3.3 Chapter 4 Reading Quiz
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Which of the following sentences has a dangling/misplaced modifier?
Noticing Mark was on leave, Cody was asked not to assign the new task to him.
Which of the following is true about topic sentences?
The most common paragraph arrangement is to begin with the topic sentence.
Which of the following sentences uses a redundant word?
It is a true fact that the company is running a loss.
Choose the transitional word that best fits the following sentence.
The people at the reunion had not seen each other for ten years. _____, they did not recognize each other immediately.
Cliches should be used sparingly because they _____.
create problems in cross-cultural communication
Which of the following is an example of a sentence in which one idea is subordinated to the other?
The company, which saw a huge increase in quarterly profits, invested large amounts of money in research and development.
Which of the following is true about cliches?
Business cliches can sometimes increase your credibility with other business people.
Which of the following statements has the least level of formality when compared to the other statements?
I'll double-check with Susan on the matter and keep you posted
For writing to be clear and effective, you should _____.
avoid using stiff words
Which of the following sentences is an example of an incomplete construction?
As far as time management, he is a master of multitasking.
Which of the following is an example of a nondiscriminatory sentence?
Jeremy is developmentally disabled and is allowed to work from home.
Which of the following sentences does NOT use slang or a cliche?
They decided to schedule the meeting at an earlier date.
Which of the following sentences uses technical words?
It is advisable to invest in an annuity.
Which of the following sentences avoids the use of cluttering phrases?
Please fill out the forms and provide all relevant documents to speed up the application process.
Which of the following advices will help you use paragraphing to your best advantage?
Ensure the different bits of information are related to each other in terms of logic.
Which of the following is true about paragraph design?
The topic sentence expresses the main idea of a paragraph.
Which of the following sentences handles its subject most positively?
Although all of our positions are filled, we will hold your application for a possible future opening.
Which of the following sentences is the best example of the use of abstract words?
She has a good attendance record.
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