Pennfoster Essay

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Writing Skills Part 1 1. Which of the following statements about connecting paragraphs is correct? A. Two paragraphs may be joined by an action verb. *B. You can use a pointing word that that refers to a word in the previous paragraph. 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. 2. In the metaphor of language as a layer cake given in your study unit, which of the following words could be considered to be a frosting word? A. Occasionally *B. Prescient C. Honestly D. Frequently 3. Choose the connective that belongs in the blank in the following sentence. Everyone appeared to be having a good time. _______, my impressions may have been wrong. A. Furthermore B. In other words C. In fact *D. Of course 4. Which one of the following sentences contains two ideas joined by a connecting word? A. Frank went fishing on Saturday he caught many fish. B. Mike ran after the bus. *C. Sally lives with her parents, although she could afford her own apartment. D. Tina arrived at work earlier than usual. 5. 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. Infinitive phrase *B. Dangling modifier C. Run-on sentence D. Prepositional phrase 6. Which of the following groups of words is a sentence fragment? A. We stopped; she didn't. *B. When we stopped by the garden. C. Stop by the garden. D. Stopping by the garden, we saw that the flowers were in bloom. 7. For the greeting in a business letter when you don't know the name of the person who will be reading it, which of the following is least likely to conform to present-day usage? A. Dear Mr. Givens B. Dear Mrs. Carleton

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