that uses pronouns correctly.

   1.   When a student works, they have to learn to manage their time.
   2.   When students work, they have to learn to manage their time.
   3.   When students work, he have to learn to manage his time.
   4.   When students work, them have to learn to manage his time.

  44. Identify the selection that contains a fragment.

   1.   She is bringing Eric. I met him once before.
   2.   She is bringing Eric. Whom I met once before.
   3.   She is bringing Eric, whom I met once before.
   4.   She is bringing Eric, and I met him once before.
  45. Identify the sentence that uses pronouns correctly.

   1.   If you don't buy tickets in advance, you won't get in.
   2.   If they don't buy tickets in advance, you won't get in.
   3.   If them don’t buy tickets in advance, you won’t get in.
   4.   If we don’t buy tickets in advance, them won’t get in.

  46. Identify the type of sentence: We voted before Conrad arrived.

   1.   simple
   2.   compound
   3.   complex
   4.   compound-complex

  47. Identify the sentence with correct pronoun-antecedent agreement.

   1.   Each of the women said they were taking a taxi.
   2.   Each of the women said she’s were taking a taxi.
   3.   Each of the women said her was taking a taxi.
   4.   Each of the women said she was taking a taxi.

  48. Identify the sentence that is not a run-on.

   1.   I'll do the dishes you sweep the floor.
   2.   I'll do the dishes while you sweep the floor.
   3.   I'll do the dishes you sweep the floor and she can wash the laundry.
   4.   Because you swept the floor I’ll do the dishes while she does the laundry.

  49. Identify the sentence with correct pronoun-antecedent agreement.

   1.   Someone left their socks and underwear in the dryer.
   2.   Someone left his or her socks and underwear in the dryer.
   3.   Someone left them socks and underwear in the dryer.
   4.   Someone left they socks and underwear in the dryer.

  50. Identify the sentence that clearly states its meaning.

   1.   We took off for town, borrowed a pair of jumper cables, starting the engine.
   2.   Borrowing a pair of jumper cables, the engine started, and we took off for town.
   3.   We took off for town, started the engine, and borrowing a pair of jumper cables.
   4.   Borrowing a pair of jumper cables, I started the engine, and we took off for town.

51. Identify the subject: At the beginning of the film, the apes and chimps were really scary.

   1. apes
   2. film
   3. apes, chimps
   4. scary

   52. Identify the complete verb: With closed eyes and twitching tails, the lioness and her cubs
slept in the shade.

   1.   shade
   2.   twitching
   3.   slept
   4.   tails

  53. Identify the selection that contains a fragment.

   1.   To help disaster victims, the government set aside emergency funds.
   2.   The government wanted to help disaster victims. It set aside emergency funds.
   3.   To help disaster victims. The government set aside emergency funds.
   4.   To help disaster victims, the government set aside emergency funds for them.

  54. Identify the sentence with correct subject-verb agreement.

   1.   None of these library books are overdue.
   2.   None of these library books is overdue.
   3.   None of these library books were overdue.
   4.   None of these library books have been overdue.

  55. Identify the subject: Get me more popcorn, please.

   1.   popcorn
   2.   me
   3.   you (implied)
   4.   more

Usage and style
1. Identify the sentence with the correct word choice.

   1.   Let's divide the work between the three of us.
   2.   Let's divide the work among the three of us.
   3.   Let’s divide the work amongst the two of us.
   4.   Let’s divide the work betweens the three of us.

  2. Identify the sentence with the correct word choice.

   1. Sadly, I except your resignation.
   2. Sadly, I excel your resignation.
   3. Sadly, I accept your resignation.
   4. Sadly, I assail your resignation.

  3. Identify the sentence with the correct word choice.

   1.   How will higher taxes affect you?
   2.   How will higher taxes effect you?
   3.   How will higher taxes phase you?
   4.   How will higher taxes phrase you?

  4. Identify the sentence with the correct word choice.

   1.   Were did the Mallory family go for their vacation?
   2.   Where did the Mallory family go for there vacation?
   3.   Where did the Mallory family go for their vacation?
   4.   Where did the Mallory family go for they’re vacation?



   5. Identify the sentence written in standard English.

   1.   She said the reason was his attitude.
   2.   She goes, the reason was his attitude.
   3.   She said the reason was 'cause of his attitude.
   4.   So she goes with the reason as his attitude.

6. Identify the sentence that is parallel.

   1.   These cars are built to be easy to maintain and durability.
   2.   These cars are built for easy maintenance and to be durable.
   3.   These cars are built for easy maintenance and are durable.
   4.   These cars are built for easy maintenance and durability.

  7. Identify the sentence that is parallel.

   1.   The dogs ran for the sprinkler, and they were chased by the children.
   2.   The dogs ran for the sprinkler and were chased by children.
   3.   The dogs ran for the sprinkler, and the children chased them.
   4.   The dogs ran for the sprinkler and children.

8. Identify the sentence with the correct word choice.

   1.   Brett did good on his final exam.
   2.   Brett did poor on his final exam.
   3.   Brett did bad on his final exam.
   4.   Brett did well on his final exam.
9. Identify the sentence that is parallel.

   1.   Our neighbors got a cocker spaniel, and we want to get a boxer.
   2.   Our neighbors got a cocker spaniel, and a boxer is what we want to get.
   3.   Our neighbors got a cocker spaniel, and our family got a boxer.
   4.   Our neighbors got a cocker spaniel, and we are considering buying a boxer.

  10. Identify the sentence that is parallel.

   1.   He sings in the choir, volunteers at a food bank, and does many good deeds.
   2.   He sings in the choir, volunteers at a food bank, and is always doing good deeds.
   3.   He sings in the choir, is a volunteer at a food bank, and is always doing good deeds.
   4.   He is singing in the choir, volunteers at a food bank, and does many good deeds.

  11. Identify the sentence that is parallel.

   1.   Linda got a job, is opening a savings account, and found an apartment.
   2.   Linda got a job, opens a savings account, and is in an apartment.
   3.   Linda got a job, opened a savings account, and found an apartment.
   4.   Linda gets a job, opens a savings account, and found an apartment.

12. Identify the sentence written in standard English.

   1.   I couldn't find my hat anywheres.
   2.   I couldn't find my hat anywhere.
   3.   I couldn't find my hat nowheres.
   4.   I couldn't find my hat not anywhere.

  13. Identify the sentence written in standard English.

   1.   Barry dragged the trunk across the room.
   2.   Barry drug the trunk across the room.
   3.   Barry be dragging the trunk across the room.
   4.   Barry drugged the trunk across the room.

  14. Identify the sentence written in standard English.

   1.   Sandy went to the store being as she was out of milk.
   2.   Sandy went to the store because she was like out of milk.
   3.   Sandy went to the store because she was out of milk.
   4.   Being out of milk, so Sandy went to the store.

  15. Identify the sentence written in standard English.

   1. I promise 2meetUL8TR.
   2. I promise to meet u later.
   3. I promise to meet you later.
   4. I promise 2 meet you ltr.


Punctuation and mechanics
1. Identify the word that is spelled correctly.

   1.   neccesary
   2.   necessary
   3.   necesary
   4.   neccissary

  2. Identify the sentence with the correct punctuation.

   1. You can serve toppings: sour cream, shredded cheese, and chopped onion, with the chili.
   2. You can serve toppings—sour cream, shredded cheese, and chopped onion—with the
      chili.
   3. You can serve toppings; sour cream, shredded cheese, and chopped onion with the chili.
   4. You can serve toppings sour cream, shredded cheese, and chopped onion with the chili.

  3. Identify the sentence that uses quotations correctly.

   1.   “Should we take the scenic route?” he asked.
   2.   “Should we take the scenic route, he asked?”
   3.   Should we take the scenic route? he asked.
   4.   “Should we take the scenic route” “he asked!”

  4. Identify the sentence that uses the possessive pronoun correctly.

   1.   That sweater is hers.
   2.   That sweater is her's.
   3.   That sweater is hers’.
   4.   That sweater is hers’s.

  5. Identify the sentence with all words spelled correctly.

   1.   The councelor insisted that perserverance was the key to success.
   2.   The counseler insisted that perseverance was the key to sucess.
   3.   The counselor insisted that perseverence was the key to success.
   4.   The counselor insisted that perseverance was the key to success.

  6. Identify the sentence that uses commas correctly.

   1. John lives in Miami, Ohio, and his sister lives in Miami, Florida.
   2. John lives in Miami Ohio, and his sister lives in Miami Florida.
   3. John lives in Miami, Ohio, and his sister lives, in Miami, Florida.
   4. John lives in Miami, Ohio, and his sister, lives in Miami Florida.

  7. Identify the sentence with the correct capitalization.

   1.   He always watches the David Letterman show.
   2.   He always watches The David Letterman Show.
   3.   He always watches the david letterman show.
   4.   He always watches The David letterman Show.

  8. Identify the sentence with the correct capitalization.

   1.   The movie Gone with the Wind is a classic.
   2.   The movie Gone With The Wind is a classic.
   3.   The movie gone with the wind is a classic.
   4.   The movie Gone with the wind is a classic.

  9. Identify the word that is spelled correctly.

   1.   tomorrow
   2.   tommorrow
   3.   tomorow
   4.   twomorrow

  10. Identify the sentence that uses quotations marks correctly.

   1.   My favorite poem is The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe.
   2.   My favorite poem is “The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe.”
   3.   My favorite poem is "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe.
   4.   My “favorite” poem is The

11. Identify the sentence that uses apostrophes correctly.

   1.   It's Charles's turn to do the dishes.
   2.   It's Charle's turn to do the dishes.
   3.   Its Charles’ turn to do the dishes.
   4.   Its’ Charles’ turn to do the dishes.

  12. Identify the sentence with all words spelled correctly.

   1.   You can always ask the librarian if you need imediate assistance.
   2.   You can always ask the librian if you need immediate assistance.
   3.   You can always ask the librarian if you need immediate assistance.
   4.   You can always ask the librarien if you need immediate assistence.

  13. Identify the sentence that uses the possessive pronoun correctly.
1.   This is Brandon's mail, not your's.
2.   This is Brandon's mail, not yours.
3.   This is Brandon’s mail, not yours’.
4.   This is Brandons mail, not your’s.

14. Identify the sentence with the correct punctuation.

1.   They gathered lots of wood--unfortunately, it was too wet for a fire.
2.   They gathered lots of wood; unfortunately—it was too wet for a fire.
3.   They gathered lots of wood: unfortunately, it was too wet for a fire.
4.   They gathered lots of wood; unfortunately, it was too wet for a fire.

15. Identify the word that is spelled correctly.

1.   definitly
2.   defenitely
3.   definitely
4.   definitily

16. Identify the sentence with the correct final punctuation.

1.   I'm so excited to meet you, Mr. Jordan!
2.   I'm so excited to meet you, Mr. Jordan,
3.   I’m so excited to meet you, Mr. Jordan?
4.   I’m so excited to meet you, Mr. Jordan;

17. Identify the sentence with the correct final punctuation.

1.   How far is it to your dorm.
2.   How far is it to your dorm?
3.   How far is it to your dorm,
4.   How far is it to your dorm--

18. Identify the sentence that uses commas correctly.

1.   "Let's see if Carol will drive" he said.
2.   "Let's see if, Carol will drive", he said.
3.   "Let's see if Carol will drive," he said.
4.   "Let's see, if Carol will drive," he said.

19. Identify the word that is spelled correctly.

1.   graudation
2.   gradduation
3.   graduashion
4.   graduation
  20. Identify the sentence with the correct final punctuation.

   1.   Ms. Ives lives at 412 Pine, next door to Aunt Sue;
   2.   Ms. Ives lives at 412 Pine, next door to Aunt Sue?
   3.   Ms. Ives lives at 412 Pine, next door to Aunt Sue.
   4.   Ms. Ives lives at 412 Pine, next door to Aunt Sue”

21. Identify the sentence that uses apostrophes correctly.

   1.   Suzannes’ car needs a new muffler.
   2.   Suzannes car needs’ a new muffler.
   3.   Suzanne's car needs a new muffler.
   4.   Suzanne’ car needs a new muffler.

  22. Identify the sentence that uses commas correctly.

   1.   Because he was late, Larry didn't stop to get gas.
   2.   Because he was late Larry didn't stop to get gas.
   3.   Because he was late, Larry didn’t stop, to get gas.
   4.   Because, he was late, Larry didn’t stop to get gas.

  23. Identify the sentence with the correct punctuation.

   1.   Finally, they were on the road again—they wouldn't stop until Albuquerque.
   2.   Finally, they were on the road—(again). This time they wouldn't stop until Albuquerque.
   3.   Finally, they were on the road again—they wouldn’t stop until: Albuquerque.
   4.   Finally, they were on the road again; they wouldn’t stop until: Albuquerque.

  24. Identify the sentence that uses quotations correctly.

   1.   Did Dr. Thrayer say, “You’re in excellent health?”
   2.   Did Dr. Thrayer say, “You’re in excellent health”?
   3.   Did Dr. Thrayer say, “You’re in excellent health”.
   4.   Did Dr. Thrayer say, “You’re in excellent health.”

  25. Identify the sentence with the correct punctuation.

   1.   We'll need additional tools; a lug wrench, a jack, and a screwdriver.
   2.   We'll need additional tools: a lug wrench; a jack; and a screwdriver.
   3.   We’ll need additional tools; a lug wrench, a jack: and a screwdriver.
   4.   We'll need additional tools: a lug wrench, a jack, and a screwdriver.

  26. Identify the sentence that uses quotations correctly.

   1. "Well,” she said, "it's settled then."
   2. “Well.” she said. It's settled then."
   3. “Well. She said. It’s settled then.”
   4. “Well.” She said. It’s settled then.”

  27. Identify the sentence with the correct capitalization.

   1.   Flannery O'connor wrote the story "A Good Man Is Hard to Find."
   2.   Flannery O’connor wrote the story “A good man is hard to find.”
   3.   Flannery o’Connor wrote the story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find.”
   4.   Flannery O'Connor wrote the story "A Good Man Is Hard to Find."

  28. Identify the sentence that uses commas correctly.

   1.   Please hand me the big, blue notebook.
   2.   Please hand me the big, blue, notebook.
   3.   Please hand me, the big blue notebook.
   4.   Please hand me, the big, blue, notebook.

  29. Identify the sentence with the correct capitalization.

   1.   Whenever my sister and I go to my Aunt's house, we watch Television.
   2.   Whenever my Sister and I go to my Aunt’s house, we watch television.
   3.   Whenever my sister and I go to my aunt’s house, We watch television.
   4.   Whenever my sister and I go to my aunt's house, we watch television.

  30. Identify the sentence with the correct punctuation.

   1.   Do you have everything (such as extra clothes) for your trip?
   2.   Do you have everything: such as extra clothes, for your trip?
   3.   Do you have everything - such as extra clothes, for your trip?
   4.   Do you have everything - such as extra clothes; for your trip?

31. Identify the sentence with the correct capitalization.

   1.   My spanish dictionary says that hola means hello.
   2.   My Spanish Dictionary says that Hola means hello.
   3.   My Spanish dictionary says that hola means hello.
   4.   My spanish dictionary says that Hola means hello.

  32. Identify the sentence with the correct punctuation.

   1.   Are you coming with us, LeShanna asked?
   2.   “Are you coming with us?” LeShanna asked.
   3.   “Are you coming with us” LeShanna asked?
   4.   “Are you coming with us?” LeShanna asked?

  33. Identify the sentence that uses quotations correctly.
1.   She “said” we're out of danger.
2.   “She said, we’re out of danger”.
3.   She said “that we’re out of danger.”
4.   She said, “We're out of danger.”

34. Identify the sentence with all words spelled correctly.

1.   Start at the begining, and tell me what happened.
2.   Start at the beginning, and tell me what hapened.
3.   Start at the beginning, and tell me what happened.
4.   Start at the beginning, and tell me what happend.

35. Identify the sentence with all words spelled correctly.

1.   Joanna recieved the questionnaire in the mail, but she did not bother to fill it out.
2.   Joanna received the questionnaire in the mail, but she did not bother to fill it out.
3.   Joanna received the questionaire in the mail, but she did not bother to fill it out.
4.   Joanna received the questionnaire in the mail, but she did not bothur to fill it out.

36. Identify the sentence with all words spelled correctly.

1.   Is it exceptable to trick someone in order to embarrass him or her?
2.   Is it acceptable to trick someone in order to embarass him or her?
3.   Is it acceptable to trick someone in order to embarrass him or her?
4.   Is it acceptible to trick someone in order to embarass him or her?

37. Identify the sentences with the correct final punctuation.

1.   Help! Fire!
2.   Help- Fire.
3.   Help? Fire?
4.   Help! Fire;

38. Identify the sentence that uses commas correctly.

1.   My friends say “Don’t, be so shy.”
2.   My friends say "Don't be so shy."
3.   My friends say, “Don’t be, so shy.”
4.   My friends say, "Don't be so shy."

39. Identify the word that is spelled correctly.

1.   believe
2.   beleive
3.   believ
4.   beleve
  40. Identify the sentence that uses apostrophes correctly.

   1.   Youll have to excuse the mess; were redecorating.
   2.   You'll have to excuse the mess; we're redecorating.
   3.   Youll’ have to excuse the mess; we’re redecorating.
   4.   Youl’l have to excuse the mess; were redecorating.




Basic Grammar
1. Identify the sentence that uses adjectives correctly.

   1.   That restaurant is the most casual of the two.
   2.   That restaurant is the more casual of the two.
   3.   That restaurant is the mostest casual of the two.
   4.   That restaurant is the casualer of the two.

  2. Identify the sentence using active voice.

   1.   Dinner was served by an excellent waitress.
   2.   The preacher gave a very long sermon.
   3.   Cards are often given to friends and family on special occasions.
   4.   A very long sermon was given by the preacher.

  3. Identify the sentence that uses adjectives correctly.

   1.   Santos is the most fast skater on our team.
   2.   Santos is the faster skater on our team.
   3.   Santos is the more faster skater on our team.
   4.   Santos is the fastest skater on our team.

  4. Identify the sentence with the correct form of the verb or verbs.

   1.   On weekends, I like to lay in bed and read the paper.
   2.   On weekends, I like to lie in bed and read the paper.
   3.   On weekends, I like to laid in bed and read the paper.
   4.   On weekends, I like to lain in bed and read the paper.

  5. Identify the sentence that uses the correct verb tense or tenses.

   1.   They were our neighbors on Elm Street.
   2.   They was our neighbors on Elm Street.
   3.   They is our neighbors on Elm Street.
   4.   They be our neighbors on Elm Street.
  6. Identify the sentence that uses adjectives correctly.

   1.   Of the three sisters, she was the less athletic.
   2.   Of the three sisters, she was the most less athletic.
   3.   Of the three sisters, she was the lesser athletic.
   4.   Of the three sisters, she was the least athletic.

  7. Identify the sentence that uses adverbs correctly.

   1.   Of the three pianists, Jennifer plays the more passionately.
   2.   Of the three pianists, Jennifer plays passionately.
   3.   Of the three pianists, Jennifer plays the most passionately.
   4.   Of the three pianists, Jennifer plays real passionately.

  8. Identify the sentence that uses adjectives correctly.

   1.   If I'm not mistaken, that rose is the redder of all.
   2.   If I'm not mistaken, that rose is the most reddest.
   3.   If I'm not mistaken, that rose is the most reddest of all.
   4.   If I'm not mistaken, that rose is the reddest of all.

  9. Identify the sentence with the correct form of the verb or verbs.

   1.   Please sit the groceries on the sink.
   2.   Please set the groceries on the sink.
   3.   Please sat the groceries on the sink.
   4.   Please sits groceries on the sink.

  10. Identify the sentence that uses the correct verb tense.

   1.   Right now, the cat has curls up on the chair to sleep.
   2.   Last night, the cat curls up on the chair to sleep.
   3.   Last night, the cat curled up on the chair to sleep.
   4.   Right now, the cat was curling up on the chair to sleep.

11. Identify the sentence with consistent verb tenses.

   1.   On Tuesday, we made a stir fry, and yesterday, we be making spaghetti.
   2.   On Tuesday, we made a stir fry, and yesterday, we have made spaghetti.
   3.   On Tuesday, we made a stir fry, and yesterday, we makes spaghetti.
   4.   On Tuesday, we made a stir fry, and yesterday, we made spaghetti.

  12. Identify the sentence that uses adjectives correctly.

   1. Danny seems the least nervous of the two speakers.
   2. Danny seems the lesser nervous of the two speakers.
3. Danny seems the less nervous of the two speakers.
4. Danny seems the lessest nervous of the two speakers.

13. Identify the sentence that uses the correct verb tense or tenses.

1.   We been studying Spanish all day long.
2.   We be studying Spanish for our test tomorrow.
3.   We have been studying Spanish since early this morning.
4.   We has been studying Spanish.

14. Identify the sentence using active voice.

1.   Their generosity was appreciated by the queen.
2.   The queen's generosity was appreciated by them.
3.   The queen appreciated their generosity.
4.   Generosity is appreciated by the queen.

15. Identify the sentence with the correct form of the verb or verbs.

1.   We have taken turns doing the dishes.
2.   We have took turns doing the dishes.
3.   We has took turns doing the dishes.
4.   We takes turns doing the dishes.

16. Identify the sentence that uses adverbs correctly.

1.   Margaret, on the other hand, did a real outstanding job.
2.   Margaret, on the other hand, did a really outstanding job.
3.   Margaret, on the other hand, did a realer outstanding job.
4.   Margaret, on the other hand, did a realest outstanding job.

17. Identify the sentence that uses adverbs correctly.

1.   Lionel don't never miss practice.
2.   Lionel never misses practice.
3.   Lionel never miss practice.
4.   Lionel do missed practice.

18. Identify the sentence that uses adverbs correctly.

1.   Despite years of lessons, Wesley plays the piano badly.
2.   Despite years of lessons, Wesley plays the piano bad.
3.   Despite years of lessons, Wesley plays the piano worse.
4.   Despite years of lessons, Wesley plays the piano badder.

19. Identify the sentence with consistent verb tenses.
   1.   My physical science class is not very exciting, but the professor tries her best.
   2.   My physical science class is not very exciting, but the professor will try her best.
   3.   My physical science class is not very exciting, but the professor tried her best.
   4.   My physical science class is not very exciting, but the professor will tried her best.

  20. Identify the sentence that uses adverbs correctly.

   1.   Carlos did well on the history exam.
   2.   Carlos did good on the history exam.
   3.   Carlos did do real good on the history exam.
   4.   Carlos did the bestest on the history exam.

21. Identify the sentence with the correct form of the verb or verbs.

   1.   My nose has froze on cold winter days.
   2.   My nose have froze on cold winter days.
   3.   My nose had frozen on cold winter days.
   4.   My nose has frozen on cold winter days.

  22. Identify the sentence using active voice.

   1.   Is John treating you well?
   2.   Are you being treated well by John?
   3.   Treating well by John.
   4.   Are being treated well by John?

  23. Identify the sentence with the correct form of the verb or verbs.

   1.   I've eaten at the Dixie Chicken many times.
   2.   I've ate at the Dixie Chicken many times.
   3.   I've eat at the Dixie Chicken many times.
   4.   I've eats at the Dixie Chicken many times.

  24. Identify the sentence that uses the correct verb tense or tenses.

   1.   Bobby don't like soft-boiled eggs.
   2.   Bobby do not likes soft-boiled eggs.
   3.   Bobby doesn't like soft-boiled eggs.
   4.   Bobby do liked soft-boiled eggs.

  25. Identify the sentence that uses the correct verb tense or tenses.

   1.   We was just leaving.
   2.   We were just leaving.
   3.   We just been leaving.
   4.   We is just leaving.
Diagnostic test 2009
Sentence grammar
1. Identify the complete verb: William Shakespeare is one of the most famous writers in the
world.

   1.   one of
   2.   is
   3.   writers
   4.   in

  2. Identify the sentence that is not a run-on.

   1.   The gift shop doesn't take checks it accepts credit cards.
   2.   The gift shop accepts credit cards it doesn't take checks.
   3.   The gift shop doesn't take checks, but it accepts credit cards.
   4.   The gift shop doesn’t take checks however it accepts credit cards.

  3. Identify the selection that contains a fragment.

   1.   She works out with weights every day, and she hopes to get stronger.
   2.   She works out with weights every day, hoping to get stronger.
   3.   She works out with weights every day. She hopes to get stronger.
   4.   She works out with weights every day. Hoping to get stronger.

  4. Identify the sentence that uses pronouns correctly.

   1.   Those there peaches are ripe.
   2.   Those peaches are ripe.
   3.   Those their peaches are ripe.
   4.   Those his peaches are ripe

  5. Identify the sentence that uses pronouns correctly.

   1.   That bicycle is hers.
   2.   That bicycle is her's.
   3.   That bicycle is thems.
   4.   That bicycle is his’.

  6. Identify the sentence with correct subject-verb agreement.

   1. The coach and the players believe they can win.
   2. The coach and the players believes they can win.
   3. The coach and the players anticipates they can win.
   4. The coach and the players is hoping they can win.

  7. Identify the sentence that uses pronouns correctly.

   1.   In the news, they say the election will be close.
   2.   The reporter covering the election says it will be a close race.
   3.   The reporter and the election says it will be close.
   4.   The reporter she says it will be a close election.

  8. Identify the sentence with correct subject-verb agreement.

   1.   The band travel by bus to away games.
   2.   The band travels by bus to away games.
   3.   The band are traveling by bus to away games.
   4.   The band have traveled by bus to away games.

  9. Identify the sentence with correct subject-verb agreement.

   1.   The crowd was yelling, "De-fense, de-fense."
   2.   The crowd were yelling, "De-fense, de-fense."
   3.   The crowd yelling, “De-fense, de-fense.”
   4.   The crowd are yelling, “De-fense, de-fense.”

  10. Identify the sentence with correct pronoun-antecedent agreement.

   1.   Did someone leave their umbrella at the restaurant?
   2.   Did someone leave them umbrella at the restaurant?
   3.   Did someone leave his or her umbrella at the restaurant?
   4.   Did someone leave they umbrella at the restaurant?

11. Identify the sentence that clearly states its meaning.

   1.   Mike looked down at the ground and found a dollar walking home.
   2.   Finding a dollar, walking home, Mike looked down at the ground.
   3.   Walking home, Mike looked down at the ground and found a dollar.
   4.   While walking home, Mike looked down, found a dollar, at the ground.

  12. Identify the sentence that uses pronouns correctly.

   1.   You may have to eat them words.
   2.   You may have to eat you words.
   3.   You may have to eat they words.
   4.   You may have to eat those words.

  13. Identify the selection that contains a fragment.
1.   Omar walked along the beach. He felt the warm sun on his back.
2.   Omar walked along the beach, feeling the warm sun on his back.
3.   Omar walked along the beach. Feeling the warm sun on his back.
4.   Omar walked along the beach feeling the warm sun on his back.

14. Identify the sentence with correct pronoun-antecedent agreement.

1.   Neither of the boys submitted his essay on time.
2.   Neither of the boys submitted their essay on time.
3.   Neither of the boys submitted her essay on time.
4.   Neither of the boys submitted they essay on time.

15. Identify the selection that contains a fragment.

1.   While you're up, please let the dog in.
2.   You're up. Please let the dog in.
3.   While you're up. Please let the dog in.
4.   While you’re up, can you please let the dog in?

16. Identify the sentence that uses pronouns correctly.

1.   The parrot ruffled my feathers and squawked.
2.   The parrot ruffled it's feathers and squawked.
3.   The parrot ruffled its feathers and squawked.
4.   The parrot ruffled their feathers and squawked.

17. Identify the sentence with correct subject-verb agreement.

1.   The application for renewing your driver's license are in the mail.
2.   The application for renewing that driver’s license were in the mail.
3.   The application for renewing your driver’s license have been mailed.
4.   The application for renewing your driver's license is in the mail.

18. Identify the sentence that clearly states its meaning.

1.   Convinced that I was right, my short and sweet argument.
2.   Short and sweet, convinced that I was right, was my argument.
3.   Convinced that I was right, I made my argument short and sweet.
4.   My short and sweet argument convinced that I was right.

19. Identify the sentence with correct subject-verb agreement.

1.   Each of the candidates want to lower taxes.
2.   All of the candidates wants to lower taxes.
3.   Each of the candidates wants to lower taxes.
4.   All of the candidates was to lower taxes.
  20. Identify the sentence with correct pronoun-antecedent agreement.

   1.   One of the artists said their paintings were at Gray's Gallery.
   2.   One of the artists said him paintings were at Gray’s Gallery.
   3.   One of the artists said her paintings were at Gray's Gallery.
   4.   One of the artists said she paintings were at Gray’s Gallery.

21. Identify the sentence that is not a run-on.

   1.   Eat your vegetables you'll get dessert later.
   2.   Eat your vegetables and drink your juice you'll get dessert later.
   3.   If you eat your vegetables, you'll get dessert later.
   4.   You’ll get dessert later eat your vegetables and drink your juice.

  22. Identify the selection that contains a fragment.

   1.   I was out of breath and couldn't run another meter.
   2.   I was out of breath. I couldn't run another meter.
   3.   I was out of breath. And couldn't run another meter.
   4.   I was out of breath, and I couldn’t run another meter.

  23. Identify the sentence that is not a run-on.

   1.   He moved over a year ago, yet I cannot forget him.
   2.   He moved over a year ago I cannot forget him or all that he did for my family.
   3.   He moved over a year ago I cannot forget him.
   4.   He moved over a year ago nevertheless, I cannot forget him.

  24. Identify the sentence that clearly states its meaning.

   1.   Grazing peacefully, we watched the herd of cattle in the pasture.
   2.   We watched the pasture, while cattle grazing peacefully.
   3.   Peacefully in the pasture, we watched the herd of cattle.
   4.   We watched the herd of cattle grazing peacefully in the pasture.

  25. Identify the subject: Crashing around and roaring, the dinosaurs looked incredibly real.

   1.   crashing around
   2.   dinosaurs
   3.   roaring
   4.   real

  26. Identify the sentence that is not a run-on.

   1. Some people are real risk-takers my cousin loves sky diving.
   2. Some people are real risk-takers for example my cousin loves sky diving.
   3. My cousin loves sky diving yes some people are real risk-takers.
   4. Some people are real risk-takers; my cousin loves sky diving.

  27. Identify the sentence that uses pronouns correctly.

   1.   I left early because me can get stuck in traffic.
   2.   I left early because him can get stuck in traffic.
   3.   I left early so I wouldn't get stuck in traffic.
   4.   I left early so them wouldn’t get stuck in traffic.

  28. Identify the sentence that uses pronouns correctly.

   1.   If a person isn’t on time, she won’t get a seat.
   2.   If a person isn't on time, you won't get a seat.
   3.   If you aren't on time, you won't get a seat.
   4.   If a person isn’t on time, he won’t get a seat.

  29. Identify the sentence that uses pronouns correctly.

   1.   The Pirates and us are headed for the playoffs.
   2.   The Pirates and I are headed for the playoffs.
   3.   The Pirates and them are headed for the playoffs.
   4.   The Pirates and he are headed for the playoffs.

  30. Identify the sentence with correct pronoun-antecedent agreement.

   1.   If a student wants to open a checking account, he should apply now.
   2.   If a student wants to open a checking account, he or she should apply now.
   3.   If a student wants to open a checking account, they should apply now.
   4.   If a student wants to open a checking account, you should apply now.

31. Identify the selection that contains a fragment.

   1.   I want to go to Ohio State. Or maybe Kent State.
   2.   I want to go to Ohio State or maybe Kent State.
   3.   I want to go to Ohio State. Or maybe I would like to go to Kent State.
   4.   I want to go to Ohio State or Kent State.

  32. Identify the sentence with correct pronoun-antecedent agreement.

   1.   Ask a librarian if she will help you.
   2.   Ask a librarian if they will help you.
   3.   Ask a librarian if them will help you.
   4.   Ask a librarian if he or she will help you.

  33. Identify the sentence that is not a run-on.
1.   Cowtown sells all types of leather goods they do not sell milk.
2.   Cowtown sells all types of leather goods they do not sell milk or produce.
3.   Cowtown sells all types of leather goods, but they do not sell milk.
4.   Cowtown sells all types of leather goods however, they do not sell milk.

34. Identify the sentence that uses pronouns correctly.

1.   Dad and Bill are discussing their plan.
2.   Dad and Bill are discussing they’re plans.
3.   Dad and Bill are discussing hers plans.
4.   Dad and Bill are discussing them plans.

35. Identify the sentence that clearly states its meaning.

1.   Staring into her eyes, I said in a quivering voice, "Will you marry me, Miranda?"
2.   Staring into her eyes, my quivering voice said, "Will you marry me, Miranda?"
3.   Staring into her eyes, their quivering voice said, “Will you marry me, Miranda?”
4.   Staring into her eyes, our quivering voice said, “Will you marry me, Miranda?”

36. Identify the sentence that clearly states its meaning.

1.   While taking a shower, I saw a little mouse scurry across the bathroom floor.
2.   While taking a shower, a little mouse scurried across the bathroom floor.
3.   While taking a shower, across the bathroom floor, a little mouse scurried.
4.   While taking a shower, the bathroom floor had a mouse.

37. Identify the complete verb: Max will be arriving on a flight this afternoon.

1.   will be
2.   will be arriving
3.   arriving
4.   will

38. Identify the sentence that uses pronouns correctly.

1.   Absence makes the heart grow fonder, him heard them say.
2.   Them says that absence makes the heart grow fonder.
3.   Absence makes the heart grow fonder, U say?
4.   He heard the old saying that absence makes the heart grow fonder.

39. Identify the subject: Justin and I decided to play pool rather than go to the movies.

1.   pool
2.   movies
3.   decided, go
4.   Justin and I
 40. Identify the complete verb: I have been to Chicago but not to Los Angeles.

  1.   have been
  2.   been
  3.   have to
  4.   to


  Punctuation and Mechanics
Identify the sentence that uses apostrophes correctly.

  1.   There's a big sale on appliance's at Sears.
  2.   There’s a big sale on appliances’ at Sears.
  3.   There's a big sale on appliances at Sears.
  4.   Theres a big sale on appliance’s at Sears.

 2. Identify the sentence with the correct final punctuation.

  1.   Please deliver this pizza to 1010 Sherman Street, Apt. 2,
  2.   Please deliver this pizza to 1010 Sherman Street, Apt. 2.
  3.   Please deliver this pizza to 1010 Sherman Street, Apt. 2?
  4.   Please deliver this pizza to 1010 Sherman Street, Apt. 2:

 3. Identify the sentence with the correct capitalization.

  1.   The judge asked the lawyers to approach the bench.
  2.   The Judge asked the lawyers to approach the bench.
  3.   The judge asked the Lawyers to approach the bench.
  4.   The judge asked the Lawyers to approach the Bench.

 4. Identify the sentence with the correct capitalization.

  1.   Americans always celebrate Thanksgiving on a Thursday.
  2.   Americans always celebrate thanksgiving on a thursday.
  3.   Americans always celebrate Thanksgiving on a thursday.
  4.   Americans always Celebrate Thanksgiving on a Thursday.

 5. Identify the sentence that uses commas correctly.

  1.   Put out cream cheese, butter, and jelly, for the bagels.
  2.   Put out cream cheese, butter, and jelly, for the, bagels.
  3.   Put out, cream cheese, butter, and jelly for the bagels.
  4.   Put out cream cheese, butter, and jelly for the bagels.

 6. Identify the sentence with the correct capitalization.
   1.   My Father said to me, "a man is only as good as his word."
   2.   My father said to me, “a Man is only as good as his word.”
   3.   My father said to me, "A man is only as good as his word."
   4.   My father said to me, “a man is only as good as his Word.”

  7. Identify the sentence that uses quotation marks correctly.

   1.   “I’ll be home by 6:00”, he said.
   2.   “I'll be home by 6:00, he said.”
   3.   “I'll be home by 6:00,” he said.
   4.   I’ll be home by 6:00, “he said.”

  8. Identify the sentence that uses apostrophes correctly.

   1.   I guess well’ never know for sure.
   2.   I guess wel'l never know for sure.
   3.   I guess we’ll’ never know for sure.
   4.   I guess we'll never know for sure.

  9. Identify the sentence that uses commas correctly.

   1.   Sue's uncle Ken Larson is running for mayor.
   2.   Sue’s uncle, Ken Larson, is running, for mayor.
   3.   Sue's uncle, Ken Larson, is running for mayor.
   4.   Sue’s uncle, Ken Larson is running for mayor.

  10. Identify the sentence that uses quotation marks correctly.

   1.   I call my poem “The Last Corporal”.
   2.   I call “my poem The Last Corporal.”
   3.   I call my poem "The Last Corporal."
   4.   I call “my poem” The Last Corporal.

11. Identify the sentence with the correct punctuation.

   1.   Owen gently reached for Sheila: Sheila cautiously reached back.
   2.   Owen gently reached for Sheila (Sheila cautiously reached back).
   3.   Owen gently reached for Sheila; Sheila cautiously reached back.
   4.   Owen gently reached: for Sheila: Sheila cautiously reached back.

  12. Identify the sentence with the correct final punctuation.

   1.   Where did you park the car.
   2.   Where did you park the car;
   3.   Where did you park the car-
   4.   Where did you park the car?
13. Identify the sentence with the correct punctuation.

1.   I play the guitar for one reason: enjoyment.
2.   I play the guitar for one reason (enjoyment).
3.   I play the guitar for one reason enjoyment.
4.   I play the guitar for—one reason enjoyment.

14. Identify the sentence that uses quotation marks correctly.

1.   “She asked, will Maggie be there?"
2.   She asked, Will Maggie be there?
3.   She asked, “Will Maggie be there?
4.   She asked, "Will Maggie be there?"

15. Identify the sentence with the correct final punctuation.

1.   Where were you on the night of October 20:
2.   Where were you on the night of October 20.
3.   Where were you on the night of October 20!
4.   Where were you on the night of October 20?

16. Identify the sentence with the correct punctuation.

1.   Wilma had two goals to reach the summit—and to get back down.
2.   Wilma had two goals; to reach the summit and to get back down.
3.   Wilma had two goals - to reach the summit - and to get back down.
4.   Wilma had two goals: to reach the summit and to get back down.

17. Identify the sentence with the correct final punctuation.

1.   I asked who invited Tina!
2.   I asked who invited Tina?
3.   I asked who invited Tina.
4.   I asked who invited Tina—

18. Identify the sentence that uses apostrophes correctly.

1.   Its too early to leave.
2.   It’s too early to leave.
3.   Its’ too early to leave.
4.   It too’s early to leave.

19. Identify the sentence with the correct final punctuation.

1. She said she'd be ready at 8:00?
2. She said she'd be ready at 8:00.
  3. She said she’d be ready at 8:00;
  4. She said she’d be ready at 8:00--

 20. Identify the sentence that uses quotation marks correctly.

  1.   Melissa said, "Don't you love his new song?"
  2.   Melissa said, Don't you love his new “song?"
  3.   “Melissa said, Don’t you love his new song?”
  4.   Melissa said, “Don’t you love his new song”?

21 Identify the sentence that uses punctuation correctly.

  1.   The mysterious stranger walked down the street, and up the block.
  2.   The mysterious stranger walked, down the street, and up the block.
  3.   The mysterious, stranger walked down the street and up the block.
  4.   The mysterious stranger walked down the street and up the block.

 22. Identify the sentence that uses apostrophes correctly.

  1.   Havent we met before?
  2.   Have’nt we met before?
  3.   Haven't we met before?
  4.   Havent’ we met before?

 23. Identify the sentence with the correct capitalization.

  1.   Nolan says he'd like to live someplace in the Midwest.
  2.   Nolan says he'd like to live someplace in the midwest.
  3.   Nolan says He’d like to live someplace in the Midwest.
  4.   Nolan says he’d like to live someplace in The Midwest.

 24. Identify the sentence with the correct capitalization.

  1.   We always have a big party on St. Patrick's day.
  2.   We always have a big party on st. patrick’s day.
  3.   We always have a big party on St. Patrick's Day.
  4.   We always have a big party on St. patrick’s day.

 25. Identify the sentence that uses commas correctly.

  1.   I also want to go to Mexico, and I am saving for the trip.
  2.   I also want to go to Mexico and I am saving for the trip.
  3.   I also want to go to Mexico, and I am saving, for the trip.
  4.   I also want to go to Mexico and, I am saving for the trip.

 26. Identify the sentence that uses quotation marks correctly.
1.   “Our textbook is entitled Introduction to Psychology, said Professor Quigby.”
2.   “Our textbook is entitled Introduction to Psychology,” said Professor Quigby.
3.   Our textbook is entitled “Introduction to Psychology,” said Professor Quigby.
4.   “Our textbook is entitled ‘Introduction to Psychology’,” said Professor Quigby.

27. Identify the sentence that uses commas correctly.

1.   No I didn't hear her, come in.
2.   No, I didn’t, hear her come in.
3.   No, I didn't hear her come in.
4.   No, I didn’t hear her, come in.

28. Identify the sentence that uses apostrophes correctly.

1.   The crow pecked at its’s food.
2.   The crow pecked at it's food.
3.   The crow pecked at its’ food.
4.   The crow pecked at its food.

29. Identify the sentence with the correct punctuation.

1.   Kitty wanted one thing: (a nice, long, hot shower).
2.   Kitty wanted one thing; a nice, long, hot shower.
3.   Kitty wanted one thing—a nice, long: hot shower.
4.   Kitty wanted one thing: a nice, long, hot shower.

30. Identify the sentence with the correct punctuation.

1. Our dog is a bit heavy—over 150 pounds—because the kids feed him scraps from the
   table.
2. Our dog is a bit heavy: over 150 pounds, because the kids feed him scraps from the table.
3. Our dog is a bit heavy; over 150 pounds; because the kids feed him scraps from the table.
4. Our dog is a bit heavy over 150 pounds because the kids feed him scraps from the table.

				
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