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					                   Grammar Practice for the English II Final Exam
        Name_______________________________________________ Period________
EXERCISE 3-1 Parallelism Edit the following sentences to correct faulty parallelism.
a. Police dogs are used for finding lost children, tracking criminals, and the detection of
bombs and illegal drugs.
b. Hannah told her rock climbing partner that she bought a new harness and of her desire
to climb Otter Cliffs.
2. Arriving at Lake Powell in a thunderstorm, the campers found it safer to remain in their
cars than setting up their tents.


EXERCISE 14-1 Sentence fragments Repair any fragment by attaching it to a nearby sentence
or by rewriting it as a complete sentence. If a word group is correct, write “correct” after it.
a. Listening to the CD her sister had sent, Mia was overcome with a mix of emotions.
Happiness, homesickness, nostalgia.
b. Cortés and his soldiers were astonished when they looked down from the mountains and
saw Tenochtitlán. The magnificent capital of the Aztecs.
c. Although my spoken Spanish is not very good. I can read the language with ease.
d. There are several reasons for not eating meat. One reason being that dangerous chemicals
are used throughout the various stages of meat production.


EXERCISE 17-1 The comma Add or delete commas where necessary in the following
sentences. If a sentence is correct, write “correct” after it.
a. Alisa brought the injured bird home, and fashioned a splint out of Popsicle sticks for its
wing.
b. Considered a classic of early animation The Adventures of Prince Achmed used hand-cut
silhouettes against colored backgrounds.
1. While I was driving a huge delivery truck ran through a red light.
3. Lit by bright halogen lamps hundreds of origami cranes sparkled like diamonds in
sunlight.
4. As the first chord sounded, Aileen knew that her spirits were about to rise.


Adapted from exercise masters for A WRITER’S REFERENCE, 6th ed., by Diana Hacker
(Boston: Bedford/ St. Martin’s, 2007).
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                  Grammar Practice for the English II Final Exam
       Name_______________________________________________ Period________


EXERCISE 18-3 The colon, the semicolon, and the comma Edit the following sentences to
correct errors in the use of the comma, the semicolon, or the colon. If a sentence is correct, write
“correct” after it.
b. If we have come to fight, we are far too few, if we have come to die, we are far too many.
c. The travel package includes: a round-trip ticket to Athens, a cruise through the Cyclades,
and all hotel accommodations.
1. Harry Potter prevails against pain and evil for one reason, his heart is pure.
2. While traveling through France, Rose visited: the Loire Valley, Chartres, the Louvre, and
the McDonald’s stand at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.
3. There are three types of leave; annual leave, used for vacations, sick leave, used for
medical appointments and illness, and personal leave, used for a variety of personal
reasons.


EXERCISE 19-1 The apostrophe Edit the following sentences to correct errors in the use of
the apostrophe. If a sentence iscorrect, write “correct” after it.
a. This diet will improve almost anyone’s health.
b. The innovative shoe fastener was inspired by the designers young son.
c. Each days menu features a different European country’s dish.
d. Sue worked overtime to increase her families earnings.
e. Ms. Jacobs is unwilling to listen to students complaints about computer failures and
damaged disks.
1. Siddhartha sat by the river and listened to its many voices.
2. Three teenage son’s can devour about as much food as four full-grown field hands. The
only difference is that they dont do half as much work.
3. We handle contracts with NASA and many other government agency’s.
4. Patience and humor are key tools in a travelers survival kit.
5. My sister-in-law’s quilts are being shown at the Fendrick Gallery.


Adapted from exercise masters for A WRITER’S REFERENCE, 6th ed., by Diana Hacker
(Boston: Bedford/ St. Martin’s, 2007).
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