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Ms Sue your a good pesron and a good teacher to admitt that you was wrong and I admire you for that. I am still confused. I don't know what is right or wrong on this and I am getting freaked out on this. So please send me some explanation on the answer that you chose please.

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    I'm working on explanations for your correct answers -- and should post them within a half hour.

  • grammar -

    I'm glad you're pursuing this, not just looking for answers. :-)

    You may find this site useful in the future.

    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/

    Here's the post to which you refer. I've added explanations for those you had correct.

    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
    It's the students who need to be organized, not the classes. Therefore "students" is the antecedent of "their."

    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
    Who is spending time in the waiting room? Obviously it's the patients, so b. is correct.

    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
    Presenters is the antecedent, so the plural, their, is correct.

    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 is new.
    I choose b.
    The antecedent of "it" is "movie or a video." Two singular subjects joined by "or" is always singular, so needs the singular pronoun, "it."

    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
    "Council members" is plural, even though it's joined to mayor by "or." Since the plural noun is closest to the pronoun, the pronoun must also be plural.

    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
    "Anyone" is the antecedent and is singular. Therefore, the pronoun must also be singular -- his or her.

    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
    This is a tough one because many people use the wrong pronoun in this type of construction. The sentence really means: My brother knows more about technology than I do. You wouldn't say than me do.

    19a. Please send an invitation to Bob and she.
    19b. Please send an invitation to Bob amd her.
    I choose b
    "Bob and her" are the objects of the preposition "to." An easy way to check this one is to omit "Bob and." Send an invitation to me.

    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
    "Who" is the subject of the verb "was." Since "whom" is an object pronoun, it is wrong to use it as a subject.

    22a. To who should we send the letter of commendation?
    22b. To whom should we send the letter of commendation?
    I choose b
    "Whom" is an object pronoun and in this sentence is the object of the preposition "to."

    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.


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    grammar - Ms. Sue, Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 9:51pm
    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.

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    Join stock, limit liability company, partnertship, and sole property examples of business.

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