Question 1 of 20
5.0/ 5.0 Points
All of the following are guidelines for making your writing more engaging except
A. use different ways to join ideas.
B. use a mix of short and long sentences.
C. avoid using commands, questions, or exclamation.
D. vary the beginnings of sentences.
Question 2 of 20
We read, “Sally hates spiders, my friend collects spiders.” Which kind of error are we seeing here?
A. Fragments joined by a comma
B. A run-on
C. A comma splice
D. Unnecessary punctuation
Question 3 of 20
Basic ways to define a word or term include all of the following except definition by
A. synonym.
B. class.
C. research.
D. negation.
Question 4 of 20
In a definition by _______, the author of paragraph tells us what is not true before he or she tells us what is true.
A. class
B. category
C. negation
D. explanation
Question 5 of 20
The two kinds of _______ paragraphs explained in your textbook are the how-to paragraph and the explanation paragraph.
A. process
B. revision
C. coherent
D. structure
Question 6 of 20
Which word is a synonym for “timid”?
A. Shy
B. Outgoing
C. Extroverted
D. Social
Question 7 of 20
An example of a prepositional phrase is
A. “the dog barked.”
B. “sleeping late.”
C. “the horns blared.”
D. “in the desk.”
Question 8 of 20
Beginning writers tend to overuse _______, which quickly become monotonous.
A. long sentences
B. complicated sentences
C. short, simple sentences
D. complex sentences
Question 9 of 20
Transitional expressions used in process paragraphs include all of the following except
A. begin by.
B. above.
C. until.
D. finally.
Question 10 of 20
A/an _______ modifies a noun, a verb, or another adverb.
A. synonym
B. adverb
C. homonym
D. adjective
Question 11 of 20
When an author writes a/an _______ question in a paragraph, he or she intends to answer it in the balance of the paragraph.
A. exclamatory
B. emphatic
C. rhetorical
D. exploratory
Question 12 of 20
A/an _______ is a word or group of words that renames or describes a noun or pronoun, as in the sentence, “Carlos, a native of Argentina, is the new wrestling champion.”
A. compound predicate
B. appositive
C. adverb
D. “-ing” modifier
Question 13 of 20
These two sentences appear in a paragraph: “Sally loves horses.” “Sally hates cowboy movies.” If you combine these two sentences into one sentence, using the conjunction “yet,” your new sentence will have a
A. compound predicate.
B. compound subject.
C. complex predicate.
D. complex subject.
Question 14 of 20
The _______ paragraph gives the reader directions on how he or she can do something.
A. explanation
B. plan
C. how-to
D. lecture
Question 15 of 20
A/an _______ tells us more about a noun or pronoun and must be placed directly before or directly after the noun or pronoun it refers to.
A. adverbial
B. preposition
C. prepositional phrase
D. appositive
Question 16 of 20
A run-on occurs when two independent clauses are joined by a _______ conjunction.
A. qualifying
B. coordinating
C. elaborating
D. subordinating
Question 17 of 20
A prepositional phrase is a group of words containing a preposition and
A. its object.
B. a verb.
C. a subject.
D. its predicate.
Question 18 of 20
Which statement is true?
A. Good writers never use exclamation marks.
B. An imperative sentence is a command.
C. Commands are followed by an exclamation mark.
D. Rhetorical questions are used only in satirical writing.
Question 19 of 20
_______ paragraphs give readers step-by-step information.
A. Definition
B. Authoritarian
C. Informal
D. Process
Question 20 of 20
All of the following are true about dangling modifiers except
A. dangling modifiers are essentially indistinguishable from fragments.
B. they aren’t logically related to the word or words they’re supposed to modify.
C. they’re generally the first words of a sentence.
D. dangling modifiers can’t be corrected by moving words around.

Calculate Your Essay Price
(550 words)

Approximate price: $22

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more

Order your essay today and save 10% with the coupon code: best10