Writing Skills Essay

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Which one of the following sentences contains an unnecessary word? A. The snake raised up its head and struck. B. Why don't you leave before the crowd arrives? C. Rich was angry, but he concealed his feelings. D. She left early, though he told her not to. 2. An interjection is always A. preceded by preposition. B. followed by an exclamation point. C. intended to show feeling. D. related to another word in the sentence. 3. Which of the following statements about connecting paragraphs is correct? A. A good connection between two paragraphs is an implied transition. B. You can use a pointing word that that refers to a word in the previous paragraph. C. Two paragraphs may be joined by an action verb. D. You can't state an idea in paragraph 2 that's related to an idea in paragraph 1. 4. 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. Prepositional phrase C. Dangling modifier D. Run-on sentence 5. Which of the following sentences has a compound predicate? A. She placed the shells in a plastic bag while he dried himself off. B. She raced along the path to beat him to the beach. C. She washed the shells and dried them in the sun. D. While he swam, she collected shells. 6. 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 7. Which of the following is correct in regard to the use of formal English? A. Contractions are considered acceptable in any document. B. In formal business correspondence, it's best keep the language impersonal. C. Formal English is used more frequently in speaking than in writing. D. In formal English, we use words to say precisely what we mean. 8. Choose the

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