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Final Grammar Test

Part I: True or False

1. The following word group is a FRAGMENT: That movie, one of my favorites. __True
__False

2. The following word group is a FRAGMENT: The local baseball team, needing a good pitcher most of all. __True
__False

3. The following word group is a FRAGMENT: Using a flashlight, he looked under the bed for his shoes. __True
__False

4. The capitalized verb agrees with the subject: Three employees from our company and one from our competitor WAS fired. __True
__False

5. The capitalized verb agrees with the subject: Three of my friends LIKE this band. __True
__False

6. The capitalized verb agrees with the subject: Six girls and one boy WAS in the dance class. __True
__False

7. Quotation marks are correctly used in the following sentence, the entire sentence is correctly punctuated, and all words in the sentence are correctly capitalized: "This is a fantastic opportunity", the salesman insisted. __True

__False

8. Quotation marks are correctly used in the following sentence, the entire sentence is correctly punctuated, and all words in the sentence are correctly capitalized: "Are you serious ?!?" Fred asked.

__True
__False

9. Quotation marks are correctly used in the following sentence, the entire sentence is correctly punctuated, and all words in the sentence are correctly capitalized: My best friend said that "She'd heard something like that." __True

__False

Part II: Multiple Choice
In the following sentences, identify if the word grouping contains sentence fragments, a comma splice, or a run-on sentence, or if the grouping is a complete sentence.

10. Cats, unlike dogs and fond of sitting on laps.
__ Sentence fragment
__ Comma splice
__ Run-on sentence
__ Complete sentence (contains no error)

11. I don't know what you want me to do, the directions are not clear. __ Sentence fragment
__ Comma splice
__ Run-on sentence
__ Complete sentence (contains no error)

12. While I like bacon, it is not good for me.
__ Sentence fragment
__ Comma splice
__ Run-on sentence
__ Complete sentence (contains no error)

13. I like chocolate she likes butterscotch.
__ Sentence fragment
__ Comma splice
__ Run-on sentence
__ Complete sentence (contains no error)

Identify the pronoun error in each of the following sentences.

14. When one buys insurance, you need to be clear about your needs. __ Pronoun shift in number
__ Pronoun shift in person
__ Ambiguous reference
__ No error

15. The teacher said they were going to grade the test over the weekend. __ Pronoun shift in number
__ Pronoun shift in person
__ Ambiguous reference
__ No error

16. Sally told Janice that she made the honor role.
__ Pronoun shift in number
__ Pronoun shift in person
__ Ambiguous reference
__ No error

17. The new employees worked long hours, hoping that doing so would advance their careers. __ Pronoun shift in number
__ Pronoun shift in person
__ Ambiguous reference
__ No error

18. Dave hoped that Steve and __ would win the tennis tournament. __ him
__ himself
__ he
__ his

19. Lisa hoped that Shelly had remembered to ask her mother for the chocolate chip cookies. __ Pronoun shift in number
__ Pronoun shift in person
__ Ambiguous reference
__ No error

Identify the location or locations where apostrophe errors occur:

20. When we we're (A) on our way home, we were (B) eager to get they're (C). __Only A
__Only B
__Only C
__A and C

21. Identify the location or locations where apostrophe errors occur: "Put the clothes over they're (A)," he said. "That is where they're (B) going." __Only A
__Only B
__A and B
__No error

22. Identify the location or locations where apostrophe...
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