April 20, 2014

Homework Help: Writing

Posted by Edward on Friday, May 28, 2010 at 12:46pm.

Part III: Revision
In this section of the final, 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.

36. 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.

38. Some tests are so hard that no one does well on them 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.

40. Seven cats, two monkeys, and a dog plays 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.

42. When a teacher writes an exam, 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.

44. I gave you your's, and Im sorry if its 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.

46. People know they are going to have to retire. 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. I believe, Jack remarked, that the best time of year to visit Europe is in the spring. At least that's what I read in a book entitled Guide to Europe.

48. When did Roosevelt say, We have nothing to fear but fear itself?

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.

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

Part IV: Punctuation
In this section of the final, insert appropriate commas and semicolons in the following sentences. In the space provided, indicate the number of marks you added. Write 0 if you add none.

51. Rich accepted the position in May but took a leave of absence in July.

52. Ms. Daily’s accounting service was an immediate success consequently she is considering opening a second office.

53. Charles Goodyear failed to benefit from the rubber process he invented and he died in poverty.

54. Procter and Gamble which made a fortune with Ivory soap discovered the formula by accident.

55. Many of our employees moreover would like to take the advanced word processing class.

Part V: Word choice
In this section of the final, write the letter of the word that correctly completes each sentence.

56. Following directions carefully will (a) insure, (b) ensure a smooth installation.

57. The restaurant was (a) cited, (b) sited, (c) sighted for health code violations last year.

58. This frozen yogurt has (a) less, (b) fewer calories than your ice cream.

59. The president was (a) all together, (b) altogether pleased with the vote of Congress

60. Robert Cannon was quite (a) complementary, (b) complimentary in discussing the other team members.

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