Combining Sentences I

Pre test

Decide the best way to write each underlined section and choose the correct answer. If the underlined section needs no change, choose "No error."

1. Policemen and firemen protect citizens everyday; we should respect them.
A. Policemen and firemen protect citizens and respect them.
B. Policemen and firemen protect citizens everyday.
C. Policemen protect citizens everyday.
D. No error

2. Veronica bought flowers. She planted flowers to landscape her yard.
A. Veronica bought flowers to landscape her yard.
B. Veronica bought and planted flowers to landscape her yard.
C. Veronica bought flowers and plants.
D. No error

3. The storm approached. The fisherman in the shrimp boat had to go back to shore.
A. The storm approached the shore; the fisherman had to go back.
B. The storm approached the shrimp boat.
C. The storm approached; the fisherman in the shrimp boat had to go back to shore.
D. No error

4. Alex wants to make the marching band. Troy wants to make the marching band.
A. Alex and Troy want to make.
B. Alex, and Troy want to make the marching band.
C. Alex and Troy want to make the marching band
D. No error

5. We made brownies and cookies with walnuts in them for the bake sale.
A. We made brownies for the bake sale.
B. We made brownies and cookies with walnuts in them.
C. We made brownies and cookies for the bake sale.
D. No error

6. The mouse searched for cheese. The mouse scoured the house.
A. The mouse searched the house.
B. The mouse searched and scoured the house for cheese.
C. The mouse searched for cheese.
D. The mouse scoured the cheese.

7. I want to buy a French-English dictionary and a camera before we go to France.
A. I want to buy a French-English dictionary, and a camera before we go to France.
B. I want to buy a French-English dictionary and a camera.
C. I want to buy a French-English dictionary before we go to France.
D. No error

8. We went to an art museum, and zoo for our field trip.
A. We went to an art museum and zoo.
B. We went to an art museum and zoo for our field trip.
C. We went to the zoo for our field trip.
D. No error

9. The girl's, and boy's choir did well at the concert last night, and they received high awards.
A. The girl's and boy's choir did well at the concert last night, and they received high awards.
B. The girl's choir did well at the concert last night, and they received high awards.
C. They did well at the concert last night, and they received high awards.
D. No error

10. Mark washed the outside of the car. Matt washed the outside of the car.
A. Mark washed the outside of the car and Matt.
B. Mark washed the outside of the car.
C. Mark and Matt washed the outside of the car.
D. No error

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