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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 you should heat it.


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


Your answer: 2. When oranges are fresh they can often keep away a cold virus.


Predication Our plans for tomorrow should begin today.
Your answer: 3. No Change


Punctuating Sentences The dinner party will begin at 8 o’clock sharp.
Your answer: 4.
No Change

Punctuating Sentences Without a doubt, cramming for the test.
Your answer: 5. Without a doubt you will be cramming for the test.


Punctuating Sentences He took the curve too sharply, it caused an accident.
Your answer: 6. He took the curve to sharply, and it caused an accident.


Punctuation—Colon The ingredients for my favorite grilled sandwich are: peanut butter and bananas.
Your answer: 7. The ingrediants for my favorite grilled sandwiches 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 interest 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 favorite is an ergonomic one shaped like a wishbone.


Punctuation—Hyphen She ate two thirds of the pie in one sitting!
Your answer: 10. She ate 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. No Change


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. No change


Inclusive Language—Nonsexist Language
We need more manpower to finish the job on schedule.
Your answer: 14. We need more employees 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 person 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. It seems that alot of people were on the bus trip to Laughlin,Nevada.


Inclusive Language—Talking about People with Disabilities and Disease
The blind people were downtown for a national conference.



Your answer: 17. There were alot of people downtown 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 is confined to 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 political parties and their families were on a tour of the state buildings.


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. No Change







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  • Grammar - ,

    The first six are correct. :-)

    # 7 shouldn't have a comma. Two words joined by "and" don't have a comma between them.

    # 8 is correct.

    # 9 should have a period, dash, or semicolon between the two clauses.

    #s 10-16 are correct. :-)

    # 17 could be:
    People who are blind were downtown for a conference.

    # 18 is correct.

    # 19 should be:
    The mayors and their spouses were invited on a tour of the state buildings.

    # 20 is correct.

  • Grammar - ,

    Thanks for the help

  • Grammar - ,

    You're very welcome. :-)

  • Grammar - ,

    I think #2 should read as follows:

    When oranges are fresh, eating them can often keep away the cold virus.

    If you keep it as, "When oranges are fresh they can often keep away a cold virus," it makes it sound as if the oranges themselves keep away the cold virus. Eating the oranges keeps away the virus, not the oranges themselves.

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