Sentence Skills Practice
Test 1 Instructions
review tests your understanding of sentence structure-of how sentences
are put together and what makes a sentence complete and clear.
There are 10 questions on this review.
Before you begin, work the two sample questions to get the feel of the
instructions. The correct answers are indicated.
Some questions on the review will ask you to select the best version
of the underlined part of the sentence. The first choice is the same
as the original. If you think the original sentence is best, choose
the first one, for example,
Wilson planninq to teach a course in physics next fall
b. are planning
c. with a plan
The correct answer is d. plans.
The revised sentence should read "Mr. Wilson plans to teach a course
in physics next fall."
In other questions, the review will ask you to think through the sentences
and the answer choices for a good revision. A new sentence beginning
is provided. Your new sentence should be well written and should have
basically the same meaning as the original sentence. Rewrite the following:
the spell checker, she eliminated a number of errors on her paper.
Rewrite, beginning with
She eliminated a number of errors on her paper...
The next words will be
a. on account of she used
b. by her using
c. because she used
d. being as she was using
The correct answer is c. because she used.
rewritten sentence should be
"She eliminated a number of errors on her paper because she used
the spell checker."
you've read and understood the two examples above, you may start the