Language Arts, Writing Pretest #2

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  • 1. 
    The following questions refer to the following document:Memo to: All emplyeesFrom: Gregory Bolsho, Human RecourcesSubject: Direct Deposit(1) I am pleased to announce that beginning March 1,  all employees will have the option of using direct deposit. (2)Direct deposit provides for the automatic deposits of salary into the financial institution of you're choice. (3)Many financial institutions also offer credit cards. (4)Using direct deposit should reduce the incidence of lost or stolen payroll checks.(5)Several steps will have to be followed if you sign up for this option. (6)First, you will need to contact your financial institution to confirm that it participates in the direct deposit plan. (7)Attached to this memo, you will need to complete a form. (8)Be sure that you have signed the form. (9)After the form is completed, return them to the business office. (10)Direct deposit will go into effect at the end of the pay period after which the form is returned. (11)Direct Deposit may be an option that you elect for as your choice at any time during the next six months. (12)If you chose to use direct deposit, a record of the deposit and copy of your deductions will continue to be issued to you each week on Friday.(13)Our company hopes that offering this option will benefit you by providing greater conveniences. (14)If they have any questions in this matter, you may call the business office.
  • 2. 
    Sentence 2: Direct deposit provides for the automatic deposit of salary in the financial institution of you're choice.What correction should be made?
    • A. 

      Insert a comma after "deposit"

    • B. 

      Change "provides" to "provide"

    • C. 

      Change "you're" to "your"

    • D. 

      No correction is necessary

    • E. 

      Change "Financial" to "financial"

  • 3. 
    Sentence 3: Many financial institutions also offer credit cards.Which revision should be made?
    • A. 

      Move sentence 3 to follow sentence 5

    • B. 

      Move sentence 3 to the end of paragraph B

    • C. 

      Move sentence 3 to the end of paragraph C

    • D. 

      Remove sentence 3

    • E. 

      No revision is necessary

  • 4. 
    Sentence 5: Several steps will have to be followed if you sign up for this option.The most effective revision of sentence 5 would include which group of words?
    • A. 

      You will need to follow

    • B. 

      Since there are several steps

    • C. 

      You have no option

    • D. 

      Even though this is an option

    • E. 

      Whether you sign up

  • 5. 
    Sentence 7: Attached to this memo, you will need to complete a form.Which is the best way to write the underlined portion of the text? If the original is the best way, choose option A.
    • A. 

      You will need to complete a form.

    • B. 

      Is a form to complete.

    • C. 

      A compete form is required.

    • D. 

      A form is to be completed.

    • E. 

      You complete the given form.

  • 6. 
    Sentence 9: After the form is completed, return them to the business office.Which is the best way to write the underlined portion of the text? If the original is the best way, choose option A.
    • A. 

      Is completed, return them

    • B. 

      Was completed, return them

    • C. 

      Is completing, return them

    • D. 

      Is completed, returned them

    • E. 

      Is completed, return it

  • 7. 
    Sentence 11:Direct deposit may be an option that you elect for as your choice at any time during the next 6 months.The most effective revision of this sentence would beging with which group of words?
    • A. 

      You having the next 6 months

    • B. 

      To elect direct deposit because

    • C. 

      Six months of direct deposit

    • D. 

      You may elect to change

    • E. 

      For as long as six months later

  • 8. 
    Sentence 12: If you chose to use direct deposit, a record of the deposit and copy of your deductions will continue to be issued to you each week on Friday.What correction should be made?
    • A. 

      Change "chose" to "choose"

    • B. 

      Insert a comma after "record"

    • C. 

      Change "deductions" to "deduction's"

    • D. 

      Change "Friday" to "friday"

    • E. 

      No correction is necessary

  • 9. 
    Sentence 14: If they have any questions in this matter, you may call the business office.Which is the best way to write the underlined portion of the text? If the original is the best way, choose option A.
    • A. 

      If they have any

    • B. 

      If you have any

    • C. 

      If they are any

    • D. 

      If they had any

    • E. 

      If you could have

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