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16. A split infinitive is an infinitive that A. is used as an adjective or a noun. B. must have a subject. C. is used without the word "to." D. has a word between "to" and the verb.
A split infinitive is an infinitive that has a word between "to" and the verb. A split infinitive occurs when any extra word is inserted between the "to" and the rest of the verb, such as "I need to immediately visit the rest room."
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1. Which sentence contains words in italics that form a gerund phrase? (A gerund is a verb form used the same way as a noun.) A. I am going home. B. Winning the race demanded speed and endurance. C. The laughing boy sat down. D. An interesting novel provides good entertainment.
Weegy: The sentence that contains words in italics that form a gerund phrase is: B. Winning the race demanded speed and endurance. (More)
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Updated 1/4/2014 4:52:13 PM
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The sentence that contains words in italics that form a gerund phrase is: B. Winning the race demanded speed and endurance.
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The man is a scientist with a keen sense of observation and who dedicates long hours in the lab. A. Dangling modifier B. Misplaced modifier C. Uneven parallelism D. Fragment
Weegy: D. Uneven parallelism best describes the error in this sentence, The man is a scientist with a keen sense of observation and who dedicates long hours in the lab. (More)
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Updated 1/5/2014 2:30:38 PM
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The man is a scientist with a keen sense of observation and who dedicates long hours in the lab. This sentence contains the error of UNEVEN PARALLELISM.


Added 1/4/2014 5:39:19 PM
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Sorry Andrew but I think the original answer was correct. The sentence contains uneven parallelism which could be straightened up as follows (using the same verb form for the two phrases):
"The man is a scientist WHO HAS a keen sense of observation and who dedicates long hours in the lab."
Added 1/4/2014 5:42:02 PM
There is no need to say sorry, Janet. If you think my answer is wrong, and have explained properly, you are free to flag and unconfirm.
Added 1/4/2014 6:35:26 PM
Thank you Andrew. It's just my way of showing respect to you as a person, moreover a person whom I know gives the correct answers 99.99% of the time!
Added 1/5/2014 9:19:55 AM
Thanks also Janet for your kind words.
Added 1/5/2014 2:30:38 PM
13. Which sentence uses correct parallel construction? A. The painter wore glasses, gloves, and boots. B. You can either talk to the manager about your problem or writing a letter to the president of the company. C. Anyone who is going to work here will have to be athletic, an intelligent person, and have a good sense of humor. D. Most people enjoy ice cream and the plant grows.
Weegy: D. Anyone who is going to work here will have to be athletic, an intelligent person, and have a good sense of humor. - See more at: (More)
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Updated 1/4/2014 5:13:46 PM
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The following sentence uses correct parallel construction: A. The painter wore glasses, gloves, and boots.
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