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Homework Help: grammar check

Posted by Tom on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 9:46am.

Please check and let me know which ones are wrong Thank you Tom

31.I had hoped the police would blame Bruce, not ___.
_x_ me
__ myself
__ mineself
__I

32.Some interviewers ____ have a clear sense of what they want in an employee, ask very tough questions.
__ who
_x_, who
__ which
__ that

33.A venture capitalist has to be willing to take risks when ___ invests ___ money.
__ they /their
__ he / his
__ she /her
_x_ he or she /his or her


34.Many times people will ask a writer where ____ gets ____ ideas.
__ they/their.
__ he/his
__ she/her
__x he or she/his or her

Part III: Revision
Revise the sentences provided to correct the grammar errors indicated. (In many cases there will be more than one correct alternative to the sentence provided; credit will be given for all correct answers.)

Revise the following word groups to remove all fragments.

35.There are two reasons why. I like baseball. It is fun. And for the good exercise.
MY A.
There are two reasons why I like baseball because it is fun and for good exercise.
My A.
There are two reasons why I like baseball: It is fun and for the good exercise.

36.The White Sox are really good at the fundamentals of baseball. Which is why they won the World Series in 2005.

A.
The White Sox are really good at the fundamentals of baseball, which is why they won the world series in 2005.

Revise the following word groups to remove all run-on sentences.

37.Studying is hard work many students find they study better when they take regular breaks.

A.
Studying is hard work. Many students find they study better when they take regular breaks.

38.Some tests are so hard that no one does well on them other tests are too easy and don't really test comprehension.
A.
Some tests are so hard that no one does well on them, while other tests are too easy and don't really test comprehension

Revise the following sentences so that the subjects and verbs agree with one another.

39.One of my friends want to attend my graduation ceremony.

A.
One of my friends wanted to attend my graduation ceremony.

40.Seven cats, two monkeys, and a dog plays in the store window.

A.
Seven cats, two monkeys, and a dog play in the store window.


Revise the following sentences to remove all pronoun errors.

41.When a police officer fires his gun, he must fill out a lot of paperwork.

A.
When a police officer fires his or her gun, he or she must fill out a lot of paperwork.



42.When a teacher writes an exam, they think about what aspects of student learning they want to test.
A.
When teachers write exams, they think about what aspects of student learning they want to test.

Revise the following sentences to remove all apostrophe errors.

43.Some people know where they parked they're car's, and some dont.

A.
Some people know where they parked their cars, and some don’t.


44.I gave you your's, and Im sorry if its broken now.
A.
I gave you yours, and I’m sorry if it’s broken now.

Revise the following sentences to make one of the existing sentences subordinate to the other.

45.The hurricane destroyed some oil rigs. Fuel prices rose.
A.
The hurricane destroyed some oil rigs and the fuel prices rose.

46.People know they are going to have to retire. They often don't save enough money to do so comfortably.
A.
People know they are going to have to retire but they often don’t save enough money to do so comfortably.

Revise the following sentences to remove all errors in the use of quotation marks and all incorrect punctuation.

47.Have you ever read the story "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe? Dave asked.

A.
“Have you ever read the story ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ by Edgar Allan Poe?” Dave asked.

48.Did the professor say Put down your pencils? Janice asked.
A.
“Did the professor say ‘Put down your pencils’?” Janice asked.

Revise the following sentences to create parallel constructions.

49.To succeed in the new economy, workers will have to learn throughout their careers, adapt to changing circumstances, and self-motivation will be needed.
A.
To succeed in the new economy workers will have to learn throughout their careers, adapt to changing circumstances, and self- motivation will be needed.

50.Some students hate math, some students dislike math, and math is liked by other students.

A.
Some students hate math, some students dislike math, and some students like math.

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