posted by peter on .
Section I: Make all necessary corrections to the following sentences. If a sentence has no errors, mark it correct as written:
I did it but need reassurance.
first sentence is teachers the second one is mine.
1. I’ve always wanted to go to college, it is something my mother wished she had done.
1. I have always wanted to go to college; it is something my mother wished she had done.
2. A wise consumer shops carefully to make the best possible use of their money.
2. A wise consumer shops carefully to make the best possible use of its money.
3. A childs life should focus on daily routines that provide fun and education.
3. A child's life should focus on daily routines that provide fun and education.
4. I am not sure what affect the medication will have on my ability to concentrate.
4. I am not sure of what effects will the medication have on my ability to concentrate.
5. The power was out for two days most of the food in my refrigerator spoiled.
5. The power was out for two days. Most of the food in my refrigerator spoiled.
6. Yet could find only part-time employment.
6. Yet, I could only find part-time employment.
1, 3, 4, and 5 are fine. (I would have joined the two clauses in #5 with a comma and "and" though!)
2. Is a consumer an "it"?
6. No comma needed after "Yet" -- only the addition of a subject is needed, which you did.
Errors in the use of punctuation marks - Semicolons and Colons
Three states have counties named Fairfield: Connecticut, Ohio, and South Carolina.
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Robert Redford was not the film maker's first choice to play the Sundance Kid: he got the part after Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen, and Warren Beaty had turned it down.
When mustaches are fashionable, orders increase for: mustache combs, brushes, and wax.