Sentence Skills Practice Test 1 Instructions

This 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,

Mr. Wilson planninq to teach a course in physics next fall

a. planning
b. are planning
c. with a plan
d. plans

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:

Using 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.

The rewritten sentence should be
"She eliminated a number of errors on her paper because she used the spell checker."

After you've read and understood the two examples above, you may start the test.

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