Grammar

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Can someone check these for me. I have to correct these sentences under the rule of Punctuation within Sentences-Colon. And if they don't need change I have to write no change.

1. The book had some nice features, such as: a hard-bound cover, a ribbon for a bookmark, andthe author's signature.

My answer: The book had some nice features, such as a hard-bound cover, a ribbon for a bookmark, and the author's signature.

2. German grammar is simple: in that language, there are no exceptions to the rules.

My answer: German grammar is simple: In that language, there are no exceptions to the rules.

3. Her daughter went on a diet that consisted of all fast food: hamburgers, hot dogs, and French fries.

My answer: No change

4. The little boy handed Santa a list that said he wanted: a truck, a train, and a million dollars.

My answer: The little boy handed Santa a list that said he wanted a truck, a train, and a million dollars.

The following sentences need to be under the rule of Punctuation within sentences-dash.If they need no change i have to write no change.

5.Her mind flew so quickly-she had so much to remember-that she forgot to stop at the light.

My answer:No change

6.The gardener-took the hoe and the shovel-and began to plant the flowers.

My answer: The gardener took the hoe and the shovel and began to plant the flowers.

THe following sentences need to be under the rule of Punctuation within sentences-hyphen. If the sentences need no change i have to write no change.

7. You will need to write both short-and long -term goals.

My answer: You will need to write both short-terms and long-term goals.

8. The president-elect of the Rotary Club had the winning lottery ticket.

My answer: The president elect of the Rotary Club had the winning lottery ticket.

9. One half of the student body attended the football game.

My answer: No change

10. The ill defined terms somehow were not clear to her.

My answer: The ill-defined terms somehow were not clear to her.


THese sentences need to be under the rule of Punctuating within sentences parentheses. OR i have to write no change.

11. The police officer checked her rear-view miror when she heard the screeching tires.(Someone had rear-ended her the night before).

My answer:The police officer checked her rear-view miror when she heard the screeching tires(Someone had rear-ended her the night before).

12. You should be able to complete your progam in two (2) years.

My answer: no change.

13. The textbook had recently been revised.(The last revision took place in 1992.)

My answer: The textbook had recently been revised(The last revision took place in 1992).

These sentences need to be under the rule of Punctuation within sentences square brackets. or write no change.
14. The politician argued [in quite a pompus way that the]state government had never been in better hands.

My answer:The politician argued (in quite a pompus way that the)state government had never been in better hands.

15. The sixth-grader had written in his essay that "his school experience had been deploreable [deplorable.]"

my answer:The sixth-grader had written in his essay that "his school experience had been deploreable "[deplorable].






1. The book had some nice features, such as: a hard-bound cover, a ribbon for a bookmark, and the author's signature.

My answer: The book had some nice features, such as a hard-bound cover, a ribbon for a bookmark, and the author's signature. good

2. German grammar is simple: in that language, there are no exceptions to the rules.

My answer: German grammar is simple: In that language, there are no exceptions to the rules. excellent; and you picked up on the need for a capital I.

3. Her daughter went on a diet that consisted of all fast food: hamburgers, hot dogs, and French fries.

My answer: No change good

4. The little boy handed Santa a list that said he wanted: a truck, a train, and a million dollars.

My answer: The little boy handed Santa a list that said he wanted a truck, a train, and a million dollars. good

The following sentences need to be under the rule of Punctuation within sentences-dash.If they need no change i have to write no change.

5.Her mind flew so quickly-she had so much to remember-that she forgot to stop at the light.

My answer:No change good

6.The gardener-took the hoe and the shovel-and began to plant the flowers.

My answer: The gardener took the hoe and the shovel and began to plant the flowers. good

THe following sentences need to be under the rule of Punctuation within sentences-hyphen. If the sentences need no change i have to write no change.

7. You will need to write both short-and long -term goals.

My answer: You will need to write both short-terms and long-term goals.
If you're careful of the spacing, you should write it like this ~~> You will need to write both short- and long-term goals. Do you see the difference?

8. The president-elect of the Rotary Club had the winning lottery ticket.

My answer: The president elect of the Rotary Club had the winning lottery ticket. The original is correct; no change needed.

9. One half of the student body attended the football game.

My answer: No change Written-out fractions need hyphenation: one-half

10. The ill defined terms somehow were not clear to her.

My answer: The ill-defined terms somehow were not clear to her. good


THese sentences need to be under the rule of Punctuating within sentences parentheses. OR i have to write no change.

11. The police officer checked her rear-view miror when she heard the screeching tires.(Someone had rear-ended her the night before).

My answer:The police officer checked her rear-view miror when she heard the screeching tires(Someone had rear-ended her the night before). The original is correct as is.

12. You should be able to complete your progam in two (2) years.

My answer: no change. good

13. The textbook had recently been revised.(The last revision took place in 1992.)

My answer: The textbook had recently been revised(The last revision took place in 1992). The original is correct.

These sentences need to be under the rule of Punctuation within sentences square brackets. or write no change.
14. The politician argued [in quite a pompous way that the]state government had never been in better hands.

My answer:The politician argued (in quite a pompus way that the)state government had never been in better hands. The original looks OK; better yet would be to delete the square brackets.

15. The sixth-grader had written in his essay that "his school experience had been deploreable [deplorable.]"

my answer:The sixth-grader had written in his essay that "his school experience had been deploreable "[deplorable]. No; try this: The sixth-grader had written in his essay that "his school experience had been [deplorable].

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Number 15 = your suggestion is missing the end quote "

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