Business english mcq-which of the following combine with main verbs

Question 1 of 20

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Which of the following combine with main verbs to indicate time, possibility, and other kinds of meaning?

 

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A. conjunctions

 

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B. modifiers

 

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C. pronouns

 

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D. helping verbs

 

 

Question 2 of 20

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Other than examples, a good way to provide detail in your paragraphs would be to __________.

 

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A. restate the topic sentence

 

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B. restate the thesis

 

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C. use transitional words

 

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D. use comparisons

 

 

Question 3 of 20

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The main purpose of a transition is to __________.

 

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A. conclude a thought

 

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B. indicate doubt

 

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C. add emphasis

 

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D. link ideas

 

 

Question 4 of 20

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The word run is what part of speech?

 

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A. verb

 

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B. adjective

 

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C. noun

 

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D. all of the above

 

 

Question 5 of 20

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Identify the part of speech or the form of a part of speech in the underlined portion of the sentence. Hurricane Katrina was the costliesthurricane in US history.

 

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A. noun

 

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B. verb

 

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C. adjective

 

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D. adverb

 

 

Question 6 of 20

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Choose the correct ending for the sentence, considering verb tense and avoiding passive voice: Kareem is so good at word games that he __________.

 

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A. wins every time he plays

 

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B. won every time he plays

 

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C. used to win every time

 

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D. never wins

 

 

Question 7 of 20

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Have, has, and had are examples of what?

 

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A. helping verbs

 

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B. being verbs

 

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C. adverbs

 

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D. action verbs

 

 

Question 8 of 20

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Which of the following is a complex sentence?

 

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A. She was invited to the party, but she had already made other plans.

 

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B. He wasn’t hungry because he had a late lunch.

 

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C. The dog followed her around the apartment all day long.

 

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D. Initially, the conference seemed unimportant, but he was glad he attended.

 

 

 

Question 9 of 20

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The etymology of a word tells you its __________.

 

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A. origins and history

 

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B. part of speech

 

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C. pronunciation

 

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D. usage label

 

 

 

Question 10 of 20

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An effective body paragraph contains __________.

 

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A. charts, graphs, tables and footnotes

 

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B. a thesis statement, topics, examples and references

 

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C. an introduction, thesis, support and conclusion

 

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D. direction, unity, coherence and support

 

 

Question 11 of 20

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Which of the following is a compound sentence?

 

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A. After it began to rain, he could not find his umbrella.

 

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B. They met after work for a game of tennis.

 

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C. She liked her neighbors, but she rarely saw them.

 

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D. The afternoon meeting extended into the evening hours.

 

 

Question 12 of 20

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Which of the following is a simple sentence?

 

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A. The store opened early and closed late to celebrate its annual sale.

 

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B. She left home on time, but she still arrived late due to traffic.

 

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C. After he compared the prices and features, he purchased the less expensive model.

 

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D. She could not attend the wedding, but she sent the bride and groom a gift.

 

 

 

 

Question 13 of 20

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Choose the version of the sentence below that has correctly placed modifiers.

 

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A. Coughing and sputtering, Alan steered the old car to the side of the road.

 

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B. The old car was coughing and sputtering as Alan steered it to the side of the road.

 

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C. The car Alan was driving coughed and sputtered as he steering it down the road.

 

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D. The coughing and sputtering car Alan was driving steered down the road.

 

 

 

Question 14 of 20

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A detailed, paragraph-long example is called a/an __________.

 

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A. extended example

 

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B. transitional example

 

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C. vague example

 

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D. direct example

 

 

Question 15 of 20

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Two sentences joined together with a coordinating conjunction and a comma form a __________.

 

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A. compound sentence

 

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B. complex sentence

 

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C. comma splice

 

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D. run-on

 

 

Question 16 of 20

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A body paragraph in an essay is one that ________.

 

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A. expounds upon the thesis of the essay

 

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B. brings closure to the piece

 

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C. features footnoted information

 

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D. introduces the ideas that will be covered in the essay

 

 

Question 17 of 20

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A(n) __________ names a person, place, thing, or idea.

 

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A. noun

 

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B. verb

 

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C. adjective

 

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D. pronoun

 

 

Question 18 of 20

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In order to have a complete sentence, you need a __________.

 

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A. subject and verb

 

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B. subject, verb, and a complete thought

 

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C. subject, verb, and a prepositional phrase

 

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D. subject, verb, and a dependent clause

 

 

Question 19 of 20

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A sentence that consists of two or more main clauses and no subordinate clause is a __________.

 

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A. compound sentence

 

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B. compound-complex sentence

 

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C. complex sentence

 

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D. simple sentence

 

 

 

 

Question 20 of 20

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If a thesis statement lists multiple supporting points, topic sentences __________.

 

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A. are not used

 

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B. follow the same order

 

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C. do not offer direction

 

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D. only address the first point

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