Test coverage and Format
Syllabus of the U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
The U.S. English Sentence Structure (For Writing Professionals) has been specifically designed to assess an individual's job prospects by evaluating working skills and job readiness. For this reason, emphasis is laid upon evaluating the knowledge of applied skills gained through real work experience, rather than theoretical knowledge.
Who Should Take This Test:
- SENTENCE TYPES
- BASIC PARTS OF A SENTENCE
- CONNECTING & TRANSITIONAL WORDS
- STRUCTURE I: PARALLELISM
- STRUCTURE II: AGREEMENT
- STRUCTURE III: MISPLACED MODIFIERS
The US English Sentence Structure Test is designed for linguists, language professionals, teachers, editors, and advanced students who are native speakers of English and who are very familiar with the mechanics and structure of the English language.
Non-native speakers and non-professionals may find this test too challenging and may prefer to take the U.S. English Basic Skills Test for Non-native Speakers and
U.S. English Grammar Test.
What the Test Is About:
The questions on this multiple-choice test deal with the structure of the English language and are technical in nature. Topics covered include the different types of sentences (e.g., complex, compound); the basic parts of a sentence (e.g., parts of speech, subject/predicate, clauses, objects); the different types of clauses (e.g., independent, adverb, noun), phrases (e.g., noun, prepositional, appositive), and modifiers (e.g., adjectives, adverbs, phrases); the proper usage of connecting and transitional words (e.g., coordinating/subordinating conjunctions); and various issues in structure (e.g., parallelism, agreement, misplaced modifiers).