Before class, Barb and Clive were prepping for an English exam. Barb insisted that the plural of “halo” is “halos.” Clive argued that the plural of “halo” is “haloes.” Who is correct?
A. Barb, not Clive, is correct.
B. Clive, not Barb, is correct.
C. Neither Barb nor Clive is correct.
D. Barb and Clive are both correct.
In your persuasive paragraph, you make a prediction based on the facts, examples, and authorities you’ve cited. When you do this, you’re pointing out the _______ of failure to adopt your point of view.
The plural of fury is
Regarding number and person agreement, _______ pronouns, like “anybody,” “nobody,” “someone,” or “anyone,” are singular. Therefore, any pronoun that refers to them must be singular.
In general, _______ writing is intended to convey information and explain ideas.
The word a pronoun refers to is called its
The transitional expression “for that reason” indicates a cause. Which transitional expression indicates an effect?
C. On account of
D. Yet another factor
Generic nouns _______ refer to a specific person, place, or thing.
All of the following transitional expressions are used to show causes except
A. for that reason.
B. as a result.
C. results from.
Regarding the elements of persuasion, which statement is false?
A. Provide facts.
B. Acknowledge opposing views.
C. Provide examples that support your thesis rather than citing authorities.
D. Offer examples and details that support your point of view.
Words like “who,” “whose,” “which,” and “that” are called _______ pronouns.
Jason argues that oversimplification is a problem when writing a cause-and-effect paragraph. Sally maintains that confusing cause and effect can be a serious problem in writing this kind of paragraph. Who is correct?
A. Jason is correct.
B. Sally is correct.
C. Both Jason and Sally are incorrect.
D. Both Jason and Sally are correct.
When the intended audience of your paragraph is non-specialists, you can make technical language more accessible and readable if you use a _______ style.
In a cause-and-effect paragraph, transition words like “first,” “second,” and “third,” create a _______ order that moves us from cause to cause.
Signal words tell us that _______ usually follow(s).
A. a singular word
B. a plural word
C. either a singular or a plural word
D. a plural and a singular word
To persuade through writing is to
A. agree with.
C. argue against.
_______ determiners, such as “my,” “your,” and “her,” are placed in front of a noun to tell us that something belongs to the person(s) represented by the pronoun, which is why they serve as adjectives.
Which of the following is not an abstract noun?
Which of the following sentences contains a proper noun that should be capitalized?
A. We watched the red-tail hawk soaring overhead.
B. The final exam was due by november 10th.
C. The trawler seemed lost in the vastness of the western sea.
D. Mable was a licensed cosmetologist.
Most English noun plurals end in