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All of the following are writing strategies associated with editing except checking your spelling. cleaning up formatting. developing a subtopic. fixing punctuation errors.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:49am
How do I make this more positive? Dear renter: Effective march 1, the rent for your parking space will go up $10 a month. However, our parking lot is still not the most expensive in town. Many of you have asked us to provide better snow and ice removal and to post signs saying...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 8:42am
He is a good cook. (What does this sentence above mean? Which ones are similar to this sentence among the following?) 1. He can cook very well. 2. He cooks well. 3. He really cooks well. 4. He does cook well. 5. He cooks very well. 6. He does cook very well. 7. He is a ...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 7:02am
Do you know when to ride a bike? Do you know when you should ride a bike? - 1. Yes, I do. I have to ride a bike between 5 and 7 p.m. - 2. Yes, I do. I should ride a bike during the daytime. - 3. Yes, I do. I must ride a bike on weekends. (Are both the questions and answers ...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6:38am
EXPLAIN WHAT YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP ? THEN WRITE A LOVE SONG ABOUT SOMEONE YOU HAVE A CRUSH ON PLEASE HELP ME I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS I DO NOT KNOW WHAT DO TO NOW
Monday, April 21, 2014 at 11:16pm
i have an assignment and i have already finished it. which is on writing a film review and there are 5 paragraphs to it so i already wrote the 4 paras but in the last paragraph it says you have to write two sub points and 2 descriptive evidences on how this connects to the ...
Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:41pm
Indicate where each aspect of an index card should be placed when researching. Match the letter that corresponds to one of the items below to the correct location (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5) on an index card A.) Page number B.) Title of card (aspect of subject) C.) Paraphrase D.) ...
Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:18pm
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Memo Edit Today, Rite Properties needs to send a memo to the residents of The Plaza, an apartment complex they own. Review the memo thoroughly, then edit it for writing style (cohesion, concision, clarity, diction, and variety) AND professional tone and voice. (Think about the...
Monday, April 21, 2014 at 4:33pm
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Concision Rewrite the sentences using concision techniques (replacing phrases with words, combining sentences, etc.) discussed in class to simply these wordy sentences. 1. Critics cannot avoid employing complex and abstract technical terms if they are to successfully analyze ...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 11:27pm
i need help on a few questions from the book October sky/rocket boys so here they are: -name of the rockets (through chapters 1-8) and why did they name them that ? -what does sonny name his new launching site -who is valentine -why is the football team so upset -how does ...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 8:21pm
Recently, a university surveyed recent graduates of the English Department for their starting salaries. Four hundred graduates returned the survey. The average salary was $25,577. The population standard deviation is $2,566. What is the 95% confidence interval for the mean ...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 5:41pm
English Help Please!!!
Cohesion and Coherency/Sentence Variety This short paragraph has two distinct problems. First, to improve cohesion, rewrite these sentences so that old information is at the beginning of each sentence. Second, combine sentences and/or provide transitions to improve the ...
Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 12:51am
The Great Gatsby Why did daisy and Tom spend a year in France Answer Are They wanted their little girl to learn French There was no reason Tom's family bought a house in Paris Thanks
Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10:25pm
1.) Anyone can publish information on the Internet without fact-checking it. A.) True************************ B.) False 2.) Public records are most likely to contain valid information than secondhand reports. A.) True******************************** B.) False 3.) The ...
Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 3:41pm
A comparison of the poems "quickdraw" and "the farmers bride"! Discuss the techniques used, analyse the language/structure/form explore layers of meaning and comment on the effect of the reader. E.G compare how the poets use verbs or metaphore or imagery or...
Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 1:54pm
1. If you think you can, you can. 2. If you think you can't, you can't. --------------------- What is the difference between 'can' and 'can't' in the sentence in pronunciation?
Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 1:13am
1. I don't read the novel yet. 2. I cannot start to do the work yet. 3. I will not open the bottle yet. 4. I don't want to go there yet. ------------- Are they all grammatical?
Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:24pm
1. Plant the potato pieces deep in the ground. 2. Plant the pieces of potato deep in the ground. 3. Plant the pieces of potatoes deep in the ground. (Which one is grammatical?)
Friday, April 18, 2014 at 1:57am
1. Take exercise on a regular basis, and you will be a happy person. 2. Earn a lot of money, and you will be a happy person. 3. Drive in the country, and you will be a happy person. 4. Play the violin, and you will be a happy person. 5. Play soccer with your friends, and you ...
Friday, April 18, 2014 at 1:54am
1. The doctor said I can't play soccer for a month. 2. The doctor said I couldn't play soccer for a month. (Are both grammatical? What is the difference between the two sentence? Thank you.)
Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:02pm
The question is What sources cited or quoted, and if so, to what effect? This is the paragraph: A few months back, while I was giving a workshop on LGBTQIA identities and safety, someone brought up the George Zimmerman trial. In the midst of our discussion, a white participant...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:29am
English Please Help!!
I am trying add the tone to this passage to my essay. The "tone" is admiring her mother. I am drawing a blank and don't know what or where to add the tone. Passage: Lastly, Schultz shares that for a long time she was unable to look at the shells and that she ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:11pm
according to one count , the letter e makes up 1/8 of a typical document written in English a document contains 2800 letters . about how many letters in the document are not e ?
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 9:39pm
write each vocabulary words in a syllable and indicate stress marks ? here are the words 1.auxiliary 2. candid 3. cubicle 4. drudgery 5.envoy 6.escalate 7.expedient 8.feign 9.flair 10.grievous 11.heterogeneous 12.horde 13.impel 14.incredulous 15. inscribe 16.monologue 17....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:23pm
My Essay: A Mothers Sense of Wonder To lose a loved one is very hard to bear, but to lose a parent can be very heart-wrenching for a child at any age. Connie Schultz wrote My Moms Wonderful, Pinch Me Life, which was published in 2012, in the...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 6:43pm
write each vocabulary words in a syllable and indicate stress marks ? here are the words 1.assurance 2. asylum 3. console 4. dilate 5.dross 6.dwindle 7.flippant 8. immunity 9.institute 10. liability 11.preposterous 12.pugnacious 13. rabid 14.realm 15. rejuvenate 16. remunerate...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 5:22pm
1. Which of the following choices is a strategy that could help with time management? A. Spending most of the day on leisure activities. B. Doing homework in every spare moment. C. Cutting back on sleep. D. Creating a list of tasks to be completed daily.* 2. What is a planner...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 4:36pm
Hello. Please help me to formulate the assignment correctly: "Speak on the question from the theoretical course in Indo-European Lexicology: The native word-stock of Indo-European languages", The course is Indo-European Lexicology, the native word-stock... is one of ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 1:53pm
An invincible team is one that has never know ? A. The joy of victory B. The agony of defeat C. The fear of flying D. Injury or illness I am thinking it could be letter D
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 1:35pm
1. Can I have something to drink? 2. Can I drink something to drink? 3. Can I get something to drink? 4. Can I take something to drink? ------------------ What is the meaning of 'have' in #1? 'Have' has a lot of meaning. Does 'have' mean 'drink'...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 8:31am
1. After about 15 minutes, take off the shape. 2. In about 15 minutes, take off the shape. -------------------- Which one is right? Do we have to use 'After' or "In'? Thank you for your help.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:03am
1. You can use it on almost everything--pants, bags and shoes. 2. You can use it on almost everything such as pants, bags and shoes. (What is the function of '--' here? Does #1 mean #2?)
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:01am
Look back at "failing infrastructure" write a letter to your state representative describing an infrastructure problem in your community and urging swift action. thoroughly describe the problem and it's solution, explaining why it is vital to take action ...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:49pm
Posted by rfvv on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:32pm. What will Sonya's family do this weekend? 1. They will plant potatoes. 2. Her family will plant potatoes. (Are both grammatical? Which answer is common?) ----------------- 1. On weekends what do Sonya and her family do...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:05pm
What will Sonya's family do this weekend? 1. They will plant potatoes. 2. Her family will plant potatoes. (Are both grammatical? Which answer is common?) ----------------- 1. On weekends what do Sonya and her family do? 2. On weekends what do Sonya and her family members ...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:32pm
How many are there in Sonya's family? 1. There are four in her family:her father, mother, her little sister and her. 2. There are four in her family:her father, mother, her little sister and she. 3. There are four in her family:her father, mother, her little sister and ...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:19pm
My brother must have had the angels watching over him yesterday. As he __________ from branch to branch like a monkey in a tree, he __________ thirty feet and all he got was a scratched toe. A. swang; had fallen B. swung; fallen C. is swinging; falls D. was swinging; fell D
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:28pm
Which sentence is preferable? A. A student must see their advisor before registering for the following semester. B. A student must see his advisor before registering for the following semester. C. Students must see their advisor before registering for the following semester. D...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:27pm
Which sentence is preferable? A. Everyone did his work quietly. B. Each person did their work quietly. C. Everyone did their work quietly. D. Everyone worked quietly. D
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:26pm
Kristen is a prolific writer. She __________ a couple books of poetry and about a hundred short stories. Someday she __________ as famous as Edgar Allen Poe. A. was writing; will be B. has written; would be C. had written; would be D. has written; will be B
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:21pm
When preparing to write a summary, you should: A. highlight all main and major ideas after thoroughly reading the article. B. highlight descriptive language and examples. C. take careful notes as you read the article the first time. D. complete outside research. A
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:20pm
Which sentence is preferable? A. One of the students at the school has given up her scholarship. B. One of the students at the school has given up their scholarship. C. One of the students at the school has given up a scholarship. D. One of the students at the school has given...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:15pm
Identify the part of speech or the form of a part of speech in the underlined portion of the next sentence. The children steadily eased themselves into the cold water of the neighborhood pool. A. common noun B. proper noun C. pronoun D. adjective underlined is themselves C
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:12pm
Usually Janice __________ part time at the local community college, but this summer she __________ away to grad school. A. teach; is going B. teaches; goes C. teaches; be going D. teaches; is going D
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:11pm
Which of the following statements is true of a summary? article. topic. A. A summary condenses the main points of an article. B. A summary is quicker and easier to write than a longer original C. A summary should not include evaluation and criticism. D. A summary should direct...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:11pm
Identify the sentence that uses the present perfect progressive tense correctly. A. Charlene is feeling sick today. B. Charlene was sick. C. Charlene has been feeling sick lately. D. Charlene feels sick. C
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:00pm
Which sentence is correct? A. The company closed their offices. B. The company closed its offices. C. The company closed it's offices. D. The company closed there offices. C
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:59pm
Identify the correct sentence. A. I did my homework when the doorbell was ringing. B. I do my homework when the doorbell is ringing. C. I was doing my homework when the doorbell rang. D. I was doing my homework when the doorbell rung C
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:55pm
Identify the correct sentence. A. When you will come to Florida next week, we can go out for dinner. B. When you come to Florida next week, we can go out for dinner. C. When you are coming to Florida next week, we can go out to dinner. D. When you be coming to Florida next ...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:55pm
Which sentence is correct? A. Has everyone brought their stapler? B. Neither of the girls brought their book to class. C. None of the glasses were in its place. D. Some of the children forgot their notebooks. D
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:54pm
Paraphrase this line by line: I don't understand this.. In tragedy, man is a paradox in a paradoxical existence. Fallible and vulnerable in his mortal finity, he is yet capable of transcendent greatness. Freely exercising his will (a passive hero is pathetic rather than ...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:53pm
When I __________ to pay my restaurant bill, I realized I __________ my credit card at home. A. try; forget B. tried; have forgotten C. tried; had forgotten D. tried; had forgot C
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:51pm
can you please help me on word study with writing with idioms ? 1. sick as a dog 2. the best of both worlds 3. under the weather 4. nest eggs 5. when pigs fly 6. slip through the cracks 7. go to seed 8 . thorn in your side 9. turn over a new leaf 10. fifth wheel 11. pitch in ...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:21pm
1. Which of the following sentences uses capitalization CORRECTLY? (1 point) A.) You can find the complete list of Senators online. B.) Have you ever read The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling? C.)The Maryland Blue Crabs have become a symbol of the state. I think it is B..? 2...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:15am
1. They didn't have green leaves yet. 2. She didn't finish her homework yet. 3. He didn't clean the room yet. 4. She didn't read the book yet. (Are all the sentences grammatical?)
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 1:25am
1. I didn't read Harry Potter yet. 2. I haven't read Harry Potter yet. 3. I don't know anything yet. 4. I didn't know anything yet. 5. He is not singing yet. 6. He was not singing yet. (Which ones are grammatical?)
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 12:06am
A body paragraph in an essay is one that: A. expounds upon the thesis of the essay. B. brings closure to the piece. C. features footnoted information. D. introduces the ideas that will be covered in the essay. A
Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9:51pm
Carla and __________ don't think it is a good idea for __________ girls to go to Tom's Halloween party tomorrow night. A. them; us B. they; we C. them; we D. they; us c
Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9:50pm
The topic sentence of a body paragraph: A. introduces the thesis statement. B. outlines one thesis point. C. is developed during the proofreading step. D. summarizes the essays main points. D
Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9:41pm
Which of the following is a compound sentence? A. After it began to rain, he could not find his umbrella. B. They met after work for a game of tennis. C. She liked her neighbors, but she rarely saw them. D. The afternoon meeting extended into the evening hours. A
Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9:38pm
Which of the following is a complex sentence? A. She was invited to the party, but she had already made other plans. B. He wasnt hungry because he had a late lunch. C. The dog followed her around the apartment all day long. D. Initially, the conference seemed unimportant...
Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9:33pm
Choose the correct sentence. A. Whom do you think you are? B. Give the ledger to Mr. Bon or me. C. Either me or you should win first place. D. The secret is between Joe and I. B
Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9:19pm
Choose the version of the sentence below that has correctly placed modifiers. A. Coughing and sputtering, Alan steered the old car to the side of the road. B. The old car was coughing and sputtering as Alan steered it to the side of the road. C. The car Alan was driving ...
Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9:17pm
Juanita sent the two __________ reports to __________ yesterday afternoon. A. technicians'; headquarters B. technicians; headquarter's C. technician's; headquarters' D. technicians'; headquarters' A
Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9:14pm
A dependent clause and an independent clause joined together form a: A. compound sentence. B. simple sentence. C. compound-complex sentence. D. complex sentence. D
Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9:09pm
A sentence that consists of two or more main clauses and no subordinate clause is a: A. compound sentence. B. compound-complex sentence. C. complex sentence. D. simple sentence A
Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9:07pm
Next year (sophomore year) I'm taking the following courses: Honors Algebra II/Trig Spanish III Health AP Biology Honors English AP World History Is AP Bio and world history hard? or no it's not just the exam. Please tell me because this is my first year taking AP.
Monday, April 14, 2014 at 8:00pm