Sentence Skills: Sample Test

1. If a number is divided by 4, and then 3 is subtracted, the result is 0.

Sentence Correction Questions:
Select the best version of the underlined part of the sentence. The first choice is the same as the original sentence. If you think the original sentence is best, choose the first answer.

1. Ms Rose planning to teach a course in biology next summer.




2. The baby was obviously getting too hot, then Sam did what he could to cool her.




3. She hoped to find a new job. One that would let her earn money during the school year.




4. Knocked sideways, the statue looked as if it would fall.




5. To walk, biking, and driving are Pat’s favorite ways of getting around.




6. When you cross the street in the middle of the block, this is an example of jaywalking.




7. Walking by the corner the other day, a child, I noticed, was watching for the light to change.




Construction Shift Questions:
Rewrite the sentence in your head, following the directions given below. Keep in mind that your new sentence should be well written and should have essentially the same meaning as the sentence given you.

8. Being a female jockey, she was often interviewed.

Rewrite, beginning with She was often interviewed.....

The next words will be




9. In his songs, Gordon Lightfoot makes melody and lyrics intricately intertwine.

Rewrite, beginning with Melody and lyrics.....

Your new sentence will include




10. It is easy to carry solid objects without spilling them, but the same cannot be said of liquids.

Rewrite, beginning with Unlike liquids.....

The next words will be




11. Excited children ran toward the loud music, and they told others about the ice cream truck outside.

Rewrite, beginning with The excited children, who had run toward the loud ......

The next words will be




12. If he had enough strength, Todd would move the boulder.

Rewrite, beginning with Todd cannot move the boulder....

The next words will be




13. The band began to play, and then the real party started.

Rewrite, beginning with The real party started....

The next words will be




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