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COMM 215 Final Exam Guide

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1. The following word group is a FRAGMENT: That movie, one of my favorites.

2. The following word group is a FRAGMENT: The local baseball team, needing a good pitcher most of all.

3. The following word group is a FRAGMENT: Using a flashlight, he looked under the bed for his shoes.

4. The capitalized verb agrees with the subject: Three employees from our company and one from our competitor WAS fired.

5. The capitalized verb agrees with the subject: Three of my friends LIKE this band.

6. The capitalized verb agrees with the subject: Six girls and one boy WAS in the dance class.

7. Quotation marks are correctly used in the following sentence, the entire sentence is correctly punctuated, and all words in the sentence are correctly capitalized:
“This is a fantastic opportunity”, the salesman insisted.

8. Quotation marks are correctly used in the following sentence, the entire sentence is correctly punctuated, and all words in the sentence are correctly capitalized:
“Are you serious?!?” Fred asked.

9. Quotation marks are correctly used in the following sentence, the entire sentence is correctly punctuated, and all words in the sentence are correctly capitalized:
My best friend said that “She’d heard something like that.”

Part II: Multiple Choice

In the following sentences, identify if the word grouping contains sentence fragments, a comma splice, or a run-on sentence, or if the grouping is a complete sentence.

10. Cats, unlike dogs are fond of sitting on laps.

11. I don’t know what you want me to do, the directions are not clear.

12. While I like bacon, it is not good for me.

13. I like chocolate she likes butterscotch.

Identify the pronoun error in each of the following sentences.

14. When one buys insurance, you need to be clear about your needs.

15. The teacher said they were going to grade the test over the weekend.

16. Sally told Janice that she made the honor roll.

17. The new employees worked long hours, hoping that doing so would advance their careers.

18. Dave hoped that Steve and __ would win the tennis tournament.

19. Lisa hoped that Shelly had remembered to ask her mother for the chocolate chip cookies.

Identify the location or locations where apostrophe errors occur:

20. When we we’re (A) on our way home, we were (B) eager to get they’re (C).

21. Identify the location or locations where apostrophe errors occur:
“Put the clothes over they’re (A),” he said. “That is where they’re (B) going.”

22. Identify the location or locations where apostrophe errors occur:
When the dog knocked over it’s (A) bowl, the little girl claimed that the dog wasn’t (B) her’s (C).

23. Which portion of this sentence followed by a letter is not parallel?
The company president inspired his employees (A), charmed the press (B), and redefined his company’s strategic plan (C).

24. Which portion of this sentence followed by a letter is not parallel?
The clown juggles (A), makes balloon animals (B), and will paint faces (C).

25. Which portion of this sentence followed by a letter is not parallel?
The retired fireman liked fishing (A), to hunt (B), and watching basketball on television (C).

26. Choose the correct verb tenses required in the following sentence.
Whenever I __ to the grocery, I always ___ for fresh produce.

27. Choose the appropriate irregular verb form in the following sentence.
In light of recent developments, the company president ___ his position.

28. Choose the appropriate irregular verb form in the following sentence.
I was surprised by how successful Janice ____.

29. Choose the appropriate irregular verb form in the following sentence.
In retrospect, Jason shouldn’t have taken that important business call right after he’d been ___.

Choose the answer that completes each sentence correctly.

30. Investing in pure research ___ yields no immediate profit, can be hard to justify when a company is in financial difficulties.

31. I had hoped the police would blame Bruce, not ___.

32. Some interviewers ____ have a clear sense of what they want in an employee, ask very tough questions.

33. A venture capitalist has to be willing to take risks when ___ invests ___ money.

34. Many times people will ask a writer where ____ gets ____ ideas.

Part III: Revision

In this section of the final, revise the sentences provided to correct the grammar errors indicated. (In many cases there will be more than one correct alternative to the sentence provided; credit will be given for all correct answers.)

Revise the following word groups to remove all fragments and/or parallelism errors.

35. I like baseball because it is fun and teaches me about the sport.

36. The White Sox are really good at the fundamentals of baseball. Which is why they won the World Series in 2005.

Revise the following word groups to remove all run-on sentences.

37. Studying is hard work many students find they study better when they take regular breaks.

38. Some tests are so hard that no one does well on them other tests are too easy and don’t really test comprehension.

Revise the following sentences so that the subjects and verbs agree with one another.

39. One of my friends want to attend my graduation ceremony.

40. Seven cats, two monkeys, and a dog plays in the store window.

 

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