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Subject-verb agreement A
1a. Did you know a famous animal-rights activist has criticized horseracing because of the dangers involved? 1b. Did you know a famous animal-rights activist have criticized horseracing because of the dangers involved
Subject-verb agreement B
2a. Peer editing academic papers require critical-thinking skills and diplomacy.
2b. Peer editing academic papers requires critical-thinking skills and diplomacy.
Subject-verb agreement A
3a. Vitamins that are sold in a health-food store are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.
3b. Vitamins that are sold in a health-food store is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.
Using regular and irregular verbs A
4a. John has become a rather good actor.
4b. John has became a rather good actor.
Using regular and irregular verbs A
5a. Some athletes have taken drug tests to prove they are not on steroids.
5b. Some athletes have took drug tests to prove they are not on steroids.
Using regular and irregular verbs B
6a. I lay my book on the table, but now I cannot find it.
6b. I laid my book on the table, but now I cannot find it.
Using the correct form of be and have in the present tense B
7a. I was interested in working on the presidential campaign if the opportunity still exists.
7b. I am interested in working on the presidential campaign if the opportunity still exists.
Verb form and verb tense B
8a. Since American Idol premiered on television, many talented contestants have appeared on the show.
8b. Since American Idol premiered on television, many talented contestants appeared on the show.
Verb form and verb tense A
9a. The ancient Egyptians built pyramids as burial sites for their leaders.
9b. The ancient Egyptians have built pyramids as burial sites for their leaders.
Identifying antecedents A
10a. The antecedent in the following sentence is students: Students in online classes have to be organized to keep up with their assignments.
10b. The antecedent in the following sentence is class: Students in online classes have to be organized to keep up with their assignments.
Identifying antecedents B
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.
Pronoun-antecedent agreement B
12a. When a driver wants to buy a new vehicle, he or she usually test drives them. 12b. When a driver wants to buy a new vehicle, he or she usually test drives it.
Pronoun-antecedent agreement B
13a. Most presenters spoke without looking at his or her notes.
13b. Most presenters spoke without looking at their notes.
Pronoun-antecedent agreement 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 or a video game for just one night if it is new.
Pronoun-antecedent agreement with indefinite pronouns A
15a. Neither the mayor nor the council members have filed their reports.
15b. Neither the mayor nor the council members have filed his reports.
Pronoun-antecedent agreement with indefinite pronouns B
16a. Anyone who requests 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.
Pronoun-antecedent agreement with indefinite pronouns A
17a. Each of the applicants must submit his or her completed form to the interviewer.
17b. Each of the applicants must submit their completed forms to the interviewer.
Pronoun case A
18a. My brother knows more about technology than me.
18b. My brother knows more about technology than I.
Pronoun case B
19a. Please send an invitation to Bob and she.
19b. Please send an invitation to Bob and her.
Pronoun case A
20a. My best friend and I are going to Hawaii this summer.
20b. My best friend and me are going to Hawaii this summer.
Pronoun case for who and whom A
21a. Who was the star of last year’s award-winning movie?
21b. Whom was the star of last year’s award-winning movie?
Pronoun case for who and whom B
22a. To who should we send the letter of commendation?
22b. To whom should we send the letter of commendation?
Pronoun case for who and whom A
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.
Vague pronouns A
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.

  • english -

    Singular subject = singular verb
    You is singular, therefore the verb ( has criticized) is incorrect.

    Correct would be "you have criticized."

    Peer editing is singular...therefore the verb must be singular. Which is singular "require" or "requires"?

    Vitamins is plural...therefore the verb must be plural. Which is plural "are" or "is"?
    Subject-verb agreement A
    1a. Did you know a famous animal-rights activist has criticized horseracing because of the dangers involved? 1b. Did you know a famous animal-rights activist have criticized horseracing because of the dangers involved
    Subject-verb agreement B
    2a. Peer editing academic papers require critical-thinking skills and diplomacy.
    2b. Peer editing academic papers requires critical-thinking skills and diplomacy.
    Subject-verb agreement A
    3a. Vitamins that are sold in a health-food store are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.
    3b. Vitamins that are sold in a health-food store is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

  • english -

    The regular and irregular verb section is correct. (4,5,and 6)

    Check out the site below for rules on use of Lay and Lie
    http://www.chompchomp.com/rules/irregularrules02.htm

    The section on Verb Tense (7, 8, and 9) needs some work... Check out use of the Perfect tenses at this site.

    http://www.learnenglish.de/grammar/tensetext.htm

  • english -

    #10 is correct. Students have to be organized to keep up their classes...not the classes have to be organized.


    Identifying antecedents A
    10a. The antecedent in the following sentence is students: Students in online classes have to be organized to keep up with their assignments.
    10b. The antecedent in the following sentence is class: Students in online classes have to be organized to keep up with their assignments.

    B is correct because it is the patients who should not be waiting.
    Identifying antecedents B
    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.

    #13 and 14 are correct.

  • english -

    #'s 12 through 17 are correct.

    # 18 - I is a nominative case pronoun and is used as a subject. Me is an objective case pronoun and is used as an object.

    #'s 19 through 23 are correct.

    Look at #24, and ask yourself -what made the noise, the car or the tree.

  • english -

    Since American Idol premiered on television, many talented contestants have appeared on the show.

  • english -

    Student Code of Academic Integrity...please refer to it. Remember Plagarism can get you expelled along with a failing grade and dropped. This assignment is from week 9, come on it is your last week of the first block.

  • english -

    SOMETIMES YOU NEED HELP ... NOT THE ANSWERS!

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