Praxis Writing Usage Exam

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Ray drives across town and picked up some supplies for the celebratory meal.

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"In order for this verb to agree with picked, it should be in the past tense: drove."

Him and his sister ran and ran, but they could not seem to get away from the pack of dogs."

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The correct form would be he and his sister.

" You know how I feel" he said quietly.

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There should be a comma after the word feel but before the quotation marks.

"He wasn't going to not say anything, until it became clear that this would be impossible."

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This word creates an improper double negative in the sentence.

The defeated baseball team sat down to his and her supper with heavy hearts.

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The word their should be used here.

The only person who can make that decision is the president of the United States.

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"When referring to a specific individual, this word needs to be capitalized."

"Once you get the hang of it, surfing is one of the funnest activities around."

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The words most fun should be used instead of funnest.

" The brightness of the morning; accentuated by the dew on the grass, made George feel much better."

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A comma is more appropriate than a colon.

It is a great glory to always be sitting among friends and kinfolk.

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This is a split infinitive; the correct form is to be always.

" But it's important!" Hannah exclaimed.

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The sentence is correct as written.

The day after the dance: he called her up at her parents' house and asked her to dinner.

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A comma should be used rather than a semi-colon.

"This book is amazing," she sighed contented."

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The correct for would be contentedly.

"These brief setbacks despite being annoying, did not dissuade Leonard from his long - term goals."

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Their should be a comma after setbacks.

Many people would immediately stop smoking if they knew only all the dangers, says the report."

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The words knew and only should be switched.

Asking for directions when you are lost is the properly course of action.

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The adjectival form rather than the adverbial form should be used here.

At long last the doctor - a total stranger; showed up at the house.

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"Another dash, rather than a semi-colon, is appropriate here."

"If only he had listened to the words of his mother, he wouldn't be in this silly situation."

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This sentence is correct as written.

"I don't want too and you can't make me," said he."

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The form should be to.

She didn't answer him; she was concentrating on her paper.

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The sentence is correct as written.

"Lester, a giant fro his age; was respected by all the other children."

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A comma should be used here rather than a semi-colon

"Turn off your lights!" he shouted at there father.

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The word their should be used rather than there.

" On a saturday night in the spring, the Jacksons threw an anniversary party for Henry and Jackie."

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The names of the days of the week should be capitalized.

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