Posted by Bob on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 7:49am.
1)Mail travels overseas on airplanes
action travels correct
2)Mail also can go overseas by boats
action go almost; "can" is the helping verb used with "go" here
3)Boats are slower but less expensive
linking slower Can you slower? No. So it's not a verb! In this sentence, the verb is "are" -- a linking verb.
4)Most people send their mail overseas by airplane
action send correct
5)Boats might take weeks for the trip across the ocean
linking take almost; "take" is the verb, but it's not a linking verb; there's a helping verb here. Do you see it?
6)Boats were once the only form of transportation.
action transportation WAY off!
7)The post office can use truck,trains,and planes to move mail
action move incorrect
8)In the past, horses have carried mail across the country
action carried almost correct; what's the helping verb being used with "carried"?
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