Appendix B

Diagnostic Test




This test contains items in three categories: grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Some items are easy; others are hard. Do your best to answer all items within the one-hour time limit.

Part I. Grammatical Usage


Directions: Read each sentence and decide whether there is an error in usage in any part of the sentence. If you find an error, note the letter printed immediately after the wrong word or phrase, and write that letter on your answer sheet. If you do not fi nd an error, write the letter “E.” No sentence has more than one error. Some sentences do not have any errors.

Sample: Roger, Jane, (A) and Henry is (B) coming to (C) the party at (D) our house.

In this sentence, “is” is wrong. Place the letter “B” ...

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