23. Which of the following sentences contains a redundancy?
A. Steve admired the partially completed stadium.
B. Chris had trouble working up even mild enthusiasm for Mike’s plan.
C. At no time did Tony indicate a willingness to admit defeat.
D. Emily’s sister gave birth to a pair of twins.
25. What is the sequence of components in the following sentence?
“Listless and depressed by vistas of snow and gray skies, Dieter left the cabin and
walked toward the frozen pond.”
A. Subject, verb, modifier
B. Modifier, subject, verb
C. Subject, modifier, verb
D. Modifier, subject, modifier, verb
26. To compose strong, compelling sentences, avoid using
A. clauses as modifiers. C. forms of the verb to be.
B. short, simple sentences. D. dependent clauses.
27. Which of the following is a compound sentence?
A. Since Viceroy butterflies migrate over very great distances, tracking them is a
challenge to entomologists.
B. Butterflies and hummingbirds feed on the nectar of flowering plants.
C. Because fraud is so common in some corporations, regulatory agencies
D. Corporate fraud is becoming more common in the United States, and the civil
courts are being stretched to their limits.