Penn Foster Exam: 986040rr - Writing Skills Part 1

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Exam: 986040RR - WRITING SKILLS PART 1 When you have completed your exam and reviewed your answers, click Submit Exam. Answers will not be recorded until you hit Submit Exam. If you need to exit before completing the exam, click Cancel Exam. Questions 1 to 20: Select the best answer to each question. Note that a question and its answers may be split across a page break, so be sure that you have seen the entire question and all the answers before choosing an answer. 1. In which of the following sentences do you find a verb phrase? A. I believed every word he said. B. The crowed roared as the bull charged. C. June was a collector of memorabilia. D. I shall be all that I am and more. 2. What is the name of the common error in the following sentence? Having risen because of the rains, the hikers were unable to cross the river. A. Dangling modifier B. Run-on sentence C. Prepositional phrase D. Infinitive phrase 3. Choose the connective that belongs in the blank. She left the party early. Next she went to a movie. _______ she went home. A. Next B. First C. Meanwhile D. Finally 4. Which of the following statements about connecting paragraphs is correct? A. You can use a pointing word that that refers to a word in the previous paragraph. B. Two paragraphs may be joined by an action verb. C. A good connection between two paragraphs is an implied transition. D. You can't state an idea in paragraph 2 that's related to an idea in paragraph 1. 5. How are the ideas in the following two sentences tied together? The best time I had all summer was the night of Sherry's party. The worst was the next day. A. Word pointers B. A connective C. No connection D. Sentences closely connected in meaning 6. A clause from sentence (i) has been turned into a(n) _______ in sentence (ii). (i) Since she knew what the lecture was about, she didn't attend the meeting.

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