Question 1 of 205.0 Points
As a rule, the strongest support for your thesis should be written in your _______ paragraph.
B. first body
C. third body
Question 2 of 205.0 Points
Some clauses, called _______ pronouns, begin with who, what, that, or which and serve to modify a noun or pronoun.
Question 3 of 205.0 Points
A single composition made up of several paragraphs that focuses on a particular theme is called a/an
Question 4 of 205.0 Points
Which sentence uses commas correctly?
A. Fried chicken, biscuits, potato salad and corn were served at the barbeque.
B. Please take off your coat, sit down and open your textbook.
C. The couple decided to go bowling, eat dinner and take a walk in the park.
D. Jules ate pizza, salad, and yogurt for lunch.
Question 5 of 205.0 Points
In this sentence, “An experienced fisherman, Jake Webb had mastered the art of patience,” the comma is used to set off a/an
B. introductory phrase.
D. transitional expression.
Question 6 of 205.0 Points
Which statement is false?
A. Parentheticals aren’t crucial to the meaning of a sentence.
B. Parentheticals are like asides.
C. Parentheticals are crucial to the meaning of a sentence.
D. Parentheticals are like comments.
Question 7 of 205.0 Points
You should not use a colon
A. to introduce a block quotation.
B. to precede a short, direct quotation.
C. after the salutation of a formal letter.
D. to introduce a series.
Question 8 of 205.0 Points
Which statement is false?
A. Possessive pronouns don’t require an apostrophe.
B. Add the “-s” suffix to a noun or pronoun—unless it already ends in “-s.”
C. When the word ends in “-s,” place the apostrophe after the “-s.”
D. Never use an apostrophe to indicate expressions of time.
Question 9 of 205.0 Points
In which sentence do we find an incorrect use of a hyphen?
A. Sarah Hasty, who led the floor exercises, was well-known.
B. Dr. Reinhart, a well-respected physicist, presented a lecture on space travel.
C. Sarah Hasty, a well-known gymnast, led the floor exercises.
D. Dr. Reinhart, who presented the lecture on space travel, was well respected.
Question 10 of 205.0 Points
Which sentence needs a possessive apostrophe?
A. When the cats away, the mice will play.
B. Back in 68, we though the world was our oyster.
C. Parson Brown said we’re all our brothers keepers.
D. Be sure to mind your Ps and Qs.
Question 11 of 205.0 Points
One or more hyphens are used correctly in all of these sentences except which one?
A. Garcia was the mayor-elect of Harper’s Ferry.
B. Gabriel lacked self-esteem.
C. Helen told Fred that she would love him ever-more.
D. No less than 47 mothers-in-law attended the graduation ceremony.
Question 12 of 205.0 Points
Which of these is a major reason for using contractions?
A. Contractions allow you to eliminate unnecessary words.
B. Contractions allow you to write like people speak.
C. Contractions can be used to express humor.
D. Contractions allow you to express thoughts more logically.
Question 13 of 205.0 Points
Using contractions can make our writing more readable, but at the same time and in the same paragraph, not using a contraction allows us to express
Question 14 of 205.0 Points
In a sample essay for this lesson, we read, “Add those two together and then think about the health benefits that accrue to all pet owners and you’ll realize an amazing thing: Adopting a shelter animal can improve your quality of life in surprising and delightful ways.” In which of the five paragraphs would you find these lines?
B. Body paragraph 1
D. Body paragraph 3
Question 15 of 205.0 Points
According to your online text, the five-paragraph essay is made up of three elements. They are
A. thesis, support, conclusion.
B. beginning, middle, end.
C. introduction, body, conclusion.
D. thinking, writing, revising.
Question 16 of 205.0 Points
Commas should not be used
A. to convey contrast.
B. after yes or no in answering a question.
C. to explain a specific statement.
D. following interjections.
Question 17 of 205.0 Points
You can also use a/an _______ dash to emphasize a point.
Question 18 of 205.0 Points
Which sentence contains a restrictive relative clause?
A. Claudia, known as an avid reader, was chosen to be captain of the girls’ hockey team.
B. The Orange Avenue market, a local tourist attraction, is open only on Wednesdays.
C. Migrant workers who spoke English were paid better than those who spoke only Spanish.
D. The pond, which froze solid by February, was a favorite place for summer barbeques.
Question 19 of 205.0 Points
Which sentence is missing a comma?
A. Algernon’s bedroom was decorated with movie posters, Star Trek memorabilia and chess trophies.
B. To complete this project, you’ll need masking tape, scissors, glue, your instruction booklet, and poster board.
C. The menu offered red wine or white wine or mineral water.
D. The people who attended Alicia’s party included the rich, the famous, the almost-famous, and relative unknowns, all of whom, in any case, had capped teeth.
Question 20 of 205.0 Points
Which sentence includes an introductory phrase?
A. Nathan, on the other hand, was a great fan of country music.
B. Actually, I’ve never met a Russian I didn’t like.
C. After the 20-mile hike, the recruits were ready for a break.
D. Every member of the team, even short-shot McCauley, was ready for a full-court press.