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ANSWERS: EXERCISE 7–1
A. The topic sentence is the first sentence.
B. The topic sentence is the last sentence.
C. The topic sentence is the first sentence; the second sentence is a limiting
ANSWERS: EXERCISE 7–2
A. Reasons include learning current knowledge, keeping you learning through
life, having a job, and being a spouse, a parent, and a member of the
community. Examples include job, spouse, parent, and member of the
community. Number named is six.
B. Names include oak, deer, firefighters. Senses are invoked by sound of
crashing oak, sight of flames, “fiery tomb,” smoldering in ashes, deer
family darting furiously, and the smell (implied) of burning trees.
C. Examples include colonial Virginians using their cravats as handkerchiefs
and people putting their knives in their mouths. Names include the French
traveler, distinguished people, and people in the theater. Numbers include
the dates the 1830s and the 19th century. Senses include the noise—chants,
jeers, and shouts—made by the audience in the theater.
ANSWERS: EXERCISE 7–3
Pronouns: her, she. Deliberate repetition: Kathy, arms, hands opened, closed.
Parallel structures: Many parallel clauses, starting with “Her shoulders raised”;
open hands reaching out and closed hands bringing back.
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
ANSWERS: EXERCISE 15–1
Explanations of incorrect use of quotation:
1. Disconnected quotation.