Writing Skills Penn Foster

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1. Which of the following is a way you could begin an essay that's about the medical uses of iodine? A. Silver iodide is used in photography. Photography is a widespread form of art, and it has become more popular than painting. B. The Winter Olympics of 1980 took place in the beautiful area of Lake Placid, New York. Lake Placid is nestled in the Adirondack mountains. *C. Last summer, a splinter in my brother's leg became infected, which led to blood poisoning. He could have prevented the problem with a few drops of iodine. D. Although iodine is useful for medical treatments, so are other elements like oxygen, radium, and barium. 2. In which of the following sentences do you find a verb phrase? A. June was a collector of memorabilia. *B. The crowed roared as the bull charged. C. I believed every word he said. D. I shall be all that I am and more. 3. 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. Frequently *C. Prescient D. Honestly 4. 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 Sir B. Dear Editor C. Dear Mr. Givens D. Dear Mrs. Carleton 5. Which one of these statements would be considered inappropriate in formal writing? A. Dr. Thomson arrives promptly each morning. *B. He hates to be late. C. Next, he prepares to conduct his experiments. D. He reviews the reports of his assistants. 6. 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. Run-on sentence *D. Dangling modifier 7. Which one of the following
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