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Writing in the Academic Disciplines: Subject-Verb Agreement, Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement, Verb Tense, and Voice

Instructions: Choose the appropriate option for each of the following sentences:

Question 1:


a) the / write
b) some / writes
c) an / write
d) a / writes

Question 2:


a) consider
b) considers
c) writes
d) write

Question 3:


a) worry / believes
b) worry / believe
c) disturbs / suggests
d) disturb / suggest

Question 4:


a) argue / hears
b) argues / hear
c) dreams / feels
d) dream / feel

Question 5:


a) was
b) were
c) is
d) can be

Question 6:


a) has its / suggest / works
b) have their / suggest / works
c) have their / suggests /work
d) has its / suggests / works

Question 7:


a) their
b) his
c) his or her
d) there

Question 8:


a) argues / they arise
b) argue / they arises
c) argue / it arises
d) argues / it arises

Question 9:


a) were
b) are
c) will be
d) was

Question 10:


a) are fighting / are forced
b) fought / were forced
c) fought / was forced
d) are forced / will be forced

Question 11:


a) have had / them
b) had / him
c) has had / them
d) had / him or her

Question 12:


a) discusses
b) discuss
c) discuss’es
d) discussion about

Question 13:


a) Rhetoric (the art of using language persuasively) is used by writers to communicate successfully to readers.
b) Writers use rhetoric (the art of using language persuasively) to communicate successfully to readers.
c) The art of using language persuasively or rhetoric is used to communicate successfully to readers.
d) Rhetoric, or the art of using language persuasively, is what readers want from a writer.