Write it Right: II. Items in a Series


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1. On the menu were, sodas, teas, and juices.

a) On the menu were, sodas, teas, and juices.
b) On the menu were sodas, teas, and juices.
c) On the menu were, sodas, teas and juices.
d) On the menu were sodas, teas, and, juices.
2. As a writer, you need to make decisions about the beginning,
         the middle and the end.

a) the beginning, the middle and the end
b) the beginning, the middle, and the end.
c) the beginning the middle, and the end.
d) the beginning the middle and the end.
3. Though we love all dogs, we love the small, fluffy cranky ones best.

a) Though we love all dogs, we love the small, fluffy cranky ones best.
b) Though we love all dogs, we love the small fluffy cranky ones best.
c) Though we love all dogs, we love the small, fluffy, cranky ones best.
d) Though we love all dogs, we love the small, fluffy cranky, ones best.
4. Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and Romeo, and Juliet, are some of Shakespeare’s
     best-known tragedies.

a) Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and Romeo, and Juliet, are
b) Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and Romeo, and Juliet are
c) Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet, are
d) Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet are
5. These coupons are good on your birthday, or the next holiday,
      whichever comes first.

a) your birthday, or the next holiday, whichever comes first.
b) your birthday or, the next holiday, whichever comes first.
c) your birthday, or the next holiday whichever comes first.
d) your birthday or the next holiday, whichever comes first.
   
6. Richard Burton was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar seven times
     for movies like The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, and Anne of a Thousand Days.

a) like The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, and Anne of a Thousand Days.
b) like, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, and, Anne of a Thousand Days.
c) like The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Anne of a Thousand Days.
d) like The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and, Anne of a Thousand Days.
7. How can you tell the difference between a direct object and a subject complement,
      which includes predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives?

a) a direct object and a subject complement, which includes predicate
         nominatives and predicate adjectives
b) a direct object, and a subject complement, which includes predicate
         nominatives, and predicate adjectives
c) a direct object and a subject complement, which includes predicate
         nominatives, and predicate adjectives
d) a direct object, and a subject complement, which includes predicate
         nominatives and predicate adjectives
8. The character Falstaff appears in The Merry Wives of Windsor,
        and Henry IV parts one, and two.

a) The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Henry IV parts one, and two.
b) The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Henry IV parts one and two.
c) The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV parts one and two.
9. Even grandmother found something to enjoy at the county fair,
        which had agricultural competitions, pie eating contests, and arts,
        and crafts tables among other activities.

a) which had agricultural competitions, pie eating contests, and arts, and crafts tables
b) which had agricultural competitions, pie eating contests and arts, and crafts tables
c) which had agricultural competitions, pie eating contests, and arts and crafts tables
d) which had agricultural competitions pie eating contests and arts and crafts tables
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