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Homework Help: Grammer question

Posted by LINDA on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 7:28pm.

could some check my homework please
1. Cats, unlike dogs and fond of sitting on laps.
__ Sentence fragment This is a fragment, it is not a complete sentence.
__ Comma splice
_XX_ Run-on sentence
__ Complete sentence (contains no error)

2.I don't know what you want me to do, the directions are not clear.
__ Sentence fragment
_XX_ Comma splice
__ Run-on sentence
__ Complete sentence (contains no error)

3.While I like bacon, it is not good for me.
__ Sentence fragment
__ Comma splice
__ Run-on sentence
_XX_ Complete sentence (contains no error)

4.I like chocolate she likes butterscotch.
__ Sentence fragment
__ Comma splice
_XX_ Run-on sentence
__ Complete sentence (contains no error)

Identify the pronoun error in each of the following sentences.

5.When one buys insurance, you need to be clear about your needs.
__ Pronoun shift in number
_XX_ Pronoun shift in person
__ Ambiguous reference
__ No error

6.The teacher said they were going to grade the test over the weekend.
__ Pronoun shift in number
_XX_ Pronoun shift in person
__ Ambiguous reference
__ No error

7.Sally told Janice that she made the honor role.
__ Pronoun shift in number
__ Pronoun shift in person
__ Ambiguous reference Because she could refer to either girl, and it is not clear which one.
_XX_ No error

8.The new employees worked long hours, hoping that doing so would advance their career.
__ Pronoun shift in number
__ Pronoun shift in person
_XX_ Ambiguous reference
__ No error

9.Dave hoped that __ and Steve would win the tennis tournament.
_XX_ him
__ himself
__ he
__ his

10.Lisa hoped that Shelly had remembered to ask her mother for the chocolate chip cookies.
__ Pronoun shift in number
__ Pronoun shift in person
__ Ambiguous reference
_XX_ No error

Identify the location or locations where apostrophe errors occur:

11.When we we're (A) on our way home, we were (B) eager to get they're (C).
__Only A
__Only B
__Only C
_XX_A and C

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