Grammar exam #2 study guide answer key: Use the answers here to self-check your practice on the study guide. Be sure to ask your instructor if you have any questions! Good luck!

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GRAMMAR EXAM #2 STUDY GUIDE ANSWER KEY: Use the answers here to self-check your practice on the study guide. Be sure to ask your instructor if you have any questions! Good luck!


Practice Together: This one we will correct together as a class.

Practice by yourself: See the corrections/changes made throughout the paragraph.

Throughout recorded history, people have been fascinated by dreams, and they have wondered what meaning dreams hold. Whether the dreams are ominous or beautiful, people have always wanted to understand them. There are many ancient stories about dream interpretation. oOne of these is the biblical story of Daniel. Daniel’s story is about him being able to interpret a ruler’s dream;, this power to interpret convinces the ruler. Tthat Daniel is a prophet. Other early writers considered the topic of dream interpretation,. tTo Latin writers, some dreams were meaningful., a And some were not. Meaningful dreams could reveal the future, these writers argued, but other dreams were simply the result of eating or drinking too much. Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis., Ddramatically changed the field of dream interpretation. He believed that dreams come from the subconscious. According to Freud, ideas too frightening for the waking mind. Ooften appear in dreams. Patients in Freudian therapy often discuss dream images. Today, not everyone agrees with Freud, but scientists trying to understand the brain still pay attention to dreams. They are certain that dreams reflect modern life because more and more people today dream about computers.


For more practice, work on the paragraphs below!

Find and fix the fragments and run-ons using capitalization, punctuation, and conjunctions. Be careful not to fix things that aren’t broken.

Did you ever hear of the Wobblies?, nNot many people have these days. It’s a shame because they did at least two things for which they should be remembered. They probably saved the labor movement in America, and they definitely gave American folk music some of its most unforgettable songs. No one really knows how they got their nickname. Tthough almost everyone knows a song or two that they inspired.

The Wobblies were the members of the Industrial Workers of the World,; this union was a small but militant coalition of radical labor groups. Though they tried very hard to get along with the other major union groups of the day,. Tthe Wobblies actually alienated most of those groups. The major unions disliked the Wobblies immensely., nNevertheless they learned some valuable lessons from them. The first lesson was to avoid getting involved in politics. If there was one thing the Wobblies hated more than capitalism,. Iit was politics. They believed that political affiliation caused the death of unions. What else did the major unions learn?, tThey learned to deal realistically with workers’ problems. Major unions learned new recruiting techniques from the Wobblies. In addition, they copied the Wobblies in devoting their energy to nuts-and-bolts issues affecting the workers.

The major unions never recognized their debt to the Wobblies, so the debt was still there for later. Hhistorians to see. Historians began to compile the story of American labor unions, and then they finally recognized the contributions of the Wobblies.

ANSWERS: COMMA REVIEW Added commas are bolded and increased in size. 

1. The problems involved in this operation are, I think, numerous.

2. Celene, who does not usually tell anyone what she feels, said she didn't want to go to the dance.

3. To get tickets for some Broadway musicals, one has to order three months in advance.

4. Listening to the radio, Jun heard an announcement that Spangler, his own dog, was lost.

5. I used to live at 16689 Sutton Avenue, Milpitas, California, but we have since moved to 1895 Holland Way, Dubuque, Iowa.

6. The Valley of the Moon, the name of a section in Napa County, California, is the heart of the state's wine producing area.

7. Chris did not see how he could organize, write, and proofread this paper in only two hours.

8. By the pilings of the old pier, I found four starfish, a clam, and a sea anemone.

9. Yes, Helen did mention that all three of you were coming for lunch.

10. I believe, therefore, that fraternities are good influences on a college campus.

11. There was no question that John's painting, a huge, colorful, and ugly mural, was the worst entry in the art exhibit.

12. Werner von Braun, Willy Ley, and Edward Teller, noted authorities in the field of rocket development, have done much to guide the missile program of the United States.

13. Mr. Cready's ability to say the wrong thing at the wrong time is, I believe, amazing.

14. Running around the house, the dog was abruptly stopped by a fence.

15. If the opposition should win, our candidate would never have any political future.

16. Gracefully, lightly, and daintily, the ballerina moved across the stage.

17. Glamour, the woman's fashion magazine, recently incorporated with Charm, another fashion journal.

18. Joe was born on May 7, 1955, and his best friend was born exactly two months later on July 7, 1955.

19. Mr. and Mrs. Kwon, my parents' best friends, sat in front of us at the football game.

20. November 11, 1918, the armistice ending World War I was signed.

ANSWERS: APOSTROPHE REVIEW Added apostrophes are bolded and increased in size. 

1. Who's the party's candidate for vice president this year?

2. The fox had its right foreleg caught securely in the trap's jaws.

3. Our neighbor's car is an old Chrysler, and it's just about to fall apart.

4. In three weeks' time we'll have to begin school again.

5. Didn't you hear that they're leaving tomorrow?

6. Whenever I think of the stories I read as a child, I remember Cinderella's glass slipper and Snow White's wicked stepmother.

7. We claimed the picnic table was ours, but the Smiths' children looked so disappointed that we found another spot.

8. It's important that the kitten learns to find its way home.

9. She did not hear her children's cries.

10. My address has three 7’s, and Tim's phone number has four 2’s.

11. Didn't he say when he would arrive at Arnie's house?

12. It's such a beautiful day that I've decided to take a sun bath.

13. She said the watch Jack found was hers, but she couldn't identify the manufacturer's name on it.

14. Little girls' clothing is on the first floor, and the men's department is on the second.

15. The dog's bark was far worse than its bite.

16. The moon's rays shone feebly on the path, and I heard the insects' chirpings and whistlings.

17. They're not afraid to go ahead with the plans, though the choice is not theirs.

18. The man whose face was tan said that he had spent his two weeks' vacation in the mountains.

19. I found myself constantly putting two c's in the word process.



20. John's '69 Ford is his proudest possession.


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