41. In the following sentence, which word is used as a coordinating conjunction? Lisa and Mary were home on time, but Kim, Francine, and Penny weren’t going to make it.
A. but
B. and
C. were
D. on
42. Which of the following sentences demonstrates a subject-verb-modifier pattern?
A. Shelly served dinner after spending hours preparing the meal.
B. Shelly, after spending hours preparing the meal, served dinner.
C. After spending hours preparing the meal, Shelly served dinner.
D. Because she’d spent hours preparing the meal, Shelly, a stickler for following recipes, finally served dinner.
43. The topic sentence of each paragraph should support the
A. thesis.
B. title.
C. conclusion.
D. topic sentence of the following paragraph.
44. The feelings and attitudes evoked by a word are referred to as its
A. connotation.
B. evocation.
C. figuration.
D. denotation.
45. Which type of learners would benefit by checking whether their thesis and topic sentences are clearly stated when revising their essays?
A. Pragmatic
B. Abstract
C. Verbal
D. Concrete
46. If one or more paragraphs in an essay lack adequate explanations or supporting details, you can
A. use a transitional phrase to link it to another paragraph that includes more details.
B. revise the topic sentence so that fewer details are needed to support it.
C. use who, what, when, where, why, and how questions to generate the details you need.
D. delete sentences that don’t support the topic sentence.
47. Contractions, slang, short sentences, and sentence fragments are all characteristic of _______ diction.
A. popular
B. non-academic
C. informal
D. conventional
48. Choose the sentence that correctly uses parallelism.
A. In her English Composition class, Emma learned to read essays critically and she appreciated academic writing.
B. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.
C. It was both a very long lecture and very boring.
D. Phillip and his friends found the concert offensive, and they also thought it was embarrassing.
49. Which of the following sentences uses a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence?
A. My aunt, who usually behaves like a queen, was suddenly asking—no, begging—for help.
B. The budget payment is much higher than we anticipated, but the price of heating oil has skyrocketed this year.
C. Out in the yard, the children shouted loudly and threw silly insults at each other.
D. We fired our old housekeeper, who we thought had stolen Grandma’s rings; we later regretted it.
50. Both Ada and Phil are evaluating their thesis statements, topic sentences, and evidence. If Ada finds that her essay doesn’t have a thesis statement identifying the topic of the essay, she will reread the essay to determine the main point of the essay. If Phil finds that his essay lacks evidence to support his thesis statement, he will do additional research to find substantial evidence. Who is correctly evaluating and revising his or her essay?
A. Both Ada and Phil
B. Only Phil
C. Neither Ada nor Phil
D. Only Ada

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