Communications

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  1. Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
    A. Mary graduated in four years but she didn't find ajob immediately.
    B. It was a large, black, Labrador retriever.
    C. Mary who is my sister wil be at the party too.
    D. all of the above
    E. none of the above
    E. none of the above
  2. Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
    A. I just read the novel A Simple Plan.
    B. Heather Hardy, Ph.D., is the director of undergraduate studies in our department.
    C. He had only one desire in life: to catch a ten-pound bass.
    D. all of the above
    E. none of the above
    D. all of the above
  3. Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
    A. No one expected her to buy a car, so we were quite surprised when we discovered that she had bought two.
    B. No one expected her to buy a car, so we were quite, surprised when we
    discovered that she had bought two.
    C. No one expected her to buy a car, so we were quite surprised when we
    discovered, that she had bought two.
    D. all of the above
    E. none of the above
    A. No one expected her to buy a car, so we were quite surprised when we discovered that she had bought two.
  4. Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
    A. My favorite writers are the following: Flannery O'Connor, David Desroches, and David Lodge.
    B. My favorite writers are: Flannery O'Connor, David Desroches, and David Lodge.
    C. both of the above
    D. neither of the above
    A. My favorite writers are the following: Flannery O'Connor, David Desroches, and David Lodge.
  5. Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
    A. The word "unique" is frequently misused.
    B. The word unique is frequently misused.
    C. The word unique is frequently misused.
    D. all of the above
    E. none of the above
    C. The word unique is frequently misused.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
    A. My father, who is a policeman is retiring this year.
    B. My father, who is a policeman, is retiring this year.
    C. My father who is a policeman is retiring this year.
    D. all of the above
    E. none of the above
    B. My father, who is a policeman, is retiring this year.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
    A. The four magazines that I regularly read are: Academe, Lingua Franca, Smithsonian, and Texas Monthly.
    B. I regularly read four magazines: Academe, Lingua Franca, Smithsonian, and Texas Monthly.
    C. both of the above
    D. neither of the above
    B. I regularly read four magazines: Academe, Lingua Franca, Smithsonian, and Texas Monthly.
  8. Which of the following sentences is punctuated INCORRECTLY?
    A. He said that "You were correct."
    B. He said that you were correct.
    C. He said, "You are correct."
    D. all of the above
    E. none of the above
    A. He said that "You were correct."
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. Which ofthe following sentences is punctuated INCORRECTLY?
    A. She asked, "What is the title of your new novel?"
    B. She asked "What is the title of your new novel?"
    C. both of the above
    D. neither of the above
    B. She asked "What is the title of your new novel?"
  10. Which of the following sentences is punctuated INCORRECTLY?
    A. Dallas Texas is her hometown.
    B. Dallas, Texas, is her hometown.
    C. She was born in Dallas, Texas.
    D. all of the above
    E. none of the above
    A. Dallas Texas is her hometown.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. Either the physicians in this hospital or the chief
    administrator is / are going to have to make a decision.
    a. is
    b. are
    a
  12. my boss or my sisters in the union is / are going to win this grievance?
    a. Is
    b Are
    a
  13. Some of the votes seem / seems to have been miscounted.
    a. seem
    b. seems
    a
  14. The tornadoes that tear through this county every spring __ more than just a nuisance.
    a. are
    b. is
    a
  15. Everyone selected to serve on this jury __ to be willing to give up a lot of time.
    a. have
    b. has
    b
  16. Kara Wolters, together with her teammates, ___a formidable opponent on the basketball court.
    a. presents
    b. present
    a
  17. He seems to forget that there __ things to be done before he can graduate.
    a. are
    b. is
    a
  18. There ___ to be some people left in that town after
    yesterday's flood.
    a. have
    b. has
    a
  19. Some of the grain ___ to be contaminated.
    a. appear
    b. appears
    b
  20. Three-quarters of the students ____ against the tuition hike.
    a. is
    b. are
    b
  21. 10. Three-quarters of the student body ___ against the tuition hike.
    a. is
    b. are
    a
  22. A high percentage of the population __ voting for the new school.
    a. is
    b. are
    a
  23. A high percentage of the people ___voting for the new school.
    a. was
    b. were
    b
  24. lay, laying, laid, laid
    to place an object. eg: lay your glasses down.
  25. lie, lying, lay, lain
    to recline. eg: I love to lie in the grass.
  26. nauseated
    affected by nausea
  27. nauseous
    causing nausea
  28. Who / Whom
    • restate using he / him.
    • With whom are you going? I am going with him.
    • Who is taking the bus? He is taking the bus.
  29. When do you use a comma?
    In a series, with paranthetic expressions, before conjunctions and transitional words, after introductory expressions, between consecutive adjectives, and with informal quotations.
  30. When do you use a semicolon?
    In a series of phrases in which commas already occur and between independent clauses with or w/o conjunctions.
  31. When do you use a colon for lists?
    A colon should precede a list only when formal words of introduction are used. For example, as follows or the following.
  32. The judge always carries a little, brown tablet with him.
    Correct: Y/N
    Y
  33. I always know where Ken is standing; I simply look for his silver white hair above the crowd.
    Correct: Y/N
    Y
  34. Did Kevin realoze the baliff was nearby when he said, "That guy is a jerk."?
    Correct: Y/N
    N - delete the period
  35. After three months' work, the project finally was completed.
    Correct: Y/N
    Y
  36. The files have been lying / laying on George's desk for more than two weeks.
    lying
  37. Neither the firefighters nor the union was / were prepared to compromise.
    was
  38. An attorney must know all of the relevent facts before she can advise / inform her client concerning his options.
    inform
  39. None of the windows was/ were open when I arrived.
    was
  40. eleemosynary
    A. charitable
    B. type of living quarters
    C. pertaining to eels
    A. charitable
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  41. verbal
    nuncupative
  42. unique, one of a kind
    sui generic
  43. Slang or jargon used by the witness during an interview should be clarified by the interviewer the moment the term is used rather than waiting until the end of the interview. T/F
    False
  44. Tact is valuable during the interview process, particularly when it comes to discussing uncomfortable events. It is best to avoid the term rape when interviewing a client who just experienced a near rape incident. T/F
    False
  45. Were you there when Jane said, "I hope they fire that idiot"? Correct: Y/N
    Y
  46. The judge snarled, "For the last time, you must speak louder".
    Correct: Y/N
    Y
  47. We cannot affect / effect social change unless we begin with our own attitudes.
    effect
  48. It is not necessary for the client to know whom the lawyer or paralegal will interview to obtain additional facts. T/F
    False
  49. ad damnum
    to the damage
  50. obviate
    prevent
  51. a fortiori
    with greater force
  52. hypothecate
    pledge as security for debt
  53. refractory
    unmanageable
  54. ensconced
    to settle; to place or conceal in a secure place
  55. refulgent
    glowing
  56. compunction
    guilty uneasiness
  57. corpus delecti
    essence of the crime
  58. appellation
    designation; name
  59. lugubrious
    mournful, sad
  60. didactic
    instructive, contains lessons
  61. reticent
    inclined to silence
  62. diffident
    timid, shy

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