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Homework Help: english

Posted by jessica on Friday, October 13, 2006 at 10:18am.

Just wanted to see if someone would review my answers and tell me if they are correct.

Dangling Modifiers
If your baby does not like cold apple juice, it should be heated.

Your answer:
1.

If your baby does not like cold apple juice, the apple juice should be heated.



Dangling Modifiers
When they are fresh, eating oranges can often keep away the cold virus.



Your answer:
2.
Eating fresh oranges can often keep away the cold virus.





Predication
Our plans for tomorrow should begin today.

Your answer:
3.

Our plans for tomorrow should begin immediately.



Punctuating Sentences
The dinner party will begin at 8 o’clock sharp.

Your answer:
4.

correct



Punctuating Sentences
Without a doubt, cramming for the test.

Your answer:
5.

Without a doubt, cramming for the test gave me a headache.



Punctuating Sentences
He took the curve too sharply, it caused an accident.

Your answer:
6.

He took the curve to sharply and caused an accident.



Punctuation—Colon
The ingredients for my favorite grilled sandwich are: peanut butter and bananas.

Your answer:
7.

The ingredients for my favorite grilled sandwhich are peanut butter and bananas.



Punctuation—Colon
Studying is exciting: find something about the subject that interests you, and resolve to become an expert.

Your answer:
8.

Studying is exciting, find something about the subject that interests you, and resolve to become an expert.



Punctuation—Dash
Pens come in all shapes—my favorite is an ergonomic one shaped like a wishbone.

Your answer:
9.

Pens come in all shapes--my favortie is an ergonomic one shaped like a wishbone.



Punctuation—Hyphen
She ate two thirds of the pie in one sitting!

Your answer:
10.She are two-thirds of the pie in one sitting!





Punctuation—Hyphen
The high rise building is located at 3114 Main Street.

Your answer:
11.The high-rise building is located at 3114 Main Street.





Punctuation—Parentheses
The blouse did not fit properly. (You will find it in this package.)



Your answer:
12.

The blouse (In this package.) did not fit properly.



Punctuation—Square Brackets
The article about American history stated, “The revolution began over a beer [during Prohibition] and ended with a bang.”

Your answer:
13.

Correct



Inclusive Language—Non!@#$%^&ist Language


We need more manpower to finish the job on schedule.

Your answer:
14.

We need more personnel to finish the job on schedule.



Inclusive Language—Nonracist and Nonagist Language


The woman who earned the award was a Negro from Louisiana.



Your answer:
15.

The woman who earned the award was a African-American from Louisiana.



Inclusive Language—Nonracist and Nonagist Language


It seems that every Golden Ager is on the bus trip to Laughlin, Nevada.

Your answer:
16.

correct



Inclusive Language—Talking about People with Disabilities and Disease


The blind people were downtown for a national conference.





Your answer:
17.

People with vision impairments were down for a national conference.



Inclusive Language—Talking about People with Disabilities and Disease


His sister is afflicted with polio and muscular dystrophy, so she is confined to a wheelchair.

Your answer:
18.

His sister has polio and muscular dystrophy, so she uses a wheelchair.



Inclusive Language—Quoting from Biased Material
The mayors and their wives were invited on a tour of the state buildings.



Your answer:
19.

The mayors and their wives [sic] were invited on a tour of the state building.



Inclusive Language—Quoting from Biased Material


Back in the 1400s, the laws governing the people were quite specific: “All men shall tithe 10% to the church and pay taxes every six months. All men can attend school until they are 16 years of age.”

Your answer:
20.

Back in the 1400s, the law governing the people quite specific: "All men [sic]shall tithe 10% to the church and pay taxes every six months. All men [sic] can attend school until they are 16 years of age."






Dangling Modifiers
If your baby does not like cold apple juice, it should be heated.

Your answer:
1. If your baby does not like cold apple juice, the apple juice should be heated.
looks good

Dangling Modifiers
When they are fresh, eating oranges can often keep away the cold virus.

Your answer:
2. Eating fresh oranges can often keep away the cold virus.
correct

Predication
Our plans for tomorrow should begin today.

Your answer:
3. Our plans for tomorrow should begin immediately.
good

Punctuating Sentences
The dinner party will begin at 8 o’clock sharp.

Your answer:
4. correct
yes

Punctuating Sentences
Without a doubt, cramming for the test.

Your answer:
5. Without a doubt, cramming for the test gave me a headache.
looks good

Punctuating Sentences
He took the curve too sharply, it caused an accident.

Your answer:
6. He took the curve to sharply and caused an accident.
Wording is OK except this: too

Punctuation—Colon
The ingredients for my favorite grilled sandwich are: peanut butter and bananas.

Your answer:
7. The ingredients for my favorite grilled sandwhich are peanut butter and bananas.
perfect

Punctuation—Colon
Studying is exciting: find something about the subject that interests you, and resolve to become an expert.

Your answer:
8. Studying is exciting, find something about the subject that interests you, and resolve to become an expert.
You created a run-on; better to keep the colon after "exciting," put a capital F on "find," and delete the comma after "you."

Punctuation—Dash
Pens come in all shapes—my favorite is an ergonomic one shaped like a wishbone.

Your answer:
9. Pens come in all shapes--my favorite is an ergonomic one shaped like a wishbone.
Don't use a dash to separate independent clauses; you could use a colon there, or maybe a semicolon. If you use a colon, be sure to put a capital M on "my."
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/colon.htm
and
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/dash.htm

Punctuation—Hyphen
She ate two thirds of the pie in one sitting!

Your answer:
10.She are two-thirds of the pie in one sitting!
correct

Punctuation—Hyphen
The high rise building is located at 3114 Main Street.

Your answer:
11.The high-rise building is located at 3114 Main Street.
correct

Punctuation—Parentheses
The blouse did not fit properly. (You will find it in this package.)

Your answer:
12. The blouse (In this package.) did not fit properly.
correct except make the I lower-case and remove the period after "package."

Punctuation—Square Brackets
The article about American history stated, “The revolution began over a beer [during Prohibition] and ended with a bang.”

Your answer:
13. Correct
correct

Inclusive Language—Non!@#$%^&ist Language

We need more manpower to finish the job on schedule.

Your answer:
14. We need more personnel to finish the job on schedule.
correct

Inclusive Language—Nonracist and Nonagist Language

The woman who earned the award was a Negro from Louisiana.

Your answer:
15. The woman who earned the award was a African-American from Louisiana.
correct, except you need "an" instead of "a" in front of a word that begins with a vowel; you could also simply state this: The woman who earned the award was from Louisiana.

Inclusive Language—Nonracist and Nonagist Language

It seems that every Golden Ager is on the bus trip to Laughlin, Nevada.

Your answer:
16. correct
Hmmm. Golden Ager??

Inclusive Language—Talking about People with Disabilities and Disease

The blind people were downtown for a national conference.

Your answer:
17. People with vision impairments were down for a national conference.
correct, except isn't it "downtown"?

Inclusive Language—Talking about People with Disabilities and Disease

His sister is afflicted with polio and muscular dystrophy, so she is confined to a wheelchair.

Your answer:
18. His sister has polio and muscular dystrophy, so she uses a wheelchair.
correct

Inclusive Language—Quoting from Biased Material

The mayors and their wives were invited on a tour of the state buildings.

Your answer:
19. The mayors and their wives [sic] were invited on a tour of the state building.
correct

Inclusive Language—Quoting from Biased Material

Back in the 1400s, the laws governing the people were quite specific: “All men shall tithe 10% to the church and pay taxes every six months. All men can attend school until they are 16 years of age.”

Your answer:
20. Back in the 1400s, the law governing the people quite specific: "All men [sic]shall tithe 10% to the church and pay taxes every six months. All men [sic] can attend school until they are 16 years of age."
I'm not sure; in referring to the 1400s, the words "men" is probably correct. Girls/women weren't accorded much attention outside the home.

=)



Thanks for your help!!I suprised myself. I am not good when it comes to English, but looks like I am getting better.


is this sentence corrected, If your baby does not like cold apple juice, it should be heated.

Punctuating Sentences
The dinner party will begin at 8 o’clock sharp.


This is not correct. 8 o' clock sharp is unclear by failing to indicate a.m. or p.m. AND precise time (sharp) should be indicated in a sentence by a numeral entry

8:00 p.m. sharp

Rob, is that necessary? The fact that it speaks of a dinner party, eliminates 8:00 a.m. Right?

Hee hee... I didn't think of that! Ur right. dinner means night... not morning. Good point. Thanks! :)

19. The mayors and their spouses were invited on a tour of the state building.
Because mayors can be male or female.


In reference to number 4. You should write out the number when usine 0'clock.

The dinner party will begin at eight o'clock sharp.

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