Writing Skills Part 1

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6. Which of the following is the best opening sentence for a business letter that you want to sound fairly informal? A. Your order of February 10 arrived in our office today. B. Please be advised that I've just received your order. C. This letter is to make you cognizant of our receipt of your order. D. I am in receipt of your order of February 10. 7. 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. While he swam, she collected shells. D. She washed the shells and dried them in the sun. 8. Which of the following is correct in regard to the use of formal English? A. In formal business correspondence, it's best keep the language impersonal. B. In formal English, we use words to say precisely what we mean. C. Formal English is used more frequently in speaking than in writing. D. Contractions are considered acceptable in any document. 9. Which sentence contains both an adverb and a conjunction? A. Do you want the shrimp or the crab? B. Lawson crept silently up the stairs, but couldn't still his heartbeat. C. Lucille was a kind person, but she hated people who spread rumors. D. Don't imagine you can't do as you wish. 10. Which of the following best illustrates a pair of sentences that are joined by an understood relationship? A. I don't understand a word you said. Have you taken a course in English literature? B. It rained for ten days and ten nights. Grandmother Grady called a company to drill a well. C. Detective Smiley scanned the dim hallway. He pulled his pistol from its holster. D. Luke put three dollars into the office football pool. He was looking forward to vacation. 11. A clause from sentence (i) has been turned into a(n) _______ in sentence (ii). (i) Since she knew what the lecture was about, she

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