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Read the following statement below. "Why must I continue to attend this class? Its really pointless; She never even bothers going over relevant material." How many punctuation or grammatical errors have been made? A) 1 B) 2 C) 3 D) No error made

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After the reading the statement carefully, you identify the following mistakes: 'Its' should contain an apostrophe as it is being used as a contraction in this sentence. The spelling of 'Its' indicates possession, which is not the intention of the speaker. The use of a semicolon indicates connecting two complete independent sentences. Although there are two independent clauses present, the capitalization of the word 'she' makes the semicolon usage incorrect. Answer: 2

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Consider the following quotation about Hester Prynne from The Scarlet Letter: "...she hid the secret from herself, and grew pale whenever it struggled out of her heart, like a serpent from its hole - it might be that another feeling kept her within the scene and pathway that had been so fatal (76)." Which figurative elements are found in this specific excerpt? A) simile B) personification C) oxymoron D) A and B

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Answer:

Begin by reading through the given answers and then determine whether the element listed is present in the passage or not. The fragment "like a serpent from its hole" is a simile. A simile is a comparative phrase that compares two items of interest using the words 'like' or 'as.' There is personification of the secret Hester Prynne is hiding as it is stated "it struggled out of her heart." Personification is assigning human qualities to inanimate objects. A secret cannot physically struggle out of a heart, therefore, this characteristic of the secret is from personification. An oxymoron is a contrasting descriptor such as 'loving hate' and 'sweet and salty.' This element is not present here. Answer: D

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Simplify the following complex binomials: (2-4i)(4+2i)

Jessica N.
Answer:

Begin by using the FOIL method to distribute each number as follows: (2*4)+(2*2i)+(-4i*4)+(-4i*2i) (8)+(4i)+(-16i)+(-8i^2) Recall i^2 = -1 8-12i+(-8*-1) 8-12i+(8) Answer: 16-12i

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