Quiz 3: Punctuation and Essays

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formal essay
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serious nonfiction writing meant to inform or convince
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linking marks
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comma, semicolon, colon
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essai
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French word for essay
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informal essay
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often humorous
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thesis statement
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gives ideas or opinions to be proven
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genre
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form or type of literature
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American essayists
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Thurber and Emerson
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end marks
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period, question mark, exclamation point
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English essayists
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Addison and Steele
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interrupters
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comma, dash
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fiction
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made up; not real
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nonfiction
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factual
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true
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An informal essay attempts to entertain.
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using a semicolon between the clauses without a conjunction, using a semicolon before a conjunctive adverb, using a comma before the conjunctionsand, but, or, for, nor, so,and yet
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Two independent clauses may be joined by _____.
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parenthetical expressions, two or more adjectives preceding a noun, appositive, direct address
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The four types of comma interrupters are _____.
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dash
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The ______ is used to interrupt and summarize.
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parenthetical expression
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How is the comma or dash used as an interrupter in this sentence? Who, in your opinion, will win the class election?
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appositive
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How is the comma or dash used as an interrupter in this sentence? If Janice, my neighbor’s sister, arrives, we will take her to the museum.
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two adjectives before a noun
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How is the comma or dash used as an interrupter in this sentence? John wept for joy when he heard that his lovable, cuddly sheep dog was safe.
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summary
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How is the dash used as an interrupter in this sentence? Fame, fortune, possessions–none of these things will replace inner peace.
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true
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An introductory comma is used after an interjection and a participial phrase.
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interjection
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Select the correct use of the introductory comma. Well, we never thought that downpour would end.
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adverb clause
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Select the correct use of the introductory comma. Because the snow was so heavy, Kevin wasn’t allowed to use the car.
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participle phrase
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Select the correct use of the introductory comma. Completely exhausted from their climb, Bill and Rob rested on the ridge.
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formal
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Expository writing explains something about a limited topic. It is _____.
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Romans and Greeks
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Essay-like forms of literature date back to the times of the early _____.
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examples, incidents, reasons
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Methods of logical organization used in a formal essay include _____.
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Pain was God’s mistake, God should have invented a better way of alerting us to danger
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In the essay on pain, what did the author feel that most Christians would say about pain if you were to \”pin them down?\”
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It expresses the nature of our fallen world, It makes us consider other values
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In the essay on pain, what is the author’s view of pain?

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