Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure
to use correct English spelling and grammar. Your response should be a
maximum of two (2) double-spaced pages in length; refer to the “Assignment
Format” page for specific format requirements.
For Questions 1-5, select the appropriate words for the
sentence. (7 points each)
1. Although the Smiths had
(already, all ready) eaten dinner, they (aloud, allowed) Johnnie to prepare his
plate at the stove and join them at the table.
2. Sarah (choose, chose)
to go on the field trip to Atlanta and was nearly (busting, bursting) with
energy as she boarded the bus.
3. I believe the paper
napkins will (affect, effect) the color scheme you selected for the wedding
(regardless, irregardless) of what Ms. Compton says.
4. We shall (precede,
proceed) with the bake sale, and all (proceeds, proceed) will go to the
5. “(Can, May) I attend the
party with Bert?” I asked Dad. “I (no,
know) he’s not (your, you’re) favorite person.”
For questions, 6-10, select the
correct word for each of the following sentences. (7 points each)
6. People can often work
(to, two, too) much, which leads to burnout.
7. (Your, You’re)
understanding of this novel is so (thorough, through, though).
8. He (sat, set) the plant
on the windowsill so that it could take advantage of the pretty (weather,
9. Blake didn’t (no, know)
if he (passed, past) his exam.
10. You must (accept,
except) the fact that his (been, being) here (effects, affects) you greatly.
11. In a paragraph, define “plagiarism” (10
points), and discuss two (2) ways to avoid plagiarism in your writing (10
points each). (Possible total of 30
points for #11)