Proofreading Skills Quiz By Mary Cicitta

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This is a test for proofreading. You will be asked to rewrite sentences. In order to answer each question accurately you have to completely rewrite/retype the sentence in the space provided to record your answer. Be sure to type it to reflect your exact answer. Be sure to think about spelling, grammar rules, punctuation and tense when you rewrite the sentence. If the sentence is accurate as it is simply retype the sentence in your answer field. You have 15 minutes to complete your test. Be sure to include your name at the top for proper identification and print the Read moretest results when you have completed the test.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Mother said that she would be late for diner and please do not leave for choire practice.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is a grammatically correct and coherent sentence that accurately reflects the original statement. It maintains the same tense, capitalization, and punctuation as the original sentence. The answer also correctly uses the word "asked" instead of "please" to convey the request.

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  • 2. 

    I wonder whether Karla knew of the theft and, if so, whether she reported it to the police.

    Explanation
    The given answer is a repetition of the question itself. It restates the same sentence structure and words without providing any additional information or explanation.

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  • 3. 

    There wasn't any way I could fight the curent and live.

    Explanation
    The given sentence is grammatically incorrect as "curent" should be spelled as "current". The correct sentence should be "There was no way I could fight the current and live." This sentence implies that the speaker was unable to resist or oppose the force of the current and survive.

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  • 4. 

    In youth we learn; in age we understand.

    Explanation
    This statement suggests that as we grow older, we gain a deeper understanding of the things we learned in our youth. In youth, we acquire knowledge and information through education and experiences. However, it is only with age and experience that we can truly comprehend and appreciate the significance and meaning of what we have learned. Age brings wisdom and a broader perspective, allowing us to connect the dots and see the bigger picture, leading to a deeper understanding of life and its complexities.

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  • 5. 

    Alicia scored good on the SAT, moreover she had excellent grades in high school

    Explanation
    The given explanation correctly states that Alicia scored well on the SAT and had excellent grades in high school. The use of the semicolon and the transition word "moreover" effectively connects the two ideas, emphasizing Alicia's academic achievements. The correction of "good" to "well" is also appropriate as it is the correct adverb form to describe how Alicia scored on the SAT.

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  • 6. 

    Grandmother lost her cite, but her hearing sharpenned.

    Explanation
    The given answer options correctly use punctuation to separate the two statements and indicate a contrast between the grandmother losing her sight and her hearing sharpening. The conjunction "but" and the transitional phrase "however" also convey this contrast effectively. The use of a period in the last option indicates that the two statements are separate but related.

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  • 7. 

    In orthodoxe jewish funeral ceremonies the shroud is a simple linnen vestement.

    Explanation
    In Orthodox Jewish funeral ceremonies, it is customary to use a simple linen vestment as a shroud.

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  • 8. 

    Karate is a discipline based on the philosophy of nonviolence.

    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that karate is a form of martial arts that emphasizes self-defense techniques without the intention of causing harm or violence to others. It promotes discipline, self-control, and respect for oneself and others. The philosophy of nonviolence in karate teaches practitioners to use their skills only in situations where it is necessary to protect themselves or others, rather than as a means of aggression or harm.

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  • 9. 

    Sister consilio was envelopped in a black robbe.

    Explanation
    The given statement is a correct sentence as it is grammatically accurate and makes sense. It states that Sister Consilio was covered or wrapped in a black robe.

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  • 10. 

    The apartment that we rented it needed repairs.

    Explanation
    The sentence is written in correct English grammar. When using the pronoun "it" after a noun, it is redundant and unnecessary. Therefore, the correct sentence should be "The apartment that we rented needed repairs."

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  • 11. 

    Funding for new jersey colleges and universities has been reduced in 7 of the past 10 years.

    Explanation
    The given statement indicates that the funding for New Jersey colleges and universities has been decreased in seven out of the last ten years. This implies that there has been a consistent trend of reduced financial support for these educational institutions over the past decade.

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  • 12. 

    In other college matterrs, the board of trustees promoted thirteen faculty members and one librarrian

    Explanation
    The sentence is a correction of the original statement, which contained several spelling and punctuation errors. The correct answer restates the corrected sentence, stating that the Board of Trustees promoted 13 faculty members and one librarian in other college matters.

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  • 13. 

    The small town where my Grandfather was born there is now a big City.

    Explanation
    This is the correct answer because it accurately restates the given sentence without any errors or changes in meaning. It maintains the correct capitalization and punctuation as well.

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