business english mcq-Which of the following combine with main verbs to indicate time, possibility, and other kin

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 [removed]

B. modifiers [removed]

C. pronouns [removed]

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 [removed]

B. restate the thesis [removed]

C. use transitional words [removed]

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 [removed]

B. indicate doubt [removed]

C. add emphasis [removed]

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 [removed]

B. adjective [removed]

C. noun [removed]

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 costliest hurricane in US history. 

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A. noun [removed]

B. verb [removed]

C. adjective [removed]

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 [removed]

B. won every time he plays [removed]

C. used to win every time [removed]

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 [removed]

B. being verbs [removed]

C. adverbs [removed]

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. [removed]

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

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

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 [removed]

B. part of speech [removed]

C. pronunciation [removed]

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 [removed]

B. a thesis statement, topics, examples and references [removed]

C. an introduction, thesis, support and conclusion [removed]

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. [removed]

B. They met after work for a game of tennis. [removed]

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

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. [removed]

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

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

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. [removed]

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

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

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 [removed]

B. transitional example [removed]

C. vague example [removed]

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 [removed]

B. complex sentence [removed]

C. comma splice [removed]

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 [removed]

B. brings closure to the piece [removed]

C. features footnoted information [removed]

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 [removed]

B. verb [removed]

C. adjective [removed]

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 [removed]

B. subject, verb, and a complete thought [removed]

C. subject, verb, and a prepositional phrase [removed]

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 [removed]

B. compound-complex sentence [removed]

C. complex sentence [removed]

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 [removed]

B. follow the same order [removed]

C. do not offer direction [removed]

D. only address the first point

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