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Select the letter of the best correction for the run-on below.

Perhaps Eric first saw Greenland in midsummer when it was really green.

A. Perhaps Eric first saw Greenland in midsummer it was really green.
B. Perhaps, Eric first saw Greenland in midsummer before it was really green.
C. Perhaps Eric first saw Greenland in
midsummer when it was really green.
D. Perhaps Eric first saw Greenland in midsummer; it being really green.

I think it's C?

Select the letter of the best correction for the fragment below.

When Eric founded settlements in Greenland, which may have lasted for 500 years.

A. Eric founded settlements in Greenland that may have lasted for 500 years.
B. Eric founded settlements in Greenland, they may have lasted for 500 years.
C. Eric founded settlements in Greenland, which may have lasted for 500 years.
D. Eric, founding settlements in Greenland, may have lasted for 500 years.

I think it's C?

  • English - ,

    The first is correct.

    I don't think the second one needs a comma, making A correct.

    However, please check back here in a couple of hours. If I'm wrong, I'm sure someone will correct me.

  • English - ,

    Okay thanks!
    How about this one:

    Eric's son Leif, who explored part of North America, which Norse lore refers to as Vinland.

    A. Eric's son Leif explored part of North America, which Norse lore refers to as Vinland.
    B. Eric's son Leif, who explored part of North America;Norse lore refers to as Vinland.
    C. Eric's son Leif explored part of North America and Norse lore refers to this region as Vinland.
    D. Eric's son Leif explored part of North America that Norse lore refers to as this region as Vinland.

    I think it's A?

  • English - ,

    A is right. :-)

  • English - ,

    Thanks!

    I need reassurance about this one

    Which of the following words would be best to use to describe a setting?

    A. very hot
    B. really cold
    C. blistering
    D. particularly warm

    I'm thinking it's C?

  • English - ,

    I agree.

  • English - ,

    Last one:

    All of the following describe theme EXCEPT:

    A. insight into human life
    B. main paint of a story
    C. controlling idea
    D. main conflict

    I think it's D?

  • English - ,

    Please do not switch screen names.

    I agree.

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