NNPC/TOTAL Sentence correction Exam Test

Welcome to your NNPC/TOTAL Sentence correction Exam Test

Sentence correction: These questions present a sentence, all or part of which is underlined. Beneath each sentence you will find five ways of phrasing the underlined part. The first of these repeats the original; the other four are different. If you think the original is best, choose the first answer; otherwise, choose one of the other answers. These questions test correctness and effectiveness of expression. In choosing your answer, follow the requirements of standard written English; that is, pay attention to grammar, choice of words, and sentence construction. Choose the answer that produces the most effective sentence; this answer should be clear and exact, without awkwardness, ambiguity, redundancy, or grammatical error.

Despite their lucky escape, Jason and his brother could not hardly enjoy themselves. (A) Jason and his brother could not hardly enjoy themselves.
(B) Jason and his brother could not enjoy themselves.
(C) Jason and Jason’s brother could not hardly enjoy themselves.
(D) Jason and his brother could not enjoy them.
(E) Jason and his brother could hardly enjoy them.

1 out of 8

She is the person whose opinion matters the most.
(A) She is the person whose opinion matters the most.
(B) She is the person to whom opinion matters the most.
(C) She is the person who matters the most, in my opinion.
(D) She is the person for whom opinion matters the most.
(E) She is the person which has her opinion matter the most.

2 out of 8

Mr. King, an individual of considerable influence, created a personal fortune and gave back to the community.
(A) an individual of considerable influence, created a personal fortune and gave back
(B) an individual of considerable influence, he created a personal fortune and gave back
(C) an individual of considerable influence created a personal fortune and gave back
(D) an individual of considerable influence, created a personal fortune and gave it back
(E) an individual of considerable influence, created a personal fortune and then he gave it back

3 out of 8

Stew recipes call for rosemary, parsley, thyme, and these sort of herbs.
(A) for rosemary, parsley, thyme, and these sort of herbs.
(B) for: rosemary; parsley; thyme; and these sort of herbs.
(C) for rosemary, parsley, thyme, and these sorts of herbs.
(D) for rosemary, parsley, thyme, and this sorts of herbs.
(E) for rosemary, parsley, thyme, and these sorts of herb.

4 out of 8

Karl and Henry raced to the reservoir, climbed the ladder, and then they dove into the cool water.
(A) raced to the reservoir, climbed the ladder, and then they dove into
(B) first raced to the reservoir, climbed the ladder, and then they dove into




(C) raced to the reservoir, they climbed the ladder, and then they dove into (D) raced to the reservoir; climbed the ladder; and then they dove into
(E) raced to the reservoir, climbed the ladder, and dove into

5 out of 8

 If he stops to consider the ramifications of this decision, it is probable that he will




rethink his original decision a while longer.
(A) it is probable that he will rethink his original decision. (B) he will rethink his original decision over again.
(C) he probably will rethink his original decision.
(D) he will most likely rethink his original decision for a bit. (E) he probably will rethink his decision a while longer.

6 out of 8

“When you get older,” she said “you will no doubt understand what I mean.” (A) older,” she said “you will no doubt
(B) older” she said “you will no doubt
(C) older,” she said, “you will no doubt




(D) older,” she said “you will not
(E) older”, she said, “you will no doubt

7 out of 8

Did either Tracy or Vanessa realize that her decision would be so momentous?
(A) Tracy or Vanessa realize that her decision would be
(B) Tracy or Vanessa realize that each of their decision was
(C) Tracy or Vanessa realize that her or her decision would be
(D) Tracy or Vanessa realize that their decision would be
(E) Tracy or Vanessa realize that their decision was

8 out of 8


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