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    Question Questions from hiring test

    Got these questions on my job interview:


    Which of the following sentences illustrates correct verb and verb tense usage?
    a. Until the snow is melting, the train is not able to move.
    b. Until the snow does not melt, the train will not be able to move.
    c. Until the snow melts, the train will not be able to move.
    d. Until the snow will melt, the train will not be able to move.
    Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence.
    I placed my notes _____ my desk and referred to them ______ the meeting.
    a. at, among
    b. beside, during
    c. with, at
    d. upon, around
    Which of the following sentences does NOT illustrate correct verb and verb tense usage?
    a. Frank and Marjorie have opened a new chocolate shop on the corner.
    b. By the time I get there, all the best candy will have been eaten already.
    c. They was going to sell pastries as well, but then decided against it.
    d. Did you ever wonder how many jelly beans there are in the world?
    Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence.
    Although the issue was very serious, the committee disposed ______ it in a few minutes and moved ____ to other business
    a. onto, off
    b. of, away
    c. on, out
    d. of, on
    Which of the following sentences illustrates correct usage of articles and conjunctions?
    a. Celine lives on Arthur Street; however, she works on Beatrice Boulevard.
    b. I would eat a peach every day if I could, nor the doctor told me I couldn't.
    c. Will Gertrude play the piano or an harp at the concert?
    d. Although she is angry at them, neither her son and her father will be at the party.
    Rearrange the following words to create the most logical and grammatically correct sentence,
    with can't phone on Whenever always to the time spend I speak I my friend , him
    a. Whenever I always phone on my friend to speak, I can't spend the time with him.
    b. Whenever I spend time on the phone to him, I can't always speak with my friend.
    c. Whenever I speak to him, I can't always spend time with my friend on the phone.
    d. Whenever I can't speak to him on the phone, I always spend time with my friend.
    e. Whenever I can't spend time with my friend, I always speak to him on the phone.
    Choose the verb that best completes the following sentence.
    Do you know if Harlon ______ Japanese before moving to Japan?
    a. has studied
    b. has been studying
    c. will have been studying
    d. will be studying
    Which of the following sentences is NOT punctuated correctly?
    a. All of the apple's at the grocer's were rotten, so I bought oranges instead.
    b. "Seven canteens full of water should be enough for the hike," said Tabitha.
    c. Until the stove is fixed, there's no way I can bake a lemon meringue pie.
    d. The woman, whose name escapes me at the moment, disappeared into the limousine.
    Choose the series of verbs and phrases that best completes the following passage
    This dish ____ too spicy. Why ____ so much pepper?
    a. is, did the chef have to use
    b. was, the chef is using
    c. is, did the chef use
    d. was, the chef used
    e. a and c
    Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
    a. The buffet contained all types of shellfish: such as lobster, crab, and scallops.
    b. The buffet contained all types of shellfish such as lobster, crab, and scallops.
    с. The buffet contained all types of shellfish, such as lobster, crab, and scallops.
    d. The buffet contained all types of shellfish (such as lobster, crab, and scallops.)
    Select the option that correctly identifies where a comma is needed.
    We sat down to a delicious lunch at the crowded(A) open-air(B) restaurant.
    a. Comma at (A)
    b. Comma at (B)
    c. Comma at (A) and (B)
    d. No commas needed
    Which of the following sentences correctly uses hyphens and/or dashes?
    a. The famous sixteenth-century painter apparently suffered from low self-esteem, but experts who studied his work in the seventeenth century saw only confidence in his brushstrokes.
    b. The famous sixteenth-century painter apparently suffered from low self-esteem, but experts who studied his work in the seventeenth-century saw only confidence in his brush-strokes.
    с. The famous sixteenth-century painter apparently suffered from low selfesteem, but experts who studied his work in the seventeenth century saw only confidence in his brush-strokes.
    d. The famous sixteenth century painter apparently suffered from low self-esteem, but experts who studied his work in the seventeenth-century saw only confidence in his brushstrokes.
    Indicate the punctuation needed in the blank spaces in the following sentence.
    The well____known opera singer____whose ego was as big as her voice____refused to
    the opera crowd.
    a. None / dash / dash / hyphen
    b. Hyphen / dash / dash / none
    с. Hyphen / none / none / dash
    d. No punctuation needed

    Choose the phrase that best completes the sentence below without creating a run-on sentence.
    Mr. Peach has sent his four children to Ivy League colleges______he has sacrificed his health working day and night in that dusty factory.
    a. however
    b. ; however,
    c. , however
    d. however,
    Which of the following sentences illustrates the proper use of parallel construction?
    a. Terry hoped to find a new job that would let him earn extra cash in the summer and to work fewer hours.
    b. Although Tommy was failing his biology class at college, he was passing his chemistry class.
    c. Trina loved to sail, skate, swim, and surfing.
    d. Tatiana declared that the people in her office are smarter than the people who work in Tad's office.
    Identify the sentence that illustrates correct subject-verb agreement.
    a. These solar panels and that potted plant make the studio seem so much airier.
    b. Amanda is one of those people who loves afternoon football games.
    с. Either Cassandra or her children is going to Hawaii for the holidays.
    d. Jack was the only one of the climbers who were injured.
    Choose the series of articles and conjunctions that best completes the following sentence.
    Lilacs____violets are usually purple,______I have seen some________are white.
    a. and, however, that
    b. or, yet, which
    с. and, although, that
    d. or, but, and
    Choose the series of prepositions that best completes the following sentence.
    Charlotte knew_____the secret investigation____her past, but she closed her eyes to it and pretended it wasn't happening.
    a. of, about
    b. about, into
    с. about, on
    d. of, after
    Choose the option that corrects the parallelism error contained in the following sentence.
    Greta is either moving to Germany next month or she will stay in Iceland for another year.
    a. Greta is either moving to Germany next month or staying in Iceland for another year.
    Ь. Either Greta is moving to Germany next month, or she is staying in Iceland for another year.
    с. Either Greta will move to Germany next month or staying in Iceland for another year.
    d. a and b
    e. b and с
    Read the following passage and identify the type of sentence structure error it contains.
    Even if you hide the marmalade in the remotest corner of the house, you can be sure that Carlotta will nose it out, devour it, and hide the evidence before you know what hit you.
    a. Misplaced modifier
    Ь. Pronoun reference
    с. Subject-verb agreement
    d. Parallelism
    e. Verb tense shift
    f. None of the above
    Identity the sentence that illustrates correct comparison structure.
    a. Rudy has always liked squid more than Tabitha.
    Ь. The countryside of Austria is more beautiful than that of France.
    с. Reading newspapers is no longer as popular as the Internet.
    d. Jupiter is larger than any planet in the universe.
    Choose the option that best corrects the pronoun reference error in the following sentence.
    There is advice about marketing, which is invaluable, in Kerstall's new book.
    a. There is advice about marketing, which is invaluable, in Kerstall's new book.
    b. With advice about marketing, the help offered in Kerstall's new book is invaluable.
    с. In Kerstall's new book she offers invaluable advice about marketing.
    d. In her new book, Kerstall offers invaluable advice about marketing.
    e. Kerstall offers invaluable advice about marketing in her new book.
    Read the following passage and identify the type of sentence structure error it contains.
    Mr Grink, who was walking along the boulevard dressed in an impeccable tuxedo, was blissfully unaware of the black clouds of discontent that were gathering menacingly behind him.
    a. Comma splice
    b. Pronoun reference
    с. Misplaced modifier
    d. Subject-verb agreement
    e. Verb tense shift
    Rearrange the following words to create the most logical and grammatically correct sentence:
    would I have it anything if had . I you known said would not bother
    a. Would I have not said anything if you had known it would bother I?
    b. I would not have said anything if I had known it would bother you.
    с. Had I known if it would bother you I would not have said anything.
    d. If I had known it would not bother you I would have said anything.
    Which of the following sentences uses commas correctly?
    a. After all, our candidate has nothing to worry about in the election according to the latest polls.
    b. After all, our candidate has nothing to worry about in the election, according to the latest polls.
    c. After all our candidate has nothing to worry about in the election, according to the latest polls.
    d. After all our candidate has nothing to worry about, in the election, according to the latest polls.
    Some of them were given an answer but nevertheless, I'm full of doubts. Could you please share me with the right answers ?

    Thanks!

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    With respect, if answering these questions correctly is part of your hiring process, helping you with the answers seems dishonest.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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