English Pls Writeacher Help me by checking my work

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Please replace the incorrect words with correct words in the following sentences using AP Style. There may be more than one error per sentence; all sentences contain at least one error. Use correct AP style, punctuation, grammar and spelling errors.)

1. Original: California’s Gubernatorial election attracted one hundred and thirty five candidates, including republicans, democrats, two actors, and a stripper.

Correct: California’s gubernatorial election attracted one hundred and thirty five candidates including Republicans, Democrats, two actors, and a stripper.


2. Original: He lives at 1616 Riverdale Rd.
Correct: He lives at 1616 Riverdale rd.


3. Original: Peoria, Illinois is farther from Madison, Wisc. than it is from Louisville Kent.

Correct: Peoria, Illinois is farther from Madison, Wisconsin than it is from Louisville Kentucky.


4. Original: Tom Brokaw retired as N.B.C.’s anchorperson.

Correct: Tom Brokaw retired as NBC’s anchorperson.


5. Original: Sergeant Major Robert Jones accepted the award from U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer (Demo-Maryland), the congressperson who represents the States fifth district.

Correct: Sgt. Maj. Robert Jones accepted the award from U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer (Demo-Maryland), the Congressperson who represents the State’s Fifth District.


6. Original: Judges on the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a 1st amendment argument by Newspaper Publisher Phillip Graham.

Correct: Judges of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a First Amendment argument by newspaper publisher, Phillip Graham.


7. Original: There is little to do in College Park, MD except attend classes.

Correct: There is little to do in College Park, Maryland except attend classes.


8. Original: “Terrorists will pay for their actions”, V.P. Joe Biden said in a campaign speech last fall.

Correct: “Terrorists will pay for their actions,” Vice President Joe Biden said in a campaign speech last fall.


9. Original: His investments were valued at 11 million dollars, but he couldn't afford .10 for a cup of coffee.

Correct: His investments were valued at 11 million dollars, but he couldn't afford a dime for a cup of coffee.


10. Original: The 14 year old basketball player was already 6 foot 2.

Correct: The 14-year-old basketball player was already 6’2”.

  • English Pls Writeacher Help me by checking my work -

    Your correction for #1 is good so far, but there needs to be one more thing corrected in there.

    #2 - The original is correct.

    #3 is not fully correct yet. Two more commas need to be added.

    #4 and #8 and #10 - Your corrections are good.

    #5 - You have made some good corrections, but there still are errors in there.

    #6 - Your correction has several errors in it.

    #7 - Still one more correction to be made.

    #9 - There are alternatives, but your correction seems good to me.

  • English Pls Writeacher Help me by checking my work -

    #3 is not fully correct yet. Two more commas need to be added.

    writeacher please where do i put the two comma's at because i have been reading through and i don't seem to figure it out.

    #5 - You have made some good corrections, but there still are errors in there.

    #6 - Your correction has several errors in it.

    #7 - Still one more correction to be made.

    Please where is there error part on # 1, 5, 6 and 7 ?

  • English Pls Writeacher Help me by checking my work -

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/hyphen.htm

    In addition to separating a city's name from its state's name with a comma, you need a comma AFTER the state's name unless it's at the end of a sentence.

    EX: Peoria, Illinois, is farther from Madison, Wisconsin, than it is from Louisville, Kentucky.

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