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Multiple Choice: Complete the following sentences by selecting the correct options below.
True or False: Do the following sentences contain proper hyphenation? If not, please include the correct hyphenation.  
Editing: Please correct the text below so it reflects proper grammar and spelling.
 


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Write your text here

  • 2. 

    Our Story Originally a part time venture for its owners Pam and Sue, Stein's is a big city bakery with a cozy, neighborhood feel -- where locals are greeted by name.  A steady stream of loyal regulars stand shoulder to shoulder with tourists, eager to sample the legendary, freshly baked breads and cookies. You don’t need to be a connoisseur to recognize the award worthy quality of baked goods. From an inventive array of rustic breads to the world-famous-six-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie, everything is baked on site, fresh every day from the finest natural ingredients. Our pastries, smothered in our special butter rich icing, are a customer favorite.  

  • 3. 

    Increase your home’s curb appeal todayWhether you’re looking to sell or upgrade your home, custom built additions are a great way to boost your home’s re-sale value. Enclosing already existing, exposed areas is an affordable and quick way to add extra square footage to your house. Call us today to discuss how we can help you convert your porch or patio into a year round sunroom. Our team can even use an existing concrete foundation — making your renovation project faster and more affordable.   Wide-variety of colors and styles availablePersonalize your go to room today when you select the perfect color and style. Do you dream of spending your summers outside? A simple, screened room can keep bugs out without sacrificing the enjoyment of fresh air. Many homeowners enjoy fully insulated, glass-rooms that can be used all-year-long. 

  • 4. 

    Visit our _______ shop today for the best prices on all your _______ wear.

    • A.

      Locally owned / back to school

    • B.

      Locally-owned / back to school

    • C.

      Locally owned / back-to-school

    • D.

      Locally-owned / back-to-school

    Correct Answer
    C. Locally owned / back-to-school
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "locally owned / back-to-school". This answer is correct because it uses the hyphenated form "locally-owned" to correctly modify the noun "shop". Additionally, "back-to-school" is correctly hyphenated as it is used as an adjective to modify the noun "wear".

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  • 5. 

    We are active members of the Philadelphia Chamber of _______ serving on the Mover's Conference Committee. 

    • A.

      Commerce,

    • B.

      Commerce —

    • C.

      Commerce -

    • D.

      Commerce

    Correct Answer
    A. Commerce,
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Commerce." The sentence states that the speaker is an active member of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and specifically serves on the Mover's Conference Committee. This suggests that the missing word should be "Commerce" to maintain consistency and coherence in the sentence.

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  • 6. 

    If your dog’s breed requires frequent grooming, give us a call today. We’re available ____________.

    • A.

      6 days-a-week

    • B.

      6 days a week

    • C.

      6-days a week

    • D.

      6-days-a-week

    Correct Answer
    B. 6 days a week
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "6 days a week". This means that the grooming service is available for six days out of the week, indicating that they have a high level of availability and can accommodate frequent grooming needs for dogs of breeds that require it.

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  • 7. 

    Are you looking for a functional and decorative bathroom? Call us ____________ also specialize in ____________.

    • A.

      Today, we / custom made glass

    • B.

      Today, we / custom-made glass

    • C.

      Today — we / custom-made-glass

    • D.

      Today — we / custom-made glass

    Correct Answer
    D. Today — we / custom-made glass
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "today — we / custom-made glass". This answer makes the most sense grammatically and contextually. The phrase "today — we" indicates that the speaker is emphasizing the present day, and the use of a dash suggests a pause or break in the sentence. "Custom-made glass" is a logical and appropriate specialization for a company offering functional and decorative bathroom solutions.

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  • 8. 

    Trust your roof repairs to King of Prussia’s ____________ business today.

    • A.

      Top rated, family owned

    • B.

      Top rated, family-owned

    • C.

      Top-rated, family owned

    • D.

      Top-rated, family-owned

    Correct Answer
    C. Top-rated, family owned
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "top-rated, family owned". This answer is the most suitable because it implies that the business has received high ratings or reviews, indicating their expertise and quality of service. Additionally, being family owned suggests that the business has a personal touch and a long-standing commitment to their customers.

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  • 9. 

    All of our kitchen appliances come with ____________ manufacturer warranty. 

    • A.

      A ten-year

    • B.

      A 10-year

    • C.

      A 10-years’

    • D.

      10 years’

    Correct Answer
    B. A 10-year
    Explanation
    All of our kitchen appliances come with a 10-year manufacturer warranty. The correct answer is "a 10-year" because it correctly uses the indefinite article "a" before the phrase "10-year" to indicate that the warranty period is ten years. The option "10 years'" is incorrect because it uses the possessive form of "years" without a noun following it.

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  • 10. 

    Why settle for standard, generic shelving when you could have a ____________ entertainment center that meets all of your family’s needs? 

    • A.

      Custom-built full-size

    • B.

      Custom built, full size

    • C.

      Custom-build, full-size

    • D.

      Custom-built, full-size

    Correct Answer
    D. Custom-built, full-size
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "custom-built, full-size". This answer is correct because it accurately describes the type of entertainment center that would meet all of the family's needs. "Custom-built" indicates that the entertainment center would be made specifically for their needs and preferences, while "full-size" suggests that it would be large enough to accommodate all their belongings and equipment.

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  • 11. 

    Call an experienced electrician for solar and LED lighting, panel changes, and ____________.

    • A.

      Cable-and-internet wiring

    • B.

      Cable-and-internet-wiring

    • C.

      Cable and internet wiring

    • D.

      Cable and internet-wiring

    Correct Answer
    A. Cable-and-internet wiring
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for the question is "cable-and-internet wiring". This means that in addition to calling an experienced electrician for solar and LED lighting and panel changes, they should also be contacted for cable and internet wiring services.

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  • 12. 

    Is [your statement here] true or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because it directly corresponds to the question prompt. The question asks if the statement provided is true or false, and the answer states that the statement is true.

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  • 13. 

    Enjoy our family friendly hotels. 

    Correct Answer
    family-friendly
    Explanation
    The given answer "family-friendly" is the correct answer because it directly matches the phrase "family friendly hotels" mentioned in the question. This suggests that the hotels mentioned in the statement are suitable and accommodating for families, indicating that they provide amenities and services that cater to the needs and preferences of families with children.

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  • 14. 

    Hire an expert to repair flood-damaged roads.

    Correct Answer
    Correct, right, no changes
    Explanation
    The given statement "Hire an expert to repair flood-damaged roads" is already correct and does not require any changes. This implies that the best course of action to address the issue of flood-damaged roads is to hire an expert for their repair.

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  • 15. 

    Special treats are offered each day in the 3 or 4 year old class.

    Correct Answer
    3- or 4-year-old
    Explanation
    The phrase "3 or 4 year old" is used to describe the class, indicating that the class is meant for children who are either 3 or 4 years old. The hyphen is used to connect the numbers and the word "year" to form a compound adjective. This construction is commonly used in English to describe age ranges. Therefore, "3- or 4-year-old" is the correct way to describe the age group of the class.

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  • 16. 

    You'll enjoy our all-inclusive vacations.

    Correct Answer
    Correct, no change, no changes
    Explanation
    The given statement "You'll enjoy our all-inclusive vacations" is grammatically correct and does not require any changes. It effectively conveys the idea that the person being addressed will have a pleasurable experience during their all-inclusive vacations.

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  • 17. 

    Get free in person pricing when you visit Smith's.

    Correct Answer
    in-person
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "in-person" because it indicates that the pricing is only available when someone physically visits Smith's. This suggests that Smith's does not provide pricing information online or over the phone, and that customers must go to the store in order to receive pricing details.

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  • 18. 

    Rewrite this sentence with the correct use of hyphen: We provide you with after hours service. 

    Correct Answer
    We provide you with after-hours service. 
    Explanation
    In this corrected sentence, a hyphen is used to join "after" and "hours" to form the compound adjective "after-hours," which correctly describes the type of service being provided.

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  • 19. 

    We sell and install name-brand carpet.

    Correct Answer
    Correct - no changes required.
    Explanation
    The given statement is clear and concise, stating that the business both sells and installs name-brand carpet. It does not require any changes as it effectively communicates the services provided by the company.

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  • 20. 

    Get 1 year of free service.

    Correct Answer
    Correct - no changes required.
    Explanation
    The given statement "Get 1 year of free service" is already correct and does not require any changes. This implies that there is no need to modify or improve the statement in any way. Therefore, the correct answer is "no changes required."

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  • 21. 

    J and P Estate Planning is a multimillion dollar business.

    Correct Answer
    multimillion-dollar
    Explanation
    The term "multimillion-dollar" is used to describe the size or value of J and P Estate Planning business. It indicates that the business is worth several million dollars. This suggests that the business is highly successful and profitable, which is why it is referred to as multimillion-dollar. The hyphen between "multimillion" and "dollar" is used to connect the two words and create a compound adjective that describes the business.

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  • 22. 

    Our obstetricians are familiar with high-risk pregnancy.

    Correct Answer
    Correct - no changes required.
    Explanation
    The given statement is grammatically correct and does not require any changes. It states that the obstetricians are familiar with high-risk pregnancy, indicating that they have the necessary knowledge and experience to handle such cases.

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  • 23. 

    Taste our exquisite chocolate covered peanut cupcake.

    Correct Answer
    chocolate-covered
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "chocolate-covered" because it accurately describes the type of cupcake being advertised. The phrase "chocolate-covered" indicates that the cupcake is coated in chocolate, which adds a layer of richness and indulgence to the peanut flavor. This description suggests that the cupcake is a decadent treat for those who enjoy the combination of chocolate and peanuts.

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  • 24. 

    ASE-certified-technicians will keep your car running smoothly.

    Correct Answer
    ASE-certified technicians
    Explanation
    ASE-certified technicians are professionals who have undergone rigorous training and testing to earn their certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). This certification ensures that the technicians have the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively diagnose and repair automotive issues. Therefore, choosing ASE-certified technicians to work on your car will give you confidence that your vehicle will be in capable hands and that they will be able to keep it running smoothly.

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  • 25. 

    Take advantage of our technology-based processing system.

    Correct Answer
    Correct - no changes required.
    Explanation
    The given statement "Take advantage of our technology-based processing system" is grammatically correct and does not require any changes. It suggests that the speaker is encouraging or advising others to make use of their technology-based processing system. The statement is clear and concise, conveying the intended message effectively. Therefore, no modifications are needed.

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  • 26. 

    You can choose between 15 and 30-year mortgages.

    Correct Answer
    15 and 30-year, 15 and 30 year
    Explanation
    The given answer states that you have the option to choose between 15 and 30-year mortgages. This means that when obtaining a mortgage, you can select a repayment period of either 15 years or 30 years. The choice between these two options allows borrowers to decide on a mortgage term that aligns with their financial goals and capabilities. A 15-year mortgage typically has higher monthly payments but results in paying off the loan faster and paying less interest overall. On the other hand, a 30-year mortgage offers lower monthly payments but extends the loan term and results in paying more interest over time.

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  • 27. 

    All of your documents go through our board-appointed reviewer.

    Correct Answer
    Correct - no changes required.
    Explanation
    The given statement states that all documents undergo a review process by a board-appointed reviewer. The answer "Correct - no changes required" implies that the statement is accurate and does not require any modifications. This suggests that the current process of having a board-appointed reviewer for all documents is appropriate and does not need any adjustments.

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