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In this section of the final, revise the sentences provided to correct the grammar errors indicated. (In many cases there will be more than one correct alternative to the sentence provided; credit will be given for all correct answers.)

Revise the following word groups to remove all fragments and/or parallelism errors.

1. I like baseball because it is fun and teaches me about the sport. – I like baseball because it is fun sport.

2. The White Sox are really good at the fundamentals of baseball. Which is why they won the World Series in 2005. The White Sox are really good at the fundamentals of baseball. This is why they won the World Series in 2005.

Revise the following word groups to remove all run-on sentences.

3. Studying is hard work many students find they study better when they take regular breaks.- Students find it better to study when they take regular breaks.

4. Some tests are so hard that no one does well on them other tests are too easy and don't really test comprehension. Some tests are hard that no one does well; other test is too easy.

Revise the following sentences so that the subjects and verbs agree with one another.

5. One of my friends want to attend my graduation ceremony. One of my friends wants to attend my graduation ceremony.

6. Seven cats, two monkeys, and a dog plays in the store window. Seven cats, two monkeys, and a dog play in the store window.

Revise the following sentences to remove all pronoun errors.

7. When a police officer fires his gun, he must fill out a lot of paperwork. When a police officer fires a gun, he must fill out a lot of paperwork.

8. When a teacher writes an exam, they think about what aspects of student learning they want to test.

Revise the following sentences to remove all apostrophe errors.

9. Some people know where they parked they're car's, and some dont.

10. I gave you your's, and Im sorry if its broken now.

Revise the following sentences to make one of the existing sentences subordinate to the other.

11. The hurricane destroyed some oil rigs. Fuel prices rose.

12. People know they are going to have to retire. They often don't save enough money to do so comfortably.

Revise the following sentences to remove all errors in the use of quotation marks and all incorrect punctuation.

13. Have you ever read the story "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe? Dave asked.

14. Did the professor say Put down your pencils? Janice asked.


Revise the following sentences to create parallel constructions.

15. To succeed in the new economy, workers will have to learn throughout their careers, adapt to changing circumstances, and self-motivation will be needed.

16. Some students hate math; some students dislike math, and math is liked by other students.

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