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Read the following sentences, and focus on the grammar area specified in the left column. Then, complete Appendix H by selecting the correct sentence (a or b) for each number and providing an explanation of why you made that choice.

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    Comprehensive Grammar CheckPoint
    Read the following sentences, and focus on the grammar area specified in the left column. Then, complete Appendix H by selecting the correct sentence (a or b) for each number and providing an explanation of why you made that choice.
    Subject-verb agreement
    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
    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
    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
    4a. John has become a rather good actor.
    4b. John has became a rather good actor.
    Using regular and irregular verbs
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    12a. When a driver wants to buy a new vehicle, he or she usually test drives them.
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    12b. When a driver wants to buy a new vehicle, he or she usually test drives it.
    Pronoun-antecedent agreement
    13a. Most presenters spoke without looking at his or her notes.
    13b. Most presenters spoke without looking at their notes.
    Pronoun-antecedent agreement
    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
    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
    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
    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
    18a. My brother knows more about technology than me.
    18b. My brother knows more about technology than I.
    Pronoun case
    19a. Please send an invitation to Bob and she.
    19b. Please send an invitation to Bob and her.
    Pronoun case
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.
    Vague pronouns
    25a. Air pollution normally increases along with population growth. This increasing pollution is a big problem for many cities.
    25b. Air pollution normally increases along with population growth. This is a big problem for many cities.

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    I believe the answers are
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    I'll get you started on a couple of these:

    Subject-verb agreement
    1a. Did you know a famous animal-rights activist has criticized horseracing because of the dangers involved? correct; "activist" is a singular noun (the subject) and "has criticized" is a singular verb form to match the subject.
    1b. Did you know a famous animal-rights activist have criticized horseracing because of the dangers involved? incorrect; "activist" is singular, but "have" is plural in form.

    Vague pronouns
    25a. Air pollution normally increases along with population growth. This increasing pollution is a big problem for many cities. correct; the subject phrase "This increasing pollution" leaves no doubt about what "this" revers to.
    25b. Air pollution normally increases along with population growth. This is a big problem for many cities. incorrect; the word "This" could be referring to either "air pollution" or to "population growth."

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    ...refers to

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    Comprehensive Grammar CheckPoint
    Read the following sentences, and focus on the grammar area specified in the left column. Then, complete Appendix H by selecting the correct sentence (a or b) for each number and providing an explanation of why you made that choice.
    Subject-verb agreement
    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
    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
    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
    4a. John has become a rather good actor.
    4b. John has became a rather good actor.
    Using regular and irregular verbs
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    12a. When a driver wants to buy a new vehicle, he or she usually test drives them.
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    12b. When a driver wants to buy a new vehicle, he or she usually test drives it.
    Pronoun-antecedent agreement
    13a. Most presenters spoke without looking at his or her notes.
    13b. Most presenters spoke without looking at their notes.
    Pronoun-antecedent agreement
    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
    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
    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
    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
    18a. My brother knows more about technology than me.
    18b. My brother knows more about technology than I.
    Pronoun case
    19a. Please send an invitation to Bob and she.
    19b. Please send an invitation to Bob and her.
    Pronoun case
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.
    Vague pronouns
    25a. Air pollution normally increases along with population growth. This increasing pollution is a big problem for many cities.
    25b. Air pollution normally increases along with population growth. This is a big problem for many cities.

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