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Which of the following sentences needs a semi-colon in place of the colon?

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The sentence "Jews worship in a synagogue: Muslims worship in a mosque" should have the colon replaced by a semi-colon. The correct punctuation would be: "Jews worship in a synagogue; Muslims worship in a mosque." A semi-colon is used to join two independent clauses that are closely related in meaning. In this case, the sentence discusses two separate statements about different religious practices, so a semi-colon is more appropriate.

Pick the phrase that effectively employs negative terms from the list below.

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The sentence "Nothing could prepare them for what happened" uses negative words correctly.

Which of the following sentences uses the tenses incorrectly?

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The sentence "Advent begins two weeks ago" does not use tenses correctly.

Pick the following phrase that effectively employs capital letters.

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The sentence "The League of Nations was the idea of Woodrow Wilson" uses capital letters correctly

Select the word from the list below that doesn't have a double consonant missing in the void.

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The word "va___ish" does not have a double consonant missing from the gap.

Decide which of the following sentences has inappropriate punctuation.

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The sentence "Ross said, 'the hills are covered with snow.'" is punctuated incorrectly. The correct punctuation should be: "Ross said, 'The hills are covered with snow.'"

Pick the following sentence that is error-free in spelling.

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The sentence "The speeding driver had to accept the consequences of his actions" doesn't have any spelling mistakes.

Pick the following sentence that improperly uses brackets.

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The sentence must be ‘Christians believe that God sacrificed Jesus (his son) to forgive the sins of mankind.’

Select the appropriate usage of tenses in the sentence below.

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The sentence "I have done the washing-up" uses tenses correctly.

Determine which of the following sentences has correct spelling.

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The sentence "When the phone rang, Caroline dashed to pick up the receiver" does not have any spelling mistakes.

Decide which of the following sentences correctly employs verbs.

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The sentence "An electrical phenomenon, such as static electricity or lightning, is fairly commonplace" uses verbs correctly.

Take a look at these phrases. Which of the following words lacks the letter "e"? The Darvaza Gas Crater in Turkmenistan is a curious geographic___l phenomenon in the heart of the Karakum Desert. It is believed that the crater was created when a rig drilling for natur___l gas accident___lly fell into an underground cav___rn.

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The correct word missing the letter 'e' is "cav___rn." ‘ cavern’ contains the letter ‘e’.

Pick the incorrectly spelled sentence from the list below.

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The sentence with a spelling mistake is: "Once the farmers have been taught the new tecnique, they'll be able to carry on using it." The correct spelling is "technique," not "tecnique.

Pick the incorrectly spelled sentence from the list below.

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The correct is — ‘misproportionate’ should be ‘disproportionate’.

Which of the following gaps cannot be filled in with the word "whose"?

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The correct word to fill this gap is 'who is' or 'who is in.' For example: Catholics often pray to a saint on behalf of someone who is suffering or Catholics often pray to a saint on behalf of someone who is in suffering.

Which of the following words is incorrectly classified? when adding a "ing,"double the last letter: pedal, demand When adding a "ing," do not double the last letter: catch, protest.

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The word "demand" is in the wrong category. The correct category for "demand" is to double the last letter when adding 'ing.'

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