EN120 Lesson 3 Quiz

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The _______ paragraph gives the reader directions on how he or she can do something.

  explanation
  plan
  how-to
  lecture
    5 / 5 points

When one writes a typical paragraph, most of the sentences will be

  questions.
  statements.
  explanations.
  exclamations.
    5 / 5 points

When an author writes a/an _______ question in a paragraph, he or she intends to answer it in the balance of the paragraph.

  exclamatory
  emphatic
  rhetorical
  exploratory
    5 / 5 points

Which of the following can enhance your writing?

  Varying sentence length
  Making punctuation errors
  Ignoring the reader
  Using only one kind of sentence

When you use _______ to define a word, you should use nouns to define nouns, verbs to define verbs, and adjectives to define adjectives.

  homonyms
  antonyms
  classification
  synonyms
    5 / 5 points

All of the following are true about dangling modifiers except

  dangling modifiers are essentially indistinguishable from fragments.
  they aren’t logically related to the word or words they’re supposed to modify.
  they’re generally the first words of a sentence.
  dangling modifiers can’t be corrected by moving words around.

_______ sentences have “you” as their implied subject.

  Exclamation
  Imperative
  Interrogatory
  Declarative
    5 / 5 points

A _______ lacks a verb, a subject, or both and isn’t a complete thought.

  comma splice
  run-on
  fragment
  sentence that
    5 / 5 points

Definition by negation is a good way to address people’s

  stupidity.
  preferences.
  preconceptions.
  weaknesses.
    5 / 5 points

Basic ways to define a word or term include all of the following except definition by

  synonym.
  class.
  research.
  negation.
    0 / 5 points

An example of definition by _______ is this sentence, “Liberty doesn’t mean having the right to do whatever you please, but carries the obligation to respect the rights of others.”

  research
  negation
  class
  synonym
    5 / 5 points

Which word is a synonym for “timid”?

  Shy
  Outgoing
  Extroverted
  Social
    5 / 5 points

In a definition by _______, the author of paragraph tells us what is not true before he or she tells us what is true.

  class
  category
  negation
  explanation

These two sentences appear in a paragraph: “Sally loves horses.” “Sally hates cowboy movies.” If you combine these two sentences into one sentence, using the conjunction “yet,” your new sentence will have a

  compound predicate.
  compound subject.
  complex predicate.
  complex subject.
    5 / 5 points

A/an _______ modifies a noun, a verb, or another adverb.

  synonym
  adverb
  homonym
  adjective
    5 / 5 points

A run-on occurs when two independent clauses are joined by a _______ conjunction.

  qualifying
  coordinating
  elaborating
  subordinating
    5 / 5 points

A/an _______ tells us more about a noun or pronoun and must be placed directly before or directly after the noun or pronoun it refers to.

  adverbial
  preposition
  prepositional phrase
  appositive

Beginning writers tend to overuse _______, which quickly become monotonous.

  long sentences
  complicated sentences
  short, simple sentences
  complex sentences
    5 / 5 points

All of the following are guidelines for making your writing more engaging except

  use different ways to join ideas.
  use a mix of short and long sentences.
  avoid using commands, questions, or exclamation.
  vary the beginnings of sentences.
    0 / 5 points

When we see two independent clauses joined by nothing at all, we have detected a

  fragment.
  fused sentence.
  splice.
  run-on.
    5 / 5 points

An example of a prepositional phrase is

  “the dog barked.”
  “sleeping late.”
  “the horns blared.”
  “in the desk.”
    0 / 5 points

_______ paragraphs give readers step-by-step information.

  Definition
  Authoritarian
  Informal
  Process
    5 / 5 points

The two kinds of _______ paragraphs explained in your textbook are the how-to paragraph and the explanation paragraph.

  process
  revision
  coherent
  structure
    5 / 5 points

A/an _______ is a word or group of words that renames or describes a noun or pronoun, as in the sentence, “Carlos, a native of Argentina, is the new wrestling champion.”

  compound predicate
  appositive
  adverb
  “-ing” modifier
    5 / 5 points

Transitional expressions used in process paragraphs include all of the following except

  begin by.
  above.
  until.
  finally.
    5 / 5 points

The most commonly used sentence is the _______, which is a statement.

  declarative
  rhetorical
  command
  emphatic
    5 / 5 points

We read, “Sally hates spiders, my friend collects spiders.” Which kind of error are we seeing here?

  Fragments joined by a comma
  A run-on
  A comma splice
  Unnecessary punctuation
    5 / 5 points

All of these are ways to correct comma splices, run-ons, and fused sentences except

  join two independent clauses with a coordinating conjunction.
  separate the two clauses with a period.
  join two independent clauses with a subordinating conjunction.
  join the two clauses with a semicolon.
    5 / 5 points

A/an _______ tells us more about a noun or pronoun and must be placed directly before or directly after the noun or pronoun it refers to.

  adverbial
  preposition
  prepositional phrase
  appositive
    5 / 5 points

In a definition by _______, the author of paragraph tells us what is not true before he or she tells us what is true.

  class
  category
  negation
  explanation
    5 / 5 points

_______ sentences have “you” as their implied subject.

  Exclamation
  Imperative
  Interrogatory
  Declarative
    5 / 5 points

When you use _______ to define a word, you should use nouns to define nouns, verbs to define verbs, and adjectives to define adjectives.

  homonyms
  antonyms
  classification
  synonyms
    5 / 5 points

Which of the following can enhance your writing?

  Varying sentence length
  Making punctuation errors
  Ignoring the reader
  Using only one kind of sentence
    5 / 5 points

These two sentences appear in a paragraph: “Sally loves horses.” “Sally hates cowboy movies.” If you combine these two sentences into one sentence, using the conjunction “yet,” your new sentence will have a

  compound predicate.
  compound subject.
  complex predicate.
  complex subject.
    5 / 5 points

Which statement is true?

  Good writers never use exclamation marks.
  An imperative sentence is a command.
  Commands are followed by an exclamation mark.
  Rhetorical questions are used only in satirical writing.
    5 / 5 points

When an author writes a/an _______ question in a paragraph, he or she intends to answer it in the balance of the paragraph.

  exclamatory
  emphatic
  rhetorical
  exploratory
    5 / 5 points

A prepositional phrase is a group of words containing a preposition and

  its object.
  a verb.
  a subject.
  its predicate.



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