February 22, 2017

Homework Help: grammar

Posted by bill on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 11:46pm.

Grammar Exercise 4 To Be Distributed to Students in Week Seven

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 Please buy three half gallon containers of ice cream for the party.
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.


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