Grammar Exam Answer Key

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Comprehensive Grammar CheckPoint Answer Key, Due in Week Eight

Correct answers are in red.

Inclusive Language: Nonsexist
A. I understand Dr. Maurice hired a new nurse. What is her name?

B. I understand Dr. Maurice hired a new nurse. What is his or her name?
Correct answer
1. B is correct: The second sentence is a gender stereotype. Many nurses are women, but some nurses are men.
Inclusive Language: Nonsexist
A. I’m not very good at math.

B. I’m not very good at math because I’m a girl.
Correct answer:
2. A is correct: The second sentence implies girls are not very good at math, which is a gender stereotype. In fact, many girls do quite well in math.
Inclusive Language: Nonracist
A. My new coworker, a Muslim, is
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Spelling
A. Bob and Carol got into an arguement when thier committment to the political cause was questioned.

B. Bob and Carol got into an argument when their commitment to the political cause was questioned.
Correct answer:
14. B is correct: In the first sentence, argument, their, and commitment are misspelled.
Capitalization

A. After graduation, Susan Clark worked at the university of California and lived in the San Bernardino valley.

B. After graduation, Susan Clark worked at the University of California and lived in the San Bernardino Valley.
Correct answer:
15. B is correct: University and Valley (as proper nouns) are capitalized.
Capitalization

A. Even though it is December, we were able to eat outside at McDonald’s.

B. Even though it is december, we were able to eat outside at mcDonald’s.
Correct answer:
16. A is correct: Months and specific names of companies should be capitalized.
Apostrophe
A. It’s going to be a week before my computer is repaired.

B. Its going to be a week before my computer is repaired.
Correct answer:
17. A is correct: It’s is a contraction of it is.

Apostrophe
A. The children’s party starts at 2 p.m.

B. The childrens’ party starts at 2 p.m.
Correct answer:
18. A is correct: Add an apostrophe s to the plural of an irregularly formed noun to create a plural possessive.
Apostrophe
A. The Robinson’s house is on Spring Street, but ours’ is on Randolph Drive.

B. The

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