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Exercises

1: Determine which of the following statements are declarative, interrogative, imperative, or exclamatory.

Have you checked your e-mail today?

I think that e-mail is a great invention.

Check your e-mail more than once a day!

Outline your e-mail message before you send it.

Do not access inappropriate sites!

Do I need to be concise in e-mail messages?

I like to write e-mail messages.

Write effective subject lines.

2: Classify the following sentences as simple, compound, and complex.

A strategic partnership provides the best distribution network to businesses.

As many of you already know, Icon is beginning work on a new company-wide newsletter.

This performance, month after month, is due to a diverse group of leading global products.

Mike works on several corporate accounts, and Holly deals with large consumer accounts.

My friend offered me a piece of candy, but I was already chewing gum.

Before I left for lunch, I finished reading the report.

3: “I wrote a letter to the Managing Director, but I forgot to fill the subject line.” Identify the type of sentence structure used here.

Change the above statement into a complex sentence.

4: Which of these sentences are parallel in structure?
  1. The speaker explained how to use electronic signatures, attachments, and the appropriateness of using priority labels when writing e-mail messages.

  2. The speaker explained how to use electronic signatures, attachments, and priority labels when writing e-mail messages.

  3. One should not use inappropriate language in e-mail correspondence; people should maintain their professionalism.

  4. People should not use inappropriate language in e-mail correspondence; they should maintain their professionalism.

  5. Checking, writing, and to edit your e-mail messages is fun.

  6. Checking, writing, and editing your e-mail messages is fun.

  7. The manager sent the e-mail messages that he edited yesterday.




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