Writing Skills Part 2

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Student ID: 21542212 Exam: 986041RR - WRITING SKILLS PART 2

When you have completed your exam and reviewed your answers, click Submit Exam. Answers will not be recorded until you hit Submit Exam. If you need to exit before completing the exam, click Cancel Exam. Questions 1 to 20: Select the best answer to each question. Note that a question and its answers may be split across a page break, so be sure that you have seen the entire question and all the answers before choosing an answer.

1. Which of the following would be an appropriate way to add variety to your sentences?
A. Add personal anecdotes. B. Use questions and answers together. C. Use more close-up words. D. Make your sentences read like a spoken conversation.

2. Which
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13. A cliché is a _______ expression.
A. worn-out

B. new C. foreign D. wordy

14. Which one of the following sentences is written in the active voice?
A. Accidents are considered by most people as unavoidable. B. It is said that definite steps can be taken to prevent many accidents. C. Accidents are witnessed every day. D. Few people think seriously of doing something about accidents.

15. Anna is an exceptional young girl. _______ Anna does any job that needs to be done. To vary the sentence structure, which one of the following sentences should you insert in the blank?
A. Anna works hard every day of her life. B. Anna is a hardworking and versatile person. C. Have you noticed how hard she works? D. Anna is always working hard at home.

16. Freewriting is an exercise in which you
A. rewrite an article in a magazine or newspaper. B. write only grammatically correct sentences. C. revise and polish an essay. D. write whatever your thoughts are in no particular order.

17. When using direct quotations in your writing, which of the following should be placed outside the set of quotation marks?
A. Comma B. Question mark C. Period D. Semicolon

18. Which of the following words is most likely to carry a connotation?
A. Run B. Stand C. Stride D. Walk

19. When we speak of the flavor of a word, we're talking about the extra understood meanings that it carries in addition to its main meaning. These extra meanings are called
A. connotations.
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