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December 18, 2014

Homework Help: grammar

Posted by Dave on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at 10:26pm.

Rewrite the following sentences, focusing on the grammar area specified in the left column. To enter your answer, click next to the number and begin typing. If the sentence is already correct, write No Change.





Punctuation within Sentences—Colon
The book had some nice features, such as: a hard-bound cover, a ribbon for a bookmark, and the author’s signature.

Your answer:
1.





Punctuation within Sentences—Colon
German grammar is simple: in that language, there are no exceptions to the rules.



Your answer:
2.





Punctuation within Sentences—Colon
Her daughter went on a diet that consisted of all fast food: hamburgers, hot dogs, and French fries.

Your answer:
3.





Punctuation within Sentences—Colon
The little boy handed Santa a list that said he wanted: a truck, a train, and a million dollars.

Your answer:
4.





Punctuation within Sentences—Dash
Her mind flew so quickly—she had so much to remember—that she forgot to stop at the light.

Your answer:
5.





Punctuation within Sentences—Dash
The gardener—took the hoe and the shovel—and began to plant the flowers.

Your answer:
6.





Punctuation within Sentences—Hyphen
You will need to write both short- and long-term goals.

Your answer:
7.





Punctuation within Sentences—Hyphen
The president-elect of the Rotary Club had the winning lottery ticket.

Your answer:
8.





Punctuation within Sentences—Hyphen
One half of the student body attended the football game.

Your answer:
9.





Punctuation within Sentences—Hyphen
The ill defined terms somehow were not clear to her.

Your answer:
10.





Punctuation within Sentences—Parentheses
The police officer checked her rear-view mirror when she heard the screeching tires. (Someone had rear-ended her the night before).

Your answer:
11.

Punctuation within Sentences—Parentheses
You should be able to complete your program in two (2) years.

Your answer:
12.

Punctuation within Sentences—Parentheses
The textbook had recently been revised. (The last revision took place in 1992.)

Your answer:
13.

Punctuation within Sentences—Square Brackets
The politician argued [in quite a pompous way that the] state government had never been in better hands.

Your answer:
14.

Punctuation within Sentences—Square Brackets
The sixth-grader had written in his essay that “his school experience had been deploreable [deplorable].”

Your answer:
15.






When you say "left column" do you mean to the left of the ":"?
Please get a second opinion :)

Punctuation within Sentences—Colon
The book had some nice features, such as: a hard-bound cover, a ribbon for a bookmark, and the author’s signature.

Your answer:
1. omit colon





Punctuation within Sentences—Colon
German grammar is simple: in that language, there are no exceptions to the rules.



Your answer:
2. omit colon





Punctuation within Sentences—Colon
Her daughter went on a diet that consisted of all fast food: hamburgers, hot dogs, and French fries.

Your answer:
3. no change





Punctuation within Sentences—Colon
The little boy handed Santa a list that said he wanted: a truck, a train, and a million dollars.

Your answer:
4. no colon





Punctuation within Sentences—Dash
Her mind flew so quickly—she had so much to remember—that she forgot to stop at the light.

Your answer:
5. no change





Punctuation within Sentences—Dash
The gardener—took the hoe and the shovel—and began to plant the flowers.

Your answer:
6. omit both -





Punctuation within Sentences—Hyphen
You will need to write both short- and long-term goals.

Your answer:
7. no hyphen after short





Punctuation within Sentences—Hyphen
The president-elect of the Rotary Club had the winning lottery ticket.

Your answer:
8. no change




Punctuation within Sentences—Hyphen
One half of the student body attended the football game.

Your answer:
9. no change





Punctuation within Sentences—Hyphen
The ill defined terms somehow were not clear to her.

Your answer:
10. ill-defined





Punctuation within Sentences—Parentheses
The police officer checked her rear-view mirror when she heard the screeching tires. (Someone had rear-ended her the night before).

Your answer:
11. omit period before (

Punctuation within Sentences—Parentheses
You should be able to complete your program in two (2) years.

Your answer:
12. no change

Punctuation within Sentences—Parentheses
The textbook had recently been revised. (The last revision took place in 1992.)

Your answer:
13. no . before (

Punctuation within Sentences—Square Brackets
The politician argued [in quite a pompous way that the] state government had never been in better hands.

Your answer:
14. change [] to ()

Punctuation within Sentences—Square Brackets
The sixth-grader had written in his essay that “his school experience had been deploreable [deplorable].”

Your answer:
15. i *think*:
The sixth-grader had written in his essay that "his school experience had been deploreable" [deplorable].


The book had some nice features, such as, a hard-bound cover: a ribbon for a bookmark: and the author’s signature.



The book has some nice features such as; a hard-bound cover, a ribbon for a bookmark, and the author's signature.

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The book had some nice features, such as: a hard-bound cover, a ribbon for a bookmark, and the author’s signature

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