Questions

Questions

QUESTION 1

1. Which sentence correctly places modifiers?

The wilderness is slowly reclaiming the pasture ever encroaching.
Almost I become tired of watching television all the time.
If he had started to paint early enough, he would have been finished by now.
He wanted to nearly go before he reached the front of the line.

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QUESTION 2

1. Choose the answer that best revises the sentence to make the structure of the sentence parallel.  Living at my grandmother’s, work on the farm, and hiking in the mountains filled my summers as a youth.

Live at my grandmother’s, work on the farm, and hiking in the mountains filled my summers as a youth.
Living at my grandmother’s, working on the farm, and hiking in the mountains filled my summers as a youth.
Living at my grandmother’s, work on the farm, and hike in the mountains filled my summers as a youth.
a and c

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QUESTION 3

1. Which sentence correctly places modifiers?

The child’s booster chair reached the table just.
I’m going to do for national security some really important work.
Ernie almost moved back to Toronto.
Mr. Templeton bought a new typewriter yesterday only.

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QUESTION 4

1. Which sentence correctly places modifiers?

The emergency crew had to pump fifteen tons of concrete into the silo to completely seal off the contaminated space.
To thoroughly scramble the door prize tickets, Jean dumped them into a bowl and stirred them with a wooden spoon from the church kitchen.
The guide began to accurately describe the history of the cathedral.
All of these choices.

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QUESTION 5

1. Which sentence correctly places modifiers?

The camel spit as he walked past its pen on the warrior.
The rogue hippopotamus bit off the canoe through the side, tossing everyone in the water.
Donald failed to soon enough gather reference letters for the position.
None of these choices.

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QUESTION 6

1. Choose the answer that best revises the sentence to make the structure of the sentence parallel.  While participating in group activities and meet blind dates, I learned accuracy, completeness, and punctual.

While participating in group activities and meeting blind dates, I learned accuracy, completeness, and punctuality.
While participating in group activities and meet blind dates, I learned accuracy, completeness, and punctuality.
While participating in group activities and meet blind dates, I learn to be accurate, complete, and punctual.
a and b

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QUESTION 7

1. Parallel elements regularly appear in:

lists or series.
compound structures.
comparisons and contrasts or in comparisons using than or as.
all of these choices.

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QUESTION 8

1. Which sentence correctly places modifiers?

The painted vase costs $7,000 nearly.
The cartoon depicts upper management in a poor light, which shows two executives talking nonsense.
But he isn’t ready for that piece even!
Please use the blue bowl sitting by the sink for the clean vegetables.

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QUESTION 9

1. Choose the answer that best revises the sentence to make the structure of the sentence parallel.  One can learn everything about the law, financial, and operational aspects of a company when she has access to the right materials.

One can learn everything about the legal, financial, and operational aspects of a company when one has access to the right materials.
One can learn everything about the law, finances, and operational aspects of a company when she has access to the right materials.
One can learn everything about the law, financial, and operations of a company when she has access to the right materials.
b and c

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QUESTION 10

1. Which sentence correctly places modifiers?

Roger’s tonsils had to come out almost the size of golf balls.
In the morning, I may have to leave for Ohio.
She in the movies wore a jacket because the air-conditioning was too cold.
He has not worked up even a sweat cleaning out the stables.

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QUESTION 11

1. Choose the answer that best revises the sentence to make the structure of the sentence parallel.  Putting pieces of raw video and audio together and create a finished product really agrees with Dan.

Put pieces of raw video and audio together and create a finished product really agrees with Dan.
Putting pieces of raw video and audio together and creating a finished product really agrees with Dan.
Putting pieces of raw video and audio together and create a finished product really agreeing with Dan.
None of these choices.

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QUESTION 12

1. Ideas in parallel grammatical form express ideas ________ in meaning.

related
parallel
opposite
all of these choices

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QUESTION 13

1. Choose the answer that best revises the sentence to make the structure of the sentence parallel.  When she gets the chance, she likes to go country dancing, a drive in the mountains, and to watch all sorts of sports events.

When she gets the chance, she likes going country dancing, a drive in the mountains, and to watch all sorts of sports events.
When she gets the chance, she likes to go country dancing, to drive in the mountains, and to watch all sorts of sports events.
When she gets the chance, she likes to go country dancing, a drive in the mountains, and watching all sorts of sports events.
The sentence is correct as is.

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QUESTION 14

1. Choose the answer that best revises the sentence to make the structure of the sentence parallel.  I have the basic skills to prepare and interpreting financial statements.

I have the basic skills to prepare and to interpreting financial statements.
I have the basic skills to preparing and interpreting financial statements.
I have the basic skills to prepare and interpret financial statements.
None of these choices.

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QUESTION 15

1. Parallel structure can also indicate:

equal importance.
unequal importance.
related ideas.
unequal importance and related ideas.

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QUESTION 16

1. For parallel structure, balance:

nouns with nouns.
phrases with phrases.
clauses with clauses.
all of these choices.

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QUESTION 17

1. Which sentence correctly places modifiers?

If you are looking for Juanita, she just stepped out for coffee.
Almost we ran out of water in the desert.
Before the bell sounded, they beat everyone there nearly.
The tribe allowed us here only.

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QUESTION 18

1. Which sentence correctly places modifiers?

In the balance, our whole way of life hangs.
How do we cross the border without getting caught at night between Iraq and Iran?
She put the bouquet that she had purchased that morning in a vase on the kitchen table.
None of these choices.

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QUESTION 19

1. Choose the answer that best revises the sentence to make the structure of the sentence parallel.  Writing any long paper requires energy, commitment, dedicating, and just plain old-fashioned sweat.

Writing any long paper requires energizing, commitment, dedicating, and just plain old-fashioned sweat.
Writing any long paper requires energy, committing, dedicating, and just plain old-fashioned sweat.
Writing any long paper requires energy, commitment, dedication, and just plain old-fashioned sweat.
The sentence is correct as is.

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QUESTION 20

1. Choose the answer that best revises the sentence to make the structure of the sentence parallel.  Ralph sounds like the typical teenager caught up in adolescent hormones when he talks on the phone, gives in to peer pressure, and flouts parental authority.

Ralph sounds like the typical teenager catching up in adolescent hormones when he talks on the phone, gives in to peer pressure, and flouts parental authority.
Ralph sounds like the typical teenager caught up in adolescent hormones when talking on the phone, gives in to peer pressure, and flouts parental authority.
Ralph sounds like the typical teenager caught up in adolescent hormones when he talks on the phone, giving in to peer pressure, and flouts parental authority.
The sentence is correct as is.

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QUESTION 21

1. Choose the answer that best revises the sentence to make the structure of the sentence parallel.  Jane’s duties at the studio include organizing shot locations, arranging lights, and videotape editor.

Jane’s duties at the studio include organizer of shot locations, arranging lights, and videotape editor.
Jane’s duties at the studio include organizing shot locations, arranger of lights, and videotape editor.
Jane’s duties at the studio include organizing shot locations, arranging lights, and editing videotape.
Jane’s duties at the studio include videotape editor, organizing shot locations, and arranging lights.

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QUESTION 22

1. Repeating ________ can make parallel structure clear.

the introductory word of a phrase or clause
the to of an infinitive
a preposition or an article
all of these choices

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QUESTION 23

1. Choose the answer that best revises the sentence to make the structure of the sentence parallel.  Verbal abuse often involves screaming, cursing, and names.

Verbal abuse often involves screams, cursing, and names.
Verbal abuse often involves screams, curses, and name-calling.
Verbal abuse often involves screaming, cursing, and name-calling.
The sentence is correct as is.

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QUESTION 24

1. Which sentence correctly places modifiers?

When called, she for a medical emergency responds quickly.
Without giving away too much of the plot, Helena described the heroine’s actions in the film.
Nearly the snakebite victim died before the proper antitoxin was injected.
None of these choices.

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QUESTION 25

1. Choose the answer that best revises the sentence to make the structure of the sentence parallel.  The ballerina practiced pirouettes, stepping, and leaping in the air.

The ballerina pirouettes, stepped, and leaps in the air.
The ballerina pirouetted, steps, and leaps in the air.
The ballerina practiced pirouetting, stepping, and leaping in the air.
a or b

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