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  • 1. 

    Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      Whitney Houston sang "I Will Always Love You."

    • B.

      Whitney Houston sang I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.

    Correct Answer
    A. Whitney Houston sang "I Will Always Love You."
    Explanation
    The correct sentence is "Whitney Houston sang 'I Will Always Love You.'" The sentence is correct because it follows the standard rules of punctuation by using quotation marks to indicate the title of the song. Additionally, the sentence uses capitalization correctly by capitalizing the first letter of each word in the title, except for articles and conjunctions.

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  • 2. 

    Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      Milk used to cost $0.50.

    • B.

      Milk used to cost 50 cents.

    Correct Answer
    B. Milk used to cost 50 cents.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Milk used to cost 50 cents" is correct because it uses the appropriate unit of currency, cents, to represent the cost of milk. The other sentence "Milk used to cost $0.50" is also correct, but the second sentence is more commonly used and understood.

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  • 3. 

    Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      John sold the company for 17 billion dollars.

    • B.

      John sold the company for 17,000,000,000$.

    • C.

      John sold the company for $17 billion.

    Correct Answer
    C. John sold the company for $17 billion.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "John sold the company for $17 billion." This sentence is correct because it follows the standard format of stating the currency symbol before the numerical value, which is the convention in English writing. The sentence also uses the word "billion" to clearly indicate the large monetary value.

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  • 4. 

    Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      Student tuition rose 9%.

    • B.

      Student tuition rose 9 percent.

    Correct Answer
    B. Student tuition rose 9 percent.
    Explanation
    The correct sentence is "Student tuition rose 9 percent." This is because when expressing a percentage, it is more appropriate to use the word "percent" rather than the symbol "%". While both sentences convey the same information, using the word "percent" is the more commonly accepted and grammatically correct way to express a percentage.

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  • 5. 

    Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      We fly to San Antonio July 19.

    • B.

      We fly to San Antonio Jul. 19th.

    Correct Answer
    A. We fly to San Antonio July 19.
    Explanation
    The correct sentence is "We fly to San Antonio July 19." This sentence is correct because it follows the standard format of stating the month and then the day without any abbreviations or ordinal numbers. The word "July" is spelled out in full, and the date is written as "19" without any suffix such as "th" or "st".

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  • 6. 

    Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      My appointment is at 3 p.m.

    • B.

      My appointment is at 3:00 p.m.

    Correct Answer
    A. My appointment is at 3 p.m.
    Explanation
    Both sentences are correct, but the first sentence "My appointment is at 3 p.m." is more commonly used. The abbreviation "p.m." is used to indicate the time in the afternoon or evening, and it is understood that "3 p.m." refers to 3 o'clock in the afternoon. The second sentence "My appointment is at 3:00 p.m." is also correct, but it is more formal and precise. It specifies the exact time using the 24-hour clock format with minutes included. However, in everyday conversation, it is more common to use the first sentence without specifying the exact minutes.

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  • 7. 

    Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      Sheila lives at 412 Sycamore St., Sacramento, CA 90345

    • B.

      Sheila lives at 412 Sycamore Street., Sacramento, CA 90345

    Correct Answer
    A. Sheila lives at 412 Sycamore St., Sacramento, CA 90345
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Sheila lives at 412 Sycamore St., Sacramento, CA 90345." The abbreviation "St." is commonly used to represent the word "Street" in addresses.

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  • 8. 

    Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      He met Singer Mariah Carey.

    • B.

      He met singer Mariah Carey.

    Correct Answer
    B. He met singer Mariah Carey.
    Explanation
    The sentence "He met singer Mariah Carey." is correct because in English, proper nouns such as names of people, places, and things are capitalized. In this case, "singer Mariah Carey" is a proper noun as it refers to a specific person, Mariah Carey, who is a singer. Therefore, the correct sentence should capitalize the word "singer" to indicate that it is part of the person's name.

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  • 9. 

    Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      I saw my exsecretary yesterday.

    • B.

      I saw the ex-secretary yesterday.

    Correct Answer
    B. I saw the ex-secretary yesterday.
    Explanation
    The sentence "I saw the ex-secretary yesterday" is correct. In this sentence, the word "ex-secretary" is hyphenated, which is the correct way to write it. The hyphen is used to join the prefix "ex" (meaning former) with the noun "secretary" to create a compound word. This helps to clarify that the person being referred to is a former secretary, rather than someone's current secretary.

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  • 10. 

    Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      Mary lives at 9879 S.E. Livermore St.

    • B.

      Mary lives at 9879 S.E., Livermore, Street

    • C.

      Mary lives at 9879 SE Livermore St.

    Correct Answer
    C. Mary lives at 9879 SE Livermore St.
    Explanation
    The correct sentence is "Mary lives at 9879 SE Livermore St." This sentence follows the correct format for writing an address, with the street direction (SE) and street name (Livermore) properly capitalized and without any unnecessary punctuation.

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