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Conventions are widely used or accepted practices in any instance, for example holding the door open for an elderly person, or saying thank you and please.
a) The underlined definition is correct, but the examples are not b) The examples are correct, but the underlined definition is not c) All of this is correct d) All of this is incorrect
Reference sources, books in which one can look up the correct rules of our language, are only for people who are not smart and should rarely be used.
a) The underlined definition is correct, but the examples are not b) The examples are correct, but the underlined definition is not c) All of this is correct d) All of this is incorrect
Grammar and Usage, how words are used in a language to communicate effectively, are important in order to get an author’s point across.
a) The underlined definition is correct, but the examples are not b) The examples are correct, but the underlined definition is not c) All of this is correct d) All of this is incorrect
Spelling, the correct way to arrange letters in a word, is not important once you get out of high school.
a) The underlined definition is correct, but the examples are not b) The examples are correct, but the underlined definition is not c) All of this is correct d) All of this is incorrect
A homonym, the root word of longer words, can be very confusing if one doesn’t know the meaning of how the word is spelled.
a) The underlined definition is correct, but the examples are not b) The examples are correct, but the underlined definition is not c) All of this is correct d) All of this is incorrect
_____________________________ falls under the rules of proper punctuation, and has five times it needs to be used, usually involving the connection of words.
a) comma placement b) hyphenation c) usage d) none of the above
What changes, if any, need to be made to the following sentence? Ms. Reece asked the class to go over their.
a) no change b) a comma after Ms. Reece c) their should be there d) class should be capitalized
What type of word is their/there?
a) homonym b) synonym c) homograph d) preposition
All sentences must have what to be considered a sentence?
a) subject/any verb b) subject/adjectives/adverbs c) subject/predicate/complete thought d) subject/linking verb/object
Clauses are a group of words that have a _____________ and a ___________.
a) preposition, object b) subject, predicate c) conjunction, preposition d) action verb, interjection
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