Writing Coherent Sentences Pretest

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Choose the pronoun that replaces the underlined word correctly. The runners were thrilled when Speedy Shoes offered the runners each a free pair of training shoes.
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them
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Pet canaries need large cages, wooden perches, some fresh water, and keep out of cold. Which phrase should be revised for a more parallel sentence?
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keep out of cold
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The planet Jupiter, named for the king of the Roman gods, has rings composed of dust particles ejected during impact with incoming comets and asteroids. Which words should be changed to make the sentence more appropriate for a general audience?
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composed and ejected
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If you start to feel hungry, fix yourself a snack. This is an example of a
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complex sentence.
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When writing for a general audience, students should choose words that are
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conversational.
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There is a swimming pool in our backyard, but it contains no water. This is an example of a
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compound sentence.
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Which sentence contains a dangling modifier?
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After trying the new recipe, chicken pizza tasted delicious.
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“Relax,” said my tennis coach. “Your opponent is well trained, but she is no match for your powerful and accurate serve.” Which commonly overused word can be replaced with a more effective choice?
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said
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I cannot wait to see this movie. The main character is played by my favorite actress. Which sentence expresses the same idea in a complex sentence?
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I cannot wait to see this movie because the main character is played by my favorite actress.
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We knew Algerlynn must be angry because her features darkened and her speech became abrupt. Which is the most vivid choice to replace the underlined word?
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furious

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