ECA Practice - Conventions

Report
Writing:
English
Language
Conventions:
Practice Quiz
1) Which sentence demonstrates correct use of an
apostrophe?
A) Who’s driving to the conference?
B) He could’nt have made an A on that
test.
C) It’l be a while before the bill is passed.
D) Why is’nt anyone ordering the lobster
bisque?
2) The baseball glove that Keith’s brother gave
him was very old.
The adjective clause “that Keith’s brother gave
him” modifies
A) the verb gave
B) the noun brother
C) the adjective old
D) the noun baseball glove
3) Choose the sentence that contains an error.
A) We played a good game, but we
anyway.
B) She sang badly, so everyone got up and
left the room.
C) She did good on her exam, and it raised
her grade to a B.
D) Jane was given a bad evaluation by her
former employer, so she quit.
4) Which numbered section contains CORRECT
punctuation?
A) section 1
B) section 2
C) section 3
D) section 4
**Sections 1 and 4 use unnecessary commas,
and section 3 uses a colon where a comma is
needed.
5) Which sentence contains a capitalization
error?
A) sentence 1
B) sentence 2
C) sentence 3
D) sentence 4
6) Which sentence contains an error in
parallelism?
A) sentence 1
B) sentence 2
C) sentence 3
D) sentence 4
7) Which sentence lacks parallel structure?
A) I wanted to buy the children a new game
and a new toy for Christmas.
B) The editor likes articles that are written
correctly, precisely, and with a cover sheet.
C) The mother told her children that they
should get plenty of rest, and they should eat
a good breakfast.
D) Jonathan made a D in science because he
waited to the last minute to study, finished
his labs too late, and lacked motivation.
8) Which sentence demonstrates correct use of
the semicolon?
A) My favorite store is having a huge sale you
can buy pants; shirts, and shoes for half price.
B) My favorite store is having a huge sale;
you can buy pants, shirts, and shoes for half
price.
C) My favorite store is having a huge sale you
can buy; pants shirts, and shoes for half price.
D) My favorite store; is having a huge sale
you can buy pants, shirts, and shoes for half
price.
9) Which of these choices BEST paraphrases this
advertisement?
A) Many students have so much
homework that they forget to complete all
their assignments.
B) The GSX360 can help students keep
their homework assignments organized.
C) Leaving homework at home is a
common problem for many students
D) The GSX360 makes homework fun and
enjoyable.
10)Which choice would be underlined (or
italicized) in a formal essay?
A) Respect (song)
B) Birches (poem)
C) Pride and Prejudice (novel)
D) Sophistication (short story)
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