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Verb form and verb tense
8a. Since American Idol premiered on tv, many talented contestants have appeared on the show.
8b. Since American Idol premiered on tv, many talented contestants appeared on the show.
My answer is b

Identifying antecedents
10a. The antecedent in the following sentence is students: Students in online classes have to be organized to keep up with thier assignments.
10b. The antecedent in the followine sentence is class: Students in online classes have to be organized to keep up with thier assignments.
I choose a
11a. The antecedent in the following sentence is Doctors: Doctors should schedule more time for patients so they do not spend so much time in the waiting room.
11b. The antecedent in the following sentence is patients: Doctors should schedule more time for patients so they do not spend so much time in the waiting room.
I choose b

Pronoun-antecedent agreement.
12a. When a driver wants to buy a new vechicle, he or she usually test drives them.
12b. When a driver wants to buy a new vechicle, he or she usually test drives it.
I choose a
13a. Most presenters spoke without looking at his or her notes.
13b. Most presenters spoke wothout looking at their notes.
I choose b
14a. You may rent a movie or a video game for just one night if they are new.
14b. You may rent a movie ro a video game for just one night if it new.
I choose b
15a. Neither the mayor nor the council memebers have filed their reports.
15b. Neither the mayor nor the council memebers have filed his reports.
I choose a
16a. Anyone who requsets a copy of the game may have it for their video library.
16b. Anyone who requests a copy of the game may have it for his or her video library.
I choose b
17a. Each of the applicants must submit his or her completeed form to the interviewer.
17b. Each of the applicsants must submit their complete forms to the interviewer. I choose b

Pronoun case.
18a. My brother knowns more about technology than me.
18b. My brother knows more about technology than I. I choose b
19a. Please send an invitation to Bob and she.
19b. Please send an invitation to Bob amd her.
I choose b
20a. My best freind and I are going to Hawaii this summer.
20b. My best freind and me are going to Hawaii this summer.
I choose b

Pronoun case for who and whom
21a. Who was the star of last year's award-winning movie?
21b. Whom was the star of last year's award-winning movie?
I choose a
22a. To who should we send the letter of commendation?
22b. To whom should we send the letter of commendation?
I choose b
23a. Jon Bon Jovi, who is a well-known singer and actor, also owns an arena football team.
23b. Jon Bon Jovi, whom is a well-known singer and actor.also owns an arena football team.
I choose b

vague pronouns
24a. When the car hit a tree, it made a terrible noise.
24b The car made a terrible noise as it crashed into a tree.
I choose a
I need someone to check this for me it is due mindnight tonight. Thanks for your help if you can help me please.

  • grammar -

    8. is incorrect. You need "have appeared" because this is an ongoing action.

    10. correct
    11. correct

    12. incorrect. The driver test drives a veheicle -- so he drives IT

    13. correct
    14. correct
    15. correct
    16. correct

    17. incorrect. The antecedent is the singular "each."

    18. correct
    19. correct
    20. correct
    21. correct
    22. correct

    23. incorrect. Who is the subject of the verb is.

    24. incorrect. Sentence b doesn't make it clear whether "it" refers to the car or the tree.

  • grammar -

    Ms Sue can you explain your answer like the one's that you correct like 10-23 because I am very confused right now. so will you please explain for me thank you soo much.

  • grammar -

    The way I see it, the correct answer to 20 should be "a"
    "I" am going to Hawaii, not "me" is going to Hawaii - thus:
    My best friend (see spelling!!!) and I are going to Hawaii.

  • grammar -

    I goofed on # 20. Sorry. Anonymous is correct.

  • grammar -

    "errare humanum est" !!
    I think it shows exceptional courage for a teacher to admit making a mistake. Ms. Sue, you are to be admired for that!

  • grammar -

    I guess that should have read:
    "......for a teacher to admit having made a mistake"

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