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ACCUPLACER Preparation Guide - Reading and Writing Skills

Writing Practice Test #1

Instructions

In the sample passage, each section of text should be reviewed for potential errors. Select the text in the writing sample box to highlight a section for review and to bring up a list of possible corrections.

Writing Sample #1

Possible Corrections

Question 1


Correct Answer: A

Explanation for the correct answer:
No error

Question 2


Correct Answer: D

Explanation for the correct answer:
Comma misuse

Question 3


Correct Answer: B

Explanation for the correct answer:
Punctuation outside quotation

Question 4


Correct Answer: C

Explanation for the correct answer:
Commas – restrictive/nonrestrictive

Question 5


Correct Answer: B

Explanation for the correct answer:
Commas – that/which

Question 6


Correct Answer: C

Explanation for the correct answer:
Subject/verb agreement

Question 7


Correct Answer: D

Explanation for the correct answer:
Colon misuse

Question 8


Correct Answer: A

Explanation for the correct answer:
No error

Question 9


Correct Answer: B

Explanation for the correct answer:
Verb tense

Question 10


Correct Answer: D

Explanation for the correct answer:
Fragment

Question 11


Correct Answer: C

Explanation for the correct answer:
Semicolon error

Question 12


Correct Answer: B

Explanation for the correct answer:
Commas – restrictive/nonrestrictive

Question 13


Correct Answer: D

Explanation for the correct answer:
Word choice

Question 14


Correct Answer: D

Explanation for the correct answer:
Comma misuse

Question 15


Correct Answer: A

Explanation for the correct answer:
No error

Question 16


Correct Answer: C

Explanation for the correct answer:
Verb tense

Question 17


Correct Answer: B

Explanation for the correct answer:
Commas – items in series