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Southern New Hampshire University ENG 122 SOPHIA English Comosition I Unit 1 Challenge 3.

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English Composition I Unit 1 Challenge 3 1.1 Select the sentence that correctly uses commas.  a.) On every July 4th since I was a child we have celebrated, with a barbecue and fireworks.  b.... ) On every July 4th, since I was a child we have celebrated with a barbecue and fireworks.  c.) On every July 4th since I was a child, we have celebrated with a barbecue and fireworks.  d.) On every July 4th since, I was a child, we have celebrated with a barbecue and fireworks. 1.2 Select the sentence that correctly uses commas.  a.) Nate's personal ad listed his interests as mountain biking, gourmet cooking, and TV, crime dramas.  b.) Nate's personal ad, listed his interests as, mountain biking, gourmet cooking, and TV crime dramas.  c.) Nate's personal ad listed his interests as, mountain biking, gourmet cooking and TV crime dramas.  d.) Nate's personal ad listed his interests as mountain biking, gourmet cooking, and TV crime dramas. 1.3 Select the sentence that correctly uses commas.  a.) Every time it snows during the winter, our neighbor an older woman shovels our walk, for us.  b.) Every time it snows during the winter, our neighbor, an older woman, shovels our walk for us.  c.) Every time, it snows during the winter our neighbor an older woman, shovels our walk for us.  d.) Every time it snows, during the winter, our neighbor, an older woman shovels our walk for us. 2.1 Which sentence contains an apostrophe error?  a.) I accidentally wore my sister's jacket instead of my own.  b.) The two cats' toys were scattered all over the floor.  c.) Andreas first daughter was born in 2015.  d.) Each student in Mr. Pederson's class received an A this semester. 2.2 Which sentence demonstrates correct apostrophe use?  a.) I wish I could say my work is done, but I still have to finish editing Maria's and Josh reports.  b.) I wish I could say my work is done, but I still have to finish editing Marias and Joshs report's.  c.) I wish I could say my work is done, but I still have to finish editing Maria's and Josh's reports.  d.) I wish I could say my work is done, but I still have to finish editing Marias' and Joshs' reports. 2.3 Which sentence contains an apostrophe error?  a.) Half the town looks forward to the Millers' annual holiday party.  b.) The Johnson's are having a barbecue and inviting everyone on the block.  c.) James' place is pretty shabby, but it's in a great location.  d.) We went over to Marta and Keiko's apartment for dinner. 3.1 Choose the sentence that uses quotation marks correctly to draw attention to a specific word.  a.) Simon didn’t know what the teacher meant when she told him his final exam score was “questionable.”  b.) Jane was “morose” after learning that the elementary school she once attended had closed.  c.) After the burglary was discovered, Laura explained that she wasn’t even “there” when it happened.  d.) Dave believes “immigration” is one of the largest issues for the world to contend with this year. 3.2 Which of the following sentences contains a colon error?  a.) I rechecked my packing list for the camping trip: a sleeping bag, a portable cook stove, flashlight, matches, extra socks, and a tent.  b.) When Emma goes to the cinema, she prefers one snack over all others: salty popcorn.  c.) Anna went shopping to buy: new furniture for her bedroom, a rug for the kitchen, and some new pots and pans to replace her old ones.  d.) A book on the required reading list is entitled The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century, written by Thomas L. Friedman. 3.3 Choose the sentence that uses a semicolon correctly.  a.) One study estimated that between 9% and 15% of Twitter accounts are actually bots; since Twitter has an estimated 319 million active users, that means there are nearly 48 million bot accounts.  b.) One study estimated that between 9% and 15% of Twitter accounts; are actually bots since Twitter has an estimated 319 million active users, that means there are nearly 48 million bot accounts.  c.) One study estimated that between 9% and 15% of Twitter accounts are actually bots since Twitter has an estimated 319 million active users; that means there are nearly 48 million bot accounts.  d.) One study; estimated that between 9% and 15% of Twitter accounts are actually bots since Twitter has an estimated 319 million active users, that means there are nearly 48 million bot accounts. 4.1 Choose the sentence that uses an abbreviation that is acceptable in academic writing.  a.) The senator did all he could to convince his colleagues to prevent a gov't shutdown.  b.) All the specimens in the doctor's lab were at least two mm in length.  c.) Your essay should be written in an easy-to-read font (e.g., Verdana or Arial).  d.) I began my long journey to the United States on Dec. 4 of the year 2017. 4.2 Choose the sentence that uses capitalization correctly.  a.) Dr. Franklin says that winter, especially following new year's day, is her busiest season.  b.) Not many people can claim, "My Grandma is a computer whiz."  c.) A number of Professors from Eastern Colorado have decided to take action.  d.) Since May 2011, Dr. Baca has taught computer skills to seniors in both English and Spanish. 4.3 Choose the sentence that has an error in the use of italics.  a.) Sony Pictures turned my sister's memoir into a film and changed the title to Higher Ground.  b.) One of my favorite short poems is Musee des Beaux Arts by W. H. Auden.  c.) My father reads The New York Times every morning as he eats his breakfast.  d.)I just finished reading the novel Gone Girl, and I wish I could read it again. [Show More]

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