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English II 10th Week Assessment Study Guide Format • The test is fifty (50) multiple choice questions. o Twenty (20) English grammar questions in an ACT Plan format o Twenty (20) content-based questions – questions based on the in-class readings o Ten (10) Reading Questions – questions based on a reading passage provided Part 1: English Study Guide • Using your graded bell ringers and grammar exercises, study the rules for comma usage. Some rules and tips are listed below. o Use commas to separate independent clauses when they are joined by any of these seven coordinating conjunctions: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so ( comma plus a fanboys conjunction) ▪ Tip: A complete sentence should be before the comma plus conjunction, and a complete sentence should be after the comma plus conjunction o Use a comma after an introductory a) clause, b) phrase, or c) word that come before the main clause. o Use a pair of commas in the middle of a sentence to set off clauses, phrases, and words that are not essential to the meaning of the sentence. Use one comma before to indicate the beginning of the nonessential portion and one comma at the end of the nonessential portion. ▪ Tip: If you can leave out the clause, phrase, or word and the sentence still makes sense (and has the same meaning), then the clause, phrase, or element is nonessential. o Use commas to separate three or more words, phrases, or clauses written in a series. • Using your graded bell ringers and grammar exercises, study the rules for semicolon usage. Some rules and tips are listed below. o Sentence; sentence. o Sentence; conjunctive adverb, sentence. o When a semicolon is used to separate two independent clauses, a complete

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