Praxis Writing : Noun-Noun

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Noun Noun

Replace the underlined portion with the answer choice that is clear, precise, and meets the requirements of standard written English.

All students in my program hope to become a rich, famous author, but statistics indicate that none of us will.

Possible Answers:

All students in my program hope to become a rich, famous author, but statistics indicate that not any of us will.

All students in my program hope to become a rich and famous authors, but statistics indicate that none of us will.

All students in my program hope to become a rich, famous author, but statistics indicate that none of us will.

All students in my program hope to become rich, famous authors, but statistics indicate that none of us will.

Correct answer:

All students in my program hope to become rich, famous authors, but statistics indicate that none of us will.

Explanation:

In this sentence, "all students" establishes a plural subject. Therefore the "rich, famous author" must be changed to a plural form: "All students in my program wish to become rich, famous authors." 

Because the writer is included in "all students in my program," the most correct version of this sentence would include the author in the assertion that "none of us will."

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