1. A synonym is a word that's
A. pronounced the same.
B. similar in meaning.
C. opposite in meaning.
D. defined in a thesaurus.
2. What is the most important point in the following sentence? My sister, Emily, the tallest girl in her class, has many friends. A. Emily is the tallest girl in her class.
B. My sister's name is Emily.
C. Emily has many friends.
D. Emily is my sister.
3. Of these four words, which one is most likely to have a negative flavor? A. Meander
4. Which of the following would be an appropriate way to add variety to your sentences? A. Use questions and answers together.
B. Use more close-up words.
C. Make your sentences read like a spoken conversation.
D. Add personal anecdotes.
5. Which one of the following statements about making your writing fun to read is not correct? A. The conversation you write must sound natural for the characters. B. An anecdote or humorous quotation is often more convincing than a strong argument. C. Give your writing a personal touch by showing that you're interested in your subject. D. Direct quotations should be reserved for characters in stories. 6. Nelson's hobby is tinkering with small appliances.
Tinkering with implies that Nelson is unskilled at his hobby. You want to change the flavor of this sentence to show that Nelson is, in fact, quite skilled at his hobby. Which of the following should you choose to replace tinkering with so that the reader gets the right idea? A. Messing with
D. Fiddling with
7. Which is the best strategy to follow when you write a report or an essay? A. Write it in one sitting and revise it only once.
B. Work on it over a seven-day period and rewrite it at least twice. C. Revise it over and over for at least three or four years. D. Get it right the first time and put it aside until it's due. 8. A thesaurus is a book that's useful for finding
A. frequently misspelled words.
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